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Full Day Mahout Training

Become an elephant trainer on this full-day trip from Luang Prabang. Ride atop an elephant through a jungle trail, and learn elephant whispering tips from a mahout. And don’t miss bath time, where you and your elephant get to enjoy some wet and wild fun. Thi... View more
Travel Style: Excursion & Day Tours
Destinations: Luang Prabang, Elephant Village, Tad Sae Waterfall
Duration: 01 day
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From Luang Prabang, you will be driven about 10kms to the Elephant Village, a centre with a focus  on the protection and rehabilitation of elephants in Laos . Upon arrival you will meet the camp manager and hear about the work carried out by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers in caring for the elephants.

Next, climb aboard an elephant for a jungle walk.  You can either ride on the howdah – a wooden chair, or for a more authentic experience on the neck of the elephant.  Then it’s time to learn some elephant whispering secrets from the mahouts. Their crash course includes tips on how to control these massive animals gently, gracefully and respectfully. The tips will come in handy when you get to bathe with them later!

After enjoying a buffet lunch at the restaurant take a wander around the village and see the elephant hospital or join in feeding these gentle giants. Next its bath time with your elephant on the banks of the Nam Khan River.  This is something you won’t soon forget as you will have loads of fun getting wet and wild with your elephant. After returning your elephant to camp, take a short boat trip down the river for a dip in the exquisite Tad Sae Waterfall.

NOTE: Tad Sae waterfalls have a less water during Jan – June