[Private, USD] H03 Elephant Mahout Training half day

manifa elephant camp

42 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
[Private, USD] H03 Elephant Mahout Training half day
manifa elephant camp

42 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip


  • Private transfer from/to your accommodation in Luang Prabang
  • Senior tour guide or camp manager to introduce you to Laos elephants and elephant culture
  • Private cottage can be used as restroom/shower
  • Lunch at a private table in a restaurant overlooking the Mekong River

Pick up from your accommodation between 8:15 – 09:00 am. We leave for Manifa Elephant Camp. On the way we stop at Ban Xang Hai (Whisky Village), where the local rice wine is produced. At about 10 AM, we arrive at Manifa Elephant Camp and start “HALF DAY – MAHOUT INTRODUCTION PROGRAM“.

After a few important introductions and a brief orientation, you will get straight into interacting with the manifa elephants and start the mahout training program – get used to being close to and comfortable with one of the 17 elephants – share in the experience of cruelty free riding (optional bareneck or howdah) – join in the snacktime feeding and have the option of splashing around in the water with the elephants during one of their many daily bath time sessions.

We enjoy a beautiful buffet style lunch at the restaurant – overlooking the Mekong river. At about 1 PM, we start going back to Luang Prabang. (End of Service 1:30-2:00 PM)

What’s included

  • Private 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

Available Packages

2 people or solo traveler

Total amount for two persons

This private tour costs the same as two people for a solo traveler.

Additional person. Price per person.

$25 per person

Example: If 3 persons, the first two persons are $165 and the additional person is $25, a total of $190 ($190/3=$63.3 per person).

If 5 persons, the first two persons pay $165 and the additional 3 persons are $75, a total of $240 ($240/5=$48 per person).


Your Organizer

Manifa Travel
42 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.


Very good experience !
By Linda R for H01-1 Slow boat trip to pak ou caves, local village on 22 Mar, 2023
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 (with pick-up and drop-off) 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
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