Big Buddha & Tai O – private Lantau car tour

Unrestricted access to the highlights of Lantau Island

Unrestricted access to the highlights of Lantau Island with private driver and guide

Duration 5 - 8 Hours
Price (HKD) $5652 - $7900
Group size 1 - 5 people
Activity level Easy

Make the most of your visit by taking a Lantau car tour with your very own driver and guide. With our door-to-door service, collecting you from and returning you to your hotel, airport or cruise ship, we can make this the most memorable day out.

As well as offering comfort and convenience, we are one of the few tour companies licensed to access the restricted access zone of Lantau Island by car. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides all speak excellent English and will ensure you make the most of your time in Hong Kong.

Listed below are some of the options we could include in your itinerary depending on your interests and time constraints. Your itinerary is completely flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs. If you have a destination in mind that is not listed, please enquire and we will accommodate your request if possible.

    Lantau Island:

  • The Big Buddha
  • Po Lin Monastery
  • Tai O Fishing Village
    Additional options:

  • Ngong Ping 360 cable-car
  • Cheung Sha beachside lunch
  • Tai O Waterfall and rock pool
  • Hong Kong DolphinWatch experience

Lantau Island Car Tour

As one of the only tour companies licensed to access the restricted access zone of Lantau Island, a car tour with Hong Kong Greeters opens the door to this fascinating part of Hong Kong. Lantau is known as Hong Kong’s green lung, and you can imagine stepping back in time 50 years when you visit.

We will visit the Po Lin Monastery and Big Buddha statue, where we will help explain the importance of Buddhism and how it is represented in the hearts, minds and belief system of the people of Hong Kong. We will also be walking the 268 steps up to the Tian Tan Big Buddha, which was erected in 1993, rises 34 metres into the air and faces north, to look over the people of China. It is a magnificent statue and pilgrims flock to it from across Asia.

A visit to Lantau Island can also incorporate a visit to the traditional fishing village of Tai O, which features stilt houses inhabited by fishermen and their families. This relaxing village is one of the best-preserved places on Lantau, indeed the whole of Hong Kong, largely owing to the efforts of the local community and it is a place to just really slow down.

We can also weave in a trip on the Ngong-Ping cable-car for you to experience the breathtaking landscape surrounding the Big Buddha.

Booking


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Itinerary

Explore Lantau Island’s rural charm on this private car tour. Please note that all food and drink are at the visitors’ own expense.

Ngong Ping Cable car 360 Lantau tourWe arrive at Ngong Ping Village either by an awe-inspiring 24-minute cable car ride (including priority access) or chauffeured in private vehicle (if your preference), that perfectly showcases the contrasts of Lantau – from its jagged peaks and riot of tropical greenery, to the gleaming contemporary architecture of Hong Kong International Airport just beyond.

Big Buddha steps portrait Lantau Car TourWe continue with private car access to the Big Buddha (avoiding 268 steps) to explore this captivating and unique hub for Hong Kong’s Buddhist community. As you follow your guide, you will hear fascinating stories explaining this grand deity’s background story, the relevance of sacred locations such as the Memory Palace, and the significance of specific words when related to the Buddhist faith. You’ll even uncover a hidden spot where you can “speak” directly to Buddha himself – a spiritual and memorable experience that you won’t learn from any typical guidebook.

Heading on to the charming fisherman’s village of Tai O, you’ll gain a fascinating insight into the real Hong Kong, away from the glittering skyscrapers and hectic streets. One of Lantau’s best-preserved locations, predominantly due to the efforts of its proud local population, this enchanting community perches atop wooden stilts where the Pearl River Delta meets the South China Sea; its strong seafaring culture intrinsically linked to its geography.

Tai O Lantau Car TourFrom Tai O village, we’ll board a small boat for a close-up look at life in this forgotten corner of Hong Kong. The boat trip offers great views of the 55-kilometre Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge, and you may even spot another friendly local – Hong Kong’s native Chinese White Dolphin. Now critically endangered, this unique species actually appears pink in colour, and to spot them in the wild is a truly magical experience.

Leaving our boat, we will head to the imposing Tai O Heritage Hotel. Formerly the local police station during Hong Kong’s time under British colonial rule, the building was converted to a hotel in 2013, and has many a fascinating tale to tell.

After all that exploration, we will have worked up an appetite, which means that it is time to hit the narrow lanes and sample some of Tai O’s famous street food! Although famed for its handmade preserved fish products, you’ll find a wealth of tasty snacks to suit all palates – from giant fish balls, to delicious charcoal-cooked Gai Daan Jai, or Cantonese egg waffles. Stop for a chat with the friendly stallholders who will gladly tell you all about their produce (and the best way to eat it!).

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Additional Information

Private car available for 6 passengers at special request. Guide will accompany group for Lantau Island highlights only.

Additional highlights such as Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Tung Chung, Tai O Waterfall must be requested at time of booking as additional hours may need to be added to your Lantau Island experience.

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