The Lantau Side of Hong Kong

The Lantau Side of
Hong Kong

Seen from afar, and cited as an unmissable landmark when Hong Kong is on your travel agenda,
the world of Lantau Island is one filled with religious stories and mesmerizing views.
Catch the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car and see for yourself why Lantau rocks.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Part of the outer rim of densely populated Hong Kong, Lantau is immersed with spirituality and religion. The largest outlying island in Hong Kong, it measures almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island with more than half of it has been designated as Country Park area.

Its tranquil and green environment makes it a popular spot for nature’s lovers and hikers. Few statues anywhere in the world have such a powerful pull on the imagination as the Giant Buddha gazing serenely on the Po Lin Monastery from its hillside site at Ngong Ping on Lantau Island and all this is wonderfully packed for explorers who eagerly want to see and be told what unfolds in the Hong Kong’s more hectic districts.

TRAIL ITINERARY

The Lantau Side of Hong Kong

09:00 - 15:00

The morning starts with a warm welcome by your English-speaking guide at your booked hotel in either Kowloon or on Hong Kong Island. It is expected to reach the cable car station at the foothills of the path towards the Tian Tan Buddha statue. The morning starts with unrivalled views over the surrounding area as you soar above Lantau Island on the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car. At 5.7 kilometres, it is the longest bi-cable gondola lift in Asia and links Tung Chung Bay and the Ngong Ping Plateau via a 25-minute journey which has spectacular panoramas abound, thanks to the 360-degree vistas on offer from the cable car.

Once reaching the top, it is exploring two of the main landmarks that have put Lantau Island on the tourism road map. Perched atop the Ngong Ping plateau on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island, the Po Lin Monastery has been home to Buddhist monks and a draw for visitors from across the globe ever since its founding in 1906. The complex includes several buildings however the main focal points are the palatial Great Hall, with its richly decorated walls and towering ceilings, as well as the impressive bronze Tian Tan Buddha statue, an addition to the monastery in 1993 that is appropriately known as the Big Buddha due to its 34-metre height which weighs in at 250 tons.

A vegetarian lunch is included during this day.

Before we descend back to the foothills where our Lantau journey started, there will be ample time to fully allow soaking in the views atop the Ngong Ping plateau. When clear skies present itself, seeing beyond the administrative borders of Hong Kong may even be possible. Time to meet up with the driver for the day and return back in comfort to downtown Hong Kong and your accommodation.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • One-way cable car ride to the Ngong Ping plateau
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • 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)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • 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 restaurant.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • As we enter a religious site, please follow the guide’s instructions by only going inside clearly-marked areas. These are set up for visitors and not to disturb locals when praying.
  • We always will make efforts 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 pickup 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 sunrays still have an immense power.
  • 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.
  • 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 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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