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Hong Kong: Full-Day Rural Hike in Sai Kung Country Park

Product ID: 289440
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Discover a side of Hong Kong you didn’t know existed on a 12.5 km hike through luscious rural landscapes. Escape the busy city then spend the day strolling across green hills and soaking up breathtaking views over the South China Sea.
About this activity
Duration 8.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Escape the chaos of Hong Kong city and spend the day in the rural countryside
  • Trek through remote villages in the Sai Kung Country Park and learn about the Hakka people
  • Feast your eyes on white sandy beaches and clear blue waters
Full description
Leave behind the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong city and spend the day immersed in rolling countryside. Depart the city using its efficient public transport system and travel into the rural surrounding landscapes. The final leg of the journey will be via taxi before you begin a 12.5 km hike, which follows mostly paved paths and is of a moderate level.

The hike begins at the High Island Reservoir, which boasts sprawling scenic views and offers just a taste of what is to come on the rest of the trail. Continue the path up towards the coastline and along the bay area where you can admire views of the white sandy beaches below and the vast South China Sea. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, head to a small restaurant on the beachfront and enjoy a simple but tasty lunch at your own expense.

After lunch, follow the network of paved paths which pass by a number of fascinating Old Hakka villages. Since the 1970s, the Sai Kung uplands and coastline have been sparsely populated since villagers left their ancestral lands in favor of city lives. Wander through the deserted villages and see the homes, lands, and locations these villagers left behind. Then head to the Feng Shui Woods, which would have been farmed by the Hakka farmers in former years. Today the woods provides a fantastic breeding environment for native species. With your guide, learn about these species as well as the looking for examples of natural reforestation throughout the woodland.
Includes
  • Round-trip public transport transfer from Hong Kong city
  • Professional hiking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet at 8:30am at 2 Connaught Pl. Your guide will be waiting at street level, in front of the green vending machine and the clock.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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Walk Hong Kong

Product ID: 289440