Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary

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Would you like to spend time with elephants and learn about their stories and behavior in a beautiful setting? Then this half- or one-day activity is right for you.  Located beside Lao people in a densely forested mountainous region, the Sanctuary is surrounded by spectacular jungle scenery.

 

Informations
Depart from Riverside Boutique Resort
Return to Riverside Boutique Resort
Start time 8:00 or 13:30 (Half-day); 9:00 (Full-day)
End at 12:00 or 17:30 (Half-day); 17:00 (Full-day)
Duration Half- or full-day
Activities Approximately 2 hour transfer time (1 hour to go and 1 hour to come back). At the Sanctuary, you will be allowed to spend as much time as possible with the elephants. Therefore, there is no formal schedule aside from pick-up times.
Transport Private pick-up
Meals Lunch
What to bring Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, walking shoes, bathing Suit and clothes in which you can change to bathe and get muddy with the elephants
What is included Pick up/drop off, English-speaking tour guides, lunch, drinking water, food to feed the elephants

Half-day programme: Riverside Boutique Resort > Elephant Sanctuary > Riverside Boutique Resort

You will be picked up from Riverside Boutique Resort and drive for about 1 hour through scenic fields, hills, and forests before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn about elephants in Laos, history, behaviors, feeding needs and habitat.

You will walk with your guide through the Sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories. You will be able to touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure.

You will accompany the elephants to a nearby lake or river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath.Once the elephants are clean, you will be able to take some final pictures with them, change into some dry clothes and eat some snacks and fresh fruit, before enjoying once again the impressive rural scenery as you drive back to Vang Vieng.

 

Full-day programme: Riverside Boutique Resort > Elephant Sanctuary > Riverside Boutique Resort

You will be picked up from Riverside Boutique Resort and drive for about 1 hour through scenic fields, hills, and forests before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn about elephants in Laos, history, behaviors, feeding needs and habitat.

Get changed into traditional clothing, listen as your guide tells you more about the Sanctuary, grab some bananas and sugar cane for feeding, and you will be ready to meet the elephants!   Once you have spent time with the elephants, you can retire to a relaxing platform overlooking a picturesque lake and jungle. There, you will enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Lao food and fresh fruit, before being re-united with your elephant friends.

At this point during the day, you will walk alongside the elephants to a nearby lake and join them for a bath in the refreshing water. Here, you will have the opportunity to bathe and brush the elephants. Next, you will accompany the elephants to a nearby mud spa and you will apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment on their skin. Next, you will walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a final bath.

Once the elephants are clean, you will be able to take some final pictures with them, change into some dry clothes and enjoy the beautiful sunset, before enjoying once again the impressive rural scenery as you drive back to Vang Vieng.

 

Price Table

Duration Price per person Private surcharge per group, w/normal transport Private surcharge per group, w/minivan
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Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary 1/2 Day $52 $52 $52 $52 N/A N/A
Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary Full day $76 $76 $76 $76 N/A N/A

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The cost of the tour will be charged to your room subject to the following cancellation policy:

  • Less than 15 day prior to trip departure: 50% of the trip cost will be charged
  • Less than 07 day prior to trip departure: 80% of the trip cost will be charged
  • Less than 03 day prior to trip departure: or no show 100% of the trip cost will be charged