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Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips

#1 of 32 Outdoor Activities in Luang Prabang Features Animals
Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Elephant Village in Luang Prabang 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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Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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With trepidation we enquired about this Elephant Village. We soon discovered excellent customer service and a day out we will never forget. A once in a life time opportunity we are glad we had. Firstly they really really care for the elephants and actively save...More

2  Thank travelMcs
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in Luang Prabang and my wife wanted to go and visit some elephants. Animal welfare is very high on our priorities. We found a pamphlet for EVS in our hotel and checked them out. A very professional organisation and really nice guys to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best and most memorable experience I have ever had with elephants. Aged 59 and 64 with friends aged 70, it was a great 2 days. A lot of fun and not so taxing that it became hard. We certainly discovered new muscles but that...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great half day tour, very fun and educational. Our guide Mr Lae is fantastic. We highly recommend it.

Thank piggylucky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were collected by our guide Mack and there was a group of ten of us. Mack was very thoughtful and helped when the ground was slippery and we needed to get on and off of boats. The whole day was an incredible experience that...More

2  Thank Carolyne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience was great. The elephant ride was thrilling and beautiful. for the first half of riding the elephant, you do have a mahout sitting behind you to help. The package I chose was the ride & trek. The ride is short but the ride...More

2  Thank Kerry L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly amazing experience and well worth every penny. A very personal interaction with elephants. Lovely location and informative museum. Our guide Khun Phon was very friendly, helpful and full of knowledge, not only about the elephants but also so more. Try to meet and have...More

2  Thank Julian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spending one day with the elephants was such an amazing experience! Be sure, the animals are treated good. If you take this trip, you will remember it forever!

1  Thank Mil0ra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are plenty of places in southeast Asia offering elephant rides, but many of them do not treat the animals well. That's not the case at this sanctuary in Luang Prabang, though - as well as being able to ride, bathe and feed the elephants...More

2  Thank gmj1892
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the way to khuang si falls, worths to spend couple of minutes there, enjoy feeding baby elephants and take a ride. Your visit may support the sanctuary; moreover, you can do more support by donation...More

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Elephant V, Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hello kamran, thank you so much for your kind review. we do want to make one thing clear to our readers and guests. we are NOT on the way to kwang si falls. we are near the tad sae falls in ban sieng lom. thanks...More

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justbrowsingaro... J
15 August 2016|
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Response from Elephant V | Property representative |
Hi there, you can book online to secure your place, but if you feel more comfortable by booking through our sales office, you can also do that :) Kind rgeards Elephant village team
6 February 2016|
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Response from MK S |
I am wondering about this too!! for people to be able to ride elephants, they usually do this process called phajaan or elephant crushing (crushing of the elephant's spirit emotionally and also harming them physically). I... More