PLEASE do this with the Elephant Village Sanctuary. The money that you are charge goes to them not someone else's pockets. This helps support looking after the elephants.
Our Guide Burt was great, provided information on the way to the sanctuary in the air conditioned shuttle. We were greeted warmly and the staff were happy. I was traveling with a 15 and 11 year old and they described it as 'an awesome experience' they would never forget. We had a nice Lao lunch there. Firstly we went for a little trek on the elephants in a chair, then feed them, had a lesson on commands for elephants and how to get on and off the elephants. Then we were each on one elephant and went down to the river where we bathe them. IT WAS LOTS OF FUN. Laughter from all in our group. The Mahouts really cared about the elephants. It was so nice to see the elephants treated really well and in such a happy, environment. THANK YOU Elephant Village for the best experience for my family. We did the 1 day Mahout experience. The waterfall was great to do after the sanctuary to cool off in the water. My family had a great time jumping off the rocks into the cool water. The trip by boat to the waterfall was good.
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