This one day Luang Prabang Hill Tribe Villages Tour takes you to the Elephant Village, and Ban Nanyang of the Lu. Laos was known as the Land of a Million Elephants (Lane Xang). Elephant Village provides the opportunity for tourists to get to know these very special animals, observe them and spend some time with them. And we allow the elephants to roam freely in the jungle, group together in herds, mate and start new families.
Meet up with your guide at the hotel and take a 15km drive to Elephant Camp. You’ll be able to learn about this Eco tourist and conservation program that cares for elephants while giving local people employment as mahouts.
Afterwards, we continue to Ban Nanyang 125km away to visit the Lu minority people. The village has 500 inhabitants and they grow their own cotton. Each household has 2-3 weaving looms underneath their houses on stilts. This Lu village has their own weaving style and they make special tablecloths, wall hangings and scarves. We spend a few hours here strolling from home to home and interacting with locals.
A boxed lunch will be enjoyed with a family while we continue to learn how they preserve their traditional craft.
On the way back, we can make a charitable stop en route to a local impoverished school to help the children with some donations.