Mekong Elephant Park in Pakbeng, Oudomxay

The Mekong Elephant Park sits on the Mekong Riverbanks opposite Pakbeng Village and is a non-riding elephant preservation sanctuary. The park offers visitors the chance to discover elephants in spectacular natural surroundings. It is open daily from 11:00 to 16:30, and allows visitors to set off on a journey with friendly giants and assist to their daily life: bathing, feeding…and much more. You may also gain insight into local handicraft workshops, a traditional Hmong farm and the mahout’s way of life. On top of these activities, you may also choose to have intimate moments with the pachyderms prior 11:00 through turnkey packages.

With utmost joy and happiness that Sanctuary Pakeng is bringing your this exciting news: 🐘Mae Ping, the youngest elephant from our privileged partner the Mekong Elephant Park in front of our hotel across the Mekong, is expecting a baby elephant, a future baby elephant for Laos‼️

For more than 6 months now, Mae Ping has integrated the Elephant Conservation Center breeding program. Now, thanks to the unyielding efforts of Wendy, manager of the MEP, of the ECC’s biologist and their devoted lab team, Mae Ping finally has a chance to become a mother and bring hope to a new generation of Laos elephant!

Having supported the Mekong Elephant Park for more than 10 years, we would like to take this opportunity to send a big Congratulations to Wendy and the team, and a massive Thanks to the Elephant Conservation Center ‼️

Finally, we would like to send all our love and blessings to Mae Ping and her baby. We wish her all the best for this tender period and for her future motherhood journey. We are all excitedly waiting for the day of her delivery.

Opening hours
Park: Every day from 7:30am to 4:00pm.
Bar & Restaurant: 9:30am to 4:00pm.
Free boat transfer departures
Every hour from the Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge and the Mekong Elephant Park.
Starting time: 7:30am from the Lodge.
​Last departure from the park at 4:30pm.
Clothes recommendation
As this is an out-door activity, we recommend all guests to wear comfortable clothes, as well as shoes suitable to walk on trails. And remember to frequently apply sun cream and (if you need) mosquito repellent.

This project combines:

An environmental purpose: preserving a threatened species.
An economic and social ambition: suggesting alternatives for the mahouts and their families;
A touristic aim conceived and planned in order to respect the two aspects above.