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Elephant Conservation Center, Sayaboury

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A true passion and love for animals drives Elephant Conservation Center, which allows visitors to get in touch with elephants, caring for and learning about them through educational tours and volunteer work. Set in a pristine green oasis on a lake, the visit starts with a boat ride offering views of the elephants happily bathing. The complex contains several medical and rehabilition facilities; you can witness elephants recovering in the training center, or visit the hospital. Spend a night in a small bungalow and join the team to get a greater insight in the life of the gentle giants, with the center providing stays of one or more nights. With our world travel planner, Sayaboury attractions like Elephant Conservation Center can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Where to stay in Sayaboury

You can find some hotels and guesthouses in Sayabouru, mostly budget-friendly establishments with central locations, private bathrooms, and hot water available. Another option is to stay in Luang Prabang, which boasts a larger variety of lodgings from which you can organize day trips around the area.
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  • 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 a...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ar...  more »
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  • Superb place with an awesome crew. Way better than a common elephant camp. Important: no riding policy!
  • 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 Celine), we knew that ECC was the one : rather than taking the elephants away from their natural home to us, they took us to them. We joined the 3D/2N Exploration program and, two days later, off we left to see our first (baby) elephant and so many more giants! The location is a wonderful forested peninsula diving into a lake - where we got the chance to watch the elephants bath. Accommodation is in cute bamboo bungalows with private terrace. The staff is always ready to help and the cooks prepare amazing food! During our free time, we could enjoy a beer in their restaurant, go kayaking or enjoy the sunset. We even played 'pétanque' and partied with the guides/mahouts at the end of the day. This center is different from most sanctuaries and camps we've seen: their goal is the conservation of the Asian elephant. Through multiple projects (nursery, baby bonus, hospital, socialization, enrichment...), the ECC tries to re-herd the elephants and make them "wild" again - in the hope they can breed again. We were so satisfied with our experience that we decided to stay a couple of days to volunteer! Thank you the Elephant Conservation Program, especially Céline and Anthony for their warm welcome. Keep on the awesome work!
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  • Staff who are working is super friendly and knowledgeable. The centre is well designed and teaches us a lot about the elephants. Do not expect to have much interaction with elephants, you especially to observe. You can touch and feed them, but you don't show it.
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  • A magical moment in a beautiful place with amazing animals and great people!
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