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Country :Laos
City :Luang Prabang
Service :All Type
Date :20-Aug-2017
Adult(s) :2
Children :0
Total Pax :2
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Ban Xienglom

Outside of Luang Prabang the Elephant Village has set a unique example by protecting former working Elephants and giving them a new home. On your visit you will experience a scenic Elephant ride through forest and river landscape while in the afternoon you take a pleasant outdoor hike to local communities. Enjoy the soft hiking tour to a small Khamu community. Both parts of this tour support local projects. Trekking and Elephant Riding 1day We start this soft adventure day around Luang Prabang with a short drive out of Luang Prabang town. Together with your knowledgeable and experienced local guide you will arrive at the Elephant Village for the first part of todays activities. The Elephant Village is located about 15 km out of Luang Prabang in the middle of a wonderful mountainous surrounding and at the banks of the scenic Nam Khan River. Enjoy the new perspective and the amazing nature on this 1 hr. Elephant ride. A stunning landscape, quietness, and the lush nature are the ingredients for your relaxed stay on the back of the protected Elephant. You will make your way through small forests and ride through the Nam Khan River. Afterwards a boat will bring you to the Tad Sae waterfalls (dried out between February and August). At the waterfall or the river you can hang out for some swimming and bathing in the refreshing cool water. A Lao Style Lunch will be served either on the magnificent waterfalls or on the mountain view veranda of the Elephant Village. The soft half day trekking (about 3-4 hrs.) will lead you out into a Khmu village where you get an insight in every day life and culture of this hill tribe. The village is nestled on the foot of a big mountain range. Most of the people here are farmers and fishermen and live from their traditional way of agriculture. They even speak a different language here and your guide will help to ask questions. This village Trek is part of the Fair Trek Project which supports seven villages in the area. It is a cooperation between authorities, the villages and the operating tour company. Today you will be blessed with great views to the more than 1,600 meter high mountain range which is covered with dense jungle. Here is an astonishing and relaxing atmosphere. You will take a small boat on the Nam Khan River or a short walk back to the pick up point. Return to Luang Prabang. Mahout Experience (1 day) This interactive Elephant program includes activities with our protected Asian Elephants. Our program highlights with elephant washing, elephant riding, feeding and sharing time with the locals,...and all this in the most beautiful area around Luang Prabang! It's a simple life close to the animals and close to nature. The day of a Mahout is scheduled to fit the needs of the animals and offer you the unique chance to follow this natural rhythm. The setting around the Elephant Village is wonderful and of amazing natural beauty. Take time on the afternoon to go and visit Tad Sea Waterfall (not available in dry season - February till August)! Also you will have the chance to ride the Elephants in the neck, to learn some specific methods of controlling the animals. You may ride a few times today and get close with the animals during your activities. A tour guide will bring you to the Elephant Village and explain about the animals as well as about their life and work here in their new home. Feed them, bring them to the river and learn how to clean and wash these amazing & massive animals. Return to Luang Prabang in the early evening. Transfer to the hotel