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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 experience

Staying at the Elephant Conservation Park was the highlight of my 5 week trip to Thailand and Laos... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
melindastuckey
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Sydney, Australia
Relaxing with the Elephants

My favorite place in Laos When I was told I would spend a lot of time just watching elephants, I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandrine_RNZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Sandrine_RNZ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the elephant conservation center in 2015 and can still remember like it was yesterday. I took the 2 day, 3 night package and will never forget it. Perfect way to disconnect for a while and enjoy nature at its fullest. They way they...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights and 3 days and we do not regret a singel second of it. We recommend that you stay at least 2 nights to get the most of it. Why you should visit this place and not...More

Thank Hanna L
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Looking back on my trip to Laos, the visit to the Elephant Center is definitely one of the highlights. I really felt it was a place where the care for and natural life of the elephants were the main goal, not the tourists. All the...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We were here for a week, and it was one of the best experiences of my life! We all had the time of our lives, and I feel so lucky to have been able to have this experience! Such a great place, especially for educating...More

Thank cgenghk
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

My daughter,wife and myself spent 2 days 1 night at this sanctuary. We wish we had stayed longer. We were collected from Luang Prabang and driven for a couple of hours where we then got a ferry to the centre. As we arrived 2 elephants...More

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I’ve expended two nights at the Center and it’s going to be an unforgettable experience. I’ve learnt a lot about this amazing creatures. The team is impressive and very friendly. The program’s approach is to follow and observe the elephants in their routine and their...More

Thank Virllin
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We stayed 2 days, 1 night at the Elephant Conservation Center with our 2 kids (7 and 8 years old). One of the best experiences so far! Their vision how they started the Conservation Center, the passion how they run the Center, how they teach...More

Thank mmariete
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I contemplated whether to do this as it wasn't really in my budget for my trip. I decided to do it once I got to Laos and booked the one night trip. It was so amazing I extended it to the 2 night stay the...More

1  Thank Megan U
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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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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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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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