Mahout course in one day

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9 Hours
Hotel pick-up

What To Expect

Mahout is a word used for people who take care of, ride, and controls a tamed elephant. By this one-day-tour, you will learn everything about being a Mahout. You also have the opportunity to bond personally with your own elephant, learn how to bathe it, feed it, and ride on its neck.


At 8:00am, we pick you up at your hotel and depart to our elephant camp. After about 30 minutes driving, we arrive at the camp, where you register and receive a Mahout uniform. Then we move to our open air classroom to learn about elephants and the different commands used by every Mahout. When you’re ready, the practice class will start. You will meet your elephant and guide. During this class, you learn how to sit on an elephant back and how to gently control your elephant. At 12:30am, you have lunch at our restaurant and take a short rest.

In the afternoon, you will ride your elephant through the beautiful jungle and countryside for around 1.5 hours. After that, you stop at the river and this is the time for you to bathe your elephant in the river. You will get wet but it’s worth to join! Finally at 4:30pm, you take your elephant back into the jungle before receiving your Mahout certificate and coming back to Luang Prabang. End trip at your hotel in Luang Prabang.


  • Mahout course
  • Elephant ride


  • Duration : 1 day
  • Departure – meeting point : hotel in Luang Prabang
  • Return point : departure point


  • Transfer service
  • Mahout uniform
  • Lunch
  • Mineral water


  • Personal expenses & tips

Please Note

*Tips for tour: what to bring

  • Clothes (to change after bathing your elephant)
  • Shoes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra money for souvenirs, tasty treats or alcoholic drinks

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121.00 (per person)

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