45 kilometres away from Denpasar City, way past beautiful rice fields and the Sangeh Monkey Forest, lies Nungnung Waterfall, a stunning 70-metre waterfall surrounded by the rich greenery of the rainforest. The way to Nungnung Waterfall is a bit of a challenge – you have to go down 486 steps – but it will be totally worth it once you are welcomed by the waterfalls’ roaring waters, the relaxing sounds, and the fresh, clean atmosphere of the place. The fact that Nungnung Waterfall isn’t as crowded as other attractions makes it a perfect place for a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of Bali.

 

Location

Nungnung Falls is located at Plage Petang BadungNungnung, Indonesia, 35 kilometres north of Ubud.

 

Opening Days and Hours

The falls is open from 9:00 to 16:00.

 

Entry Fee and Bookings

The entrance fee costs IDR 20,000 (USD 1.5) per person.

 

How to Get There

  • From Ubud, rent a scooter or taxi to Nungnung Falls. 
  • Travel time for taxi is one hour, and one and a half for the scooter

 


Suggested For

  • Solo Travelers/ Backpackers 
  • Couples 
  • Families 
  • Groups

 

Time to Spend

It is suggested that you stay at Nungnung Waterfalls for 3 hours. 

 


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Since it’s still along the off-beaten path, it isn’t crowded and you can come any time of the day. Best time to visit is during Indonesia’s dry season, usually around April to September.

 

Food

There are no restaurants nearby so make sure to bring enough food and water with you.

 

Nearby Attractions

  • Bali Elephant Camp 
  • Saraswati Temple 
  • Tirta Empul

 

Stay

Find accommodations at nearby hotels such as Pacung Indah, The Cave Hotel, Batur Mountain View, BaliTrekk, and The Dewata Homestay which have rates ranging from USD 25 to USD 80.

A short distance away from the greenery of Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, the Can-Umantad Falls – the tallest waterfall in Bohol welcomes tourists who are eager to witness its spectacular beauty and refreshing waters. The main cascade, which is 60 feet tall, is set against large rocky structures divided into three layers which offer a view of how water flows from the top to the cascade’s shallow basin. You can also see a smaller cascade, the waters of which fills a small, clean pool that is often frequented by tourists who want to take a dip and enjoy the view.

 

Location

Can-Umantad Falls is located at Candijay, Bohol, 97 kilometres away from Tagbilaran City.

 

Opening Days and Hours

The Can-Umantad Falls open daily starting from 08:00 to 17:00.

 

Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance fee is PHP 10 (USD 0.20) for locals and PHP 20 (USD 0.40) for foreign tourists.

 

How to Get There

  • You can fly in from Manila to Tagbilaran Airport via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific.
  • From the Tagbilaran Airport, you can proceed to Dao Terminal for a bus or to the city center for a van going to Ubay. You can then ask the driver or conductor to drop you off at Lungsoda-an in Candijay.
  • From Lungsoda-an, you can then take a tricycle or habal-habal to Cadapdapan.

 


Suggested For

  • Solo Travelers/Backpackers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups

 

Time to Spend

You can spend 2 hours enjoying the waters of Can-Umantad Falls or even more if you want to explore nearby attractions.

 


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Can-Umantad Falls is in the morning when the pools are not as crowded.

 

Food

Visitors are encouraged to bring packed food to the falls, as restaurants such as Coco Loco Café, Agustin’s Bar, and Casa Amihan are a bit far from the area.

 

Nearby Attractions

  • Candijay Rice Terraces
  • Chocolate Hills
  • Chocolate Hills Adventure Park

 

Stay

Nearby beach resorts like Blue Star Dive and Resort, Anda Beach Resort, and Coco White Beach Resort offer accommodations to tourists at rates starting at USD 70 to USD 150 per night.

The road leading to Kuang Si Falls can be considered a preview of what is to come: greenery, peace, and multi-tiered falls cascading into tempting turquoise pools mesmerize visitors at every stop. Kuang Si Falls itself is nothing short of breathtaking as it captivates visitors with a beautiful view too beautiful: the multi-tiered waterfalls tower at 50 metres, has waters that cascade into different directions and creating mists – making the view more ethereal. This place is a perfect spot to just sit down, relax, and appreciate nature’s beauty.

 

Location

Kuang Si Falls is located 29 kilometres South of Luang Prabang

 

Opening Days and Hours

Kuang Si Falls is open daily from 08:00 to 17:30.

 

Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance fee costs LAK 20,000 or USD 2.50.

 

How to Get There

  • Fly from Vientiane to Luang Prabang via Lao Airlines.
  • From Luang Prabang, rent a tuk-tuk to Kuang Si Falls

 


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/ Backpackers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups

Time to Spend

You can spend around 4 hours enjoying the falls – not counting the time spent on hiking.

 

Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit the falls is after the monsoon months of May to October, just giving enough time for the pools to settle again to its stunning turquoise colour. You can further beat the crowds by opting to visit during the weekdays.

 

Food

Picnic stalls and small restaurants are available at the entrance of Kuang Si Falls.

 

Nearby Attractions

  • Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre
  • Mount Phousi

 

Stay

You can stay in Luang Prabang hotels such as Burasari Heritage, Santi Resort and Spa, Chanthavinh Resort and Spa, and Vansana Luang Prabang Hotel. Rates range from USD 40 to 250 per night.

Tad Sae Waterfall is a wonderful creation of nature. Although it is not as high as other Laos waterfalls such as the Kuang Si, Tad Sae has more streams of water that cascade into striking rock formations. At the same time, it has a variety of large pools filled with cool water – perfect for a refreshing dip.

 

Location

Tad Sae Waterfall is located approximately 20 kilometres from the Luang Prabang city centre.

 

Opening Days and Hours

The Waterfall is open every day, from 08:00 to 17:30.

 

Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance fee costs LAK 16,620 (USD 2) per person.

 

How to Get There

  • From Luang Prabang, you can hire a tuk-tuk to get to the banks of Nam Khan. This can cost around LAK 200,000 (USD 24) and includes the trip back to the city centre (the tuk-tuk driver will wait for you). You can then rent a boat to reach the waterfall, which can cost LAK 10,000 (USD 1.20).
  • You can also opt to book a tour. Tour operators usually organise mini-van trips to the falls for LAK 50,000 (USD 6) per person, plus LAK 10,000 (USD 1.20) for the boat ride.

 


Suggested For

  • Backpackers
  • Solo travelers
  • Newlyweds
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families with kids

Time to Spend

You can spend around 3 to 5 hours exploring the area.

 

Popularity and Best Time to Go

Unlike other tourist spots, the best time to visit Tad Sae Waterfall is during the wet season or the months of August to November, as the water is cold and over-flowing during this time.

 

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Water activities
  • Zipline
  • Elephant riding
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature discovery
  • Picnic

 

Food

Nearby restaurants include:

  • Pizza Phan Luang
  • Viewpoint Café
  • Dyen Sabai Restaurant

 

Nearby Attractions

  • Vat Visounarath
  • UXO Lao Visitors Centre
  • Tham Ting

 

Stay

Luang Prabang hotels near Tad Sae are the Zen Namkhan Boutique Resort and Lao Spirit Resort. Rates start from USD 70 to 100 per night.

Tad Lo is a trekking stopover wherein you can explore three waterfalls within the village: the Tad Suong, Tad Lo, and Tad Hang.

 

Location

Tad Lo is in Salavan Province located in the highlands of Southern Laos. The town is approximately two kilometres away from the bus drop-off

 

Opening Days and Hours

Tourists can visit Tad Lo and its sights during the daytime.

 

Entry Fee and Bookings

Tad Lo tours can cost LAK 120,000 or USD 14.43.

 

How to Get There

  • From Pakse: Travel via bus to the Tad Lo road junction (costs LAK 30,000 or USD 3.61), which is approximately 2 kilometres from the Tad Lo village. You can then take a tuk tuk to the village.
  • Travel to the three waterfalls and surrounding areas is through tour buses or minibuses, which you can arrange via travel agencies in Pakse.
  • From Pakse: Another option is to rent motorbikes going to Tad Lo, which can cost around LAK 60,000 or USD 7.21 per day.

 


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families

 

Time to Spend

You can explore Tad Lo for a minimum of two days.

 

Popularity and Best Time to Go

The Bolaven Plateau enjoys steady weather throughout the year, although temperatures can get chilly when it rains or during the winter months of December to January.

 

Activities

  • Elephant ride going to Tad Lo waterfalls
  • Tree Top Explorer (jungle adventure)
  • Bolaven Highlands Trek

 

Food

Guesthouses and even some of the attractions serve food for guests and visitors, some popular food places include:

  • Tim’s Guest House and Restaurant
  • Sephaseuth Guest House and Restaurant

 

Safety and Fraud

If you do opt to rent a motorbike to visit the falls, avail of the paid parking in the attractions, which costs approximately LAK 2,000 to 5,000 or USD 0.24 or 0.60. Motorbike theft in the attractions is a real risk.

 

Nearby Attractions

  • Tad Pasaum Waterfall
  • Tad Champee Waterfall
  • Ban Huai Houn (ethnic Katu village)
  • Jhai Coffee House
  • Tad Yuang
  • Tad Champi Waterfall
  • Tad E-Tu Waterfall
  •  Mai Savanh Lao Organic Farm
  • Tad Tayicsua Waterfall
  • Ban Nong Oy Village
  • Houy Bang Lieng River Kayaking
  • Sinouk Coffee Resort and Plantation
  • Mr. Koffie’s Coffee Tour and Roasting Workshop
  • Bolaven Off Road Adventure
  • Mystic Mountain Coffee

 

Stay

Accommodations near the Tad Lo area consists of guesthouses and lodges such as the E Tu Waterfall Resort and Tadlo Lodge, with prices that range from USD 7 to USD 52.

Sekayu Recreational Forest opens the door to the Sekayu Waterfall, a cascade of seven-tiered waterfall. Surrounded by lush greenery, hear the crickets sing as the mists from the waterfall gently surrounds you and be one with nature.

 

Location

By car, Sekayu Recreational Forest is about 15 minutes away from Kuala Berang and an hour’s drive away from the city of Kuala Terengganu.

 

Opening Days and Hours

Sekayu Recreational Forest is open daily from 08:00 to 17:00.

 

Entry Fee and Bookings

It costs RM 1 (USD 0.24) per person to enter the park.

 

How to Get There

From Kuala Berang, you can hire a taxi or drive to the park. However, you will need to hire a 4WD vehicle to navigate and reach the waterfalls as it is located quite deep in the Sekayu Recreational Forest.

 


Suggested For

Sekayu Recreational Forest suits couples who are adventurous and is a great spot for outings with a group of friends. This attraction may not be suitable for families with young kids and seniors since hiking is required and could be rather strenuous.

 

Time to Spend

Visitors tend to spend about half a day at the site.

 

Popularity and Best Time to Go

Sekayu Recreational Forest is not very well-known amongst tourists but is popular with locals and school students for outings and camping trips. However, the site is big enough that there is never really a big crowd so you can visit any time, except perhaps on a rainy day.

 

Activities

At Sekayu Recreational Forest you can do bushwalking, visit the nearby fruit orchard, mini zoo, bird park, and flower garden. You can also have a picnic or camp by the waterfall.

 

Food

There is no food for sale within the park so you should bring your own.

 

Nearby Attractions

Have a look at the Memorial Batu Bersurat, where the ancient Islamic inscription was found. It is an icon to the state of Terengganu (25 minutes drive away). You can also visit Lake Kenyir, a beautiful man-made lake about an hour’s drive away.

 

Stay

You can camp at the park or stay overnight in one of the three chalet huts that are at budget prices. For something more comfortable, you can opt to stay at Kuala Berang with accommodation options from budget to mid-range hotels.

 

Good to Know

Since the forest could be rather remote, especially after nightfall, try not to visit it alone. You should also bring enough insect repellant and water to last your entire trip.

Gardens by the Bay is a man-made nature wonder located right in the centre of Singapore, providing a refreshing break from the concrete jungle with its lush greenery. The garden showcases horticultural and garden mastery of plants from temperate to tropical climates. This multi-awarded garden aims to both entertain and educate its visitors with its three waterfront gardens spanning a massive 205 acres of land.

 

Location

Gardens by the Bay is in the central region of Singapore, about 6.5 kilometres away from HarbourFront Terminal.

 

Opening Days and Hours

The indoor gardens are open from 09:00 to 21:00 daily with the last admission at 20:30. However, its outdoor gardens are open from 05:00 to 02:00 everyday.

 

Entry Fee and Bookings

For international visitors, the entrance fee to visit both conservatories costs SGD 28 (USD 20.79) for adults and SGD 15 (USD 11.14) for children aged 12 and below. For locals, you only need to pay SGD 20 (USD 14.85) for adults and SGD 12 (USD 8.91) for children. You can enjoy the outdoor gardens at no cost.

 

How to Get There

The most convenient way to get to the attraction is by taking the train and getting off at the Bayfront MRT station. Then, simply take a short walk to Gardens by the Bay. Alternatively, you can catch a taxi or even walk there if you are staying in Singapore’s central region.

 


Suggested For

The place is great for everyone who wants to learn more about plants including families with kids, solo travelers, couples, seniors, and groups of friends.

 

Time to Spend

The site is big and entertaining enough for you to spend an entire day there.

 

Popularity and Best Time to Go

You should visit in the morning so that you will have sufficient time to explore the entire place.

 

Food

Food is not a problem, as there are 14 restaurants on site, ranging from local food shops and fast food chains to upscale restaurants.

 

Nearby Attractions

  • Cloud Forest – Inside the Gardens
  • Flower Dome – Inside the Gardens
  • SuperTree Grove – Inside the Gardens
  • OCBC Skyway – Inside the Gardens
  • Marina Bay Sands – 600 metres
  • Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay – 1 kilometre
  • Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall – 4.3 kilometres
  • Fountain of Wealth – 4.5 kilometres
  • National Museum – 4.6 kilometres
  • National Orchid Garden – 7.5 kilometres
  • Universal Studios Singapore – 8 kilometres

 

Stay

A number of accommodation choices can be found near the Gardens, ranging from budget stays to luxury 5-stars hotels.

 

Good to Know

You can buy the tickets prior to your trip to guarantee entry to Gardens by the Bay on your preferred date without waiting in a long queue on the day.

Kbal Chhay Waterfall is one of many beautiful natural treasures in Sihanoukville. Standing at about 14 metres high, you can see clear water falling through each rocky bed tier before reaching the bottom to form a pool.

 

Location

Kbal Chhay Waterfall is about a 30-minute drive from Sihanoukville town.

 

Opening Days and Hours

Kbal Chhay Waterfall opens daily from 07:00 to 17:30.

 

Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance fee to the Kbal Chhay Waterfall is USD 1 for cars and about 25 cents for motorbikes.

 

How to Get There

Kbal Chhay Waterfall is accessible by taxis or tuk-tuks. You may also rent a scooter to go there from Sihanoukville town.

 

Suggested For

With its soothingly cool waters and pools, the waterfall is perfect for families with kids, small groups of friends, young couples, and backpackers.

 

Time to Spend

Most people spend about 2 to 3 hours at the waterfall.

 

Popularity and Best Time to Go

Each season has its own unique experience. For the dry season from December to June, water is scarce but it is much easier to hike the trails in the area. For the rainy season from July to October, you will be able to see a more impressive waterfall but be sure to check the water flow before you swim. It is very crowded during weekends and public holidays, so avoid going at these times.

 

Activities

Have a swim or picnic by the picturesque waterfall. You can even have free fish spa in the waterfall itself. Swings and hammocks are there for relaxation, while hiking the nearby trails is fun too. Morever, one of the highlights of visiting Kbal Chhay Waterfall is to enjoy the scenic journey from Sihanoukville town.

 

Food

Food stands are available in the area, wherein you can purchase refreshments.

 

Safety and Fraud

The water flow can be heavy after it rains so avoid swimming at the waterfall if that happens. If you are going to swim with your kids, ensure proper supervision, and prepare floats for them.

 

Nearby Attractions

For nearby attractions, you can visit Otres Beach, which is about a 30-minute drive and Ream National Park, about 1 hour’s drive from Kbal Chhay Waterfall.

 

Stay

Mini huts are available around the waterfall, which can be rented by the hour. However, most visitors only make day trips to the waterfall.

 

Good to Know

The area around the Kbal Chhay Waterfall is very slippery so come geared up in comfortable and non-slip shoes.

A visit to the Gitgit Waterfall is also an opportunity to enjoy wonderful views while trekking through lush forestlands. You can follow a cement path with towering trees overhead to reach the waterfall. You can also see paddy field rice terraces along the way.

 

Location

Gitgit Waterfall is located in Singaraja, Bali. It sits in Gitgit Village, Buleleng, which is around 11 kilometres to the south of Singaraja and is about 90 kilometres from Denpasar, the capital city of Bali.

 

Opening Days and Hours

Gitgit waterfall is open daily from 08:00 to 16:00.

 

Entry Fee and Bookings

The entrance fee costs IDR 5,000 (USD 0.35) for adults and IDR 3,000 (USD 0.21) for children.

 

How to Get There

Gitgit Waterfall is accessible by road from Kuta, which takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes of travel time. Gitgit Waterfall is easy to reach as it is not too far from the main road that connects Denpasar, Bedugul, and Singaraja (the capital of the Buleleng regency). The path down to the waterfall is made of cement that goes uphill and downhill, as it is located in the mountains. A car park is available on the main road.

 

Suggested For

Gitgit Waterfall has a great atmosphere and provides you the opportunity to experience Bali’s majestic nature. As such, this attraction is popular with families, children, solo travelers, couples, and groups. Although it is not recommended for those who have trouble walking over rugged terrain.

 

Time to Spend

Aside from viewing Gitgit Waterfall, you can also soak or swim in the adjacent river that has very clear waters.

 

Popularity and Best Time to Go

Going in the early morning or late afternoon before it gets dark is recommended, as is is cooler during these times. so it is easier to walk to the waterfall.

 

Food

You will pass a few local cafes en route to Gitgit Waterfall, which provides food and drinks along the main trail.

 

Nearby Attractions

  • Tamblingan Lake is 33 minutes away by car.
  • Beratan Lake and Ulun Danu Temple are 35 minutes away by car.
  • Lovina Beach is 31 minutes away by car.

 

Stay

A few accommodation options  can be found near Gitgit Waterfall, albeit located a bit far from the main road. The nearest hotel is about 10 kilometres from the waterfall and takes 30 minutes by road.

 

Good to Know

  • Come in the morning to enjoy the fresh mountain air.
  • Do not litter around the waterfall.
  • Make sure to bring extra clothes if you are planning to swim and shoes or boots that are suitable for hiking.