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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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We chose this (slightly more expensive) tour due to the emphasis on the rescue and nurture of the elephants and didn't regret it for a second. They picked us up from our hotel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

they should let you know at the time of booking that there's isn't any water at the tad sae waterfall (since feb 2015 i was told and we visited in july 2015). Or, they should take people to kuang si waterfall which has water. for us since we had such a short time, we would have booked with another company... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We chose this (slightly more expensive) tour due to the emphasis on the rescue and nurture of the elephants and didn't regret it for a second. They picked us up from our hotel and the tour guide was friendly and chatty throughout the day. He took the time to explain the history of the village as well as the use... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I am actually finding this review difficult to write because I'm not really sure what I think about the Elephant Village. The place itself is beautiful, the food is good and the staff are very friendly. Our guide was particularly accommodating, knowledgeable and helpful but, when it comes down to it, there are still animals being used to make money... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We did not know weather to go or not. Because of a very bad experience in Thailand where they do not treat elephants in nice way. Here i have to say i was nicely surprised. They do not use big hooks or large chains. Only thing i did not like is when we took them for washing that the man... More 

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

Dear spanc2001, Thank you for your kind review and we appreciate your input. We are very happy that you had a lot of fun with us and could see how we treat our elephants. This is our main priority and we make sure that they can live a happy and stress free life. We always try to ensure that our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You're spending a nice elephant related day in a very beautiful resort and you're supporting a good environment for the elephants with this, so that is a very good thing. However, we were a bit disappointed about the more petting-zoo like approach to it. Of the 6 hours you are there, you really only spend about 2,5 hours in close... More 

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

Dear Volkolas, Thank you for writing your review and we are glad to hear overall, you had a great day. We always try to make sure that our guests understand that our rides are 3 km and not 1 hour. Sometimes if you book your tour through a travel company or guesthouse, they will say it is a 1 hour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went to this village because it is much more expensive than the others which is supposed to be justified by the care they provide to the elephants. The elephant tour and the bathing were great and we had a lot of fun :) However, the day trip was supposed to include a visit of a waterfall, which we were... More 

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

Dear Nacria, We are glad to hear that you had a great time with us, but we also apologize for the lack of information and we would like to clear up some of the questions you have. However this is no excuse for not being given all the information you wanted and we have been noticing that our guests are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I did the half-day experience in April and were really disappointed with our trip. We were told that our 1-hour elephant ride might be slightly shorter than planned (the example the guide gave was 45 minutes) but could also be longer depending on the elephant's speed. The entire ride took under 20 minutes, and we realized after... More 

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

Dear Leslie L, We are truly sorry that that you did not have a great time with us and the things you mention are totally unacceptable and should not have happened. However you sent us an email regarding these issues on 27/04/2015 and we have taken appropriate measures since then. As soon as we received your email, we immediately investigated... More 

Luang Prabang, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Been in Luang Prabang for so long I have never tried riding an elephant. So I decided to check out the tour and the elephant sale offices. There are many elephant camps in Luang Prabang, some are very cheap, but I guess this is the most expensive one and looks professional. All the sign says about saving elephants and sounds... More 

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

Dear Haeny, Thank you for writing your review, we really appreciate it. You are right that we are one of the more expensive camps in town, but this is for some specific reasons. Firstly, we do not make our elephants work all day, (only until the early afternoon) and so cannot accommodate as many guests as some of the other... More 

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Saw a lot of good reviews and decided to check out.I was impressed from the day I walked in to make a booking. They were professional and the sales manager explain all the program. Pick up was on time and the road to the elephant village was very good. It took us like 20 min's to reach. The tour guide... More 

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

Dear justinchop, We are so happy to hear that you had a great experience right from the beginning. We have just hired a new sales manager who is a really great guy so we will pass your comments along to him. It always makes us happy when people mention how nice our camp looks, because we put in a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Having read hundreds of reviews about the terrible treatment of elephants in camps in Laos and Thailand, we wanted to get it right. On the recommendation of a friend, we waited it out till Luang Prabang. N.b. There are two elephant camps in Luang Prabang, one is Elephant Camp advertised all over town and is very cheap (c. $25 for... More 

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

Dear ecarts1, Thank you very much for writing your review and we are really happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We are also pleased to hear that you did your research beforehand. This ensures that you can get the best experience possible. We always recommend everyone to ask around and check out the internet before deciding on any... More 

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Address: Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang, Laos
Phone Number: +856 71 252 417
Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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