Green Valley Elephant Camp
Drive through the hills to Magwe which is about an hour outside of Kalaw. The Green Valley Elephant Camp looks after retired logging elephants, allowing them to freely wander around the local forests by night. They always return in the day to be fed, and the whole project is a great example of tourism acting sustainably. They also are actively involved in replanting teak trees, which have largely disappeared from Burma’s forests after centuries of over deforestation. You will walk down to meet the elephants and feed them. If you want you can walk with them down to their favourite activity which is bath time. Either watch the mahouts scrubbing them down, or get involved yourself. The elephants absolutely love it , and as one mahout said to us, it is like a spa-treatment for them. Head back up to the main lodge or a traditional Burmese lunch before returning to Kalaw. If you want to extend your time here, we can arrange a longer trek through the forests to get to the camp.