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HALF DAY ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS . PAK OU CAVES — TOUR CODE:H04

HALF DAY ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS . PAK OU CAVES
TOUR CODE:H04

THE FAMOUS PAK OU CAVES AND 1H ELEPHANT 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

Early morning pickup from your accommodation at around 8:15 – 09:00 am, then we leave for Manifa Elephant Camp. On the way we stop at Ban Xang Hai, is also known as Whisky 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!

At about 10 AM, we arrive at MANIFA ELEPHANT CAMP and start “MEANINGFUL ELEPHANT INTERACTIONS PROGRAM“. After finishing 1 hour program, we take a short boat trip to Pak Ou Caves on the Mekong River. We see a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as the mysterious nature on the way. 30 min boat trip take us to Pak ou where the confluence of the Mekong and the Nam Ou rivers. Pak Ou Caves are two linked caves crammed with thousand of lacquered Buddha Status of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrims. Exploring the caves about 40 min, the boat takes us to the elephant camp and we enjoy a beautiful buffet style lunch at the restaurant – overlooking the Mekong river. At about 1 PM, we will start going back to Luang Prabang. (End of Service).

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

SLOW BOAT TRIP (1H)

ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE

TRANSPORTATION

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

MEANINGFUL ELEPHANT PROGRAM INTERACTIONS (1H)

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 SNACKTIME

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

PAK OU CAVES

These two caves are located some 25km from Luang Prabang where the Nam Ou River flows into the Meking. The journey on a slow moving longboat to caves is decidedly picturesque. Motoring upriver you can see locals fishing and listen to the joyful laugher of children splashing in the water. The caves are revered throughout Laos and a very popular place for tourists and pilgrimsalike. There are some 4000 statyes abd statyettes in the caves, mostly of the Buddha, many stukk covered with paper thin gilding. The first cave is reached by a steep staircase from the river’s edge, while the second cave is a little deeper inside the mountain: bring a torchilight!

LONG TRAIL 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.

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.

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

GALLARY

REVIEWS

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FULL DAY MAHOUT BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM AND PAK OU CAVES

$40 / person
  • 2H Elephant Mahout training program
  • 1H Boat cruise to Pak Ou Caves
  • Buffet Lunch

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