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Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort

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Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Elephant Village in Luang Prabang, Laos was set up in 2003 and is now owned by a group of passioante Lao nationals. Our sales office is located on the main street in town close to the National Museum and our beautiful elephant camp is located next to the village Ban Xieng Lom. Elephant Village focuses on three objectives:1. Saving Elephants 2. Community Support 3. Nature Preservation. We take elephants out of the very dangerous logging industry and provide them with an alternative way of earning their income. We try to help the elephants which desperately need help the most such as older elephants and elephants which have injuries due to accidents. We currently have 14 elephants in our care including 2 baby elephants which will never have to work in the logging industry. We are also home to a female elephant called Mae Uak, who was injured when she stepped on a 'UXO' (Un-Exploded Ordinance) some time ago, before we rescued her. She is now happily living in our herd.
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Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did a lot of research and thought we had found a good company who care for the elephants BUT it's a tourist trap making lots of money at the expense of these beautiful animals. Everyone else on our minibus opted for the feeding, bathing...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the elephant walking and bathing. Tad pricey, but certainly something I had wanted to do for a long time, bath the elephants. We started off with a river walk on the backs of elephants, howdah free. The elephant was certainly not stressed with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t say enough how much fun the Elephant Village and Sanctuary is. I’ve been there twice and will probably go when more family visits me in Luang Prabang. My first tour guide, Ded, was the best tour guide I’ve had at any location ever....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I read many reviews and articles about the various elephant “attractions” and decided on Elephant Village because of their strong commitment to the conservation of these much abused creatures by the logging industry. It is evident from the start, that they are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the 1 day Mahout tour on 13 April with Noy and it was a great experience. It was my first time riding elephants and at first it was a bit scary but I soon got used to it. There is a guide who...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This sanctuary does not use the chair to ride elephants It is trying it’s best to find the balance between so these lovely creatures can live their lives in peace I did this with tiger trails and highly recommend

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the mahout experience with Mr. Anou and had an incredible time. We loved that we could spend a lot of time with the elephants up close and personal. And it was very important that they were well treated and healthy. A great day.

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Holly E
18 December 2017|
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Response from Elephant V | Property representative |
yes it is.
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justbrowsingaro... J
15 August 2016|
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Response from Elephant V | Property representative |
Hi there, you can book online to secure your place, but if you feel more comfortable by booking through our sales office, you can also do that :) Kind rgeards Elephant village team
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