Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

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  • Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3675LMVL
Embark on a tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong and visit the Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall at Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery. On this Big Buddha tour with a professional guide, you’ll discover pristine beaches, traditional fishing villages, lush valleys, soaring mountains and spiritual enlightenment. Ride a cable car from Tung Chung with spectacular views of Lantau Island, Ngong Ping Plateau and the South China Sea. Your Lantau Island tour includes round-trip hotel transport, one-way ferry and lunch.

Highlights

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  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide

Your Lantau Island tour in Hong Kong begins with hotel pickup, followed by an express ferry ride across Hong Kong Harbour. When you reach Lantau Island with your guide, board a coach to beautiful Cheung Sha Beach – Hong Kong's longest beach. From here, head to the unique Tai O fishing village, where you’ll find local fishermen's homes built on stilts.

Your scenic coach journey will take you up a winding mountain road to Ngong Ping Plateau, where the majestic Tian Tan Buddha sits near the Po Lin Monastery. Popularly known as the Big Buddha or Giant Buddha, the statue reaches more than 111 feet (34 meters) high, making it the world's largest seated, outdoor bronze Buddha.

You'll have ample time to enjoy a guided Big Buddha tour, including the colorful Po Lin Monastery and its Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall. A short walk away is the Wisdom Path, where an ancient prayer is inscribed on a series of wooden columns set in a figure eight to signify infinity.

Enjoy a traditional Buddhist vegetarian meal at the monastery, followed by an optional visit to the culturally themed Ngong Ping Village, which offers a range of regional street performances, shows and demonstrations, as well as multimedia attractions.

Your tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong concludes with a descent down the mountain aboard the Ngong Ping 360 sky rail cable car to the Ngong Ping Plateau – a 3-mile (5.7 km) distance away. This 25-minute journey across Tung Chung Bay offers breathtaking panoramic views of the South China Sea along with the awe-inspiring Giant Buddha nestled in the lush mountains landscape.

From Tung Chung Village, return to Kowloon or Hong Kong Island by coach.

Please note:

  • This tour is NOT recommended for elderly or disabled passengers due to restricted access on and off the ferryboat and Ngong Ping cable car. (Cable car subject to operational and weather conditions)
  • Cable car will be unavailable due to maintenance on the following 2014 dates: Jan 14-16, Mar 17-20, Jun 24-25, Sep 15-19 and Dec 2-3. Transportation by coach will be arranged for these dates

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Tour departs from your centrally located Hong Kong or Kowloon hotel

Departure Time:
  • 8am

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details:

Tour returns to original departure point at approximately 4:00pm


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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong
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Inclusions:
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • One-way ferry
  • 25-minute cable car journey
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • This tour is not recommended for elderly or disabled passengers due to restricted access on and off the ferryboat and Ngong Ping cable car. Not wheelchair accessible
  • Cable car will be unavailable due to maintenance on the following 2014 dates: Jun 24-25, Sep 15-19 and Dec 2-3. Transportation by coach will be arranged for these dates
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jennifer S, December 2014

The whole day was well organised, we were picked up from our hotel at the advertised time and taken to the ferry where our guide was waiting for us. Ryan was very knowledgable and gave an interesting commentary, he also made sure the whole group knew exactly what we were going to see at each stopping place and where and when to meet afterwards.
The content of the tour is great, so many excellent experiences and we came away feeling we had really seen and experienced some local culture.

Reviewed by: janissymes, December 2014

Throughly enjoyed the day out. The coach collected us from our hotel on time. We were taken to Hong Kong Island where we got the ferry to Lantau Island. Our guide was very knowledgeable and very good English skills.
Very interesting looking inside the Gaint Buddha and viewing the statues in the surrounding area. Then we went for a vegetarian meal made by the monks. Lovely food.
Then it was off to the cable car for a 25 min trip. A very smooth ride.
I would highly recommend this trip.

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