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How about spending 2 days in Hong Kong? Experience the best of Hong Kong in just two days with our classic tour of Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island. This tour combines the dynamic cityscape of Hong Kong Island with the cultural treasures of Lantau Island, providing you with a diverse and contrasting experience that showcases the best of both worlds.

Hong Kong Island serves as the bustling heart of the city, boasting a dynamic urban landscape adorned with towering skyscrapers, vibrant markets, and a rich colonial history. The island offers a perfect blend of modernity and tradition, allowing you to explore iconic landmarks such as Victoria Peak, which offers breathtaking city views. You can also take a ride on the historic Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour and immerse yourself in the vibrant streets of Central and Causeway Bay.

On the other hand, Lantau Island provides a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage, Lantau Island offers a more laid-back and scenic experience. The island is home to the awe-inspiring Tian Tan Buddha, nestled within the tranquil Po Lin Monastery. You can embark on a breathtaking journey on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, where panoramic views of the island's lush mountains and sparkling seas await. Additionally, the charming Tai O Fishing Village showcases the traditional side of Hong Kong, with its stilt houses, vibrant markets, and glimpses into the local fishing culture.

By combining Hong Kong Island and Lantau Island into a 2-day tour, you have the opportunity to explore the contrasting facets of this dynamic city. From the fast-paced urban lifestyle to the serene natural landscapes, this tour offers a well-rounded experience that highlights the diversity and uniqueness of Hong Kong.

You Can Experience “Must-see & Must-do” with This Tour
Highlight 1: Take the historic Star Ferry to travel from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. The ride offers stunning views of Victoria Harbour and the city skyline. You will be able to see some of Hong Kong's most iconic landmarks, such as the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the International Finance Centre, and the Bank of China Tower.
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Highlight 2: Enjoy a ride on the Peak Tram to reach the summit of Victoria Peak and ascend to the Sky Terrace 428, where you will be greeted with breathtaking 360-degree views of Hong Kong. From this vantage point, you can marvel at the magnificent city skyline, the glistening waters of Victoria Harbour, and the surrounding mountains.
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Highlight 3: Have an in-depth exploration of Lantau Island by taking a ride on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, ascending to the peak, and being captivated by the awe-inspiring Tian Tan Buddha. Afterward, indulge in a serene boat trip to immerse yourself in the charm of Tai O Fishing Village.
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Highlight 4: Unwind and relax on Repulse Bay, a renowned beach and residential area located on the southern coast of Hong Kong Island in the Southern District.
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Hong Kong (2 Days)

1.5 days visit: Victoria Peak, Lantau Island (Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping 360 cable car, Tai O Fishing Village), Repulse Bay, Stanley Market;
Half day free exploration: Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden, Avenue of Stars, Light show

Itinerary Day by Day

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Day 1 Hong Kong Classic Tour | Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Stanley Market

Néih hóu! Hong Kong is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a unique blend of Eastern and Western cultures. It is a global financial center, a major tourist destination, and a foodie's heaven. Today, you will enjoy a half-day guided tour (09:00-13:30, about 4.5 hours) with us to explore the stunning city skyline, the beautiful Victoria Harbour, the traditional way of life, and the beach scenery.

In the morning, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby between 08:50 and 09:00. It's time to enjoy your half-day trip in Hong Kong and explore the stunning skylines from a different perspective. Start by taking the famous Star Ferry (天星小轮) at Tsim Sha Tsui Pier (尖沙咀码头) and cross Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in just 7 minutes. The Star Ferry, a historic ferry service that has been operating in Hong Kong since 1888, offers a unique experience with breathtaking views of the iconic skyline and Victoria Harbor. Disembark at Central Star Ferry Pier (中环天星码头).

After that, pay a visit to the highest point of Hong Kong Island - Victoria Peak (about 552 meters), also known as the Peak, where you can enjoy stunning views of the city skyline from another perspective. You will take the famous Peak Tram, which has been in operation for more than 130 years, and journey through the verdant woods to explore some hidden old buildings that were left behind from old Hong Kong. Once you reach the Peak, make sure to visit the Sky Terrace 428 - an observation deck that offers 360-degree views of the breathtaking Hong Kong skyline and beautiful harbor. Seize this rare opportunity to capture some amazing photos from the top.

Later, escape the bustling cityscape and head to the tranquil Repulse Bay, one of Hong Kong's most famous beaches. Sink your toes into the soft sand, soak up the sun, and take a refreshing dip in the clear waters of the South China Sea. With its picturesque surroundings and serene ambiance, Repulse Bay offers the perfect setting for relaxation. Whether you choose to unwind on the beach or indulge in water activities, this coastal oasis will leave you rejuvenated.

Lastly, head to the vibrant Stanley Market. Explore the lively marketplace teeming with an array of exquisite trinkets, fashionable apparel, and unique souvenirs that cannot be found elsewhere. Indulge in a moment of relaxation by savoring a cup of coffee or beer at one of the charming seaside cafés or pubs, providing respite from the bustling crowds.) Upon concluding the tour, you will be accompanied back to your hotel.

Free exploration in Hong Kong in this afternoon on your own:
You have the option to embark on your own exploration of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple (黄大仙祠) and Nan Lian Garden (南莲园池) during the afternoon. These attractions offer a fascinating glimpse into the cultural and natural beauty of Hong Kong. Additionally, indulge in a memorable stroll along the renowned Avenue of Stars (星光大道), where you can admire the awe-inspiring vistas of Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Island adorned with its towering skyscrapers. If your schedule allows, make sure to catch the mesmerizing "A Symphony of Lights" show (幻彩咏香江) at 20:00, an enchanting display that transforms the Hong Kong skyline into a captivating audio-visual extravaganza, truly a feast for the senses.

DiningDining:
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downtown Hong Kong, Kowloon
Day 2 Hong Kong Lantau Island Tour | Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, Tian Tan Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Tai O Fishing Village

After breakfast, your local guide will meet you in your hotel and take you to visit Lantau Island on a 30-minute ride. En route, you will across Tsing Ma Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge spanning 2160 meters that includes both road and rail traffic.

Upon arrival, you will take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to the peak, which takes about 25 minutes and covers a distance of 5.7 kilometers. This experience will make you feel like you're suspended in mid-air. During the cable car ride, you will have the opportunity to see some of Hong Kong's most iconic landmarks, including the Tian Tan Buddha, the Hong Kong International Airport, and the Tsing Ma Bridge. Additionally, you will enjoy a bird's-eye view of the South China Sea and the surrounding islands. The round-trip cable car fare for a standard cabin is included in our price.

Afterward, your guide will accompany you to the Po Lin Monastery, a peaceful Buddhist monastery referred to as the "Buddhist Kingdom in the South." It was founded in 1906 by three monks from Jiangsu Province. You will have the chance to climb 268 stairs to the base of the Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) for a closer look. This impressive sight stands at 34 meters tall and weighs 250 tons.

Later on, you will take a leisurely hike through the Wisdom Path, which is lined with 38 wooden pillars, each inscribed with a verse from the Heart Sutra, a Buddhist text, providing a serene environment for reflection and contemplation on the teachings of Buddhism. For lunch, you will enjoy vegetarian food at the monastery restaurant. Following that, you will pass through a traditional Chinese village called Ngong Ping Village, characterized by narrow streets and shops selling souvenirs and handicrafts.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Tai O, located on the western coast of Lantau Island. This charming village is renowned for its traditional fishing culture, stilt houses, and the presence of pink dolphins. During the boat tour, you will witness the stilt houses, intricately built above the water to protect them from flooding. This unique architectural feature is a testament to the village's history and resilience. In Tai O, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the fishing culture that still thrives in the village. Many of the residents are skilled fishermen who continue to employ traditional fishing methods, including shrimp paste production and fishing with nets. You will gain insights into their way of life and witness firsthand their dedication to preserving their cultural heritage. One of the iconic attractions of Tai O is the sighting of the pink dolphins, which frequently swim in the waters surrounding the village. These graceful creatures add to the enchanting ambiance of the area and provide a memorable experience for visitors.

Useful travel tips when visiting Lantau Island:
· Wear comfortable shoes: You will be doing a lot of walking and hiking on Lantau Island, so it is important to wear comfortable shoes.
· Bring water and snacks: There are a few restaurants and shops on Lantau Island, but it is a good idea to bring water and snacks with you, especially if you are going to be hiking.

After the tour, you will be escorted either to the Hong Kong International Airport or back to your hotel in Hong Kong. Thank you for choosing Asia Odyssey Travel (AOT) for your Hong Kong tour. We are always dedicated to serving you and look forward to welcoming you again for your future trips to China/Asia.

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In a private tour, it means you will transfer to the tourist attractions in one city by private vehicle. The private car we selected is spacious, comfortable and air-conditioned. And the driver we use are very experienced. As for traveling between two destinations, we use domestic flights (economy seat) or high speed trains (second class seat, usually less than 6 hours). The local guides and drivers will pick you up at the airport/train stations, and escort you to the hotel.
Meals
“B” stands for breakfast. You will have it at your hotel in the morning.
“L” stands for lunch. The restaurants we will arrange for you are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. All are in good sanitary conditions. Your guide will assist you with ordering the dishes.
“D” means dinner. All dinners are excluded in the itinerary. You have the chance to taste some authentic Chinese food and local snacks.
If you have special dietary requirements (vegetarian, halal, kosher, Indian, or gluten-free), please let us know before your booking. We will try our best to take care of you.

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  • Travel across Victoria Harbour
  • Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
  • Sandy beach of Repulse Bay
  • Stanley Market, traditional Chinese market in Hong Kong
  • Stunning views of Avenue of Stars
  • Ngong Ping Cable Car Experience
  • Big Buddha on Lantau Island
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  • Take boat trip to explore Tai O Fishing Village

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