Cat Cat Village village among the Rice Terraces popular with hikers

​​​Last Update: 24th October 2020


Home to the Black Miao People for hundreds of years in Vietnam, Cat Cat Village is set in a valley. The village is well-known for several waterfalls and the local handicrafts. Local ladies always wear the black blue ethnic minority costume. The natural views around the village are also stunning.  

Cat Cat Village Fast Facts

  • Name: Cat Cat Village
  • Location: approx.3 x kilometers from Sapa
  • Things to do there: Photography, Vietnamese History and Culture, Hiking
  • Who visits: Photographers, Adventure Enthusiasts, Vietnamese History and Culture Lovers
  • Time required: 2 – 3 x hours
What to expect at the Cat Cat Village

If you love trekking, you could trek to Cat Cat Village from Sapa. On the way, you’ll be appealed by the natural views. If you are visiting the village from April to August, the views of the rice terraces will be more amazing. You may see locals plowing the terraces in April and appreciate the golden rice in end July and early August. And locals like to keep chickens and pigs in the terraces when they are empty. The old ladies love to do handicrafts near the rice terraces.


Some of the local houses are transformed into handicrafts shops with interesting souvenirs and Vietnamese cloth. If interested, you could explore one or two of the local houses on the condition that you have a local guide accompany. Local villagers will perform a traditional show at a specific house to visitors.


Before you arrive at the ending point of the trekking, you’d need to walk up a section of the road with very steep steps. It requires much power. It may be a little difficult for those whose conditions are not so good.

Best time to visit the Cat Cat Village

If you are planning to trek to the village from Sapa, the best time to visit is in the morning.


The best months to visit are from April to October.


How to get to the Cat Cat Village

You could trek to the village or rent a vehicle from Sapa.


Additional Cat Cat Village Travel Advice
  • Opening hours: 06:00 – 18:00
  • As at 24th October 2020, the entrance fee to the village is 70,000 VND per person. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (
  • If you’d like to hike to the village from Sapa, please wear comfortable hiking shoes, sunscreen cream and sunglasses.
  • If you want to rent a car to the village, please let the driver wait for you and take you back to Sapa as there is few cars in the village.
Interested in visiting the Cat Cat Village on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Cat Cat Village, among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.