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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
Phone Number: +856 30 57 89 120
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White Elephant Adventures is a team of Laotians, British and Canadians...

White Elephant Adventures is a team of Laotians, British and Canadians enthusiastic about organizing adventurous and educational hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking tours in the UNESCO World Heritage site Luang Prabang. We'll take you trekking through dense Laos jungle, riding and bathing elephants at crystal-blue waterfalls, whitewater kayaking down tributaries of the Mekong, and exploring remote ethnic Hmong and Khmu hill-tribes on unforgettable homestays. At White Elephant Adventures we are passionate about making sure each visitor's experiences are authentic and uncrowded and that the impact of these journeys on the local people and their environment is low. We offer professionally guided single or multi-day hiking, biking, and kayaking adventures available for small groups of two to eight people.

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Great Kayaking and Village Tour without Elephant Tourism

A really well organised tour. Full information about what to expect was given when I booked, and the team were very friendly. The tour guide turned up promptly, and gave me a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really well organised tour. Full information about what to expect was given when I booked, and the team were very friendly. The tour guide turned up promptly, and gave me a lift to the other shop to pick up the other guests on our tour. Overall, our guide Chansi (spelling?) was great. He spoke good English, was very knowledgeable... More 

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Regensburg, Germany
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After we had looked into a few tour operators in Luang Prabeng we decided to book with Alex from White Elephant our one day hikking trip to the waterfalls and through the jungle and we got not disappointed! We had a very good transport there and back, a well trained and experienced guide as also an amazing day! Lunch, water... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear die_lies, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. I am pleased to hear you had an amazing day out to the waterfall with us recently and that you found the guide to be well trained and fun. Its important to all of us that guests leave with happy memories and while on local tours the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I as well as a friend joined one of the kayaking tours with the team at white elephant. We got to visit a village with several of the northern tribes living there as well as one of the amazing waterfalls along the river. The guides were really well informed and all equipment was in excellent condition. Would... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear onebadcat, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to hear you had a great tour with us and that the guides were well informed. Indeed, being all local tribes people they have in depth and first hand knowledge on the various tribes found locally and their way of life. I hope you make... More 

Aberdeen
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the one day trip two weeks ago. Very enjoyable, just under a 6 mile walk through beautiful countryside. Then walked down the side of the waterfall before going in for a swim. We had two guides, both spoke excellent English and were extremely helpful. Lunch was provided as was the water. I would certainly recommend this trip.

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear T7945QZjulief, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to see you had a very enjoyable trek with us to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfall and found the guides to be extremely helpful. Indeed, while all our guides are local Hmong and Khmu tribe they all have great English. Thank you for recommending White... More 

Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the day tour with White Elephant Adventures to a village where 3 different ethnic people are living together. Continued the hike to the stunning Tad Sea Waterfall. There is a less busy area for swimming in the waterfalls and pools and further downstream a developed area. Our guide Chansi was great.

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Petra_In_Oregon, Thank you for writing a review here. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and found the guide to be great. Indeed, this is the best time to see the Tad Sae waterfall (which starts to dry out in February for about 6 months). Once the rainy season has finished and all the surface run off water has been... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Kuang Si day hike and Pak Ou Caves kayak. Both were great trips which added to the experience of seeing the end point. Both Kuang Si and Pak Ou were very good, but the hike and kayak were probably better. The guides were both very good and it was good to get an insight of Laos from... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear macsc81, Thank you for writing a review here. Its great to hear both of your trips with White Elephant Adventures were great. Indeed, we have some of the most professional guides in town who all speak English well, and being all local tribes people have a wealth of knowledge regarding the varying cultures found here. We agree, if you... More 

Miami, Florida
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place while walking through the peninsula. Booked a full day of trekking and bear sanctuary. Our guide was superb, knew the place well, very personable and provided a challenging and cool trekking experience. Would definitely use this outfit again.

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear apocalypse10k, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. It's great to hear you had a cool trek with us and that you found the guide to be superb. Indeed we have a great team here, who are all passionate about teaching guests about the local area and its peoples. We look forward to seeing you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful time on my three day two night trek with White Elephant. I am a reasonably athletic individual but I have never trekked before and I definitely found it challenging. We were a group of three girls and two guides and we had a lot of fun together. Things to be aware of: the accommodation has no... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Ariella S, Thank your for writing a review here. I'm pleased to see you had a great experience, and I will certainly pass on your gratitude to the guides. The 3 day remote trek is classed as intermediate, some people may find it easy, others more challenging but I am happy to answer any questions on specifics for those... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great, active day we had! We started in a small rural village and then had a half day hike up to the top of Kuang Si Falls. It's not too strenuous if you have some light hiking experience but I will say the trail was wet and so the conditions made it a little difficult to navigate. The... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear speckontheglobe, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. I am pleased to see you had a wonderful trip with us to the Kuang Si waterfall. Indeed, while the trek is rated as easy, wet conditions (especially with the fine Lao mud) can make things a bit slippy in places, so as on all treks a... More 

Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Popped in here on my first evening in town to find out what there was to do in the area. Alex was a great help in explaining the different tours and what would be suited to my level of fitness. I ended up choosing the Waterfalls + Kayak day, which was absolutely lovely. I had a local Lao guide whose... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear MusicMandy, Thank you for writing a review here. I'm happy to see you have a lovely day kayaking with us recently. Although all our guides have a good level of English some are more advanced than others of course, but indeed as they are all local tribes people I would not expect them to talk about 'off-topic' things so... More 

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