Aman Afternoon

Aman Afternoon

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Communicating with Elephants (Afternoon Tour)

Communicating with Elephants (6-person max) Pick up time 14:00-14:30  - Depart Luang Prabang. Tour guides will pick you up from hotels or guesthouses. Arrive at MandaLao – Get an in-depth introduction into elephant behavior and communication. Cooking for Elephants – Prepare special treats for the elephants that help in their digestion.  Fun, hands-on time preparing tasty food we only feed the elephants in the afternoon. Feeding and interaction time - You and the elephants head to the Nam Khan river and feed the elephants a variety of unique snacks. Observational water time – Elephants and Mahouts will interact and continue their on-going bonding in the river, while you watch them and enjoy the majestic elephants during bathtime. Say Goodbyes – After a few more treats head back across the river to MandaLao. Relax – Enjoy the afternoon with snacks on our beautiful deck. Return to Luang Prabang at approximately 17:30.   What Should I Bring? Following elephants through the jungle can be a messy endeavor. We recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy. While you will likely be in the water for some part of the tour, there’s no need for a bathing suit. Also, a sun hat can help in the tropical heat – and a camera and a smile don’t hurt, as well!   We provide optional footwear (rubber shoes/knee-high boots) for guests that are designed specifically for muddy and slippery conditions; ponchos and umbrellas are available; and water, sunscreen and bug spray. Lunch is included on most tours.

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Into the Wild (Half-Day)

Into the Wild: (6-person max) – Half Day Tour  *Please note this is a strenuous hike and not recommended for children or adults in poor physical shape. Total you will be required to hike 4 Km with 200 meters of vertical gain. Please note tour will not run from April 1st - July 31th beacuse or poor trail conditions.   9:15 - 9:45 Tour guides will pick you up from your hotel or guesthouse. Arrive at MandaLao – Get an in-depth introduction into elephant behavior and communication. Begin Trek -  Follow a small trail into jungle (approximately 45 minutes). Meet the Elephants – Find them hidden amongst the trees in their feeding grounds Continue Trek – Walk alongside the elephants on a ridgeline through the jungle. Snacks- Enjoy traditional Lao treats in the jungle. Huay Nok Stream – After making it down from the ridgeline follow the cool stream back MandaLao restaurant. Bathing – Elephants and Mahouts will interact and continue their on-going bonding in the river, while you watch and enjoy the majestic elephants during bathtime. Lunch – Enjoy traditional Lao cuisine made primarily from our own organic produce. Depart – Leave for Luang Prabang. Drop off at your hotel or guesthouse approximately 2:30pm.   What Should I Bring? Following elephants through the jungle can be a messy endeavor. We recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy. While you will likely be in the water for some part of the tour, there’s no need for a bathing suit. Also, a sun hat can help in the tropical heat – and a camera and a smile don’t hurt, as well!   We provide optional footwear (rubber shoes/knee-high boots) for guests that are designed specifically for muddy and slippery conditions; ponchos and umbrellas are available; and water, sunscreen and bug spray. Lunch is included on most tours.         

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New Beginnings (Half-Day)

** Baby Kit is now a 3-year-old bull elephant growing very fast, we have had to make a change to this activity to facilitate his growth, This tour will now run with two elephants, Mae Manh our Matriarch and her recently rescued and reunited daughter Moen. ** Please see full statement here: Baby Kit Announcement   New Beginnings: (4-people max) Pick up time 7:45-8:15 - Depart Luang Prabang. Tour guides will pick up clients from hotels and guesthouses. Arrive at MandaLao – Get an in-depth introduction into elephant behavior and communication with special emphasis on Mahn and Moen, our mother and daughter that we reunited in January 2019.  Meet the Elephants – Cross the river for the first introduction to elephants. Observational water time –  Elephants and mahouts will interact and continue their on-going bonding in the river, while you watch and enjoy the majestic elephants during bathtime. Begin Trek – Pass beautiful Lao gardens before exploring the jungle-covered Huay Nok stream. (The trek is 2.5 Km and takes about 1.5 Hr it is flat and shaded most of the way.) Say Goodbyes - After some final treats for the elephants begin the trek back to MandaLao. Lunch – Enjoy traditional Lao cuisine made primarily from our own organic produce. Return to Luang Prabang at approximately 13:30    What Should I Bring? Following elephants through the jungle can be a messy endeavor. We recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy. While you will likely be in the water for some part of the tour, there’s no need for a bathing suit. Also, a sun hat can help in the tropical heat – and a camera and a smile don’t hurt, as well!   We provide optional footwear (rubber shoes/knee-high boots) for guests that are designed specifically for muddy and slippery conditions; ponchos and umbrellas are available; and water, sunscreen and bug spray. 

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Rosewood Afternoon Cocktail Tour

15:00-16:00- Depart Rosewood. Tour guides will pick up clients from Resort. (Pickup time will depend on time of year) Arrive at MandaLao – Get an in-depth introduction into elephant behavior and communication. Meet the Elephants – Cross the river for an introduction and feeding with the elephants Bathing – Elephants and Mahouts will interact and continue their on-going bonding in the river, while you watch them and enjoy the majestic elephants during bathtime. Trek- Do a small 1 Km trek up Hoy Kang stream side by side with these gentle giants. This trek is flat and can be catered to clients needs. Say Goodbyes - After some final treats for the elephants begin walk back to MandaLao. Snacks and Cocktails– Enjoy a few healthy Lao snacks with a fresh made cocktail made by Rosewood mixologist while enjoying a beautiful sunset view. Depart – Leave for Rosewood drop off at your hotel or guesthouse approximately 17:00-18:00.

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Therapeutic Trek (Half-Day) / Inside the Heart of Elephants (Full-Day)

Therapeutic Trek: (8-person max) 8:30 Tour: Pick up time 8:30-9:00 – Depart Luang Prabang. Tour guides will pick up clients from hotels and guesthouses. 9:15 Tour: Pick up time 9:15-9:45 – Depart Luang Prabang. Tour guides will pick up clients from hotels and guesthouses. Arrive at MandaLao – Get an in-depth introduction into elephant behavior and communication. Meet the Elephants – Cross the river for the first introduction to elephants. Observational water time – Elephants and Mahouts will interact and continue their on-going bonding in the river, while you watch them and enjoy the majestic elephants during bathtime. Begin Trek – Pass beautiful Lao gardens before exploring the jungle-covered Huay Nok stream. (The trek is 2.5 Km and takes about 1.5 Hr it is flat and shaded most of the way.) Say Goodbyes - After some final treats for the elephants, begin the trek back to MandaLao. Lunch – Enjoy traditional Lao cuisine made primarily from our own organic produce. 8:30 Tour: Return to Luang Prabang at approximately 13:00. 9:15 Tour: Return to Luang Prabang at approximately  13:45.    Inside the Hearts of Elephants: (4-people max) *This tour is a continuation of the Therapeutic Trek. The group size may be up to 8 people until the half-day tour splits off before lunch. Group size will be 4-people max after lunch. 8:30 Tour: Pick up time 8:30-9:00 – Depart Luang Prabang. Tour guides will pick up clients from hotels and guesthouses. 9:15 Tour: Pick up time 9:15-9:45 – Depart Luang Prabang. Tour guides will pick up clients from hotels and guesthouses. Continue into the Jungle – Continue trekking from the end of the “Therapeutic trek.” Guests will hike a total of 5 Km. Lunch – A traditional Lao lunch will be served in banana leaves in the jungle. Tad Kuang Song Waterfall – Visit this hidden treasure and take a cool refreshing dip. Ban Hua Tad Village – Walk through a Khmu village and see local life. Mahout Demonstration – Watch and learn as the mahouts demonstrate how they communicate. with their elephants. Use what you learn to try the same. Walk back to Feeding Grounds – Take the elephants to their nighttime resting area. Contemplation – Enjoy a drink and snack as you recollect on the day. 8:30 Tour: Return to Luang Prabang at approximately 16:00 9:15 Tour: Return to Luang Prabang at approximately 16:45  ​​What Should I Bring? Following elephants through the jungle can be a messy endeavor. We recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy. While you will likely be in the water for some part of the tour, there’s no need for a bathing suit. Also, a sun hat can help in the tropical heat – and a camera and a smile don’t hurt, as well! We provide optional footwear (rubber shoes/knee-high boots) for guests that are designed specifically for muddy and slippery conditions; ponchos and umbrellas are available; and water, sunscreen and bug spray.

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