Welcome to Lantau


Most visitors come to Lantau to visit Mickey or see the justly famous 'Big Buddha' statue, but be sure you get beyond the north side for a taste of a laid-back island where cows graze in the middle of the road, school kids gather seaweed with their grandparents in the shallow bays, and the odd pangolin is said to still roam the forested hillsides.

The most inhabited town, Tung Chung, is on the northern coast, while Mui Wo, the second-largest settlement, is on the eastern coast. The airport, in Chek Lap Kok, is directly north of Tung Chung.


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Hong Kong Travel Pass: MTR and Airport Express

When you arrive in Hong Kong, simply pick up your passes at a designated spot in the airport, and get ready to begin your sightseeing of Hong Kong! With three package options to choose from, you’ll skip all the long lines to buy individual tickets to the MTR, Airport Express and cable car, allowing you to make the most of your time in Hong Kong. Airport Express Pass First up, use the first half of your Airport Express pass to get from the Hong Kong airport into the city. When you’re ready to go back to the airport, use your second trip on the Airport Express.MTR Pass Hong Kong is at your fingertips with your 1- or 3-day pass (depending on option selected) for the MTR (Mass Transit Railway). With three different transportation options – trains, a light rail system and feeder buses – you can easily reach the Hong Kong attractions that most interest you. The fast and easy-to-use MTR covers Hong Kong’s major districts, including stops at the boundary with mainland China. Across 10 different rail lines, you can see it all – perhaps head to Disneyland on the Disneyland Resort Line, or check out Central, Sheung Wan and Causeway Bay on the Island Line.Ngong Ping Cable Car Ticket: Travel across Lantau Island on the Ngong Ping Cable Car! Enjoy a round-trip ride in a standard cabin, which offers wonderful aerial views of the surrounding scenery. The 25-minute ride (each way) begins in Tung Chung, crosses Tung Chung Bay and gives you unforgettable vistas of the hills, the South China Sea, the Ngong Ping plateau and the Tian Tan Buddha. It’s a great way to trade in the bustle of the city for the serene landscapes of Lantau.To view Airport Express Pass redemption point, please click 'View Additional Info' for details:

$125.45 Tours & Sightseeing

Viator Exclusive: Lantau Island Sunset Tour

Collect your round-trip Airport Express and one-day MTR passes at the Hong Kong International Airport. Use your Airport Express ticket to head into the city. You might start your outing at the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier, where you can pick up your Ngong Ping Cable Car ticket that you'll use to get to your guided Launtau Island tour in the afternoon.Hong Kong is at your fingertips with your one-day pass on the MTR. The transport system features trains, a light rail system and feeder buses that cover Hong Kong’s major districts across 10 different rail lines. Don't worry about waiting in line for a ticket: Find the boarding area of the line you want, swipe your card, and jump on your transport of choice. The pass is valid for a full 24 hours after first use. For the first half of the day, you will explore sights on your own.In the afternoon, make your way back to the Tung Chung Cable car terminal for a ride to Lantau Island. Simply present your voucher at the ticket office.Take off in a cable car that glides along Asia’s longest bi-cable ropeway. Enjoy 360-degree views of rolling grasslands, boundless blue sky and the South China Sea from a standard cabin. Alternatively, upgrade to a crystal cabin that features a glass floor.Arrive at Ngong Ping Village to meet your guide for your 5.5-hour tour in the late afternoon. Start by visiting two major pilgrimage spots for local Buddhists: the Big Buddha (aka the Giant Buddha or Tian Tan Buddha) and Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong’s largest temple.Next travel via boat to Tai O, Hong Kong’s oldest fishing village. During the 15-minute ride, enjoy charming views of stilt houses along the banks of Tai O’s waterways; an up-close look at the General’s Rock; and, if you're lucky, a glimpse of Chinese pink dolphins.Take a brisk walk around the community of Lantau before dinner at the Tai O Heritage Hotel. The 1902 building houses the Tai O Lookout, a glass-roofed restaurant. Delight in your authentic meal as you peer out at woodlands and the South China Sea. Depending on the season, you might even catch a sunset reflecting on the water. After dinner, your guide takes you to Cheung Sha, Hong Kong’s longest beach, for stargazing.Your tour ends with a return coach ride back to Tung Chung, where you can continue to revel in the sleepless city. When your Hong Kong trip comes to an end, use your Airport Express ticket to get back to the airport.

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Vive Lantau - tour privado de 8 horas al Buda Gigante y Tai O

Meet your private guide in your Hong Kong hotel lobby and travel to Lantau Island by MTR.Ride the scenic Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, enjoying a 25 minutes journey with the most incredible views of Lantau Country Park, the airport and Macau bridge. Reach Ngong Ping Village where you can buy beautiful souvenirs and snaks.Climb the 268 steps that takes you to the base of the Big Buddha where you will receive his blessing and listen to his story, the main teachings of Buddhism, the meaning of the offerings and spirituality in Hong Kong.Visit one of the most important and old Buddhist temples in Hong Kong: the Po Lin Monastery and the 10,000 Buddhas Hall. Burn incense and ask for wishes, or simply admire its impeccable architecture.A short nature walk takes you to the Wisdom Path where you can learn the centuries-old Heart Sutra and admire the landscape of the South China SeaVisit Tai O, an old fishing village famous for its stilts houses, fishing culture and dry products. Explore its narrow streets with incredible photo opportunities, try traditional meals and experience the atmosphere of a very authentic place. It will be a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.On the way back to the intensity of the city enjoy the fresh air journey from the upstairs deck of the ferry. You will get very close to the bridge that will connect Hong Kong with Macau and Zhuhai, and might be able to spot a pink dolphin.This tour offers the convenience of assisting you with every step of your trip to Hong Kong, so you can save time with practical information and tips before, during and after the tour.

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Private 5-Hour Driving Tour of Lantau from Hong Kong

Begin from your hotel lobby and head straight to Lantau. The drive from the city will be around 45 minutes and will first explore Pui O which is an historic old seaside village right in the middle of South Lantau island, we will be able to see historic monuments that was build since the late 19th century including ancestral halls and as well as the Tin Has temple that was built since 1798. Then will head towards Tai O fishing village in seeing "the Venice of Hong Kong" experiencing fisherman style living with its stilt houses right by the water, Kwan Tai temple built since 1741, the traditional shrimp paste and salted fish store fronts and of course beautiful water scenery that words cannot describe, only seeing is believing. Then will head up to Nong Ping to visit the giant Buddha, the Po Lin Monastery, Path of Wisdom and snacks at the temple and a stroll down Nong Ping village. This drive will be a truly amazing half day out seeing the natural scenery of the untouched parts of Hong Kong.

$392.03 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Hong Kong Layover Hiking Tour to Lantau Island

Lantau Island, where the Hong Kong International Airport is located offers great hiking, unspoiled beaches and great tourist attractions like; the Big Buddha and Tai O Village. Mix and match these ingredients to suit your taste on your layover day. Below are three possible itineraries:Serious Hiking: Start your hike in the valley behind Tung Chung. The path leads us up to the Ngong Ping plateau, 360 meters (1181 feet) above sea level. Coming up behind the Po Lin monastery gives us a serene view of the Big Buddha emerging behind forest, before entering the more touristic area of the site. There is time to visit the monastery and climb up to the Buddha, admiring the Bodhisattvas and the view over the island. After lunch, hike over the rolling hills and along the ridge to the highest point, Keung Shan, at 459 meters (1501 feet). The mountain offers splendid uninterrupted views over wild south Lantau to the distant Soko islands.Heading down, we pass through forest, walk by an old Chinese landscaped garden before descending into a tidal wetland landscape with mangroves and former salt pans. Our hike ends at the picturesque fishing village of Tai O. If time allows we stroll down the streets, lined with traditional shops, selling dried seafood products. The village boasts temples and interesting stilt houses built over the water.Easy Hiking: For those who prefer not to do any uphill and downhill hiking. Walk along the coast line to the fishing village of Tai O. Visit the village, learn about it's heritage and enjoy some tea at one of the stilt houses on the water.Shorter hike with time at the beach: Take an easy hike up to the plateau with the Big Buddha, after a visit at the monastery and a stroll through the beautiful Wisdom Path, we descend south, towards the beaches of Lantau Island and spend some time enjoying the long sand strip of unspoiled coast line before heading back to the airport.

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Small Group Hiking Day Tour to Lamma Island Hong Kong

A short ride aboard the Kaito ferry brings you to a sleepy village on the eastern tip of Lamma Island. The hike takes you through near-abandoned villages with their banana plantations and past beautiful old Feng Shui woods, as we follow a lovely paved coastal path on this peaceful, traffic-free island. During the summer months you're often escorted by beautiful butterflies. Climb a hillside for majestic views over the shipping lanes of the South China Sea, neighboring islands Cheung Chau and Lantau and the unspoiled south. Walk past many of Lamma's famous boulders, which make great backdrops for photos. Just before midday reach the Sok Kwu Wan village through a path lined with bamboo, descending into the famous stretch of waterfront seafood restaurants where you can have lunch if you like to (at your own cost). First pay a visit to the atmospheric 1826 Tin Hau temple, designated to the local sea goddess. Leaving the numerous fishing boats, platforms and fish-breeding nets behind, continue your scenic walk past a delightful sandy bay to the bustling village of Yung Shue Wan, where you'll stroll down the narrow streets of tightly packed local shops, absorbing the relaxed atmosphere. The ferry brings you back into busy Central.

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