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About White Elephant Adventures
White Elephant Adventures is a team of Laotians, British and Canadians enthusiastic about organizing adventurous and educational hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking tours in the UNESCO World Heritage site Luang Prabang. We'll take you trekking through dense Laos jungle, swimming at crystal-blue waterfalls, whitewater kayaking down tributaries of the Mekong, and exploring remote ethnic Hmong and Khmu hill-tribes on unforgettable homestays. At White Elephant Adventures we are passionate about making sure each visitor's experiences are authentic and uncrowded and that the impact of these journeys on the local people and their environment is not only low, but positive through our community support initiative. We offer professionally guided single or multi-day adventures available for small groups of two to ten people. Larger groups are possible with prior arrangement. We also facilitate school expedition groups and community volunteer projects.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I exchanged emails with Alex 2 months before coming to Luang Prabang and his help preparing the trip was friendly and useful. So when we arrived we visited White Elephant and booked a trip. We were very happy to be guided by Khamla, a young,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear happy9710, Thank you for the great review and for the kind words. I'm happy to hear you had a wonderful day out and found all our staff to be friendly and nice. Thank you for recommending White Elephant Adventures, and I hope you have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this tour with white elephants, because they have a good policy how to help the remote villages. We had an amazing time with our guide vone! He did know a lot about the nature and the life in a village. A really friendly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear stevenkp88, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. Its great to hear you had an amazing 3 day trek with us recently, and that Vone took good care of you. It's also great to hear you appreciated our efforts on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday we finished our wonderful 3days trek in Luang Prabang jungle. White Elephant has such so good employees. Muas Lis and Charlee are good guidance. They told us more about the jungle survival and village culture and cared everyone of us. They cooked wonderful food...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Hseliu, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. Its great to hear your family had such a wonderful trek with us recently and that your kids gained so much from the experience. Indeed, we have some great guides on our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This company did a great job with the trek to some off the beaten path treks outside Luang Prabang. If you’re used to northern Thailand or north Vietnam when it comes to treks, and are looking for something where loads of people haven’t already been...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Soul_Surfer009, Thank you for the great review. It's always great to hear when guests appreciate the authenticity of the villages we visit on our remote treks. It's also great to hear you got to witness a shaman ritual, indeed, we never put anything on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on the S10 trek -- 3-day hike to visit Hmong and Khmu villages. We paired up with the 2-day hikers for the first day, then split off from them for the second and third day. Cool folks to hike with, and fun to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear paulvdc, Thank you for writing a review here. I'm pleased you enjoyed your recent trek with us and appreciated the villages we go to. Song is one of our longest running guides and indeed kind hearted and very knowledgeable on the tribal customs, particularly...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a two days trek to Khmu and Hmong villages with King Kong. It was fabulous! He’s knowledgeable about the villages and is never tired about our questions (and we had a lot!) I was going there alone and joined other 9 people. Some are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 905jacquelinec, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here ad for choosing White Elephant Adventures. It's great to hear you had a wonderful trek and that both King Kong and Charlie took good care you, and that you were able to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on two trips with White Elephant while in Luang Prabang and they were great from start to finish. Alex was kind enough to sit down with me for a good half an hour to take me through the various options available. I then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 171AlexM, Thank you for the great review. It's good to hear you had two brilliant trips with us recently. Thank you for recommending us and I hope you get to return to beautiful Laos again one day. Best wishes from Alex and the whole...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are back in cold France now, and we have a very good souvenir of that treck  to the waterfalls. It was really lovely we enjoyed every minute of it. The Guide was ever so nice and thoughtfull to us. We appreciated  him collecting fresh...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Brisedemercalme, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm pleased you had a lovely day out to Kuang Si waterfall and that Aroun took good care of you. Often the guides will find various things to eat on the trail depending...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By chance I dropped into White Elephant Adventures and spontaneously embarked on the 3 day trek the following morning. The experience was most memorable from start to finish. Our guide, Song, foraged foods from the wild for us to try on the spot or add...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear jonob2016, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review here. It's great to hear you found our 3 day remote trek to be a very special experience. Song is a wonderful and kind guide with great knowledge of animals and local customs...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I recently did a 2 day jungle trek and stayed for the night in one of the villages. The whole experience was fantastic, our guide Mauli was very chatty and knowledgeable about the villages we passed through and the plants and animals...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear GeorgiaLB19, Thank you for writing a review here. I'm pleased you had a fantastic experience on your recent 2 day trek with us and that MoarLee took good care of you. Also it's great to hear you received your item safely and I'm happy...More

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CHAMALTA
February 14, 2018|
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Response from WEA_Laos | Property representative |
Dear Chamalta, We politely ask for a deposit to secure places and avoid disappointment as we can get busy and tours can easily fill up at times, however guests are welcome to delay payment until their arrival to Luang... More
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smartcar8
October 1, 2017|
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Dear smartcar8, I am not sure which trek you are referring to...but going by recent reviews we had a David do our 1 day trek to Kuang Si waterfall recently. This trek starts in a traditional (though slowly developing... More
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February 21, 2016|
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Hello Julie, Thank you for contacting WEA. I'm not sure which tour you are referring to however, please note our website went down temporarily last night, but it should be back up and running within the next 2 hours. On the... More
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