Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O


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Duration: 7 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Lantau Island is often referred to as the ‘Lungs of Hong Kong’ because it is so green and underdeveloped. 

Take a full-day private walking tour of Lantau with your personal tour guide and visit the awe-inspiring Big Buddha and the wonderfully quaint stilt village of Tai O. Your tour includes a ride on the Ngong Ping cable car to the Big Buddha and a ride in a boat at Tai O. Tours last 7 to 8 hours.

Available in English, French and Cantonese & Mandarin Chinese. All guides are native speakers.


What's Included

Boat ride at Tai O fishing village

One way cable car ride in a standard cabin (upgrade to crystal cabin available on request)

Professional guide

Public bus ride from Ngong Ping to Tai O and public bus ride from Tai O to Tung Chung or Mui Wo at the end of the tour

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

If you wish to use a taxi at any point during your tour, the costs will be payable by yourself

Note: This is a walking tour, even if you book a hotel pick-up, also using of public transportation

Souvenirs


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children aged 2 or under join for free
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Occasionally the cable car is closed for maintenance. If it is closed on the day that you would like to tour, your tour guide will refund you the price of the cable car tickets and you will use the bus instead.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Tours are available in French, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than one week (more than 168 hours) in advance we will give you a full refund (excluding credit card processing charges. If you cancel between 7 days and 2 days (between 167 and 48 hours before) we will give you a 5
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please also inform us if you are travelling with children under 12 years of age.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • This tour requires you to be physically fit. You will be walking between 5 and 10km over the course of the day. How far you walk will depend on how much walking you want to do at Tai O. You will be going at a slow pace, across flat land but you do need to
  • Tours will be conducted in English unless requested otherwise at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a 50% refund.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, you will receive a 0% refund.


What To Expect

Lantau island
Lantau Island is often referred to as the ‘Lungs of Hong Kong’ because it is so green and underdeveloped. Take a tour of Lantau with us and visit the awe-inspiring Big Buddha and the wonderfully quaint stilt village of Tai O.

Our Private Lantau Tours last 7 hours, 8 with a hotel pick-up.

Your Lantau private tour starts with a ride on the Ngong Ping Cable Car. You will be treated to the most wonderful views of Lantau Country Park and the airport as you travel over the back of the island for 25 minutes. Our destination is the famous Big Buddha. Here you will learn about Buddhism, climb the 268 steps to the Buddha, visit the Po Lin Monastery and the hall of 10,000 Buddhas.

From Ngong Ping, it is a 20-minute bus ride to Tai O, affectionately known as the Venice of Hong Kong. Tai O is one of the few remaining places in Hong Kong where you can still see stilt houses over the water. Tai O used to be a big community but due to the decline of the fishing industry it, like Venice, is now primarily a tourist destination, for both overseas visitors and Hong Kongers escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Tai O is still known for its traditional production of shrimp paste and for its colourful seafood market.

7 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Ngong Ping 360
Soar through the sky in Ngong Ping 360 cable car for an astonishing bird's-eye-view of some of Hong Kong's greatest natural and historical sights.

As you step out of the cable car, you will be greeted by the culturally themed 1.5-hectare Ngong Ping Village, where a wide array of shops and eateries offer a delightful shopping and dining experience.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery
The remote Po Lin Monastery, hidden away by lush mountains, became a popular attraction when the extraordinary Tian Tan Buddha statue (informally known as the Big Buddha) was erected in 1993.

Po Lin Monastery is one of Hong Kong’s most important Buddhist sanctums and has been dubbed ‘the Buddhist World in the South’. Home to many a devout monk, this monastery is rich with colourful manifestations of Buddhist iconography and its pleasant garden is alive with birdsong and flowery scents.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
Tian Tan Buddha or the Big Buddha is the second largest outdoor sitting bronze Buddha statue in the world. Sitting 34 metres high and facing north to look over the Chinese people, this majestic bronze Buddha draws pilgrims from all over Asia.

The eyes, lips, incline of the head and right hand, which is raised to deliver a blessing to all, combine to bring a humbling depth of character and dignity to the massive Buddha, which took 12 years to complete. Climb the 268 steps for a closer look at this remarkable statue, and to enjoy the sweeping mountain and sea views that can be seen from its base.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tai O Stilt Houses
Tai O is home to the Tanka people, a community of fisher folk who’ve built their houses on stilts above the tidal flats of Lantau Island for generations. These unusual structures are interconnected, forming a tightly knit community that literally lives on the water. Their enchanting world is a photographer's paradise.

The manually operated drawbridge that spans the narrow creek dividing the town replaced a rope-drawn ‘ferry’ that operated for over 85 years.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tai O
A visit to Heritage Hotel, dating from 1902, this building was formerly the Tai O Police Station and one of the earliest police stations built in the New Territories. It is situated on a small hill next to the Tai O Ferry Pier.

The building was revitalised and converted into the Tai O Heritage Hotel in 2012. The hotel includes nine colonial-style rooms and suites with sea views and a roof-top restaurant serving Tai O specialties. The surrounding cannons, searchlight and guard towers have all been restored. Here you will be served lunch at the end of your tour.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

The best ever
Roving03659261009, 08-02-2022
I like the view and atmosphere. Zen and Peaceful. I've go over there with parents and take the OnPing 360!
Most Enjoyable Lantau Tour
92up, 07-02-2020
Our tour guide, Stephanie, took us to Lantau to visit the Big Buddha site and the fishermen village Tai O. The places were very interesting, and definetely worth visiting. Stephanie was very knowledgwable, she knew well the history of places we visited and the people who lived there in the past and now, She conveyed the material to us in such a way that made the tour an exciting experience. We could not expect for more!
Spectacular Day In Lantau
Connector283696, 28-01-2020
Our family had the best day in Lantau with Sainclair. From the moment we met Sinclair, we knew we were in great hands. He was so knowledgeable, professional and kind. We learned so much from him and enjoyed every aspect of the tour. He knew I loved pictures and was so patient. He knows everything about Hong Kong and we feel truly blessed to have met him. You will love any tour with Sinclair and Lantau is something that should be a must do on your list.
Great Guide and experience in Lantau Island
monicaa2mx, 06-01-2020
Ryan was our guide for 7hrs in this tour and Amazing experience with him. Since we meet up with him he started to explain about the Islands in Hong Kong and all the full day itinerary. He always asked us about questions, including Chinese language questions. As we had late lunch we decide to lunch in small local cafe in Tai O and he found us the food we want! He shared with us also additional information about the culture, the airport, the cable car, and local activities. I really had a great day in Lantau and yes we climbed the 256 steps :)

I totally recommend this company for this tours or others excursions., Also it does not matter if you are on cruise ship. They reach out to you by car and then you move in public transport with him which is a great experience
Chilly day at big Buddha
G464QDkellyl, 13-02-2022
The big Buddha is under construction right now so I don’t recommend visits at the moment but it would like to visit again after the construction is over.




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