8 Days Elephant Conservatory Camp + Northern Laos Luxe Adventure

5-12 Aug, 26 Aug - 02 Sep, 2-9 Sep, 14-21 Oct ,18-25 Nov, 9-16 Dec 2017

Learn about the Asian elephant

Meet the veterinarians

Sleep in a traditional Lao way and eat a variety of Lao foods in the camp

Explore at own pace in world heritage site ~ Luang Prabang

Relax and experience traditional Northern Laos in the luxurious Resort Namkat Yorlapa

Pool in the forest

Forest bath

Cozy night in the forest

Dining in restaurant

Forest trek

Bridge crossing

Waterfalls Abseiling

Zip lining to Tree House

Overnight in tree house beside waterfalls

Walk over 13 flying bridges

Enjoy time at waterfalls

Enjoy zip lining

Spacious accommodation in Resort

Superior Room

8 Days Elephant Conservatory Camp + Northern Laos Luxe Adventure

Date: 5-12 Aug, 26 Aug – 02 Sep, 2-9 Sep, 14-21 Oct ,18-25 Nov, 9-16 Dec 2017
Or contact us to customise your date!

8 Days / 7 Nights
Grade: Easy
Opens: Whole Year

This program is established to give participants from around the globe the opportunity to visit a number of underprivileged countries and to participate in a tailor made program consisting of volunteer work and nature tourism. Our philosophy is all-inclusive and the participants are accompanied at all times by our team members.

The core program is the 3 days / 2 nights duration in the Elephant Conservation Centre and extended tour to visit the heritage, nature and culture of Laos. By experiencing this package, you will help the Elephant Conservation Centre to develop.

You will be able to help the mahouts, to meet the veterinarians and to learn about the Asian elephant through our English-speaking guides. You will observe the elephant bath and discover the baby elephants in the nursery. You will sleep in a traditional Lao way and eat a variety of Lao foods with all the staff, in family style.

You will also enjoy a luxurious, inspiring and traditional Northern Lao experience in Namkat Yorlapa Resort. The luxury resort’s design draws heavily from the architectural and cultural influences of the historic Oudomxay region. Namkat Yorlapa offers some of the world’s most spacious accommodations available in the world, from their beautiful setting to their acclaimed restaurants and outstanding spa. Situated on the foothills of natural state Rain forest, you can enjoy the resort’s full facility, hospitality and services. You will stay a night in a tree house with some adventure activities such as trekking in the forest, waterfalls abseiling, zip line, flying bridge and enjoy time at a waterfalls.

We hope this trip provides once in a lifetime Eco tourism experiences in this protected Rain forest areas.

Day 1: Arrive Luang Prabang. O/N Hotel
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Elephant Conservation Camp by van & boat. O/N ECC
Day 3: Elephant Conservation Camp. O/N ECC
Day 4: Elephant Conservation Camp – Luang Prabang by boat & van. O/N Hotel
Day 5: Luang Prabang – Nam Kat Yorla Pa Resort (4hrs drive by van). O/N Resort
Day 6: Tree top Explorer ~ Trek + Abseil + Zip Line. O/N Treehouse
Day 7: Tree top Explorer ~ Trek + Flying Bridges + Zip Line. O/N Resort
Day 8: Depart to Luang Prabang International Airport by van

Itinerary (Subject to changes) 

Day 1: Arrive at Luang Prabang
Upon arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport, our friendly guide will meet and transfer you to hotel for check and and refresh.

Accommodation: Sanctury Hotel or similar
Transport: Minivan

Day 2: Luang Prabang to Elephant Conservation Camp (BLD)
Morning proceed to meeting point, where you will be met by the driver from ECC and travel together with other tourist(s) to Sayaboury Province, On arrival pier at Nam Tien Lake, transfer by boat to ECC. Check in to your room before lunch is served.

After enjoying a Laotian style meal, your guide will take you for an orientation of the place and about the projects undertaking. You will then observe the elephants’ daily bath and learn more about our giant guests’ playful characters.  You will then meet our mahouts, who are the keepers of our elephants. You will then have the opportunity to interact with the elephants with the mahouts at your side. You will walk with the elephants to their nightly resting ground where you will witness the unique bond between the mahout and his elephant. Before dinner, take some time to take in the surroundings, go for a swim in the lake or visit the museum. During meal time, feel free to ask your unresolved questions to the staff or share one of the Lao style cocktails!

Accommodation: Simple budget at the centre
Transport: Share minivan
Guides: English Speaking at the centre

Day 3: Elephant Conservation Camp (BLD)
After breakfast, meet the elephants in the forest for their bath. Enjoy strolling together with these magnificent creatures in their natural environment. Follow the guide around the perimeter to learn more about the elephants. Take your time on the different platforms to see how a new herd is being formed. This rare opportunity will bring you closer to their natural life, something which is very special about our program and difficult to find anywhere else in Laos.

Lunch is served at one of the viewing platforms. After lunch, visit the resident mother and baby at the nursery. Afterwards, board our boat for a trip back to the center in time to see the afternoon bath. You will meet our veterinarian or biologist again as they will conduct a target training session. All our elephants are being trained using ‘positive reinforcement’ techniques to facilitate any necessary treatments. We offer you the chance to follow their work from a safe distance. Afterwards you can walk the elephant back to the forest.

Accommodation: Simple budget at the centre
Guides: English Speaking at the centre

Day 4: Elephant Conservation Camp – Luang Prabang (BL)
After breakfast, our guide and biologist will explain the enrichment activities. Enrichment is a dynamic process for enhancing animal environments within the context of the animal’s behavioural biology. We are providing cognitive enrichment in the form of hidden food, toys, a mud bath etc. to give the elephants mental stimulation and avoid boredom. Take part in this amazing experience by helping our team to prepare the socialization area: cut and hide the food, create elephant toys etc. to give the elephants a challenge. Once they arrive, you will have the opportunity to observe how the elephants interact with what you have created! This is a novel and unique way to interact with our elephants, contributing directly to their well-being. After Lunch, bid farewell and proceed back to Luang Prabang.

Accommodation: Sanctury Hotel or similar
Transport: Share minivan
Guides: English Speaking at the centre

Day 5: Luang Prabang – Nam Kat Yorla Pa Resort (BD)

Enjoy your morning in Luang Prabang before we check out at 11am and proceed to Northern Laos by van (about 4hrs drive). Own lunch along the drive. Check in to the luxury Nam Kat Yorla Pa Resort and relax to enjoy the facilities and surrounding.

Accommodation: Nam Kat Yorla Pa Resort
Transport: minivan

Day 6: Tree top Explorer ~ Trek + Abseil + Zip Line (BLD)
After lunch, depart 1245pm and trek to Huay Soum Waterfall about 1.5 km. We start at the bottom of the water fall with ‘U’ shape ladder up to the top, abseiling and Zip lining to Tree House, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation: Basic accommodation in Tree House
Guides: English Speaking from Resort

Day 7: Tree top Explorer ~ Trek + Flying Bridges + Zip Line (BLD)
Take fresh breath in the morning and have breakfast. Trekking and walk over 13 flying bridges about 6 km. to have Lunch at the waterfall. Do 18 zip lining to the car park and driving back to Tour’s Information Center. Enjoy BBQ Dinner for your last night in Laos.

Accommodation: Nam Kat Yorla Pa Resort
Guides: English Speaking from Resort

Day 8: Depart for Luang Prabang International Airport (B)
Enjoy your breakfast in hotel before transfer to airport for your flight home

8 Days Elephant Conservation Camp & Northern Laos Luxe Adventure

LAND Cost per person in SGD  (Tour Code: LAO-ECCNL-08)

PaxSGL23456 & above
High Season +32014681298119811681148
Low Season +22013681198109810781058

High Season: 01 Nov ~ 31 Mar
Low Season: 01 Apr ~ 31 Oct

Price is subject to changes without prior notice.

Price Includes:

  • Return airport transfers and all other transfers as mentioned
  • 2 nights hotel in Luang Prabang 3-star Sanctuary Hotel Superior twin/double Room with breakfast or similar, 2 nights simple budget accommodation in Elephant Conservation Camp (share room with shared bathroom) ,2 nights superior twin room in Nam Kat Yorlapa Resort with breakfast, 1 night tree house
  • 2 Days 1 night Tree Top Explorer tour from Nam Kat Yorlapa Resort
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Briefing prior departure

Price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Air tickets + taxes
  • Laos Visa (if applicable)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Optional tours
  • Personal gears and expenses
  • Tipping
  • All expenses due to medical evacuation