ABOUT US

MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN LAOS TRAVEL & TOURISM INDUSTRIES

Manifa Travel Co., Ltd

WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAINTAINING SUSTAINABLE RELATIONSHIPS AND CREATING POSITIVE IMPACTS ON THE ANIMALS, LAND & COMMUNITIES OF LAOS.

More than 25 years of experience in the travel & tourism industries. Manifa Travel Co.,Ltd and Manifa Elephant Camp are privately owned and family run nature friendly operations with a driving passion for education, growth & longevity. Our focus is on learning, development & training opportunities for all and staff and communities of the surrounding villages as well as ensuring excellent safe work and living conditions for all employees and elephants

We offer a varied range of destinations and itinerary suggestions. Unique visitor packages to all the historical and natural sites, plus an assortment of adventure activities and enjoyable experiences to suit everybody

The Name of “Manifa”

“Manifa” ມະນີຟ້າ

“Ma Ni” – in Laos translates to mean “Gem”

“Fa” in Laos translates to mean “Sky”

Therefore “Manifa” means

 “Gem of the Sky”

ADVENTURE TOURS

A wide range of adventure tour packages in Luang Prabang.

ELEPHANT CAMP

One of the largest elephant camp around Luang Prabang, approximately 20 km from city center.

RESTAURANT

Elephant Camp Restaurant with the excellent view of the Mekong River. Serving buffet style lunch and à la carte meal (Laos/International)

PRIVATE / JOINT TOURS

Luang Prabang and Northern Laos, Vientiane, Vang Vien, Pakse and Southern Laos

PRIVATE MINIVAN & BOAT SERVICE

3 X TOYOTA HIACE,
1 X TOURIST BUGGY,
2 X LONG TAIL SLOW BOAT

ACCOMMODATION

LOCATED ON SITE, 1 X TWIN ROOM, 1 X DOUBLE ROOM, 3 X BED DORMITORY

Pai is the sole owner, passionate founder and committed director of Manifa Travel,.Co Ltd and Manifa Elephant Camp. He is a hands on, active and humble entrepreneur who remains focused as he successfully leads and oversees all operations of his privately run companies in Luang Prabang Pai has helped many people and communities by providing training and employment opportunities, aimed specifically to underprivileged locals from the surrounding provinces Pai is an esteemed and extremely well respected member of many important international elephant welfare organisations. He maintains close working relationships with key government officials, foundations, international elephant care organisations and is a active member of many communities throughout Laos
Founder/Owner Mr Vilayluck Voutivong

MR VILAYLUCK VOUTIVONG (PAI)

FOUNDER, DIRECTOR

MANIFA TRAVEL PARTNERS

TRAVEL AGENCY

  • AEC TRAVEL CO LTD
  • Asia Reveal Tour
  • Asia Reveals travel
  • Asian Trails travel
  • Easia-travel
  • FREE LAO TRAVEL CO LTD
  • GOLDEN PEACOCK TRAVEL
  • H.I.S. travel
  • LAO HAPPY TOUR CO LTD
  • Laoko-Inter Travel
  • LAO TRAVEL
  • Laos Outdoor Adventure
  • OVERSEA TRAVEL
  • Southern Breeze Travel & Tourism
  • Tripthala All Ticketing Service
  • VIENTIANE INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRAVEL CO LTD
  • Viva Travel Express

HOTEL & GUEST HOUSE

  • Ancient Luangprabang Hotel
  • Apple Guesthouse
  • Chaluenxay Villa
  • Chill Riverside Hostel & Cafe
  • Chitchareune Moungluang Hotel
  • DownTown Backpackers Hostel
  • Indigo House Hotel
  • Jasmine Ville By Mylaohome
  • Kinnaly Place House
  • Le Bougainvillier
  • Le Sen Boutique Hotel
  • Le Vang Bua Villa
  • Liberty Place
  • Luangprabang River Lodge 2
  • Maison Dalabua
  • Maison Vongprachan Hotel
  • Mani Home Luang Prabang
  • Mano Guesthouse
  • Mano Temple House 
  • Matata Garden Guest House
  • Mekong Charm Riverside
  • Mekong Sunset Guesthouse
  • Merry Riverside Hotel
  • Mojo Guesthouse
  • Muenna 1989 Guesthouse
  • Muonglao Guesthouse
  • My Dream Boutique Resort
  • Namsok1 Guesthouse
  • Nocknoy Lanexang Guesthouse
  • Pangkham Lodge
  • Parasol Blanc
  • Peninsula Villas
  • Phanhthasone Guesthouse
  • Phasith Guesthouse
  • Rattana Guesthouse
  • Rimvang Guesthouse
  • Sabaidee Guesthouse
  • Sakaodeuan Hotel
  • Silikhane Guesthouse
  • Singharat Guest House
  • Sok Villa Namkhan Riverview
  • Sokmisay Guest House
  • Sokmisay2 Guesthouse
  • Sokxai Residence
  • Soutikone 1 Guesthouse
  • Soutikone Place House 2
  • The Deck House
  • Thongbay Guesthouse
  • Tony Central Hostel
  • Viengchalern Guesthouse
  • View Khemkhong Guesthouse
  • Villa Ban Phanluang
  • Villa Champa
  • Villa Chitchareune Boutique Hotel
  • Villa Lao Wooden House
  • Villa Laodeum
  • Villa Luang Sokxay
  • Villa Mahasok hotel
  • Villa Namkhan River
  • Villa Oasis
  • Villa Oudomlith
  • Villa Phathana Boutique Hotel
  • Villa Phathana Hotel
  • Villa Philaylack
  • Villa Pumalin
  • Villa Rattanakon
  • Villa Saykham
  • Villa Thony 1 – House 1
  • Y Not Lao Guesthouse Ban Wat Nong

2003
Pai was one of the first to open a internet cafes in Luang Prabang. Quickly he realized the potential to expand and head branched out into other services like, money exchange (this was before ATM’s and then the only one bank branch in town was only for locals!). Later adding developing film, burning CD’s and sold the first memory stick in town

2005
Pai realized the need for transport solutions in Luang Prabang and opened Kuang Si minivan service which included the Lao version of a TUK TUK – the 3 wheel jąmbǫh (jumbo) which can hold 4-6 passengers on two facing seats!

Pai started out small as a local tour agent with a focus on resorts and accommodation. Within the first year of operations he had expanded to a team of 7 employees and widened the scope of the tours on offer, which added to the rapid growth of the agency

2007
By the end of 2006 the team had outgrown their office and opened two larger more centrally located agent outlet offices in old town Luang Prabang. The team doubled in size, additional vehicles were added to the fleet together with a private garage and storage facility

2008
Pai kicked off his accelerated learning curve of elephants opening Manifa Elephant camp with 3 elephants (Mai Khoun, Mai Kham, Mai Boun Dok) on the banks of the Mekong river

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kuansi waterfall

2009

Not long after his daughter Manifa was born he opened his leading destination and management company Manifa Travel Co Ltd

2010

After his first years of experience with these 3 elephants, immediately he knew the future direction he would build his company towards

Pai was able to purchase and acquire 95 hectares worth of land where he opened the now hub of Manifa Elephant camp

2011 – 2018

Pai continues to lead, develop and grow everything at Manifa Elephant camp. Positively heading for a bright future for Laos

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