Meet your private guide on arrival at Hong Kong International Airport and relax on the journey to Lantau Island. Hong Kong’s biggest island is full of beautiful beaches, forested hills and wildlife rich wetlands, making it the ideal place to stretch your legs and get some fresh air in-between flights. Accompanied by your private guide and group of up to 4, set out on one of three different itineraries, depending on your ability level, or customize your own unique route. On completion of your tour, you will be dropped back at the airport to catch your ongoing flight.
Easy level hiking tour:
Set out on an easy coastal walk, affording spectacular ocean views and following a mostly flat route. Along the way, stop at the fishing village of Tai O to enjoy a glimpse of traditional Hong Kong life, admire the stilted houses, and stop for refreshments at a local teahouse.
Short hike and beach tour:
Enjoy a short, moderate-level hike up to the 1181-foot (360-meter) high Ngong Ping plateau, from where you’ll enjoy expansive views over Lantau Island. At the top, take time to walk along the Wisdom Path and admire the island’s star attraction – the historic Po Lin monastery and its famous Big Buddha, a 111-foot (34-meter) high bronze Buddha statue perched high on the hillside. After a morning hike in the hills, spend the rest of the day relaxing on the island’s beaches before being dropped back at the airport.
Challenging hiking tour:
Challenge yourself to a full-day hike that starts in the valley behind Tung Chung and climbs along forested trails to the Ngong Ping plateau. Take time to visit the Big Buddha and Po Lin monastery, and tuck into lunch on the mountaintop (own expense), then enjoy incredible views over the island as you hike to its highest point, Keung Shan, at 1,501 feet (459 meters).
Gaze down over the south side of the island and out to the distant Soko islands, as you hike back down into the valley, passing a varied landscape of scenic wetlands, mangrove swamps and former saltpans. Finally, end your hike in the village of Tai O, where you’ll have time to explore the traditional fishing village and browse the seafood stalls.