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Address: Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang, Laos
Phone Number: +856 71 252 417
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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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Amazing must do experience!!!

We were an Australian family of 3 travelling in SEA and staying at the fantastic Bellerive hotel in Luang Prabang. The staff at the hotel organised a private guided tour just for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were an Australian family of 3 travelling in SEA and staying at the fantastic Bellerive hotel in Luang Prabang. The staff at the hotel organised a private guided tour just for the 3 of us with shangri lao and elephany village. We had 2 elephants between us. My 13 year old daughter got a hands on approach from her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an unusual experience. My group spent the day with the elephants. We learned the correct way to ride on the back of an elephant, visited the two baby elephants the village has, and we rode the elephants into the river to help give them a bath. Later that afternoon we took a boat up river to one of the... More 

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

Dear Dioc, Thank you for writing your review and we are pleased to hear that you and your group had a great day. We like to think that we are more than just a touristy, sit on an elephant and take a photo kind of camp, and we pride ourselves on being able to educate our customers about the Asian... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove by car to the elephant camp. There is an entrance fee to be paid if you want to feed the elephants and take an elephant ride for approximately halfhour. Feeding the elephants sugarcane and banannas is great fun. There were approximately 10-12 elephants in the camp of which one was a two year old. The ride is quite... More 

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

Dear Nilma152, We are really happy to hear that you had a wonderful time with us and we appreciate you taking the time to write your review. We actually have 14 elephants in total, including 2 babies. We think that you may have been riding a bicycle to our camp because by motorbike or car, it should only take 30... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited the Elephant Village and rate it as our best experience to date. We booked the full day tour with elephant washing which was the highlight of the day so if you can stretch the budget choose the full day vs half. As promised the village treat the animals very well and don't seem to overload... More 

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

Dear Dan F, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review, we are super happy to hear that you had such a great time with us. We are also very proud that we were your "best experience to date", this is exactly what we set out to achieve and we love it when our guests have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here for a wonderful visit. Such a magical place, and I know others say it but really there is a huge focus on teaching the tourists visiting about the elephants and the area and how they are running it - eco and sustainable from the heart. I think the money of $93 is very well spent - I... More 

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

Dear Kirsty H, Thank you for taking the time to review our camp, and we are super happy that you had such a great tome with us, (even though it was in 2014!!). Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate it and we are also very pleased that you took away some education about the Asian elephant from your... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We signed up for the Half-Day Elephant Experience the day before at their office. On the day itself, it was raining quite heavy in the morning, so we called up the office and asked if the Half-day Experience will be cancelled or postpone. The guy said that it is still on as we just need to carry umbrella along. We... More 

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

Dear Fen L, We are really sorry to hear this and although it is no consolation to you; it really is not our intention for your trip to be anything other than amazing. Unfortunately the weather has been very peculiar over the past 2 weeks and this day was particularly bad. However that said, our guides should given you more... More 

San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took a motorbike to the Elephant Camp and enjoyed a brief visit and ride. My elephant was old (48 years), tired and wanting to retire, but all the elephants are clearly loved and well-cared for. They need you to visit in order to afford the 6 tons of feed needed daily by 14 elephants that they... More 

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

Dear Clem789, Thank you for taking the time to write you review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your day at our camp, (kudos for driving here yourself by motorbike!). Thank you also for noting that our elephants are well looked after as this really is our main mission. You are quite right about Maxi, he can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the whole experience. Charming place. Elephant riding and feeding. Too cold to wash them in the river. Boat ride to waterfalls. Free tea and coffee. Good lunch. Good toilet facilities. Lovely friendly staff. I would highly recommend.

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

Dear Jean I, Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your day. We are sorry about the weather; it has been unusually very, very cold this year?! However it sounds like you didn't let that get you down, and that's the spirit! We will let our staff know that you praised them and we know they... More 

Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was checking a tour for me and my family, we Passed by the office to get some information. It looks good with all the signs and the video but not impressed we decided we will see more options but this young handsome gentleman came when we were just about to leave and greet us. He started to talk more about... More 

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

Dear blunt w, What a great review Nd we really appreciate that you took the time to recommend us :) We are so pleased to hear that Mr. Lima gave you all the information, and we will let him know about your praise. We are actually really happy when we get reviews like this, because we love to hear that... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A highlight at the end of our trip. If you haven't ever done it, ride an elephant! Very well organized, animals seem well cared for, and there was information on how the animals had been rescued from "unemployment" (loss of habitat and logging work leaves the elephants homeless without a sanctuary like this). Fun when you ride down into the... More 

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

Dear Wilma45, Thank you for leaving your kind review, we really appreciate it here at Elephant Village. We always have the welfare of our elephants as our number 1 priority and we are always pleased when our guests can see them in safe environment and a happy state of mind. You are right that unfortunately, there aren't many options for... More 

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