352 reviews of Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong
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Reviewed by Anonymous, May 2013
Reviewed by Hendrik H, South Africa, May 2013
Was very well organized. Two excellent day outings!!!
Reviewed by Christine G, May 2013
This tour which is run by a local tour company, Lantau Tours, was really excellent. Ryan, our guide, is a Lantau native and has a real passion for his island. The narrative was both informative and, at times hilarious, Ryan really is entertaining and knowledgable. The tour starts with a relaxing ferry trip to one end of Lantau then a bus drive to a beachside pit stop then on to one of the few remaining traditional fishing villages. This stop included a short boat ride through the village, this was particularly poingnant as we passed some of the stilt houses that had burnt down only a couple of nights before. Back on the bus and a very scenic drive over the island to the Giant Buddha. Instead of walking up to the Buddha the bus dropped the group off at the top allowing for a more leisurely walk down to the Ning Ping Monastery for lunch (Ryan even organised for the bus to wait at the top car park to drive one passenger with a baby and another two with mobility problems back down after touring the Buddha, since he considered the walk down too difficult). The vegetarian lunch was delicious and very filling. The final highlight of the tour was the cable car ride down from the Giant Buddha site to North Lantau. This was fantastic, the ride is about 5 kms long up and down over peaks and valleys with a fantastic view of the new Hong Kong airport at the end. This is a great tour, Ryan is a wonderful guide and made the trip a highlight of my Hong Kong holiday.
Reviewed by Kaneloc, April 2013
The tour was very enjoyable. We had sufficient time at each stop to enjoy and take in all the attractions.
The only negative was that we were picked up at 8, as expected, however we we transferred between buses and had to wait for people not on time which meant we did not had off to the tour until after 9.
Would highly recommend.
Reviewed by Anthony H, April 2013
Everything very good, but feel we should have been warned about tofu lunch. Although not allergic , would not eat it if known.
Reviewed by Bev W, April 2013
Great day,great value, unbelievable meal and fantastic cable car journey. Add to this knowledgeable and pleasant tour leader and well run day. Will recommend this to all on our return home.
Reviewed by Lorraine C, April 2013
Wonderful day out - the tour rep was excellent. The longest cable car ride I have ever been on anywhere in the world - breathtaking (literally!) at times.
Reviewed by Julia A, March 2013
Exscellent day trip. Nice small group, our guide Ben was very pleasant, everything ran to time and was as promised. The lunch was our only disappointment, of very poor quality and any soft drinks were charged as extra. 'Service' was extremely poor.
Reviewed by Glenis S, March 2013
Great tour and very informative guide. Experienced coach driver. Lunch at the Monastery was fantastic.
Reviewed by Jean W, March 2013
There were four of us who travelled on this tour and we all enjoyed it immensely. It was so interesting to drive around this large island and find that it was not densely populated.... The big Budda was amazing and the vegetarian meal we had was a delightful surprise...... Only disappointing thing was we didn't get to ride the cable car as it was closed for maintenance, otherwise a great day......
Reviewed by KEL50, March 2013
This tour was excellent covering the temple and history of the Budda. I would recommend it but advise passengers there is a lot of walking and stairs to see everything without missing picturesque parts of the tour by riding in the bus as the alternative. Lunch was interesting and plentiful.. The floral gardens around the temple were beautiful and the tour guide was very helpful.
Reviewed by Craig D, March 2013
We had a large group as the cable car was being closed for maintenance from the following day, Ryan the guide looked after us very well.
Reviewed by Lisa x, March 2013
This tour was fantastic, a must do when in Hong Kong, especially enjoyed the cable car ride it is a one of a kind ride ;)
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