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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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Amazing memorable day

Well worth a visit. Highlight of our tour so far. Mr Phom our guide was excellent, he even drove to my hotel on his moped to drop off some shorts I forgot. From the elephant trek... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Highlight of our tour so far. Mr Phom our guide was excellent, he even drove to my hotel on his moped to drop off some shorts I forgot. From the elephant trek to the boat ride down the river the day was fantastic from start to finish. The added bonus for me was the elephants following... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The half day visit to the Elephant Sanctuary was probably the highlight of my trip to Southeast Asia. The elephants were well cared for and the staff very knowledgeable and paid attention to safety. The mahouts (trainers) were skilled and I felt very safe. I am 65 years old and was a bit apprehensive about getting on an elephant with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our visit to the elephant sanctuary was fantastic. We did the 2 day tour and it was well worth to stay overnight. The accommodations and food were great . The experiences with the Elephants were wonderful. We got so much more it seems than what their brochure described. Best of all was our personal guide for the 2 days, Mr.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my 4th time at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips and at age 75 I would do it again. A fantastic animal. From the office in town with the great video to the pick up at my hotel everything is first class. We were a group of 6; 2 couples and 2 singles and we all became friends before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose to visit directly ( no tour) given we had only a few hours. 170000kip for a 30 km return trip in a sturdy truck / tuk tuk then $10 entry fee . We arrived around 845 am - and the Mahmouds were watching their elephants eating pineapple tops waiting for first riders of the day ( not us)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked a 2 day, one night Mahout tour, the most expensive for 2 elderly people. We had both excellent and discouraging experiences. As older people in our 60's and 70's we found we didn't have the strength or balence, even with Mahout help riding the elephants for 30+ minutes or more. We did ride, but only briefly. Others in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent tour from riding the elephants to getting special attention while learning about the story of how the elephants got there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a highlight of my visit in Luang Prabang. It was fun, engaging activity where I interacted very closely with these gentle giants. Mack - our kind, helpful and very informed guide made the experience even better. Took good care of us while sharing all the knowledge about Elephants, their history and the sanctuary mission. Worth adding that the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is something about these gentle giants which I find so interesting, and I usually take every opportunity to engage with them on my travels. Although I have heard/read about elephants being mistreated, I have not witnessed it myself. The Elephant Village is an example of a place which not only does not mistreat the elephants, but it takes very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival we were introduced to the elephants who were all very well looked after. Some had been injured by mines and were treated at the sanctuary hospital. After a drink while our elephant had a swim we took a boat across the river into the jungle to meet up with her where she took us for a ride. These... More 

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