Private Tour: Kowloon Like a Local - the Real Deal

Private & Custom Tours in Hong Kong
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Tour description

Get to know what it’s really like living as a local in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong. Visit the places where the city’s citizens live, work, shop, and play. Enjoy discovering the contrasts with your own way of life, and learn the traditions and customs. This is the real deal just for you!

Stroll through the markets where locals shop and chat with their friends. Sip some tea where old men enjoy a game of cards. Hear kids shouting and laughing while playing football in a sports centre provided by the local council. On this private tour you can get up-close and personal with everyday life in the heart of Hong Kong. In addition to industrial centers and super-high residential blocks, you can see rural farmers carefully laying out their vegetables in an open air market. Alongside the farmer, a woman checks eggs for freshness under a specially-placed electric lamp. An old lady with a huge smile approaches with a pan of sticky rice, offering a sample before you buy. On this tour you can learn all about contemporary life in this bustling city. How the public housing system serves the people and how the school system works for kids. Your private host can show you an award-winning community arts village, complete with theater, gallery, tea house, and workshop areas, all specially designed for the locals. Stroll through local streets and check out a shop selling snake soup, which locals believe is good for the blood. Your host can also show you a traditional Hong Kong food market where you can watch butchers and fishmongers prepare their merchandise. There are also spice sellers, herb specialists and dried seafood vendors. It’s busy, colorful and authentic. 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!

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Private tour

What's not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)