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2-Day Mt. Popa & Salay Experience, Myanmar

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Duration

2 Days 1 Night

Group Size

Max 20 People

Guide

English Speaking Station Guide

Pick Up Time

8:00 am

Pick Up Point

Hotel In Bagan

Drop Off Point

Hotel In Bagan

Validity

All Year Round (private Tour – Daily Departure)

Description

Explore the countryside of Bagan with visits to Mount Popa, home to Myanmar’s intriguing ‘nats’ (spirits) and Salay, a famous village with the 130-year-old beautiful Yokesone Monastery known for exquisite wood carving decoration.

A pleasant hiking trip to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano, which is also a home to Myanmar’s intriguing “nats” (spirits). Take an opportunity to walk along the volcanic rocks and enjoy the beautiful dramatic scenery on the way.

Highlights

  • Escaping out to the rural countryside area of Bagan with visit to Mount Popa and Salay
  • Climbing 777 steps to the top of Popa mountain for beautiful landscape
  • Lecture on intriguing belief and culture of 37 Burmese nats (spirits)
  • Experience the hiking to the top of Mount Popa
  • Enjoy the dramatic landscapes along with the panoramic scenery
  • Visit to majestic Yokesone monastery for its mesmerizing work of woodcarving
  • Chauk where you can see old Burma Oil installations

Hotels to be used (Subject to change if fully booked)
Notes : If the hotels we mentioned below are fully booked in the period you are staying, there may be some changes.

Mt. PopaPopa Mountain Resort (Superior room)

Brief Itinerary

Day 1Drive from Bagan to Mt. Popa. Trekking and visit in Popa.
Day 2Drive Mt. Popa - Salay - Bagan. Short visit in Salay.

Know Before You Go (Additional Info)

  • As you will be visiting religious sites, please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, and remember to take off your shoes and socks when entering pagoda areas.
  • During Water Festival between 12 to 18 April, most of the restaurants, shops, markets and Museums are closed. Normal tourist sites such as Pagodas, Temples and parks are open but are very crowded. Driving through the city area and to the tourist sites will be difficult due to traffic as most of the people participate in the famous water-festival. You cannot avoid of getting wet if you get out of the car or walk on the roads because everyone throws water to each other during this festival. People drive through the city in open cars and there are lots of stages shows, entertainments and funs along the roads.

Pick Up Time

8:00 am

Cancellation

Cancellation charges are calculated from the day the written notification is received by the clients or agent as a percentage of the net total tour price as shown, plus any surcharges (e.g. ticketed air sectors and other penalties imposed by suppliers, such as hotels):

  • Within 31-22 days prior to arrival date: 30% of package price
  • Within 21-15 days prior to arrival date: 50% of package price
  • Within 14-8 days prior to arrival date: 75% of package price
  • Within 7 days prior to arrival date: 100% of package price

Remark

“Minimum days to book before departure : (10 Days)”

Important Notes:

There may be changes to estimated prices depending on air fuel cost, domestic airfares, US$ exchange rates and festive season surcharges. All supplemental cost to be advised.

Hotels’ normal Check in time is 1400 hrs and Check out time is 1200 noon.

Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road and/or river conditions, flight schedules and room availability. No refund shall be made for any change during once you have started your tour in Myanmar.

Price per person based on two person tour (twin hotel room sharing basis). Larger groups will pay less per person, single person purchase will mean a higher price.

If you wish come to Myanmar during Water Festival between 12 to 18 April, tour price will change and we will let you know the extra charges.

Itinerary

Day 1 Bagan – Mt Popa Trekking (To The Summit Of Volcano) (-/-/-)

Approx. 0800 A.M., pick up from your hotel and overland journey to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano with a shrine dedicated to animist spirits known as “Nats”. Driving hours is about 1 ½ hours from Bagan. For the energetic, there is time to climb the 777 steps to the shrine at the top of the volcanic plug. On the way you will be passing the palm plantation and see the toddy palm wine and candy making workshops as well as the skilful toddy-palm climber collecting the wine on top of the tree. Lunch by own account at local restaurant or at hotel.

After lunch, trek to the Summit of Mount Popa (1,518m). It will take us about 2 ½ -3 hours to reach the summit. This tour takes you to the very top of the volcano. The volcano is a national park and all around the base of the mountain are plantations with different types of trees. The path is steep, un-even and leads through different kinds of forests, up to the summit of the volcano. We can enjoy the fantastic views towards Taungkalat Monastery. One can return the same way or by a path in the volcano crater. Dinner by own account. Accommodation at Popa Mountain Resort in Mount Popa. (Superior room)

Day 2 Mt. Popa – Salay – Bagan (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. This morning drive to Kyaukpadaung to visit a local market and then continue to Salay. Visit Yokesone Monastery (closed on Mondays and public holidays), which is the oldest surviving wooden monastery hall, built on 154 teak posts with beautiful wood carvings decorating the outer walls. Continue to Payathonzu, a complex of three brick shrines with mural paintings from the Bagan period, and see Man Paya - a large lacquer Buddha image, said to date from the 13th century. Return to Bagan through Chauk, where you will see old Burma Oil installations ('nodding donkeys'), and along the banks of the Ayeyarwady River. Arrival in Bagan for a late lunch. Transfer to your hotel.

Include

  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned car/coach as detailed in our itinerary,
  • Accommodation with breakfast at hotels as specified,
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program in Mt. Popa, Salay and Bagan,
  • Transfers and tours with English speaking stationed guide,
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling,
  • Purified Drinking Water (1 bottle per day) and snow towel,

Exclude

  • Services not mentioned in our itinerary,
  • Accommodation at Hotel in Bagan is NOT included.
  • Meals not specified (lunch & dinner),
  • Visa fee for Myanmar,
  • International airport departure tax,
  • International flight tickets to/from Yangon,
  • Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, tips, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)
  • Accommodation at Hotel in Bagan is NOT included.

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