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Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort

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Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 417
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 417
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I chose this park after scouring trip advisor to find a camp that treats the elephants well. I was picked up from my guesthouse at 8.30am and taken to the elephant village. There were a lot of groups there. It was a little overwhelming. I...More

2  Thank Gemma P
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our trip to the Elephant Village was wonderful. When we first arrived our Guide "Somluoy" showed us some tricks and informed us about the history of elephants which was very interesting. Afterwards we got ready, took the boat to the other side of the river...More

2  Thank Lea_A_Z
Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Dear Lea_A_Z, Thank you for your absolutely glowing review, we really appreciate it, and we will tell Mr Somluoy that you spoke so highly of him. We pride ourselves on offering a much fuller experience than most other elephant camps in Luang Prabang, by creating...More

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We hemmed and hawed about going here as we didn't want to go to see, nor ride elephants who were not well treated, but upon reading other trip advisor reviews decided to take the plunge. We are extremely glad we did as we came away...More

2  Thank KiwiThaiger
Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Dear KiwiThaiger, Thank you for writing your review and we are very pleased that you not only did you research before, but also decided to go with us :) We are happy that Mr Deth gave you lots f information and we will let him...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took the full day mahout training for our family (three kids). While the kids enjoyed the trip we all felt we did not really get the chance to interact with the elephants as promised - and the adults (who paid the tickets...) felt they...More

1  Thank dsher2016
Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Dear dsher2016, We are very sorry that you did not have a great time with us, that is certainly not our intention. With regards to the length of the route, we have recently got rid of the howdah (elephant seat) on September 1 this year...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

I booked an individual tour with my 2 boys (7 and 9 years). It was a great day with the elephants, my sons loved it very much. My impression was that they are treating the elephants very good, the orders were given only by voice....More

Thank Gerhard M
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I booked the two day Mahout experience at the Elephant Village in advance and wasn't quite sure what I'd find......what I found was a wonderful experience that remains one of the highlights of my trip! I was met at my hotel by my guide, Sack,...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great day, the employees are sweet for the animals and provided us with good information. Especially our guide mr. Phet treated us Well! Good memories and good organized!

1  Thank Kim H
Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Dear Kim H, Thank you for visiting us and we are happy you enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will remember us in the future if you ever visit us again. Kind regards Elephant Village Team

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The setting and service are very good- a group of us we're looked after be a very nice young man, picked up from hotel and returned in a comfortable minibus. The elephants work with tourists 4 hours a day, giving rides to one person with...More

Thank penny4006
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Its a must if you visit luang prabang!! The tour guides are very helpful and take care of the elephants it was an amazing experience one i will never forget

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had the time of my life. Best experience and amazing people, our tour guid Deth was the best and knows his job, and speaks English.. needed to give 5 stars as I had such an amazing day... it's a must..More

1  Thank Claudia B
Elephant V, Public Relations Manager at Elephant Village Sanctuary & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Dear Claudia B, Wow, we are really happy that you had the time of your life with us :) Thank you for your review and we are very happy to hear that Mr. Deth gave you lots of info. We hope that you enjoy the...More

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justbrowsingaro... J
14 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