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Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips

Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang, Laos
+856(0)71 252417
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Ranked #12 of 36 activities in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

My husband and I did the 2 day experience at the elephant village. We were collected from our hotel in Luang Prabang by our guide and transported very comfortably for the short journey to the elephant village. Our accommodation far exceeded our expectations and was set in beautiful surroundings, overlooking the river and mountain backdrop. We were introduced to the... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We did a one day trip and got a two hour elephant ride through the forest with me riding as the mahout! We thoroughly enjoyed it and the guide was great too.

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I did the two day option to the elephant village. I really enjoyed the experience. It didn't feel touristy, and there was lots of interaction with elephants in a beautiful location. The elephants are also treated well. It's probably something I would do in a day rather than two days though. It's good to stay at the lodge, but you... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Came here with my wife on our honeymoon. We had a blast. It was definitely a highlight of the trip. Our tour took the better part of the day. It included a trip on a boat downriver to waterfalls. The people at Elephant Village obviously care for the animals and treat them well. If you have kids, you should look... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

it is a must, not only because it is beautifull (and if you have children they will just love it), but because you help this Sanctuary to support and keep alive elephants in Laos. They do not own directly these elephant. Have a look into the site, you will understand all, and each afternoon the elephant are free to go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I spent 2 days at Shangri Lao Elephant Camp and learned so much about the majestic creatures. There are only 9 elephants at this sanctuary which is equipped with its own vet and each elephant has its own mahout. The camp was not busy with people who stayed overnight but it was steady with tourists who came for half day... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The standard trip for an elephant ride is usually just one slow trip around the forest, which is exactly what this is. However, they take it a step further and let you get into the water with the elephants. It is the most fun and exciting experience! Getting to wash the elephants and play around with them in the water... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We traveled though SAE for 45 days and this was certainly one of the best things we did. We were picked up by bus and had our own guide who was marvelous. If you are doing the private trip ask for Phone to be your guide, she is just lovely. After about 20 mins in the bus we arrived at... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We arrived in the afternoon following the signs. Got to the entrance and asked whether we could see the elephants and the baby elephant and the guy pointed inside the camp and asked us to pay 10$. Got inside, no baby elephant, was gone somewhere. there were a few tourists riding 3 elephants to have a bath and they were... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

I was expecting a ride on an elephant...not to have my mahout jump off and let me go from my seat to the elephant's neck and drive myself. A memorable experience. The people at the sanctuary are knowledgeable and nice and work hard to please. The trip across the river to feed the baby elephant was fun. The ride to... More

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