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White Elephant Adventures

44/3 Sisavangvong Road | Ban Xieng Mouane,, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Authentic Experience with Local People

Our experience with While Elephant Adventures in March provided us with two days of trekking along... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
937elaine
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London, Canada
2-day trekking tour

As I was travelling in Laos on my own, I joined a group of 10 people for a 2-day 10-km-trekking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marialv95
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Paris, France
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White Elephant Adventures is a team of Laotians, British and Canadians enthusiastic about organizing adventurous and educational hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking tours in the UNESCO World Heritage site Luang Prabang. We'll take you trekking through dense Laos jungle, riding and bathing elephants at crystal-blue waterfalls, whitewater kayaking down tributaries of the Mekong, and exploring remote ethnic Hmong and Khmu hill-tribes on unforgettable homestays. At White Elephant Adventures we are passionate about making sure each visitor's experiences are authentic and uncrowded and that the impact of these journeys on the local people and their environment is low. We offer professionally guided single or multi-day hiking, biking, and kayaking adventures available for small groups of two to eight people.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trek” (73 reviews)
“king kong” (12 reviews)
“tad se” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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44/3 Sisavangvong Road | Ban Xieng Mouane,, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our experience with While Elephant Adventures in March provided us with two days of trekking along beautiful mountain trails through jungle and occasionally through villages and farmland. We encountered very few people on the trails and those we saw were local. There were 7 people...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As I was travelling in Laos on my own, I joined a group of 10 people for a 2-day 10-km-trekking tour, to visit the hill villages around Luang Pra Bang. The tour was wonderful and the guides were great ! Very well organized, good vibes,...More

1  Thank Marialv95
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Marialv95, Thank you for writing a review here. I am pleased to hear you had a great overnight trip with us recently and appreciated the standard of our guides. Thanks for recommending us to your friends. I hope you get to visit beautiful Laos...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did a two days one night trekking with White Elephants Adventures (would have liked to do three days, two nights, but would have been alone). We had a friendly guide (King) Kong and the trekking was nice: beautiful scenery, visit to some Kmu and...More

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Henrivdb2015, Thank you for writing a review here. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your overnight trek with us recently and that you found Kong's cooking to be delicious. Indeed during the dry season the trekking will be faster than the rainy season especially...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us did 2 day trips with our fantastic guide Year. We saw great sights, and Year taught us a lot about Laos and its wonderful people. Highlights were a full day kayak trip, Cave of 4,000 Buddhas - and playing in the Mekong...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the name of the company in our guide book and i must say that it is a really serious company. We paid like 65 euros per person and we spent two days and one night in a village in the mountains. Our guide...More

Thank Yolanda T
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Yolanda T, Thank you for writing a review about your recent trek with us. Its great to hear you had such a wonderful time in the mountains on our 2 day remote trek and learnt so much from the guide. Depending on the size...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started with a really nice walk through the villages and met with local students while helping them practice their English. Then it was off through the rubber tree plantation and into the jungle for a nice trek. We had a great time meeting new...More

Thank Brycen D
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Brycen D, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm pleased you had a great trek to the Kuang Si waterfall recently and that you got to interact with some local students....they are always keen to improve their English when they...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did an 8hr-ish commitment with 5-6hrs trekking through a local village and the jungle to the Kuang Si waterfall. It was not difficult trekking but did involve about 5 miles. Fun stops along the way included the local village, a cave, & a beautiful...More

Thank Brendan C
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Brendan C, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. It's great to hear you had a fun trek to the Kuang Si waterfall and enjoyed the sights on the way. Indeed, while people can just take a tuk-tuk to the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this trek as we were looking for something long and as far as we could get into the remote mountain side as possible. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about everything we encountered, as he grew up there and knew all of the...More

Thank Kristina L
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kristina L, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent trek with us. I'm pleased you had an amazing experience in the mountains and learnt lots from your guide. Indeed, many of our guides either come from these mountains...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we are not the most kayaking savvy, we decided to take this trip visiting the Pak Ou caves. And we were so glad we did – the nature is absolutely stunning, the guides were really nice and helpful and the kayaking was a...More

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Venka37, Thank you for writing review about your recent kayaking tour with us. I'm pleased to hear you had a great day out kayaking on the Nam Ou river...indeed, the scenery is stunning, passing by untouched jungle and limestone karst peaks that rise straight...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The peacefulness of kayaking with guides that appreciated what they do made for a perfect day. All of us who were on this kayaking adventure were appreciative for the opportunity to see what travelling down the Ou River, near Luang Prabang, Laos has been like...More

Thank Barry G
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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Barry G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. Its great to hear your group had a perfect day out kayaking on the Ou River to the Pak Ou Caves and that you found the guides knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Indeed,...More

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CHAMALTA
14 February 2018|
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Response from WEA_Laos | Property representative |
Dear Chamalta, We politely ask for a deposit to secure places and avoid disappointment as we can get busy and tours can easily fill up at times, however guests are welcome to delay payment until their arrival to Luang... More
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smartcar8
2 October 2017|
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Response from WEA_Laos | Property representative |
Dear smartcar8, I am not sure which trek you are referring to...but going by recent reviews we had a David do our 1 day trek to Kuang Si waterfall recently. This trek starts in a traditional (though slowly developing... More
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Julie R
22 February 2016|
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Response from WEA_Laos | Property representative |
Hello Julie, Thank you for contacting WEA. I'm not sure which tour you are referring to however, please note our website went down temporarily last night, but it should be back up and running within the next 2 hours. On the... More
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