Elephant Village and Mahout Experience Day Tour

Elephant Village and Mahout Experience Day Tour

Elephant Village and Mahout Experience Day Tour gives you the exceptional chance to live a short time with protected elephants near Luang Prabang. Experience a day in the life of an elephant mahout (elephant trainer) and learn about the elephants and their life in the project area.

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Elephant Village and Mahout Experience Day Tour
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Become Mahout for a day and experience the thrill of being up close and personal with these amazing Asian elephants at Elephant Village Camp! In Laos, a mahout usually starts as a boy in the “family profession” when he is assigned an elephant early in its life and they remain bonded to each other throughout their lives. From bathing them in the Namkhan River to riding with them, you are guaranteed to have fun and get educated about the mighty Asian elephants. This tour includes all of our most popular activities packed into a single day trip. Get ready to get wet as you plunge into the Namkhan River and give your elephant a refreshing bath!

elephant-riding28:30 am–9:00 am: Pick up by our English-speaking guide and depart from your hotel.


Arrival at the Elephant Village Camp: Welcome and greeting by our camp manager and participate in short briefing about elephants. Ride with your elephant and enjoy the impressive experience of a 3 km ride.


elephant-riding1Mahout Training: Receive your basic mahout training on how to interact with an elephant.


Lunch: Dine at our Elephant Camp restaurant located on the banks of the river with beautiful views of the Lao jungle. Buffet lunch served with coffee or tea and drinking water (vegetarian options are available).


elephant-ridingBathe Your Elephant: Take your elephant down to the Namkhan river for an exhilarating bathing experience!


Boat trip to Tad Sae Waterfall: Take a traditional Lao-style long boat to the Tad Sae Waterfall and relax in the clear water. (Water levels vary with the seasons, but you have the option to relax at our wonderful swimming pool during the dry season).



Return: Transfer back to your hotel in Luang Prabang approximately between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.


Note: The itinerary is subject to change as water levels in Teh Namkhan River and at Tad Se Waterfall vary with the seasons and tour activities can be arranged in different orders than published above.



  • Entrance fees
  • Buffet lunch
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round trip transfer
  • Boat transfer to Tad Sae waterfall


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Would you please let us know more details about your services such as: Hotel standard, the number of people, where you want to start the tour, flight ticket... And then our tour advisors will arrange suiable tour itineary for you.

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