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Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips

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Address: Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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+856 71 252 417
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Elephant Village in Luang Prabang was set up in 2003 and is now owned by a...

Elephant Village in Luang Prabang was set up in 2003 and is now owned by a group of passioante Lao nationals. Our sales office is located on the main street in town close to the National Museum and our beautiful elephant camp is located next to the village Ban Xieng Lom. Elephant Village focuses on three objectives:1. Saving Elephants 2. Community Support 3. Nature Preservation. We 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 such as older elephants and elephants which have injuries due to accidents. We currently have 14 elephants in our care including 2 baby elephants which will never have to work in the logging industry. We are also home to a female elephant called Mae Uak, who was injured when she stepped on a 'UXO' (Un-Exploded Ordinance) some time ago, before we rescued her. She is now happily living in our herd.

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Excellent trip, super guide Pon

Great two day trip and overnight stay at the Elephant Sanctuary. I would highly recommend our guide Pon who not only told using everything about elephants but also about culture... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great two day trip and overnight stay at the Elephant Sanctuary. I would highly recommend our guide Pon who not only told using everything about elephants but also about culture, people and nature. The stars at night were spectacular!

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Ponte Vedra, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Riding an elephant is a delight, especially when you have a friendly guide who rode and guided us around the forest and near the Mekong river. Everyone was friendly and more than happy to take your picture (or pictures) with YOUR camera (no additional charge).

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place! The best experience I have had. Thanks for the hospitality and for taking care of these cute elephants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How to describe a day spent with elephants.... it was one I'll always remember and it was our guide, Souk, who made it so. Many thanks and well wishes.

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear KoorosMaps, Thank you for your review and we are very happy to see that it was a day to remember! We will let Mr. Souk know that you mentioned him. Kind regards Elephant Village Team More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this online, Emails were responded to quickly and positively. All questions were answered and the booking confirmed. Mr somsac collected us the morning of the tour, very happy, smiling and informed the group of the days activities. The elephant camp was clean and well maintained, we were given a briefing, tour and some history of the elephants and... More 

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear Clare C, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and it is great to hear that you had a wonderful time with us. bathing is actually the most popular activity and many of our guests comment on this, it is quite cold now but is often a respite from the heat! We wish you safe travels... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had wanted to visit an elephant sanctuary when in Laos, but were keen to ensure that we chose a sanctuary that had the right credentials, and was focused on elephant welfare, rather than tourism. The Elephant Village came highly recommended, and didn't disappoint. We booked a one-day Mahout experience at the Elephant Village in Luang Prabang. The office staff... More 

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear Mark R, Wow, thank you so much for your amazing recommendation...it is greatly appreciated :) We decided a long, long time ago that we wanted to be different and unique from the other camps in Laos, and be a place that puts the emphasis on our elephants above anything else. We also take great pride in the fact that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must with children of any age, so well organized, so much fun and you see so many things - elephants, waterfall, villages, river crossing and ride on elephants.

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear J M, Thank you for your review, and we encourage families and children to visit our camp to learn about these amazing animals and see them up close. We love to see young children see such majestic animals...this is also true of young Lao children who amazingly many of which have never seen an elephant because of their dwindling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pick your elephant experience carefully. We did the research and this lovely operation comes out tops for welfare and ethics. An amazing day trip with the most beautiful setting on the banks of the river, mountains in the background. Gentle elephants, lovely staff and a great adventure including a ride down into the river, then a boat trip, jungle trek,... More 

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear 40Kiwiclaire, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review, we really appreciate it :) We always love to hear about our guests having an amazing day, but we just want to clarify that zip lining is not part of our tour, but it is available at the waterfalls we visit. Thank you once again and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard that the most respectful companies with the animals are Elephant Village and Shangri Lao. We booked a half day trip with them for 46$ and it was definitely worth it. Hotel pick up, great guides with very good english, they take good care of their beasts and teach you how they work with them. Free riding (you just... More 

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear barbiesebastian, Thank you very much indeed, for your kind words about our camp. We would like you to know that it is greatly appreciated. We genuinely have the welfare of our herd as the main priority and we go to great lengths to make sure they are healthy and happy...so it is really lovely when our guests see this... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This outfit really cares about elephants' welfare. The sanctuary is a beautiful place on the banks of the Nam Khan river. We did the Mahout Experience which was very informative as well as being great fun. The mahouts are likeable and our guide, Mr Mack, was very knowledgeable. We had been to the waterfall independently so were less interested in... More 

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Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear X1833VVhelen, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it and will let Mr Mack know that you mentioned him :) We are so happy that you chose us and had such a great day. We wish you safe travels for the rest of your journey. Kind regards Elephant Village Team More 

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