Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages


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Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages

The 3 km walk to Cat Cat village is the closest and most popular from Sapa town. While the village sees plenty of travellers, the walk is beautiful and especially in the early morning or on a clear late summer afternoon. It's a good way to start a Sapa journey. Further along, the walks around Sin Chai village which further 4km from along is usually quiet, how delightful the countryside around Sin Chai .

Trip Highlights

Trip Highlights
We will start trekking to Cat Cat & Sin Chai villages at the bottom of Muong Hoa valley
Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan- highest peak in Viet Nam and Indochina.
Go through the village of Black H’mong ethnic minority, see people weaving and embroidering their clothes, keep going down to enjoy colourful terraced rice fields and the interesting waterfall.


Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages


This trek can be done in two different ways depending on your desired level of difficulty.

We start our trek by walking through Sapa market and along the sealed pathway to Cat Cat. This twisting scenic route leads us to a set of stairs which descend to the waterfall in Cat Cat village. Here we can see the old power  station built during the French Colonial times, and in warm weather this is an ideal place for a swim.

We then head to Sin Chai village it is here at this point you can choose to take the sealed pathway or the more demanding unpaved river route. On both routes, the scenery is excellent, we pass through the valley's terraced rice fields dotted with traditional hill tribe homes, see daily argricultural life and methods in action.

Important information


  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch in local restaurant
  • Entrance fee


  • Other personal expenses
  • Tips for guide 


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