Elephant ride and Biking adventure in LuangPrabang, Elephant Village – 1 day
After picking the right bike for you we will leave LuangPrabang on a small dirt road that guides out into nature and remote areas. The first stop we have at Wat Pa PhonPhao, a forest temple famous for the teachings of AjahnSaisamut. This large golden stupa contains three inside levels plus an outside terrace with a view into the countryside and LuangPrabang. The inside walls are painted with many Buddhist stories and moral admonitions.
The dirt road will bring us through teakwood plantations and rice fields up the Nam Khan valley. We pass the tomb of Henry Mouhot, the French explorer who showed Angkor Wat to the world. Henry Mohoutperished of malaria in 1861 in LuangPrabang.
We will continue our bike adventure through rice paddies and some forests before we arrive in our Elephant Park Project area where the Elephant Village is located. This wonderful place located 15 km from LuangPrabang along the Nam Khan river. Especially the views are astonishing…
This unspoiled valley is one of the most beautiful places in the area. Here is the place where we start our elephant ride. After crossing the small river you will be introduced to our Asian elephants and go out for a scenic ride. Enjoy the new perspective and the amazing nature on this 1 hr. elephant ride. A stunning and landscape, quietness, and the lush nature gives you a relaxed stay on the back of the protected elephant. You will make your way through small forests and along the Nam Khan river.
At the waterfall (dried out between February and August) or the river you can hang out for some swimming and bathing in the refreshing cool water. Lunch will be served either on the magnificent waterfalls or on the mountain view veranda of the Elephant Village.
After a short boat ride we get back on our mountain bikes and ride back to LuangPrabang. This will take about 2 hours and takes 5 km on dirt road and 15 km on good road.