Lantau: Land of the Magic Buddha


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Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids are very welcome on my tours.

Children 16 and under are free of charge so you would for example book a 2 person tour for a family of 4.

I have 3 children of my own, so I know how to adjust my tours to keep kids fully engaged.

Friendly: Yes.
I am always happy to serve clients with special needs. Please provide details in advance for planning purposes.

Maximum travelers: 2



English (fluent)

Full day excursion to Lantau Island

Each year thousands of visitors travel to Lantau Island to see the Giant Buddha.

My full day Lantau excursion is designed to show you what they will miss.

Lantau is also a paradise for photographers. I know all the shots and how to get there to beat the crowds!

You can expect to see a side of Hong Kong you never imagined existed: a magnificent ferry ride, beautiful beaches, pristine forests, a genuine Tanka fishing village, perhaps a dolphin or two, one of the most scenic temples in Hong Kong and of course, the Magic Tian Tan Buddha and the wonderful Po Lin Monastery.

Our grand finale will be the exhilarating (I am not exaggerating here) ride down to Tung Chung on the Nong renowned Ping 360 glass bottom aerial tramway!

Along they way we will stop for an authentic local cha chaan teng lunch.

The outing serves as a perfect backdrop for me to share plenty of local history and culture: Tanka fisherfolk, rural clan life, pirates, opium smugglers, Chinese folk religion and the Greater Pearl River Estuary.


This is a private walking tour which means the itinerary will be adjusted to meet your personal expectations.

Route plan includes First Ferry to Mui Wo, bus to Tai O, walk and boat ride through Tai O, bus or taxi to Nong Ping and Giant Buddha, aerial tramway to Tung Chung returning to Central Hong Kong by MTR.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or accommodation in Hong Kong or another place to be mutually agreed upon.

Airport layover/transit passengers: HK International Airport pickup by me and NO surcharge for this service.

Cruise ship Passengers: Cruise terminal pick up by me and NO surcharge for this service.

It's easy to spot me. I am always wearing a wide brim hat and a tour guide lanyard.

End location: Your hotel or another place to be mutually agreed upon.

Airport Layover/transit Passengers: I will get you onto the Airport Express Train which is a 25 minute ride directly to the airport departure hall or see to it you are in a safe taxi to the airport.

Cruise Ship Passengers: Generally, I will see to it you are in a safe taxi returning to the Cruise Ship Terminal.

If you want to spend additional time in town, I will make sure you have the ability to return safely and promptly on your own.

Duration: 7 hours

Tour can be extended by private arrangement.


Ferry, bus, taxi, train, motor boat and cable car.

What’s Included

My services as your private tour guide for the day.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 HKD - The maximum amount needed for local transportation (including one way ride on Nong Ping 360), snacks or meals and miscellaneous expenses.

What’s Extra

Your transportation expenses, food and refreshments, entrance fees if applicable are excluded.


I am not a commercial driver. I can engage a private car and driver if required.

A Recent Review of this tour

Bill is a wonderful guide; calm, intelligent, very knowledgable, and easy going. He took great photos using our iPhone and knows all the best spots and angles for truly artistic images with the best lighting for that moment of the day, plus he taught us how to maximize the use of our phone's camera . He is very generous and provided us with detailed instructions for visiting other sites on our own the next day. All in all, we had a great experience. We'd give him 6 stars out of 5.
John Pierce

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