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Elephant Conservation Center

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Nam Tien Protected Area | Sayaboury, Sayaboury, Laos
+856 20 96 590 665
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Bring the people to the elephants

We loved our 3 day / 2 night stay at ECC. It really is all about the elephants. We learnt so much... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
via mobile

Did the 2 day / 1 night visit with a 6 and 9 year old and it was amazing. We all learned a lot... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
New York City, New York
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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, Laos
+856 20 96 590 665
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We loved our 3 day / 2 night stay at ECC. It really is all about the elephants. We learnt so much and had such a wonderful time immersing ourselves in all the activities. There is plenty of opportunity to interact with the elephants, but...More

1  Thank Ingwoobro
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Did the 2 day / 1 night visit with a 6 and 9 year old and it was amazing. We all learned a lot and had great interaction with elephants while developing great respect for the challenges of conservation. Rooms were basic but wonderful. Bamboo...More

1  Thank crevster
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is a truly magical, and very important, place. I had no idea how bad mainstream elephant tourism is for the animals- it can be really terrible! From my research, this is the best place in Laos to meet elephants, in regards to the health...More

1  Thank Felice C
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I kept having to remind myself that this place was real - the setting is absolutely stunning and I spent two days here learning about elephants, elephant health, history and how elephants play such a large role in the local culture. We stayed in traditional...More

1  Thank Courtney R
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We do not like riding elephants, but we adore these animals. ECC is a beautiful centre were you can see and feel elephants close by without misusing (and hurting) them and at the same time contribute to their well being by booking the trip (the...More

1  Thank Leonard V
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is the most authentic elephant experience you'll find in Laos. A true conservatory - although you won't get elephant rides, you'll learn more about elephants, their biology and how they interact than anywhere else. This includes seeing elephants bathe, feeding them and watching them...More

1  Thank stephaniepalmface90
Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you ever pass by Laos, please visit the Elephant Conservation Center in the province of Sayaburi. There are doing their best to offer elephants a safe haven far from the logging industy. It is also the only place in Laos where tourists can interact...More

1  Thank 333nathalie
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Just returned from the 2 day/1 night experience with our three young children. Had an amazing time. Truly fantastic. See the elephants in their natural environment. Interact with them on their terms. Once in a lifetime experience. If you want to ride an elephant, and...More

2  Thank Sally K
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I fully enjoyed the 2 nights / 3 days package offered by the ECC. The balance between being able to observe the elephants and learn about them was very good. Certainly an experience of a lifetime and in a very small way an opportunity to...More

2  Thank Bob J
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Elephant encounters in an elephant friendly way. No riding or bathing just let the elephants be elephants. You do have plenty close encounters and learn all you want to know about these majestic animals. You meet the elephants and their mahouts and the activities are...More

Thank Dionne S
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2 August 2017|
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Response from Brizziana | Reviewed this property |
I think the 1 night 2 days was fine. You get to spend quite a bit of time with the elephants. You'll love it.
13 March 2017|
Response from DouglasKing425 | Reviewed this property |
First of all, this was the best thing on our trip, and it had several highlights. I had the same question you have before I went. ( we were there a couple weeks ago) If they have not updated their website it seems as if... More
Carole M
19 February 2017|
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Response from Thomas W | Reviewed this property |
You will not be able to ride elephants there. In this Conservation Centre they work hard to re-introduce elephants in their natural habitant and to teach them to become .... elephants again. Riding elephants should be banned... More