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Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips

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Address: Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang, 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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Most important ... The way they treated the elephants

Had a great experience on a half day tour at Elephant village. We did a lot of research prior to booking with this company and selected them for good reason and we were not... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great experience on a half day tour at Elephant village. We did a lot of research prior to booking with this company and selected them for good reason and we were not disappointed! A few key things to know about Elephant village that we felt keeps them apart from other companies: 1) most of the elephants are rescued... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Since most of the reviews are positive, I'll just add on it was a great 2 day event. The day trip folks seem to enjoy themselves but staying over got you some real quality time. Food and accommodations were good and it was very quiet and peaceful. Big thanks to our host Mr. Joy who was an incredibly pleasant and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just finished the full day program today and it was freaking amazing. Our guide was Mr. Lae, amd he is very friendly and knowledgeable. The elephant camp is simply beautiful, well kept grounds and facilities, with friendly staff. You can see that the elephants here are treated very well, and not abused like at other elephant attractions. The mahouts here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at elephant village. Mr. Phet was a great guide, very friendly, knowledgeable and available for questions at all times. My favourite part was the bathing with the elephants. Thank you for an unforgettable day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The half day trip packed a lot in a short time. Our guide SOMLUOY, was incredibly helpful, assistiing me almost every step of the way of the difficult terrain. I certainly could not have handled this without his help.

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

Dear foredeckchick, Thank you for taking the time to write your recommendation and you are correct in saying that the Half Day Experience is a wonderful, fully packed tour if you are on a time budget. It is also great to hear that Mr Somluoy was so helpful, apart from our main mission looking after our elephants, we pride ourselves... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and i spent two days at the elephant camp. Our guide was Mr. Lae, he was really nice and funny. We enjoyed riding the elephants. The elephants were treated really good. Nobody used a stick or something like it to make the elephant do something. They just controlled the animals by commands given by the mahouts. Moreover the... More 

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

Dear VroniVei, Thank you for you review and we are really happy that you enjoyed the company of our guide, Mr Lae. We will let him know that you mentioned him :) We have made it our mission since our beginnings around 15 years ago, to make the welfare of our herd our main priority. We are always learning and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was worried this might be a tourist trap but saw all the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Did the half day trip and it was perfect. Air conditioned van picks you up at your hotel and then gives you time to see the elephants. The ride across the river is surprisingly exciting and fun. You can then feed the babies and... More 

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

Dear Thomas M, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your wonderful review, we are extremely pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time :) We go to great efforts to be the very best we can be, which extends to the welfare of our herd and the fair treatment of our staff...sometimes overlooked by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was without doubt the highlight of our holiday. The mahouts took us on their elephants through rainforest through clouds of butterflies and insects to the top of the mountain, the children loved feeding the baby elephants, we had a beautiful lunch in a lone pavilion by a waterfall, then we trekked back along the stream to swim in the... More 

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

Dear Stephen W, Wow, we always love to hear that we are the highlight! Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review and we are very happy to hear that you and your children had such a wonderful experience with us. You did our full day experience and took our special Trail of Falls route which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow--what an incredible day spent with majestic animals and great people. I came solo, but the group of 8 I was part of quickly bonded and had a wonderful day together. Mr. Lae was friendly, informative,and made me feel comfortable right from the beginning. I would highly recommend the M1D package. We got lots of elephant time. Thanks for a... More 

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

Dear Stacey M, Thank you for your lovely review :) We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time and that your group bonded. A group bonding that involves elephants, is always the bet kind of bonding! We will let Mr Lae know that you mentioned him, he is certainly a character and will be very happy that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Elephants in the area have 3 options - be hunted and killed, be abused in bad tourism, logging and farming, or be taken care of humanely. We felt this place was truly ethical. The elephants are well cared for and seem calm and happy. In the morning they interact with tourists, give rides, then go to the jungle for free... More 

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

Dear ddbleu, It sounds as though you have done your research and you are correct in your analysis. Unfortunately it is getting harder and harder for elephants to freely roam in the jungle because of a combination of poaching, logging and general human habitation and increased farming etc. It is also true that many of these elephants will find themselves... More 

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