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AIRPORT PICK UP

Some overnight tours at Manifa Elephant Camp can offer  airport pick up for free. We will take you directly to the elephant camp. (Arrival time at Luang Prabang airport must be before 2 PM)

Advanced reservation required. Please inquire by email after your booking

BAN NA UAN (HMONG)

BAN XANG HAI || WISKY VILLAGE ( LAO )

BAN XANG KHONG (LAO)

BIKE

BUFFET STYLE LUNCH​

HMONG VILLAGE

KAYAK

KHMU VILLAGE

The Khmu (/kəˈmuː/; Khmu: /kmm̥uʔ/ or /kmmúʔ/; Lao: ຂະມຸ [kʰámūʔ]; Thai: ขมุ; Vietnamese: Khơ Mú; Chinese: 克木族; Burmese: ခမူ) are an ethnic group of Southeast Asia. The majority (88%) live in northern Laos where they constitute the largest minority ethnic group, comprising eleven percent of the total population.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmu_people

KUANG SI BUTTERFLY PARK

KUANG SI BUTTERFLY PARK

KUANG SI BUTTERFLY PARK is only 300 meters before the entrance to Kuang Si waterfalls. the Butterfly Park is the first butterfly conservation and exhibit of its kind in Luang Prabang.

It was recently initiated in early 2014 with the mission to create a research center for studying and publishing information on butterflies found across Laos, the conservation of plants, and environmental issues in the country.

KUANG SI WATERFALLS

KUANG SI WATERFALLS

The Kuang Si Falls, sometimes spelled Kuang Xi or known as Tat Kuang Si Waterfalls, is a three levelled waterfall about 29 kilometres (18 mi) south of Luang Prabang. These waterfalls are a favourite side trip for tourists in Luang Prabang. The falls begin in shallow pools atop a steep hillside. These lead to the main fall with a 60 metres (200 ft) drop.

They are accessed via a trail to a left of the falls. The water flows in to a turquoise blue pool before continuing downstream. The many cascades that result are typical of waterfalls.

The locals charge an entrance fee of 20,000 kip to visit the site, but it is well maintained with walkways and bridges to guide the visitor. (All Manifa Travel’s Joint-In Tours include the entrance fee)

Kuang Si waterfall the rescue centre cares for a number of Asiatic Black Bears that have been rescued by the Lao authorities from the illegal wildlife trade. They are supported by Free The Bears Fund Inc. (an Australian charity) and does not charge an entrance fee.

Living Land Rice Farm

The Living Land Company – Rice Farming Experience

This charming community farm just outside of Luang Prabang overlooks wonderful Rice Fields and Mountains. Rice is planted all year round and they welcome guests who want to learn about Rice planting and other farm activities like bamboo weaving, sugar cane pressing, black smithing. Visitors get to try most of the activities or can just watch. Rodolphe and Susan, the two buffaloes help with the ploughing of the rice paddies and guests can have a go too. (photo album, Official Website)

LUANG PRABANG HERITAGE

LUANG PRABANG HERITAGE

Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of Luang Prabang Province in northern Laos, lies in a valley at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. Since the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) elected to inscribe the Town of Luang Prabang on the World Heritage List in 1995, The unique fusion of the traditional architectural and urban structures and those of the European colonial styles has fascinated tourists from all over the world and recognized as a world famous tourist destination.

MAHOUT BASIC (ONE DAY)

  • THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES ALL 1 HOUR PROGRAM “MEANING FULL ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS” AND PLUS ANOTHER TWO HOUR ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE (ONE ELEPHANT FOR ONE PERSON)
  • LEARN HOW TO SAFELY CARE AND RIDE ELEPHANT (MOUNT & DISMOUNT PROCEDURES)
  • BE WITH ELEPHANT IN THE WATER AND HELP IN BATHING TIME
  • LEARN FROM MAHOUTS THE BASIC COMMUNICATION COMMANDS TO HELP YOU LEARN HOW TO SAFELY CONTROL THE ELEPHANT BY YOURSELF
  • TAKE ELEPHANTS BACK TO THEIR HOME INTO THE FOREST ON OUR PROPERTY
  • MAHOUT CERTIFICATION WILL BE ISSUED ON REQUEST

MAHOUT EXPERIENCES (OVERNIGHT STAY)

  • THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES ALL 1 HOUR PROGRAM “MEANING FULL ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS” AND PLUS ABOUT ANOTHER FOUR HOURS ELEPHANT EXPERIENCES (ONE ELEPHANT FOR ONE PERSON), OVERNIGHT STAY AT MANIFA ELEPHANT CAMP.
  • LEARN ABOUT ELEPHANT BEHAVIORS AND THEIR HABITAT (HOME)
  • CONTINUE NURTURING YOUR RELATIONSHIP AND BONDING TIME WITH ELEPHANT
  • LEARN HOW TO CARE AND HANDLE ELEPHANTS WITH THE METHOD OF VERBAL CUES (VOICE COMMAND SYSTEM)
  • LEARN HOW TO BETTER HANDLE ELEPHANTS THROUGH BODY LANGUAGE AWARENESS AND COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES
  • LEARN HOW TO CORRECTLY RIDE LIKE A MAHOUT ON THE  NECK OF THE ELEPHANT
  • GUIDE YOUR ELEPHANT SAFELY AND COMFORTABLY THROUGH THE JUNGLE ON THE PROPERTY
  • BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HELPING BRING ELEPHANTS TO CAMP IN THE MORNING (WAKE UP CALL AND WALK RIDE TO WORK
  • PRACTICE THE SKILLS LEARNED IN TRAINING PROGRAM
  • TAKE ELEPHANTS BACK TO THEIR HOME INTO THE FOREST IN THE AFTERNOON / TAKE ELEPHANTS TO CAMP FROM THEIR HOME IN THE MORNING
  • MAHOUT CERTIFICATION WILL BE ISSUED ON REQUEST

MAHOUT INTRODUCTION (HALF DAY)

  • THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES ALL 1 HOUR PROGRAM “MEANING FULL ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS” AND PLUS ANOTHER ONE HOUR ELEPHANT EXPERIENCE (ONE ELEPHANT FOR ONE PERSON)
  • GET USED TO BEING CLOSE TO AND COMFORTABLE WITH (ONE OF OUR) ELEPHANTS
  • SHARE IN THE EXPERIENCE OF CRUELTY FREE RIDING (OPTIONAL BARENECK OR HOWDAH)
  • FEED OUR ELEPHANTS THEIR FAVORITE SNACKS
  • SPLASH AROUND IN THE WATER DURING BATHING TIME
  • MAHOUT CERTIFICATION WILL BE ISSUED ON REQUEST

MANIFA ELEPHANT CAMP MAHOUT TRAINING PROGRAM

MANIFA ELEPHANT CAMP MAHOUT TRAINING PROGRAM

In Manifa Elephant Camp,  you have an opportunity to experience the traditions and practices of Lao mahout culture, as you meet, interact with, ride and bath your own Laos elephant in a 110 hectares jungle outside Luang Prabang.

• 110 hectares (270 acres)
• Home to 17 rescued domesticated elephants
• Located in Ban Xang Hai, 20km from city
• Mahout certification available on request
• Elephants roaming free in daytime
Ethical elephant management certified by EU Switch Asia Luang Prabang Handle with Care Project

MEANINGFUL ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS

NATIONAL MUSEUM

The Royal Palace Museum in Luang Prabang (also known as “Haw Kham” or “Golden Hall”) was once Laos’ Royal Palace. It was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. The site for the palace was chosen so that official visitors to Luang Prabang could disembark from their river voyages directly below the palace and be received there. After the death of King Sisavang Vong, the Crown Prince Savang Vatthana and his family were the last to occupy the grounds. In 1975, the monarchy was overthrown by the communists and the royal family were taken to re-education camps.

PAK OU CAVES

PAK OU CAVES

Near Pak Ou (mouth of the Nam Ou river) the Tham Ting (lower cave) and the Tham Theung (upper cave) are caves overlooking the Mekong River, 25 km to the north of Luang Prabang, Laos. They are a group of two caves on the west side of the Mekong river, about two hours upstream from the centre of Luang Prabang, and have become well known by tourists.

The caves are noted for their miniature Buddha sculptures. Hundreds of very small and mostly damaged wooden Buddhist figures are laid out over the wall shelves. They take many different positions, including meditation, teaching, peace, rain, and reclining (nirvana).

Manifa Travel daily operates a long tail slow boat from Luang Prabang to Pak Ou. We also offer adventure tours including Kayak to Pak Ou Caves.

SLOW BOAT TRIP

SLOW BOAT TRIP

The heritage city Luang Prabang is built on the confluence of the Mekong and the Nam Khan rivers. The Mekong river has been the major highways for people and goods for centuries and the boat transportation is still indispensable for daily life even today. Taking a boat trip is probably one of the most rewarding ways to discover the local life along the rivers. Manifa Travel owns 2 long tail slow boats and operates variety of boat trip tours to visit Pak Ou Caves everyday.

Sunset Boat Cruise (Optional)

SUNSET BOAT CRUISE (OPTIONAL)

By adding extra US$5, we offer the best budget cruise in town with two-hour sunset trips along the Mekong river with a comfortable long-tail slow boat.  Not like other sunset tours cruising around city area, you can enjoy incredible sunset views in the countryside of Luang Prabang.

  • 2 hours boat rides and sunset cruises from Ban Xang Hai to Pak Ou to Luang Prabnag (25km)
  • A can of beer (or soft drink) & snacks on the boat for free
  • Going back to Luang Prabang boat peer at around sunset time. (6-7pm)

TAD SAE WATERFALLS

TAD SAE WATERFALLS

The Tad Sae Waterfalls (or Tat Sae Waterfalls) are waterfalls located along a tributary of the Nam Khan River in Luang Prabang Province, Laos.

They are located about 18 kilometres (11 mi) southeast of Luang Prabang and about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the village of Bak En. The falls flow over limestone formations amongst trees. Tad Sae waterfall is not as large as Kuang Si water, but it is worth visiting with lovely falls, refreshing water, tranquil space.

The best time to visit Tad Sae waterfall is in the wet season during August and all the way through November. Not at their best in dry season.

TREK

VILLAGE HOMESTAY

VISIT VILLAGES

WAT WISUNARAT

Wat Wisunarat is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddhas. The history of the temple is colourful with it being originally crafted from wood before being burned by Black Haw riders in 1887. The Black Haw riders were part of the Black Flag military rebel group led by a Chinese commander at the end of the 1880s. Post invasion, it was rebuilt using stucco and brick and retains some original pieces including a stupa that was created in 1503 along with some other small Buddha icons although many were stolen during the Haw raid.

WAT XIENG THONG

Wat Xieng Thong (Lao: ວັດຊຽງທອງ; “Temple of the Golden City”) is a Buddhist temple (wat) on the northern tip of the peninsula of Luang Phrabang, Laos. Wat Xieng Thong is one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art. There are over 20 structures on the grounds including a sim, shrines, pavilions and residences, in addition to its gardens of flowers, ornamental shrubs, and trees.

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