Laos is still referred to as the country of a million elephants, but today there are only about 800 left in the country, of which only half still exist in the wild. The elephant is an iconic symbol of Laos and the animals are a big tourist draw, even though the population is dwindling rapidly.
Laos, with its lush landscapes, mystical temples, and rich cultural heritage, beckons travellers from around the world. Yet, as visitors, we carry a responsibility to preserve this enchanting land for future generations. This is where sustainability in travel comes into play. Why Sustainability Matters: Sustainability is vital for preserving the natural beauty and cultural richness
by Dr Ingrid Suter, Asian Captive Elephant Standards, 19 Feb 2023 Elephant-based tourism is nothing new. The older backpackers among us will remember the streetwalking elephants of Bangkok, a common sight in the 1990s and early 2000s. Even then it felt uncomfortable, seeing this majestic animal amidst the backdrop of tuktuks, taxis and tarmac. The
National Geographic has named Laos one of the top destinates to visit in 2023. The COVID-19 pandemic closed the borders of many tourism-dependent countries, such as Laos. But the Southeast Asian country known for its emerald-green vistas of the Upper Mekong River got a boost in domestic travel with the December 2021 inauguration of a Chinese-financed and -constructed
The elephant population in Laos continues to dwindle, but places like the Mekong Elephant Park are taking positive steps to improve the odds.
15 days cycling with Elephants, Villages Waterfalls in Laos
Family relationships form the true heart of Lao culture. To many Lao people, these connections far supersede anything else in importance.
Hiking in beautiful limestone mountains to a Khmu Village
Luang Prabang has long been a destination for elephant interaction and elephant riding. But since the world of tourism is re-thinking the way elephant tours should be conducted, also Luang Prabang has undergone changes in the various offerings for Elephant tours. As a leading travel management company in Laos, we promote companies who are innovative,
New Beginnings: A Baby Elephant Excursion in Luang Prabang We at Tiger Trail Travel strive to engage in animal welfare and sustainable travel. We constantly look for ways to improve and increase the positive impact through tourism here in Laos. Now a new authentic therapeutic elephant interaction program has opened its doors to a
ELEPHANTS IN LAOS For centuries Laos was famed as the kingdom of a million elephants. Now there are fewer than 900 living in the country. While it is unknown whether a million elephants once roamed freely in Laos, elephants are a practical part of everyday Lao heritage, culture, agriculture and livelihood. Elephant are highly respected
The new Nam Ou Riverside Resort outside of Luang Prabang is Gorgeous The Tiger Trail team recently went out and explored the Nam Ou Riverside Resort and Nam Ou Elephant Farm. They’re located next door to each other, between a lovely little village and the Nam Ou River in the Pak Ou District, not far from
Laos Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury – Video release “Way of the Mahout” – We are happy to share with you this wonderful video about Lao elephants in Sayaboury. A short film showing the Elephant Conservation Centre in Sayaboury in Northern Laos in full HD quality. Laos used to be famous for large amounts
Living with Elephants in Laos, an Elephant Sanctuary visit at Elephant Conservation Center in Sayabouri. No doubt, this can be a highlight of your Laos Tour, the visit at the Elephant Conservation Center in Sayabouri, in the western corner of Laos, just a few hours drive from Luang Prabang. We have visited the center
Elephant interaction in Luang Prabang, a tour and visit at Elephant Village The original name of Laos is “Lane Xang” or “The land of a million elephants” In the past and even until today, most of these impressive animals were used as labor to carry heavy loads in logging. Many of the Elephants in Laos