Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp, founded in 1986, is 10 acres and situated in Taikkyi Township of Yangon Division. It is within easy reach which takes only 90 minutes driving from Yangon to Taikkyi Township. A wide range of wildlife can be found in this camp Elephant, Guar, Banteng, Barking deer, Wild boar, Hare Wild cat, Green Peafowl, Ruddy sheld duck, Hill myna, Blossom-headed parakeet, Pheasant, Red jungle fowl, Quail, Dove, Duck, lesser tree duck, Butterflies, Moths, Snakes, Monitar lizard, Ground lizard and Chameleon. The Elephant Camp provides visitors with a great opportunity to gain a brief insight into the nature study coincident with relaxation. In the tour, the participants will experience a 45-minute elephant ride, which allow them to admire the wonder and serenities of natural virgin forest. The environs would be particularly memorable. Tourists can also see the bathing of the elephants with their mahouts. The elephants here are well-treated and also have medical treatment for their health.
Located in Yedashe Township of Thargara is Pho Kyar Forest Resort which covers an area of 10 miles 2 furlong from Thargara. The resort has total 20 acres in area, which makes it larger than Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp. Situated ideally in the area of Swa forest reserve area, on the bank of Thaing creek, this can reached from Yangon. To get to Pho Kyar Resort from Thargarathe one has to drive 10 miles all seasons. Like many other forest resorts, it give tourists great opportunities to get an insight into natural forest plants such as different species of hardwood, large forests teak wood, and various other valuable forest plants with different life span: bamboos, cane and different flora. Tour operator arranges elephant rides for both short trips and long trips. Bathing and washing elephants can also be viewed.
Green Hill Valley was founded in 2011 by a family with a history of working with elephants in the Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE). The focus is primarily on providing care for elephants that are no longer fit to work. The family realized that Myanmar elephants working in timber camps were in precarious situation as logging slows down due to a variety of factors. Another reason for starting the GHV camp was the desire to educate and share information with both local residents and foreign visitors. In 2012, the family managed to hire several disabled elephants from the MTE and a five-year-old male was added in July 2012.
After breakfast drive from Yangon to Pho Kyar Resort about (8) hours. Have lunch at local restaurant on the way. Arrive at Resort in the evening and do elephant riding about 1 hour in the forest, overnight at Pho Kyar Resort.
After breakfast observe how elephant bathe and elephant logging skill. Then drive back to Yangon and lunch at local restaurant on the way. Arrive in the Yangon in the evening.
After breakfast drive to Myaing Hay Wun elephant camp 3 hours. Take the lunch at the camp. Free and leisure. Ride the elephant to Paung Lin, exploration of elephant camp, apart from the natural scenery, one can also experience the daily life at elephant rider and elephant. Dinner and overnight at Myaing Hay Wun elephant Camp.
Morning breakfast at the camp, observe how elephant bathe in the stream. After that drive back to Yangon, check in at the hotel.