Your essential elephant experience, visit to a waterfall and buffet lunch in half a day. Short tour but not short on fun!
Laos is historically known as The Land of a Million Elephants. Once surrounded by large fields filled with wild elephants, they were used to transport the royal family and for military purposes. Today, their population is dwindling due to loss of habitat and they are made to work in the harsh logging industry.
Elephant Village is a sanctuary for rescued elephants with the goal to protect and rehabilitate these animals through responsible tourism. Our howdah free practice means the elephants would not have painful seats strapped on them. They are cared for within a lush environment with an onsite veterinarian.
In just a few hours, you can try elephant riding, visit baby elephants, learn more about elephants at our elephant museum, visit the Tad Sae Waterfall and have lunch. Just nice if you want to keep the rest of your day free for other activities!
Half Day with the Elephants of Laos
• 8:00 am – 8:30 am: Pick up by our English speaking guide from your hotel lobby within Luang Prabang, Laos • Arrival at the Elephant Village Camp: Welcome greeting by your guide and participate in a short briefing about elephants • Receive Bottle: To reduce plastic bottle usage, we give out reusable aluminum water bottles that you will fill up and refill with water and take home with you after the tour • Elephant Feeding: Get up close and personal with elephants • Explore Elephant Village: Visit elephant hospital, museum, photo gallery and dung paper making area • Bareback Elephant Ride: Enjoy the impressive experience of a 1 km bareback elephant ride! One person per elephant • Visit Baby Elephants: Meet our two baby elephants across the river • Boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall: Ride in a traditional Lao long boat to the Tad Sae Waterfall and relax or swim in the clear water (swim suit recommended!) • Lunch: Dine at our Elephant Camp restaurant. Buffet lunch served with coffee / tea and drinking water (vegetarian options are available) • Depart: Transfer back to your Hotel in Luang Prabang around 1:00pm