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Ngong Ping: Cable Car Return (Crystal/Standard/each 1-way)

1. Ngong Ping: Cable Car Return (Crystal/Standard/each 1-way)

Ngong Ping Cable Car is a visually spectacular 5.7km bi-cable ropeway. The first of its kind in Hong Kong, the cable car journey begins from Tung Chung, crossing Tung Chung Bay to reach the angle station on Airport Island and turning about 60 degrees in the air towards North Lantau. If you are looking for something to complete your Hong Kong attractions list, you should definitely enjoy some of the stunning views offered on this joyful 25-minute ride: the vistas of the distant and vast South China Sea and the rolling grassland slopes of North Lantau Country Park from the cable car slowly take over from the hustle and bustle of the city. The journey also offers a breathtaking panorama of the Hong Kong International Airport, the mountainous terrain of Lantau Island, Tian Tan Buddha and 360-degree views of Ngong Ping Plateau. Enhance the experience by adding the meal voucher for a set meal before check-out.  Standard Cabin The Standard Cabin cable car ride is the perfect start for your Hong Kong day tour. Crystal Cabin Equipped with a glass bottom, the all new Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin is designed to give an astonishing bird’s eye view. Feel the magic of the boundless sea and the rolling grassland slopes right underneath your feet. The new perspective allows you to look at extraordinarily uncluttered scenery, including the majestic Tian Tan Buddha, as if you were flying.

Lantau Island: Boat and NP360 Cable Car or Tai O Day Pass

2. Lantau Island: Boat and NP360 Cable Car or Tai O Day Pass

Enjoy the ultimate freedom of the 360 Sky-Land-Sea Day Pass or Tai O Pass which offers comprehensive air, land and sea transportation access. Experience 360-degree views on your cable car journey, travel on the new Lantau bus and take the Tai O boat excursion. Why not discover Tai O’s legendary fishing village, then experience the tranquility of beaches in Pui O and Cheung Sha. You might be lucky enough to see one of the rarest animals in the world, the Chinese Dolphin. Enjoy a magnificent view of Big Buddha or visit the different creatures. Admire the breathtaking panoramic views from the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, one of the most unique attractions in Hong Kong. Explore the island with your one-day pass and unveil the many unique characteristics of Lantau. You'll also enjoy discounts when buying souvenirs for your friends and family, or local snacks when you are exploring in Tai O.

Hong Kong: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

3. Hong Kong: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy access to Hong Kong’s open-top sightseeing bus tour routes and see all of the city’s iconic landmarks and places at your own pace. Your pass allows you to hop on and off on 3 different sightseeing tour routes through Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Travel along the Hong Kong Island route, known as the Red Route, explore the Blue Route of Kowloon, and take the Green Route through Stanley. Take a complimentary Star Ferry ride and use a fast-track ticket to the Peak Tram.  Plan your day and visit the sites that you wish to see, from Victoria Harbor to Victoria Peak and glamorous shopping malls, where your complimentary rewards booklet, with substantial retail, leisure, and dining discounts, will come in handy. Choose between a classic ticket valid for 24 hours, a premium ticket extras, valid for 48 hours with a choice of a Peak Tram Sky Pass or sky100 entry ticket, and a deluxe ticket with additional extras, valid for 48 hours with a choice of a Peak Tram Sky Pass or sky100 entry ticket. Also includes a Sampan ride in Aberdeen, 1-hour Kowloon panoramic tour, and a 2.5-hour Central SoHo and Sheung Wan Walking Tour with local food and drink.

From Hong Kong: Sai Kung Wild Beaches Customizable Adventure

4. From Hong Kong: Sai Kung Wild Beaches Customizable Adventure

Discover the idyllic and remote Sai Kung peninsula, arguably the crown Jewel of rural Hong Kong. With no roads within the region's outer reaches, the only way to access this stretch of white sandy beaches is to hike or arrive by boat. First, meet your guide in downtown Hong Kong and set off on your customizable day trip. Make the boat crossing to the Sai Kung peninsula and marvel at the incredible mountains, waterfalls, beaches, and unique rock formations. Spend the day exploring this remote stretch of white sand beaches - a must-do activity for those with an interest in nature and the outdoors. With so many options of things to do, mix up your itinerary according to what experience you're looking for and what the weather conditions are like on the day. The local supplier will be in touch once a booking is placed to organize your trip with you.

Welcome to Hong Kong: Private Tour with a Local

5. Welcome to Hong Kong: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Hong Kong from a local eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel, hostel, or other accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Get insider tips on the best places to eat and buy groceries, and hear about the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your tour. Get information on the best things to see, customized to your interests. Feel more comfortable navigating the city with all the information you need by the end of the tour.

Hong Kong: Big Buddha Private Hiking Tour from Tung Chung

6. Hong Kong: Big Buddha Private Hiking Tour from Tung Chung

Escape the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Hong Kong with a hike into the hills and see the famous ‘Big Buddha’, a bronze statue that measures 112 feet in height. Meet your guide at the Tung Chung MTR station before starting the hike up to The Big Buddha. Follow the Ngong Ping 360 Rescue Trail as it climbs 4.4 miles uphill towards the statue. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding hills, Tung Chung Bay, Hong Kong airport and the longest bridge in the world - the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. At the top, marvel at the main attraction – the Big Buddha. Known locally as the Tian Tan Buddha, it is one of the largest outdoor Buddha statues in the world. The huge statue is said to symbolize the harmonious relationship between man and nature as well as people and faith. After taking in the sights at the Big Buddha, head right across to the Po Lin Monastery. One of the most important monasteries in the area, it’s known for its sacred Buddhist icons, stately courtyard, and in-house vegetarian restaurant. The last stop on the tour is the Wisdom Path. Just a short walk away from the monastery, this path is known for its 38 wooden columns that each hold verses from the centuries-old Heart Sutra. Listen as the guide translates the verses, invoking words of wisdom and prayer.

Hong Kong: Geopark Kayaking Adventure

7. Hong Kong: Geopark Kayaking Adventure

Meet your group and guide at the Hang Hau MTR Station around 9:00AM. From there you can get ready for your 8-hour kayaking adventure as you follow your guide to Sai Kung ferry Pier before taking a 20-minute ride to the Sai Kung Country Park. Once there you'll begin at Pak Lap Wan Beach where your kayak and equipment will be waiting for you, before hopping into your kayak and paddling out into the water with instructions from your guide. See awesome rock formations and dramatic seas arches, and maneuver your way through some cool sea caves. You might even spot some coral beds and sea life as your cruise. After paddling for a while, take a break on Long Ke Wan Beach, which is known as one of the most beautiful beaches of Hong Kong. Depending on weather conditions and the group/individual's ability, you might be able to explore different areas of the park. With abundant sea life, scattered coral beds, and beaches aplenty, there is more than enough to fill a day.

Hong Kong: Guided Tour of Wong Tai Sin Temple

8. Hong Kong: Guided Tour of Wong Tai Sin Temple

Explore Wong Tai Sin Temple, one of the most sacred places in Hong Kong, as well as other spiritual sites on this 2-hour guided tour.  First stop is the temple. Admire the traditional Chinese style architecture with large red pillars, gold engravings, religious carvings, and a brightly tiled roof. You’ll also see worshippers burning incense and shaking fortune sticks.  If you want to have your fortune read, shake a bundle of fortune sticks until one falls out, exchange it for a piece of paper, and have a clairvoyant interpret it for you. The next stop will be the nearby Nine Dragon Wall, a replica of the wall with the same name in Beijing. You will also visit the Good Wish Garden, a miniature replica of the Summer Palace in Beijing.

Hong Kong: City Tour with Self-guided Audio Tour App

9. Hong Kong: City Tour with Self-guided Audio Tour App

Tour the wonderful history and sites of Hong Kong at your own pace with an guided tour that you can download to your phone.  Download the app and let your self-guided audio tour take you on a fascinating cultural quest. Take your tour in your pocket, and let the rich information from the guide give you a deeper understanding of the city.  Discover all you need to know about sites like Hong Kong Park, the Tai-Kwun- Centre for Heritage and Arts, and the Tower of the Winds. Admire Man Mo Temple, the Ladder Street, and the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator without a live guide dictating how much time you spend at each site.  Access content offline, so you don't have to worry about using all your data.

Tai Kwun: 2-Hour British Colony Tour of Victoria Prison

10. Tai Kwun: 2-Hour British Colony Tour of Victoria Prison

Marvel colonial Hong Kong stories in this 2-hour walking tour, which will take you to the awarded revitalised heritage and cultural area of Tai Kwun, the complex of the former Central Police Station, former Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison.. Meet at the Central MTR Station, your professional guide will take you to the Tai Kwun area with the first stop being the former Central Police Station. The newly restored police station features approximately 16 historic buildings, all within close range of each other while learning interesting facts about how British as a minority rules the locals. You can find the elements of both the East and the West. After exploring the police station, move on to the former Central Magistracy. Snap a photo or two by its imposing facade and take it its Greek-revival style architecture. The day's history lesson will wrap up by visiting Victoria Prison, the first and longest-running prison to date in Hong Kong, where housed the national father of Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh in the past. Learn the colonial court system and take photos inside the cells, experiencing as a prisoner!

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 349 reviews

What a fantastic time. I booked on a different tour, which cancelled due to low numbers, but when I rebooked on this one I was pleasantly surprised that I was the only person on the tour. Sandy, my guide, was lovely. Full of conversations and explaining everything and everywhere that I went. Encouraging me to try new and exotic dishes (Chicken foot soup). Helping me understand how things are made, where items are imported from and even allowed me venture into a kitchen, and behind the scenes of a live market. All really interesting and would thoroughly recommend this.

it was an exhilarating experience from the easy interactive process of booking as well as enjoying the actual trip with the cable car. The atmosphere at the destination was so peaceful and relaxing. A must for travelers.

Evangeline was the perfect host. We walked in the town a lot, took the metro to Kowloon and visited the Peak. Definitely worth having a guide for us as we were only in HK for a day and a half and we used the time well.

Ben was great, very helpful and really tried hard to make sure we hadvthe best experience according to our individual needs.

The view is breathtaking. Be aware that at busy times there is a queue but is worth the wait.