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MandaLao Elephant Conservation

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MandaLao Elephant Conservation

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Sisavangvong Road, Building 82, unit B, Luang Prabang 0600 Laos
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Half Day Kuang Si Waterfalls and Hmong village
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Half Day Kuang Si Waterfalls and Hmong village

Relax and enjoy the magnificent natural surroundings of Kuang Si Waterfalls. The water tumbles down and cascades gently into several cool, clear pools where you can enjoy a refreshing swim. The adventurous may walk to the top of the falls via a steep track where stunning views are awaiting them. Kuang Si Waterfalls also is a place where a rescue center for protecting sunbears, the endangered species, is located.<br><br>After pickup from your accommodation, we depart from the city and drive about 45 minutes to get to the waterfalls. We'll stay 2 hours in the falls and then return to the city center. <br><br>Private package can depart / return at your convenient time and be short stop at extra destinations on the way according to your request (Local Hmong / Khmu villages, Buffalo farm, Butterfly Park etc.. )
$48.00 per adult
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skyisblu wrote a review Jun 2020
Montreal, Canada2,552 contributions230 helpful votes
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We chose to spend our day with Mandalao, one of the most reputable sanctuaries in Luang Prabang, taking a walk with the elephants. Our activities are based around the THEIR schedule and their well-being, since happy elephants are healthy elephants. We are introduced to two older
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Susan H wrote a review Jun 2020
Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom62 contributions29 helpful votes
We spent a day here with another couple and enjoyed a lovely time walking with and feeding two elephants. The handlers were very gentle and caring with the animals and the guide supported us to engage with the elephants. The lunch was fabulous and beautifully presented. A tad
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Scott R wrote a review Apr 2020
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Incredibly moving experience being able to see and touch the elephants in their habitat as they enjoyed a walk and snack. Never done anything like this.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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CoddiwompleBlues wrote a review Mar 2020
Salobrena, Spain109 contributions2 helpful votes
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We were in Luang Prabang and went to the Mandalao office to inquire. The guy behind the counter patiently explained to us various options so we booked the half day, “walking with elephants” tour limited to 4 people, and we were not disappointed. From hotel pickup to arrival,
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Thanks so very much for your kind review. You are an elephant lover, that shines through. Thank you for caring about these most special animals - particularly those who were captured from the wild before it was illegal and forced into a life most unnatural to them. Until, and IF - big IF given what humans are doing to the jungle lands through which elephants roamed freely...) over time elephants in captivity are no more, we have a sacred obligation to do everything possible to make sure they are given a life as close to one they would naturally live. At MandaLao, we're proud to say, that elephants come first. Always. We are in the midst of very scary times with this virus. MandaLao, thankfully, has the means at present to be able to continue to provide plenty of food, water, health care and herd time for our 13 elephants. While we have closed our doors for the duration of this pandemic, our elephant care continues just as strongly as ever - with mahouts for every elephant, plenty of time in the jungle to roam. And still, of course, no hooks, no hammers, no chains, no riding, and strong security to protect them from any harm. Please do follow us on Facebook or Instagram (mandalao_elephants) to check in on how thing are going over the next few months. And please stay safe and healthy and continue to advocate for the ethical and humane care of elephants!
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Jean Voller wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions4 helpful votes
To spend a day here was amazing. The talk at the beginning about elephants, their well being and their conservation really set the scene. The boat ride across to the elephants was full of anticipation and then the first siting, wow. To spend several hours walking in the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Thank you so very much for your kind review. The experience of walking with elephants - fat and healthy and happy - watching them interact with each other, their mahouts, and the environment is one that too few people will ever be able to experience. Elephants emanate a special energy - and those people who are intuitive and respectful of them leave touched and moved by their encounter. It sounds like you went quite a ways up into the jungle and ate lunch in the raised sala out there. We're glad you enjoyed the food, that your guide was wonderful (we do believe we have 8 of the most amazing guides in Lao :)) and that you were able to simply watch the elephants as they munched on trees and other delicious fruits of the jungle. Again, so glad you came to visit - and once this pandemic ends - and people can once again freely travel, we hope you can come back again to say hello to your new friends!
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