Lantau Island Tours

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The largest of Hong Kong’s outlying islands, Lantau is twice the size of Hong Kong Island, yet it has only a fraction of the population. Where Hong Kong is an urban jungle of sorts, Lantau is a mostly quiet escape famous for its long beaches, traditional fishing villages, Buddhist monuments, outlet shopping, and mountainous interior popular with hikers. The northern tip of the island is home to both Hong Kong International Airport and Hong Kong Disneyland.

The Basics
Whether arriving in Hong Kong by air or spending a day with Mickey Mouse, many travelers find themselves on Lantau Island at some point during their Hong Kong trip. But the rest of the island is worthy of exploration as well, especially for those looking for a break from the urban buzz of central Hong Kong. Ride the Ngong Ping cable car to the Po Lin Monastery with its bronze Big Buddha statue (also called the Tian Tan Buddha), search for dolphins from stilt houses in the Tai O fishing village, hike to the top of Lantau Peak, bask in the sun along Cheung Sha Beach or Pui O Beach, or dine on freshly caught seafood at Discovery Bay.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • You can choose between adventure and culture tours on Lantau Island.
  • Many Lantau tours include round-trip transportation to and from your hotel in Hong Kong.
  • The northern part of the island is the busiest; head south to see a more rural Lantau.
  • Remember to bring sunscreen and water, as the area can get hot and humid.
  • Wear suitable shoes comfortable for walking over uneven ground.

How to Get to Lantau Island
The fastest way to get to Lantau Island from Hong Kong is by taking the MTR to Tung Chung station. The ride takes about 25 minutes and connects with the special rail service shuttling guests to Disneyland. More scenic is the ferry ride departing from Central Hong Kong to either Discovery Bay or Mui Wo.

When to Get There
The weather tends to be cool and dry between October and February, making it a pleasant time to visit. Expect temperatures in the upper 80s with high humidity during the summer months. Budget-minded travelers should plan to visit on a weekday or Saturday, as ferries and buses impose a surcharge on Sundays and public holidays.

Where to Find the Best Views on Lantau Island
Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak gets all the attention for its panoramic views, but Lantau has some gems of its own. For a stellar sunrise view of the island and the South China Sea, give Lantau Peak a try (you can hike to the top or take a cable car ride), or for a romantic spot to bid farewell to the day, climb up to the aptly named Sunset Peak.
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Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ticket on Lantau Island

Fly over Lantau Island with a ticket for the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car. When you reach the top after the 25-minute ride, you can explore the attractions at your leisure. Visit Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping Village, the Wisdom Path, and Tian Tan Buddha, a.k.a. Big Buddha. When booking, select either a one-way or round-trip ride with the option to upgrade to a Crystal Cabin, which features a glass bottom.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
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Coach Day Tour - Lantau Island Visiting and Giant Buddha Cable Car Tour Plus Tai O Boat Ride

This tour allows you to tick off visits to all the important Lantau Island attractions in one 7-hour tour, and includes convenient transportation in between. Pickup and drop-off at Kowloon hotels, all admission and transportation costs, and vegetarian lunch are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$134.70
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Lantau Enlightenment Afternoon Tour

See the Tian Tan Buddha statue (Big Buddha) on a visit to Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island — a popular destination almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island. This sightseeing tour includes a ticket for the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car and a boat ride around Tai O, a quaint fishing village where the houses stand on stilts. You have the option to upgrade to a glass-bottom crystal cabin at booking.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$116.07
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Cable Car Group Tour with Hotel Pickup in Hong Kong Island

Rather than juggling public transport, relax in air-conditioned comfort on this convenient coach tour of Lantau Island. Get skip-the-line access to the Ngong Ping 360 cable car and admire the Tian Tan Buddha. After a tour of Po Lin Monastery and a Chinese vegetarian lunch, take a boat trip around Tai O fishing village. Tour includes round-trip transfers from select Hong Kong hotels.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Lantau Island Sunset Tour Plus Airport Express and MTR

Stretch out your travel budget and make the most of this money-saving transport and tour combo — a Viator Exclusive that you won’t find anywhere else! Head straight into the city with your round-trip Airport Express tickets, then use your full-day MTR (Mass Transit Railway) pass to travel wherever you want to go. That's not all: enjoy a guided tour of Lantau island, including round-trip transport on the Ngong Ping Cable Car, a cruise around Tai O village, a 3-course dinner at the Tai O Heritage Hotel and an evening stargazing excursion.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR, Airport Express, Ngong Ping Cable Car, Motion 360 and Walking with Buddha

Ensure a smooth and stress-free sightseeing experience in Hong Kong by pre-booking this great-value Hong Kong and Lantau Island combo. Ideal for those short on time or money, this convenient combo includes round-trip Airport Express transfers and a full-day travel pass for the MTR (Mass Transit Railway). That’s not all: also included is a return ticket for the Ngong Ping Cable Car to Lantau Island and admission to the Walking with Buddha and Motion 360 theater attractions. Simply collect your pre-paid passes at the airport when you arrive and you’re ready to go!
  • Duration: 1 day
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The Best of Hong Kong and Macau

Explore Hong Kong and Macau's top attractions with ease and efficiency on this 8-day tour, which includes trips to the area's must-see attractions such as the Tian Tan Buddha and Disneyland. This tour includes all activities, meals, and accommodation as per itinerary.
  • Duration: 8 days
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

Pay a visit to the Giant Buddha, visit Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery and explore the island of Lantau on this incredible tour, complete with a professional and friendly guide. You’ll get a taste of the beautiful beaches, fishing villages and stunning mountain ranges that make this destination so unique, while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the spirituality and Buddhist practices that drive the culture here. The tour includes lunch, a one-way ferry ride and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private 5-Hour Driving Tour of Lantau from Hong Kong

Located just 45 minutes from Hong Kong, Lantau Island's natural and cultural attractions make it an ideal day trip destination. This private tour of the island includes skip-the-line access to the famous Big Buddha statue as well as a trip to the "Venice of Hong Kong," Kwan Tai Temple, and more, all with comfortable private transportation and informative commentary.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O

Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Lantau Island, known as the 'Lungs of Hong Kong,' during this 7- to 8-hour private tour. With your dedicated guide, get personalized attention and the opportunity to ask plenty of questions while exploring the island's top attractions, including a boat ride at Tai O and a trip on the Ngong Ping cable car.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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US$94.62
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour

Explore the city with ease using this one-day travel pass and tour combo that hits all of the Hong Kong highlights. Enjoy a day of unlimited Mass Transit Railway (MTR) use and a round-trip ride on the Ngong Ping Cable Car over Lantau Island. See the sights on a Big Buddha walking tour once you arrive on the island and pay a visit to Tai O fishin village and the famous Big Buddha. 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.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Full Day Lantau Island Small Group Tour in Hong Kong

Visit some of Lantau Island’s most well-known and intriguing spots all in one day on this 7-hour tour. Make your way by cable car up to Big Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha), where you can choose to go up the 268 steps to the top. Then, head over to the village of Tai O to see a Taoist temple and two remaining shrimp sauce production factories. Stop for lunch at a UNESCO site, and take a boat ride by stilt houses built right on the water.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Three Dragon Gorge River Walking Tour

Spend your day exploring Yellow Dragon Gorge, a secluded oasis nestled on Lantau Island. An expert guide accompanies you on foot while you venture into a wondrous landscape of vertical cliffs and waterfalls. Expect a moderately difficult hike with some technical challenges as you cross boulders upstream then cool off in natural pools. This 6-hour tour starts and ends in Tung Chung, not far from the Hong Kong airport.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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E-Ticket Combo: 2-way Hong Kong to Macau Turbojet plus Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car

Enjoy not one but two great days out with this fun combo: skip-the-line access to the Ngong Ping 360 cable car and round-trip TurboJET tickets to Macau. Soar over the South China Sea and Lantau Island on the cable car; spend the next day exploring Macau via the high-speed TurboJET ferry. You can also book tickets just for the TurboJET: please choose between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island when booking.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Hong Kong Layover Hiking Tour to Lantau Island

Hong Kong is a hugely popular layover destination, but even with just a day to spare, you don’t have to follow the crowds. This private hiking tour will introduce you to another side of Hong Kong, away from the busy city streets and noisy theme parks. Choose from three easy-to-challenging hiking routes, and explore the idyllic scenery of Lantau Island, marvel at landmarks such as the Big Buddha and Po Lin monastery, then experience local life in Tai O Village.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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