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Wonderful hike

It takes quite some time to get to the falls but man, is it worth it! The hike itself is tough but breathtaking. The waterfall is the cherry on the top. We are two fit guys and it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
Beau V
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Slovenian Istria, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to all the past reviews I could prepare myself both psychologically and physically for this amazing hike (how long it takes, what to expect and what to wear). Really one of the best things to do in Pai area during a really hot day, as you walk all the time in a shade, next to the water. I went... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are feeling energetic, do this hike. It's about three hours each way at a steady pace through jungle and crossing the river many times. I did this in flip flops and would recommend that as most of the hike is flat. There is a very steep climb towards the end with narrow ledges which you have to be... More 

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Thank Rinny_McPhee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike through the jungle to the waterfall is more interesting than the waterfall itself. We walked around 2,5 hours. The last part is quite steep but manageable. Bring flip flops or sandals, as the path goes in and out of the river constantly. Very worth it!

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Thank Laura M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I loved the walk up lots of watercrossings so wear shoes that can get wet :) It begins whit a watercrossing so that was a bit confusing xD The hard part was in the end, but as soon as you get up to the top it will even out and become a plesant stroll again :)

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The most difficult thing was finding the turn off if the main road!! Big signs at major intersections, but a tiny little sign at the entrance off of the main road just across the bridge in Pai. Read the previous reviews and was expecting a tougher hike, but it was challenging (the uphill section) but very doable! You do cross... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Roughly a 7 hour return hike for a reasonably fit person, great jungle scenery with a decent waterfall at the end that you can climb up if you have the balls. Take at least one litre of water per person. If you sweat as much as I do

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Wow. Get yourself here. Allow at least 2 hours there and 2 hours back if you are a strong walker, more like 3 each way if you are going hippie and doing it barefoot. Take good boots, walking trainers or better, but ones you don't mind getting wet. I lost count at 24 river crossings each way, so don't even... More 

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Udaipur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I'll be honest, the Mae Yen waterfall itself is not so impressive, but the hike itself through the forest is exceptional. Truly untouched nature, with vines and all colours of moss and fungus aplenty! To get to the hike I recommend using google maps. It's quite a narrow path to ride with a scooter to the start, but definitely doable.... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This hike wasn't as difficult as some of the other reviews made it out to be. I found that most of the hike was fairly flat and you just have to do a bunch of river crossings, which are really fun. The final stretch before getting to the waterfall was the harder part, as you are ascending pretty quickly, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It takes quite some time to get to the falls but man, is it worth it! The hike itself is tough but breathtaking. The waterfall is the cherry on the top. We are two fit guys and it took us 2,5 hours up and 2 hours down. Not for the faint of hearted but an amazing experience we won't soon... More 

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