Elephant Conservation Center, Sayaboury

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#5 of 37 in Wildlife in Laos
A true passion and love for animals drives Elephant Conservation Center, which allows visitors to get in touch with elephants, observing their routine and learning about them through educational tours and volunteer work. Launched in 2011, the center is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the endangered Asian elephant, the national animal of Laos. 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. To visit Elephant Conservation Center and other attractions in Sayaboury, use our Sayaboury route maker site .
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  • I can’t describe this place with words. We went there for three days, 2 nights and we learned so much! The animals are treated really well (which is a really big deal for me), you have your own guide ...  more »
  • 10 days as a volunteer at the center that restores faith in human nature and a hope that things can still change. The elephant is an incredible animal (and not an attraction for tourists. In france, which would be normal to get on the back of a deer?) closer to human than you might think. He must return in its forest and we have him preserve his vital space. A team that works without counting. Beautiful landscapes. Not to be missed...
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  • Not exactly cheap for students. But in any case each euro or dollar value! Had we known that it is so beautiful, we had booked two nights or even a whole week. Looks like sustainable tourism!
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  • After a bit of research, chose this organisation for the dollars to be spent at. Passionate staff, is an understatement and beautiful is and inadequate word. Sensibly presented as a package, beginning with a minivan pick up from the Luang Prabang Post Office. Two and a half hours has you at Namteg Lake, Sayyabouri. A lunch, a walk, an introduction to elephants (viewed from across the water) All designed to introduce you slowly to the surrounds and their inhabitants. We opted for the 3 day package and I can highly recommend it. Do your own research, go with an open mind and enjoy
  • Amazing for good thing and good idea for next generation... more this project due to support nature
  • Fantastic centre. Basic but comfortable accommodation. Good food. Good guides and a great educational program for visitors. A bit more expensive than some other options in Laos but well worth it to use your holiday to contribute to the conservation efforts
  • If you are looking to the possibility to see elephants, this is the right choice. It is also the right choice if you are willing to to something good for this animals and the environment. Do not choose the "elephants riding" proposes by all touristic agency. You have no idea what happens to this animals -in via d'estinzione in those places.. At ECC you will understand a lot about those beautiful pachiderms in a good way, and you can help their amazing project to save them. You will be happy to spend those 200$+ for the 2+ days. If you are in Laos you cannot miss it. Two days really worth the trip, and you will be sad not to have more time to spend there. If you are a biologist or veterinary, cantact them, they will be happy to get some support for their big aim. Appreciate the experience and the chance given to help as a little person.
  • Superb place with an awesome crew. Way better than a common elephant camp. Important: no riding policy!
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