1 day Elephant Village, Trekking in Luang Prabang


This day tour around Luang Prabang Laos is a full day Elephant riding & trekking combination tour in cooperation with our exclusive ‘Elephant Village’. Just 15 km outside of Luang Prabang, this is an easy day tour combining a few highlights at the same time.  The tour Includes village visits and soft hiking into amazing countryside, to Khamu minority village and the magnificent Tad Sae Waterfall. A perfect package for responsible travelers as this tour also supports the Fair Trek project which raises funding for seven villages in the area. In short: Soft nature & animal activity for a day…

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We start this soft adventure day around Luang Prabang with a short drive out of Luang Prabang town. Together with your knowledgeable and experienced local guide you will arrive at the Elephant Village for the first part of todays activities. The Elephant Village is located about 15 km out of Luang Prabang in the middle of a wonderful mountainous surrounding and at the banks of the scenic Nam Khan River.

Enjoy the new perspective and the amazing nature on this 1 hr. Elephant ride. A stunning landscape, quietness, and the lush nature are the ingredients for your relaxed stay on the back of the protected Elephant. You will make your way through small forests and ride through the Nam Khan River. Afterwards a boat will bring you to the Tad Sae waterfalls(dried out between February and August). At the waterfall or the river you can hang out for some swimming and bathing in the refreshing cool water.

A Lao Style Lunch will be served either on the magnificent waterfalls or on the mountain view veranda of the Elephant Village.

The soft half day trekking (about 3-4 hrs.) will lead you out into a Khmu village where you get an insight in every day life and culture of this hill tribe. The village is nestled on the foot of a big mountain range. Most of the people here are farmers and fishermen and live from their traditional way of agriculture. They even speak a different language here and your guide will help to ask questions. This village Trek is part of the ‘Fair Trek’ Project which supports seven villages in the area. It is a cooperation between authorities, the villages and the operating tour company.

Today you will be blessed with great views to the more than 1,600 meter high mountain range which is covered with dense jungle. Here is an astonishing and relaxing atmosphere. You will take a small boat on the Nam Khan River or a short walk back to the pick up point. Return to Luang Prabang.

Elephant ride about 1 hrs. Total walking 3+ hrs. 

we are working with animals and in nature settings, time changes may appear at any time. (Bring shoes that can get wet!!) The waterfall though is dry during February-August! Elephant rides can take different routes through river and village depending on the season.
 Tours leave rain or shine…

  • Start from our office in Luang Prabang or pick up service if private VIP tour
  • transfer to Elephant Village area and the Elephant Camp 40 min.
  • Briefing, information and English speaking guide
  • Elephant riding about 1 hrs.
  • All permissions and taxes related to the tour
  • Elephant Village entrance fees and project contributions
  • Fair Trek village fund fees
  • Waterfall park entry fees
  • Motorboat charges and transfers
  • Set lunch in Elephant Village Restaurant or with lunch box
    (depending on starting time or season)
  • Drinking water and fruits
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