Upon arrival at Ka Lone Htar Village, an inland, orchard community, nestled in verdant forest and river, welcomed by your local community tour guide who will give a quick briefing. Then, head to the forest ‘pharmacy’, a local initiative to collect and plant a huge variety of traditional herbal medicine. From there, hike past the village monastery and stop outside to learn about the community work initiated by the revered local community monk.
Afterwards, 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 bananas. The forest is also a living repository of traditional herbal medicines. Community guide will stop along route, explaining about these medicines and how they are harvested and used.
Remark : Hiking is not very strenuous but should bring suitable shoes.
On the way to Ka Lone Htar picnic spot you can hear pleasant sound of birds, wind blowing through trees, flowing water, the smell of the earth out of the forest and so on…..When arrived at Ka Lone Htar picnic spot enjoy either a delicious, home cooked picnic lunch with several dishes / or a simple one-dish pack lunch.
There is time to relax at a swimming hole (before lunch) or swim in the cool, green river in the verdant forest (after lunch) that kind of experience sure you will never imagine that before.
Remark : Swimming may depends on weather and local guide recommendation.
After lunch, continue about 1 hour hike along the river to amazing simple Barefoot forest spa for new experience which helps you to see the relationship between the forest and community. Here, you can bath or soak your feet 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. From there, return back to Dawei.
End of Program !
Note: To avoid creating unnecessary waste, should bring your own drinking water in reusable bottles. Free refill stations will be available. Bottled water is also available, for an additional cost.