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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 yesterday via mobile

My mum is a little immobile and even though she didn't write the elephants she came along for the day to feed them and learn about them. My friend and I did the full day package. Starting out with a practice on the back of...More

Thank hourdy
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place was recommended by our tour guide. We had a whole day to fill before our flight at 7pm. As there were several people form our group interested in going our guide organised it for us but you could take a tuk-tuk. Negotiate the...More

1  Thank Sparkymonster
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a wunderfull experience at the elephant village. Our guide Deth spoke English very good and was able to respond to all our questions. At this elephant village they are riding the elephants bare back and aren't using stick or hooks to control the...More

Thank Patrick K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our whole elephant Village visit was fantastic from the moment we were picked up by our Village guide, Mr Tha until the time we were returned to Luang Prabang the next day, was a professional and memorable experience. The sanctuary accommodation, meals and atmosphere were...More

Thank Barbara A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We followed the full day program and had as our guide Mr. Sou Kanh. The program was very nice and rich. Elephant riding was a unique experience. They seem to do a very good effort towards protecting and preserving elephants. The hike was very interesting...More

Thank Ioannis74p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My third elephant adventure in 30 years. I particularly enjoyed the gentle friendly and up close interaction with the well treated giant mammals. The highlight was riding down and into the river with my ‘mahout’ jumping off so I could ride solo. We took the...More

Thank Timfairfield
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really nice day at the elephant village! Our guide Mr. Tha was very friendly and gave us a lot of information. We booked a full day tour, including a mahout training and the elephant bathing. The elephants are treated very well and...More

Thank zizi1689
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a 4 week tour of Asia and we had originally planned a day trek but my husband hurt his leg so this visit was arranged at short notice. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience! We were picked up from our hotel in a luxury van...More

Thank Swisstrekkers
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't recommend the 2 day overnight tour at Elephant Village enough. This was not my only elephant experience in Asia but it was by far the best. Everything was perfect from the beginning to end. I had the time of my life while on...More

1  Thank RachelChristine1
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some moments when travelling that remain memories for eternity. At the tender age of 18, I have been blessed with a few, and my family's visit to The Elephant Sanctuary is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of them. The coupling of...More

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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
6 February 2016|
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Response from MK S |
I am wondering about this too!! for people to be able to ride elephants, they usually do this process called phajaan or elephant crushing (crushing of the elephant's spirit emotionally and also harming them physically). I... More