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1 Day - Elephant Riding and Jungle Trek

High water season, August to January: 
We start this soft adventure day around Luang Prabang with a short 20 minutes drive out of town and into the Lao countryside.
Your knowledgeable and experienced local guide will bring you straight to the elephant camp for the first part of today’s activities. The elephant camp is located in the middle of a wonderful forested mountainous area at the banks of the scenic Nam Khan River.  Enjoy a new perspective from riding on the top of an elephant. Stunning landscapes and the quietness of nature make for a relaxing ride on the back of a local Asian elephant.
Transfer by small boat across the river to begin trekking.  This is an easy hike through beautiful jungle with surrounding mountains in the river valley. Arrive at a Khmu hill-tribe village where your local guide will help you explore life nestled in the mountains.  The village is nestled at the foot of a big mountain range. Most of the people here are farmers and fishermen and subsist on their traditional way of agriculture. They even speak a different language here, and your guide will help to ask any questions you have.
We’ll refresh with a break before a scenic and easy walk off the mountain to the Tad Sae Waterfall. At the waterfall you can hang out for some swimming and bathing in the refreshing cool water.  Conditions range from impressive strong currents during the height of the rainy season to slow-flowing and inviting crystal clear waters great for swimming.
A Laos Style Lunch will be served either at the magnificent waterfalls or at a local village.
Return by boat and vehicle to conclude your Laos elephant and jungle adventure.

Low water season, February to July:
During the dry season, the Tad Sae Waterfall is dry.  The itinerary remains the same with the exception that instead of the waterfall, trekking is extended to visit a riverside village and a longer boat ride is enjoyed on the Nam Khan River through jungle.
-We are working with animals and in the nature, time changes may occur at any time. Bring shoes that can get wet!!
-The waterfall though is dry during February-August.
-Elephant rides can take different routes through river and village in the dry season.
-The itinerary is sometimes run in reverse order.

Included in Tour
All transfers
Briefing, information and English speaking guide
Elephant riding approx. 30mins
All permissions and taxes
Fair Trek village fund fee
Waterfall park entry fees
Motorboat charge
Picnic lunch box
Drinking water and fruits

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