Dray Sap & Dray Nur Waterfalls - Mustsee Places in Central Highlands Vietnam

Dray Sap & Dray Nur Waterfalls - Mustsee Places in Central Highlands Vietnam

The majestic Dray Sap & Dray Nur waterfalls are famous landmarks in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, connecting the two provinces of Dak Lak and Dak Nong. Those stunning destinations attract tourists with its pristine beauty, featuring powerful waterfalls that create a serene and dreamy atmosphere, making them ideal stops for adventure travelers seeking to immerse themselves in nature. With its natural charm, these waterfalls are surrounded by lush green forests, combining the white water flow, greenery of the trees, and majestic rocks. To facilitate your journey to discover this beautiful waterfall in the Central Highlands, Golden Holiday Travel invites you to read the article below.

Discover the majestic beauty of Dray Sap & Dray Nur waterfalls

Dray Sap waterfall boasts a poetic and gentle beauty. With two streams cascading down from a 20m high valley, it creates a misty fog, hence the name "smoke waterfall". The beauty of Dray Sap seamlessly blends into the green nature of the vast forests. The water at the base of the waterfall looks like a large turquoise lake, with black stones protruding from the edge of the water. These stones, along with large and flat rocks, create beautiful scenic stops for visitors to enjoy.

Dray Sap waterfall

But the beauty of Dray Sap is not the only attraction in the area. Just a short distance away, visitors can walk across a steel cable-stayed bridge and up another forest road to reach another spectacular waterfall: Dray Nur. Located in Kuop hamlet, Dray Sap commune, Krong Ana district of Dak Lak province, Dray Nur is a worthy addition to any itinerary.

During the rainy season, Dray Nur waterfall offers a breathtaking sight with its white foam rushing down from 30m high cliffs, creating a wild and majestic scene in the middle of the forest. This waterfall is over 250m wide, and the base is a vast expanse of shallow water flowing over rocks. In contrast, during the dry season, the waterfall has less water, creating a gentler stream at the base, allowing visitors to walk barefoot and feel the smooth, moss-covered rocks beneath their feet.

Dray Nur fall

Exploring both Dray Sap and Dray Nur in one trip is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the Central Highlands Vietnam. The short distance between the two waterfalls makes it easy to combine them into one itinerary, and visitors can enjoy the scenic views and adventure activities that both have to offer.

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1. The Sad Legend of Dray Sap & Dray Nur Waterfalls

Bridge Dray Sap & Dray Nur

Legend has it that many years ago, the Serepok river was merely a winding stream in the jungle, according to the Ede ethnic minority. It was during this time that a young man from Kuop hamlet fell in love with a girl from a nearby village across the river. Unfortunately, the two families had been engaged in a long-standing feud, which meant that the couple could not be together. In despair, the lovers chose to end their lives by jumping into the Serepok river, so they could be together forever.
Giang, a God, was incensed by the selfishness of the villagers and decided to create a storm that split the Serepok river into two streams, separating the two villages. These two branches were given names: the Krong Ana river (Female river), which forms the Dray Nur waterfall (wife waterfall), and the Krong Kno river (Male river), forming the Dray Sap waterfall ( husband waterfall).
Legend Dray Sap & Dray Nur
Since then, the Dray Nur and Dray Sap waterfalls have been connected as one stream, symbolizing the eternal love of the young couple who sacrificed their lives to be together. The legend continues to be told by the Ede ethnic minority, adding to the mystique and charm of these magnificent waterfalls. Visitors to the area can appreciate not only the natural beauty of the falls but also the cultural significance they hold for the local community.

2. Where is Dray Sap & Dray Nur waterfalls located?

Dray Sap waterfall can be found on the Sê Rê Pôk river within Dak Sor commune, Krông Nô district, Dak Nong province, located around 39km away from Buon Ma Thuot city. This is a notable attraction situated on the border between Dak Lak and Dak Nong provinces, and is a must-visit for anyone touring the Central Highlands region, offering the chance to witness both the Dray Sap & Dray Nur waterfalls.
Visitors are free to indulge in outdoor activities, picnic, and take numerous photographs at the site. The entrance fee for visiting this waterfall is a mere 80,000 VND per adult, while children can enter for free.

3. Best time to visit Dray Sap & Dray Nur waterfalls

Dray Sap & Dray Nur waterfalls offer visitors a unique experience at any time of the year. The region's tropical climate is divided into two distinct seasons: the rainy season, which runs from May to October, and the dry season, which spans from November to April of the following year. Each season showcases the waterfall's unique features and beauty that captivate visitors.

Dray Nur waterfall VN

During the rainy season, the waterfall is at its most majestic, with cascading waters that fill the sky with a misty white spray. The lush green forest surrounding the falls is at its strongest, creating a breathtakingly beautiful ecosystem that visitors won't want to miss.

In contrast, the dry season presents a different kind of beauty at these waterfalls. The weather is dry and mild, making it the perfect time for picnics, camping, and photography in a picturesque setting. The scenery takes on a gentler, softer vibe that is no less captivating than the waterfall's more dramatic rainy season appearance.

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4. Suggested things to do in Dray Sap & Dray Nur waterfalls

As you step into Dray Sap waterfall tourist area, you will feel as if you are lost in a magical landscape with mountains, waterfalls, and lush green trees and vegetation that create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.In one journey, but you can explore two beautiful waterfalls in the region ( Dray Sap & Dray Nur).The following are top things you can do in this beautiful tourist attraction.

Dray Sap waterfall

4.1. Scenic hike along trails to visit the waterfalls

To get access to the waterfalls, visitors must take part in a scenic hike along a well-maintained trail that winds its way through the forest. The trek is not too difficult and takes about 20-30 minutes to reach the waterfalls (Dray Sap & Dray Nur). Along the way, visitors will encounter several scenic spots where they can stop and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

4.2. Immerse yourself in nature of forest, mountains & waterfalls

After some hike, you will approach the waterfalls & be rewarded with a symphony of sounds including the rushing water, the chirping of birds, and the rustling of leaves in the forest.With such a poetic landscape, you will feel as if you have been removed from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immersed in the beauty of nature. Swimming in the stream or waterfall is an activity that many tourists enjoy experiencing. With cool and clear water, you will feel refreshed and have a new experience in the beautiful forests and mountains of the Central Highlands

Dray Nur fall & surrounding

4.3. Conquer the perilous suspension bridge connecting Dray Sap & Dray Nur

Hiking down the valley, you will encounter the suspension bridge, which is located between the stunning waterfalls of Dray Nur and Dray Sap and stands out as one of the most impressive photo spots for any traveler visiting the area.

Far from being just an ordinary bridge, the suspension bridge offers a thrilling experience with its constant swaying and shaking. Walking across it is sure to be a memorable experience that will stay with you long after you leave.

Conquering this bridge is no easy feat and will present a challenge to many visitors. But for those brave enough to take on the challenge, the reward is a unique and unforgettable adventure, complete with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Dray Sap & Nur

5. How to reach Dray Sap & Dray Nur waterfalls?

5.1. Getting to Buon Me Thuot city- Dak Lak province

The Dak Lak province in the Central Highlands region now has a well-developed transportation system, providing tourists with various options to reach the area, including buses, airplanes, or motorbikes for adventure enthusiasts. However, booking a flight to Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) is the most optimal and quickest choice.

Currently, Dak Lak is a popular destination among young people, so domestic airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways, Pacific Airlines, etc. always offer flights to serve customers. 

Dray Nur fall

5.2 Getting to Dray Sap Waterfall from Buon Me Thuot City Center

The distance from Buon Ma Thuot city center to Dray Sap waterfall tourist site is only about 39km. However, due to the complex terrain and transportation, the route is not very convenient, and the area is still quite untouched and rustic with little human impact.

  • Bus: Taking bus route number 13 from Buon Ma Thuot to Krong No will take you to the entrance of the tourist area at Cu Jut. This is the most convenient means of transportation that you can catch at the Ngã Sáu Xe Tăng bus station in the city.
  • Motorbike: If you want more flexibility in transportation, you can choose to rent a motorbike or a private car and follow the route to the waterfall as follows: From Le Duan - To Hieu street, head to Dray Sap Commune People's Committee -> turn onto DT682 road and drive about 9km to reach the destination.
  • By tour: If you love to know more about interesting stories of the region & local insights, we recommend to join in a package tour to explore Central Highlands Vietnam with a visit to these waterfalls. The tour usually includes transportation, a guide, and visits to other nearby attractions.For this service, you can contact us at goldenholidaytravel.vn@gmail.com

Dray Sup Y Nur waterfall

In conclusion, Dray Sap and Dray Nur waterfalls are two of the most impressive natural wonders in Central Highlands Vietnam.Both waterfalls are easily accessible by road and offer a unique experience for travelers seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. A trip to Dray Sap and Dray Nur falls is an absolute must for anyone visiting Vietnam's Central Highlands.

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