We really enjoyed this excursion, as I have two young children that enjoyed feeding the giraffes and the birds and also enjoyed seeing the shows and petting the tiger cubs. The lunch also was fine.
As we were the only people there that day in the tour group, the tour guide was great to allow us to do things in our order and skip some of the shows if we desired.
Also, being monsoon, it rained all day but we bought an umbrella and there is lots of covered areas so we were still able to enjoy the day in the rain.
The water ride is not included in the price and I would advise not to purchase it. Not worth it.
The bus is prompt and a nice ride. It was great to see the countryside. The summer palace was beautiful, though I would have preferred less guided tour and more free time to roam and admire on my own.
The temples were also nice but again would have preferred more time to roam. I also could have personally skipped the very last temple and used more time to perhaps ride an elephant and admire the reclining Buddha.
The boat and the lunch was amazing. The food was very high quality and the boat ride was a relaxing end to the end. That part I enjoyed very much.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
I lived in Hong Kong ten years ago, so I didn't really need a tour. But seeing Lantau is huge and the different transport methods can require a lot of coordination. This trip had everything taken care of, which was excellent. Between Cheung Sha Beach, Tai O fishing village, Ngong Ping Village, etc, this tour helped us see everything.
We did the tour on a Wed so the group was quite small, maybe 12 people total. It was nice to be in a small group like that. I think the value is good for all you see in one day.
Also, we didn't stay at a hotel on the list, but they still picked us up at our hotel. We even had a welcome package waiting at our hotel when we checked in from the tour group. I appreciated all of that.