If you are visiting with your own vehicle, please click Instant Booking and select the “No pick-up and drop-off” option to book. Your arrival time is before 9:30.
We have a variety of packages including full day and overnight stays as well as half day. All regular packages include transportation and lunch. For more information visit the Manifa Elephant Camp home page.
Your experience begins with a transportation service pick up from your accommodation between 8:15 am – 9:00 am. You will visit the mahout (elephant handler) village in Manifa Elephant Camp and observe their daily routine as you see a demonstration of an elephant health check. Your guide will explain the elephants while they examine the elephant’s eyes, ears, mouths, and feet. Learn how to estimate the weight of an elephant by measuring the body used by veterinarians and Mahout. You will understand that riding an elephant is well below 20% of its body weight, which a human, elephant, horse, or most animals generally can carry.
You will know the name of an elephant that will become your partner today and learn how to introduce yourself to your elephant and how to mount your elephant to ride bareback. Then you will have an intimate interaction with the elephant.You will ride your elephant and explore the jungle. Experience how powerful elephant mobility is in the dense vegetation and sloping jungle terrain. After passing through the jungle, your elephant will plunge into the Mekong River. Help your elephant body cool off and bathe in the Mekong River. Finally, you feed and care for your elephant with organic vegetables and fruits.
You will be offered a delicious buffet lunch at the restaurant overlooking the Mekong river and elephants roaming free. Return to Luang Prabang by minivan. We will arrive at the city center or your hotel around 14:00.
Please read the Elephant FAQ prepared by experts to ensure that this tour does support elephant welfare.
Children are between 4 and 11 years old. Children under 3 years old are free if accompanied by a parent. Cancellations (full refund) and date changes are possible up to the day before.
Including pick-up drop-off Adult: €31 / per person Child: €25 / per person
No pick-up drop-off (come by your own vehicle at 9:30 am): Adult: €29 / per person Child: €23 / per person
Upgrade to a private tour. minivan transportation and elephant experiences are provided exclusively for your group. An English speaking tour guide will also accompany your group. Maximum of 12 people per group.
|Price per person
€122 first person or solo traveler
€26 each additional person
Free Child under 110 cm tall, must be accompanied by an adult
For a group of 5 people, (€122 X 1)+(€26X4)=€226, €226/5=€45.2 per person