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

Luang Prabang, ラオス

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

77 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

Available Packages


price per person / minimum 2 pax

Child (age 4-11)
Solo traveler

 1 participant will be charged €68, but €25 will be refunded to your credit card if other participants join.
Please contact us for availability for solo traveler.  If other participants are confirmed, you can make a reservation for €42 


Your Organizer

Manifa Travel
77 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.


Nous sommes restées une nuit de plus au manifa éléphant camp car le lieu était incroyable. Séjour de 3j et 2 nuits. L’éthique prime et la sécurité et le bien être des éléphants aussi. L’équipe de Manifa et surtout notre guide Chitxiong à été incroyablement gentille et patiente. Ils sont prêt à répondre à toutes vos questions. Service de grande qualité et chambre magnifique. Tout est inclus dans le prix, boissons, repas (délicieux et copieux), activités (que vous réalisez comme vous le souhaitez). Merci à toute l’équipe de l’expérience qui restera un moment suspendu pour nous. Nous recommandons et n’hésitez pas adaptez votre séjour en fonction de vos envies. Merci encore ! Lea & Fany
By Lea S for [EUR] 2 days 1 nights Manifa Elephant Camp on Dec 01, 2023
Great Trip!
By Marcus H for Half Day Kuang Si Waterfalls & Hmong village (H04) on Nov 19, 2023
I had two full days tour with Manifa travel company based in Luang Probang .Mr Yuki Kawamura set up my tour and was in contact with me while my trip time .Thank you Mr Kawamura.I had almost personal driver Mr.Say and he picked up and dropped off me on the time and if I had transfer with different driver he controlled me make sure I’m in the car and on the way to my tour .All tours were well organized and I had great support from the team .I highly recommend this company for Luang Probang tour
By Elvira K for Luang Prabang 2 Day Joint Tour 1 Pax on Nov 18, 2023
Great tour. Easy to book on line. Immediate confirmation received by email Efficient pick up and drop off provided. We really enjoyed our time with the elephants, although I personally found riding the elephant, with nothing to hold on to, pretty terrifying. The elephants seem very well cared for and there was no sign of any ropes, chains, sticks or hooks. The head mahout gave a very detailed explanation of their ethos and why they allow riding of the elephants, which all seemed to make perfect sense. A very enjoyable lunch was also provided. A great value for money tour.
By Sue M for [EUR] H03 Elephant Mahout Training half day (with pick-up and drop-off on Nov 17, 2023
Très bon moment passé avec les éléphants. L'équipe sur place est aux petits soins. Petit bémol: la piscine était complètement vide et nous n'avions pas été prévenus. La journée Mahout se limite a aller donner le bain 2 fois par jour aux éléphants, et leur donner des bananes, nous aurions aimé avoir plus de temps avec les éléphants...
By Gaelle L for [EUR] 3-Day Family Overnight Elephant Mahout Experience on Nov 12, 2023
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