Pick Up Time: MandaLao tour guides will pick up guests from hotels and guesthouses. Please wait in the lobby of your hotel/guesthouse.
Arrive at MandaLao: Get an in-depth introduction to elephant behavior and communication.
Meet the Elephants: Guests cross the Nam Khan River by long tail boat for the first introduction to our elephants. MandaLao guides will introduce guests to our elephants and mahouts, providing background on our elephants. Guests will be provided bananas and/or sugar cane to feed the elephants.
Trek: Pass beautiful Lao gardens before exploring the jungle-covered Huay Nok stream. Guests walk with the elephants through the jungle as they interact with each other and forage on native foods. MandaLao guides continue to explain elephant behavior as they guide guests through the forest. The trek is 2.5 Km and takes about 1.5 hours, it is flat and shaded most of the way.
Say Goodbyes: After some final treats for the elephants, guests leave the elephants and mahouts in the jungle and begin the trek back to MandaLao with their guide.
Lunch: Enjoy traditional Lao cuisine made primarily from our own organic produce.
- Cross the Nam Khan River by long tail boat for the first introduction to our elephants
- Trek pass beautiful Lao gardens before exploring the jungle-covered Huay Nok stream
- Feed, learn about elephant behaviors, and connect with them
- Enjoy traditional Lao cuisine made primarily from our own organic produce
- Roundtrip transport
- Well trained English speaking tour guide
- In-depth Introduction to elephants
- Trekking with elephants
- Trekking boots and socks
- Insect repellent
- Sun lotion
- Fresh lunch, coffee, tea, drinking water, and snacks
Comfortable clothes and shoes
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Thing You Should Know
Term and Condition
Cancellation will be made via email, telephone, or in person at our office in Luang Prabang. If a private transfer is arranged to the MandaLao Property, please arrive at the scheduled tour time, if arrival is more than 30 minutes after the start time of your tour, we will deem your tour canceled, and no refunds or free reschedule will be given. Refunds will be supplied according to the schedule below.
NOTICE (PRIOR TO SCHEDULED TOUR DATE)
24 hours or No Show
- Children between 4 and 11 years of age receive a 25% discount.
- Children between 0 and 3 years join free of charge.
Please note that we provide no backpacks for carrying children and parents are responsible for their well-being. We do not advise children 4 and under attend a trek unless parents are used to hiking with their children.
Please note the difficulty of tours. MandaLao will not make refunds if children are unable to complete trips due to age or ability.
Unaccompanied minors must be 16 years of age or older and have written consent from parents or guardians to participate.