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Are you tired of spending long hours at the airport during layovers? Well, we have great news for you! Make the most of your layover time in Hong Kong with our exciting round-trip tour options. Whether you choose to explore Lantau Island (A Tranquil Oasis, for 5-6 hours), Hong Kong Island & Kowloon (The Heartbeat of the City and a Fusion of Tradition and Modernity, for 7-8 hours), we guarantee an unforgettable experience that will leave you mesmerized by the vibrant charm of this incredible city.

No matter which option you choose, our Hong Kong layover tours ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience. Our friendly guides will handle all the logistics, ensuring you return to the airport in a timely manner, with cherished memories of your Hong Kong adventure. Don't let your layover go to waste! Maximize your time in Hong Kong and discover the wonders of this captivating city. Hong Kong awaits you!

You Can Experience “Must-see & Must-do” with This Tour
Highlight 1: 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 2: Step into a world of skyscrapers, bustling markets, and vibrant street scenes. Discover the city's iconic landmarks, such as Victoria Peak, Victoria Harbor, and Aberdeen Fishing Village.
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Highlight 3: Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Hong Kong by visiting the historic Wong Tai Sin Temple, known for its colorful architecture and spiritual significance. Take a leisurely stroll along the iconic Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, offering stunning views of Victoria Harbour and the glittering skyline.
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Hong Kong (5-8 Hours)

5-6 Hours Stopover Time - Visit Lantau Island
7-8 Hours Stopover Time - Visit Hong Kong Island and Kowloon

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Day 1 Hong Kong Layover Tour | 2 Options to Visit Lantau Island, Hong Kong Island, Kowloon

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. To get a glimpse of Hong Kong, you can explore various areas and attractions based on your available time. Here are some recommendations:

Recommendation One: 5-6 Hours Stopover Time - Visit Lantau Island

Upon arrival at Lantau Island, 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 give you the sensation of being 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.

Afterward, your guide will accompany you to the Po Lin Monastery, a peaceful Buddhist monastery often 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. Following that, you will pass through a traditional Chinese village called Ngong Ping Village, characterized by narrow streets and shops selling souvenirs and handicrafts.

The last stop is 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.

Recommendation Two: 7-8 Hours Stopover Time - Visit Hong Kong Island and Kowloon

During the layover time, your guide will take you to visit the highlights of both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. First, drive to the Aberdeen Fishing Village (香港仔), where you will experience an interesting contrast and change of pace from the bustling Hong Kong business district. Aberdeen is a historic fishing village located in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island and is one of the oldest and most traditional fishing villages in the city. Take a sampan ride through the village and witness the traditional way of life of the boat people. Visit the Aberdeen Wholesale Fish Market and see the fresh seafood that is caught and sold in Hong Kong. If time permits, take a stroll along the Aberdeen Promenade and enjoy the breathtaking views of the harbor and the surrounding mountains.

Later, drive to the Peak in 30 minutes, reaching the highest point of Hong Kong Island - Victoria Peak (about 552 meters). From here, you can enjoy stunning views of the city skyline from a different perspective. Take the famous Peak Tram, which has been in operation for over 130 years, and journey through the verdant woods to explore some hidden old buildings that have been preserved 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. Capture some amazing photos from the top.

Afterward, take the famous Star Ferry (天星小轮) from Central Star Ferry Pier (中环天星码头) 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 Harbour. Disembark at Tsim Sha Tsui Pier (尖沙咀码头).

Next, to immerse yourself in the local culture, visit the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple (黄大仙祠), a popular Taoist temple in Kowloon. Marvel at its beautiful architecture and enjoy the serene atmosphere as you explore the temple grounds.

Explore the vibrant district of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. Visit the bustling Nathan Road, known for its shopping and entertainment options. Take a leisurely walk along the Avenue of Stars, where you can admire the spectacular views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong Island skyline. If time allows, explore the lively street markets of Temple Street Night Market or Ladies' Market, where you can find a variety of local goods, including clothing, accessories, and souvenirs. The remaining time allows you to indulge in the vibrant street scene of Kowloon, with its bustling markets, shops, and restaurants. Take the opportunity to try some local street food or dine at a traditional Cantonese restaurant to savor the flavors of Hong Kong cuisine.

At the end of the layover, your guide will ensure that you are safely returned to the airport, allowing you to make your onward journey with lasting memories of your visit to Hong Kong.

More Ideas for Layover Exploration:If you have more than 8 hours for your layover in Hong Kong, there are several options you can consider. One suggestion is to visit both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Island to explore the highlights of both areas. However, if you would like to customize your trip based on your preferences, interests, and the amount of time available, we can provide some recommendations and help you create a personalized itinerary.

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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Price: What’s Included & What’s Excluded

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The above price is based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on travel date, group size, hotel class, program in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.

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Professional licensed English-speaking local guide
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Our service from tour planning, handling, operational and finishing your trip

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Transportation
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.

Accommodation & Hotel Condition for Your China Tour

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Have a good sleep everyday is very important during your China tour. In a private tour, you can decide on your own which hotel class you want - luxury 5 star, comfortable 4-star or economic 3-star.
All the hotels in each destination we selected are at good location, close to commercial street or tourist attractions. And, all the hotels we use have a business relationship for many years and they have windows, air-conditioners, hot water, showers, wifi... (except for basic accommodation condition when travel to Mount Everest) to ensure you luxury and comfortable sleep experience. The staff can speak English and they will provide you the high quality service. If you have any requirements, you can ask them to help.

Photo Gallery for This Itinerary

  • Scenic Ngong Ping for Beautiful View
  • Big Buddha on Lantau Island
  • Dedicated to Wong Tai Sin
  • Enjoy iconic skyline of Hong Kong from Avenue of Stars
  • The Peak Tram, Hong Kong
  • Admire the cityscape from Victoria Peak

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Tour Code: AOT-THK-004
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