3-Day Kalaw Homestay and Elephant Care

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 3 Days

English    Kalaw

tour highlights

  • Sightseeing in the small colonial town of Kalaw
  • Hiking tour from Kalaw to the Myin Daik village through the hills
  • Visit the charming Danu village of Myin Ma Hti
  • Meet the friendly local people and observe their rural lifestyle
  • Elephants care in Green Hill Valley

tour details

Hiking up the hill to Myin Daik village and experience the authentic local homestay in a former town of British Hill Station, Kalaw. Observe the beautiful scenery through the working fields and enjoy the picturesque landscapes. In this tour, you are going to visit the Green Hill Valley, an elephant camp for the retired elephants where you can participate and help them in their daily care.

Why choose this tour?

  • Unique local home stay experience and elephants caring activity in Kalaw
  • Scenic hiking adventure on Shan Plateau to visit the charming tribal villages
  • Bathing retired elephants and joining forest conservative programs at Green Hill Valley

customise the tour

  • Combine with Inle Lake excursions
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transfer from Heho Airport to Kalaw in air-conditioned car with driver
  • Hiking tour with local hiking guide and porters
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D= Dinner)
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Accommodation at hotels as above mentioned or similar
  • Accommodation at local house or monastery during trekking
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Domestic airfare
  • Myanmar visa fee
  • Surcharges for throughout guides (English and other languages)
  • Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
  • (Peak season in general is between 15 December to 15 January and 13-17 April
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness)


  • Monasteries do not provide private bedrooms. Sleeping is arranged on mats in the main hall of the monastery. The mats are arranged in hostel dormitory style.
  • The mats provided are slim, and are covered with a blanket only. For this it is advisable to carry your own sleeping bag or thin bedsheet.
  • Pillows are provided
  • for hygienic reason, do carry one pillow case.
  • The sleeping areas are divided for men and women (couples are not allowed to stay together).
  • Washing facilities are outside in open spaced special designated areas. There is no hot water.
  • Most monasteries only have traditional toilets.

    Important to bring along trekking:
  • Good walking shoes
  • Walking stick
  • Warm jacket (nights can be cool and fresh)
  • Sarong for washing
  • Torch light
  • Towels
  • First aid kit
  • Mosquito repellent

    Important for visit Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp:
  • Clients are recommended to wear long trousers, long-sleeved shirts, and good walking shoes, and/or supportive sandals which can be worn in the river.
  • Sunscreen and a hat are also recommended
  • Day visitors can help prevent any insect bites by using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. Clients who stay overnight are advised to use anti-malaria medication. .
  • The camp manager and his team of mahouts take all safety precautions with the elephants, and clients must follow their instructions at all times when interacting with the elephants.

Tour code: PKHKHECB

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