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Stroll Around the Tai O Village

07 Hours

Description

Take a tour of Lantau with us and visit the awe-inspiring Big Buddha and the wonderfully quaint stilt village of Tai O. Includes Ngong Ping Cable Car and boat ride.

Itinerary
  • Ride on the Ngong Ping Cable Carexpand_more

    Your Lantau Island private tour starts with a ride on the Ngong Ping Cable Car. We will be treated to the most wonderful views of Lantau Country Park and the airport as we travel over the back of the island for 25 minutes. Our destination is the famous Big Buddha. Here we will learn about Buddhism, climb the 268 steps to the Buddha, visit the Po Lin Monastery and the hall of 10,000 Buddhas.

  • Visit to Tai Oexpand_more

    From Ngong Ping, it is a 20-minute bus ride to Tai O, affectionately known as the Venice of Hong Kong. Tai O is one of the very few remaining places in Hong Kong where we can still see stilt houses over the water. Tai O used to be a fairly big community but due to the decline of the fishing industry it, like Venice, is now primarily a tourist destination, for both overseas visitors and Hong Kongers escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Tai O is still known for its traditional production of shrimp sauce and shrimp paste and for its colorful seafood market.

  • Continued Exploration of Tai Oexpand_more

    We will embark on a full exploration of Tai O visiting the beautifully restored Old Police Station, now operating as a heritage hotel. If you are feeling hungry this is where we can enjoy lunch in a very nice Lookout restaurant. We will visit one of the two remaining shrimp sauce production outlets, meander the back streets in and around the stilt houses, visit a temple from the late 1400s and learn about the religion of Taoism. If you have the energy we can trek to a lookout point where we can get an excellent view of the 42km bridge that links Hong Kong and Macau.

  • Return to Tung Chungexpand_more

    At the end of the tour of Tai O, you will be in the middle of the National Park. You will need to travel to Tung Chung or Mui Wo (transport hubs on Lantau) in order to travel back to downtown Hong Kong. It will take approximately 45 to 50 minutes from Tai O to Tung Chung/ Mui Wo from where it will be another hour to downtown Hong Kong. This journey can be made with or without your guide. Ride on 

What's Included

Professional private Hong Kong tour guide.

One way ride on the Ngong Ping cable car from Tung Chung to the Big Buddha.

Speedboat ride at Tai O fishing village

Public transport used during your tour.






What's Excluded

Food and drinks

If you select to use a taxi at any point during your tour, the costs are not included and are payable by yourself.

Please note that if you book a hotel pick-up, it is still a walking tour, not a car tour which means that you will be traveling around using the excellent public transport system. Private car transfers are available as 'add ons'. 

Gratuities. 


What to bring

Don’t forget your camera, Lantau is a beautiful island and Tai O is especially photographic.

Know before you go

This tour requires you to be physically fit. You will be walking between 5 and 10km over the course of the day. How far we walk will depend on how much walking you want to do at Tai O. We will be going at a slow pace, across flat land but you do need to be in reasonable health. If you wish to visit the Big Buddha up close you will need to be able to climb up 268 steps!

Please be aware that the Big Buddha is not in the city, it is in the Lantau National Park. This means that you will need to travel to Lantau which is approximately one hour away from downtown Hong Kong. Please also note that if you book a hotel pick-up it is still a walking tour, not a car tour which means that you will be still be traveling around using the excellent public transport system.

Private car transfers from your hotel/cruise terminal to the Ngong Ping Cable Car and back from Tai O can be added to tours. Our cars take 6 passengers including your guide. Adding a transfer back from Tai O ensures a relaxing end to what can be a tiring day.

Kowloon hotels: One way HK$1150, two-way HK$1600

HK Island hotels and Kai Tak: One way HK$1250, two-way HK$1800

Whilst this is a wonderful day out of the city and is often the highlight of people's time in Hong Kong please do not book this tour if you do not wish to spend 3 hours of your day traveling to and from the Lantau National Park.




Meeting Point

Tung Chung, Hong Kong

Language

English, French, Mandarin

Activity Level

Easy

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