Manifa Elephant Camp

9 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
Manifa Elephant Camp

9 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

 Your tour experience begins with a transportation service pick up from your accommodation between 8:15 am – 9:00 am  then we head off our way and have a short stop at  the popular Ban Xang Hai Village, also known as ‘the whiskey village’. Here you can see the process of making lao lao, the country’s beloved rice whiskey and for some maybe even an early morning sample!

From there we are less than 2kms / 10 minute drive from the 110 hectares property and home to 20 elephants at Manifa Elephant Camp. 

After a few important introductions and a brief orientation, you will get straight into interacting with the Manifa elephants and start “FULL DAY – MAHOUT BASIC PROGRAM“ – get used to being close to and comfortable with one of the 17 elephants.

We enjoy a beautiful buffet style lunch at the restaurant – overlooking the Mekong river.

At about 1 PM, we resume Mahout program until afternoon. In the end of program we take elephants to their resident bamboo forests and then go back to Luang Prabang at about 4:00 PM.

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 deve

Your Organizer

Manifa Travel
9 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.


Loved our experience and the guide was informative.
By Clara L for Luang Prabang 2 Days + Ban Nayang 1 Day on 22 Nov, 2022
We had the best time. Our elephant leader giving us the initial talk was so knowledgeable and passionate. The mahouts were lovely and took so many brilliant photos and videos that we will treasure forever. The elephants are clearly well loved and cared for. The food was fantastic also and all the staff were great including for the kayaking.
This was an excellent experience, with the opportunity to ride an elephant humanely (on his shoulders with no Howda). Lunch was delicious. Just make sure you ask what is happening next as we felt communication was a little lacking! It didn’t spoil the day though
By Sue T for F08 MAHOUT BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM on 14 Nov, 2022
C’était une magnifique expérience, un très bon séjour dans un lodge merveilleux avec des baies vitrées donnant sur la rivière, des repas excellents, un personnel aux petits soins et très à l’écoute, un jacuzzi à disposition. Le partage avec les éléphants était mémorable, c’est une petite structure à taille humaine avec peu de visiteurs (le tourisme a dû mal à reprendre post période covid). Cette ferme d’éléphants mérite un séjour avec une nuit sur place : la nature est belle, l’endroit est très calme et bien entretenu, les étoiles sont bien visibles du fait du peu de pollution lumineuse, les éléphants sont proches. Merci à tout le staff de ce bel endroit
By Danielle C for 2 days 1 nights Manifa Elephant Camp (Nov 1, 2, 2 Pax) on 05 Nov, 2022
Quite a long journey but really worth the effort. The plain of jars was a really amazing place. Really friendly people and great extra trips like the silk farm. Guide and driver were excellent and always intresting food to try along the way. The guest house we stayed at during our trip was very good.
By Benjamin S for Plain of Jars, Legacy of the Indochina War – 3 Days on 22 Oct, 2022
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