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Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort

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Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 417
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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 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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Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 417
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The guide, Anout, was great from the start. The van picked us up from our hotel. The elephant interaction was plentiful at their location, with great facilities and infrastructure. I loved the ride! They seemed to be comfortable and well fed. The mahouts maybe needed...More

Thank Natasha S
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I are both animal lovers, so when we came here, we wanted to be sure the elephants were treated ethically. They absolutely are. This place is really wonderful, the staff very professional, and the experience unforgettable. The elephants are so sweet and...More

1  Thank Randall M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful day out riding an elephant for an hour or so through beautiful scenery. We got to feed them bamboo to say thank you afterwards and then went for a great lunch. Waterfalls were next and that was an amazing spectacle. Possible to...More

1  Thank SthLondonTravellers
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a day trip visiting this elephant sanctuary. The guide, Mr.Somsack was phenomenal. He explained the history, operation and habits of the elephants to us in fluent English and taught us commands in Laos to direct our elephants. The elephants you can tell were...More

Thank Wandy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tha and the elephants made our trip!!! An absolute must visit in Luang Prabang. It has been a full month since visiting the Elephant Village and I cannot stop thinking about the wonderful time I had. All of the elephants and staff here are kind,...More

Thank blurker13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay at the Elephant Village was outstanding, both because of the activities and the beauty of the place itself. The experience is very well balanced: a lot of elephant riding, but also time to rest and sip a beer while observing the gorgeous nature...More

Thank Vincenzo S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great experience riding elephants bare back. You also get to go to Tad Sea waterfall via boat. Highly enjoyable.

Thank Skyward37
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whoever hasn't ride an elephant before this is a fantastic opportunity to do it! The nature surrounding the sanctuary is spectacular, we had a full day Mahout experience with our wonderful guide Tha.He was willing to answer us all the questions that we had about...More

Thank Apostolos_Marina
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a terrific experience with Elephant Village, and highly recommend the tour. Our guide, Det, explained everything well in very good English, and made sure we had everything we needed, from the pick up in our hotel to the background and history of the...More

Thank DCDolcevita
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all is important to our expectation. This place is not a proper Sanctuary. Is still a touristic place where the elephants work, but it was pleasant to discover that they are evolving to responsable tourism. They are learning to work without hurting them....More

Thank temachti
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Holly E
19 December 2017|
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Response from t_dzai Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is.
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