Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp
Located 45 minutes outside of Kalaw, this small operation is both locally-owned and run by a family dedicated to rescuing elephants from the logging industry, as well as countering the negative effects of logging with reforestation projects. Travelers can spend a day at the camp helping feed and bathe the elephants, as well as enjoy a large buffet lunch and the chance to learn more about the social enterprise’s mission.
Protecting the local environment, ensuring the well-being of elephants, and educating local residents are key components of the Green Hill Valley project. As such, this is more than an elephant experience, it’s also a conservation program. Visitors spend time learning about reforestation and are able to help plant a tree from the nursery during their visit.
At this time, there are two main programs offered for travelers: a hiking and elephant combination as well as a direct tour. Based on feedback, the hiking combination is beautiful but lessens the amount of time visitors have with the elephants. And while this experience is objectively more expensive than programs in nearby Thailand and Cambodia, it’s unique and has a specific focus on conservation as a whole, which is pretty special.
Daily from 9:00am to 3:30pm
17 Kyaung Street, Kalaw, Myanmar