If you are for a change of scenery from the coastal city of Nha Trang, head to Ba Ho Waterfalls.
This nature attraction comprises three natural waterfalls.
Located about 20 kilometers north of Nha Trang, the waterfalls are a favorite spot for hikers and trekkers.
Here are three reasons you need to visit Ba Ho Waterfalls:
It takes a 30-minute walk from the entrance to the first waterfall. After that, the climb becomes challenging that you need to have proper shoe attires to walk through them.
If you don’t have proper walking shoes for the waterfall, you can buy them at Nha Trang city. Our personal favourite sandals are the Vietnamese local brand, Vento Footwear. They are comfortable, durable and have a strong grip.
Once you reach the second and third waterfalls, watch out for signs indicating where you can jump from, face your fears and try out cliff-jumping. It is a little bit nerve-wracking but definitely worth the try.
If you are not a strong swimmer, make sure you wear the life jackets provided at every waterfall.
2.Enjoy other activities
If you are not able to hike to the waterfalls, enjoy some activities not far from the entrance of Ba Ho Waterfalls.
You can kayak, ride a water bike or tire yourself out on a hamster water wheel. There is even a swimming pool right next to the river for visitors to swim in. You can use them for no additional charge after showing your entrance tickets to the person-in-charge.
Food and drinks are available at Ba Ho Waterfalls for sale so bring extra money just in case you are famished after all that sweating.
3.Escape from the mainstream tourists
Since Ba Ho Waterfalls requires a little bit of physical stamina, it is not a popular place for the casual mainstream tourists.
It has relatively less crowd compared to Nha Trang’s other tourist attractions such as Po Nagar and Nha Trang Beach.
Here you can enjoy the solemnity of nature, relieving your stress before bracing yourself for the crowd and noise of Nha Trang city.
How to get to Ba Ho Waterfalls
You can book a Grabcar or a taxi to take you to Ba Ho Waterfalls. If you are confident with your driving skills amidst Vietnamese traffic, you can rent a car or motorcycle to go there. Or you can book a half-day tour using travel platforms such as TripAdvisor and Klook.
The perks of having a tour guide to bring you is to have a local explaining to you about the place, how to enjoy it (e.g. where to jump), telling you where are the best spots to take your photos and of course, take a photo of your scrunching face as you jump from the cliff.
Speaking of photographs, the site offers plenty of photo op backgrounds to choose from such as wooden arches, swings near the river and many more.
Before you make your way there, make sure you are fit, wear proper shoes and bring a spare change of clothes.
The road to the waterfalls will take you along the picturesque coastline of Nha Trang, so enjoy your journey.