Big Buddha & Tai O – private Lantau car tour

Lantau Island Car Tour: Discover the Hidden Treasures

Comfort, Convenience, and Exclusive Access

  • Make the most of your visit by taking a Lantau car tour with your very own driver and guide.
  • Enjoy door-to-door service, collecting you from and returning you to your hotel, airport, or cruise ship, ensuring a seamless and memorable day out.
  • Experience comfort and convenience as we navigate Lantau Island’s attractions in a private car.


Choose from our car options:

  • Premium Toyota Alphard: Ideal for groups of up to 5 passengers, offering spacious and luxurious travel.
  • Luxury Mercedes V-Class: Perfect for larger groups of up to 6 passengers, providing a sophisticated and comfortable ride.
  • Benefit from our exclusive license to access the restricted zone of Lantau Island, offering unique opportunities not available with other tour companies.
  • Our knowledgeable and friendly guides, fluent in English, will ensure you make the most of your time in Hong Kong.

Flexible Itinerary and Tailored Experience

  • Choose from a variety of options to include in your itinerary based on your interests and time constraints.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to customise your tour and create a personalised experience.
  • If you have a specific destination in mind that is not listed, simply inquire, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Lantau Island Attractions: Unveiling the Gems

1. The Big Buddha: Visit the iconic Big Buddha statue and Po Lin Monastery.

    • Explore the importance of Buddhism and its representation in the hearts, minds, and belief system of the people of Hong Kong.
    • Ascend the 268 steps to the Tian Tan Big Buddha, a magnificent statue rising 34 meters into the air, offering panoramic views and attracting pilgrims from across Asia.

2. Tai O Fishing Village: Immerse yourself in the charm of the traditional fishing village.

    • Wander through stilt houses inhabited by fishermen and their families.\Experience the relaxed atmosphere and slow pace of life in one of the best-preserved places in Hong Kong.

Additional Options to Enhance Your Experience

  • Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car: Take a breathtaking ride on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, offering stunning views of the landscape surrounding the Big Buddha.
  • Cheung Sha Beachside Lunch: Indulge in a delightful beachside lunch at Cheung Sha, savouring the flavours of Hong Kong.
  • Tai O Waterfall and Rock Pool: Discover the natural beauty of Tai O with a visit to the waterfall and rock pool, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings.
  • Hong Kong DolphinWatch Experience: For nature enthusiasts, embark on the Hong Kong DolphinWatch experience and encounter these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Unlocking the Charms of Lantau Island

  • As one of the only tour companies licensed to access the restricted zone of Lantau Island, a car tour with us opens the door to this fascinating part of Hong Kong.
  • Lantau Island, known as Hong Kong’s green lung, offers a unique opportunity to step back in time and explore its captivating beauty.
  • Let us craft a personalised Lantau Island car tour that exceeds your expectations and creates memories to last a lifetime.
  • Contact us today to embark on an unforgettable journey through the hidden treasures of Lantau Island.

Hong Kong DolphinWatch Tour

Embark on a captivating dolphin watching journey with the Hong Kong DolphinWatch team as we set sail in search of the enchanting “pinkies” – the native Chinese pink dolphins that grace the waters of Hong Kong. Our adventure unfolds in North Lantau, where the merging currents of the South China Sea and Pearl River create the perfect feeding grounds for the small pod that remains.

Against the backdrop of significant development, including the Hong Kong International Airport and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge over the past thirty years, coupled with ongoing water contamination, the population of these beautiful creatures has witnessed a steady decline. Join us on this expedition, not only to witness the breathtaking spectacle of dolphin watching but also to play a vital role in ecological preservation. By sharing our passion for these magnificent creatures and raising awareness about their plight, our trip contributes to the continuous monitoring efforts and provides valuable insights to local researchers, aiming to safeguard their natural habitat.

This immersive three to four-hour group excursion commences every Sunday from Tsim Sha Tsui, where we embark on a coach transfer to Tung Chung to board the DolphinWatch boat. Our journey includes a comprehensive introduction to the dolphins by an expert DolphinWatch guide. Alternatively, options to board directly at Tung Chung are available. Spend precious hours at sea observing these dolphins in their natural habitat before returning to Tung Chung for a scenic bus ride back to Tsim Sha Tsui. Immerse yourself in the magic of dolphin watching while actively contributing to the conservation of these extraordinary marine beings.

Charter trips for schools and organisations are available mid-week, please email for more information.


  • Return transfers from Tsim Sha Tsui to Tung Chung to board the new
  • DolphinWatch boat
  • Learn all you need to know about the unique pink dolphin from specialist guides
  • Three to four hours at sea for dolphin watching


  • Specialist pink dolphin expert guide
  • Accredited local guide
  • Coach transfers
  • DolphinWatch tickets
  • Insurance (inclusive of COVID coverage)


  • Food and drinks

Dolphinwatch trips make great presents for Christmas and birthdays – find out more details on our gift cards page here

Lantau Island Full Day Tour

Lantau Island is known as Hong Kong’s green lung, and you can imagine stepping back in time 50 years when you visit. Most of this stunning island is untouched and can only be accessed by public transport. I will navigate you seamlessly through the highlights in this 8 hour private tour. Highlights include, a private car transfer from your accommodation to the cable-car, skip the line access at the cable-car (I am a licensed guide and so you will avoid the long lines), the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery and Tai O fishing village.

I will help you to understand the meanings of the stories that make this place so special, and how the teachings weave their way into Chinese culture and society on this experience. We will arrive by cable-car via skip-the-line access and enjoy the stunning and dramatic landscapes of Lantau on the 24-minute panoramic ride. Once we arrive to the top of the mountain, we will continue by foot to explore all corners of this uniquely different part of Hong Kong. Many times travellers visit this area as a first introduction to Buddhism, let me open it up for you! There are many things to see, but not that easy understand, such as Buddha’s story, a visit to the memory palace connected to the Big Buddha statue, and the word “emptiness” in relation to the faith – perhaps the most misunderstood word in Buddhism. I can also show you a hidden place where you will be able to “speak” directly to the Buddha. These are the things that you will not learn from a guide book.

This is an in-depth look at Tai O village. This is a must-see for anyone interested in visiting the real Hong Kong. This relaxing village is one of the best preserved places on Lantau Island, indeed the whole of Hong Kong, largely owing to the efforts of the local community… and a place to just really slow down. Situated at the end of the Pearl River Delta, where it meets the South China Sea, its history and culture are intrinsically linked to its geographical location. We will take a small boat ride to view the stilted houses for a close up look at how people live in this small enclave. There is a chance to view the Hong Kong- Macau – Zhuhai bridge from the open estuary and maybe a pink dolphin or two. Then we will visit the Tai O Heritage hotel, a former colonial police station which was converted in 2013. This has a story all on its own. Finally, we will wander through the market streets, say hello to the villagers who live there, and see all the home-made produce (much of which is linked to the preservation of fish).

Read more on this unique corner of Hong Kong on our blog – Tian Tan Buddha