Welcome to Ka Lone Htar community

Visit a picturesque village, nestled in verdant forest and crystal clear rivers Explore a nature trail into orchard life, livelihoods and secret swimming spots Enjoy a forest picnic, and revitalize at the simply unique, barefoot forest spa The orchard families of Ka Lone Htar offer full day and half-day tour programs; illuminating the lives of fruit farmers living in Dawei’s lush inland forests. The tour gives visitors a chance to hike into the orchards with local community guides, learn about forest remedies, enjoy swimming in the heart of nature, and relax in Asia’s first community based tourism, simple barefoot forest spa. All visitors must book a tour via Ka Lone Htar Community Based Tourism Club, and use the services of a local community guide. Prices at end of document.

09.00: Welcome by Ka Lone Htar CBT Club. Visit the ‘forest pharmacy’. On arrival in Ka Lone Htar, we are met by a local community tour guide, who will give us a quick briefing. Then, we head to the ‘forest pharmacy’, a local initiative to collect and plant a huge variety of traditional herbal medicines. From there, we hike past the village monastery. We stop outside to learn about the community work initiated by the revered local community Monk.

10.00 Hike down the nature trail, through orchards, into the forest We head out of the village, and into the local fruit orchards where villagers grow a great variety of fruits and crops including cardamom, betel nut, pineapple, cashew nuts, sweet potatoes and banana. The forest is also a living repository of traditional herbal medicines. Our guide will stop along route, explaining about these medicines and how they are harvested and used. Hiking is not very strenuous, but guests should bring suitable shoes.

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12.30: Forest picnic, river swimming in jade green water We arrive at the Ka Lone Htar picnic spot, to enjoy either a delicious, home cooked picnic lunch with several dishes / or a simple one-dish pack lunch. There is time to relax, and it is usually possible to swim in the cool, green river. If there have been heavy rains, the local guide may recommend not to swim. After lunch, there is a 1 hour hike back to Ka Lone Htar village, or guests can continue on for a further 30 minutes to the Barefoot Forest Spa experience.

16.30: Ka Lone Htar Barefoot Forest Spa experience This unique community based experience invites you to bath or soak your feet in in mineral water at the local hot springs, or rest by the serene river side. The Ka Lone Htar spa group will serve a healthy snack and herbal drink. You can also try applying Myanmar’s most famous natural cosmetic, Thanakha. After lunch, there is a 1 hour hike back to Ka Lone Htar village, or guests can continue on for a further 30 minutes to the Barefoot Forest Spa experience. 16.30: Ka Lone Htar Barefoot Forest Spa experience.This unique community based experience invites you to bath or soak your feet in in mineral water at the local hot springs, or rest by the serene river side. The Ka Lone Htar spa group will serve a healthy snack and herbal drink. You can also try applying Myanmar’s most famous natural cosmetic, Thanakha.

4 Comments on “Welcome to Ka Lone Htar community

  1. Hello, where is this place exactly ? What are the prices ? Thank you very much for answer.

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  2. It is a CBT village in Dawei, Tanintharyi region. We have B2B price lists for tour operators and Direct selling to guest as well. Who are you, Tour Operator or guest? And if you are guests, how many people you have?

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