A Day at Elephant Home in Kalaw

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

  • Visit the Green Hill Valley Elephant camp and join in feeding and bathing the elephants
  • Learn about the life of the elephants and help with their daily care

tour details

Learn and help with elephants’ daily care in their forest home while enjoying a beautiful natural landscape. This elephant camp cares about retired elephants who have spent their life working in the forest. See ways of life in the mahout village and join in the forest recovery (re-plantation) plan while watching birds and butterflies.

tour description

The tour starts at The Green Hill Valley Elephant camp (Magwe village 45 minute -1 hour drive from Kalaw).
(Note: transfer from either Nyaung Shwe or Kalaw to the camp needs to booked separately)
Receive a welcome from the team with refreshment and a briefing about the project. A short walk brings you to the river, where you can join in feeding and bathing the elephants - they love the water and being scrubbed and washed clean. You are welcome to join in the camp's forest conservation programme by planting a teak tree here.
Walk back to the camp lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch, with a view of the valley and the opportunity to see butterflies, birds and orchids.


  • Camp entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Diethelm Travel English speaking local tour guide (available on request and surcharge will apply)


Starting point: Magwe Elephant Camp (45mins drive from Kalaw)

  • Transfers are not included and needs to be booked separately.
  • It is 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. You are advised to use mosquito repellent all day long.
  • The camp manager and his team of mahouts take all safety precautions with the elephants, and you are requested to follow their instructions at all times when interacting with the elephants.

Tour code: HEHDIGHVA

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