On behalf of the Sayabouly Provincial Tourism Department (PTD), I would like to extend a warm welcome to the Land of the Elephants. Sayabouly's pristine, mountainous terrain is among Lao PDR's most scenic, and how to a diversity of ethnic groups and an array of cultural and natural attractions. In spite of the province's rugged landscape, Sayabouly can be easily accessed from Vientiane, Luangprabang, several Mekong riverboat stops, and to border checkpoints with Thailand.
The province holds the destination of hosting Lao PDR's annual Elephant Festival in February, and events that is gaining broader international recognition due to Sayabouly large elephant population, the animals importance in the livelihoods of local people, and growing interesting around the world in preserving this endangered mammal.
For visitors seeking an elephant adventure, the Hongsa district tourism office offers several elephant treks, some of which include village homestays. Elephant Asia, a renowned non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Lao elephants, also provides elephant activities, and is establishing an elephant sanctuary just outside of Sayabouly town.