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Elephant Jungle Safari

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Kingfisher Ecolodge organize a one day Adventure Safari in the jungle by elephant, like the first foreign explorers of this country often did during their voyages.

You will start in the morning from the village of Khiet Ngong and, through paddy fields and wetlands, you will be led inside the jungle that surrounds the area.

From the top of your elephant you will have a particular point of view of the dry dipterocarp forest that characterize Xe Pian protected area, you will experience the jungle environment while cicadas and birds sounds will accompany you along the way.

After two to three hours of ride (depending on trail and weather conditions), in proximity of a stream you will step down from your elephants and, after let them be free to feed in the forest, you will have your picnic lunch.

After resting and watching the elephants roaming around in search for food, you will continue your jungle safari on the way back to the village; arrival is expected between 15:00 and 16:00.

 

For more information about our Asian Elephant Tourism Policy please read here and for a short Asian Elephant fact-sheet by WWF here.

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NOTE: even if the trail in the jungle is usually clear and wide enough to pass by elephant, you must be aware that fallen trees or other natural obstacles may force the elephant to exit the trail in order to find a way around. In this case, most probably, the mahout will have to clear the way by machete and the help of the elephant, so be prepared to pass through more difficult conditions.
You must be also ready to step down and climb up the elephant without the help of a ladder while in the jungle.
No particular skills are needed to do this activity but you should consider that, due to the above mentioned conditions, it requires a minimum of physical effort and adaptation.

  • Scheduled times are approximate and may vary.
  • We reserve the right to change the above program due to unforeseeable reasons. 
  • We reserve the right to join your group with another one, prices will be calculated accordingly to the total number of participants.
  • For other terms and conditions please refer to the activity page.

 

ACTIVITY PRICE (Lao kip) Per PERSON
All rates are subject to change without prior notice

1 Pax   2 Pax   3 Pax   4 Pax   5 - 6 Pax 7 - 8 pax
1.150.000   950.000   750.000   700.000   620.000

580.000

 

Where your money goes:

Villagers income (Elephant rent)   63,2%
Government taxes   12,6%
Lodge costs   15,8%
Lodge profit   8,4%

Percentages have been calculated on a 2 pax basis

 

It includes:

  1. English Speaking guide
  2. Elephant (two persons per elephant) and Mahout
  3. Picnic Lunch from the Lodge
  4. Drinking water

Ref. KE008 Reservations

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