INSIDE THE HEARTS OF ELEPHANTS

A Day of Sharing (4-people max)

This exceptional and highly personalized full-day expedition begins with the Therapeutic Trek described above with the addition of another half-day of incredible Lao experiences. The Inside the Hearts of Elephants tour ensures you have both the time and proximity to deeply connect and interact with your own special elephant. After you enjoy a fresh, traditional Lao lunch in the jungle, you will start off on a walk to a seldom-seen and hidden gem of a waterfall, where you can wade, meditate, or stand under its softly flowing showers.

You will end this full and deeply satisfying day by escorting your elephant companions to their feeding grounds before honoring them with your friendship and bidding them farewell until you meet again!

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ITINERARY

Includes : Lunch, transport, snacks (for you and the elephants), and drinks.
Prices : $150 USD per person. *private tours available

1 – CONTINUE

You and your elephant companions will continue walking past a lovely stretch of rice fields and enter a patch of forest where you can rest, relax, and eat. Lunch will be served in traditional Lao fashion, eating on bamboo mats on the forest floor.

2 – VISIT

Tad Kuang Song Waterfall, which was named after a Golden Deer spirit seen standing on its crest many centuries ago. If you like, you can take a cool dip, wade, stand under the soft showers of the waterfall, and spend time meditating and admiring the private beauty of this rarely seen natural treasure.

3 – MAHOUT DEMONSTRATION

You will sit, watch, and learn as the MandaLao mahout’s show how they communicate and listen to their elephants. This will highlight the special skills each elephant has and give you deeper insight into their individual personalities.

4 – YOUR TURN

After this, you can take what you have learned from the mahouts and guides throughout the day and spend quiet, uninterrupted time with the elephants—reading their emotions just as they read yours. You will experience first-hand why humans and elephants have shared such an unwavering bond for thousands of years.

5 – THE WALK HOME

Along with the mahouts, you will bring your elephants to their nighttime feeding grounds. Take time for a long goodbye and in knowing that the connection you have built is not only felt by you, but by your new friend as well.

6 – CONTEMPLATION

Enjoy a few moments to think about your experiences from the day as you look out at the vast Luang Prabang mountain range from the terrace at MandaLao. We will then drive you back to town. Arrive approximately 4:00pm.