PRICE FROM 160$
The little town of Kalaw sits high on the western edge of the Shan Plateau. It was a popular hill station in the British days and it still has an atmosphere reminiscent of the colonial era. Many of Kalaw’s original colonial-era buildings remain, and it is also known as Myanmar’s trekking mecca. The population is a mix of Shan, Indian Muslims, Bamars and Nepalis (Gurkhas retired from British military service), many of whom are missionary educated.In the surrounding hills around Kalaw there are several villages of the Palaung tribe. Kalaw offers a wide variety of options for exploration – you can feel the atmosphere and take some hill views with colourful flower lined streets, long day trekking arounf the city or multi day trek to Inle or Pindaya, and a freedom of unfettered movement that is not always possible in other remote parts of Myanmar.
Morning about 07:00 pick you up from the hotel on the lake or in Nyaung Shwe and drive to Kalaw (59 km, 2 hour drive)
Straight to Magwe Elephant Camp from Kalaw (45 minute drive)
Welcome by the team and inform about the project and having refreshment. Then walk (5-7mins) to the river where elephant bath and you can join in feeding and bathing the elephants. Exploration of the forest area, opportunity to see butterflies, birds and orchids around our conservation area. You can take a short ride on elephant’s back, depends on the weather and health condition of the elephants. Having an experience of riding on elephant’s back after washing them.
Lunch will be served at the main camp
Participate for plantation. Growing 1 plant each for you and it makes a good memory for your trip, as well as saving natural environment during a visit to the camp. The gardeners make sure to grow up your plants and we care of forest re-growing.
Drive back to Nyaung Shwe.
Tour Price Net per person in U. S. Dollar
Transfer to and from hotel on the lake or in Nyaung Shwe
English speaking station guide
Elephant camp visit (feeding, washing, short riding and taking picture)
Refreshment for welcoming
Lunch as mentioned in the program
One soft drink or one local beer during Lunch at main camp (inclusive: tea, coffee)
Planting one regional tree
English speaking guide
Meals other than mentioned
Drinks and personal expenses
Any other items not mentioned
Tips from the Camp
We would appreciate all visitors understand that we are not focus on demonstration, long riding and circus things with our old aged elephants.
Clients are recommended to wear long pants, long sleeved cotton shirts and good walking shoes. Sun screen is also suggested. Temperature in the summer time is very hot and we do not let our elephants be in the heat for washing and riding (12:00 – 16:00).
In order to conserve the nature, we have capacity control for the number of daily visitors. Reservation is necessary to fix our schedules for elephant team.
Recommend bringing insect repellents. Anti-malaria precautions have been taken around our camp area.
All safety precautions with the elephants have been taken.