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Tad Sae Waterfall

Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 20 58 550 000
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“elephant riding” (49 reviews)
“dry season” (48 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 20 58 550 000
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

We arrived by boat from the elephant village which is a nice way to enter but is not for the handicapped or not so fit. Many were swimming here but the sand on the bottom is soft so the current of water flowing through the...More

Thank DeanneS228
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I personally think Tad Sae waterfall is way prettier than Kuang Si on a rainy season. There's elephant rides too.

Thank Adeline E
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We visited in August, and what a welcome reprieve from the heat and humidity. The water was FREEZING when you first got in, but I quickly acclimated to the temperature. The water was pretty swift with the recent rains but I still felt very safe....More

Thank MSPfa
Reviewed 5 September 2016

really nice place to relax and enjoy a swim in this spectacular waterfall , better to do it when it is sunny

Thank jesspou
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Also it took us a while arriving on the river with our motorbike. But hire one of the friendly guys to bring us on the other side of the river to reach this absolute fantastic place was worth all the time!

Thank YOUmustbefun
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Went here as a group of 7 in our early twenties on the 26th of August. It is the rainy season and the falls were gushing, but there were still areas where swimming was possible and safe (although we may have just been lucky!) Definitely...More

Thank Oli N
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The water levels have risen to a point where swimming is considered a danger so one can go for photos but that's all - don't let a tuktuk persuade you and don't book a tour as you'll be wasting your money!

Thank raisagd
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A must do when in Luang Prabang, it is only a short drive away through beautiful countryside. Went during the rainy season after a recent downpour and the power of the falls was immense! I never saw any evidence of mistreatment towards the elephants, and...More

Thank Robbie H
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The waterfalls themselves are nice but the way they have the elefants tied up and the sorry excuse for an elefant ride (which first of all should not happen) was terrible. The most unhumane thing ever.... The mahouts insisted that the elefants live well up...More

2  Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Water flow is very high at the moment due to torrential rain in last few days. The beauty of the falls has changed due to the heavy gush of water with the mud. You can rent a tuk tuk which van accommodate up to 9....More

1  Thank Sathish S
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23 February 2017|
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Response from linktolinh | Reviewed this property |
Sad thing about Tad Sae is it's dry during hottest season like April or May. But still have some water runing down... you may feel a bit disappointed seeing a dry waterfall.
14 August 2016|
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Response from jodiemoon80 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in the downtown, just next to the main streets. There is no other place close to the Tad Sea Waterfall which is out of the downtown. It takes 45 minutes - 1 hour to Tad Sea by tuk tuk. But the road is quite good... More