HALF DAY MAHOUT INTRODUCTION TRAINING PROGRAM
TOUR CODE: H03
ELEPHANT-FRIENDLY MAHOUT EXPERIENCE
|Price||US$ 30 / PAX|
|Application period||3 months advance – Day before your trip 8:30 pm (Laos time UTC + 07:00)|
|Departure point||Your accommodation in Luang Prabang|
|Departure date||Everyday (We accept to change the date of tour if you contact us by 7:00 PM day before)|
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)
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.
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.