Inside the Heart of Elephants

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day tour

Tour Level: Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 8:30 - 16:00 hours

7 hours   

tour details

Laos is the “Land of a Million Elephants”, and this tour is your chance to connect with and learn about these animals. During the day, you will learn about the Asian elephant and understand how you can contribute to an animal’s welfare and to the conservation of this species. Experience the hidden beauty of the Laos jungle with expert guides who introduce you to the ways in which elephants and humans communicate with each other.

Why choose this tour?

Wildlife lovers can spend a magical day up close with elephants.

tour description

At 8:30 hours depart Luang Prabang. Tour guides will pick up clients from hotels or guesthouses. This interactive day offers, “An intimate non-riding experience focused on education and elephant welfare”. Over coffee and tea, the expert guides and Mahouts at the centre will provide you with an in-depth introduction into elephant behaviour and communication. Cross the Nam Khan river for your first introduction to elephants. You will have some tasty treats for the elephants to enjoy. Enjoy observing the bathing, playing and swimming experience with the elephants. NB in cold weather the elephants are less likely to want to get wet.

Begin your 5km round-trip trek and pass the beautiful Lao gardens before exploring the jungle covered Huay Nok stream. You will walk alongside the elephants allowing you to gain insights, respect and understandings about these remarkable animals.

A traditional Lao lunch will be served in banana leaves while you rest and relax on bamboo mats. After lunch, visit Tad Kuang Song Waterfall. This hidden treasure is named after the Golden Deer spirit. Take a cool refreshing dip or simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this natural jewel.

During the trek, observe and learn from the mahouts as they demonstrate how to become an elephant whisperer. At the end of the trek take some time to say goodbye to the elephants and reflect on memories you can cherish for a lifetime.

Transfer back to Luang Prabang with drop off at your hotel or guesthouse approximately 16:00 hours.

NB This tour may go out together with the half-day “Therapeutic Trek,” In such cases the group size will be up to 8 people for the first half of the day. Then, the “Therapeutic Trek” guests head back to the centre and a maximum of only four people will continue for the second half of the day.

customise the tour

Combine this tour with:

  • An experience of a renowned Laos custom - a private Baci ceremony
  • A bespoke champagne and canapés sunset moment by the Mekong River
  • An evening of fun playing Pétanque with the locals and eating some of the local specialities


Extend your stay in Laos with:

  • A trip to spend a few days at the picturesque and adventure-filled NamKat Yorla Pa resort


  • Meals as stated in the programme
  • Transfers and tours with your selected guide (English Speaking Guide, French Speaking Guide, German Speaking Guide) in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Mineral water & Cool tower are available on the vehicles


  • Accommodation
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Soft drinks with meals

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