Tappiyah Falls
Tappiyah Falls
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myplanetphilippines
Makati, Philippines26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
Through the meandering, steep and treacherous trail, the beauty of the Tappiya Falls awaits those who wanted to see it. The massive river fall from its brink, around 30 meters in height, is imposing. It seems that all the streams of the mountains convened together to create a gigantic spring of water. And as the river falls in full force, it creates a booming sound so domineering and so constant, but yet those who hear and see it resign themselves to its serene beauty. The mists created from its gushing could reach several meters depending on the wind direction that sometimes create a rainbow. Its water of different hues of emerald green is reflected from the surrounding lush vegetation.
Written April 8, 2013
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Wolszczak
Warsaw, Poland1,720 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
The falls are next to the famous rice terraces. One has to go down to the small valley with very big humidity and a specific micro climate to see the falls. One can have a small swim in the natural pool nearby. On the way down you can by water and some snacks from local families running this as a additional business. In april you can expect a bit of clouds.
Written September 30, 2012
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 June 28, 2019
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Climber228102
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 September 13, 2020
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C R
Washington DC, DC164 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 January 13, 2020
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dbelle28
San Francisco, CA82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
The best trek are the hard ones for sure and to be able to get to Tappiyah falls (Batad falls) one must trek up and down rice terraces. It was extremely difficult specially if you go there during rainy season (like I did), it was muddy and slippery. The steps are very steep and most doesn't have hand rails. But once you passed those you'll emerge in Batad falls that's well worth it. Have a dip to the cold waterfall, be cautious not to go near the waterfall because of the current. Also, the water current even away from the fall may look gentle but it's actually strong, just be careful. Rocks under water are also very slippery so tread very slowly and take your time otherwise it's a hell of an experience. A bragging right indeed!!!
Written August 9, 2017
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Brendan T
Beppu-shi, Oita, Japan38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
If you hike into Batad, local guides will ask you if you'd like to go to the falls. I would recommend taking them up on it, provided the price is right. The hike to and from the waterfall is not particularly well marked, and will require you to double back at times as you try to cross the terraces unless you are with someone that knows the area. The descent to the Falls is steep, but the waterfall is beautiful and the water is clear. I'd definitely recommend bringing clothes to change into or out of unless you're comfortable hiking out wet.
Totally beautiful place, and an amazing experience.
Written March 24, 2015
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chiarivera
Imus, Philippines51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
The trek down the Batad Rice Terraces and the long steep stairwell and up is an arduous task, I would not recommend this kind of trek for a faint-hearted person. One should have strong legs and a lot of perseverance to enjoy and finish this trek.

Tappiyah Falls is a grand waterfall with a 70-meter drop, it has a very big basin at the bottom with very clear cold water. It would take 45 minutes trek from the Saddle point down to Hillside Inn and another 45 minutes down from Hillside Inn to this majestic falls and these figures are for seasoned hikers.

It is advisable to start the trek very early in the morning and savor the grandness of the terraces. Take a lot of photos, it would be a great remembrance of the day you have survived Batad Rice Terraces and Tappiyah Falls. One thing to remember, before taking photos of the locals, ask for their permission first.

Be careful and enjoy these wonderful sight the nature has to offer.
Written February 2, 2015
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MacMac22
Singapore, Singapore71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
Hike from this falls will be tough specially when the time we visit this beautiful falls as the steep can be slippery because it rains. Me and my wife visit batad last December 26 - 28. when we got there, you can feel the power, the water flows so strong. it's a bit disappointing that it's not a good timing to swim at that time. But i really enjoy it despite of the tough hike. i want to thank also our tour guide Hogan, he really take care of us.

I'm proud that me and my wife survive this. i want to get back on this place..this time i will really prepare for it. :)
Written January 11, 2014
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Graham Hill
Antipolo City, Philippines342 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
The cold refreshing water is very inviting after the walk down from the terraces. The actual falls whilst good are not the most spectacular I have seen, but that's not really what its about, its the walk there and back that completes a satisfying accomplishment.
Written December 26, 2013
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