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MandaLao Elephant Conservation

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82 Sisavangvong Rd., Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 30 56 64 014
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Doing things right !!!

We booked the half day tour and had the greatest time walking through the jungle with two of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Slap332
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Scottsdale, Australia
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Wow!

We booked a tour after the recommendation from the hotel we slept. We had no expectations, but wow... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Meier G
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Zurich, Switzerland
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We are Luang Prabang's first and only non-riding elephant experience. Please join us for an unforgettable trip that will not only benefit the well being of our elephants but be a highlight to any Southeast Asian adventure.
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“baby elephant” (27 reviews)
“half day tour” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
82 Sisavangvong Rd., Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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+856 30 56 64 014
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"baby elephant"
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"half day tour"
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"elephant experience"
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"beautiful animals"
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"bananas and sugar cane"
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"gentle giants"
in 8 reviews
"special boots"
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"close contact"
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"amazing experience"
in 14 reviews
"highlight of our trip"
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"rescued elephants"
in 7 reviews
"local community"
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"adult elephants"
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"their natural habitat"
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"walking boots"
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"farm land"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked the half day tour and had the greatest time walking through the jungle with two of the most magnificent Elephants. Just to see how happy they are to share their jungle home with humans and interact with both us and each other was...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We booked a tour after the recommendation from the hotel we slept. We had no expectations, but wow (!), this experience we have made is priceless. First of all the surrounding is absolutely breathtaking and the way they threat the elephants is amazing to see....More

Thank Meier G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's just a magical place, a magical experience - you may think, it can't possibly be as good as all the reviews. You'd be wrong. Just go and see for yourself.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

An experience of a lifetime - wonderful memories. Would recommend the Inside the Heart of elephants Full Day experience with the lovely Lao lunch and you get to spend the afternoon privately (just 4 of you) with the elephants treking back to their feeding area....More

Thank Wendy G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

MandaLao gave our family of 5 (including 2 kids and MIL aged 73) an experience of a lifetime. We did their communicating with elephants program which included an information briefing about their impressive elephant conservation program, cooking for the elephants, hand feeding the elephants, watching...More

Thank Karen F
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Mandalao T, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Karen, Thanks for such a nice review. We are glad we could provide you family with a once in a lifetime experience. We love to see people of all ages brighten up when they get to visit our project and get face to face with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most rewarding experience. The information given before the tour was so informative. The guides, mahouts and staff are all very friendly and make sure that you are comfortable at all times. I am so impressed with the work that they do and supporting the...More

Thank TherinaGrobler
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Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Therina, thank you so much for choosing MandaLao for your elephant experience in Laos. We're very pleased to hear you found it to be a rewarding experience and that your impression of the guides, mahouts and staff was so positive. They are an amazing group...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the full-day tour and deeply enjoyed every moment with the elephants, and with the humans who care for them. Mr. Tan, our guide, was a delightful companion. I was happy to learn that MandaLao employs local farmers to produce bananas and sugar cane...More

Thank Dan M
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Contact U, General Manager at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dan, your review is greatly appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed your day with the elephants - and with all the people who make what MandaLao does possible. Tan is very special, isn't he? He's funny, knowledgeable and cares deeply for his country, his...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were initially ignorant of what was ethical to do with elephants, but the no-riding label for Mandalao intrigued us. We were hesitating to do this since it was $100 per person, but it was worth every penny! Not only was the money going to...More

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Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Just love the description of your experience at MandaLao as 'magical." I know I feel that way every time I spend time with these amazing animals, and our guests often describe their experience in similar terms. The energy shared between people who care about elephants...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the ‘Half Day Therapeutic trek tour’ We feel we made the right choice with this tour because the tourists who had opted for the ‘full day tour’ were continuing onto a village and a waterfall through the jungle. We had days before visited...More

Thank packandgomarky
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Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Such great feedback - your review is really appreciated. Love the way you described your Therapeutic Trek - through the muddy jungle - with those elephants beside you - as being a "breathtaking memory." That makes us feel so great that it was that great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the highlight of our trip to Luang Prabang. Mandalao has it figured out and is doing wonderful things with this elephant conservatory. You don't need to ride elephants and have them do tricks to have a good time. Hiking with them, feeding them,...More

Thank Pardis B
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Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted to read your review and to hear that your visit to MandaLao was the highlight of your trip to LPQ. Your vocal advocacy about the treatment of elephants is greatly appreciated - it will take all of us who love elephants to...More

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felixkhoo
May 10, 2018|
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Response from Contact U | Property representative |
Hi Felix, We always suggest pre-booking as the we have limited numbers in our groups. If you have a specific tour in mind it is highly suggested. Thanks
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deniz
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Contact U | Property representative |
Mandalao is 25 mins away from Luang Parbang by Van just 15 km of driving. We provide transport on all our tours and will pick you up from your hotel or guest house.
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deniz
May 4, 2018|
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Response from yaknak | Reviewed this property |
The morning walk with the baby is not a hike, it is truly trekking along a path and the elephants either behind, ahead or in the river. Our hike was the morning half day and then lunch. It was a perfect amount of time to... More
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