We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cat Cat village

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (1,107)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 9:45 PM
See all hours
Sapa 330000, Vietnam
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Cat Cat village
from $75.00
More Info
from $146.00
More Info
from $175.00
More Info
from $97.00
More Info
Reviews (633)
Filter reviews
389 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews traditional dance shops lining follow the road bit touristy cultural show small entrance fee vnd per person steep walk nice walk sa pa down hill short trek for sale great scenery nice waterfall buy things sunny day
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 389 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I hate that kind of experience. It’s like an amusement park: you pay the entrance, it is overcrowded, there is more souvenirs shops than attractions, and the attractions are all fake: traditional dances all day long, water wheels that bring water nowhere, it’s just for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 517sachad
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although this is described as a village, this is actually a village that is owned by one person. All of the people you see in the village are actually workers and they do not live there. It’s like a Disneyland of northern Vietnam. There were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank A9483HIjuliab
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cat cat is a fake village set up for tourists ( vietnamese and foreigners). After walking down the road and paying an entrance fee, you end up in a shopping trap where locals try to sell you the same « hand made » stuff that you find in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sndrg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The walk down hill was a bit scary with all the cars and bikes beeping and zooming passed. Once down hill, you are thrown into a one way tourist trap where the kids are being used to sell merchandise. Yea, it may be for a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MelaninTravelsAgency
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An easy walk downhill from town, although a bit of a grunt to climb back up. 70000 dong entrance fee. Very touristy, but a nice area to stroll around. People aren’t into being photographed unless you are buying something.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Panamajoe2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it is a bit of a tourist trap, it is a great wall through, with some beautiful places to take photos. Local people are also friendly

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gillank
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the village. Maybe a little fake in my opinion and nothing like the many other villages we visited in Sapa on our moped. People were lovely and not pushy at all. Small service charge but definitely worth it.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Alex K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is specially curator for tourism to experience small cultural aspect. Well maintained and clean. But its not for visitor who dislike touristy mock up sets. If we had know we would have avoid this attractions. But the walk from CatCat Village back to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank windybeachyay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are extremely surprising with many old architectural houses. Amazing designs and charming place have made us to have more knowledge about the culture in Sa pa. We have make friends & exchanges information with the citizens there, they are very hospitality & friendly. However,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenniferlehau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth your time and money. Huge tourist trap, you pay to walk around tacky stands that are trying to sell you their 'handmade' products. Nothing unique or authentic about it. Giving it 2/5 for a decent waterfall that's in the middle of the village.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joanna S
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 99 nearby hotels
Cosiana Hotel
111 reviews
.26 miles away
Cat Cat Garden Hotel
160 reviews
.26 miles away
Sapa Vista Hotel
316 reviews
.43 miles away
Sapa Eden Hotel
302 reviews
.47 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 190 nearby restaurants
Aira Sapa Restaurant
117 reviews
.49 miles away
Good Morning Vietnam Restaurant
33 reviews
.39 miles away
Ninety Pub & Bar
174 reviews
.60 miles away
Gem Valley
28 reviews
.25 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 171 nearby attractions
Muong Hoa Valley
1,054 reviews
.66 miles away
Sun World Fansipan Legend
671 reviews
.68 miles away
Sapa Culture Museum
82 reviews
.69 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
January 8, 2019|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Des M | Reviewed this property |
You can walk without a guide. However when you reach the village you will pay an entrance fee. Be prepared. Wide brimmed hat , walking shoes/boots, water. You are 1600 m above see level heading down a steep path to the... More
March 1, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from rashida63 | Reviewed this property |
the village is lived in so you can go anytime. But the shops open at 9am.
Lynette G
March 29, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Sportigran | Reviewed this property |
We have just got back from our trip and were at Cat Cat early Match. The weather was hot and sunny, but it had snowed the week before! Spring is changeable.
Travel Forum Posts
heracles2626 .
A few questions regarding Sapa :) (7 Replies)
In hanoi at the moment and thinking of heading to Sapa to do some trekking and check out the weekend markets etc. I have mostly heard about the overnight train but is there also a new bus that runs to Sapa? Is this a better option? Once in Sapa is it better to arrange a one or two night trek directly with a Hmong lady? Or is it better to arrange through a hotel/tour company? What are some nice places to visit? Cat cat village is on the list! Lastly, are the aforementioned markets...More
November 02, 2016|
Response fromScotsman79|
Usually it is recommended to take the btrain instead of the bus - if you have travelled with the bus you certainly understand why. Though I mist admit the bus I took from sapa to Hanoi was actually ok. Regarding the trek - both options are ok. Agencies are more expensive, and the homestay might not be a real homestay but staying a building specifically for tourists. Using the local HMong ladies you will stay in their home. I paid $25 for a 2 day trek, including everything (lunch, dinner,...More
Sapa (2 Replies)
Hi I will visit SAPA on 5 Aug for 2 D 1 night? Is it too short? Can i get my own train tickets to sapa and explore sapa by myself like Cat Cat village ? or must follow tour? Please advise.
July 20, 2009|
Response frombpwarne|
Is it too short? Depends on how much trekking you care to do. Cat Cat is an easy downhill walk from town. You do not need a guide to go there. You may want to pay someone $1USD or so to take you back up to town on a motorbike. You will be practically mobbed by touts offering guide service the moment you arrive in town. The main street is chock full of shops offering tours and everything else a tourist may want and not want. Virtually every hotel/inn will also have 'guides' of their own...More
Singapore, Singapore
Hanoi to Sapa (11 Replies)
Hi Am planning a 2 days 1 night trip to Sapa from Hanoi, around 17 Dec this year. The itinerary involves a 2 hour trek at Cat Cat Village on day 1. Day 2 involves a trek from Y Linh Ho to Lao Chai to Ta Van, about 3.5 hours & 9kms. Will appreciate advice on a) weather conditions: temperature, fog, rain etc b) trekking conditions: hilly/ flat terrain, muddy tracks etc c) how strenuous Thanks very much. We are in our 60s & relatively fit.
September 05, 2018|
Response fromTofugirl123|
a) would be cold and damp, high potential of fog, some rain b) it's downhill from town into Cat Cat and then uphill back into town. All on roads until you're in the village and then it's stone steps, can get a bit slippery when it's wet. Day 2 is a well worn hiking path, It's pretty much all sealed paths unless you specifically request to walk through the countryside (ie through people's farms) which is much more scenic but you're subjected to muddy paths when wet. It's relatively...More