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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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+856 30 57 89 120
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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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Brilliant customer service and the trip was fantastic. I did one night expedition and we stayed in a Hmong village, but I wish I'd done two or three nights to be honest!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant customer service and the trip was fantastic. I did one night expedition and we stayed in a Hmong village, but I wish I'd done two or three nights to be honest!

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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have a wonderful experience with tour guide "King Kong" for 1 day trek to Kuang si waterfalls, at White Elephant Adventures. It is a great trip. The waterfall is very beautiful but which is completely overrun by mainly Chinese tour groups. Very noisy and full everywhere. But the trekking stills a very good experience. The tour is included the... More 

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

Dear Italy1221, Thank you for writing a review here. I am happy to hear you had a wonderful day trekking with us to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfall, and your kind words are appreciated. I believe your trip coincided with the Chinese New Year during which time there are indeed a lot of Chinese tourists in town. In fact for... More 

Valer, Norway
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went out for a hike in the mountains with two of my friends. We hiked for 4 hours into the jungle, over the rice fields, through a Khmu village. We played soccer with the school kids, ate local food, learned a lot about the history of Laos and the Native people and slept in a Hmong house. I would... More 

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

Dear Mvilming, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to see you had an amazing trek with us and enjoyed your time with the local tribespeople. Thanks for recommending us, and I hope you have a safe onward journey from Luang Prabang. Best wishes from Alex and the whole WEA team! More 

Queens, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the 1 Day Kayaking to Pak Ou Caves and the 1 Day Trek to Kuang Si Falls. Both were top notch experiences with spectacular local guides. I in particular enjoyed the smaller size groups and friendly tour guides. Providing guidance but not holding your hand the entire way.

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

Dear Allen2580, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed both your tours with us and that you found the guides to be friendly. Indeed, we prefer to operate in smaller groups with the highest guide to guest ratio in town, this gives you more support and interaction and... More 

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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 3days trek with white elephant after a long thinking between Phongsaly gang doing this trek. It was one of our best trek in term of exchange. People in the village are so friendly, it's really nice. Don't expect them to wear traditional clothes, there are not wearing anymore. We are used to do treks inside the local... More 

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

Dear benouns, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm pleased to see you enjoyed your 3 day remote trek with us, and with you being a seasoned trekker, its especially nice to hear that this trip gave you the best memories. Song is a great guide...very kind and knowledgeable, especially on the local shamanistic history and... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon the white elephant office at luang Prabang and met Alex. I'm not a sporty person but got comfort from Alex in terms of understanding the distance and terrain, and then ultimately decided upon a one day tour to the Kuang si waterfalls. He is very knowledgeable about the area and was able to share how other tourists... More 

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

Dear Karen F, Thank you for writing a review here. I'm happy to hear you had a fun day trekking to the Kuang Si waterfall with us, and that the guide took care of you. We class the trek as easy, but of course everyone has different abilities, and I am always happy to describe the trek in detail so... More 

Larnaka City, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently went trekking with the White Elephant Adventures and couldn't be happier with the choise. Both the office staff and our guides Manh and Mour-Lee (sorry if I spelled that wrong!) were very friendly and knowledgeable. The nature and views are spectacular and the locals in the villages are very welcoming even if you don't have a common language.... More 

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

Dear FromFinlandWithLove, Thank you for writing a review. Its great to see you had a fantastic 3 day trek with us recently and learnt lots from your guides. Indeed the village people are very friendly and welcoming to outsiders, they can also be quite reserved and shy but the guides are always at hand to help with introductions. I'm pleased... More 

London
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56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time trekking with White Elephant. We chose them having spoken to a few companies along the main road when we arrived as they seemed very knowledgeable (and were also a little cheaper at $150 each for 3 days). It was raining when we booked and so we ended up having a private trek with just the... More 

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

Dear Hsmith689, Thank you for writing a review here, and for choosing White Elephant Adventures. I am pleased to hear King Kong took good care of you and that you had a great trek with us despite the rain, indeed, thanks for your understanding...we cannot control the weather, and while your tour was during the dry season it can of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend did the one day kayaking tour and a village Visite. You kayak through a beautiful landscape in the sun down the river. The white water parts where much fun and we managed not to fall in even it was our first time kayaking. We stopped at a small beach in a village on the river to... More 

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

Dear Marie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to hear you had an amazing kayaking trip with us on the Nam Ou river and that you didn't fall out! Indeed the whitewater part is a low Grade 3 so suitable for people with a bit of experience or for those seeking a little... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a 3 day trek with the fabulous tour guide 'King Kong' at White Elephant Adventures. I can't recommend this trek highly enough. WEA are using paths not frequented by other tour companies, which really adds to the impression of being off the beaten track. Day 1 we walked around 4 hours. It doesn't sound like that much but... More 

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

Dear Aussie771, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your trek with us and for your kind words. Its great to hear you had a fabulous time, and that King Kong and Moar Lee took care of you and answered all your questions. Its also really pleasing to hear your kids learnt a lot about the... More 

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