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The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour, Hong Kong
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The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour, Hong Kong

By Wild Hong Kong
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A gentle, sloping climb with sensational coastal views of Hong Kong Harbour, Dragon’s Back earns its title as Asia’s best urban hike. Scale mountain ridges, gaze at tree-lined islands, and discover forest trails on this informative, guided walk with free time on your own to swim or surf at Big Wave Bay.
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Ages 8-65, max of 60 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • A guided, small-group hike of Dragon's Back trail in Hong Kong
  • Discover Asia's best urban hike in a safe and informative setting
  • Enriching commentary from your guide
  • Enjoy free time to surf and swim at Big Wave Bay

  • All activities
  • Professional guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

The tour will begin at Shau Kei Wan MTR station, where you’ll meet your guide and the rest of the group. Hiking tours are capped at small numbers, so you’ll be guaranteed a personalized day out. It’s also a year-round hike, perfect for all weather conditions. Navigating the undulating ridge that gives this classic hike its name, you’ll climb gently skyward across tree-lined trails and winding mountain paths. Your guide will be on hand to give you background information while you walk and ready to supply interesting commentary on the history of the region. As you slowly mount the trail, you’ll be rewarded with sensational bird’s-eye views of Hong Kong island, including the famous Dragon’s Back itself as seen from up above. From there, you’ll descend down to the white sands and turquoise waters of Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay). Enjoy free time to relax on the beach, grab a lunch nearby, or don a swimsuit and hop into the water before heading back with your guide to the metro station.

Start:
  • Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
    Shau Kei Wan MTR Exit A2 (On ground level)
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10320P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • The default departure time is 10am, however we are flexible. If you'd like to meet at the different time, please contact us to change the meeting time.
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Best to communicate via WhatsApp rather than phone
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    How much is The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour, Hong Kong?
    The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour, Hong Kong price starts from HK$937.93. Discover and book The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour, Hong Kong on Tripadvisor
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    • You'll start at
      Shau Kei Wan
      Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
      Shau Kei Wan MTR Exit A2 (On ground level)
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    • 1
      Dragon's Back
      Stop: 3 hours
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    • 2
      Big Wave Bay Beach
      Stop: 20 minutes
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    danielcar
    59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2018 • Couples
    Hiking the dragons back was really breathtaking. The team at wild Hong Kong were very professional and knowledgeable of the area. we had a great time on the hike and ended the day with a few beers at Big Wave Bay! I highly recommend people to take this tour!
    Written 2 February 2018
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    Thanks very much Daniel! Was a pleasure to have you and so glad it was a fun experience :)
    Written 4 February 2018
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    Huggypolarbear
    Hammerfest, Norway98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely area! Beautiful scenery! Quite easy to walk... Thumps up for Tristian the guide, originally fra France. Vive la France. All in all a Great hike..
    Written 2 November 2019
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    Appreciate the kind feedback very much! What great weather it was that day :) Vive la France
    Written 3 November 2019
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    AChang89
    Guangzhou, China4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exciting trail for anyone! Great experience and definitely one of the best views in HK. Get ready to sweat but views are worth it!
    Written 30 April 2018
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    Awesome day out! Thanks for the kind words, starting to warm up now :)
    Written 1 May 2018
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    Bailey B
    Edmonton, Canada79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2018 • Couples
    I had a really fantastic day hiking the Dragon's Back Trail. We had some great views and ended the hike at Big Wave Beach where we had a beer and watched some of the surfers. Wild Hong Kong was a great company to go with as the groups are small in size, the guides are nice and informative, and the booking process was easy. I had a perfect day getting out of the city for some hiking!
    Written 31 January 2018
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    Thanks very much Bailey! Was a pleasure to have you and so glad it was a fun experience :)
    Written 4 February 2018
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    marciam9
    RANDALLSTOWN5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2018
    Dragon's back trail is easily reached by public transportation. Take the Blue line to Shau Kei Wan and the bus #9A to "To Tei Wan Village. Trail head is across the street as are toilets. The trail is easy to follow,well maintained, and has benches, picnic tables and some shelter along the way. The initial climb is uphill with many stone steps and uneven surfaces, but we didn't encounter anything too difficult. Since we started mid afternoon, we only went to the point where we could see the other side of the mountain and then went back to the bus stop. However you can go further and return from a different bus stop.We enjoyed the walk very much and highly recommend to those who enjoy a beautiful walk.
    Written 20 January 2018
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    BlueAviator
    Frankfurt, Germany7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2019
    The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour rewards you with most impressive views of Hong Kong island's landscape. A warm thank you to tour guide Rory Mackay!
    Written 1 December 2019
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    So glad you had a super time out! Very best Rory :)
    Written 8 December 2019
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    CJay
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2019 • Solo
    An amazing hike with stunning views and small group. The guides Henry and King were friendly, informative and made the whole day that much more enjoyable. Thanks guys for an amazing time and good conversation. Would definitely recommend but bring plenty of water!
    Written 11 September 2019
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    Thanks ever so much for the feedback and thrilled you had an enjoyable time :) Yes indeed, please bring lots of water guys while it is still hot and humid in HK! Very best wishes and safe travels Rory, Henry and King
    Written 12 September 2019
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    Michael B
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Today, we hiked Dragon’s Back with Rory Mackay, founder of Wild Hong Kong. He is an excellent guide and conversation, providing insights about Hong Kong, his birth place. We whole heartily recommend Wild Hong Kong because it is a phenomenal experience! Thanks Rory! 👍😀
    Written 21 August 2019
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    Was such a pleasure mate!! Hope you have a super trip onwards to Singapore :) All the best Rory
    Written 25 August 2019
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    Connie B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2019 • Friends
    This is a beautiful hike close to the city. We like it a lot! amazingly, we owned the whole trail today! yay! It was raining hard but it cleared up so we didn't miss the highlights. We had so much fun walking in the rain! glad it's not cold season though! This is very easy for an experienced hiker like me but a little bit stressful for people whose never hiked before. I was with 3 healthy (non-hiker) teens and they got soo tired! Our guide today was Tristan. He was fun and helpful! We're so happy and comfortable with him all the way! Good Job! Tristan! and Thank You! - from all of us! Connie, Trixie, Bless and Keanna
    Written 28 May 2019
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    Hi Connie, thanks ever so much for coming with us and appreciate the feedback very much! Safe travels and all the best for the future Rory
    Written 4 June 2019
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    Matt
    Lubbock, TX15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2019 • Couples
    We took this afternoon hike in late March with our guide, Rory. We had a group of 6 total, mostly young but by no means only outdoorsy people. The first 20 minutes of the hike were walking uphill, but I wouldn't classify it as too challenging for anyone in even casual shape. The rest of the hike is easy and full of amazing views. We ended down at a little beach area and drank beers/ate a snack before taking a short bus back to the MTA. It was a fantastic afternoon and a beautiful contrast to the busy nature of the city. 10/10 would recommend.
    Written 20 April 2019
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    Was an absolute pleasure to have you mate and thank you for the great company! Rory
    Written 24 April 2019
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