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Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort

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Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 417
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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
+856 71 252 417
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Reviewed 4 days ago

During our 5-days visit to Luang Prabang at beginning of Oct. 2017 we had a very exiting “Full Day Experience” at the “Elephant Village”. Although it was really hot on that day it was an unforgettable adventure with elephant ride, tracking through forest, boot ride...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit more detail. Picked up at our hotel in air conditioned van. Mr Phon was our guide and spoke good English. Met and fed our elephants, then ride out and back in the Nam Khan river and short trek to see their baby elephants. Then...More

Thank Dr Stephen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful day yesterday at the Elephant rescue Sanctuary and village. The highlight was feeding the baby elephants. Our guide Mr Phon spoke excelent English and had worked at the rescue center for 9 years. He gave us a real insight into the life...More

Thank juliashepherd2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very special day with an attraction that uses tourism to improve the welfare of people and snimsls. The elephants sre treated with love and respect. No prods or hooks used, just training. They are well cared for and spend most of their...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very rewarding day riding bareback on these amazing gentle beasts. Visiting the baby elephants and feeding them was so special. Whizzing down the river on a long boat was very refreshing. Then finishing the day off with a nice buffet overlooking the river in...More

1  Thank Christine-Tina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a half day trip with me, my husband and 3 year old daughter. It was truly a wonderful experience. Our guide, Phon, was very thoughtful and experienced. We first fed the elephants, and then went in a short elephant ride through a river....More

1  Thank erowe1111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my two kids (7 and 9) for the one day mahout experience. We spent some time trying to learn the elephant commands (which we mostly then forgot!). We each had an elephant to ride along through the river for a short while. I...More

Thank Jposs1972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this elephant park because of the good reviews I read. I wasn't disappointed. Mr Kahn was a great guide! He was detailed in giving us a informative session on the elephants. We had a good time with these gentle giants.

Thank SylviaLoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before i wrote this , i noticed some negative reviews which confused me can only assume they are confusing this organisation with another ?? , what we found was a great place that genuinely cares for the Elephants , they treated wonderfully ,have previously visited...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a little sceptical at first as we only wanted to visit a fully ethical elephant village and we definitely found the right one! This was a lovely environment with great and helpful guides and staff. The elephants are very well looked after and...More

3  Thank alexandramacfarlne
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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
6 February 2016|
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Response from MK S |
I am wondering about this too!! for people to be able to ride elephants, they usually do this process called phajaan or elephant crushing (crushing of the elephant's spirit emotionally and also harming them physically). I... More