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

By Hello Hong Kong: Private & Small Group Tours
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Escape the madness of Hong Kong on a private day trip to Lantau Island, home to the Big Buddha and Tai O Fishing Village. Opting for a private tour ensures you receive undivided attention from your guide and gives you the flexibility to tweak your sightseeing schedule; plus, traveling by boat, bus, foot, and cable car lets you see the island from multiple perspectives.

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HK$2,394.40
per adult (price varies by group size)

Ages 0-99
Duration: 7h
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Mobile ticket
Chinese, English, French

Highlights
  • See Lantau island from several perspectives during a day trip
  • A personalized option for first-time visitors
  • Tailor your itinerary according to personal preferences
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for maximum convenience

  • Professional guide
  • One way cable car ride in a standard cabin (upgrade to crystal cabin available on request)
  • 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
  • Boat ride at Tai O fishing village
  • Entry/Admission - Lantau island
  • Entry/Admission - Ngong Ping 360
  • Entry/Admission - Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery
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


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Meeting Time for 7-hour tours starting at Tung Chung: Monday to Friday - 09:40 am. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - 08:40 am. Meeting time for 8-hour tours with a hotel pick-up: Monday to Friday - 08:40 am. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - 07:40 am.
  • Tung Chung Station, Tung Chung, Hong Kong Tung Chung MTR station exit B, tour information and guide to meeting place will be sent along with confirmation email upon booking
  • Airports:
  • Hong Kong Intl Airport, 1 Sky Plaza Road, Hong Kong China
  • Ports:
  • Kai Tak
  • Ocean Terminal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9910P10

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children aged 2 or under join for free
  • 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 be in reasonable health. If you wish to visit the Big Buddha up close you will need to be able to climb up 268 steps!
  • 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.
  • Please also inform us if you are travelling with children under 12 years of age.
  • Tours will be conducted in English unless requested otherwise at the time of booking.
  • Tours are available in French, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 50% refund (excluding any service charge). There are no refunds if you cancel less than 48 hours' notice.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O?
How much is Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O?
Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O price starts from HK$2,452.61. Discover and book Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O on Tripadvisor
What is the Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O cancellation policy?
Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O?
Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O is hosted by Hello Hong Kong: Private & Small Group Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Hello Hong Kong: Private & Small Group Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9910P10

Reserve your spot
from HK$2,394.40
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Tung Chung Station
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Lantau island
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Ngong Ping 360
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Tai O
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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JoMo2525
JoMo2525
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Making the most of a long layover
Hello Hong Kong helped us turn an inconvenience into a wonderful experience! My family of 4 (wife, 2 young daughter
E442POalejandrar
E442POalejandrar
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100/10 Recommend Food Tour with Mel!
This tour surpassed all expectations my friends and I had! I definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Hong Kong f
Drewaj63
Drewaj63
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Great food experience
We had Mel as our guide, his local knowledge is excellent. Mel is a very welcoming and pleasant person. He explains
mandycE7830TA
mandycE7830TA
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Kowloon afternoon/evening food tour
Booked 2 tours through Hello Hong Kong and was lucky enough to have Mel as our guide on both days. On the Kowloon t
DandMike
DandMike
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Wonderful tour, wonderful tour guide.
The tour was the highlight of my trip to Hong Kong. Learned so much while trying a lot of delicious food. And Mel,
S3106QUtomw
S3106QUtomw
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Fantastic food, brilliant guide.
A huge thanks to Mel and the Hello HK team. We had a great time on the food tour, Mel was so knowledgeable and frie
cassiecF9419JZ
cassiecF9419JZ
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Perfect food tour
This is a great tour for tourists and I will recommend this tour for my friend who recently moved to Hong Kong. It
825angelinac
825angelinac
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Best way to explore Kowloon through food and good company!
Highly recommend this tour for exploring some unique Hong Kong foods and a great way to walk around the Kowloon sid
Jangwt
Jangwt
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Great tour guide and experience
Mel has been a great guide. He is knowledgeable and considerate. We brought our mum who was old and he has been pat
brittanygH580WS
brittanygH580WS
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Great thorough tour of Hong Kong
Mel was an amazing tour guide! He made sure our tour was very thorough, and was very knowledgeable about all of Hon
evelynz698
evelynz698
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Experience enhancing tour with a smile
A very complimentary experience to anybody’s time in Hong Kong whether you’ve been here before like my friend or he
BravoAvocado
BravoAvocado
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Highly Recommended, Lovely Tour Guide, Worthwhile!
If you are searching for an authentic tour around one of Hong Kongs more local neighborhoods, bustling with markets
sakua2015
sakua2015
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Highly recommended
Mel gave us a really great tour. Very informative and fun, and the food was great. Lots of places I wouldn’t have f
Allan B
Allan B
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Exceptional tour feeling like your with friends.
I highly recommend taking a walking tour with Mel. Mel exceeded our expectations and made our Hong Kong experience
MayTFang
MayTFang
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Amazing Tour
Had an incredible tour with Mel. Food was delicious and history lessons were fascinating! Also met a famous Hong Ko
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monicaa2mx
24 contributions
Jan 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
Written 6 January 2020
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It is such a pleasure to hear that you had a great time with Ryan on your Lantau tour! Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We hope to welcome you again to our wonderful city soon!
Written 15 February 2021
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U.P.
1 contribution
Feb 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!
Written 7 February 2020
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Lovely to hear you had an exciting day with Stephanie in Lantau. Thank you for the awesome review!
Written 3 February 2021
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Rebeca D
9 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Mel was an amazing guide! The day was amazing since we arrived early and the Buddha was empty. He provided us with a great cultural experience. The lunch we had was delicious and had a great view. The fishing village was beautiful. The fried sweet Mel bought us was my favorite snack! Thank you very much.
Written 29 May 2023
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Hello H
Hi Rebeca, sounds like an amazing Lantau tour! We are glad you had a great time! See you again next time.
Written 30 May 2023
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Connector283696
2 contributions
Dec 2019
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.
Written 28 January 2020
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Lovely review! Thank you very much! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Lantau tour with Sinclair and that you learned so much from the tour :). We hope on seeing you again here in our lovely HomeKong.
Written 10 February 2021
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Matthew A
2 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
My wife and I spent the day with Amy exploring Lantau Island and all it has to offer. Amy was a fantastic guide who showed us a beautiful side of Hong Kong we never would have experienced on our own. The private tour of Lantau Island was a bit of splurge -- but worth every Hong Kong dollar.
Written 2 May 2018
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Cheryl L
Philadelphia, PA68 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Ryan was a great guide who is knowledgeable about Lantau Island as well as all aspects of life in Hong Kong. He answered questions about everything from local burial customs to public housing. Ryan also knew to allow for snack and bathroom breaks which is crucial for a great guide. The Buddha, Monastery and Tai O were all fascinating and a great day all around.
Written 2 May 2019
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Glad you had a great Lantau tour with Ryan! :) Thank you for the excellent review! We hope to welcome you again to Hong Kong in the future!
Written 18 February 2021
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Voyager577955
6 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
My wife and I had the pleasure of touring Lantau Island with Mel. This was our first trip to Hong Kong and Lantau Island. Mel met us at our hotel and we spent the day seeing and learning about the Big Buddha and accompanying Monastery, Tai O Fishing Village and lunch at the Lookout Restaurant. It was a special day with an excellent pace set by Mel. There was much to learn and Mel explained all well. We will seek out Hello Hong Kong and Mel on our next visit to Hong Kong. Daryl and Eileen
Written 4 December 2018
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RebeccaFRegan
Singapore, Singapore252 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We had such a brilliant time with our tour guide Mel on this tour, and in the 7 hours we were with him we packed in so many interesting sights and sounds.
The packed day went something like this :
From Tung Chung ( easily accessed from Central HK via MTR ) we took the cable car through Lantau Country Park to Ngong Ping where we saw the construction of the new bridge to Macau / China. We then walked to the base of the Tian Tan Big Buddha where we discussed Buddhism as a philosophy of life, the history and development of the Ngong Ping site and the building of the Big Buddha. Next up,we visited the monastery as well as the Grand Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas ( staggeringly beautiful ) It was good to escape the hot day with a bus journey to Tai O where Mel educated us about the villages old industries of salt industry, fishing and dried seafood. We then took a small boat through the river, a squatter town built on stilts over the water and then sailed out to the sea where we tried to spot but didn't see the pink dolphins who live there . Lunch was a really lovely simple western lunch ( very tasty fish and chips ! ) at Tai O Heritage Hotel ( used to be the Police Station ) and then we ended the day with a walk to the centre of the village where we looked at some old shops in business and visited the Taoist Temple built in1600 which was built for Yueng, the Marquis.
The 7 hours spent with Mel flew by and we really felt that we had had a truly authentic experience of everything this fascinating corner of the world has to offer.
Written 31 May 2018
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JRu
Denver, CO5 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
We highly recommend the private all-day tour of Lantau Island from Hello Hong Kong Tours. Our tour guide, Mel, was outstanding. This tour is a great value for how much you see / activities ... and Mel was a pleasure to spend the day with -- both knowledge about the specific tour sites but also overall for Hong Kong. Given the quality of this tour, we would definitely sign up for any other tour with Hello Hong Kong.
Written 29 January 2018
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Tiffany
Houston, TX1 contribution
My parents and I took a full day tour with Mel to Lantau Island and I must rave that he is a great guide! He took us to places we otherwise would not have known of. It was nice to have a local guide you through public transportation as that can be quite daunting in a foreign country. We learned a lot of interesting history and facts about the area. And most notably, Mel was flexible and quick to adapt to our pace and needs, even making the walking portion of the tour more comfortable for us. He also takes great pictures of you and your group throughout the tour and emails it to you at the end of the day. Couldn’t ask for more!

The tour was a very memorable part of our trip and I highly recommend it!
Written 31 December 2017
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