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Mekong Elephant Park

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01 Mekong St, Pakbeng 10000, Laos
+856 81 212 304
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excellent experience

This place is not far from Luang Prabang. We took a day tour for this elephant ride along with Pak... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
eureca2000
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Sydney, Australia
Amazing 2 hours elephant treck in the Laos forest

Trek ends by Elephants' bath which is a wonderful experience! The landscape is wild and give you... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
francoisgoddet
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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HALFWAY BETWEEN LUANG PRABANG AND HUAY XAI/CHIANG KHONG, THE MAIN BORDER CROSSING INTO NORTHERN LAOS, THE MEKONG ELEPHANT PARK SITS ON THE BANKS OF THE MEKONG OPPOSITE THE VILLAGE OF PAKBENG. DESIGNED AS A PILOT PROJECT FOR THE ECOTOURISM INDUSTRY, the Mekong Elephant Park demonstrates the founders’ aim of promoting sustainable tourism and supporting a threatened species as urbanization and the abuses they are confronted with threatens its survival.We wish to encourage travellers to identify and support tourism initiatives, which provide physical and cognitive health leading the way to reproductive opportunities.
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4 weeks ago
“excellent experience”
7 Jan 2018
“Amazing 2 hours elephant treck in the Laos forest”
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01 Mekong St, Pakbeng 10000, Laos
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is not far from Luang Prabang. We took a day tour for this elephant ride along with Pak Ou Cave and Kuangsi Waterfall Park. We first fed the elephants and went for a ride thru forest and later returning to the place by...More

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales & Marketing Assistant at Mekong Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customer, Thank you for posting this kind comment on our Tripadvisor page, and thank you for sharing your experience of the Mekong Elephant Park. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your ride off the beaten track in the heart of the natural...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

Trek ends by Elephants' bath which is a wonderful experience! The landscape is wild and give you the feeling to be a real Cornac!More

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales & Marketing Assistant ¦ Sanctuary Hotels and Resorts at Mekong Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Dear customer, Thank you for posting this kind comment on our Tripadvisor page, and thank you for sharing your experience of the Mekong Elephant Park. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your ride off the beaten track in the heart of the natural...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

The elephants are not only ridden but with frames which everyone nows this is really bad for the animals, please don't support any park that rides or uses animals for touristsMore

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Director of Sales at Mekong Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for posting a review on Tripadvisor. We're sorry to hear that you got the wrong impression about who we are and what we believe in. We can assure you that we are not positioned in mass tourism by offering none controlled...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend visiting Mekong Elephant Camp. I always like to see elephants in their natural setting v a zoo. Elephants are very intelligent . Definitely these elephants. Tip : sunscreen,sunhat, water, insect repellent , cameraMore

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Sanctuary Hote... L, Sales & Marketing Manager at Mekong Elephant Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2016

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for posting your experience at the Mekong Elephant Camp on Tripadvisor. It is our will to push forward a responsible and sustainable tourism where elephants would be back on the front of the scene but in their natural habitat. And it...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our family had a great time with the elephant bathing and riding. The elephants here were so sweet, and it looked like that they were treated fairly well,unlike other establishment that using elephant in tourism. After the elephant riding, we had a great walk down...More

3  Thank Laura J
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Reviewed November 29, 2014

I don't believe in putting a seat on an elephant it compresses his ribs, so a walk in the forest or down to the river is perfect. the elephants here are sweet and the mahouts very nice.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

It was lovely to have a nice friendly elephant ride here. the elephants appeared to be well treated and happy.

Thank 53Paul53
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Elephant bathing is just a great moment of fun. We did a short ride and enjoyed it. We would have take the long one if we have had enough time.

Thank mike r
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

A two hour tour in the forest, not a lot to see but a fun excursion to do with the family. Bring lots of bug spray!

Thank Fran318
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