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Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort

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Open Now: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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A great experience

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and having the opportunity to visit the elephants and feed... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cairns, Australia
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Must see movie before you go!

Love and Bananas is a great movie on Netflix to see before you go to Cambodia. It gives great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy T
Palo Alto, California
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 417
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and having the opportunity to visit the elephants and feed them. It was good to see they were well treated and looked after. Would highly recommend this experience if you have time to stop here for up to an...More

Thank rhthomas1980
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love and Bananas is a great movie on Netflix to see before you go to Cambodia. It gives great background and information on the elephant sanctuaries.

Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the half day experience: the organization was great and our tour guide Mr Somphone was excellent, knowledgeable and very kind! He contributed to make this day unforgettable! At first we fed two elephants, then we took a little boat to get to the...More

Thank Michi_Claude
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elephant Village is located about half an hour drive from Luang Prabang. Accommodation and food are basic but learning mahouts experiences is exciting and well organized. Elephants are well cared. These activities are recommendable for younger people because riding and bathing elephants requires significant energy...More

Thank amarcord1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is really amazing when you played with an elephant in the middle of a river and it made you totally wet. Their tour guide and elephant keeper were so nice. You should try it.

Thank BinhPheN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was admittedly very skeptical about riding an elephant for ethical reasons, but my family was excited to try the mahout experience, so I went along. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the elephants' treatment. Our guide was excellent and spent a lot of time...More

Thank Maddieb92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's not the first elephant sanctuary in Asia that I have visited. This sanctuary is located around half an hour drive from Luang Prabang. First we did a short introduction and learned the commands that mahouts use, then, we did a short test ride bareneck....More

Thank GosiaK1521
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a great experience here (we did the half day tour), the tour was good organized, pick up and drop off at our hostel, friendly staff, funny guide and we had an amazing time with the elephants. everything is very animal friendly and...More

Thank JanaB2194
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

we come to see the elephants with the promise that they aren’t riding elephants or anyway abused animals but that was not what we found out. A Mahua come to us riding the elephant and forcing him in a pool using a hammer, definitly not...More

Thank france334
Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hello. You must have mistaken another elephant camp with Elephant Village. We make it very clear that we DO elephant riding and we do it in the most humane way possible. The rides are one guest per elephant on the bare neck – no seats....More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our 1 day Mahout experience with Elephant village. The Tour Guide, Suk was very friendly, accommodating and knowledgable about all the elephants, the treatment they get and the background of the company. We were relieved to see the daily medical checks of...More

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Holly E
19 December 2017|
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Response from Elephant V | Property representative |
yes it is.
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