2 Days Mahout Course


What is a Mahout?

Mahout means the elephant ‘caretaker’, ‘keeper’, or ‘handler’

What do you learn from this introductory course?

Learn how to ride an elephant on its neck like a mahout.

Learn how to take care of an elephant, how to handle it, how to give it verbal and physical directions. Learn how to bathe your elephant with an opportunity to get close to it.

Mahout Learning Program in 2 Days / 1 Night


Time  Activities

Day 1:

08:00-08:30  Transfer from your hotel to our All Lao Elephant Camp

   Arrive at our Elephant Camp and register



Receive a Mahout uniform.


Learn elephant background information and how to communicate with the Elephant using Mahout words and body-language. Meet your elephant’s Mahout. Learn how to speak with the elephant with your body while sitting on her neckand how to move with your elephant. Then practice your knowledge and experience.

Lao-style lunch at our elephant camp restaurant.

Go for a walk with your Elephant through the beautiful forest and country side for about 1.5 hours. Learn how to guide the Elephant into the river

15:30  It's bath time! Learn how to help your elephant friend cool off by sitting on her neck and splashing water on her forhead and back. Now she's ready to walk back to the Rainforest for the night.

16:30  Free time to relax and enjoy life along the riverbank. Overnight at Mahout Resort.


Day 2:

06:00  Retrieve your elephant from the Rainforest and take her to the Nam Khan for your baths!

Walk with your Elephant back to our camp. Then experience feeding your elephant its favorite food.

09:00  Awarded certificate- Mahout License.

10:00  After having your breakfast, and subject to your interest CHOOSE between a hill-tribe’s trek to a Khamu or Hmong village /kayaking /Tad Sae Waterfall OR Kuang Si Waterfall-ask for our recomendations!

16:00  Transfer back to your hotel




    Pick Up from hotel or Guest House.

    Tours by air-conditioned vehicles with English-speaking Professional Mahout.

    All meals and Drinking Water.

    Mahout Clothes (Just for using after finish Elephant Training)


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