We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
As featured in 3 Days in Luang Prabang
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
Phone Number:
+856 71 252 417
08:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Elephant Village in Luang Prabang was set up in 2003 and is now owned by a...

Elephant Village in Luang Prabang 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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Explore Luang Prabang Backroads Biking Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 854 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 503
  • 137
    Very good
  • 41
  • 24
  • 17
tours to the elephant village

they provide day tours to the elephant village. it is a great experience to visit this site. the sad thing is the elephant are like prisoner. but they are well fed and taken care.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Add Photo Write a Review

854 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 722: English reviews
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
1,740 reviews
687 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 697 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

they provide day tours to the elephant village. it is a great experience to visit this site. the sad thing is the elephant are like prisoner. but they are well fed and taken care.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 2 days in Elephant Village. It was really great experience I've ever had. Joining the tour means I can save elephants and help them. I really miss the camp, my fritnd tour guide Mr. Tha, my partner Elephant Mae Ourk. The food is good, elephants are good, people in the camp are nice, and the room is good,... More 

Thank TaeHee L
New Jersey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I signed up for the full day Mahout experience. It was fabulous. Loved every minute of our time with Lem and Kumon!

Thank Londonhrh72
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Elephant Village Sanctuary last December 2016. I had such a wonderful experience, one of the best in my life and one that I keep bringing to conversation. It is such a memorable experience that made me write this comment even after a few months passed. Thank you to the gentle elephants and the caring mahouts.

Thank Rena1010
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing experience our elephants Mae Coomon and Mae Langthong and their mahouts made our adventure so enjoyable. Chantha was the greatest host ensuring all our needs were met and taking amazing photos of our adventure. These Ellephant have been rescued from the logging industry and now have a relaxing and enjoyable life in the new home.

Thank cindithorn
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very fun experience. The mahouts are nice and the elephants appear to be well treated. Highly recommend if you come to Laos

Thank Aaron M
Santa Monica, California, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top attraction in Luang Prabang. Mack was our guide- knowledgeable and very welcoming. The village is situated only 20 minutes outside town in a magnificent setting overlooking the Tributary of the Mekong. Elephants appeared well nourished, feet and hides looked in excellentcondition and the guides all had a bond with the elephants. Riding was safe without any chair placed over... More 

Thank Philip A
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of four booked in for the 1 day mahout training. Our guide picked us up from hotel in LP and we were all greeted by friendly staff at the amazing elephant camp. Once introduced to our group we were all given a quick mahout training and then treated to a practise ride on one elephant around... More 

1 Thank Linda R
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have previously done an elephant sanctuary/mahout training experience in Thailand a few years ago, and this completely exceeded my prior experience! I did the 2 day 1 night trip and am so glad I opted for this. You get to spend more time with the beautiful and sweet gentle giants and the accommodation and pool are such a clean... More 

Thank Anya D
Sundridge, Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our guide was Mr. Mack and my mahout was Mr. Lay. From the moment we were picked up at our hotel this was nothing but a positive and exhilarating experience! I went into this with a broken foot so couldn't wear my walking cast but rather jammed my foot into a shoe. So Mr. Mack. Ask for him! He is... More 

Thank Dawn D
Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips, responded to this review

Dear Dawn D Thank you for writing your recommendation, we are extremely happy you enjoyed us so much. We are also very proud to have such wonderful guides and staff as they are really what can make a good tour; great! Thank you once again and we hope that we can see you again. Kind Regards Elepahnt Village Team P.s.... More 

Travellers who viewed Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips also viewed

Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province

Been to Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Elephant Village Sanctuary Day Trips staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?