DIY: Getting to Elephant Falls in Da Lat

Elephant Falls (That Voi) is a powerful waterfall located about 30 kilometres from Da Lat. It's a popular waterfall that is often visited by tourists and many tour groups. I overheard one guide say that there's a way to see the falls from behind, but we didn't look for it. 

How to get there

You can get there by taking the green local Phu Son bus to Nam Binh Village. It costs 20,000 dong one way. Just make sure to tell them that you want to get off at Elephant Falls or That Voi (pronounced Tuck Voy). You can catch the bus at the stop inCentre Market. But ask your place of accommodation which stop is closest to you. 

It takes about 40 minutes on a scenic bus ride to get to Elephant Falls. When you get dropped off, there will be a sign that says it's another 100 metres before you reach the entrance. There's an entrance fee of 10,000 dong, but near Tet (Lunar New Year), the price doubles to 20,000 dong. 

Elephant Falls

It's quite fun to get down to the falls. And by fun, I mean it's a rocky, slippery and challenging journey down. There's metal railings at certain parts to help you out. Once you reach the bottom, there are big boulders you can climb to get a better view. But be very careful, since they're difficult to climb. 

We went in dry season, so we didn't get splashed by the water when we climbed the boulders. But in wet season, you might want to bring a rain jacket or poncho. 

Once you make it back to the top, you can wash your hands with the outdoor water tap at the restaurant closest to the stairs. 

Happy Adventuring!