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Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips

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Address: Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Phone Number: +856 71 252 417
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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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Exiting experience on the croup of these nice and giant animals after a nice trip on the close river. We did our trip during a monsoon rainy day but it was beautiful and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Exiting experience on the croup of these nice and giant animals after a nice trip on the close river. We did our trip during a monsoon rainy day but it was beautiful and adventurous as well. The organization explains to you how to ride the elephants and they story there where they take care the animals protecting them from human... More 

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Brossard, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there with my 8 year old daughter. We went there without an organized group. As we got there it started pouring heavily. They said that we could still go on but we wouldn't be able to cross the river on the elephants due to the level of the river. The ride says you do 3 kms on the... More 

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

Dear Val S, We are really sorry that you didn't have a great time with us and that certainly isn't our intention. However there are a few things we would just like to explain. We don't really cater for outside guests that are not as part of a tour for several reasons. For example our elephants only work at very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The place is very nice. We rode elephants and did the bathing/washing with them. We also saw baby elephants and had the possibility to feed them with bananas you can buy there only for one dollar. Elephants are treated well, they seem relaxed and they did not wear anything (no chains, no laces). Other than that, the very nice guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was for our family a very nice elephant experience, the ride, the feeding and meeting the young elephants. Our Guide Somluoy was very helpful and took good care of us. He even brought us to the market because the slipper of my oldest daugther broke during the swim in the falls. The visit to the falls was also very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

too expensive for what it is. 105$ for 'one day' (until 3:00 or 4:00) there are organizations in Asia that helps elephants for less than 50$. If it is rainy season do not expect turquoise water in the waterfalls. It is brown.

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

Dear Ester P, We are sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us. It is true that there are many other amazing animal rescue places around Asia that are of a very reasonable price, however there are certain unique aspects to Laos that means that things generally cost more here when compared to some other locations like Thailand... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this elephant trek! Not only are you having a fun experience, you're supporting the great work they do. Our guide, Somluoy, was simply amazing! He was very informative and friendly! I did the half day trek with the waterfall experience.

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

Dear Traveler24865, Thank you for your review, it is always wonderful to hear that our guests had such an amazing time with us. We will make sure to let Mr. Somluoy know that you mentioned him and we know that he will be very happy. Thank you once again, Kind regards Elephant Village Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to the camp and were given a talk about all the general knowledge about elephants blah blah , the first problem occurred when the mahout training just consisted of going round a 50 m circle . There was no "training " involved , sure we repeated a few commands with the guide , but didn't actually use any... More 

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

Dear louisoliva123, We regret that you didn't have a good time and we will be looking further into our staff smoking at the camp. You are correct and this is not acceptable and it does apply both to our staff and guests so we will be making sure that this won't happen again. However we think that it is unjustified... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the two-day mahout visit. An excellent choice to stay overnight. What we did not realise is that Shangri Lao is part of the same complex. Our accommodation was 8 minutes walk away, while Shangri-Lao was right next to the elephant camp. As advertised, the first day is a full-on day. The second day it's elephant bathing, breakfast and... More 

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

Dear Jeannette B, Thank you for leaving your lovely review, we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Shangri-Lao is in the same camp as Elephant Village, but takes a slightly different route through the jungle and follows the story of a French explore from 180 years ago. We are truly lucky to be in such a spectacular... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip was a fabulous mix of being close up with the elephants, both adult elephants and two babies, a ride on them through a river to a stunning waterfall and the experience of being in the Laos countryside, with lunch to finish. I was very impressed with the professionalism from the moment of pick up right through. My guide... More 

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

Dear vGibjl, We are really happy that you enjoyed your time with us so much and your review is greatly appreciated. It is wonderful to hear that our guide, Mr. Somlouy was so informative and we really encourage everyone at our camp to explain as much as possible, because we like to think of ourselves as more than a basic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family day out of the first class order. Super set-up with a keen respect and love of the animals. As much about education as the riding experience. All in all a well thought out agenda - meeting your guide, feeding the elephants as they are prepared, a ride through the jungle, stopping to see the baby elephants and then... More 

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

Dear HighRisk, Thank you for writing your review and I think that this is the first time our camp has been called "of the first class order" :) We do pride ourselves on creating great experiences for our guests and we are pleased to hear that you had a great time. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your... More 

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