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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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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... read more

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

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We chose this company to have an elephant experience as they claim to treat the elephants with respect & are well looked after. I regretted it as soon as we arrived - there were a huge amount of tourists giving the elephants little time for rest. The ride itself was not an easy one for the elephants - going down... More 

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

Dear Kia P, We are very sorry that you felt this way about our camp but we think that we need to correct some of the information that you wrote here. Our response here is quite long but we really feel that we treat our elephants very well and that everyone at our camp genuinely cares about their well being,... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Ok, it is for tourists and the ride is not very long, but it is still worth it! People from Laos are very sweet and the employees at the Elephant visit are no exception. There is a very interesting track on the other side of the river that is fun and not exhausting which I recomennd . Just do not... More 

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

Dear CeciliaVergar, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review and we are very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us. It is certainly true that Lao people are very kind and friendly, it is one of the things that makes travel to Laos such a great experience! It sounds like... More 

County Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I was very cautious of booking an elephant trek as I have heard terrible stories about how the elephants are treated in some places. However this had good reviews and seemed like a reputable place. Four of us booked the half day package. It was all going well at the start. It was explained to us that the elephants finish... More 

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

Dear Dondons89, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we appreciate the feedback. We are very sorry that you felt this way about us because the welfare of our elephants is one of the prime concerns for us. We actually received the older of our two babies (Mae Khamphan) not very long ago in order to stop... More 

Berkeley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My girlfriend and I did the half day trip and had a blast. In summary, the guide was professional and spoke good English, they picked us up exactly as they said they would, we saw and let multiple elephants both young and old, sat down to learn about elephant preservation, rode the elephant, took tons of photos, fed the elephants,... More 

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

Dear Joseph K, It sounds like you had a really great time, so thank you for taking the time to write about it. We really appreciate it when our guests can see the hard work that we put into making our trips unforgettable and making sure our elephants and staff are well looked after, because ultimately that is what we... More 

Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Had a great time here and it exceeded our expectations. There were many one day mahout tourists and we were the only ones doing the two day so we had the place to ourselves. It would be chaotic in the high season and I probably wouldn't do it. We were picked up from our hotel in LP by our guide... More 

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

Dear PindariAustralia, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we are happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself and had a bit of privacy! It is true that in the high season we get more guests, but we make sure to organize everything beforehand so it goes well.... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We did the full day Mahout Elephant Experience and it was worth the money. At first we thought it was pricey, but we were willing to pay because we heard that the Sanctuary really takes care of the elephants and there are measures in place to make sure they are not overworked. The guide picked us up from out hotel... More 

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

Dear tiku464, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really appreciate your kind words and we are very pleased to have been able to provide you with such a wonderful experience. We pride ourselves on the appearance of our camp and how we treat our elephants and staff, so we always love it when our guests comment on... More 

Monmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day at Elephant Village. We had looked at all the companies and spoken to a lot of people before deciding on this one. Opted for the one day trip - definitely worth every penny. Finished the day with a swim in the lovely pool (which has a fantastic view) and complimentary drinks, although I think this... More 

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

Dear Lovetravelluxury, We are happy to have been able to provide you with such a great experience and that you enjoyed your time with us. It is good that you did some research first because it is possible to go to some camps in Luang Prabang that offer basic tours and don't treat their elephants and staff in the best... More 

Newquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a must do adventure when visiting Luang Prabang. Riding an elephant and feeding them is guanteed to put a smile on your face. An unforgettable experience.

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

Dear kernowtraveller77, Thanks for writing your very succinct review! We are pleased that you enjoyed yourself and we really hope that you can visit us again. Kind regards, Elephant Village Team More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The challenge I always find with animals and entertainment is exploitation. This was definitely not the case at the Elephant village- I felt our money was actually providing something to help that would not ordinarily be there. We booked a half day tour through one of the two Elephant Village official shops mainstreet Luang Prabang. We had a 30 minute... More 

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

Dear jassese, Thank you for writing your review. We always love hearing reviews about our camp whether good or bad (we obviously prefer good ones though!), because we can see how well we are doing or if there is anything that we need to do to make our camp even better. The Half Day Experience that you chose to do... More 

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Address: 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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