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Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips

Address: Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang, Laos
Phone Number: +856 71 252 417
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Elephant Village in Luang Prabang was set up by Markus Peschke in 2003. Our sales office is located...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: Elephant Village in Luang Prabang was set up by Markus Peschke in 2003. Our sales office is located on the main street in town close to the National Museum.Our beautiful elephant camp is located next to the village Ban Xieng Lom. Elephant Village focuses on three objectives:1. Saving Elephants 2. Community Support3. Nature Preservation. We take elephants out of the very dangerous logging industry and provide them with an alternative way of earning their income. We try to help the elephants which desperately need help the most. For example, older elephants and elephants which have injuries due to accidents. We currently have 9 elephants in our care. Our most recently acquired elephant is a disabled female who was injured when she stepped on a 'UXO' (Un-Exploded Ordinance) some time ago. She is happily living in our herd.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

enjoyed the elephant trekk, they look fit and healthy and cared for, mine had a mind of its own and decided to snack all the way round despite the attempts of the handler to move him on.. very amusing

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and had fun on your trip. It is true that our elephants can be quite cheeky and could quite easily eat the entire jungle if left to their own devices! However we think it is better to have a happy but naughty elephant than one with no personality!... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing day today. First 1,5 hours on an elephant, which is 'driven' only by body control, so no stocks or sticks. The elephants are freed from hard logging labour and are being wel taken care of now. Ours kept flapping their ears, which is a sign for happiness. We were able to sit closely to the head... More 

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very happy to be able to give you such a great time. Well spotted about their ears, it is true that flapping them is a sign of a relaxed elephant. Another to look out for is their tail wagging about and a general feeling of easiness about the way they move. We have our own self... More 

Cheshire
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It was lovely to visit the elephant sanctuary as you really get the feeling that your visit and elephant ride is helping keep these gentle giants alive. Most of the elephants are either retired or rescued logging elephants or elephants that have been hurt by land mines. They look very well cared for and it is nice to donate to... More 

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank for taking the time to write your review and it gives us a lot of happiness to read reviews like yours. Of course in the ideal world they could roam free, but due to the rapid urbanization of Southeast Asia, there are not many places where they can do so in safety. However we try to give... More 

New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This was a real highlight of our time in Laos. We did the one day tour - elephant riding, a visit to the baby elephant and then a longboat trip down the river to the Tad Sae falls, then back for a tasty Laos lunch. Our guide was a very nice young man and our elephant driver hilarious and very... More 

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Randers, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Did a mahout training tout with this company. We were 4 people, and had 2 elephants camping in the jungle. We had a lot of interaction with the elephants, and they could walk free around the camp. The elephants seemed very happy, which was very joyfull to see. It was hard work getting food for such big animals. This trip... More 

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It sounds as though you had a great time and it really is an experience of a lifetime to see these wonderful animals up close. Many of us have been working here for some time and still love seeing them in flesh! Thank you again for your review and we hope that you have as much fun on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yessss. Worth the time , the money in exchange of unforgettable memories. Surreal being on the top of this Mammoth while in the river and standing up while on the firm ground . Go for it. There are many rides with elephants but this one has a spectacular view and they care deeply on the animals.

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It sounds like you had a great time!! It certainly is quite an experience getting on top of an elephant and seeing things from an elephants point of view. Giving them a wash in the Nhamkhan River is especially fun and we can assure that they also enjoy getting scrubbed clean! We appreciate that you also mention about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We did the overnight stay at the elephant village and it was well worth the money. Waking up early to bath elephants was the best fun we have ever had as a family. Couldn't wipe the smiles of our children's faces!

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank for taking the time to write your review, we really appreciate it. It always makes us happy when we can provide our guests with a wonderful time, especially so when children get to see these fantastic creatures for the first time! We hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in Laos and wish you safe... More 

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5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We absolutely loved this place because we love elephants and these have been rescued from logging companies; it is very well organised, the food is good and the staff clearly live what they are doing. Getting on and off can be a bit of a challenge, but they have a platform to help that process. We rode on the elephants... More 

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review and we are very happy you could enjoy yourself so much. You are certainly correct when you say that our staff enjoy working here. From our guides to cooks to house keepers, we make sure to create a happy and safe environment for everyone and we think that it really shows. We... More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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502 reviews 502 reviews
363 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This review is quite late. We booked the half day tour through our guesthouse. The tour included a visit to the Elephant village, exploring the jungles and river at the back of an elephant, a boatride to the waterfalls, and lunch. It was a good way to spend half of the day, and worthy of every dollar you pay for... More 

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and it is better late than never as they say! We are very pleased that you had a wonderful time and that you had the chance to experience riding one of these magnificent creatures through the beautiful Laotian jungle. As you say, we make sure that we take... More 

Maine
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207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was interesting in riding an elephant during my trip to Laos and I wanted to learn more about elephants, so I decided to book their full day trip. This included feeding Maxi (the baby elephant at the sanctuary) and her momma, a boat ride to Tad Sae waterfall, time for swimming or bathing with the elephants, a one hour... More 

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are very pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us! It is great to get a chance to escape the city sometimes, and see the jungle and nature in all its beauty. We hope that the rest of your trip is as enjoyable... More 

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