Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Elephant Festival in Remote Laos February 2010

Get truly off the beaten track in Laos into the heart of the local community and raise money for a good cause!

The Elephant Festival ( ) will be happening again in Sayaboury, a remote region in North West Laos in mid February 2010.

Last year a total of 60 elephants turned out for the festival and 80,000 people! It was a huge, two-day celebration that included logging demonstrations, markets, ceremonies and river crossings.

The Elephant Festival was created by the same team that help rescue elephants from the logging industry, ElefantAsia.

Sayaboury Provincial authorities believe the festival raised approximately two million dollars last year through handicraft, accommodation, transport and food and drink sales. That’s a huge amount for one of Laos’ most rural and poorest districts.

Buffalo Tours recommends you book now as accommodation in this area is limited. Email for a customized itinerary.

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