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HALF DAY MAHOUT INTRODUCTION TRAINING PROGRAM — TOUR CODE: H03

HALF DAY MAHOUT INTRODUCTION TRAINING PROGRAM
TOUR CODE: H03

ELEPHANT-FRIENDLY MAHOUT EXPERIENCE

OVERVIEW

PriceUS$ 30 / 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)
DurationHalf 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

Pick up from your accommodation between 8:15 – 09:00 am. We leave for Manifa Elephant Camp. On the way we stop at Ban Xang Hai (Whisky Village), where the local rice wine is produced. At about 10 AM, we arrive at Manifa Elephant Camp and start “HALF DAY – MAHOUT INTRODUCTION PROGRAM“.

After a few important introductions and a brief orientation, you will get straight into interacting with the manifa elephants and start the mahout training program – get used to being close to and comfortable with one of the 17 elephants – share in the experience of cruelty free riding (optional bareneck or howdah) – join in the snacktime feeding and have the option of splashing around in the water with the elephants during one of their many daily bath time sessions.

We enjoy a beautiful buffet style lunch at the restaurant – overlooking the Mekong river. At about 1 PM, we start going back to Luang Prabang. (End of Service 1:30-2:00 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 INTRODUCTION 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

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 1:45 pm - 2:15 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)

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

BABIES 0 – 3 YEARS

FREE OF CHARGE – PARENTAL CARE REQUIRED

AGES 4 -11 YEARS

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

THERE IS NO MAXIMUM AGE FOR PARTICIPATION

Be able to comfortably walk on uneven terrain

STAYING IN LUANG PRABANG

This tour can starts only from your hotel / guest house in Luang Prabang city. If you have not yet decided your accommodation when booking the tour, please contact us before the tour day.

Be in good health and prepared to physically participate in the tour

CASE SPECIFIC SITUATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED

EXPERIENCES

CRUELTY FREE ELEPHANT RIDE

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.

ELEPHANT BATH IN THE MEKONG RIVER

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.

ELEPHANT SNACKTIME

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

BUFFET STYLE LUNCH

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

BAN XANG HAI

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.

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