Communicating with Elephants (Afternoon Tour)

From USD 80

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.

From USD 80

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Included in the Tour
  • Roundtrip Transport
  • Well Trained English Speaking Tour Guide
  • In-depth Introduction into elephants
  • Food for Elephant food preparation
  • Education and welfare 
  • Trekking boots and socks
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun Lotion
  • Coffee, tea, drinking water and snacks



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