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One Day Mahout Experience – Luang Prabang – Laos

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Luang Prabang is a small city with a great atmosphere and an even more mesmerizing ambience. It has definitely been a popular destination for enthusiastic travelers who are looking for an offbeat travel experience.

Elephant Village is an elephant sanctuary that was established in 2001. It is maintained by a group of compassionate people whose primary objective is to shelter and rehabilitate elephants in Laos from abusive logging work. These elephants earn their own living and enjoy a harmonious life with nature & caring humans.

By taking up a tour at the Elephant Village you not only have an experience of a lifetime with these magnificent, majestic companions but will also help to create and sustain the livelihood of many skilled people such as elephant food suppliers and care takers, restaurant staff, chauffeurs, boat drivers, tour guides, gardeners and farmers.

This is a one day tour that includes all our major activities such as the bareback elephant ride, mahout training, bathing the elephant, enjoying the buffet at the restaurant in the elephant camp and visiting the Tad Sae waterfalls.

 Itinerary Details

  1. You will be picked by our English speaking guide from your hotel lobby within Luang Prabang, Laos around 8:30 am – 9:00 am.
  2. You will reach the elephant village and our guide will give you an introduction to the camp and the elephants.
  3. Now comes the bareback elephant ride, where each person will get to ride one elephant for one km.
  4. Then you will receive the basic mahout training and will be taught to control an elephant just like a mahout.
  5. LUNCH TIME – You will be served a buffet lunch with coffee / tea and drinking water at our Elephant Camp restaurant. We have vegetarian options too.
  6. You will get to take your own elephant companion to the Nam Khan River for a thrilling and memorable bathing experience.
  7. Now, you will take the traditional Lao long boat to the Tad Sae Waterfall
  8. You can sit back and relax watching the beautiful waterfall by dipping your feet or taking a swim in the crystal clear cool waters.
  9. That brings us to the end of your eventful day at the elephant village. You will be dropped at your Hotel in Luang Prabang between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop
  • English speaking guide
  • Elephant ride
  • Basic mahout training
  • Bathing your elephant
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Boat ride to the Tad Sae waterfall
  • Waterfall entrance fee

Price Excludes

  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

What to bring?

  • Towel
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Sunscreen lotion


The cost for the below options is additional. Please enquire at the time of booking for details

Our best top English speaking guides

A delicious Shangri Lao set menu lunch served in our stunning Tree House Restaurant overlooking the river and mountains

Exclusive use of our Shangri Lao infinity swimming pool

Crew Details:

A local English speaking guide


Your elephant companion

Difficulty Level:


Activity Type

Single or Group

Activity Duration

One day

Booking Policy:

All tours need to be confirmed booking before the date of activity. Booking atleast 7 days prior to the activity date is recommended. In case of non-availability of slots, alternate options will be provided. 100% of the payment will be required at the time of booking. Confirmation will be sent with 48hrs for the booking.

Please enquire with us for exceptions.

Cancellation Policy

In case of cancellation, 100% of the amount is non-refundable. In case the activity is cancelled by the operator alternate dates will be provided or 100% of the money will be refunded.

 Refund Policy

Any applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days. Please check with us to confirm if refund is applicable.

 Pricing Details:

Tour Cost: – ₹ 6,310


Tour Upgrades


Elephant Riding

₹ 2,015

Elephant Lodge Single Supplement

₹ 1,625

Lunch Buffet Served at Elephant Village Restaurant

₹ 975

Activity Schedule

1 km bareback elephant ride

1.5 hours that includes mahout training and bathing the elephant

1 hour at the waterfall