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“The elephants and us were all treated well”

Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 22, 2013

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We done a half day tour today costing $46 each after booking in Luang Prabang yesterday. This consisted of taking an elephant ride from the park down to the river, through the river which when doing, you can sit on the neck of the elephant, and then back up to the park. The whole journey is about 1hour which I think is enough unless you really love elephants. After this, we took a boat over to the other side and met the new born. Its very playful and likes to charge at people but its not dangerous. At this point, you might think the keepers might hit it with a stick to keep it in order but they didn't. They just told us what movements to do to dodge it or hold it back. When then got back into the boat and went to tad sae waterfall which are really nice. After an hour swimming there, back in the boat and to park for a lunch and then transport back to the town centre. Its a very well run camp and tour and I personally think it was worth the money.

If you're thinking of doing an elephant trip then this company is probably the best. Very nice location, clean sanctuary with lots of space to just roam around, feed the elephants etc.

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