Private tour

Bagan: Sa Lay Mount Popa Day Tour

Bagan: Sa Lay Mount Popa Day Tour

From US$ 138 per person

Explore the Yoke Sone Kyaung Monastery in Sa Lay, which is rich in ancient architecture. Afterwards, visit the kingdom of spiritual places in Myanmar, Mount Popa, where most of the local people go to pray for their health and wealth.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be waiting in your lobby 15 minutes before your departure time, and inform us of your hotel name in advance.
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The experience
  • See Yoke Sone Monastery, the oldest surviving wooden monastery
  • Climb Mount Popa, an extinct volcano over 1,500 meters high
  • View the beautiful panorama from the top of Mount Popa
Full description
Your tour will begin as you are collected from your accommodation in Bagan at around 8:00AM, from where you will journey to Sa Lay. Once there you can explore the Yoke Sone Monastery, which is the oldest surviving wooden monastery hall. The monastery is built on 154 teak posts, and features beautiful woodcarving decorating the outer walls. Whilst there, you can also visit the Hnee Phaya, as well as a local market in Salay. You will then drive to Mount Popa, an extinct volcano over 1,500 meters high which is about 48 kilometers south-east of Bagan. You will have lunch here, before climbing up to the top of the mountain. On the way to the top of the mountain you will see local monkeys running around, and once at the top you will discover a collection of monasteries and worship shrines. From the top of the mountain you will be able to view the beautiful green environment of Popa Oasis, which will create a 360-degree panorama around you. On your return to Bagan later that evening, you will make a short break at a toddy palm plantation.
  • Pickup and drop off in an air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees to Sala Yoke Sone Kyaung
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Local taxes
  • Lunch from an a-la-cart menu
  • Archaeological zone fees
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This tour requires a minimum of two people to take place
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please do not wear short trousers or skirts that are inappropriate with the local culture
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