Elephant Riding & Trekking – 1 day
For those who want to know how elephant riding feels like, Luang Prabang is one of 2 areas of Laos that offers this activity. Plus village experience, trekking and short boat riding; all-in-one-day activity !
Luang Prabang – Ban Pha Nom – Ban Noon – Ban Suan – Ban Ann Savan Luang Prabang
Depart from Luang Prabang; we first drive uphill toward the northeast of Luang Prabang to Ban Pha Nom, a silk waving village. We continue to Noon Rapid to visit the tomb of the 19th century French explorer Henri Mouhot; the first European to rediscover Angkor Wat and to visit the Royal Kingdom of Luang Prabang. We then drive a bit further to Ban Noon for 1 ½ hour elephant ride.
After lunch, our trek starts from Ban Suan of Hmong and Khmu ethnic minorities. After 2 hours trekking, we arrive to Tad Sae Waterfall. From here we take a fishing boat upstream to Ban Ann Savan for a transfer back to Luang Prabang.
Approximately: 1½ hours elephant riding / 2 hours trekkking / 1 hour transfer
Note: The best time to see the waterfall is from June to September.
||Elephant riding and trekking
||1-easy to 2-novice, depending on river level
||Songthaew or minivan
|What to bring:
||Hat, sun-screen, mosquito repellent, sarong for swimming
|What is included:
||Water, meals, English speaking guide and transport as listed above