Laos was once referred to as ‘The Land of a Million Elephants’ and today is a great chance to get up close with these gentle animals. Learn about the lives of elephants as well as conservation efforts underway to preserve the animals’ natural habitats. A highlight of the day is trek aboard an elephant’s back through the jungle, over rivers, and to beautiful waterfalls.
Elephant rides in Luang Prabang
This morning you will be picked up at your hotel at 0900 and transferred to the Luang Prabang countryside.
Together with your local guide you will proceed to the Elephant Park Project 15 km out of town. The Park is located in the middle of a green, natural area on the banks of the Nam Khan River. Along the way stop at the grave of Henry Mouhot’s, the famous adventurer who re-discovered Angkor Wat in 1859. After crossing the small river at the “Lao Spirit Resort” you will be introduced to the protected Asian elephants, magnificent animals that are revered throughout Asia. Climb aboard the back of an elephant and traverse through the stunning landscape and lush natural surroundings on a one hour ride. This new perspective is a relaxing way to enjoy nature, so relax and enjoy as you make your way through forests and along the Nam Khan River.
Afterwards, a short transfer brings you to/from the amazing waterfalls of the where you can hang out go for a swim or a short walk into the forest. Attention: in July-January only; the level of water may vary accordingly to the season. After this morning’s activities, transfer back to Luang Prabang for a late lunch at the “Café Bat vane Sene”, one of the city’s best cafes.(L). End of Elephant rides in Luang Prabang.
NOTE: we are working with animals and in nature, time changes may appear at any time. “Bring shoes that can get wet, sun protection, pocket money for tips, swimsuit, towel and long trousers!”
Price & Bookings
Tour price includes:
- Transfers from/to your hotel with tuk tuk
- English Speaking Guide
- Meals as indicated (L = Lunch)
- All entrance fees as mentioned
- Camera and video cameras fees if applicable
- All permissions and local taxes
Tour price excludes:
- Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels’ porters
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