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Nam Ou Elephant Farm

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Luang Prabang 00000, Laos
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Bare back Elephant ride an experience

Enjoyed Luang Prabang. Interesting temples, Great waterfalls. The bare back Elephant ride through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert W
Fantastic experience

absolutely fantastic experience. We went there with our kids and had an elephant ride through the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
TheHerbs999
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Tokyo, Japan
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We provide the ultimate Elephant Experience in Luang Prabang. All of our Elephants we have rescued from the Brutal Logging Industry. We have created a beautiful Sanctuary where they are extremely well cared for. We are not focused on riding but on providing you with Education and a hands on Experience with our Beautiful Elephants. The program contains Education, feeding, Riding and Bathing.
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“elephant ride” (2 reviews)
“mahouts” (5 reviews)
“trunk” (2 reviews)
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Luang Prabang 00000, Laos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed Luang Prabang. Interesting temples, Great waterfalls. The bare back Elephant ride through tn\he river was an unforgettable experience

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

absolutely fantastic experience. We went there with our kids and had an elephant ride through the river. The elephants walk around freely and may suddenly feel a trunk tipping your shoulder asking for a banana. After the elephant farm we took a bot up river...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We are very happy when see elephants being looked after properly. Felt very well organzied and brilliant communciation. A very well run project that i'd definitely recommend!

Thank Ellis S
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were there to watch and feed these gorgeous creatures. Elephants are just like people, some are timid, some are greedy and some are fussy! It was great talking to the mahouts about their particular one. I had a great day there....

1  Thank Gilly R
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

I strongly suggest that you go with a very new company called Mandalao. They treat their elephants much better than the older style elephant experiences. At MandaLao you do not ride the elephant but get very close,feeding and bathing them and the elephants are happier...More

4  Thank Locknuts
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

This place is more like an elephant campy than a farm to breed elephant. It is outside of Luangpabang, not so far to ride. There also show elephant at work too.

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Not a zoo but a well run sanctuary for these beautiful animals. Well worth a visit. Staff seem caring and have the animals' welfare at the forefront.

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Reviewed 16 November 2015

Done only to get your dollars and exploit the animals. If my friend from overseas didn't insist that we go there I wouldn't have touched it with a 10 foot barge pole

Thank TravellingAsiaJack
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

I went to the Elephant Farm as the first part of my tour that included the Khang Sii waterfalls. The farm is very peaceful and started off with feeding the two year old and a four year old elephant with sugar cane shoots. I also...More

Thank WCOB
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

This was a lovely place and the elephants seemed happy enough however I disagree with chaining any kind of animal in any manner so I didn't support the place. Nice to see that they were rescued though.

1  Thank apritchy
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