FULL DAY MAHOUT BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM — TOUR CODE:F08

FULL DAY MAHOUT BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM — TOUR CODE:F08

A FULL DAY MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE AT THE ELEPHANT’S HOME AND NATURE.

OVERVIEW

PriceUS$ 40 / PAX
Application period3 months advance - Day before your trip 8:30 pm (Laos time UTC + 07:00)
Departure pointYour accommodation in Luang Prabang
Departure dateEveryday (We accept to change the date of tour if you contact us by 7:00 PM day before)
DurationFull Day
Please see this page for the details of booking process.
Date Change/Cancel are available according to the policies defined in the terms & conditions
Your tour experience begins with a transportation service pick up from your accommodation between 8:15 am – 9:00 am  then we head off our way and have a short stop at  the popular Ban Xang Hai Village, also known as ‘the whiskey village’. Here you can see the process of making lao lao, the country’s beloved rice whiskey and for some maybe even an early morning sample! From there we are less than 2kms / 10 minute drive from the 110 hectares property and home to 20 elephants at Manifa Elephant Camp.  After a few important introductions and a brief orientation, you will get straight into interacting with the Manifa elephants and start “FULL DAY – MAHOUT BASIC PROGRAM“ – get used to being close to and comfortable with one of the 17 elephants. We enjoy a beautiful buffet style lunch at the restaurant – overlooking the Mekong river. At about 1 PM, we resume Mahout program until afternoon. In the end of program we take elephants to their resident bamboo forests and then go back to Luang Prabang at about 4:00 PM.
Manifa Elephant Camp is managed by people certified by EU Switch Asia Luang Prabang Handle with Care Project. Working with them, we will improve the animal welfare standard in Laos. For further information, please refer to our “Elephant FAQ“

INCLUDED SERVICES

MAHOUT BASIC PROGRAM

ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE

TRANSPORTATION

From and to your accommodation (or Luang Prabang city center)

MAHOUT CERTIFICATION

Mahout certification is being issued upon your request.

ENTRANCES FEE

BUFFET STYLE LUNCH

OPTION

SUNSET BOAT CRUISE @US$5/pax

Enjoy a beautiful & relaxing sunset boat cruise along the Mekong river. We will go back to Luang Prabang city by slow boat instead of mini van.

  • 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 for free on the boat
  • Going back to Luang Prabang boat peer at around sunset time. (6-7pm)
  • UPGRADE TO PRIVATE TOUR

    YOUR OWN TOUR GUIDE (EN, FR,DE,JP,CH,IT,SP,RU), PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION

    FREE AIRPORT DROP OFF (ADVANCE RESERVATION REQUIRED)

    We can drop you off at the airport on the way back to Luang Prabang. Usually arrival time to the airport between 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm. (You need to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. Manifa Travel assumes no responsibility for your flight. Please inquire by email after your booking)

    AGE REQUIREMENTS

    BABIES 0 – 3 YEARS

    FREE OF CHARGE – PARENTAL CARE REQUIRED

    THERE IS NO MAXIMUM AGE FOR PARTICIPATION

    AGES 4 -11 YEARS

    DISCOUNTED 30% OFF FULL RATE OF TOUR PACKAGE – MANDATORY PARENTAL OR GUARDIAN SUPERVISION REQUIRED THROUGHOUT

    CASE SPECIFIC SITUATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED

    EXPERIENCES

    Explore the mysterious beauty of the Lao jungle with elephant. Manifa mahout team have a tremendous bond with their elephant. They will support you to ride elephant with no cruelty.

    Join in the elephant bath time. Ride on the neck of your elephant into the Mekong river and help elephant to scrub themselves clean and cool down from the heat of the day. You will have lots of fun and meaningful interaction with elephant.

    Manifa Elephant Camp provides pleanty of snack food (banana & sugarcane stick, pineapple) for you to feed elephants. No additional charge for elephant snacks

    Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch at the restaurant overlooking the Mekong river. Savour the traditional laos flavours and delight in the western international style dishes. Made with love and fresh local ingredients | Vegetarian options available

    A unique little village on the banks of the Mekong River. Ban Xang Hai is famous for their handicraft products like distilling and selling whisky, hand woven fabric and jewelry.

    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)

    REVIEWS

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    • Buffet Lunch / Dinner / Breakfast
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