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Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort

1,824 reviews
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Luang Prabang, Laos
About Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort
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 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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Explore Luang Prabang Backroads Biking Tour
$94.00 per adult
Get off the beaten path and onto back roads with this popular bike tour through the rural countryside of Luang Prabang. You'll spend the day exploring destinations that few see, with stops at local markets and quiet villages. You'll interact with locals and learn about traditional silk weaving from professional artisans. This popular tour is the perfect way to blend active travel with cultural exchange.
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

Close to Luang Prabang, although there are several Elephant Parks around this is the best. You can be sure the elephants are very well taken care of, (we went to the jungle where the elephants spend the night with the mahouts and they were treated...More

Date of experience: May 2011
4  Thank Amandalopez31
Reviewed May 30, 2011

In our Asian journey, we took part in the elephant trip in Luang Prabang, it was really interesting. We visited Luang Prabang on the elephant back (a little dangerous) along the river. Wow...! really fun! Our travel guide has many experience to control elephant, so...More

Date of experience: May 2011
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Reviewed May 26, 2011

My wife and me went to elephant rides in many countries in Asia, so our expectations were quite high when we came to the Elephant village. We actually booked a Shangri Lao tour including trekking and a boat ride (that is the more luxury tour...More

Date of experience: May 2011
2  Thank moongreen
Reviewed May 24, 2011

My boyfriend and I heard of this place through a friend who mentioned it and decided on a whim to look into it. We'd been travelling as cheaply as possible and were loathe to part with the money for this, but am happy to say...More

Date of experience: May 2011
1  Thank mandyflowers
Reviewed May 23, 2011

We opted for the 2 days, 1 night programme and initially were worried over the cost (we're travelling for 6 months and have very limited funds), however, its safe to say that on reflection the Elephant Village experience was more than worth the initial cost!...More

1  Thank shdee
Reviewed May 19, 2011

My husband and I did the 1 day Mahout and its the highlight of the trip to LP. The day started with a nice new van and a friendly tour guide. This is my first time riding an elephant and its fun. The highlight is...More

Date of experience: May 2011
1  Thank vk_hongkong
Reviewed May 17, 2011

In April 2011 we spent a day at The Elephant Village, Luang Prabang. We booked the 1 day Mahout Experience. It was the most fantastic day, being so close to the elephants. A real privilege and unique opportunity being able to go in to the...More

Date of experience: April 2011
4  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed May 7, 2011

I have been away since January, been many places. Laos being a favorite so far. I must say the elephant village experience was out of this world, 100% worth the money. We did the 1 day Mahout experience, the elephants are so well looked after....More

Date of experience: May 2011
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

Recently I spent a half day at Elephant Village in Luangprabang, Laos. Riding on an elephant down jungle paths and across a river in SE Asia was not something I ever expected or wanted to do. And I had heard about camps where you could...More

Date of experience: April 2011
1  Thank fredfickera
Reviewed April 8, 2011

During our week holiday in Luang Prabang, we opted to sign up for the 2-day Mahout Training Course through Elephant Village. We felt this gave us a greater opportunity to get to know the elephants than a simple one-day or half-day program. This course starts...More

Date of experience: November 2010
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Response from OKWhite | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to go on a ride. You can spend your days getting to know the elephants (who, by the way, are all rescues!) and the incredible work that the sanctuary is doing. Plus, it is an amazing retreat as well, so you... More
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Response from Elephant V | Property representative |
yes it is.