The Best Waterfalls in Dalat Vietnam

The 4 Best Waterfalls of Dalat, Vietnam

Dalat is one of the most gorgeous areas of the stunningly scenic country of Vietnam. Nestled in the highlands of central Vietnam, Dalat is rich in majestic, natural beauty.

Dalat offers vast mountainscapes, lush vegetation, sprawling lakes, and of course, world-famous waterfalls. There are close to a dozen waterfalls within a 1-hour drive of Dalat city. Each waterfall has its own charm, but you probably can’t see them all unless you have lots and lots of time. No worries. Our list of the top 4 waterfalls of Dalat will ensure that you experience the best waterfalls of Dalat.

No worries. Our list of the top 4 waterfalls of Dalat will ensure that you experience the best waterfalls of Dalat.

The 4 best waterfalls of Dalat

Ask some locals, and these 4 waterfalls will almost always make the list. Even experienced locals have a hard time choosing one waterfall as the “best.” Each waterfall has distinctive features that can vary depending on the season.

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Pongour Waterfall

The Travel Ninjas as the Pongour Waterfalls in Dalat, Vietnam

The distinctive feature of the Pongour falls is the size. It is the largest near Dalat. These falls have a height of more than 45 meters and an expanse of more than 100 meters. The 7 levels of the Pongour waterfall are impressive and beautiful year round, but in the dry season much less water flows over the massive structure. On the upside, in the dry season, you can climb up several levels of the falls much more easily and safely for some really great photos.

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The 7 levels of the Pongour waterfall are impressive and beautiful year round, but in the dry season much less water flows over the massive structure. On the upside, in the dry season, you can climb up several levels of the falls much more easily and safely for some really great photos.

Elephant Waterfall

The Travel Ninjas at the Elephant Falls in Dalat, Vietnam

The distinctive feature of the Elephant falls is your ability to experience the magnitude and majesty of the falls close up. You can climb down the rocks along the falls and then stand right under the spray. These falls are about 40 meters tall, and when the massive rush of waterfalls from that height, the sights and sounds are dramatic, poetic, and inspiring. In the dry season, the Elephant falls have the greatest flow of water.

Datanla Waterfall

The Travel Ninjas at the Datanla Falls in Dalat, Vietnam

The distinctive feature of the Datanla falls is the variety of activities there. The Datanla falls are a series of several smaller falls. While not as immense as Pongour or Elephant falls, Datanla falls are quite beautiful. And the Vietnamese have also made them fun!

Datanla falls are like an amusement park. For example, from the higher falls to the lower falls, there is a self-controlled roller coaster that whisks you down the mountain at surprisingly fast speeds. At other falls, you can use sections of the falls as your personal water slide. There is also rappelling, climbing, and a cable car.

Prenn Waterfall

The Travel Ninjas at the Prenn Waterfalls

The distinctive feature of the Prenn falls is the overhanging falls. You can walk under the falls and views these serene falls from the backside. There is a very nice path under the falls complete with safety rails.

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The site of Prenn falls also offers exotic animal rides. You can ride a water buffalo, an elephant, an ostrich, and a camel as you enjoy the beauty of the Prenn falls. This is an amazing experience.

If you have the time and inclination, visit all the falls near Dalat. Each has a story and offers a unique experience of Vietnam. But if you only have a few days in Dalat, these 4 falls are your best options. The carnivalesque elements are fun and will amuse you. And the natural beauty of the falls is rewarding and will awe you.

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42 Comments
  • neha
    Posted at 14:19h, 08 November

    Beautiful. The first and the third one look very picturesque. The second one is so massive, its sheer volume impressed me. The fourth snap i loved the most, the sprinkles are beautiful. I would love to visit them

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 04:09h, 09 November

    Neha, we agree. All four waterfalls have their own individual charm. When you get a chance to visit Dalat, we recommend that you visit all of these. You will love them all!

  • Lewi
    Posted at 04:25h, 10 November

    They al look amazing but I think my favourite is the Pongour Waterfall near dalat. Cant wait to see more of Vietnam, it is blessed with amazing nature

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 04:30h, 10 November

    Lewi, The Pongour waterfall near Dalat is beautiful. Yes, Vietnam is full of amazing nature indeed!

  • Alessandra
    Posted at 18:14h, 10 November

    Oh wow these waterfalls look amazing!! And I can’t believe they are all concentrated in this area that I have never heard of! Thank you for putting this place on the map for me, will definitely check it out next time I go to Vietnam 🙂
    Alessandra

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 18:16h, 10 November

    Alessandra, there are actually at least 6 more waterfalls in this area believe it or not. These are just the 4 best (in our opinion) 🙂 Yes, you definitely need to check them out next time you’re in Vietnam.

  • Mar Pages
    Posted at 22:31h, 13 November

    Stunning! They’re all so different I would have to visit all of them if I go there. Didn’t know Dalat has so many waterfalls, they look hidden. Thanks for sharing this!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 22:59h, 13 November

    Mar, it was a pleasant surprise for us as well. Yes, you must visit as many as you can next time you’re in Dalat. The majority are on the countryside.

  • Kevin Wagar
    Posted at 11:56h, 14 November

    We love searching for waterfalls when we travel, and these all look like incredible ones. I love how the cable car goes through Prenn waterfall, how cool!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 12:15h, 14 November

    Kevin, we are suckers for waterfalls no matter how big or small. We were in heaven when we found out that we were going to get the chance to see so many in just a few days! Yes, the cable car was a nice addition to the experience.

  • Vyjay
    Posted at 22:43h, 14 November

    We love waterfalls, they have a serene beauty which has a soothing effect on the mind. All these waterfalls are enchanting and each is unique in its own way.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 23:47h, 14 November

    Vyjay, we can just stare at waterfalls for hours! Yes, they are definitely good for the mind and soul.

  • Ami
    Posted at 11:01h, 15 November

    Elephant waterfall and Prenn waterfall is amazing. The latter is like a water curtain. Looks so amazing. Thanks for sharing these with us.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 11:22h, 15 November

    Ami, we love waterfalls! Each and everyone has its own distinct charm. 🙂

  • Gabriel Costel Iosa
    Posted at 12:37h, 15 November

    Waterfalls are just gorgeous! They’re like the cherry on top of the nature cake. Next African journey I’ll embark on, I’ll go to Victoria. I don’t know when I’ll get to visit Vietnam, but it sure is on my bucket list, and man, those waterfalls look so… inspiring!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 13:30h, 15 November

    Gabriel, that’s exciting! We’ve heard that there are amazing waterfalls in Africa as well. Hopefully, you will be able to also visit Vietnam sometime in the near future.

  • Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com
    Posted at 07:48h, 16 December

    The waterfalls are beautiful. I would love to see them in person. Especially the Datanla Waterfall.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 07:50h, 16 December

    Hey Tasheena. Yes these are beautiful waterfalls.

  • Rose
    Posted at 15:13h, 16 December

    They all look so pretty. I love seeing nature in action. It’s neat you can get different perspectives from all of them. Did you do the cable car and water slide?

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 15:15h, 16 December

    Hello Rose. Yes. We love seeing Nature in action too.

  • Amber Myers
    Posted at 16:45h, 16 December

    Wow! Look at that green. I am amazing at how gorgeous this is. That cable car would be fun!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 16:50h, 16 December

    Hey Amber. Yeah. The colors are so beautiful.

  • Divya
    Posted at 19:47h, 16 December

    Hiking to a waterfall is one of my favorite types of hikes. The sound of streaming water makes everything so peaceful and serene! And it’s just magical to see some of these hidden gems!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 19:55h, 16 December

    Hey Divya. Waterfall hikes are some of our favourites too.

  • Isaly Holland
    Posted at 20:20h, 16 December

    I like the Datanla waterfall! Its more than a waterfall like you said but has some activities! Beautiful photos. Each waterfall has its own personality.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 20:30h, 16 December

    Hey Isaly. Thanks. Datanla falls does have so much to do in addition to being a cool waterfall.

  • Ashlee
    Posted at 09:36h, 17 December

    The photos look absolutely beautiful! Very interesting 🙂

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 09:39h, 17 December

    Hello Ashlee. We find Dalat’s waterfalls very beautiful too.

  • Nina Bosken
    Posted at 09:40h, 17 December

    I love finding waterfalls when I travel! It’s such a cool way to experience nature.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 09:44h, 17 December

    Hi Nina. We agree. Finding waterfalls are great way to experience nature when travelling.

  • Garf
    Posted at 11:24h, 17 December

    I wanna be there right now. It looks so beautiful and warm.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 11:26h, 17 December

    Hey Garf. LOL. We’d love to back there right now too.

  • Ellie
    Posted at 11:27h, 17 December

    What incredible photos! We have Shannon Falls near us and that’s spectacular. There’s something magical about waterfalls

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 11:30h, 17 December

    Hi Ellie. Thank you. We’d like to check Shannon Falls too. We are crazy about waterfalls.

  • Briana Marie
    Posted at 16:39h, 17 December

    I would love to visit a waterfall. I haven’t done that yet. Guess I’ll have to add it to my bucket list for 2017. 🙂

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 16:45h, 17 December

    Hello Briana. Good idea. We have lots of new places on our bucket list for next year too.

  • Valerie
    Posted at 16:22h, 18 December

    You see the most beautiful places. How do you find out about them?

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 16:23h, 18 December

    Hello Valerie. Well we love to travel so we moved to Asia. We do lots of research online, but living here and learning from locals is where we get the best information.

  • Chante
    Posted at 16:24h, 18 December

    Omg I look at these all day! My fave was the Elephant fall

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 16:25h, 18 December

    Hello Chante. Yes we think they’re hypnotic too. Elephant falls has a lot to love for sure.

  • Roxy
    Posted at 17:36h, 18 December

    I love the elephant fall! I’d love a vacay full of visiting waterfall after waterfall!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 17:44h, 18 December

    Hello Roxy. That’s sounds like a very beautiful and relaxing vacay to us too.