Shangri Lao Elephant Expedition,
Laos, Luang Prabang and The North
Info : Shangri Lao Elephant Expedition
At Shangri Lao in the protected Huay Sae Valley, near Luang Prabang, you have the chance to spend from a few hours trekking along trails by elephant and by foot, to two day expeditions where you learn the way of the mahouts, bathing the elephants and trekking into the jungle.
The trails follow paths explored by the famous French explorer, Dr. P. Neis in the 19th century and the project aims to preserve natural areas and give former logging elephants an alternative way to live. You’ll have chance to feed and learn about the elephants and enjoy some beautiful scenery.
For those on the 2 day expeditions, Shangri Lao offers some beautiful deluxe tents overlooking the river where the elephants bathe, just ask one of our Laos specialists for more information.
If you are really keen to ride an elephant, this is one of the best places in south east Asia to do so. Just speak to one of our Laos specialists for more information.
The guides and drivers couldn't have been better, 10 out of 10. Dao was outstanding. He made the trip extra special for us. His knowledge of the area and the whole country, history etc. was fantastic. He was brilliant with the children too, he made the trip fun, exciting and safe. If ever he was talking to a local in Lao, he would always involve us in the conversation and explain what was happening. At the end of our 9 days with him we didn't want him to go.