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Mekong Elephant Camp

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Address: 01 Mekong St, Pakbeng 10000, Laos
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+856 81 212 304

The Mekong Elephant Camp sits on the banks of the Mekong opposite the...

The Mekong Elephant Camp sits on the banks of the Mekong opposite the village of Pakbeng. The Mekong Elephant Camp offers visitors the chance to discover the privileged role elephants play in Lao culture while also taking in the spectacular natural surroundings. The camp offers visitors the chance to go on short elephant rides of 1, 2 or 3+ hours or to go on full elephant trek of two days through natural surroundings well off the standard tourist trail.

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Highly recommend visiting Mekong Elephant Camp. I always like to see elephants in their natural setting v a zoo. Elephants are very intelligent . Definitely these elephants. Tip... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2016
Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend visiting Mekong Elephant Camp. I always like to see elephants in their natural setting v a zoo. Elephants are very intelligent . Definitely these elephants. Tip : sunscreen,sunhat, water, insect repellent , camera

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Dear Reviewer, Thank you for posting your experience at the Mekong Elephant Camp on Tripadvisor. It is our will to push forward a responsible and sustainable tourism where elephants would be back on the front of the scene but in their natural habitat. And it is our pleasure to share unique experiences with our valued customers. Best Regards, Melissa Woolley... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Our family had a great time with the elephant bathing and riding. The elephants here were so sweet, and it looked like that they were treated fairly well,unlike other establishment that using elephant in tourism. After the elephant riding, we had a great walk down to the river. In a nutshell, Mekong Elephant Camp was a lovely destination that is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2014

I don't believe in putting a seat on an elephant it compresses his ribs, so a walk in the forest or down to the river is perfect. the elephants here are sweet and the mahouts very nice.

2 Thank greenlynda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

It was lovely to have a nice friendly elephant ride here. the elephants appeared to be well treated and happy.

Thank 53Paul53
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

The Elephant bathing is just a great moment of fun. We did a short ride and enjoyed it. We would have take the long one if we have had enough time.

Thank mike r
Saint John, Canada
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

A two hour tour in the forest, not a lot to see but a fun excursion to do with the family. Bring lots of bug spray!

Thank Fran318

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