2 days in Elephant Concervation Center

elephantconservationcenter_sayaboury_laos_paulwager-50_40311146234_o.jpgYou are in Luang Prabang, you would like to do an excursion of 2 days in an extraordinary relaxing environment, on the shores of a lake, surrounded by a natural forest and furthermore meet some elephants? This 2 days / 1 night package is for you!

Day 1: Transfer by minivan from Luang Prabang to Sayaboury – Boat trip – Visit of the Center – Encounter elephants, veterinarians, mahouts and guides – Elephant Bath – Follow the elephants in the forest – Dinner

elephantconservationcenter_sayaboury_laos_paulwager-81_27149183978_o.jpgTransfer by minivan from Luang Prabang to Sayaboury

In the morning at 8 am we will pick you up from your guest house and leave Luang Prabang by minivan to the natural habitat of the Asian Elephant, in Sayaboury province, South West of Luang Prabang.

2 and half hours later, you will arrive at the Nam Tien Lake pier. This is a majestic lake with many islands surrounded by untouched tropical forest.

Welcome to your idyllic holiday destination!

Short boat trip on the Nam Tien lake

You will take the ECC boat for 15 minutes to reach the Center. An English speaking guide will welcome you before settling into your comfortable bungalow.

Lunch : On the first day, an optional lunch can be included for an extra $10 per person.

Guided visit of the Center with veterinarians

You are going to visit the only hospital dedicated to elephants in Laos. A vet will talk to you about their work here and will show around. Then, you will have further opportunity to see, observe and learn about the mysterious


 pachyderm at the museum and at the mahout school.



Interacting with elephants (Step 1)

Elephant Bath

Elephants are surprisingly good swimmers and love water. You will witness the unique bond between the mahout and his elephant.

Follow the elephants to their night resting place.

You will be welcomed to join the mahouts for a walk in the forest to take the elephants back to their
nightly resting place.

Sunset cruise on the lake


Take a boat trip on the lake to watch the sunset over the islands while enjoying a fresh drink and snacks. Before dinner, you will have some time to visit the elephant museum, swim or simply relax on the lake shore

Day 2: Breakfast – Walk in the forest and visit the Nursery – Boat trip – Interacting with elephants (Step 2) – Lunch – Transfer back to Luang Prabang

Enjoy a western style breakfast served in our restaurant


Discover the Nursery (15 minutes walk)

You will go for a walk with the guide and mahouts through the forest to visit the elephant nursery. It is located deep inside the forest where the baby elephants are learning how to sustain themselves, closely watched by mum. You will receive information about the reproduction program set up by the NGO ElefantAsia while watching them play.

Interacting with elephants (Step 2)

You are now going to spend some intimate time at the Yard with Mae Khamon, Mae Bounnam, Mae Dok and Phu Thongkhoon, our four resident elephants. Elephants have a delicate diet, and under professional guidance, you will play and feed them. 

Lunch: enjoy a variety of Lao foods served at our restaurant.

Transfer back to Luang Prabang by minivan

After lunch, you will leave the ECC and return to Luang Prabang with unique memories of this majestic elephant experience. Arrival at your Hotel at around 6 pm.elephantconservationcenter_sayaboury_laos_paulwager-93_27149183768_o.jpg

Depart From :
Green Discovery, Luang Prabang Office
Returns to :
Green Discovery, Luang Prabang Office
Province visited :
Luang Prabang
Starts at :
finishes at :
Nb of days :
2 Days
Reference :
1 - easy
Meals :
Local restaurant
Transport :
Public Local truck or "Songtheow", Boat
Activities :
Learning aboy elephants, Cultural Experience
Accommodation :
What to bring :
Hat, Sun-cream, Mosquito repellent, Torch, Swim clothes, Personal belongings, Pocket money
What is included :
Meals, English speaking guide, Local guide/s, Accommodation, Transport as mentioned above, Travel permits

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