A Day in Elephant Sanctuary

A Day in Elephant Sanctuary

Green Valley Elephant Camp

There is also a spectacular elephant camp 40 minutes’ drive away from Kalaw. This elephant reservoir was founded in 2011 to protect the local environment and ageing working elephants of the area. The camp is a good example of well managed ecotourism which is highly recommended. One can also do a one night trek to the camp with overnight stay in a local Village. Founded by a family with a history of working with elephants, the focus is primarily on providing care for elephants that are no longer fit to work. Another reason for starting the GHV camp was the desire to educate and share information with both local residents and foreign visitors.

Program (day return)

GHV offers two different programs on a day trip to elephant’s home with a visit to elephant village and see the life of mahouts with their families, introduce the elephants and feed them, join them with bath and washing them like your owned pet. Beside this visitor to the camp also have the opportunity to join in with tree planting for their forest recovery efforts. Lunch will be served at the main camp and before end the program one can visit their recycle paper project from elephant poo, and further learning elephant study with Skeleton.

Package Includes:

  • Coach transfer from Kalaw to Elephant Camp and return
  • Escorted English/Myanmar language guide
  • Lunch at Elephant camp
  • Soft drink and water during tour

Package Excludes:

  • Insurance (medical, travel, property)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratitude to guides, porters
  • Service in Kalaw

Booking Condition

How to Book:

Complete the booking form click “submit” button to make your reservation. Alternately you may book through email [email protected].

Deposit and payment:

Full payment must be made at the time of the booking. Upon receipt of payment we will provide confirmation and inform you of meeting place and other information relating to the trek. 

Validity:

Prices quoted are net basis and valid according to the date specified on the printed tariffs, quotation, invoice etc. Myanmar Hill lodges (Myanmar Highland Eco-adventures) warrants that the prices or rates quoted are correct at the time of issuance but are subject to change in line with market, tax or currency fluctuation.

Cancellations and refunds:

Cancellations must be advised in writing or verbal. Fee are advised as below

2 days before trip date: will deduct 30% and refund the rest
Within 24 hour: no refunds will be made
No-show: no refunds will be made

No refund will be made if operator has to cancel trek due to unforeseen circumstance

Grouping:

There is no limitation on the group size on this program, however Myanmar Hill Lodges (Myanmar Highland Eco-adventures) reserves the right to combine in order to form a decent group on same departure.

Un-used service:

No refunds will be considered any unused service after commencement of the trek regardless of the reason whatsoever.

Checklist

Baggage:

Your day pack should be a medium volume which can hold your personal belonging such as medication, camera, extra clothes, water etc.

Clothing:

Lightweight long sleeved pants and shirt are useful as sunscreen and insect protection while trek. A windshield is ideal as it will keep you warm and dry in a variety of situations.

Personal items

Such as a pair of binoculars, a pocketknife, reading and writing material, water bottle, and personal first aid kit would be essential for your convenience.

Protection from weather:

A pair of sun glass and hat is essential for your protection from sun. You will also need some sun screen to protect against sunburn.

Protection against insect bite:

It’s important to keep insect repellent to keep the insects away.

FAQ

What will be the temperature like?

Our season is between October and May, which is winter and best tourist season in Myanmar. Mostly clear skies, warm during the day and cool evenings. Temperature steadily decreases between late December and early February. Average temperature would be between low 4/10 and high 22/30 degree Celsius.

What will I see on my trip?

The camp is a good example of well managed ecotourism which is highly recommended. Founded by a family with a history of working with elephants, the focus is primarily on providing care for elephants that are no longer fit to work. Another reason for starting the GHV camp was the desire to educate and share information with both local residents and foreign visitors.

How fit do I have to be?

This program is graded as “Easy” thus anyone who leads a moderately healthy lifestyle back home and is reasonably fit will be able to join in.

What about guides?

We provide English or Myanmar language guide plus an expert dolphin guide who can introduce you with these friendly creature and also assist you interact with locals.

Is there any age or health limit to participate?

This program is suitable to anyone with normal health and fitness condition. However older clients or clients with pre-existing medical conditions may require a doctor’s letter confirming their fitness for the trip. During your visit you are under the direction of your guide and he/she has total authority to determine your suitability to participate.

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