Half Day Elephant Riding Luang Prabang Laos
Laos Tour Overview:
This half day elephant interaction tour provides a wonderful option to get out of town and away from the crowd into the natural beauty of Luang Prabang Laos, where Elephants still bath in rivers and visitors can see the Elephants in a secure and well maintained surrounding. The protected Asian Elephants will carry you on trails in the countryside and rivers near the “Elephant Village”. A visit to the cascades of Tad Sae as well as all transfers and river-view buffet lunch is included in this Luang Prabang based half-day elephant tour package…
Tiger Trail Elephant Tours will take you out into the beautiful Laos countryside and introduce you to our protected Asian Elephants at the “Elephant Village”, a private initiative to save Elephants from brutal logging work in Laos. This tour is an easy day out in nature with an elephant ride and waterfall visit, depending on the season.
Besides your personal experience on the trail with your Elephant, the money of your tour fee will be aiding to host the protected Elephants in the “Elephant Village”, as well as supporting the development work in the rural area of the Ban Xieng Lom village, which is located next to the Elephant Village project. You are part of this engagement to protect and maintain a new perspective and better future to our former logging and working Elephants in Laos! You will be more than a tourist, you are part of the project for this good cause!
Your Itinerary on the Elephant Village visit:
Your Pick up service will await you in front of your hotel, at about 8:30-9:00. (or pre-arranged pick up point as of your booking & voucher info)
Together with your local guide you will proceed to the “Elephant Village” about 15 km out of town and in the middle of a green, natural surrounding, settled on the banks of the Nam Khan river. Here you will be introduced to the protected Asian Elephants and go out for a scenic ride in the beautiful settings along the river. Enjoy the new perspective and the wonderful nature on this 45-min Elephant ride through which you support the rescue of our former logging Elephants.
A stunning landscape, tranquillity and lush Lao nature gives you a relaxed stay on the back of the Elephant. Lean back in your seat and enjoy this exceptional Elephant experience…
Lunch will be served on the river view terrace overlooking the Nam Khan river and the surrounding landscapes.
A short boat ride will bring you to the amazing Tad Sae waterfalls (not in dry season from Jan-August). Here you can hang out and relax for a while in the refreshing waterfall cascades. A short boat trip will bring you back to the Elephant Village. A transfer back to Luang Prabang will be arranged and you should arrive back in town in the early afternoon, depending on the schedules
This Elephant Camp visit is a great family escape as well as an interaction and learning program. Also this Elephant tour is a great example for sustainable tourism and a positive symbioses between visitor activities and community based cooperation, helping to protect the Elephants at the same time. Your visit really makes a difference!
Your Elephant program at Elephant Village:
The Elephant Tour consists of a scenic Elephant ride about 60 min. depending on the trail & weather conditions. You cannot choose the route yourself, as the trails might change from day to day depending on weather and the elephants mood! Normally our Elephant Riding activities will go through some forest and plantation parts as well as the Nam Khan river area.
Elephant activity area:
Our Elephant activity area was discovered by Tiger Trail Outdoor Adventures around 1998 and offers the perfect location for outdoor activities and the right setting for the Elephant interaction programs. Forests, a winding river, a wonderful waterfall and an impressive mountain range provides the perfect place for your special Elephant interaction trip outside of Luang Prabang. The Elephant Village shows displays and information about the Elephant habits and Asian Elephants in general as well as a personal story about each animal which is hosted within the project compound.
This Elephant activity day Includes:
- Transfers from/to Hotel *A/C and private, or join-in (depending on your booking)
- English speaking local tour guide
- Buffet Lunch on Riverview terrace, drinking water, fruits
- Elephant conservation contribution
- Waterfall entry and visit (not in dry season Jan.-July)
- Other entrance fees and village fund payments
- Boat transfers to/from waterfall
- Local taxes and permissions
Community support in the village area:
- Creating new jobs for Mahouts (Elephant care takers), local guides, boat drivers, trail maintenance workers, assistants, constructors
- Trail/land rental fees for the communities involved in the project
- Village support through Elephant food which is bought in the village on daily bases
- Support to the local school every year
ELEPHANT TOUR INFO:
All Elephant activities can be combined with other activities such as Trekking & Hiking (Fair Trek Project), Kayaking andMountain Biking or home stay programs. Especially multi day tours offer you a wonderful experiences and village stays make it just a unique visit around Luang Prabang.