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MandaLao Elephant Conservation

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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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82 Sisavangvong Rd., Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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+856 30 56 64 014
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful day trip with Mandalao Elephant Conservation. We got a great understanding of the elephants. Very ethical promotion and care for elephants. We had a great walk through the forest and fields with a pair of elephants tagging along with us, fun...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mikkel H
Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Mikkel, thanks so very much for your kind review. We're so pleased to hear that you, and your elephant companions, enjoyed your walk together at MandaLao, Clearly you care about how the elephants experience their encounters with humans and want the very best for them....More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All the money goes to the elephants being rescued and the community. Showing the community how to work alongside the elephants profiting from then and keep them safe still eg by making paper out of the elephant poo instead of killing them for ivory or...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank M6976WQfionac
Reviewed 4 days ago

The location of the center is about 30 minutes from Luang Prabang and it is located on the Nam Khan River. Our tour (9am -3:30 pm) started at the Mandalao Restaurant site with a talk by the Project Director, who came from the Thai Elephant...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FarmerRK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been on an elephant tracking in Thailand, and I saw how elephants are threated arround Asia in some very cruel form. But this center has managed to give humans and elephants a new way of interact in the most respectful and healthy way for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Uroš K
Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Uros, thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with the elephants at MandaLao. Yes, it is sadly true. Too many elephants in Asia are suffering. Multiple people sit on heavy wooden saddles that are strapped tightly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As part of a tour group, we had lunch here, made up food for the elephants, fed them, were able to touch them and get up close during the feeding and went for a walk with them through the forest. The boat ride across the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank alicatgal
Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your review is greatly appreciated by the MandaLao staff and our lovely elephants. We're so pleased you were able to spend time feeding, interacting and walking through the forest with them. Laos, and particularly the area surrounding Ban Xieng Lom, is so spectacular and carries...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MandaLao has been recognised by World Animal Protection as one of five ethical venues in Thailand, Nepal and Laos and is Luang Prabang's first non-riding elephant sanctuary. Short of seeing elephants in the wild, it is the best ethical elephant experience I have so far...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Philip, thanks so much for this thoughtful and comprehensive review. We take Trip Advisor reviews very seriously and share many of the comments, suggestions, highlights with our staff. In case of point, we've shared yours with Dao, who was so delighted to have been acknowledged...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This as it’s name suggests is a non riding conservation park. They provide a supportive environment for rescued elephants brought from logging operations and riding parks. They provide a learning environment for visitors and gives hands on experience to walk with the elephants through the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LARRY M
Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Larry, thanks so much for your review. You described what we do at MandaLao, as well as I could! We're so pleased you were able to spend time with the elephants here and that you enjoyed them, the information shared and the lunch. Our wonderful...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At Mandalao you get a lot off good information about the elephants, their history in Laos and their lifestyle. As promised, you get to feed and walk with the elephants. Good lunch too. So in general a good experience, but I think we expected to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HanneA365
Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, Hanne. We're glad you felt you received good information about elephants and that you believe in the project. In addition, we thank you for your advocacy on behalf of elephants and encouraging people to choose non-riding venues. We do hope we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to go to Mandalao after doing a lot of research. We were very aware that some elephant sanctuaries do not look after the elephants the way they claim so really wanted to avoid giving money to places which don't look after them properly....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kirstie W
Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kirstie, thanks for taking the time to write and post your kind review and for doing your research before you chose an elephant sanctuary to visit. It is important to be diligent in this respect and to sift carefully through what you read online or...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Mandalao experience was very good. They were a bit late picking us up, but traffic was heavier than usual. Our guide was very good, giving lots of background information. It was a bit preachy/repetitive at times, but understandable given their cause. Our actual time...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Beau B
Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Beau, thanks so much for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time at MandaLao, the time you spent with your guide and, of course, with the elephants. They are beautiful animals, aren't they? We are, of course, concerned that your tour was...More

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TwomeyH
February 7, 2019|
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Yes, unfortunately our website went down a few times, so apologies that you could not get through. Did you get your questions answered, or do you still need help with this?
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bocce
December 27, 2018|
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Absolutely! Delicious vegetarian options - most of the ingredients from our own organic garden.
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felixkhoo
May 10, 2018|
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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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