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A visit to Elephant Village in Luang Prabang

Mahouts riding the elephants at the Elephant Village

Located on a well chosen spot in pure nature, in the middle of misty mountains nearby the river, about 15 km out of Luang Prabang on the bank of Nam Khan River, Elephant Village, which was formerly Elephant XL camp It is the first and only place like that in Laos offering Elephant interaction programs and an incredible selection of Elephant activities for young and old for example: Elephant safari, Elephant Mahout courses, Elephant riding, Bungalows and accommodation, river kayaking activities, waterfall tours, minority villages and pure nature activities as well as trekking routes, etc. Travel Indochina Laos

Where is the Elephant Village located?

Elephant Village in Luang Prabang

Elephant Village in Luang Prabang- source: internet

The unique and unspoiled location offers an impressive panoramic view to a 600 meter high towering rock face to a breathtaking 1,600 meter high mountain chain, which can be seen from the Elephant village which overlooks the mighty Nam Khan River.

In front of the camp is the unspoiled countryside, which is covered by rice fields, forests and plantations, etc. As the Elephant Camp is only accessible by boat and has no road access, this place is ideal for the elephants, as they live in the wildness and faraway from the civilization. mekong river cruise vietnam

Mahouts riding the elephants at the Elephant Village

Mahouts riding the elephants at the Elephant Village source: internet

The truth is that one of the least interesting things you can do with one is riding an elephant. Alternatively, though it surely will not leave you with any sorts of real certification, mahout training does entail a significant number of interactions with these gentle animals and including bath time in the river, some simple commands and a ride on the elephant’s neck.

Even though neither of these two options can offer enough interaction for some, you can get much closer to these lovely giants than most people have ever done. Moreover, you are supporting a good cause. Take some time to explore your options for a package to fit your budget and interests. Most of tour companies offer some variation on these trips.

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