Here is an original circuit, from Luang Prabang Vientiane.
This trip is usually done in one day (8 to 10 hours of drive, depending on the number of people and the type of vehicle), or in 2 day (with a stop in Vang Vieng).
We offer you an alternative: make a detour to visit the elephants in the Conservation Centre of Sayaboury to approach the elephants and learn about these large animals in a natural setting, away from the more touristy options that can be found in Luang Prabang.
Day 1 Vientiane - Vang Vieng […/…/…]
In the morning, the guide and the minivan will meet you at your hotel ; so begins the first day trip that will take you to Vang Vieng (about 3 hours of drive).
Along the way you will visit the archaeological site of Vangxang, and explore the area to look the sculptured stone representing Buddha.
You then take a ride to the market of Pha Hom, and have a visit of the Tham Chang caves near Vang Vieng.
After a city tour and an exploration of the surrounding area, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at Vilayvong Hotel*** or similar
Day 2 Vang Vieng - Sayaboury [B/…/D]
In the morning, we travel (4 hours drive) that will take you in majestic mountains of Northern Laos. You will regularly stop to visit villages, and to admire the scenic area to take some great pictures.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Arriving at Lake Nam Tien, you will take the boat that will bring you to elephants Conservation Centre, where you will be welcomed by the local guide for a first introduction to the big animals.
Dinner at the camp.
Overnight camp (in rustic bungalows*).
Day 3. Sayaboury - Luang Prabang [B/L/…]
After breakfast, you will learn more about elephants, how to care, how to ride and how to bathe.
Lunch at the camp.
You will then have some free time to swim in the lake, before being transferred to the minivan in term to join Luang Prabang before sunset (about 2h30-3h drive).
Arrive late afternoon in Luang Prabang and transfer to your hotel.
End of tour.
From 3 to 5 persons: 462 USD
From 6 to 9 people: 422 USD
Included in the price:
Accommodation – shared Twin or Double Room with daily Breakfast
English Speaking guide
Travel with AC Minivan
Meals as indicated : B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Elephant Conservation Center activity 2 days 1 night
2 Drinking water & 2 Cool Towels a day per person
All Entrance fees at various sites
All government taxes and service fees
Vientiane - Luang Prabang in one day:
Vientiane - Luang Prabang in 2 days (1 night in Vang Vieng):