[EUR] F04 Elephant Mahout Experience, Kayay to caves & Sunset cruise

Luang Prabang, ラオス

41 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
[EUR] F04 Elephant Mahout Experience, Kayay to caves & Sunset cruise
Luang Prabang, ラオス

41 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

Early morning pickup from 8:15 – 09:00 am, then we leave for the Nam Ou river. We drive northward  to Ban Soum Sa nouk.  From there we start kayak on the Nam Ou River. We enjoy a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside and see a wonderful nature built limestone cliffs called Pha Aen on the way. 1 hour kayaking takes us to the first destination the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong Rivers, Pak Ou.

Upon arrival at Pak Ou, we visit the famous Pak Ou Caves – two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. Exploring the caves about 30 min, we start the second course of the kayaking on the Mekong River. We paddle down the Mekong for 30 minutes until we ended our journey at Manifa Elephant Camp. There we enjoy a beautiful buffet style lunch at the restaurant – overlooking the Mekong River.

After lunch break, you will visit the mahout (elephant handler) village in Manifa Elephant Camp and learn about their daily routine as you watch a demonstration of an elephant health check. Your guide will explain the elephants while you watch as they examine the elephant’s eyes, ears, mouth, and feet and measure the body.

You will learn how to introduce yourself to your elephant and how to mount your elephant to ride bareback. Then you will have an intimate interaction with one of our elephant families. (One elephant for one person) You will ride your elephant and explore the jungle. These interactions and riding provide elephants with opportunities for exercise and stress relief. Finally you feed and care for your elephant with organic vegetables and fruits.

We will return to Luang Prabang by boat. Enjoy the sunset.

What’s included

  • All transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • All activities
  • Lunch
    Fried Fish with Tamarind Sauce, Chicken Curry, Fried Mix Vegetables, Spaghetti, Boiled Egg, Bread, Steamed Rice, Luang Prabang Salad, Fresh Vegetables, Seasonal fruits, Coffee, Tea, Drinking Water
  • Drinking Water
  • 5% of tax
    for local development

Your Organizer

Manifa Travel
41 reviews
Manifa Travel is an adventure tour operator from Luang Prabang Laos. Our Main office is in the historical area of Luang Prabang city, Sakkaline Rd, Vat Sene village, opposite of Villa Santi hotel.


We had a great time, meeting wonderful people. Thank you for the trip!
By Sochanny H for F17-2 Sunset Cruise to Pak Ou Caves Kuang Si Waterfalls, Local Village on 14 Mar, 2023
We had wonderful experience with friendly staffs and cute elephants!!
By Nao W for H03 Elephant Mahout Training half day on 13 Mar, 2023
Did this trip as family of four (two teens). It was about 4 hours of walking through jungle/farmland but mostly on tracks with some steep/rocky bits but nothing too taxing. We walked through a local village and spoke to some locals and bought a few trinkets from some ladies. Our guide, Wron (sorry not sure of spelling!) was very knowledgeable and explained history and traditions of the Lao people which was very interesting. Tasty local lunch and water was provided. We were able to buy a cold drink from a stall near to the lunch spot. We arrived at the waterfall area and it was a steep and slippery climb down the mountain from the top of the falls to the bottom. However, some railings had been put up to help and as it was dry it wasn't too bad. The waterfall and pools were very beautiful and we had a quick dip even though the water was very cold. Also had a quick visit to the bear sanctuary. The bears looked happy enough and we bought a bag to help support the charity. Bus was already waiting to take us back to town at the end. Overall a good day and we would certainly recommend as an interesting way to see some Laos countryside and local life.
By Pamela G for [EUR] F11 HIKE TREK TO KUANG SI WATERFALL on 13 Mar, 2023
Our tour was successful, the minivan was comfortable. Our guide Pong was very friendly, he told us a lot of interesting stories about Laos and answered our questions. We had a great time and would recommend this compact tour to anyone who wants to explore Laos more. Despite our limited time, we managed to see a lot.
By Tatiana K for [EUR] F17-1 Morning Cruise to Pak Ou Caves Kuang Si Waterfalls on 12 Mar, 2023
Had a great time. Good Tour guide Mr Thin who gives very good information to us. The Bus provided was very nice and the driver is a safe driver. overall, highly recommended.
By Kok Yauw N for Ng Kok Yauw Luang Prabang 5 Days Private Trip J23th Feb – 27th Feb 202 on 10 Mar, 2023
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