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Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips

Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang, Laos
+856(0)71 252417
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Ranked #10 of 39 Activities in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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 Elephants2. Community Support3. Nature PreservationWe 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Nice to see elephants being cared for in controlled environment, yet also an element of freedom as they go into the river. Good write up about the elephants history and treatment in central meeting hut. Able to read on a board in English the elephant names, ages and issues in vets area Also mother and baby elephant other side of... More

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

Dear Guest, We love that you took the time to write such a nice review and enjoyed yourself with us. We really like to make sure that all of our guests have an unforgettable experience because interacting with an elephant is not something you can do all the time, so we try to make it as fun as possible. The... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Fantastic Location on the river, fantastic staff and amazing Elephants. Our guide was great, teaching us how to communicate with the giants, taking us to see Maxi, the baby elephant. We did the 2 day Mahout training, so we stayed overnight at the resort which is quite breathtaking with the infinity pool and pool bar, then the view from the... 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 brilliant review and we really appreciate you taking the time to write it. We are overjoyed that your experience with us was so great. You can usually see much more about the elephants when you do the 2 day experience and really get to see how we work and what we do. We are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The most beautiful experience of our trip in Laos. It's so amazing to see these elephants walking around in the village, happy and careless. We did the 2-day mahout experience.

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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 review, short, sweet and to the point! But we do honestly appreciate all the reviews we get because they either help us to correct any issues or in the case of this review, helps us to see that our work is making people happy. This is always good. So thank you for your review... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have been visiting the region for some time and seen a lot of elephant rides offered to tourist but I must say this is the only one in the region where the animals are looked after, treated well and customers offered a chance to spend time with the animal, involved in the process and able to ride them with... 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 extremely pleased that you enjoyed your tour with us. It is great to see people who have done their research and then made an informed decision. Thank you again for your lovely review and support, and we wish you a happy rest of your travels. Kind... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Well managed trip. Very accommodating when family member sick on the day of excursion, happy to switch to next day. Fabulous setting we did full day trek, intro at camp time with elephants & pics getting up close, Water to drink and briefing. Quick boat trip across river, 5 min walk to elephant pick up & seeing new baby. Trek... 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 pleased to hear your time with us was successful. The trek is actually very interesting and and a great way to do something a bit different as well as riding an elephant. With regards to footwear, we certainly like to recommend something more than flip flops because we never know how slippery it will be,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My partner and did the full day tour a couple of days ago, involving an elephant walk through the jungle, a picnic lunch and a trip to the beautiful Tad Sae waterfalls. It didn't end up being a "full day" as such (we were picked up at 9am and ended up back at our nearby hotel at 2pm), but that... 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 that you enjoyed your day with us and had a great time. We are also glad that our guide was so helpful with you and your partner. With regards to your comment about the chains around their necks, we will look into this because... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

A really great place where you can see that the elephants are well cared for. Great food and an interesting range of activities. Only criticism was that there was quite a bit of waiting around but the setting is so beautiful it didn't matter!

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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 review and we appreciate everyone we get. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and loved the surroundings. We try very hard to maintain the grounds and to have them in keeping with the rest of the surrounding jungle. We would love to welcome you back if you are ever in... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The elephant ride and visit to the baby elephant were a lot of fun, and the boat ride was interesting as well. Lunch was fine with a good vegetarian option for those who don't eat meat. Pickup from the hotel and dropoff back to the hotel made everything much simpler for us.

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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 lovely review, we really appreciate it. We try our best to make everything as easy as possible for our guests so that they can just concentrate on enjoying their tour, so are happy that we are succeeding at this! The half day experience is a great tour to be able to ride an elephant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Compliments to Elephant village for a fantastic day. The whole experience of close Elephant contact plus the understanding their needs and requirements made the day fulfilling and rewarding. I can fully recommend my guide Mr Ding who was both caring and informative about the whole sanctuary and its purpose. He spent all his time looking after my needs to ensure... 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 lovely review. It gives us great pleasure when we can see that we have been able to provide you with such a great experience. It would certainly be our pleasure to welcome you back if you decide to visit Luang Prabang again. Kind Regards Elephant Village Team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Elephant village is wonderful, the staff are so friendly and fun, the elephants have been rehabilitated from the harsh logging industry and appear healthy and happy. We did the overnight stay and I cannot recommend this enough; the rooms are roomy and you feel as though you are on a safari :) the pool and pool bar are great but... 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 fabulous review and we are really happy that you enjoyed your time so much. You do certainly get to spend some more time with the elephants which can be a great way to really see their unique personalities! It is funny because the activities that our guests usually enjoy the most, the elephant bathing,... More

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