The Spirit of Myanmar – Mount Popa

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

4 hours    English    Bagan, Popa

tour highlights

  • Drive to Mount Popa known as Home of Myanmar's Spirits
  • Learn about Myanmar nats and related history of Mount Popa and the spirits

tour details

The overland drive to the mystical Mount Popa, having the most interesting stories to share, is best known as a pilgrimage site, with numerous traditional Nat temples and relic sites atop the mountain. On your way, take your chance to see how the toddy plucking master climbs up the palm trees to bring down juice which eventually will be cooked into palm sugar (jaggery).

Why choose this tour?

  • Climbing 777 steps to the top of Popa mountain for beautiful landscape
  • Lecture on intriguing belief and culture of 37 Burmese nats (spirits)

tour description

Drive to Mount Popa (46km, about one hour), home to Myanmar's intriguing 'nats' (spirits). The 777 steps to the top of Mount Popa provide an energetic climb rewarded by fabulous views from the top. On the way back to Bagan, stop to see local people gathering the sap from high toddy palm trees to make raw sugar (jaggery) or toddy palm wine. After that, drive back to Bagan and transfer to your hotel.

customise the tour

  • Feed the monkeys as you ascend the Popa mountain
  • Enjoy local home-cooked food at Popa family house
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Meals


  • Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.
Tour code: EXBHMPPB

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