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MandaLao Elephant Conservation

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“half day tour”(20 reviews)
We are Luang Prabang's first and only non-riding elephant experience. Please join us for an unforgettable trip that will not only benefit the well being of our elephants but be a highlight to any Southeast Asian adventure.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
82 Sisavangvong Rd., Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 30 56 64 014
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Why I recommend this without hesitation: 1. The Mandalao team are simply fabulous. The welcome at their office was warm and sincere. Thank you to Thang, Thong and Gregoria for everything. 2. The total experience from booking, pick up in a comfortable mini-bus, the actual...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Basically confirming the positive reactions I read below: enthusiast guide, wonderfull location and of course the good cause. We booked the half day 'communicating with elephants'. Although we really enjoyed our time, the netto time spent with the animals is really minimal: around 40 minutes......More

Thank Joris D
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a wonderful experience to spend some “up close and personal” time with happy and well cared for gentle giants in their natural environment. Tan was an excellent tour guide with good English and a deep passion and knowledge about elephant welfare. Thank you for...More

Thank TeresaAus
Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Teresa, thanks so much for your kind review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with elephants at MandaLao. You make a great point. Seeing elephants who are obviously so carefree and happy does alleviate concerns about their welfare - and enables our...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As an elephant lover, this was my most anticipated activity of my Laos visit, and it did no disappoint. Dao was an excellent guide on our full day trek. Everything was on time and very well organized. We got to learn about elephants in Laos,...More

Thank L P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ernt to Mandalao in the walking experience eith two female and one young elephants. It was amazing. The walk itself, the lunch and guides. Everything was very well planned.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from a morning trek with the elephants at MandaLao and it was definitely the highlight of our trip to Laos so far. What a phenomenal experience from start to finish this was! Both of our guides, Than and Dao(?) were excellent...More

Thank Chris B
Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Chris and Clare, we can't begin to tell you how much your review is appreciated - and we are thrilled to hear that your visit to MandaLao and the time you spent with the elephants was the highlight of your visit to Laos, thus far....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the ONLY elephant conservation company in Luang Prabang where the elephants are not ridden, chained or struck with poles/ sticks/ picks. This experience is about spending time with elephants, doing what elephants like to do best: walking and eating. I chose the full...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful day. We were concerned about being part of an animal tourism program, but with the recommendation from friends who had recently been plus speaking with the team, we were excited to spend time with the elephants and learn about elephant conservation in...More

Thank mjfInalandfarfaraway
Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased that you had a wonderful day with the elephants at MandaLao. Baby Kit is certainly an experience to behold - such a funny and fun-loving guy - and his interactions with his mom and auntie...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the Therapeutic Trek. We truly enjoyed interacting with the elephants. We found everyone we met to be friendly and knowledgeable and happy to answer our questions. We felt like we learned a great deal and it seemed to us, in the brief time...More

Thank ChicagoPair
Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback, ChicagoPair. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed spending time with the elephants and were impressed by the staff, facilities and information that was shared. We are disappointed to hear the tour itself didn't fully meet your expectations. As you can see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely way to see elephants in their natural environment. We were able to feed the elephants , walk with them and watch them interact. Children loved it and the set up is very inspiring. Would definitely recommend this .More

Thank tahrinarussell
Contact U, Owner at MandaLao Elephant Conservation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so pleased that you and your children were able to spend some time with the elephants at MandaLao. No doubt it was an experience that your children, and yourselves, will remember for the rest of your lives. Elephants are amazing animals and being near...More

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10 May 2018|
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Response from Contact U | Property representative |
Hi Felix, We always suggest pre-booking as the we have limited numbers in our groups. If you have a specific tour in mind it is highly suggested. Thanks
7 May 2018|
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Response from Contact U | Property representative |
Mandalao is 25 mins away from Luang Parbang by Van just 15 km of driving. We provide transport on all our tours and will pick you up from your hotel or guest house.
5 May 2018|
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Response from yaknak | Reviewed this property |
The morning walk with the baby is not a hike, it is truly trekking along a path and the elephants either behind, ahead or in the river. Our hike was the morning half day and then lunch. It was a perfect amount of time to... More