Discover Tad Sae Waterfall - Luang Prabang
Few people can ever say that they've had a beautiful enounter with some of the world's most amazing giants--the elephant. More often than not there are more travellers who go to Asian countries in the hopes of experiencing a moment with an elephant, as well as to be closer to themselves and to appreciate nature and technology alike. If you fancy a trek and to watch animals in their natural habitat, Trip Guru is more than happy to recommend a visit to the Tad Sae Waterfall.
If you're the kind of traveller that likes areas where there aren't too many people, then visiting the Tad Sae will be perfect, granted that you go in the wet season. It's tiered pools of gorgeous, natural water that tempt you into a refreshing dip--with the water being a gorgeous crystal clear, straight from the mountains. The tiered pools are made from the unique limestone formations which, aside from the water provide one-of-a-kind vegetation that grows there. If you're prepared to get wet, you can also enjoy the Tad Sae as a cold, refreshing distraction from the heat of the sun.
The beautiful thing about Tad Sae is that you can get to ride an elephant, and the world seems different when perched on top of an elephant's back. It's a different kind of experience altogether, being able to bond with the animal in its natural habitat. And for the more adventurous traveller, you can also experience a zipline, an activity where you can see magnificent views of the lush, green forests while seated on a harness and sling, casually moving from one end of a strong rope to the other. It differs from other ziplines, where they up the adrenaline factor by making sure you reach the other end fairly quickly.
To get to the Tad Sae Waterfall, you can get a tuk tuk from Luang Prabang and enjoy the ride for about 40 minutes, enough time to get out of the town. Afterwards, walk for ten minutes until you find a longtail boat that will take you across the river to the other side. From there, you can walk up a slightly steep slope and pay for any entrance fees that may be there before enjoying your stay.