Travel With Kids: Waterfall Visits

While visiting Vietnam we got to see a couple waterfalls while journeying through the Central Highlands of the country. They were well off the beaten track so we didn’t see any other foreigners along the way.

This one was very difficult to access – here our guide is helping the boys down a slope – and we never did get to a good viewing area. It was certainly lush and beautiful though.Waterfall in Central HIghlands of Vietnam

Here’s Samuel taking off across one of them. (You’ve got to look closely. He’s almost in the dead center of the photo.) My wife was yelling at him to STOP! but couldn’t get his attention – it’s quite loud, of course – so chased after him cutting her foot open and perhaps breaking a toe. (Thank God I had the presence of mind to keep shooting photos.)Waterfall in Central Highlands of Vietnam

When he returned I had to hastily prepare the father-son waterfall safety talk I had been meaning to give him for some time.Trip to waterfall near Dalat, Vietnam

For more about our family’s journey through Vietnam, read my Vietnam Trip Review.

9 questions and comments

  1. AvatarGuy

    Hey guys, I’m happy to discover this blog. We are traveling through Thailand for a year now and are going to Vietnam now for 2 months. We have 2 daughters (2 and 4) and they just L-O-V-E waterfalls! Where is that waterfall anyway?
    Thanks for sharing..

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave My Little Nomads

      Hi Guy. Those are Pongour falls about 50Km south of Dalat.

  2. Avatarjohnny flavour

    the father son waterfall safety talk..intense

  3. AvatarSharlene

    What a great story. What kid wouldn’t want to just run full force at a waterfall? πŸ™‚

  4. AvatarAll Inclusive

    Love your spirit and your sharing of these wonderful experiences with your children. I also wanted to compliment the picture in your header, amazing.

  5. AvatarDominique

    Beautiful falls…I can see why your son wanted to explore them a little closer, but can also see where that wasn’t the greatest idea. Good to hear it all turned out fine in the end πŸ™‚

  6. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave My Little Nomads

    Yes, it was great. Who doesn’t like a waterfall? And no my wife’s injuries didn’t set us back at all. She bounced right back.

  7. AvatarAmy @ The Q Family

    What a view! I know that my son will probably do the same and it’ll probably be my husband who chased after him.

  8. AvatarLucia

    That is quite a dramatic setting and story to go with it! My kids would love to do just what your son did…sorry about your wife’s injuries…did that have an impact on the rest of your trip? Happy to discover your blog. We are a family of travelers, too. Look forward to reading more about your nomadic adventures.

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