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Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort

#1 of 31 Outdoor Activities in Luang Prabang Features Animals
Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 20 58 203 994
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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 20 58 203 994
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is a lifetime experience not to be missed by any family traveling to Luang Prabang. If you're lucky, you'll strike Sac as your guide, a delightful and extremely knowledgeable local with a gift for knowing when to explain and when to just let guests...More

3  Thank Kane B
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Having selected this company for seeing the elephants based on the initial impression on going to all different day trip companies, we were really glad to hear that this is one of the only companies in Luang Prabang that treat their elephants ethically. The place...More

2  Thank Jenna K
Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Dear Jenna K, Thank you for your kind words. We do try very hard to not only provide the most amazing experiences for our guests, but also to make sure that our herd is well cared for and happy. It is great to hear that...More

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must do if you are in Luang Prabang for more than a day or so . These elephants are rescued from the logging trade . Two babies are a testament to how successful the program is . They are are more than...More

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to visit an elephant sanctuary with an on site vet and which puts animal welfare first this is the place to go. Mr Def was a great guide and nothing was too much trouble. (Thank you for taking all the photos. Bathing...More

1  Thank AnnieLTB
Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Dear AnnieLTB, Thank you for your review and it is wonderful to see that you had a great time. Our main concern is always the welfare of our herd and we have made some massive changes this year to make them even happier, (no seat...More

Reviewed 23 September 2016

We flew in from Vientiane around 10am, found a guesthouse and dropped off our gear, and quickly dressed in appropriate attire HOPING somehow Elephant Village would be able to fit us in for their half day experience. Upon arrival we realized we had missed the...More

Thank Corey C
Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Dear Corey C, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review, it is greatly appreciated on our end :) We are so pleased to hear that you managed to squeeze in a tour, however we would just say to others reading...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great time on this adventure. They picked us up at our hotel and took us the sanctuary in the countryside. They have us an overview of our planned half day. We got to see the elephants up close, pet, feed and go...More

1  Thank Sean B
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Normally I don't agree with elephant riding treks, Its a bit of a bad life for the elephant. (thats my own personal opinion) The Elephant Village Sanctuary is something entirely different. If you ride the elephant you will ride Mahout style, so thats just like...More

Thank Simon V
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Visiting elephant rescue centre for a quick feeding time for the magnificent creature. Without riding the elephants, feeding them was a great highlight

Thank Sal I
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great time doing a full day trip with an elephant ride and elephant bathing From what we saw the elephants are not chained by the feet and do not wear the heavy back harnesses which harm their spines The elephant ride is...More

Thank Karim S
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Our guide for the day was Mr Dath & can I comment firstly on how wonderful he was, truly one of life's wonderful guys & exceptionally compassionate & kind. Quick journey from our hotel (on the day of Obamas visit to L.P) in a clean,...More

1  Thank KellsEdge
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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