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Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort

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Elephant Village in Luang Prabang, Laos 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...more
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Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 417
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had an enjoyable half day tour. Elephants appeared to be treated well and looked after by the staff. You get up close, able to feed them, and after a short longboat trip on the river more elephants are there to give a 20/30 minute bareback...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a special day to see elephants up close however you can’t help feel that there’s something that not quite right... ‘The elephants see the vet every day’ ... well how? They are on the other side of the river? The forms which show...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank miss-b20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We opted for the half day visit which included pick up from the hotel and lunch. Once we arrived we were allowed to feed the 2 elephants that are kept close to the main centre. A brief introduction to the commands required to control an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jacquelinee930
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The people from this company really know how to care for elephants! They are sensitive to animal's needs and for tourist it is amazing experience. You can touch the gigant, greatful mammals, feed them, play with them and of course ride to their bare back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 269ivanaj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome time doing the 2 day, 1 night mahout experience at the Elephant Village Sanctuary and Resort. Our guide, Pon, was excellent and made our time there so enjoyable. He gave us plenty of information about the elephants, the sanctuary and about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank aimee88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took their morning tour which included pickups, lunch and a ride bareback on the elephants. I am an animal lover so was a little cautious but to see the dedication of the mahouts is really good. Yes, maybe they should be roaming free on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dac55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The positive is that the elephants have a better life here than in the logging industry. They were rescued and they cannot live wild life anymore. And they need a lot of food, so from the tourists entrance fees they can provide them the necessary...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Izabella S
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Rode elephants for about 30 minutes here. Ride was very slow and elephant we had was stubborn and stopped walking a number of times. Not very exciting, best part was feeding the elephants at the end of ride. Ride was expensive at $50 US for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 54robk
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Seriously the villages here eat anything that moves so it was great to see the elephants been looked after rather than them been exploited for their ivory , etc . A bit smelly but if you like elephants it’s great .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Belinda C
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We booked a one-day Mahout, and couldn’t have been happier with our experience. Our excellent guide, Pon, picked us up at our hotel on time, and one family of four joined our group of two. In the morning, we fed two elephants, learned commands, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Holly E
December 18, 2017|
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yes it is.