Spend four days touring Hong Kong, the unique Special Administrative District and modern commercial hub to mainland China. Explore the commercial center of the city and tour nearby Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island, with fishing villages, gardens, and panoramic views of the city skyline from the top of Victoria Peak. Enjoy this great three day addition to your mainland China trip.
Day 1 : Hong Kong Island Day 2 : Lantau Island Day 3 : Explore Kowloon Day 4 : Return Home
Explore the aquarium, exhibits, and amusements at Ocean Park
Visit Tai-O Village where old Southern style fishing residences still stand
Tour Wong Tai Sin Temple, home to Taoism, Buddhism, & Confucianism
Start your day by meeting your guide at your centrally located hotel*. Drive to Victoria Peak on Hong Kong Island. Take the popular peak tram to the top for a bird's eye view of Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong. Stand on the Sky Terrace, the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong that offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the city and its surrounding natural beauty.
Next drive about 25 minutes to Repulse Bay located on the south side of Hong Kong Island. Spend some time wandering the golden soft sand of the beach here.
This afternoon spend some time at Ocean Park, which is located on the southern side of Hong Kong Island. Ocean Park covers more than 215 acres and is divided into two major attraction areas connected by a 1.5 km (or 4900 ft) long cable car. The unique park features an aquarium, exhibits including a variety of animals found in Asia, educational exhibits, amusement park rides, and other attractions. Spend some time here enjoying the park before driving towards Aberdeen Harbor near the end of the day, the largest town on Hong Kong Island outside the main urban area. Learn about the history of this southern island town before heading back to your hotel this evening.
*Arrange to be met at the airport for an additional cost.
Day 2 Lantau Island
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Today you head to Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong at the mouth of the Pearl River. Drive over Tsing Ma Bridge, the world's seventh longest suspension bridge (2.2 km) and the longest that handles trains.
First visit Po Lin Monastery here on the island. Founded in 1906 by three monks from the northern Jiangsu province, this monastery housed about 20 nuns up until the 1950s, though now only an abbess remains. The main temple houses three bronze statues of the Buddha and many Buddhist scriptures. Nearby visit the largest Tian Tan Bronze Buddha (or Giant Buddha), one of the five largest statues in China. This giant Buddha, symbolizing the harmonious relationship between man and nature, is the center of Buddhism in Hong Kong and a popular attraction.
Next visit Tai-O Village, a quaint and picturesque old fishing village located along the western coast of the island. This is one of the few places where you can still observe old Southern style fishing residences and businesses still standing along the water. Explore the village and drive back to your hotel for the evening.
Day 3 Explore Kowloon
Today visit some of the sites of the modern Kowloon district of downtown Hong Kong. First head to the Wong Tai Sin Temple, a place which claims to 'make every wish come true upon request'. Home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism), its natural setting and beautiful architecture make it a scenic attraction as well. Next visit the Nan LIian Garden, a public park built amidst high-rise apartments in the style of the Tang Dynasty. This meticulously landscaped 8 acres follows a number of specific rules in its placement of every hill, plant, and body of water and includes some permanent exhibitions of Chinese timber architecture, rocks, and potted plants as well.
The last stop today is the Avenue of the Stars, a long stretch of waterside promenade along the northern side of Victoria Harbor. Walk in front of the New World Centre at Tsim Sha Tsui and marvel at the other buildings along the waterfront.
The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore further as you like. You may opt to go shopping, go on the Dragon's Back hike, visit the Museum of History, go shopping in Mongkok, or wander the flea and street vendor options along Flower Market Road. The rest of the day is yours to do as you like.
Day 4 Return Home
Take a taxi back to the airport this morning or spend more time in Hong Kong.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.