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Two Day Mahout Experience – Luang Prabang – Laos

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2 Days
Max People : 50
Activity Details

Luang Prabang is set at the union of two rivers that are flowing around the city. This small and serene town looks like a collage of traditional Lao wooden houses with specks of European architecture here and there. It has an amazingly tidy ambience set in the backdrop of lush green mountains. It has undoubtedly been a destination for passionate travelers who are looking for a cherished 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 not only make their own living but also enjoy a harmonious life with nature & caring humans.

The tours at the Elephant Village will create memories for a lifetime with these magnificent, majestic companions. Added to that, you will also be supporting the noble cause 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 two day experience includes activities such as the bareback elephant ride, visiting the Tad Sae waterfalls, mahout training, riding your elephant to her hideaway and to the Nam Khan river, bathing the elephant, enjoying the lunch buffet, dinner and breakfast at the restaurant in the elephant camp.

 Itinerary Details

  1. Our English speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby within Luang Prabang, Laos around 8:30 am – 9:00 am.
  2. You will be taken to the elephant village and will be given an introduction to the camp and the elephants.
  3. Then you will enjoy the bareback elephant ride for one km, where each person will get to ride one elephant.
  4. Now, you will taken to the Tad Sae Waterfall in the traditional Lao long boat 
  5. You can unwind watching the enchanting waterfall and relax by dipping your feet or taking a swim in the clear and cool waters of the pond.
  6. Next follows the basic mahout training, you will be taught to control an elephant just like a mahout.
  7. BUFFET LUNCH – After all the activity its time to head for lunch, buffet lunch is served along with coffee / tea and drinking water at our Elephant Camp restaurant. We have vegetarian options too.
  8. Ride your elephant companion in the evening and bring her back to her jungle hideaway. Time for her to call it a day.
  9. Come back to our elephant camp restaurant to enjoy your dinner. It has a set menu along with drinking water.
  10. Experience the tranquillity of the jungle and have a relaxing night at our Elephant Lodge that looks over the spectacular Nam Khan river.
  11. Awake to the serenity of the Lao jungle and rejuvenate in the pure and refreshing air around you.
  12. Go back to the jungle hideaway to your companion and ride her to the Nam Khan River.
  13. Now is the time for the most exciting and memorable experience of bathing the elephant in the river.
  14. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the elephant camp restaurant. It has a set menu along with tea/coffee and drinking water.
  15. That brings us to the end of your eventful journey at the elephant village. You will be dropped at your Hotel in Luang Prabang between 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Elephant ride
  • Basic mahout training
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Boat ride to the Tad Sae waterfall
  • Waterfall entrance fee
  • Dinner
  • 1 night accommodation in the Elephant Lodge
  • Breakfast
  • Bathing your elephant

Price Excludes

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

What to bring?

  • Clothes and other basic necessities for a day
  • 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
  • A delicious set menu for dinner
  • A peaceful night’s rest in our exclusive Shangri Lao luxury tent
  • Wake up to a huge set menu breakfast

Crew Details:

A local English speaking guide


Your elephant companion

 Difficulty Level:


Activity Type

Single or Group

Activity Duration

One and a half 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:


₹ 9,165


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Activity Schedule

1 km bareback elephant ride

1 hour at the waterfall

1.5 hours of Mahout training and bathing the elephant

30 mins of riding your elephant to the Nam Khan river and back