Manifa elephant camp

77 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
Manifa elephant camp

77 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!

We then embark a boat trip from Ban Xang Hai to Pak Ou Caves on the Mekong River. We see a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as the mysterious nature on the way. 30 minutes boat trip takes us to Pak Ou where the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong Rivers. Pak Ou Caves are two linked caves crammed with thousand of lacquered Buddha Status of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims.

Exploring the caves about 40 min, the boat trip takes us to 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.

After finishing morning program, 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 night resting place in the forest on our property. Then we get to Luang Prabang by 4:00 PM.

What’s included

  • All transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • All activities
  • Lunch
  • Drinking Water
  • 5% of tax
    for local development

Available Packages

Child (age 4-11)

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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