Established in 2001, Elephant Village is an elephant sanctuary and tourist destination in Luang Prabang, Laos. We are operated by caring individuals who focus on protection and rehabilitation of elephants in Laos
Welcome Maxi, our Newest Family Member!
Come see our newest addition to our herd! We are very excited to introduce you to Maxi, our new baby male (bull) elephant! He was born 23 MAY 2013 and is currently in our nearby jungle nursing with mamma getting stronger every day. Book a tour with us and you may take a small trek through the jungle to see him!
We are Howdah (elephant seat) Free!
We are very happy to announce that Elephant Village has phased out the elephant seat, also know as the ‘howdah’. Our elephants are getting happier every day! 🙂 You will now ride bareback on your elephant during riding activities, 1 person per elephant. This makes things much more fun for you and much more comfortable for our elephants! Try one of our intimate experiences by becoming a mahout for a day or two!
Our founder, Markus Peschke, dreamed of establishing an elephant sanctuary amid the jungle, cliffs and waterfalls of Ban Xieng Lom village in 2001.
Elephant Village supports local communities and improves the people’s wellbeing. We work toward the survival and safety of the elephants in Laos.
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Our mission is to provide a peaceful, safe home and sustainable future for elephants in Laos. Tourism activities give them the opportunity to support themselves and the neighboring villages.