Dambri Waterfall is undoubtedly the main attraction in Bao Loc. It made its way onto my radar due to its fame as one of the biggest waterfalls in southern Vietnam: The main plunge drops 57m and continues from the main plunge through a series of smaller falls as the water makes its way down the valley. I visited Dambri waterfall during monsoon season and the flow was intense, with the spray drenching us. This guide shares how to visit Dambri waterfall as a day trip from Bao Loc.
Where is Dambri Waterfall?
Dambri Waterfall is about 20km outside the city of Bao Loc, in Lam Dong province. This is the best place to base yourself for exploring the waterfall.
The next closest city is the more popular tourist stop of Dalat. You could opt to stay there but be prepared to drive 3 hours one way to explore Dambri from Dalat. It could be a fun day trip! You could also visit Dambri from Cat Tien National Park, but again it would take nearly 3 hours to get there each way.
Visiting Dambri Waterfall
To visit Dambri waterfall you will need a motorbike. I can’t see any motorbike rental companies that operate online from Bao Loc but I guarantee that your accommodation* will be able to set you up with a motorbike for the day. A daily motorbike rental should cost no more than 150k. If you don’t drive then I suggest asking your accommodation to help organise a motorbike with a driver to take you around for the day.
Dambri waterfall is actually one of two waterfalls located in the same area outside of Bao Loc. If you plan to visit Dambri, then you should also check out Dasara falls while you’re at the site.
The site is really well facilitated for visitors to explore the two different waterfalls. The entrance roads are well marked and designed to deal with high volumes of tourists that visit during public holidays, as well as having a couple of restaurants and cafes where you can grab some food.
Dasara Falls, the first and smaller of the two waterfalls, is accessible via an alpine coaster. Is it tacky? Of course. Is it good fun? Well duh. The alpine coaster takes you down the valley to Darasa falls where you can explore, before taking the coaster in a loop back to the main part of the site. From here it’s a short walk towards the main attraction of Dambri waterfall.
You first approach Dambri from above, being taken down to the pools at the bottom in a glass elevator. It definitely makes the scale of the waterfall that much larger seeing it as you travel down to the base. I wasn’t able to get many photos of Dambri waterfall because the spray was so intense – I visited during the summer months so the flow was really large. We all got completely drenched so I highly recommend bringing a waterproof with you if you plan to visit during this time of year.
The drive from Bao Loc takes around 30mins and is more or less a straight shot from the city to the waterfalls. The roads are quiet and roll through hills covered in tea and coffee plantations. The roads are well mostly well maintained though there is the occasional rocky section that should be approached with caution, and low gears.
The lowdown on Visiting Dambri Waterfall
Dambri Waterfall📍Thôn 14, Lý Thái Tổ, Đambri, tp. Bảo Lộc, Lâm Đồng
⏰ 6:30am – 5pm (~2 hours to explore both waterfalls)
🛵 ~120k ($5) for a rental bike through accommodation
💰 180k ($7.75) includes both Dambri waterfall and Dasara falls
✍ For more information on motorbiking in Vietnam, check out my Complete Guide to Motorbiking in Vietnam.
Hi! Love your post! We will have 2 weeks or so next July in northern Vietnam. Would you recommand going all the way there with 10 and 13 years old kids? Thanks!
Hello, Dambri would be more than okay with kids – the paths are well marked and its got lots of infrastructure set up. There isn’t a huge amount of stuff to do in Bao Loc aside from Dambri waterfall so you might be better somewhere like Dalat.
I should also note, these places are in the South of Vietnam not the North. Unless you plan to move around a lot I would recommend sticking to the North.