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Mount Popa Full Day Tour from Bagan

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    Mount Popa
    Stop: 8 hours -
    Mount Popa is situated 45km away from Bagan and is regarded as the birthplace of “Nats” (the spirits of Myanmar). You will be picked up from your hotel at 9am, and taken by car to this extinct volcano, approximately a 1.5hr drive away. The surrounding areas are arid, but the Mt Popa area has over 200 springs and streams and is therefore likened to an oasis in the desert-like dry central zone of Burma.By the way…. Burmese superstition says that on Mt Popa, one should not wear red or black or green or bring meat, especially pork, as it could offend the resident Nats. You have been warned! Once you arrive at the volcano you can begin the ascent, which takes 777 steps, don’t worry the steps are not that steep and the walk up takes about 1 ½ hours! Along the ascent you will pass by multiple shrines, and ‘Nat’ holy sites, and learn about the curious legends which surround the mountain. At the top you will find Mount Popa Monastery, which offers incredible 360-degree views of the surrounding plains. Don’t forget your camera for this fabulous photographic opportunity. Once you have descended, you will begin your journey back to Bagan, enjoy the rural views, during which you stop at a local teashop for traditional lunch, before being dropped off back at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up from any hotel in Bagan.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Return Details
    Your hotel in Bagan
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • English speaking guide
    • Lunch
    • Government tax
    • Lunch at a local tea shop
    • Private transportation
    Exclusions
    • Other drinks & refreshments not stated
    • Personal expenditure
    • Tips
    • Travel insurance
    • Shopping
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The trip was described as a “full day” tour. As we took the trip at the near end of season it basically took half a day to do the trip. Trip was with our lovely guide Tootoo who was very knowledgeable and informative. The trip basically involves 50km drive from Bagan to Mount
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    Response from Ok K, Sales and Operation Executive at Mount Popa Full Day Tour from Bagan
    Responded Sep 5, 2019
    We are always trying to improve our products in terms of quality and price. We deeply appreciate for taking time to leave us review.
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    By: Tour East Myanmar
    20 reviews
    frederic680
    Hua Hin, Thailand
    1313
    A great private tour.
    I cannot imagine a better way to visit Bagan. We did not only visit the temples, but also had a chance to see how
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    Ind_911
    Nakhon Phanom Province, Thailand
    153
    Bagan
    In Bagan, the Shwezigan Pagoda,The Ananda Temple, Dhamayangyi Temple and Gubyawkygi Temple must be seen. A guide
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    raywG9100QU
    Perth, Australia
    40
    Mandalay
    An excellent day trip from Mandalay. Train trip on narrow gauge was bumpy but added to the experience. Guide and
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    ShinS544
    68
    Discover Bagan (essentials covered) tour
    Finally, we visited ancient pagodas in Bagan! For our short trip, we absolutely needed efficient (but not hectic)
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    raywP4556OJ
    10
    Gokteik Viaduct
    We really enjoyed our day. Train ride in upper class is well worth it. Lunch was excellent. Day commenced at
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    cristinadietrich
    10
    Scam
    I booked this tour trough viator.com. I am a solo traveller and it costed me around 200$. The train never even
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    LouiseR2020
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    11450
    Great service!
    For our trip from the hotel to the airport we were lucky to have the same driver (Mr Ko Zaw Myo Oo) who picked us
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    kateykat81
    Singapore, Singapore
    132
    Great private tour
    Ko Zaw was my tour guide. He was very knowledgeable on the sites and history and knew the best places to go. Very
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    Sheridan D
    La Mesa, California, United States
    75
    Knights in Shining Armor
    We had self booked most of our trip in August including balloon but could not get a response from river cruise
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    951francisw
    Hong Kong, China
    197
    Enjoyable and Comfortable Day Trip
    We booked a Bago day trip and turned out that there were only two of us and were offered a Toyota Crown private
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    Alijg123
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    23
    Trip to Mount Popa from Bagan - Overpriced
    The trip was described as a “full day” tour. As we took the trip at the near end of season it basically took half
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    602georgel
    Boulder, Colorado, United States
    811
    Great tour of all Bagan has to offer
    This full day tour starts with hotel pickup and immediately to Nyaung U Market. Great opportunity to do some
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    lessgd
    Singapore, Singapore
    75
    Thumbs up to Image of Myanmar- Mandalay-Bagan-Mandalay (Dec 2108)
    Thumbs up for Image of Myanmar My husband and I recently arranged an itinerary with Image of Myanmar for our
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    Hans G
    Sydney, Australia
    8920
    Fascinating, well worth the trip
    We actually engaged a TAXI from Mandalay for the day which worked out very cost effective for us 3 travellers. We
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    • Duration: 7h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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