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Elephant Conservation Center

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Nam Tien Protected Area | Sayaboury, Sayaboury 0800, Laos
+856 20 96 590 665
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Amazing people doing amazing work.

I’m normally sceptical of conservation projects in developing countries, but was inspired and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brian H
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Incredibly Peaceful

I absolutely loved the Elephant Conservation Center! All of the staff was very kind and positive. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily K
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The Elephant Conservation Center marks a new era for conservation of the Asian elephant within the Lao PDR and offers a unique experience to visitors wishing to contribute towards the preservation of an endangered species. The first of its kind in Laos, the Center is not another elephant camp but an innovative approach that combines conservation of an endangered species with eco-tourism. Minimum stay is overnight, however we recommend our 2 nights package to experience all the activities and truly enjoy this tranquil part of the world. Volunteer experiences, 6 nights/7 days are also available. Now we have our own minivan departing Luang Prabang daily at 8am and it takes you back the following day or days arriving Luang Prabang 4.30pm. It is only a 2 hour journey from Luang Prabang, Laos' UNESCO World Heritage listed town.
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Nam Tien Protected Area | Sayaboury, Sayaboury 0800, Laos
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+856 20 96 590 665
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’m normally sceptical of conservation projects in developing countries, but was inspired and humbled by my experience at the ECC. All the staff that I met were amazingly knowledgeable and passionate about the project and the elephants. Any doubts I had about the Centre faded...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved the Elephant Conservation Center! All of the staff was very kind and positive. I was so impressed by their commitment to keeping these elephants safe, and encouraging them to become wild again. The very basic accommodations didn't bother me, I quite liked...More

Thank Emily K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience! It felt great to be apart of something so special, you really feel like you’re somewhere that is trying to make a difference in the world. If you come visit laos, this is an absolute must see, you will no...More

Thank Jesse W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodgings were quite rustic- communal bathrooms not ideal for someone in their 50's. My main complaint is that we were not really greeted nor given " the lay of the land" upon arrival. We did not know who was in charge and ended up...More

Thank gretchen d
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Jozef C, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Conservation Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gretchen, We are very sorry to hear that you had a visit which was not in line with your expectations. Our program for three days actually ads a lot to that of one night. You get to have a more in depth view of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic 3 days experience ! Elephants are welcoming you in their environment. A lot of different and interesting activities. Be ready to slide when it rains. Very good cooking. I recommend at 100%.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this adventure, and it certainly left a memorable impression on me. The location is amazing and worth the trip in and of itself.. it rained the whole time I was there, but I hardly noticed it since there were still lots of...More

Thank Matt H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place if you want to make something good for the world, the nature and whole environment. This is a true and nature place to see a such incredible animal, the elephant. The staff are very kindly and so engaged in that project....More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Incredible humbling experience at this centre. Very educational and they are doing incredible work allowing domesticated rescued elephants the chance to live as natural a life as possible. Would highly recommend it. Very informative, great food & accomodation, brilliant service. We had many opportunities to...More

Thank Clíodhna O
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Staying at the Elephant Conservation Park was the highlight of my 5 week trip to Thailand and Laos. It gave me the opportunity to wonder and be amazed at the majesty of these animals and highlighted the passion and dedication of the people that make...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

My favorite place in Laos When I was told I would spend a lot of time just watching elephants, I honestly thought this might be a bit boring. But at the end of the 3 days experience, I rushed to the office to go back...More

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gemma b
27 January 2018|
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Hey Gemma, If you are travelling alone, you would still have your own bungalow, without an extra cost.
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22 December 2017|
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Bonjour, Le centre ne propose pas de séjour de 5 nuits sur place. Néanmoins nous y avons passé 10 jours sans se lasser grâce au programme de volontariat. Ayant fait un autre centre en Asie celui ci était radicalement... More
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Response from OliveGoh | Reviewed this property |
If you really want to experience it, stay at least 2 nights. Those who stay 1 night gets the "honeymoon" treatment which is quite superficial. The longer you stay, the more immersive it becomes. If you genuinely love... More
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