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Elephant Conservation Center

#1 of 1 things to do in Sayaboury Features Animals
Nam Tien Protected Area | Sayaboury, Sayaboury, Laos
+856 20 96 590 665
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Educational & interactive

The experience is truly immersive. Stayed 3 days 2 nights and did not want to leave. The program is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kuala Lumpur
Amazing: they took us to them (in the forest)!

Our stay at the Elephant Conservation Center was remarkable! We spent a long time searching around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas S
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2 days ago
“Educational & interactive”
3 weeks ago
“Amazing: they took us to them (in the forest)!”
Nam Tien Protected Area | Sayaboury, Sayaboury, Laos
+856 20 96 590 665
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The experience is truly immersive. Stayed 3 days 2 nights and did not want to leave. The program is well thought out with equal focus on guest's experience and the elephant's well being. The mahouts and guides were fantastic, in-tuned with the animal's moods and...More

Thank OliveGoh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at the Elephant Conservation Center was remarkable! We spent a long time searching around Luang Prabang for the "Elephant" experience that was the most eco-friendly, caring and respectful of the animals. As soon as we set foot in their office (say hi to...More

1  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before I arrived, I wondered whether this place could really live up to the incredible reviews. Straight away I realised it could. From the well organised transfer from LPB, to the incredible views arriving by boat, to the wonderful guides and staff, and of course...More

Thank Kerrie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved my experience at ECC. As others have mentioned, this centre is truly focussed on the welfare of its elephants and has a keen interest in promoting elephant welfare to tourists and locals alike. It provides a surreal, informative and beautiful experience with the...More

Thank NephOzB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place that actually cares about elephants, the opposite of what all the agencies try to sell in Luang Prabang. Stayed there 2 days/1 night. The centre is amazing, you see the elephants in many different environments (bath, socializing, in the "hospital"...), people...More

Thank Eugenie M
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Did a 2 day, 1 night stay here with the ECC. They have to be the gold standard for ethics in the Elephant Tourism business. They seriously care about these animals and have thought carefully about the issues ahead. Great explanations on animal health, captive...More

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I just came home from my week at the ECC and to be quite honest, I am home-sick to return. In hopes I do not sound too melodramatic, I have an ache in my heart. My experience as a volunteer has impacted me in ways...More

Thank Trisha B
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

An ethical place where elephants are treated with the love, care and respect they deserve. I loved my visit to the ECC. I stayed for 2 days in the center and the overall experience was truly magical. The cost might seem a bit high but...More

Thank ellaslomian
Management response:

Dear ellaslomian, Thank you very much for taking your time to write this review, it means a lot to us! We hope next time you can stay for the 3 day program at the Elephant Conservation Center. If you have any other questions regarding elephants...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time here. This is the only real sanctuary for elephants in Laos - tourists looking for rides and feeding and bathing (i.e. People that don't really care about the welfare of elephants) shouldn't come here. The whole experience was fantastic! The...More

Thank RowenaWilliams1
Management response:

Hey Rowena, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time here. You are right about the long time between lunch and diner. We now have free bananas at the restaurant for anyone who would like some....More

Reviewed 28 February 2017

The Elephant conservation Centre offers a unique experience and immersion into the status of Elephants in Laos. They have a clear mission of increasing the number of Elephant in Laos. This is not a typical tourist Elephant camp. They offer a transparent view of what...More

Thank DouglasKing425
Management response:

Dear Douglas, Thank you for taking your time to write this review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Elephant Conservation Center. We try to give people an insight as to what our projects are and how we try...More

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I've written them three times at two different emails and have not gotten a response in almost a week. How am I supposed to book and pay for this if they don't even answer their emails????
13 March 2017|
Response from DouglasKing425 | Reviewed this property |
First of all, this was the best thing on our trip, and it had several highlights. I had the same question you have before I went. ( we were there a couple weeks ago) If they have not updated their website it seems as if... More
Carole M
I would really like to ride the elephant but I have arthritis in my hips and wondering if there another option to not ride straddling ??
20 February 2017|
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Response from Thomas W | Reviewed this property |
You will not be able to ride elephants there. In this Conservation Centre they work hard to re-introduce elephants in their natural habitant and to teach them to become .... elephants again. Riding elephants should be banned... More
We made a booking a few days ago but didn't pay or anything because we were told we can do it on arrival, however we still haven't got email confirmation or any replies, has this happened to anyone? We are super excited to do this but still unsure if we are even booked in or not-what is everyone else's experience with online booking?
17 January 2017|
Response from crevster | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I had the same experience and paid when we got there. No issues. It was a really great experience. If you want to check, email them and I found them to be really responsive. We got picked up at the post office in... More