We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Tad Sae Waterfall

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
Phone Number:
+856 20 58 550 000
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$60.00*
and up
Small-group Nam Khan River Valley Hiking Trek and Paddle from Luang Prabang
More Info
US$50.00*
and up
Full-Day Nam Khan River Kayaking and Tad Sae Waterfall Tour from Luang Prabang

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 921 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 278
    Excellent
  • 185
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Great waterfalls swimming

Great waterfalls. Fantastic experience. Enjoyed swimming. Rails around waterfalls broken and dangerous so be careful when walking. Change rooms left a lot to be desired. Don't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Janina M
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

921 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 601: English reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great waterfalls. Fantastic experience. Enjoyed swimming. Rails around waterfalls broken and dangerous so be careful when walking. Change rooms left a lot to be desired. Don't ride on elephants. They use spikes to control the elephants. Great day by the water.

Helpful?
Thank Janina M
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've had the privilege of seeing the falls both during the "wet" months and the "dry" months. My first trip to the falls fell on a November and the second, on a February. The difference was drastic. November saw full falls that cascaded along all the pools, right down to where it empties somewhere along the river. When I went... More 

Helpful?
Thank Coeli J
Level Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful and better then Kuang Si waterfall. Fewer tourists and you can swim freely and personally, I think its more beautiful. You also have to get a kayak type boat there on the river and it's a beautiful little ride.

Helpful?
Thank Rachmorgan
Manila, Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a chance to visit Tad Sae by combining it with a visit to an elephant sanctuary. I find it a nicer area to swim in. The waterfalls are also freely accessible. The downside is that the bottom part of the falls are developed with foodstalls, cement bridges, picnic area, and other trappings of a tourist spot.

Helpful?
Thank Keith Michael V
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have the time, make sure that you visit this Waterfall as it is a lovely place and very pretty

Helpful?
Thank Sharyn083
Singapore
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfalls. Very crowded. Takes 1 hour's drive to the place. Needs to book in advise for departure.

Helpful?
Thank 796peggyk
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several kilometers outside Luang Prabang, the waterfall is very well signposted from the main road. You take a long dirt track to the river where you can park a motorbike for 5,000kip. You then take a 5 minute boat ride (10,000 kip per person, minimum 2 person) to get to the other side of the river where you are immediately... More 

Helpful?
Thank Richard T
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Time : We visited this amazing waterfall in October 2016 (Sorry for the late review). We arrived here around 9am and leave around just after lunch hour. Mode of Transportation : I can see lots of tour operators are doing this half day excursion in Luang Prabang town for a very reasonable price. But we opted for our own trip.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank NizamMasood
Jerusalem, Israel
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Tad Sae Waterfalls in April 2017, and to my dismay - the falls were dry! One can still see how beautiful the cascades are (would be?) and the surrounding park - there is even a small restaurant which was open and a zip-line which was closed. Not worth the effort to come especially to see it when... More 

Helpful?
Thank mikeberlin555
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We took the boat up from the elephant village (having been told the waterfall was dry but went for the boating experience). A tragic sight of monkeys in very small cages who seemed traumatised by boredom. They should be removed.

Helpful?
1 Thank Christa454

Travellers who viewed Tad Sae Waterfall also viewed

Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
 
Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang Province
 

Been to Tad Sae Waterfall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tad Sae Waterfall and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Tad Sae Waterfall staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?