TOUR INFO

When the Big Buddha was built in 1992, the only way you can get there was taking a ferry to Mui Wo then hike three hours through Lantau Peak and Sunset Peak. Seeing the Big Buddha was as mush a spiritual endeavor as an intensive exercise itself.

Things have changed. Traffic was brought to Lantau Island when the Airport, MTR (subway), and highway were completed in 2005. Then the cable car (Ngong Ping 360) completed in 2006 turned Lantau into a tourist attraction! There is little wonder why Hong Konger is not too fond of the Big Buddha ever since…

In our Lantau tour, we offer to show you the Lantau either the spiritual (strenuous!) way, or the touristy way. But don’t worry, you will see Big Buddha and Tai O fishing village either way!

THE TOURISTY ITINERARY

Itinerary:
– Meet at Tung Chung MTR station
– Take Ngong Ping 360 cable car to Ngong Ping village
– Visit Big Buddha, hear the story of how it was built and the economics of religion in HK
– Po Lin Monastery, Buddhism and how belief is embodied in architecture
– Take a bus to Tai O fishing village
– Chinese lunch near Tai O fishing village
– Tour around Tai O (fishing village stilt houses, Tai O heritage Police Station, panoramic view of HK-ZhuHai-Macao Bridge)
– Ferry or bus back to the city

This is a seven hour tour finishing at Tung Chung MTR station. We take only the single journey (not return) cable car in this tour, click here for further details.

THE SPIRITUAL ITINERARY

Itinerary:
– Meet at Central Ferry Pier Number 6 and take the ferry to Mui Wo
– Hike the beautiful Sunset and Lantau peaks (3 hours) through the Lantau Trail
– Vegetarian Lunch at Po Lin Monastery near the Ngong Ping village
– Visit Big Buddha & Po Lin Monastery, hear the story of Buddhism and how it was built
– Take a bus to the Tai O fishing Village
– Tour around Tai O and see the stilt house and shrimp paste industry
– Ferry or bus back to the city

This is a nine hour tour finishing at Tung Chung MTR station. We stay ‘spiritual’ (NO cable car) in this itinerary! 🙂

BOOKING INFORMATION

Tour Fee: HKD 400 per hour for a group of two. Additional HKD 50 per hour for each additional person. Kids younger than 13 come free! One hour is added for hotel pickup (except airport hotels), 1.5 hours are added for meetings at the airport arrival hall (and airport hotels).

Itinerary: The actual itinerary may be adjusted to reflect the opening hours of the attractions. We are also happy to adjust the itinerary to your preference as long as it falls within the tour duration.

Luggage Handling: If you need to store your luggage, there is a left luggage service next to Arrival Hall A. Further information here.

Exclusion: Fee does not include cost of food and transportation.

Weather Cancellation: Please note the tour may be cancelled in the case of a typhoon signal eight or a red/black rain signal. A full refund will be provided in the case of weather cancellation.

General Cancellation: A full refund will be provided if cancellation is made more than seven days in advance. A 50% will be provided otherwise.

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