Enjoy the best of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon district. The markets, the temples, the traditions and more. Learn about the local traditions and hear amazing stories, admire the colonial architecture, and learn about Hong Kong’s history and culture during 6 hours private experience with a local.
Start a full day journey and get into the world of Chinese herbs, narrow streets, seafood markets, super-tall skyscrapers, colorful temples and busy locals. On this private tour your local host can guide you to the famous must-sees sights and also the hidden treasures that only the locals know. You can discover the 2nd-floor restaurants that are hidden from view, the tea blending shops at the end narrow alleyways, and the Chinese medicine kiosks in old colonial buildings with exquisite furniture. Your private host can show you all. Take a stroll down Dry Seafood Street and see the locals bartering with vendors for flavorful cooking ingredients and Chinese delicacies – just some of the essentials of Hong Kong cuisine. Check out the ancient Chinese health foods, such as ginseng and bird’s nest soup, believed by many to improve complexion, give energy, and prolong life. Your host can tell you all about Hong Kong’s traditions, rituals and beliefs. For example, how the locals use Joss paper to send presents to relatives and friends in the afterlife. Why the men take their pet songbirds to cafes and parks. And why the local favorite snack, the “pineapple bun” doesn’t have any pineapple. Spend a few moments in the lesser-known Tin Hau Temple, visited by locals and not known to tourists. It’s dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea, but it’s also many kilometers from the coast. Your host can tell you why. Enjoy a local snack of red date and walnut, it’s called “bread in the desert”, again, your host can tell you why. Time for lunch? Your host can recommend the restaurant or cafe that perfectly suits your tastes. Visit the Chung King Mansions, elected as the "Best Example of Globalization in Action" by TIME Magazine, it’s the most culturally diverse building in Hong Kong. Explore its unconventional charm and alternative way of life. Yet another opportunity to create memories that last a lifetime, on this private tour just for you. The local hosts on your private tour are all great storytellers and can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you! Also, ask as many questions as you want. Your private host is a true local and can give you great advice. Get ready to enjoy Hong Kong just like a local!