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Full Day Mahout Experience with Bathing

Our MOST popular tour!  And for good reason.  This tour includes all of our most wanted activities packed into a single day trip.  Learn how to be a Mahout Luang Prabang Elephant Villageand then get ready to get wet as you plunge into the Nam Khan river and give your personal elephant a refreshing bath!

8:30 am – 9:00 am:  Pick up by our English speaking guide from your hotel lobby within Luang Prabang, Laos
Arrival at the Elephant Village Camp: Welcome greeting by your guide and participate in a short briefing about elephants

Be a Mahout: Enjoy the impressive experience of being a Mahout, Lao style!  1 person per elephant
Mahout Training: Receive your basic mahout training on how to move with your elephant just like a mahout!

Lunch: Dine at our Elephant Camp restaurant.  Buffet lunch served with coffee / tea and drinking water (vegetarian options available)Tad Sae Waterfall Tour
Bathe Your Elephant: Take your own elephant down to the Nam Khan river for an exhilarating and once in a lifetime bathing experience!

Boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall: Take a traditional Lao long boat to the Tad Sae Waterfall and relax, dip your feet or take a swim in the clear, cool water (water levels vary with seasonal conditions)

Depart:  Transfer back to your Hotel in Luang Prabang between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Your Tour Includes: Round trip transfer, English speaking guide, be a mahout, boat ride to the Tad Sae waterfall, waterfall entrance fee, basic mahout training, bathing your elephant, buffet lunch

notes: schedules and itineraries are approximate and subject to change due to seasonal conditions in the jungle and at the camp.  Elephant Village reserves the right to break larger groups into smaller groups and/or operate tour activities in a different order than published above.
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By booking our tours you are supporting
Our Elephants 


So that they can earn their own living in close harmony with nature & humans, cared for by professionals and away from abusive work logging work.

Our Community – especially in the rural areas 
We create jobs in many different sectors.  For example: elephant care takers and food suppliers, restaurant service, house keepers, maintenance staff, boat drivers, chauffeurs, tour guides, gardeners and farmers. This ensures a varied local economy that includes many different skill sets.
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Our Tourism Industry in Laos
Because we offer unique and attractive activities as well as a very high level of customer satisfaction, especially outside the busy tourism areas; we help to create extended visits to Laos.  This benefits many individual service providers throughout Laos and creates a more sustainable tourism industry.

Our Natural Habitat
By trekking down our “Trail of Falls” trail, you contribute to our nature conservation project (wildlife habitat), which sets an example for the local community. They see that money can be earned and jobs can be created in a sustainable way, without destroying precious natural habitats. This also means that they can keep alive the skills they already have.



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