F04 Elephant Mahout Experience, Kayay to Pak Ou Caves & Sunset Mekong

Luang Prabang, ラオス

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Manifa Travel
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Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
F04 Elephant Mahout Experience, Kayay to Pak Ou Caves & Sunset Mekong
Luang Prabang, ラオス

Manifa Travel
  • Email address verified
113 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

Adult

price per person

$45
Child (age 4-11)

price per person

If we have other participants for kayak, we will refund $25 after your tour. 

$36

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MT
Manifa Travel
113 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.

Reviews

We enjoyed our trip and the tour company was excellent. Great tour and would definitely recommend.
By Daniel B for [EUR] H08 KAYAK TO PAK OU CAVES (with pickup dropoff) on Mar 02, 2024
GC
Very educational
By Gina C for [Gina Carter] 2D Luang Prabang private tour on Mar 02, 2024
Nice one day trip to experience the must see in LPB area.
By Sebastien J for [EUR] F17-2 Sunset Cruise to Pak Ou Caves Kuang Si Falls, Villages on Mar 01, 2024
The program was amazing! I enjoyed riding on an elephant and the vew from there was awsome. But I was disappointed because they didn't give me certificate on paper even though I sent my photo beforehand.
By Kayoko T for [EUR] F08 MAHOUT BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM on Feb 28, 2024
Superbe journée avec une organisation parfaite et de belles visites, le guide est très intéressant et sympathique.le repas de midi parfait. A faire sans hésiter un support rapport qualité prix.
By ALAIN B for [EUR] F17-2 Sunset Cruise to Pak Ou Caves Kuang Si Falls, Villages on Feb 27, 2024
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