FULL DAY MAHOUT INTRODUCTION TRAINING PROGRAM . KAYAK TO TAD SAE WATERFALL — TOUR CODE:F20
THIS FULL DAY ADVENTURE TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES OUR SPECIAL MAHOUT INTRODUCTION TRAINING PROGRAM AND A RIVER KAYAK TRIP TO TAD SAE WATERFALL
Your tour experience begins with a transportation service pick up from your accommodation between 8:30 am – 9:00 am then we head off our way and have a short stop at the popular Ban Xang Hai Village, also known as ‘the whiskey village’. Here you can see the process of making lao lao, the country’s beloved rice whiskey and for some maybe even an early morning sample!
From there we are less than 2kms / 10 minute drive from the 110 hectare property and home to 17 elephants at Manifa Elephant Camp
After a few important introductions and a brief orientation, you will get straight into interacting with the Manifa elephants and start the mahout training program – get used to being close to and comfortable with one of the 17 elephants – share in the experience of cruelty free riding (optional bareneck or howdah) – join in the snacktime feeding and have the option of splashing around in the water with the elephants during one of their many daily bath time sessions
Enjoy a beautiful buffet style lunch @ the restaurant – overlooking the mekong river.
From manifa elephant camp, we drive to Ban Suan Luang Village, where we start Kayaking. This adventure destination package will take you into the water as you paddle your kayak on the Nam Khan River
Enjoy the many views from the water, witness typical scenes of rural laos villages, fishermen, children and everyday lives along the way. Take in the surrounding karst landscapes as you approach the beautiful cascades of the Tad Sae Waterfall. Each rainy season these falls erupt with life as the extra water from the mountains plunge over the flat rocks.
The natural pools at the base of the waterfall are a must for a swim
From here it is time to make our way back into Luang Prabang town center. Typically this is between 5:30pm -6:00pm drop off location is at the post office on the main street, near the night market or at your accommodation by prior arrangement or on request
CRUELTY FREE ELEPHANT RIDE
Explore the mysterious beauty of the Lao jungle with elephant. Manifa mahout team have a tremendous bond with their elephant. They will support you to ride elephant with no cruelty.
ELEPHANT BATH IN THE MEKONG RIVER
Join in the elephant bath time. Ride on the neck of your elephant into the Mekong river and help elephant to scrub themselves clean and cool down from the heat of the day. You will have lots of fun and meaningful interaction with elephant.
Manifa Elephant Camp provides pleanty of snack food (banana & sugarcane stick, pineapple) for you to feed elephants. No additional charge for elephant snacks
BUFFET STYLE LUNCH
Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch at the restaurant overlooking the Mekong river. Savour the traditional laos flavours and delight in the western international style dishes. Made with love and fresh local ingredients | Vegetarian options available
BAN XANG HAI
A unique little village on the banks of the Mekong River. Ban Xang Hai is famous for their handicraft products like distilling and selling whisky, hand woven fabric and jewelry.
TAD SAE WATERFALL
Tat Sae Waterfalls, also referred to as the Tad Sae Waterfalls are waterfalls located along a tributary of the Nam Khan River in Luang Prabang Province, Laos. They are located about 18 kilometres southeast of Luang Prabang The best season from August to December
KAYAK ON THE NAM KHAN RIVER
A soft river kayaking with some rapid. Recommended for beginners.