LUANG PRABANG - ELEPHANT CAMP TOUR
Luang Prabang / Ban Ouay / Ban Ou / Ban Thapene
Day trip Luang Prabang – Elephant camp - Khouangsi waterfall
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.
After breakfast, drive out of town about 15KM visit the elephant camp (Elephant village) at Ban Xieng Lom En route stop at famous and well-known village, Ban Pha Nom, almost of those villagers are weavers. They used to be servants and made handicraft souvenirs for the last king of Laos. Another stop at Henri Mouhot monument at Kang Noon, a French man, who founded Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, but he died at Kang Noon when he moved to Laos for his discovery as Malaria. Then continue to the camp. Arrival, your guide brief about those 10 elephants about original come from and daily living condition, and take some vegetables for those elephant, then take an elephant ride about 30 minutes through a jungle down to Kharn River. Return to the town visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Na Ouan, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. After returning to Luang Prabang by late afternoon. We return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath Tai.