Answers to our frequently asked questions
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Who are these guys?
We are a bunch of local Hong Kongers who love to travel and passionate to show visitors everything about Hong Kong.
How come the tours are free?
Our tours have no fixed prices. You are welcome to pay any price you wish, even nothing. We are confident in the quality of our tours and confident that you will be satisfied with your experience to tip your tour guide adequately at the end.
How will I recognize the guide?
Our guides will wear a T-shirt (or jacket) with “Hong Kong Free Tours” printed on it.
What time do I need to show up for my tour? What if I am late?
We advise everyone to arrive on time. Generally, the guide will wait for about 5 minutes before he starts the tour. As a result, please call or whatsapp +852 9444 8472 if you are late for more than 5 minutes.
Does Hong Kong Free Tours ever take the day off?
Generally we do not take any day off except Black Rain or Typhoon Signal number 8 (or above). In these weather conditions, it becomes hazardous to walk outside and be exposed to the weather condition.
Is there a toilet / refreshment break?
Yes, generally there will be toilet and water break in our tours.
Can I take my children on the walks?
Yes! Everyone is welcome!
Can I take a video on the tour?
Yes, you are welcome to make video.
What should I wear / bring for the walking tour?
As there will be some walking and standing in the tour, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing. Hong Kong is especially hot in late spring and summer and it can be unpredictable, so you may want to bring some water and an umbrella as well.
How much tip should I leave?
The free tours we offer has no fixed prices and based on contribution only. As a result, participants are free to give as much as they feel the tour is worth and is therefore the tour available for anybody interested. You could pay literally nothing and walk away at the end, but most people find the tour informative and engaging so they contribute to keep this project alive for the future. Please note that this is an independent project without the financial support from businesses or government involvement. 100% of our funding comes from your contribution. Again, nothing is compulsory, everything is welcome.
Please note the following:
Participation in the tours promoted by Hong Kong Free Tours is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither Hong Kong Free Tours, nor the freelance Local will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body and property incurred during the tour. The Hong Kong Free Tours & the Locals reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason.