Tad Sae Waterfall, Luang Prabang

3.8
#3 of 36 in Nature in Laos
Pouring over wide multi-level curved limestone rock formations among trees, Tad Sae Waterfall produce a silky canopy-like effect of dispersed water falling with a constant roar. The water reaches the falls through a moss-covered forest with trees growing straight out of the rock, forming several terraced pools. Take an elephant ride and join the local youngsters for a dip in an emerald-green pond, or walk the boardwalk to reach a wooden observation deck. Thatched huts next the falls provide boat rides. The falls' volume varies quite a bit, with the most dramatic time during rainy season between July and February. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Luang Prabang holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tad Sae Waterfall and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The trip is long and road is rutted. Quaint fishtail boat to the site which was the best aspect On site there are elephants which is some of the saddest aspects of exploitation I have seen. You can ri...  more »
  • If you have extra time in Luang Prabang then do not hesitage to pay a visit to Tad Sae, for sure you will love it. The high water season starts from Aug - Dec and the rest of the year it shrinking dow...  more »
  • We took a short boat ride to the waterfall area. Not as crowded as Kuang Si Waterfall, but not as pretty as well. There are a few falls in the area (all photogenic), so make sure you see most or all o...  more »
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  • So nice place! Nice jungle trail around river. Amazing water, but in the time I was there, water was pretty cold... 😁...don forgot take your swimming dress. Just I don't like elephant riding and the small monkey in cage...😣
  • Great spot. Water was refreshing. Lots of available amenities. Different animals. Plenty to see and do.
  • Amazing and not as touristic as I thought. Walk up to find the best pools
  • The paths are more difficult and fun. Even though it was December and the water was low, the experience was great.
  • Stunning place! Not so touristy and even more beautiful than Kuang Si waterfall.

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