For 2 people - Full day tour of Lantau Island, Hong Kong | This is my Hong Kong!

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Tour Number

Activity Level

73892


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Religious Heritage, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids 16 and under are free of charge so you would for example book a 2 person tour if there are 2 adults and 2 kids under 16.

A single person travelling with 2 kids under 16 would use the 1 person price.

I have 3 kids of my own and still have one teen living at home so I welcome tours with kids of all ages.

Friendly: No.
I need to know in advance if you are wheelchair bound or using a walking frame, I do my very best to accommodate people with disabilities, I treat each enquiry on a case by case basis

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

7 hours | Exploring the Big Buddha | Po Lin Monastery and the Iconic Tai O Fishing Village


If you really want to know Hong Kong and I mean really know Hong Kong then book a premium private tour with Jamie today. .

You can simply book this tour as described note that my premium tours are fully customisable I can do special requests, you can let me know in advance or simply let me know when we meet and will let you know if your custom itinerary is feasible within the time frame of the tour

Please refer to the itinerary section for a more detailed explanation.

Please note that I do NOT do car tours or food tours. Hong Kong has the best public transport in the world and it is far quicker to walk and to use air conditioned public transport

I give you the REAL Hong Kong with adult conversation and a genuine local perspective rather than telling you fluffy nonsense!| I can customise this tour for you, start time, no. of people, no. of hours, price etc for booking purposes.

Itinerary

This is a very specific tour itinerary with very specific transport options to make the day as comfortable as possible. . my first visit to the Po Lin Monastery and Tai O was in 1972 and I have been visiting the Big Buddha since it opened in 1993.

For 7 hours we will explore the Big Buddha, the awe inspiring new Po Lin Monastery and the iconic Tai O Fishing Village on Lantau Island | This will also include a ride on the NP 360 Cable Car from the Big Buddha to Tung Chung offering up some magnificent scenery, the ride is about 25 minutes.

I am happy to stop for snacks or a meal, we can discuss this when we meet but generally I would recommend we stop at the Tai O Heritage Hotel, they have an excellent restaurant with a great menu at affordable prices. Local dishes including some based around Tai O Shrimp Paste (!) are on offer as well as crowd favourites such as Fish and Chips and such. . I highly recommend this restaurant.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

This is a walking tour but we also use public transport to get from place to place if and when required, Hong Kong probably has the best public transport system of any city worldwide, it really adds to the tour experience!

We do walk at at a pace to allow for conversation and in hotter weather, plenty of rest stops, I am not known for rushing around

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: Me, Jamie the most experienced and highly rated private tour guide in Hong Kong, having lived in Hong Kong since I was 11 years old, I know the place.

I pay for my share of food and transportation, however you need to read my what's extra section for a detailed description.

After the tour and if you are in Hong Kong for more than one day I can send to you my very highly rated Self Guided Tours, they cover all the great things to do and see in Hong Kong and come with very detailed instructions on how to get there using pubic transport and little image attachments to ensure you do not get lost!

I am the pioneer of self guided tours in Hong Kong, introducing them in 2011 | all part of my 5 star service..

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 HK$ - This is a per person amount - It is always a good idea to carry a decent amount of local cash ie HK$ with you, a good supply of HK$10 and HK$20 notes + if you can get them HK$1, HK$2 and HK$5 coins. You can use this for transport, snacks, souvenirs etc. Most markets in Hong Kong accept cash only.

Most shops and restaurants accept credit cards but many older smaller restaurants take cash only.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: The cost of any public transport such as taxi's, buses, minibuses, ferries, trams, The Peak Tram, The MTR, Airport Express etc.

Drinks / Snacks / Meals / Souvenirs, etc.

Cable Car Cost, usually one way from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping to visit the Big Buddha

Entrance fees (where applicable) into museums, parks etc. the cost of these is usually minimal and in many cases free (with the exception of Ocean Park and Disneyland!)

For convenience I absolutely recommend purchasing an OCTOPUS CARD available from any MTR Station, it will cost you HK$150 including a refundable deposit and you can top it up at any convenience store, this card can be used on all public transport options (except Taxi and Yellow minibuses) and you can use them at 7 - 11 and Circle K Convenience Stores, Supermarkets, Starbucks, McDonald's etc. It can save you a lot of time and hassle even if you are here for just a couple of days.

* It is hot and humid for 5 months of the year so remember to wear appropriate footwear/clothing.

A Recent Review of this tour

The visit to Lantau Island with Jamie should not be missed! The big Buddha and temples are extraordinary! We loved the village on stilts and the boat ride in search of the pink dolphins! Jamie knows his stuff and he is the one to accompany you when you visit Hong Kong!
Evan Libaw

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    73892


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Religious Heritage, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids 16 and under are free of charge so you would for example book a 2 person tour if there are 2 adults and 2 kids under 16.

    A single person travelling with 2 kids under 16 would use the 1 person price.

    I have 3 kids of my own and still have one teen living at home so I welcome tours with kids of all ages.

    Friendly: No.
    I need to know in advance if you are wheelchair bound or using a walking frame, I do my very best to accommodate people with disabilities, I treat each enquiry on a case by case basis

    Maximum travelers: 2

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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