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

From USD 100

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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Highlights

Included in the Tour
Therapeutic Trek
  • ​​​​​Roundtrip transport
  • Well trained English speaking tour guide
  • In-depth Introduction into elephants
  • Trekking with elephants
  • Trekking boots and socks
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun lotion
  • Fresh lunch, coffee, tea, drinking water, and snacks
Inside the Hearts of Elephants (In Addition to Therapeutic Trek)
  • Lunch in the Jungle 
  • Visit Tad Kuang Song Waterfall and Ban Hua Tad Village
  • Mahout Demonstration 
  • Increased Interaction with Elephants
  • Additional Trekking
 

 

Route

  1. Sisavangvong Road Building 82 unit B tele. 0305664014 ຫຼວງພະບາງ