Manadalo Elephant Sanctuary , Luang Prabang Laos, Luang Prabang and The North
You will be met early by a local Elephant Specialist Guide and transferred to a beautiful oasis just 40 minutes outside of Luang Prabang. Along the way, your guide will give you a brief introduction about the sanctuary. On arrival, you will meet with one of the directors who will provide you with some fascinating stories about the elephants and their refuge, learning about the challenges they have faced and how they are learning to improve their situation one elephant at a time.
You will begin your journey around the sanctuary by crossing the river on a boat, where you will be met by your first family of elephants. Your guide and the mahouts will then help you feed and later bath these majestic creatures in the river.
Next, follow the elephants on a 1-hour trek through rice paddies and meandering creeks during which you will witness the unique bond between the mahouts and their elephants. After saying goodbye to your pachyderm friends, you’ll head back to camp where a tasty lunch of local specialities awaits you.
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[Guides were..] “Brilliant . Sak in Vientiane , very well informed, friendly, helpful and good company. Kam -la in Xiengkhuang and his driver Kam-la who were with us for 6 days until we left Luang Prabang were outstanding!!! 2 of the best we have ever had anywhere in the world.”