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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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A highlight of our Myanmar/Laos trip

We had a fantastic day and came away with a greater appreciation for elephants as this was quite educational as well as fun. We found the elephants well cared for and even had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic day and came away with a greater appreciation for elephants as this was quite educational as well as fun. We found the elephants well cared for and even had a short discussion with the resident elephant doctor. Our guide Mack picked us up at our hotel and from that moment on looked after us with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want an ethically responsible personal encounter with elephants this is the place to go. I loved every minute of it! Our guide Mr Deth was very helpful, informative & knowledgeable. The accommodation was excellent and set in a beautiful location next to the Nam Khan river. Included in the package was a trip to swim at the waterfalls.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I so wanted this to be a 4 or 5 star experience. Perhaps if you take the day long it is better or if there are more people on the overnight package. We chose the overnight package because we thought we'd get a fuller experience. We actually got less of an experience. Our guide Suk was excellent and apologized a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a half day shangri lao private tour and enjoyed a wonderful time with éléphants thanks to our guide, Mr Soukhan who spoke a very good English and explained a lot of things about the life of these animals. We also had the opportunity to ride our elephant by our own for almost 30 mn each, with the help... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is review of the Elephant Village Sanctuary and Resort. There are at least three different elephant operators booking from Luang Prabang, so it's easy to get confused. I can't comment on the others, but can say we had a great experience with Elephant Village.We decide to spend a little more money and do the overnight package. When you consider... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really didn't know what to expect! First we learned from Tha, our guide, that the elephant village has gone "howdah-free" this year, which means you can ride the elephant without a "saddle", just up on the neck in front of the elephant handler or mahout. I got up and got down, terrified. But everyone was very nice and after watching... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These Elephants in our opinion are not cared for!! They are chained up and rock backwards & forwards. Made to do circus type tricks like bowing to say Thank you. How can this be a sanctuary. Also they sell rides which we declined. I cried seeing these Elephants in this so called SANCTUARY.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't understand why bananas are not free after paying almost 100$. You have to pay also for the drinks in the buffet. They gave us HOT water instead of cool, unforgivable, and only 1 bottle per person. Guides and experience were OK, but you can't give HOT water, it is an offense for the customers.Lack of details, this is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful rescue station for elephants where you can ride them without a howda directly sitting behind their head. Such great fun! We only went on a short ride through the river and then on by longboat to the pretty waterfalls where you can bathe un the turquoise pools. Afterwards don't forget to visit the youngster elephants! The animals here... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very disappointed in the experience we had at the Elephant Village. I believe that the experience that a group has depends on how many people are booked and the tour group they have used. They do not limit the number so if you are unfortunate enough to go on a day when they are very busy your experience... More 

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