Tablet banner0
Tablet banner1
Tablet banner2
Tablet banner3
Tablet banner4
Tablet banner5
Tablet banner6
Mobile banner0
Mobile banner1
Mobile banner2
Mobile banner3
Mobile banner4
Mobile banner5
Mobile banner6

Kalaw

Situated at 4,330 feet (1,320 meters) above sea level, among the rolling pine-covered hills of the Shan Plateau, Kalaw is one of the most famous hill stations in Myanmar, frequented in British colonial times by government and military officials looking to beat the summer heat. Today, Kalaw still retains pockets of this colonial charm, with large country houses and churches dotting the wide, sloping roads. Located 29 miles (47 kilometers) west of Inle Lake, Kalaw is a trekking heartland; hikers enjoy the journey through the misty blue Kalaw mountain ranges, peppered with vibrantly attired Palaung, Pa-O, Intha and Shan hill-tribe residents. The area is also a naturalist's paradise, boasting hundreds of species of birds, insects, butterflies, monkeys, other animals and orchids.
Situated at 4,330 feet (1,320 meters) above sea level, among the rolling pine-covered hills of the Shan Plateau, Kalaw is one of the most famous hill stations in Myanmar, frequented in British colonial times by government and military officials looking to beat the summer heat. Today, Kalaw still retains pockets of this colonial charm, with large country houses and churches dotting the wide, sloping roads. Located 29 miles (47 kilometers) west of Inle Lake, Kalaw is a trekking heartland; hikers enjoy the journey through the misty blue Kalaw mountain ranges, peppered with vibrantly attired Palaung, Pa-O, Intha and Shan hill-tribe residents. The area is also a naturalist's paradise, boasting hundreds of species of birds, insects, butterflies, monkeys, other animals and orchids.

EXPERIENCES

EXPERIENCES

Birding

Go birding in Kalaw; the region is home to more than 1,000 avian species, including six endemic species that are globally endangered.

Ethnic Minority Village

Spend a half day hiking to various local villages, such as Myin Ka, a Danu settlement, and Pein ne bin, a village of the Paulang people. Meet local residents and learn about their lives in this rural part of Burma.

Local Markets

Visit a local market, where you will interact with the many ethnicities that compose the melting pot of Kalaw, from Shan to Indians, Bamar, and Nepalis (Gurkhas retired from British military service). This is a chance to buy authentic local goods from native merchants.

myanmar Regions

MYANMAR Regions

START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY

CONTACT US

myanmar Goes Well With

myanmar Goes Well With

EXPLORE OTHER ITINERARIES

Where to go

Choose Your Destination

What to do

Choose Your Interest

When to go

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Macao
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Siberia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tibet
Turkmenistan
Uae
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Amazing Landscapes
Architecture
Art
Beaches
Bicycling
Celebrations
Cuisine
Diving
Glamping
Heritage
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Trains
Motorcycling
Off The Grid
Romance
Skiing
Spirituality
Sports
Trekking
Tribal
Unesco
Wildlife
With Kids

FILTER TO SELECT YOUR ITINERARY

TRAVELOGUES

TRAVELOGUES

5 Ethical Elephant Experiences in Southeast Asia

5 Ethical Elephant Experiences in Southeast Asia

Author : Tyler Roney
These five elephant experiences in Southeast Asia provide an alternative to exploitative practices and allow travelers to experience these exceptional animals intimately and respectfully.
Read More

WHY CHOOSE US

WHY CHOOSE US

Honeymoon Couple from New York
“ We had such a fabulous time touring with our Remote Lands guide. ”
More Testimonials
Vacations Of The 1%: Trends From Luxury Travel Agents
Vacations Of The 1%: Trends From Luxury Travel Agents
  by WealthX
Gatekeepers of the Spectacular
Gatekeepers of the Spectacular
  by Financial Times

FEATURED JOURNEYS

FEATURED JOURNEYS

Aman Private Jet Expedition

Aman Private Jet Expedition

China - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka
October 12-28, 2019
Aman Private Jet Expedition Across China

Aman Private Jet Expedition Across China

BEIJING - XI'AN - HANGZHOU - CHENGDU - LIJIANG - ZHANGJIAJIE - SHANGHAI
September 8-20, 2019
Aman Private Jet Expedition

Aman Private Jet Expedition

China - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka
October 7-23, 2018
Aman Global Private Jet Expedition

Aman Global Private Jet Expedition

Japan - China - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India - Greece - Montenegro - Italy
April 15 - May 6, 2019
 Satisfy your urge to explore #TakeMeToRemoteLands
NEWSLETTER

OUR DESTINATIONS

Stay in Touch

© 2018 Remote Lands. All rights reserved

Sign up