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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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White Elephant Adventures is a team of Laotians, British and Canadians...

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.

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Trekking and Kuang Si Waterfalls!

My fiends and I were hesitant to do this trek given it was over a 100 degrees. The trip far exceeded our expectations and the day was filled with fun and surprises. Our guide King... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deborah Z
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiends and I were hesitant to do this trek given it was over a 100 degrees. The trip far exceeded our expectations and the day was filled with fun and surprises. Our guide King Kong was fabulous and knowledgeable. The waterfalls were beautiful and fun to swim in. We also got to explore villages and a cave and we... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Deborah Z, Thank you for writing a review here. I am pleased you had a great trek to the Kuang Si waterfall and that it exceeded your expectations. We usually try to stay away from the crowds where possible so its good you didn't see others on the trail. Indeed, the weather is very hot now, and the New... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a fantastic 2 day trek to go on with White Elephant Adventures. Our guide for the trek, MoarLee, was just delightful and so helpful. I found myself struggling walking in the heat on the first day and MoarLee was there to encourage me, giving practical advice on the track ahead and allowing plenty of rest time. It's... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Amandajac2, Thank you for writing such a lovely review. Its great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the trek and clearly you got out of the experience exactly what we hope guests do. The guide of course plays an integral part but can also only offer so much, so its great you were able to mix with the village kids... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our two day trek from Luang Prabang began with a truck ride to the river then a long tail boat to the other side. Up Up we hiked first on dirt roads to a small ethnic village then through the jungle over a mountain pass on a stunning foot path. Occasional creek crossings and cave entrances brook up the thick... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Kathy P, Thank you for writing a review here about your 2 day trek and kayak trip to Tad Sae waterfall. I'm pleased to hear you found the guide to be excellent and that the route we took was well off the beaten path. Indeed, many companies often just opt for the more profitable routes which to me defeats... More 

Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was very nice, the guide very helful and knowledgeable, the hike to the falls was amazing and Kuang Si Falls a definitely must see in Luang Prabang. I would recommend WEA if you are looking for adventure.

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Chaco76, Thank you for writing a review. It's great to hear you had an awesome trek to Kuang Si waterfall and that the guide was helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks for recommending White Elephant Adventures, and I hope you have a safe and enjoyable onward trip from Luang Prabang. Best wishes from Alex and the whole WEA team! More 

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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 2 day trek to the remote villages of hmong and kamu. The trek itself was beautiful, all through the jungle and the farming countryside. The villages were incredible. The people were a little shy, as were we but we managed to talk a little to some of the children and got some beautiful photos. Our guides... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Naomi, Thank you for writing a review here about your recent trip with us. Its great to hear you had an amazing experience and that the guides were entertaining and knowledgeable. Indeed, our remote treks are the most authentic treks in the area, if not Laos, so the tribal people can be shy at times but we have good... More 

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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a day trip kayaking on the river. We had an hour drive away from the city and then came back on the river. We visited caves, where over 40,000 Buddhas are stored and displayed. We also visited a rice whisky making village. The paddling on the river is not too hard. Our youngest is 9 and we had... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Antonia V, Thank you for writing a review here. I am pleased to see you had a great kayaking trip to the Pak Ou Caves, where there are estimated to be 4,000 Buddha's located inside. The focus for this tour is mostly the kayaking and scenery and as you stated suitable for most ages. As our kayaks are double... More 

Calgary, Canada
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177 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the two day N13 tour offered by White Elephant Tours. The tour takes in three villages: 1 Khmu village, 2 Hmong villages, and lots of scenery. Walked through dry rice paddies (it was the dry season), forests, and met local farmers and folks as we walked. Our tour was on a couple hot days. The first day we... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Canuck2011_11, Thank you for writing such a detailed review about the tour, it really helps others get a good idea of what to expect. I am pleased you enjoyed the 2 day trek and that the guides did a great job answering your questions. Indeed the heat can make things more challenging, as can the rain when it rains... More 

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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did P8 and P9 1 day tours. We did the 3 hour trek to Kuang Si with a great little young guide called 'King Kong'. It was nice and steady and we went through Hmong/Khmu/Lao villages. We walked through all terrains including rubber plantations, Teak, jungle and climbed limestone trails until we reached the spring which is the source... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear wallymcdonald, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here about your two tours with us. It's great to hear you had a brilliant time on each, and that King Kong took care of you well. Hopefully, you can make it back one day to try one of our unique remote tours. Thanks for recommending us, and... More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We're a couple in our sixties and we did two trips with White Elephant...The trek to the Waterfall and kayaking down the Kahn. We were very happy with both, guides were excellent and professional but very open and friendly. The excursions were interesting and easy enough for our age group. Well worth the cost.

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Thank Vanessa M
WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. I'm pleased to hear you had a great day out on our trek and kayak trip to the beautiful Tad Sae waterfall and found the day to be good value. Indeed, we have some great guides who are very friendly and this tour can be enjoyed... More 

Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We did the 2 day trekking to hill tribe villages with our 15 year old daughter. We all think it was a great and unforgettable experience! Thank you White Elephant Adventures team, we hope to be back one day :-)

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear car0lineheyndrickx, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. I'm pleased to hear you had a great tour giving you an unforgettable experience. I hope you had an equally enjoyable onward journey from Luang Prabang and indeed get to return one day, perhaps even for one of our longer treks. Best wishes from Alex and the... More 

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