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Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips

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Address: Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang, Laos
Phone Number: +856 71 252 417
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Description: Elephant Village in Luang Prabang was set up in 2003 and is now owned by a...
Elephant Village in Luang Prabang was set up in 2003 and is now owned by a group of passioante Lao nationals. Our sales office is located on the main street in town close to the National Museum and our beautiful elephant camp is located next to the village Ban Xieng Lom. Elephant Village focuses on three objectives:1. Saving Elephants 2. Community Support 3. 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 such as older elephants and elephants which have injuries due to accidents. We currently have 14 elephants in our care including 2 baby elephants which will never have to work in the logging industry. We are also home to a female elephant called Mae Uak, who was injured when she stepped on a 'UXO' (Un-Exploded Ordinance) some time ago, before we rescued her. She is now happily living in our herd.
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Elephant Village and Mahout Experience Day Tour
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Half-Day Experience: Elephant Village Camp, Lao Long Boat Ride and Tad Sae...

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Two day trip with overnight accommodations

This place was amazing. Great experience with the elephants, guide and staff. A most do if you are in the area. My standard review; AC worked great. Sheets were clean. Towels... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place was amazing. Great experience with the elephants, guide and staff. A most do if you are in the area. My standard review; AC worked great. Sheets were clean. Towels were clean. Towels were not cheap but not soft. No WiFi in room. WiFi very week in all other areas. Bed and pillows were firm. Room decor was appropriate... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

we were having an excellent time at the "sanctuary" (although extremely expensive for what you get) on the two day mahout experience. we were halfway through our first day after having a short ride through the river (about 30 mins with 3 people to an elephant including mahout...) and we were "taking the elephants back to bed in the jungle"... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I could never imagine that I would ride an elephant, very special and thrilling experience. People are very friendly and kind. It's worth to spend a morning there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My toddler son and I went on the half day elephant riding and waterfall visit with lunch. We had a fantastic time. My son loved the elephant riding and feeding - he didn't want to get off! It was a nice, peaceful morning ride, just long enough to enjoy time with the lovely elephant (her name was something like Lemtong).... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As we didn't have very long in LP and wanted to see elephants, do a short boat trip and swim in the waterfalls this half day tour was perfect. Staff were very friendly and polite as well as informative. They collected us on time and it was only about 20 mins drive to the elephant sanctuary. It was a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went for 1/2 day elephant 's ride and water falls visit ! They picked up us at the Hotel in perfect Time. Everything was very well organized . Elephant ride was fantastic and amusing. Kids enjoied a lot !!!! It's was better than expected . I warmly suggest to book it in advance... Your childrens and friends will love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is the fourth time I have bought overseas guest to Luang Prabang to experience Elephant Village, and with out doubt, there will be a fifth time also. It is a magickal place where the staff and the animals simple meld into this completely harmonious and natural existence and tranquility descends upon everyone who visit. We always do the 1... More 

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

Dear Stuart W, Wow we have a regular here! Thank you so much for writing your review and we are really happy that we could provide you and your groups with such unforgettable experiences. We really pride ourselves on being the best Elephant Camp we can possibly be, so this kind of review really helps to show us that we... More 

Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our family had a hard time to choose this tour, as this company was the most expensive one around town. But we don't regret it as the experience was amazing and way better than we expected. The elephants are well taken care of and the baby elephants were so cute.My children love them and were so excited to touch them.The... More 

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

Dear tark d, We read your review and are overjoyed that you had such a great time. We are glad that you chose us because, apart from obvious reasons, we try really hard to promote sustainable tourism and when we can show other companies that they can make money whilst also being responsible for the environment, their staff and the... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We booked the 2 day experience and it was a great adventure. Travelled with children aged 12 and 15 who really enjoyed both the elephants and staying overnight. Bathing the elephants and riding bare back was great fun and the whole experience of making our way back to the lodge at night with torches and the sounds of the jungle... More 

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

Dear Alan C, Thank you for taking the time to write you wonderful review and we are really very pleased that you had such a great time. Many of our guests find that the 2 day experience offers the most amount of fun for the price as you get to see a full insight into not only our elephants and... More 

Nhulunbuy, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We decided on the one day Mahout training after debating it over the other options. It is one of the best decisions we made in all of my travels. The basic training was interesting, the ride on the seat was fun, though the real highlight was bathing the elephants in the water. You quickly fall in love with these mighty... More 

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

Dear Matt K, Thank you for writing your review and we are very happy to see you had a great time with us. It is a real treat to actually get up close to these wonderful animals and see just how gentle they can be. Most of our guests really enjoy the bathing part the most and it is great... More 

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