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unbelievably exciting tour with brilliant guide

White Elephant could not have been more helpful in explaining the tour and guide options, including... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
johnno2077
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Great choice

I booked the one day kayak trip which also stops at the pak ou caves. Before booking, the owner was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Radko B
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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.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“remote villages” (28 reviews)
“hmong village” (23 reviews)
“tad se” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed 4 days ago

White Elephant could not have been more helpful in explaining the tour and guide options, including showing routes on google earth. On the day everything worked like clockwork and the guide was brilliant: knowledgeable, friendly and extremely helpfulMore

Thank johnno2077
WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear johnno2077, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. Its great to hear you had an awesome tour with us recently and that the guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Indeed, the interactive map is a great way to see the routes...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I booked the one day kayak trip which also stops at the pak ou caves. Before booking, the owner was very helpful in explaining the different options. I recommend anyone to drop by their office and do the same ( on the same road as...More

Thank Radko B
WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Radko B, Thank you for the review and for recommending White Elephant Adventures. I'm pleased you enjoyed your day out kayaking on the Nam Ou and the mighty Mekong river to the Pak Ou Caves, and that you found the guides to be excellent....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Laos. Not a trip for the faint-hearted but a real cultural experience to hike through the hills and stay in the villages. Our guide Year was exceptional. His english was excellent and he was continuously teaching...More

Thank Tansambi
WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Tansambi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. Its wonderful to hear that your 3 day trek with us was the highlight of your trip to Laos. Year is a great guide and passionate about talking to guests about the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the 1-day trek and kayak trip to Tad Sae Waterfall, and we absolutely loved it. Our guide, whose name was pronounced "Year," was so informative and enthusiastic--he was definitely a highlight of the tour. We loved kayaking down the river, the waterfall is...More

Thank Holley2015
WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Holley2015, Thank you for the wonderful review. I am pleased to hear you loved your recent tour with us and that Year did a great job teaching you lots about the local ethnicities here, he is one of our newest guides and very enthusiastic,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the 2-night home stay. It is indescribable to articulate. Being immersed into the culture and communities was a life changing experience. Our guide, Chansi, was able describe how local people's lives were completely integrated and dependent on the environment. The host families were...More

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

Dear Jim O, Many thanks for the review! I'm really pleased to hear you had an amazing experience, but more so to hear that it was a life changing experience. Chansi is an experienced guide and actually comes from one of the villages on the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a two trek with an overnight stay in one of the villages we visited. The tour guides were excellent, King Kong and YaLEE took great care of us and were a lot of fun to be around. The trek followed a really...More

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

Dear Emily M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. Its great to hear you found the guides to be excellent and were a lot of fun to be around, they are a close knit team and love what they do...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can back yesterday from a two day trek with an overnight stay in a Hmong village. Our guides were really friendly and knowledgeable, they happened to be great cooks too! We felt really welcome in the village and the scenery was just beautiful! Another...More

Thank Vanessa R
WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Vanessa R, Thank you for writing review here about your trek. Its good to hear the guides did a great job and that you enjoyed their culinary skills. Its also great to hear you felt welcome in the villages, indeed, the villagers are very...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Went on a two day trek with an overnight stay at a Hmong village. Beautiful scenery, a kind and helpful guides, great local food and unique experience learning about the local lifestyle. The price was also good. Highly recommended!More

Thank amirm03
WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Dear amirm03, Thank you for writing a review here. I am pleased you enjoyed your overnight stay in one of the remote tribal villages we visit and found the price to be of value. The scenery is indeed beautiful out there, with views of some...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This is the second time I have been hiking with the white elephant company. Last time I went during dry season for two nights hiking. This time I chose the one night version of the hike so that I could take my children 7 and...More

Thank Jposs1972
WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Jposs1972, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent tour with us, and also for choosing to trek with us a second time...we often get returnees looking to try a new tour and experience something different. Indeed, there are...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

I recently went to Luang Prabang on a last minute, leave the hubby at home trip, and so decided to do a White Elephant Adventure tour on one of the days. As I left it last minute I had to join a tour that was already...More

1  Thank jeff_grapes
WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Dear jeff_grapes, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. I'm pleased you had a fun tour and found the guides Kong and Year to be fantastic. Year can also speak quite a bit of French so added to Mandarin, English, Thai,...More

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smartcar8
1 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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