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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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+856 30 57 89 120
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White Elephant Adventures is a team of Laotians, British and Canadians...

White Elephant Adventures is a team of Laotians, British and Canadians enthusiastic about organizing adventurous and educational hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking tours in the UNESCO World Heritage site Luang Prabang. We'll take you trekking through dense Laos jungle, riding and bathing elephants at crystal-blue waterfalls, whitewater kayaking down tributaries of the Mekong, and exploring remote ethnic Hmong and Khmu hill-tribes on unforgettable homestays. At White Elephant Adventures we are passionate about making sure each visitor's experiences are authentic and uncrowded and that the impact of these journeys on the local people and their environment is low. We offer professionally guided single or multi-day hiking, biking, and kayaking adventures available for small groups of two to eight people.

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Great day out

We're a couple in our sixties and we did two trips with White Elephant...The trek to the Waterfall and kayaking down the Kahn. We were very happy with both, guides were excellent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Vanessa M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We're a couple in our sixties and we did two trips with White Elephant...The trek to the Waterfall and kayaking down the Kahn. We were very happy with both, guides were excellent and professional but very open and friendly. The excursions were interesting and easy enough for our age group. Well worth the cost.

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa M, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. I'm pleased to hear you had a great day out on our trek and kayak trip to the beautiful Tad Sae waterfall and found the day to be good value. Indeed, we have some great guides who are very friendly and this tour can be enjoyed... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 2 day trekking to hill tribe villages with our 15 year old daughter. We all think it was a great and unforgettable experience! Thank you White Elephant Adventures team, we hope to be back one day :-)

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear car0lineheyndrickx, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. I'm pleased to hear you had a great tour giving you an unforgettable experience. I hope you had an equally enjoyable onward journey from Luang Prabang and indeed get to return one day, perhaps even for one of our longer treks. Best wishes from Alex and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had some amazing views of the nature during the 2 day trekking and kayaking. Furthermore, I really enjoyed the dinner at the homestay, the bamboo and chicken plate was delicious! The hike is not difficult, thus doable for everybody. Guides speak English, which presents a great opportunity to exchange culture.

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Matt A, Thank you for writing a review here. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your trek with us recently and found the guide's cooking to be delicious. Indeed, there is some amazing scenery around Luang Prabang which is wonderful to immerse oneself in and engage with the local communities with the help of the guides. I hope you... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great experience with this day trek to Kuangi Si falls, one of the most beautiful places I've seen. You start with a leisurely stroll through the villages and get to see some of the local communities and kids. The actual hike into the mountains is a bit challenging and you do work up a sweat, but it's worth... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Sassysanyg, Thank you for writing a review here. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your trek with us to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfall. Indeed, while the waterfall can be busy at times there are many pools to choose from in which to take a swim. For anyone reading, we class the trek as easy to intermediate depending if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 2 day trekking and kayaking tour and everything went perfect. Besides the stunning scenery, and great village experience, the company made all of the food, water and other arrangements work perfectly. Couldn't have appreciated more.

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Andrei F, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. I am pleased to hear your tour went well with us and hope you get to make it back to charming Luang Prabang again one day. Best wishes for your onward travels, Alex and the whole WEA team! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We trekked into the hill tribes with two wonderful guides from White Elephant Tours, it was amazing. Our guides were very skilful at keeping us safe, well fed and showed us incredible scenery, mountains, jungles & villages. we trekked with six people in our group and the pace was manageable and the experience memorable. The countryside in Laos is spectacular... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Lisa P, Thank you for writing a review about your tour. It's great to hear you had an amazing trek with us into the remote mountains and that the guides took care of you. Indeed, the scenery where we trek on our remote tours is a wonderful mix of jungle, farmland and mountain views...and with the addition of not... More 

Hilversum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the privilege to go on a 3-day trekking in january; organized by White Elephant Adventures. After looking around for days and trying to find out what was best to do, we felt very happy to 'bump into' this organization. Our guide (chancy?) did his very best to make it an unforgettable experience! After a few days of rain... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear sofiasparla, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Its great to see you had an amazing 3 days trekking with Chansi, and that he did his best to give you a great experience. Indeed, the views out there are spectacular, and depending on the group's trekking speed / wishes it may be possible to add on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really great tour and one of the highlights of our trip! Approx 4-5hrs walking each day to complete around 10kms - it was slightly challenging (hot weather!) but achievable for our whole group (all 20-35yrs and I would say we were all of intermediate general fitness), lots of decent stops along the way and plenty of filling... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear AdventureAlice, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of your tour. It's great to hear the trek was one of the highlights of your trip, and its also great to hear you found it challenging enough while the food and water was filling and plentiful. Please note, just to clarify, the water is unlimited and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Brilliant customer service and the trip was fantastic. I did one night expedition and we stayed in a Hmong village, but I wish I'd done two or three nights to be honest!

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear RossJennings, Thank you for writing a review here. Thanks for the kind words, it's great to hear you had a fantastic overnight trek with us. Indeed, for those people who have the time and budget I certainly recommend one of our longer treks which allow you to go further into the mountains and spend longer with the tribal communities... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We have a wonderful experience with tour guide "King Kong" for 1 day trek to Kuang si waterfalls, at White Elephant Adventures. It is a great trip. The waterfall is very beautiful but which is completely overrun by mainly Chinese tour groups. Very noisy and full everywhere. But the trekking stills a very good experience. The tour is included the... More 

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WEA_Laos, Owner at White Elephant Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Italy1221, Thank you for writing a review here. I am happy to hear you had a wonderful day trekking with us to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfall, and your kind words are appreciated. I believe your trip coincided with the Chinese New Year during which time there are indeed a lot of Chinese tourists in town. In fact for... More 

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