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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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CanadianTraveller wrote a review Jun 2020
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Excellent guide, and day hiking to Kuang Si waterfall. I have asthma which caused me to be a bit slower than the group but the guide made sure I had a great time and never felt pressured to speed it up.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from White Elephant ... L, Owner at White Elephant Adventures
Responded Jun 30, 2020
Dear CanadianTraveller371, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. I'm pleased you had a great trek and found the guide to be excellent. Indeed, our guides will never pressure guests, and for larger groups we actually put on two guides in case the group does wish to split up for any reason. For anyone wishing to trek faster or hang back for photography etc it may be possible to hire an extra private guide upon booking. I hope you had a great onward journey from Luang Prabang and get to return to beautiful Laos again one day. Best wishes, Alex and the whole WEA team!
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Siegfried A wrote a review Jun 2020
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I had a perfect day out hiking through the country side to the Kuang Si Waterfalls. Alex and his team provided the everything from start to finish. Starting of with a short drive through little hamlets to our starting point. Then a gentle hike , passing through villages of
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from White Elephant ... L, Owner at White Elephant Adventures
Responded Jun 15, 2020
Dear 53siegfrieda, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. Its great to hear you had a perfect day out. Kuang Si waterfall is indeed a beautiful gem, and a refreshing swim after a gentle hike is all that bit more rewarding that just taking a minivan ride there. We look forward to receiving you again for perhaps an overnight trek when you get to return again. All the best, Alex and the whole WEA team!
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Katja G wrote a review Jun 2020
Venlo, The Netherlands3 contributions
Perfect arranged kayaking tour on the Nam Ou and Mekong River incl. transfer from LB to the start poging, delicious lunch, 2 friendly and helpful guids, surrounded by beautiful nature and of course a visit to the Pak Ou cave. I can recommend this activity! PS - you can do it
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from White Elephant ... L, Owner at White Elephant Adventures
Responded Jun 10, 2020
Dear 27913080, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Its wonderful to hear you had a great day out kayaking with us and found the lunch delicious. We are the only adventure tour company here to have our own dedicated cook so we're glad it shows. As you noted, the tour is suitable for beginners, as we have double seater sit on top kayaks which are sturdy, and comfortable with the fabric seats inside (the only tour company here to have so). I hope you had a safe onward journey from Luang Prabang and get to return again one day. Best wishes, Alex and the whole WEA team!
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guidogeorge wrote a review Jun 2020
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Had a great two-day trek with Song, not too physically demanding. Really enjoyed communicating with locals and staying in the largest, rural village that I've ever visited. I was able to join a mother and her young daughter on this trek, which saved me some cash too!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from White Elephant ... L, Owner at White Elephant Adventures
Responded Jun 8, 2020
Dear guidogeorge, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. I'm pleased you had a great trek with Song and took the opportunity to engage with the locals. It's also good to hear you found it not too demanding, often people worry if they would cope, but most of our treks are designed for the majority of people with reasonable fitness, including young kids as you noted too. I hope you had a wonderful onward journey from Luang Prabang. Best wishes, Alex and the whole WEA team!
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Joel wrote a review May 2020
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Alex and his staff did a great job catering to our special needs and went out of their way to make sure we were all safe in the view places the river presented minor challenges. We all had a great time and we were able to connect both to Alex and the local guides, what made the
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from White Elephant ... L, Owner at White Elephant Adventures
Responded May 23, 2020
Dear vernoomedia, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. I am pleased your team had a wonderful day out kayaking on the Mekong river. Kayaking is a great way to get out in the fresh air for some peaceful exercise while maintaining the current social distancing recommendations. I hope you have a great stay in Luang Prabang. Best wishes, Alex and the whole WEA team!
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