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Tad Sae Waterfall

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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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Small-group Nam Khan River Valley Hiking Trek and Paddle from Luang Prabang
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Full-Day Nam Khan River Kayaking and Tad Sae Waterfall Tour from Luang Prabang

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Low water levels outside of the rainy season, but a nice jungle trek

I took a jungle trek to the Tad Sae waterfalls and so was able to see them from the top all the way down (they go on for nearly 1km.) From what we saw at the more popular location... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2016
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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

I went to the Kuang Si Waterfall first, and was expecting a rather magnificent waterfall at Tad Sae, but the waterfall has mainly been built over with board walks, and decks and restaurants. All that remains is a rather small swimming area. It was really sad to see how much they built it up and in the process took away... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

These falls were absolutely amazing and I would love to return. They were peaceful and quiet and the water is perfect for swimming (a bit chilly). The facilities are very nice, including changing rooms and lounge chairs for sunning. The pathways are built up enough that you can get around quite a few places and it's fun to explore up... More 

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We spent an hour hiking through the jungle up along the falls. The water level in the lower falls was low due to it being the dry season however the blue water pools along the hike were beautiful.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

I took a jungle trek to the Tad Sae waterfalls and so was able to see them from the top all the way down (they go on for nearly 1km.) From what we saw at the more popular location (with zipline, swimming pool, etc) the jungle trek was a better way to see more of the falls and we saw... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I went here yesterday and I won't lie, I didn't have high expectations. However when I got there I was pleasantly surprised. Beautiful blue pools and a fantastic high drop waterfall. You can take an energetic climb to the top for views (you can't see down the waterfall though - just where the edge is). If you've got more time,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I saw these waterfalls before Kuang Si and was very impressed. However I went to Kuang Si the next day and Tad Sae is nowhere near as spectacular

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Although not easy to reach, the destination is worth it. Of course, you can take a bath (much more organized, you have chaise-long available), eat, drink or just relax. There are activities organized such as zipline and elephant bathing. After arriving there, neither looks pretty: the zipline way too short, and elephants look like they're under stress, which I do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Tad Sae Waterfall is not as grand as Kuang Si Falls however it's still a nice place to visit. It is reachable by a 45 minute tuk tuk ride (200000 kip/usd25) and by boat (20000 kip/usd2) along the Nam Kam River. There's elephant riding or ziplining here. I highly highly recommend the ziplining.... you zipline over the falls and it's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Our private tour visited here after the elephant village, and we only had an hour. Wish we would have had more time and swam in the pools and falls. We hiked around the loop and took the trail all the way up - really beautiful and worth the challenging narrow trail. Not nearly as crowded as the big falls, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Incredible vista. And it just keeps going. Climb to the top see where it all comes from. Beautiful - but don't be one of those backpackers insensitive to the sensibilities of the locals if you are going for a swim. An outstanding natural feature, with photo shots galore.

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