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Laos, Luang Prabang: The Authentic Elephant Experience - 2 Days | Living with Elephant Mahout Program at Elephant Village

Want to REALLY spend the most time with our elephants? Join this 2 day, 1 night Elephant interaction program of a lifetime. Lots of learning and a good amount of adventure coupled with relaxing down time in the Elephant Camp and an overnight stay at the cozy Elephant Lodge by the Nam Khan river.

Prices starting at USD $ 138.00

Travel No. 12737

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Day 01 Elephant riding, Tad Sae Waterfall, and the Elephant Lodge

We’ll pick you up between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. at your hotel and drive you to the Elephant Village Camp, where you will learn more about elephants before you go for a 3km ride (2 riders per elephant). Afterward, you’ll start your basic mahout training on how to control an elephant by yourself while riding in the neck of the Elephant. For lunch, you’ll dine at the Elephant Camp river view restaurant; it’s a buffet lunch served with coffee / tea and drinking water (vegetarian options available).

After lunch, you can bathe your elephant in the Nam Khan river. It’s an exhilarating experience, followed by a boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall, where you can relax with a swim in the cool water.

Afterwards, you’ll have dinner at the Elephant Camp restaurant (set menu served with drinking water) and spend a relaxing night at our Elephant Lodge, with stunning views of the Nam Khan river.

Day 02 Morning elephant bathing and return

You’ll start by retrieving your elephant from her jungle hideaway and taking her down to the Nam Khan river for an exhilarating bathing experience. It’s a magical way to start the day. Then enjoy breakfast at the Elephant Camp restaurant (set menu with coffee / tea and drinking water) before heading back to your Hotel in Luang Prabang, which you’ll reach between 10:00 and 11:00 am

Notes: schedules and itineraries are approximate and subject to change due to seasonal conditions in the jungle and at the camp. Elephant Village reserves the right to break larger groups into smaller groups and/or operate tour activities in a different order than published above.

Your choice of Twin or Double room at the Elephant Village. 

Tad Sae Waterfall is normally low or dry between Feb to August.


Requirements for this Elephant interaction program

A normal level of fitness
Love for elephants
Respect the Lao culture, be open-minded
Flexibility and tolerance
Sun protection, swimming suit, towel and shoes that can get wet
Long trousers



We suggest a swimsuit, small towel, long trousers, comfortable walking shoes/sandals and personal items such as medications, sunscreen, insect repellent, etc. If you are staying overnight with us, our lodge is equipped with mosquito nets.


Included Travel Services

  • Round trip transfer
  • English speaking guide
  • Elephant ride, basic mahout training
  • Boat ride to the Tad Sae waterfall
  • Waterfall entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • 1-night accommodation in the Elephant Lodge
  • Breakfast
  • Bathing your elephant

Not Included Travel Services

  • Specialty drinks
  • Tips for guides

Our statement on elephants in tourism.



- Tiger Trail tours are available every day -


Accessibility: Our trips are generally unsuitable for people with reduced mobility and other disabilities. Please contact us to discuss if this trip is suitable for your specific requirements.

Veranstalter: Tiger Trail Outdoor Adventures Laos, Ban Muang Nga, Rd. 13 North, Luang Prabang


Join-in Tour

Join-in tour, per person price. Single supplements for rooms apply.

31.10.2016Monday, 31. October 2016 - Saturday, 31. October 2020
Continuous Date

160 USD


Join-in tour, per person price. Single supplements for rooms apply.

31.10.2016Monday, 31. October 2016 - Saturday, 31. October 2020
Continuous Date

138 USD