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Mount Popa

Kyauk Padaung Road, Popa, Myanmar
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US$ 93.80*
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Private Tour: Full Day Mount Popa and Villages from Old Bagan
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US$ 87.50*
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Bagan Day Tour to Mount Popa and Salay
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US$ 87.50*
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Day Trip to Mount Popa Including Lunch
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This extinct volcano contains the shrine of the Mahagiri Nat spirits.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average29%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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Kyauk Padaung Road, Popa, Myanmar
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took a side tour here on our journey from Bagan to Mandalay. Unfortunately the weather turned on us as we arrived and we couldn't see the mountain as very cloudy - we laughed it off and decided to make the most of the trip...More

Thank FelicityK22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I started this tour at 8:30am and my taxi driver was waiting for me already. Once again here is his contact info: U Shwo Win (Golden Land Taxi Services) Phone No: 09-459911078. He was very reliable and kind. It was around 1.5 hrs ride from...More

2  Thank Tony C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have more than two days in Bagan this is a good gate away. We did It privately since we want to be flexible. The Mother Spirit of Popa Nat Shrine is interesting but not sure if it will be for every body as...More

Thank ichiong
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My wife and I went straight from the bus station to the mountain at about 7-8am and we were glad that we did it early to avoid the heat. We stopped near the base of the mountain and from there the view toward the Taung...More

Thank Huy L
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We hired a car for about 30000, from 8am-12pm, it is something to spend the half day to see a temple on the mountain, yet floor is so dirty with monkey stools and smelled so bad. Despite we had to walk up in bare feet,...More

Thank Sulah M
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Bizzare experience. Worthwhile going if have 3 days in Bagan, otherwise enjoy the other temples / pagodas around Bagan instead. We left Old Bagan at 4am by taxi for 35,000 (driver wasn't willing to negotiate) and arrived shortly after 5am. Drive was fine. Gates were...More

Thank G7904TBkatel
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We had a really good trip out to Mount Popa. I found the tour price a bit too high, but decided to join anyway. We were told it was popular for sunset views and thought the mountain would be full, but in contrast it was...More

Thank Line J
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Saw all the negative reviews but wanted to see it for myself. Not much I can say, there are a lot of stairs but the real issue I think are the monkeys and the fact that it's really really dirty and smelly. I'm not really...More

Thank Dawid K
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I had almost declined a trip to Mount Popa, but I'm glad I didn't. The trip was definitely a highlight. While Popa is a significant tourist attraction with many busses arriving and departing, it is a beautiful little town with an amazing hike to the...More

Thank greenboat88
Reviewed 21 April 2017

It takes about an hour or so by car to get from New Bagan to the monastery at the top of Mt Popa. Many of the hostels in New Bagan will offer you the option of a half day trip out to see it. En...More

2  Thank irreverent-scribe
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Hi everyone :) Do you know when the Nat Festival in Mount Popa is this year? In December? I read different dates in the schedules for festivals,... Thank you!
9 December 2016|
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Response from Taosi_Vytas | Reviewed this property |
Dear sir, As my Bagan friend told me -festival December 28..enjoy..
David P
Hi Gcannon! how much did you pay for the driver from Bagan to Mount Papa and return, we would like to do a half day tour, depart early in the morning and return by noon, do you think is doable? thank you!
20 June 2016|
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Response from Taco d | Reviewed this property |
My trip was part of a package tour, so the price is not all that clear, however a half day trip is certainly doable.
Is mt popa any good?
26 October 2015|
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Response from Leigh-Traveler2015 | Reviewed this property |
What an interesting question. Did you read the reviews? What are you looking for in your travels? If you want to experience Myanmar and the rituals/life of the people, then go. If you are looking for some 5-star... More