From USD 130
** 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.