When you arrive at Nam Tien Lake, we will transfer you to the Center by boat.
You will have time to settle into your private bungalow before your guide takes you to the forest.
After enjoying a Laotian style picnic on a lakeside platform, you observe the elephants bathing at the nursery, an area in the forest reserved for our youngest elephants and their mothers.
When the elephants have drunk enough and returned to the forest, you will take the boat back to the Center for the hospital visit.
Our Laotian vet assistant or our biologist will introduce you to their world and tell you more about common and uncommon injuries and their respective treatments
You will then observe one of the elephants’ daily baths and learn more about our giant guests’ playful characters.
The bath is a time to socialize and strengthen ties in the herd through playing together
Elephants & Mahouts
After the elephants have washed themselves, you will have the opportunity to see them up close.
Their ears flapping, tails swatting while they use the trunk and the trees for a good scratching.
Meanwhile, the guide will tell you a little about the background of each elephant. They have all been worked hard before they came here.
Back to the forest
Now it’s time for them to walk back to the forest.
After a short trek the mahouts will decide on a place where the elephants can graze for the night.
On the way back, our guide will show you one of our plantation and the tree nursery.
Before dinner, take in the surroundings from one of our viewpoints.
You can also go for a swim in the lake, take out a canoe, or visit the museum.
At 6 pm one of the staff will give a presentation on our conservation efforts, feel free to ask your unresolved questions. After diner you can relax at the bar.