Please, choose between those 5 unforgetable tours in Cat Cat.

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1. The CLASSIC tour : A day in Cat Cat village will change your life forever.

8h- Breakfast

8H is breakfast time in Sapa

You will meet your guide after breakfast at your hotel reception, and start walking thru mountains.

9h- Leave Sapa

9h is walking around Sapa

Enjoy Sapa streets on the way to Cat Cat walking on the Fansipan road, alias Cat Cat road.

10h- Cat Cat stairs

10h is discovery of the Cat Cat village 10h is discovery of Cat Cat village

Take pictures of the beautiful landscape when going down thru the stairs of Cat Cat village.

11h- Elementary

Enter elementary school around 11h

It is possible for you to stop by at the school, located in the middle of the rice fields.

12h- Live Cat Cat

Arrival in Cat Cat village around 12h

When in Cat Cat village after a beautiful walk down the valley and enjoy the views its offering you.

13h- Lunch time

Lunch in Cat Cat around 13h

Have a break for lunch and enjoy a traditional meal with a Cat Cat Black Hmong family.

14h- Crafts center

Visit Cat Cat Center around 14h

A good time to shop for a few local embroidery handmade souvenirs made by villagers.

15h- Rice paddies

Explore Cat Cat more Explore Cat Cat more

Have a walk around the village, or enjoy the traditional Blach Hmong pipe, or ask your guide...

16h- Waterfall

Learn more about Cat Cat french church around 16h

On the way back to Sapa, you will stop you at the old French electric station to see the waterfall.

17h- San Sa Ho

Go deeper around Cat Cat around 17h

Learn how the villagers of Cat Cat village, which is part of San Sa Ho are also learning from you.

18h- Hen gap lai

Its time to say good bye around 18h

It is time to say good bye and leave Cat Cat paradise. A van will bring you back to Sapa.

19h- Back to Sapa

Back to Sapa around 19h

End of tour, dispose the rest of the day at your discretion, Sapa nightlife is waiting for you.

Tip You can customize your own Cat Cat tour as you wish and contact us.

2. The NIGHT tour : Experience the real rural life with real Cat Cat locals.

x The night tour is actually a 2 DAYS tour (similar as above) but instead of going back to Sapa at 16h, you will :

16h- Arrive home

Arrive at the homestay around 16h

After an hour (or so) of walk, you will arrive at your residence and you will meet the family.

17h- Take a bath

Take a bath around 17h

Relax first and enjoy the traditional Red Dao herbal bath, which is a mix of 32 plants from the valley.

18h- Prepare lunch

The family will prepare lunch around 18h The family will prepare lunch around 18h

Another great opportunity to learn about traditional customs and about Red Dao lifestyle.

19h- Lunch time

Lunch time is around 19h

Lunch time is also the time to discover our local made medecinal rice wine : Good feelings guarantee.

20h- Have fun

You should be having lots of fun around 20h

The best time of the day will be at the end of the day, where you will learn a lot of things...

21h- Time to sleep

Time to sleep around 21h Time to sleep around 21h

At the end of the day, it is take for your body to recharge for the next day : Chuc ngo ngon.


  No noise, 200% guarantee

Far away from the noise and other houses, you will only find peace and tranquility on your next visit. Located in the middle of the jungle and mountains, there is no TV, no karaoke, no car and no noise - just the calm !

  Live with the locals

Opened in 2011, the Xaphin homestay has been built according to Dao construction techniques. There is 2 rooms (3 beds) for accomoding the guests, toilets, a balcony with a gorgeous panoramic view on the valley.

  Live like the locals

Have all of your questions answered by a pro, it does not look like it but your guest live in the valley since many years already, he speak the local Dao (and Hmong) languages and he is the best qualified tour guide you will ever have the chance to meet.


8h- Breakfast

Have breakfast around 8h Have breakfast around 8h

A typical breakfeast is likely to be pancakes with honey, sugar, bananas and local fruits, otherwise...

9h- Up to Cat Cat

Go down to Cat Cat around 9h

The trek direction to Cat Cat will start your day and will be your morning workout exercises.

10h- Waterfall

Learn more about Cat Cat french church around 10h

On the way back to Sapa, you will stop you at the old French electric station to see the waterfall.

11h- San Sa Ho

Go deeper around Cat Cat around 11h

Learn how the villagers of Cat Cat village, which is part of San Sa Ho are also learning from you.

12h- Hen gap lai

Its time to say good bye around 12h

It is time to say good bye and leave Cat Cat paradise. A comfortable van will bring you back to Sapa.

13h- Back to Sapa

Back to Sapa around 13h Back to Sapa around 13h

End of tour, dispose the rest of the day at your discretion, Sapa atmosphere is waiting...

Tip If you are ready to pay 2X more (local prices) to have 10X more fun and live the BEST EXPERIENCE there is, contact us NOW !

The PHOTOS tour : Learn how to manipulate your camera in the rice paddies.

PHOTOS TOUR in Ta Phin

  Maximise the potential of your camera

Our unique photo tour and workshop is designed to help you discover the best spots that Ta Phin and its countryside has to offer. Under the guidance of a local-based professional photographer, the tour also aims to improve your photography skills.

  Capture memorable moments of your SaPa holidays.

Cat Cat is one of the most photogenic village of Northern Vietnam for wonderful photographs. It is blessed with rice fields and mountainous landscapes. While amateur photographers want to capture the traditions of the village, its people and scenery, it can be difficult to know where exactly to go, how to approach locals, and when to get the best light. Our photo tour will show you the best spots and how to capture it.

Tip Next workshop is scheduled for 10-11 November 2012 and 8 persons are still missing : Join us NOW !

The MICROFINANCE tour : Change the life of a Hmong family with a micro-loan.

8h- Leave Sapa

Leave Sapa around 8h

A comfortable, air conditioned van will bring you to the ethnic minority village of Cat Cat in Lao Cai province, approximately 12 km north of Sapa.

9h- Enjoy the landscape

Enjoy the landscape until 9h Enjoy the landscape until 9h

After arriving at the beautiful community, you will take a short walk around a wonderful river, nestled between mountains, forests and rice paddies.

10h- Meet your borrower

Meet your borrower around 10h

Visit the borrower whom your tour fees will fund a loan for, meet the person in his environment, just by experiencing our microfinance tour in Cat Cat.

11h- Discover rural life

Discover rural life around 11h

Following this, try a typical rural activity (depending of the season) making your own artcraft or learning how to walk with a bufalo, and few more similar activities.

12h- Eat with the family

Eat with the family around 12h Eat with the family around 12h

You head back to our local host to enjoy an authentic Vietnamese lunch, to share with us some of the challenges and opportunities faced by rural women.

14h- Meet the officials

Meet the officials around 14h

Visit the Head of the Commune People's Committee where you can learn more about the community. You will take a walk to the nearby schools and kindergarten.

15h- Learn local traditions

Learn Cat Cat local traditions around 15h

Visit a clinic and learn about the health and education system in the commune. You may also want to try eating with traditional bamboo sticks.

16h- Return Sapa

Return Sapa around 16h

You will leave Cat Cat between 4 and 5pm and arrive back in Sapa by 6:00pm at the latest. Then, take some time to write comments of your experience :)

Tip Learn how you can make a difference that will change villagers life while you travel with us.

The VIP tour : Travel around with Very Important People

VIP TOUR in Cat Cat

  Cat Cat secrets revealed to you

You won't be travelling with the president of the United States but it could be possible to discover Cat Cat village with local personnalities who knows the inside-out better than anybody else.

  • With the chief of the village
  • with some projects managers, active in Cat Cat
  • With some owners of local travel operators
  • With people that will make your trip unforgetable

  Visit the inside of 10 houses in Cat Cat.

Majority of people desire to visit inside the home of a traditional ethnic minority village, to discover the rice paddies lifestyle, how the people live, where they sleep and their daily routines. In this VIP tour, you will visit 10 families and learn more about their activities.

Tip The VIP tours require 2 weeks in advance confirmation for your reservation to be valid.

The COMPARATIVE chart

# Tour Name Keywords Lenght 4-5-6 7-8-9 10+ Reservation
1 Classic tour Shops, kids, waterfall, stairs, hmong clothes, pictures, rice paddies. 10 hours $90 $80 $70 Book
2 Night tour Family, culture, traditions, rice wine, fun, basic comfort, animals. 28 hours $90 $80 $70 Book
3 Photos tour Panoramic views, portraits, smiles, kids, black hmong, originality. 10 hours $90 $80 $70 Book
4 Microfinance tour Unique and different, get inside, local people, ethnic activities, hmong traditions. 8 hours $90 $80 $70 Book
5 VIP tour Original, experience, leadership, community based tourism, Sapa, rice paddies. 6 hours $90 $80 $70 Book