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Timings : 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Time Required : 3 to 4 hours

Entry Fee : 10,000 LAK or 1.3 USD per person

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Tad Moun Waterfalls, Vientiane Overview

Tad Moun is a waterfall located outside the city of Vientiane, the capital of Laos. It is a small seasonal waterfall known for hiking trails and cycling around the region and is a popular excursion among tourists visiting Vientiane for some adventure and watersports.

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Best time to visit

The best time to visit Tad Moun Waterfalls is during the rainy season between August and November when water levels are at their best.

Activities in Tad Moun Waterfalls

Tad Moun is a series of rapids than a waterfall. It is at its best only during the rainy season and dries up during the rest of the year. The area is divided into three sections called Tad Palay, Tad Vangnong 1 and 2, and Tad Vangnampheuak. It is popular among the locals for picnics during the holidays and weekends. 

You can picnic near the falls in thatched huts that can be rented on an hourly basis for about 2 to 3 USD. You can relax or sunbathe on the bamboo benches, go swim or dive in the pools. There are options to rent Kayaks and bicycles to ride around the falls. You can also enjoy the nearby mountains and the views by hiking along the trails by the Mekong River.

Tips

  • There are some options for food and drinks in restaurants and cafes near the falls, but choices can be limited and prices, expensive. So carry some snacks and drinks.
  • If you are opting to swim, wear modest swimsuits as the town is still conservative.

How To Reach Tad Moun Waterfalls

The best way to reach Tad Moun waterfalls is by renting a motorbike for about 5 to 6 USD per day. You can also rent a tuk-tuk that can be shared. It costs about 8 to 9 USD per person for a roundtrip, including the waiting charges. It takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach. 

There are also day tours available to the waterfalls, which could be booked at your guesthouse or hotels. The group tours cost around 100 USD and include cycling, kayaking, snacks and entry fee for the waterfalls.

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