Beautiful Sainyabuli Province is home to the largest remaining population of Asian elephants in Laos. On this 3-day Laos elephant camp tour, you’ll travel across a spectacular lake surrounded by forested mountains to the Elephant Conservation Centre, where you’ll spend two and a half days surrounded by lush jungle. In addition to the spending time with the Centre’s mahouts learning how to ride, bathe and feed the elephants, you’ll also make excursions to the elephant museum and nursery, and a sacred “Buddha’s footprint” that is famous in the region.
Your Laos elephant camp experience begins in Luang Prabang and brings you directly to the Elephant Conservation Centre in Sainyabuli Province. You’ll begin by taking a guided tour of the grounds with a resident veterinarian before visiting the on-site museum and mahout training school. Learn traditional ways to mount and ride the elephants, hike with the elephants through the forest, and join the mahouts as they feed and bathe the magnificent creatures.
At the nursery reproduction center, you’ll learn about the importance of elephant conservation, in addition to meeting young elephants! Then, for a taste of regional history and culture, hike through beautiful, rugged landscapes to what the locals call a “Buddha footprint,” a highly revered sacred site. You’ll have the opportunity relax by beautiful Nam Tien Lake and enjoy nightly dips before you head back to Luang Prabang.