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  • Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)

Cheung Chau Island, also known as Long Island, is only a short ferry ride from Hong Kong.

Highlights

  • Escape Hong Kong on this relaxing tour of Cheung Chau Island
  • Enjoy a sumptuous Dim Sum lunch at a local restaurant
  • See 3,000 year old Bronze-Age rock carvings
  • Visit Pak Tai Temple and Tin Tau Temple
  • Free time to explore Cheung Chau Island, relax on the beach or hire a bike
  • Photo opportunities
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup

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What You Can Expect

Cheung Chau (Long Island) Tour with Dim Sum lunch

Cheung Chau (Long Island) Tour with Dim Sum lunch

The tour begins with the Pak Tai Temple, supreme Emperor of the Dark Heaven. Walk down to the beautiful Tung Wan Beach with its clear water and soft sand before exploring 3,000 year old Bronze-Age rock carvings and old fishing communities of West Bay, Cheung Po Tsai Cave. The next stop is a visit to Tin Hau Temple where followers come to worship the Goddess of Sea.

Pick up from selected hotels to the Outlying Islands Pier for a relaxing ferry ride to Cheung Chau (Long Island) which is about 12 kilometers southwest of the busy Hong Kong Island. The tour begins from the Pak Tai Temple (supreme Emperor of the Dark Heaven). Built in 1783, the temple's layout is in the form of traditional Chinese architecture, such as ceramic figurines on the roof ridges, mural of auspicious motifs and stone lions in the forecourt. Next walk down the beautiful Tung Wan Beach with its clear water and soft sand, a most popular spot for windsurfing and canoeing. The 3,000 year old Bronze-Age rock carvings can be seen with geometric graphics and abstract animal images.

Walk through the old main street of Pak She Street and San Hing Street, you will see a typical island community. After take 20 minute sampan ride to cruise inside the typhoon shelter to see the historical and cultural aspects of old fishing communities to West Bay, Cheung Po Tsai Cave. The mysterious cave reputed to have been the hideout of notorious 19th Century pirate Cheung Po Tsai (Prince of Pirates), who is said to have commanded followers of 2 thousand and a fleet of 600 junks.

The next stop is a Tin Hau Temple. Local people come to the temple for guidance by shaking the prediction box. Take a walk along the beautiful scenery of West Lane from Sai Wan to a local restaurant for dim sum lunch, after which you will have free time to explore the island by foot or on a bike.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Beddi was a great guide. The group was small and very different ages but Beddi managed to keep everyone involved and interested. Thank you Beddi. Laura Li and Brad Tyler.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2011

Very good tour, the tour guide Ming, was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

This tour was really good, we were a family of three who had the guide to ourselves. Ming told us more than we could find in a book about the history and culture of the people on the island and other relevant facts about the Chinese in general. I would recomend this to anyone who wants to see the real deal in a small village not the tourist hot spots that dont let you experience anothers way of life.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2011

Excellent tour we were the only ones on the trip so received excellent service throughout

Miwa K
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

I highly recommend this tour. The local guide was friendly, efficient and good hearted. I enjoyed the sampan ride very much. The only downside was that the lunch was not very appetizing but you can buy buns at bakeries on the back streets.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

Excellent trip around Cheung Chau Island. Lunch was delicious and the guide was very informative.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

INTERESTING

Christopher B
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended May 2012

Had a local tour guide from Cheung Chau who was very proud of his small part of the world. Easy to understand with a lovely demeanour. Our guide took us to a small cramped 2 storey restaurant, where he asked us what we wanted to try and then had it ordered. The food was served quickly. It was tasty, but we were all very conscious of the fact we didn't want to get ill, so we all used the hot green tea (supplied free) to wash our small bowls before putting the food into it. It was an experience one must try, and we can happily report, no-one out of the 4 in our group were ill. The place was also full of locals, which is a good sign.

Allan S
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended January 2010

I've spent a lot of time in Hong Kong over the years, but never visited some smaller islands. So I took an organized tour. In this case there were only three people on this tour myself, my partner, and another Australian woman, plus our tour guide. Well organized, punctual, and interesting history given of the island by our very friendly and pleasant tour guide. It was absolutely no fault of the tour guide, but it was very humid always at this time of year, so the tour could not be enjoyed to its fullest, simply because it's a walking tour of the island. I would recommend that it would be better to take this tour in the cooler months of maybe October November, or February March, unless you enjoy walking in high humidity. The included Dim Sum lunch was pleasant but don't expect 5-Star at a regular and fortunately air conditioned local restaurant. It seemed a pity and somewhat sad that our tour guide was not able, maybe not allowed ,to join the three of us for lunch. We almost felt somewhat embarrassed that he apparently although he did not indicate so, it's my assumption he was not supposed to eat with his guests. Seemed a bit strange to the three of us, and would have been a more pleasant lunch had he been able to join us. Never-the-less, it was a worthwhile and interesting 6 hour trip, we could have stayed longer on the island had we wished, but we all just wanted to get back into the air conditioned ferry back to Hong Kong, to a car-less island, where bicycles seem to be the main means of transport.
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