Why I love Hong Kong
“Hong Kong has a complexity that defies definition. It's the only place where I can be searching for colonial military relics near the Chinese border, lunching with a Buddhist at a Sikh temple, trying to decipher the aesthetics of Chinese Revival architecture, or splurging on a set of knives – all within five hours – followed by a night of Cantonese opera, karaoke or poetry, anywhere I choose. Hong Kong is so intense...” Read More
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong
Embark on a tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong and visit the Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall at Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery. On this Big Buddha tour with a professional guide, you’ll discover pristine beaches, traditional fishing villages, lush valleys, soaring mountains and spiritual enlightenment. Ride a cable car from Tung Chung with spectacular views of Lantau Island, Ngong Ping Plateau and the South China Sea. Your Lantau Island tour includes round-trip hotel transport, one-way ferry and lunch.Your Lantau Island tour in Hong Kong begins with hotel pickup, followed by an express ferry ride across Hong Kong Harbour. When you reach Lantau Island with your guide, board a coach to beautiful Cheung Sha Beach – Hong Kong's longest beach. From here, head to the unique Tai O fishing village, where you’ll find local fishermen's homes built on stilts.Your scenic coach journey will take you up a winding mountain road to Ngong Ping Plateau, where the majestic Tian Tan Buddha sits near the Po Lin Monastery. Popularly known as the Big Buddha or Giant Buddha, the statue reaches more than 111 feet (34 meters) high, making it the world's largest seated, outdoor bronze Buddha.You'll have ample time to enjoy a guided Big Buddha tour, including the colorful Po Lin Monastery and its Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall. A short walk away is the Wisdom Path, where an ancient prayer is inscribed on a series of wooden columns set in a figure eight to signify infinity.Enjoy a traditional Buddhist vegetarian meal at the monastery, followed by an optional visit to the culturally themed Ngong Ping Village, which offers a range of regional street performances, shows and demonstrations, as well as multimedia attractions.Your tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong concludes with a descent down the mountain aboard the Ngong Ping 360 sky rail cable car to the Ngong Ping Plateau – a 3-mile (5.7 km) distance away. This 25-minute journey across Tung Chung Bay offers breathtaking panoramic views of the South China Sea along with the awe-inspiring Giant Buddha nestled in the lush mountains landscape.From Tung Chung Village, return to Kowloon or Hong Kong Island by coach.Please note: This tour is NOT recommended for elderly or disabled passengers due to restricted access on and off the ferryboat and Ngong Ping cable car. (Cable car subject to operational and weather conditions) Cable car will be unavailable due to maintenance on the following 2014 dates: Jan 14-16, Mar 17-20, Jun 24-25, Sep 15-19 and Dec 2-3. Transportation by coach will be arranged for these dates
Hong Kong Harbor Night Cruise and Dinner at Victoria Peak
Enjoy sweeping city views over a lovely meal at Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak, followed by a cruise on famous Victoria Harbour with unlimited drinks. This is a great way to spend an evening on the town in Hong Kong.Your evening starts with a meal at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company (Bubba Gump’s), located atop The Peak Tower on Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak. Enjoy dishes such as baby-back ribs, grilled fish and Cajun shrimp as you soak in amazing, sweeping views of the city and harbor below you.After dinner, join the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong with a stroll along the busy, narrow lanes of the exciting Temple Street Night Market in Kowloon. To complete your evening, relax on a 55-minute Victoria Harbour cruise aboard a Chinese junk boat. Enjoy unlimited drinks while witnessing the mesmerizing reflections of Hong Kong's gorgeous multicolored neon lights mirrored on water.
Hong Kong Disneyland Admission with Transport
Hong Kong Disneyland Theme Park is dedicated to the young and the young at heart. Your admission ticket gives you a full-day pass to Hong Kong Disneyland, where Disney characters come to life. Embark on a magical journey through various themed lands, such as Fantasyland and Toy Story Land. The whole family will enjoy the numerous rides, shows and attractions the park has to offer. Hotel pickup and return by MTR (Mass Transit Railway) to Hong Kong and Kowloon are included.Discover the magical kingdom of Hong Kong Disneyland, where four famous lands combine classic Disney characters with futuristic adventure rides—from the Sleeping Beauty Castle to the Space Mountain roller coaster. (See samples of attractions under Itinerary.)Upon hotel pickup in the morning, you’ll transfer to Hong Kong Disneyland by air-conditioned coach. With your admission ticket, enjoy dozens of attractions for all ages, providing endless fun for your family all day long! Depart whenever you’d like, using your one-way return MTR ticket for Hong Kong or Kowloon.
6-Day Best of Southern China Private Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Guilin and Yangshuo Including Pearl River
Experience the best of Southern China, beginning in Hong Kong and then followed by its famous mainland neighbors - Guangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo and Longsheng - on this 6-day, 5-night guided tour. Explore Hong Kong’s city life as your expert guide takes you to its commercial districts. Learn about the interesting culture and colonial history of Guangzhou, and ride a bike through Yangshuo to see the fantastic natural scenery of the county. Visit the Longji Rice Terraces and hike to Dazhai to appreciate not only the resourceful method of farming but also the breathtaking Chinese landscape.
China has long been a popular destination to see on two wheels and this remarkable 12-day cycling trip will have you riding among some of the most celebrated travel highlights anywhere in the world. Discover the Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an, walk among the unforgettable cultural touchstones of Beijing, and ride your way through picturesque landscapes to remote villages and hillsides in Southern China. Your two feet are great and all, but when they're powering two wheels, there'll be no stopping you!
3-Day Small Group Cycling Tour in Kaiping and Chikan from Hong Kong
This unique small group bike trip covers a 62 miles circuit over three days, touring through the UNESCO listed World Heritage Castle House villages that make up Kaiping County, an area that first saw mass immigration to the West and subsequent returning wealth and architecture a century ago. Pass through sky high bamboo forests, hidden majestic mansions and bustling market towns. This tour is cost inclusive from start to end plus a souvenir cycling shirt for all participants!