Mountains and Monasteries of Lantau Island

Mountains and Monasteries
of Lantau Island

Lantau Island’s’ enchanting beaches, quaint fishing villages,
ancient monasteries and lush mountains offer a peaceful
escape from the hustle and bustle of the main islands.


Trade in Hong Kong Island’s frenetic activity for the quieter calms of the mountainous Lantau Island, Hong Kong’s largest island. This is home to enchanting beaches, quaint fishing villages and ancient monasteries and temples, nestled against a lush mountain backdrop.

The island is dominated by Lantau Peak, on the top of which stands the Po Lin Monastery and the Big Buddha. The coastline is still home to traditional fishing villages with wooden houses built on stilts in the water, some of which have been converted into restaurants serving fresh seafood caught that very day. This exciting full-day tour introduces you to another side of Hong Kong away from the bright lights of the business metropolis.


Mountains and Monasteries of Lantau Island

08:30 - 16:30

In the morning, accompanied by the guide, set off to the MTR and take the subway to Tung Chung Station. The day’s exploration starts on a high with a ride on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car up to the Po Lin Monastery and the Big Buddha. The elevated journey reveals a sprawling land and seascape with views of the ocean, airport and undulating hills.

On reaching the peak, disembark and discover Hong Kong’s spiritual side. There is time to explore Po Lin Monastery featuring leafy courtyards and captivating architecture containing statues, scriptures, and other holy items. Admire the striking Tian Tan Buddha statue that looks out over Hong Kong Island. Informally known as Big Buddha, the majestic, bronze statue stands at 34 metres high and attracts visitors from across the globe. You can walk around the entire statue and soak up the panoramic views of the surrounding islands and the sea.

After a tasty vegetarian lunch at the monastery, jump onto a bus and journey to Tai O Village, an ancient fishing village set on the coastline. This small community of stilted houses built above the water oozes history and heritage and gives an insight into life in a traditional rural village.

After exploring the small alleyways and paths of the village, hop onto another bus to the bustling coastal town of Mui Wo. From here, you will board a public ferry for the cruise back to the hotel.




  • A full-day walking tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Public transportation fees in Hong Kong.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • Admission entry to the Buddha Statue Museum
  • Boat ride around the Stilts House
  • One way cable car (standard cabin) and one way public ferry to / from Lantau Island
  • A vegetarian lunch inside a monastery is included (food only)
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Snacks, tea and /or food tasting sessions during the tour


  • Private transfer by vehicle or by taxi, when applicable
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • This tour is operated by using public transportation only. Clients may be expecting to walk between public transportation stops and visited sites for short distances. Where needed, transportation by taxi may be included, depending on the operation of this tour
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District (i.e. New Territories, Tai O), Macau, any border crossing with mainland China and Hong Kong’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local snack stops en route.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • This tour may include walking over uneven paths, surfaces and off-road bumpy roads, unsuitable for pregnant women, people with neck and back problems and those with limited mobility.
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 48 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • It is required to show your confirmation with a photo ID at the guide prior to the start of the tour.


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