Choose from upgrades like a 3-day MTR pass that includes Airport Express tickets or a glass-bottomed crystal cabin Ngong Ping Cable Car. Collect your passes upon arrival when you book in advance. This travel pass combo insures you can make the most of your time in Hong Kong.
- Hong Kong MTR pass and tour combo
- Travel around Hong Kong with a 1-day MTR pass
- Use the vast MTR network to visit popular locations like Disneyland and Central
- Take a Big Buddha walking tour on Lantau Island to see its major cultural attractions
- Admire fantastic views of Lantau Island with a round-trip ride on the Ngong Ping Cable Car in either a standard cabin or the Crystal Cabin, based on option selected
- Upgrade to enjoy three days of unlimited rides on the MTR plus round-trip rides on the Airport Express
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What You Can Expect
Airport Express Pass (if option selected):
Use this helpful pass to get from Hong Kong airport to the city upon arrival and save the return trip for your departure.
Option 1: One-day MTR Pass, Lantau Island Big Buddha Walking Tour and Ngong Ping Cable Car Ride (Standard Cabin):
Arrive at the Ngong Ping Cable Car and hop aboard to make your own way to the assembly point in Ngong Ping Village, where you’ll meet your guide. During the cable car ride, peer down from your standard cabin, enjoying the fabulous views as you travel across Lantau Island!
The 25-minute ride begins in Tung Chung, crosses Tung Chung Bay and gives you unforgettable vistas of the hills, the South China Sea, the Ngong Ping plateau and the Tian Tan Buddha.
Once you’ve met your guide, set off on your Big Buddha walking tour, heading first to Tai O fishing village to check out an example of a traditional fishing village home to the Tanka people. Hop aboard a boat for a brief ride around the village, where you can marvel at the homes built on stilts above the water and hear about the Tanka history as ‘fisherfolk’ (keep your eyes open for pink dolphins, too!).
Next, follow your guide to Ngong Pong Piazza, a plaza made up of four features – New Pai Lau, Bodhi Path, Di Tan and a Chinese landscaped garden – which enhance the traditional Buddhist design of Ngong Ping. As you walk, check out the statues of the ‘Twelve Divine Generals,’ who are said to be protectors of Buddhism.
Continue to Po Lin Monastery, the largest Buddhist temple in Hong Kong, and then finally reach the Big Buddha himself, siting serenely on the Ngong Ping plateau! After climbing the 200+ steps to get up to the statue, take a walk around the site. Admire the detail of the Buddha’s eyes, lips and raised right hand, and hear about its construction in the early 1990s (made of approximately 200 pieces of bronze!). As one of the tallest outdoor seated Buddha statues in the world, it’s one of Hong Kong’s most iconic sights and offers great photo opportunities.
Finally, end your walking tour in Ngong Ping Village, where you can browse the shops and restaurants and catch the cable car for your return ride.
Option 2: One-day MTR Pass, Lantau Island Big Buddha Walking Tour and Ngong Ping Cable Car Ticket (Crystal Cabin):
With this option, enjoy a round-trip ride on the Ngong Ping Cable Car from the comfort of a Crystal Cabin. With its glass bottom, the Ngong Ping Crystal Cabin provides you with unparalleled bird’s-eye views of Lantau Island and the surrounding scenery.
Option 3: Three-day MTR Pass, Round-trip Airport Express, Lantau Island Big Buddha Walking Tour and Ngong Ping Cable Car (Standard Cabin):
Upgrade to this ultimate Hong Kong travel pass combo to also include three days of unlimited travel on the MTR plus a round-trip ticket for the Airport Express. It's the perfect and most convenient way to travel and sightsee around Hong Kong!
Worth it! I took my family on this tour and we didn' t expect to get a boat ride and bus ride to Tai O village and its quite fun not too long. The our guide was really nice and well prepared.
Tour was excellent and very well priced. Our tour guide was Moon who was great and very informative. The tour is quiet independent with no hotel pick up, having to collect your own tickets and identifying the meeting point however people were very helpful and informative at all pick up points.
Excellent day out would deafly recommend booking in advance Saves queueing
Fabulous tour, especially enjoyed the bus trip to Tai O fishing village, monestry and the fact that you are able to skip the long lines for the cable car.
This was a great tour. There's a loooong queue that you can skip with this tour. Our tour guide Laurence was very nice and funny. We took the cable cars, there we got on the bus and went to a fishing village called Tai O and had a short boat tour and a tour of a temple of Taoism. Then we had some free time to go around in the village and eat fresh scallop! After that we took the bus back and went to see another temple called ten thousand buddhas. Then we walked up the 260 staris to see the main attraction big buddha.
I highly recommend this tour since the guided tour gives you as lot of historical information.
great tour. guide was very knowledgeable. well worth the money.
Great value for money, no time wasted in queuing with priority pass
Well planned and good guide
The tour was terrific. Becky was a great tour guide and such a trooper! We had monsoon rains but she still carried out the tour in every detail. I'd say don't let rainy weather scare you from this one. The fishing village had a very misty cool ambience because of it and my photos were wonderful.