"Restricted Access" Lantau Island Big Buddha Car Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Mandarin (fluent), Cantonese (fluent), English (fluent)

See Lantau and the Big Buddha in comforts of a luxury van

Lantau Island is situated on the outskirts of Hong Kong promoting nature and tranquillity. With the Big Buddha being one of the most desired attractions here, it is often being missed due to its location and accessibility.
The NongPing360 cable car is the utmost direct transport up the mountain but often come with an hour wait in lining up before being loaded and vice versus. Not only time consuming but also missing out on some of the other amazing locations offered on Lantau, which the majority of its locations are situated within the restricted roads of Lantau where only limited vehicles are allowed to drive into the area.
Look no further in seeing what Lantau has to offer in full and only within half a day so you can spend more of your valuable time enjoying Hong Kong.

P. S. The NongPing360 cable car was under a 6-month rope replacement maintenance program and resume service from June/July 2017.


We will begin from your hotel lobby and head straight to Lantau.
The drive from the city will be around 45 minutes and will first explore Pui O which is a historic old seaside village right in the middle of South Lantau island. We will be able to see historic monuments that were built since the late 19th century including ancestral halls and as well as the Tin Has temple that was built in 1798.
Then, we will head towards Tai O fishing village in seeing "the Venice of Hong Kong" experiencing fisherman style living with its stilt houses right by the water, Kwan Tai temple built since 1741, the traditional shrimp paste and salted fish storefronts and of course beautiful water scenery that words cannot describe, only seeing is believing.
We head up to Nong Ping to visit the giant Buddha, the Po Lin Monastery, Path of Wisdom and snacks at the temple and a stroll down Nong Ping village.
This drive will be a truly amazing half day out seeing the natural sceneries of the untouched parts of Hong Kong.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel lobby

End location: Your hotel lobby

Duration: 5 hours

Road conditions, Traffic, Weather depended


Car - Toyota Alphard
6 passengers plus driver.
Please enquire should your group be more than 6 passengers

What’s Included

Other: Service of course! This time as a driver guide in your van.
I offer tailored local tours for groups of up to 6 people.
Depending on your requests I can customize your itinerary to a tour that suits you, to your best interests, no matter if you have difficulties on some activities, need to make special arrangements for your kids, you name it… yet the best thing is that we can alter on any minute to make you feel enjoyable and comfortable during the whole course.

The concept of my tour is to show how us locals live and commute here, what our everyday lives are like to experience the location. We will be commuting by foot, public transport (subways and bus) and taxis, rest assured, our world-renowned public transport system by cleanliness and efficiency will surely take you by surprise.
As by "toursbylocals" culture, everyone has a story to tell and you will never go wrong hanging out with a local.
I look forward to taking you out to see Hong Kong!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 Hong Kong Dollars - 500 Hong Kong Dollar - $500 HKD per person.
Cash expenses will be for the basics of food and optional shopping
Shops and restaurants accept credit cards (yes, it is safe using your credit card here)

What’s Extra

Other: Depending on your preferences, your personal expense of $500 Hong Kong dollars per day may vary.

However, tour fee does not cover:

Cost of any transportation, meals, drinks, snacks, entrance fees, rides.

If you are in Hong Kong for 3 days or more, I would recommend you to get a local "Octopus" card which is a top-up card with credit inside to pay for most transports, vending machines, convenient stores, Starbucks, and many more chain stores. It cost HK$150 and it has got HK$100 credit and $50 as a deposit which you can get back once you return the card. This card will save you a lot of time and hassle with carrying a lot of coins. We can get one together if you are not sure.

A Recent Review of this tour

Very knowledgeable and interesting. Very convenient. He took us to Tao O, a small fishing village built on stilts—fascinating. He also took us to a local watering hole: The Three Lanterns. He introduced us to native sweets that he had enjoyed as a child. Overall, excellent tour!
Mary Catherine Ganahl

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