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Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O provided by Hello Hong Kong: Private & Small Group Tours

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
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97% of travellers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
Tour snapshot
See Lantau island from several perspectives during a day trip
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • 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.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese, French
Highlights
  • A personalized option for first-time visitors
  • Tailor your itinerary according to personal preferences
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for maximum convenience
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese, French
Cancellation policy
  • 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.
Highlights
  • A personalized option for first-time visitors
  • Tailor your itinerary according to personal preferences
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for maximum convenience
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9910P10
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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
Duration
7h
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.
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Tung Chung Station
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for 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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5.0
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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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lovely to hear you had an exciting day with Stephanie in Lantau. Thank you for the awesome review!
Written 3 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cheryl L
Philadelphia, PA56 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lindseybreeden
Los Angeles, CA89 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
We were so fortunate to experience a full-day private tour courtesy of Mel, who is wonderfully charismatic, informative, and very passionate about his job.

We started off our trip on the way to Lantau island after meeting us at our hotel. We made our way to Tung Chung where we took the cable car through Lantau Country Park to Ngong Ping, then walked to the base of the Tian Tan Big Buddha where we discussed Buddhism, the history and development of the Ngong Ping site and the building of the Big Buddha. From there we visited the Po Lin Monastery which is one of Hong Kong’s the most important Buddhist sanctums and is dubbed as “The Buddhist World in the South”, and then the new and very impressive Hall of 10,000 Buddhas.

Next we went by bus to Tai O “the Venice of Hong Kong” where we started off discussing the villages old industries of fishing and salt production followed by a boat through the river, a squatter town built on stilts over the water and then sailed out to sea where we sadly did not get to see the pink dolphins but still enjoyed the ride. After that we grabbed some lunch at the Lookout restaurant at the Tai O Heritage Hotel, where we were able to sample some of the local shrimp paste the village is known for in a delicious fried rice (and a beer!).

We walked back to the center of the village and looked at the Lee family's shrimp paste business which is now in its 3rd generation having been set up in the 1930's. We also visited several temples including Taoist Kwan Tai (Mo Tai), the oldest in Tai O built during the Ming Dynasty 1400’s to early 1500’s.

Mel was able to adjust to our speed as both my wife and I are fast walkers. We saw everything that was on the initial itinerary with some time to spare so we took a bus back into the city where he escorted us to Jade Market, Yau Ma Tei, so my wife could shop for some jade jewelry.

I would highly recommend not only Hello Hong Kong, but also Mel specifically. He does several tours, the private tour is definitely the way to get intimate understanding and knowledge of the culture and landscape that is Hong Kong.
Written 27 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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