Visit LCTW Today!

Whether you live here in Laos or you are traveling through the country, LCTW is a great place to both learn about conservation in Laos AND see wildlife.

Located only an hour and a half North of Vientiane, LCTW offers an experience that is unmatched by any other here in Laos.

You’ll have the opportunity to not only receive a guided tour around our wildlife sanctuary, but to also visit our Natural History Museum, Illegal Wildlife Trade Education Center and buy perfectly locally crafted souvenirs for yourself and loved ones in an effort to support conservation in the country.

Our gates are open everyday from 8:00am-5:00pm, however tours will stop running at 4:00pm. Not to fear as you will still have access to our Natural History Museum, Illegal Wildlife Trade Education Center, our concession stand and locally made souvenir shop.

How do I get to LCTW?

There are a couple different options to get to our Center.

Book a taxi

You can book a taxi to drive you directly here, wait for you to have your tour and drive you back to Vientiane. We do not work with a particular company, but they are quite easy to find in Vientiane.

Book through a tour operator

Book a trip through a tour company such as Green Discovery, La Charme Hotel or Laos Mood Travel who can help setup your trip to visit us!

Travel like a local and take public transportation (2 Options)

Slow Option

From the Central Bus Station take the #29 bus to Southern Bus Station
When you arrive you will see silver vans in the back lot, on the right side. You should see LCTW logo on some of the vans and you can get in and they will bring you to our Center.
It should be noted that there can be many other stops on the way to LCTW. The ride can take anywhere from 1.5-3hrs.

Faster Option (For Risk Takers)

From Central Bus Station take bus #23 and get off at the last stop in Tha Ngon.
You then have to keep your eyes open for a minivan (usually silver) to drive by so you can flag them down. You should see a LCTW our sticker on their van as well (but not guaranteed). They will then take  you to the gates of LCTW.
If you plan to take public transport it will most likely take you a full day to do travel from VTE-LCTW-VTE so please plan accordingly. There are hotels available in the area so if you’d like to stay the night we can always make recommendations.

Choose an option below to do on your visit to LCTW!

Wildlife Center Tour

Explore LCTW with one of our staff members who will help educate you about Lao wildlife, conservation in the country and the great work LCTW does!

→ No need to book in advance
→ 1-1.5 hour tour of LCTW
→ Cost:

Lao National: Free
ASEAN and Chinese National: 85,000 LAK/person
Other National: 170,000 LAK/person

Wildlife Enrichment (no tour)

This is the perfect activity for those of you who have visited the Center many times and would like to do enrichment without the tour or for those of you that may not have time to do the tour and want something a bit more interactive with our resident animals!

→ Book at least 24 hours in advance using the booking calendar below or email usPay upon arrival.
→ 1-1.5 hours of making enrichment for some of our resident animals and assisting the keepers in handing it out to them. The animals chosen for your enrichment tour could involve any of the following,  bears, gibbons, civets or macaques, but if you have a preference please let us know!
→ Cost:

Lao National: 340,000 LAK/person
ASEAN and Chinese National: 425,000 LAK/person
Other Nationality: 510,000 LAK/person

Wildlife Enrichment + Tour

Not only will you get to explore the Center with one of our staff members, but you’ll also have the chance to make an impact on our resident animals’ lives by making enrichment for them and then assisting the keepers to hand it out.

→ Book at least 24 hours in advance using the booking calendar below or email usPay upon arrival.
→ 1-1.5 hour tour of LCTW followed by a 1-1.5 hours of making enrichment for some of our resident animals and assisting the keepers in handing it out to them. The animals chosen for your enrichment tour will be decided by the staff at LCTW, but could include bears, gibbons, civets or macaques!
→ Cost:

Lao National: 340,000 LAK/person
ASEAN and Chinese National: 510,000 LAK/person
Other Nationality: 680,000 LAK/person