Hong Kong's nature at its finest on a private Lantau Island 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
Private car transfers, cable-car, boat, taxi
Meeting point options
Hotel, airport, cruise port
Private guiding service, cable-car tickets, boat rides
Food and drink
Hosted in (languages)
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Best for / tour type
Best for small groups, best for families, best for nature and wildlife, best for out of town, best for shore excursion
Join us for one of the must-see places on your Hong Kong adventure, a day-trip to Lantau island.
Lantau 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. We will navigate you and your guests seamlessly through the highlights in this 8 hour private tour.
Tour price includes private car transfer to and from Tung Chung on Lantau Island. The rest of Lantau Island will be explored by by foot and by boat.
We share our passion of Hong Kong on our private tours with qualified guides otherwise known as “Greeters”. Book and explore the rural charm of Lantau Island with us on this private 8 hour Lantau walking tour.
Transport is included, food and drink are at visitors’ own expense.
Starting in Tung Chung, we will enjoy the panoramic scenery of the airport island and Lantau’s many mountains on the glorious 24-minute cable-car ride to Ngong Ping Village.
Whilst at the Po Lin Monastery and Big Buddha statue, 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 Big Buddha.
We will then transfer to Tai O village, a must-see for anyone living or visiting Hong Kong. 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 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 and visit the Tai O Heritage hotel.
We will return by ferry to Tung Chung, the journey being overlooked by the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge, which is still under construction.
Understand this friendly island with us on this Hong Kong group tour, exploring the monasteries, temples, stilted houses, walkways, traditional fish and fish product production, plus the opportunity to buy unique homemade sweet treats and seafood.
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