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Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp

Kalaw, Eastern Myanmar
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Details

  • Service:
    Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp
  • Duration:
    1-3 Days
  • Operated:
    Daily
  • Time:
    -
  • Remark:
    • Different length and challenge tours are available.

The perfect nature-escape within 25km / 45min drive from Kalaw. Hike forest trails with local villager guides through bamboo groves, teak forests to the green forested valley where the Green Hill Valley camp is situated.

Green Hill Valley elephant camp offers several 1-2 days eco-tourism activities and is also a nursery for several retired forestry elephants. Meet the Oozies – elephant handlers, bathe with the elephants, take elephant ride and participate in tree re-planting.

Green Hill Valley Elephants

DAY 1: KALAW – ELEPHANT CAMP [-/L/-]
Transfer 25km/ 45min with pick-up truck from Kalaw to the Green Valley Elephant Camp. As we decent winding road from Shan state to Magwe division vegetation changes from pine wood to teak and bamboo forests. On arrival info briefing and refreshment before we walk to nearby river where you will have an opportunity to participate in feeding and washing the elephants.

Walk around the conservation area and spot butterflies, birds, orchids and take a ride on elephant back. (weather and elephants health condition providing). Enjoy lunch with panoramic views at the camp head quarter before transferring back to Kalaw in the afternoon.

  • Meals included: lunch
  • Overnight stay:

Trekking & Elephant Experience

DAY 1: KALAW – MYINT KA VILLAGE – TREKKING TO ELEPHANT CAMP [-/L/-]
Pick up and transfer to Myint Ka village where your trekking guide will be waiting. From here we trek around 2hrs along mountain path through seasonal cultivations. Our trail leads to narrow valley descending 3-4hrs to the river valley and elephant camp. We will enjoy picnic lunch enroute.

Meet the elephants and their care takers Oozies by the river. You will have an opportunity to bathe with the elephants and to take approx. 30min ride to the camp headquarters. After light refreshment you will be transferred back to Kalaw by pick-up truck of the camp.

  • Meals included: picnic lunch
  • Overnight stay:

Kalaw to Elephant Camp Trek – 2 Days

DAY 1: KALAW – TREKKING TO LOCAL VILLAGE [-/L/D]
Meet your trekking guide in Kalaw in the morning and start the 6-7 hrs walk passing through pine forests, orange and tea plantations and local villages. We will make lunch break at local house or monastery. In the afternoon we continue to another rural village for an overnight stop. Dinner will be arranged by our local guide.

  • Meals included: lunch, dinner
  • Overnight stay: In a modest local house or monastery. Mattress, pillow and blankets will be provided.

DAY 2: KALAW – TREKKING TO ELEPHANT CAMP [B/L/D]
After breakfast we embark on 5-6hr forest trek descending to narrow jungle covered valley. Spot butterflies, birds and orchids along the way. On arrival to the elephant camp spend time with the elephants (feeding, washing) before we hike up to the main camp for lunch with panoramic view. Transfer back to Kalaw in the afternoon.

  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight stay: