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Shek O Peak (Dragon's Back) Tours

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Shek O Peak (Dragon's Back)
Considered one of the best urban hikes in Asia, Dragon’s Back runs along a ridge, resembling its namesake, in Shek O Country Park. It’s a great way to escape Hong Kong’s concrete jungle and see stunning views of Shek O beach, Tai Long Wan (or Big Wave Bay), Tai Tam Bay, Stanley Peninsula, and the South China Sea.
 
The Basics
Dragon’s Back is one of the most popular hikes in Hong Kong, with a difficulty level ranging from easy to moderately challenging. At 5 miles (8 kilometers) long, it forms the eighth and final stage of the Hong Kong Trail.
 
With straightforward access and a well-marked trail, Dragon’s Back is easy to navigate independently. Those who prefer to hike with company and who wish learn more about the trail and hiking in Hong Kong can go on a guided hike.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Stock up on supplies in Shau Kei Wan before starting the hike, as there are no ways to restock on the trail.
  • A scenic spot overlooks Shek O beach to the east and Dragon’s Back to the northwest.
  • Shek O Peak, at 932 feet (284 meters), is the highest point of the trail and a good spot to enjoy views of Shek O and Tai Long Wan.
  • Many people choose to hike all the way to Big Wave Bay beach, but you can also catch a minibus for part of the last portion of the hike.
 
How to Get There
Take the Island line MTR to Shau Kei Wan Station. Take Exit A to Shau Kei Wan Bus Terminus and bus no. 9 to To Tei Wan entrance on Shek O Road. You can also take the Shek O minibus next to the bus terminus. Look for the well-marked trailhead next to To Tei Wan village.
 
When to Get There
Although it’s possible to hike the Dragon’s Back trail year-round, the Hong Kong summer heat and humidity can be overwhelming for some people. It’s best to start earlier in the morning before it gets too hot and crowded. This is a popular hike, especially on weekends.
 
Longer Hikes in Hong Kong
Those with more time looking to do a longer hike can choose additional portions, or the entirety, of the Hong Kong Trail, which is 31 miles (50 kilometers) long, from the peak to Big Wave Bay. Other trails to consider include the 62-mile (100-kilometer) MacLehose Trail, the 48-mile (78-kilometer) Wilson Trail, and the 43-mile (70-kilometer) Lantau Trail.
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Hike on the Dragon's Back

We will travel to Shau Kei Wan using the MTR underground.After a short stroll through the wet market, we will hop on a bus to go to the beginning of the hike located in Hong Kong’s Country Park.The 7km walk is very pleasant and will take us through Hong Kong’s tropical forest. This will enable your private tour guide to talk about the territory’s geography, wild life and flora.Near the Dragon’s Back top, the trail offers magnificent views of the China Sea, Big Wave Bay, Shek O village and its golf club and of splendid secluded billionaire villas.At the end of the walk, you will have the option to either return to Central with your guide or spend some free time in Shek O village or the nearby Stanley village.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour

For a change of pace from busy Hong Kong, immerse yourself in nature during a half-day outing on the Dragon's Back trail. Considered one of the best urban hikes in Asia, Dragon’s Back features trails that wind along mountains, through forests and down to the white sands of Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay). Gaze over Hong Kong and the South China Sea, and have time to swim or relax on the beach. Your experienced guide provides informative commentary during your walk, which ranges from easy to moderately challenging.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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A Day in Hong Kong, Your Way

With its neon-lit alleys and bustling crowds, Hong Kong can be a disorientating place to visit for the first time. Kickstart your time in HK on a private, custom tour that allows you to create your own sightseeing schedule. Rather than visiting sights that don’t interest you, you’ll tailor an itinerary to your personal interests, whether they lie in food and fashion or culture and history. PLus, a private guide provides personalized recommendations to last your entire trip.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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