Besides the interaction with elephant and riding activity, this tour includes hiking journey exploring the interesting Lao countryside with an amazing visit to a Khamu minority village and the spectacular Tad Sae Waterfalls. This is such a full day tour around Luang Prabang with elephant riding featuring trekking tour.
Overall, it is a single day tour full of outdoor activities and interactions with animals.
August to January (high water season)
You will begin your soft adventure day around 8:00 am from Luang Prabang with a short drive of 20 minutes to get out of town and catch a close glimpse into the Lao countryside.
You will be taken straight to the elephant camp for the first part of today’s activities by your knowledgeable and experienced local guide, which is situated in the center of a wonderful forested mountainous region at the banks of the picturesque Nam Khan River. Here, you can admire a different perspective from riding on the back of an elephant as well as enjoy exceptional landscapes and the tranquility of nature making for a relaxing ride on the back of a local Asian elephant.
Then, you will be transferred to begin trekking by small boat across the river. This is not a challenging hike through spectacular jungle with surrounding mountains in the marvelous river valley.
After that, you will arrive at a Khmu hill tribe village nestled at the foot of a big mountain range where you can discover life nestled in the mountains with the help of your tourist guide. Farmers and fishermen subsisting on their traditional way of agriculture are the majority here.
And before a scenic and easy walk off the mountain to the Tad Sae Waterfall, you will have a short break. Once coming to the waterfall, you can relax yourself with some interesting activities such as swimming and bathing in the refreshing cool water.
Next, you will be served Lao style Lunch at the stunning waterfalls or at a local village.
Afterwards, you will return by boat and vehicle to conclude your Laos elephant and lush jungle adventure.
February to July (low water season)
The Tad Sae Waterfall can be low or even dry, during the dry season. The itinerary will not change much with the exception that instead of the waterfall. You will go trekking in a riverside village and enjoy a longer boat ride on the Nam Khan River through jungle.
- You will work with animals and immerse yourself in nature. Don’t forget to bring shoes in case it gets wet!!
- Elephant rides can take different routes through river and village in the dry season.
- The itinerary is sometimes run in reverse order.
The trip ends around 5pm at your hotel.