Tappiyah Falls

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Tappiyah Falls
4.5

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Jon G
Perth, Australia355 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
This is one of my favorite waterfalls of all time! Located in the Batad rice terraces it’s a great hike down the mountains on narrow slippery pathways. I really enjoyed my time here and it’s definitely worth the climb for the swim
Written 31 March 2022
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Climber228102
1 contribution
Oct 2019
I hiked to the falls with my teenage kids a year ago. The falls itself was not impressive and the water current made it difficult and dangerous to swim in. I would say it was not worth the strenuous trip. Overall, we enjoyed the beauty of Batad and the hike to the village was a great experience, but I wouldn't recommend the falls.
Written 13 September 2020
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C R
Washington DC, DC153 contributions
Dec 2019
The falls are quite a hike from the end of the rice terraces. If you have time, it is interesting to see, but it is not a priority if you are limited. The water is very cold and the current is quite strong, so it is not pleasant to swim in. you just sit on rocks and look at it. Unfortunately many rocks are covered in red spit from people spittting betel nut
Written 13 January 2020
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Jon G
Perth, Australia355 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Very impressed with these waterfalls. Perfect spot for a swim after a long hot day trekking through rice terraces
Written 29 December 2019
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Remy A
Berkeley, CA9 contributions
Nov 2019
Although the hike is steep and up and down many stairs, the journey to get here as well as the waterfall itself is well worth it. You will walk through stunning rice terraces, and after about an hour hike, you will arrive at this beautiful waterfall, where you can take a swim and relax before the hike back up many stairs.
Written 17 December 2019
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Kimipotpot
Philippines17 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
I love the place. I love the nature. Even tho it takes 2-3hrs to get there from your hotel in Batad Village, its worth it. If you're a first timer, better get tourist driver with car rental because that's what we feel safe most. Better be careful if you take the route with a high cliff. I don't recommend it as I'm not a climber. Taking the route along the rice terraces is the best. Thanks to our local tour guide tho who well very known by the travel agency we booked with.
Written 27 November 2019
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Venerico M
Banaue, Philippines12 contributions
Dec 2018
woow why? before you reach here you need to walk about 1 hour from start to end and it was nice to swim and to eat pack lunch..you love this place..come and visite us.
Written 8 November 2019
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Jacob R
105 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
The climb and descend to the waterfall is quit the challenge but you get something great. You can swim in the waterfall area. Water is nice and cool after a hot walk.
Written 6 September 2019
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia987 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
My wife and I visited the Tappiyah waterfall as part of our 2 day 1 night tour from banuae to batad. In terms of waterfalls it was right up there, with the highlight being the sheer 21m drop of the water.

Here are a few things to consider if you are thinking of visiting.

(1) You need to be (somewhat) physically fit - You have to descend from batad down to the base of the waterfall and back up. This took up about 30 minutes down and 50 minutes up. The steps are quite steep, so even though it might not be a long walk, it certainly is a difficult one. I don't think elderly people or those who are significantly overweight/out of shape would be able to do this.

(2) Location - Obviously we had a guide to take us there but its location isn't straight forward and there isn't any signs to really show you where it is. The best way to explain it is this. If you imagine the batad rice terraces as a semi circle, its on the opposite side to the batad junction (i.e. the batad junction is on one end of the semi circle and it is on the opposite end). A key marker is a half constructed building which sticks out like dogs balls. From most of the batad accomodation I think it's about 40 minutes just to get to the top of the stairs. Once you get there you will see the path that leads to the staircase which you just follow down. I have included a picture of the building as part of this review (bare in mind the picture is taken from the opposite side of the batad junction, with the batad junction and most accomodation in the 12 o clock of the photo).

(3) Change rooms - there is a makeshift change room at the bottom of the waterfalls. This is just some sticks with a bit of sheet hung up and it's built on the rocks so is a bit tricky to use. It costs 10PP.

(4) There is food stalls at the bottom.

(5) I can't remember seeing a toilet at the bottom

(6) There is a food stall at the top in the half constructed building that sells delicious coconut frozen treats for about 20PP. I would recommend trying these.

(7) I don't remember being charged an entrance fee

This is definitely worth the effort as it's a lovely waterfall.

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Written 28 June 2019
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Rfrancis30
Osaka, Japan43 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
To get down and back up to this waterfall requires a lot of walking and stairs so be ready. Bring a bathing suit and get in the water!! It was refreshing and worth the trek. There are snacks and water available and a policeman was on duty as well. It was calm and relaxing as well as beautiful.
Written 18 April 2019
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