Laos is a perfect spot for vacation, adventurer with so many outdoor activities. Elephant Riding is one of the most favorite activities for tourist when they visit this beautiful country. People are getting closer to nature and experience a lot of fun. A truly vacation is always full of smile and enjoyment, which are exactly what elephant riding will give you during your days in Laos.

What is Elephant Riding?
Elephant has always been tied with Laos since the starting time of nation Lan Xang. Lan Xang in other words, means nation of millions of elephant, which best reflects the meaning of elephant in Laos. Nowadays, as a part of tourism activity, elephant riding is an experiencing activity in Laos. You are about to have not only riding on elephant’s bareback but also learn how to bath an elephant in the river, training to guide them as mahout and get a boating trip to nearby waterfall. The experiences are not just about elephant but a combination of wildness, enjoyment and nature (land and water).
Elephant riding tour usually lasts for 1-2 days basing on your interest and timing. You will be instructed by a English guide who will help you during Elephant experience. This activity is suitable for all people from children to elder one. There have been a certain number of visitors who has tried this activity and had good impression about it.

Elephant ride in Laos

Elephant ride in Laos

Why was Elephant Riding born?
The idea of establish an organization for Elephant Riding Tour comes from Laos’s real situation at that time: Elephant is one of the scared wild animals in the world, but they are hunting badly and being abused for wood logging in Laos. Realizing the seriousness of the problem, organization has saved them and tries their best to protect these elephant. In order to maintain the preservation and generating the expense to cover the raising cost, they have opened up Elephant Riding Tour. Therefore, these elephants can raise themselves up and receive love and care from human.

Elephant Riding Tour in Laos

Elephant Riding Tour in Laos

Where can I experience Elephant Riding?
Ban Xieng Lom, Luang Prabang is the main area where people are raising and taking care of these elephants. The tour option varies from half-day tour, full-day tour, overnight tour to two-day tour. There are also many Elephant Village around the area. If you don’t know which one is good, just contact a Tour Agency and ask them for Elephant Riding Tour.

Elephant ride in Luang Prabang

Elephant ride in Luang Prabang

Price Range
Since the price varies from time to time, in order to get the most precise price, please contact the tour agency for more information and options.

Elephant Festival
If you are not interested in an Elephant tour, absolutely, you can take part in Elephant Festival in Sayaboury town, Sainyabuli Province, Laos. This elephant festival has been held for 10 years and is widely known by local and also tourist. Every year, around the middle of February, many elephants will be gathered and together do a riding show, an elephant beauty contest. Moreover, a chance to be offered a free elephant riding is waiting for you to grab it. Nothing is better than seeing you in the mist of people with the same interest and share the same atmosphere.