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  • Location:Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

Embark on a tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong and visit the Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall at Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery. On this Big Buddha tour with a professional guide, you’ll discover pristine beaches, traditional fishing villages, lush valleys, soaring mountains and spiritual enlightenment. Ride a cable car from Tung Chung with spectacular views of Lantau Island, Ngong Ping Plateau and the South China Sea. Your Lantau Island tour includes round-trip hotel transport, one-way ferry and lunch.

Cable car is closed for maintenance during the below dates. Motorcoach service will be provided on these dates.

December 1st, 2015 to December 2nd, 2015


  • Full-day tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong
  • Ride an express ferry across Hong Kong Harbour to Lantau Island
  • Visit Po Lin Monastery and the Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall on a Big Buddha tour
  • Pass Tai O fishing village and its traditional houses on stilts
  • Take a 25-minute sky rail cable car from Ngong Ping Village to Tung Chung town
  • Enjoy a vegetarian lunch at the monastery
  • Round-trip hotel transport from Hong Kong Island and Kowloon included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You get an extremely knowledgeable guide, a traditional vegetarian lunch and photo ops of a very big Buddha statue! My favorite part is the cable car ride down the mountain – the views are mind-blowing!

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What You Can Expect

Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

Your Lantau Island tour in Hong Kong begins with hotel pickup, followed by an express ferry ride across Hong Kong Harbour. When you reach Lantau Island with your guide, board a coach to beautiful Cheung Sha Beach – Hong Kong's longest beach. From here, head to the unique Tai O fishing village, where you’ll find local fishermen's homes built on stilts.

Your scenic coach journey will take you up a winding mountain road to Ngong Ping Plateau, where the majestic Tian Tan Buddha sits near the Po Lin Monastery. Popularly known as the Big Buddha or Giant Buddha, the statue reaches more than 111 feet (34 meters) high, making it the world's largest seated, outdoor bronze Buddha.

You'll have ample time to enjoy a guided Big Buddha tour, including the colorful Po Lin Monastery and its Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall. A short walk away is the Wisdom Path, where an ancient prayer is inscribed on a series of wooden columns set in a figure eight to signify infinity.

Enjoy a traditional Buddhist vegetarian meal at the monastery, followed by an optional visit to the culturally themed Ngong Ping Village, which offers a range of regional street performances, shows and demonstrations, as well as multimedia attractions.

Your tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong concludes with a descent down the mountain aboard the Ngong Ping 360 sky rail cable car to the Ngong Ping Plateau – a 3-mile (5.7 km) distance away. This 25-minute journey across Tung Chung Bay offers breathtaking panoramic views of the South China Sea along with the awe-inspiring Giant Buddha nestled in the lush mountains landscape.

From Tung Chung Village, return to Kowloon or Hong Kong Island by coach.

Please note:

  • This tour is NOT recommended for elderly or disabled passengers due to restricted access on and off the ferryboat and Ngong Ping cable car. (Cable car subject to operational and weather conditions)
  • Cable car will be unavailable due to maintenance on the following 2014 dates: Jan 14-16, Mar 17-20, Jun 24-25, Sep 15-19 and Dec 2-3. Transportation by coach will be arranged for these dates

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour guide who provided us with the rich history of Lantau Island. The stops provided us with a comprehensive experience taking us from beach, to fishing village, mountain top to experience Big Buddah, lunch in the monestary, shopping and cable car ride down. I would have never been able to experience this without the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful, greatly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A fantastic tour with an excellent guide, the cable car ride was amazing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour, thoroughly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We enjoyed this tour. The tour guide was a local and enjoyed showing us around his home and explaining its history. The big Buddha was worth a visit. The island is scenic and the trip home on the gondola was spectacular

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The guide was great spoke clearly and we understood what she said. The views we.fantastic from big Buda and the gondola. The meal was vegan but was tasty. It was good to get out of hong Kong and see.the.country sidw

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We found this tour to one of the best in the area. Not only the Giant Buddha but the cable car ride was an event not to be missed. The tour guide was informative and looked after the group very well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

most enjoyable would do it again great tour guide and had received the vouches for this trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a great day We were a party of 6 and all had a great time . Very pleased that we decided to go.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

An amazing day highly recommend seeing this

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