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The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

From $87.26

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • 5-hour tour with hike on Dragon’s Back trail
  • Hike with a knowledgeable guide through forest, mountain and coastal terrain
  • Get great photo ops over Hong Kong, Big Wave Bay and South China Sea
  • Go for a swim or relax on the beach at Big Wave Bay
  • Experience one of the most popular urban hikes in Asia

What's Included

  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Shau Kei Wan
    Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong

    Shau Kei Wan MTR Exit A2 (Outside the public phone booth on ground level)

Start time

10:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Departure time is 11am, however we are flexible. If you'd like to meet at the different time, please contact us to change the meeting time.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    28 reviews
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    An original and must do experience in Hong Kong.
    exportdai, Feb 2020
    An original and great way of discovering all the beautiful attractions of Hong Kong, with Rory, a knowledgeable guide.
    Response from Host, Feb 2020
    Many thanks for the kind words!
    Alex was my guide. He was very...
    Ivan_R, Aug 2018
    Alex was my guide. He was very professional, provided lots of info on Hong Kong and the various sights along the trail. The hike itself was uphill the first half, then down hill the other half bring water. Will book again next time in Hong Kong. This was one of my favorite things I did in HK. Keep up the hiking tours!!! Thx Alex and Rory.
    Was a enjoyable hike along the...
    tracy r, Feb 2018
    Was a enjoyable hike along the dragons back. Guide was very knowledgeable about the area and history of the island.
    Our guide, Henry, went above and...
    Wendy O, Jan 2018
    Our guide, Henry, went above and beyond what the tour description was by showing us around the back streets of the village we arrived at after the hike was over. The tour itself was informative and scenic and not a high level of fitness was required. The meeting point was easy to find using Hong Kong's fabulous metro system. Overall a day to be remembered!
    Fabulous tour visiting the Hong Kong...
    Susan S, Mar 2017
    Fabulous tour visiting the Hong Kong from the top of dragon back mountain. Definitely not for the someone who has any mobility issues! We are all active runners and found it a good, challenging hike. Our guide was very knowledgable and fun to spend a half day with!
    This was my second hike in HK but...
    Valerie D, Jan 2017
    This was my second hike in HK but not my favorite. Dragon's Back itself is lovely but an easy hike - mostly a walk with a few inclines here and there. If you are in decent shape this will not be challenging. Also - whatever you do - DO NOT GO ON THE WEEKEND! It was so crowded that at multiple points in the hike we were literally walking in a long line with other people. Loud talking all around. Passing people on the trail. If I had gone on a weekday I would have enjoyed this much more. There are some amazing views and photo ops. We were lucky to see some para gliders take off and land which was pretty cool! There are some amazing hiking areas in Hong Kong and I highly recommend checking them out. The other hike I did was in Kai Sung - it was a long, challenging one but wow it was wow it was the best thing I did in Hong Kong!
    The tour changed the time of...
    Tat A, Jan 2017
    The tour changed the time of departure the night before to half a hour earlier but I was out that night and did not see the text until that morning. When I got to the starting point at the bus station, they had already left. I called the tour company and they said the group will wait for me at the beginning of the hike trail until I got there. They instructed me on what bus to take. When I met the tour leader, he said he had tried to call me last night but I did not receive any voicemails and I had called the day before for tour confirmation by leaving a message. Despite this mishap, I had a great hike. I would have given it five stars if they had handled the time change better.
    Rory is an extremely experienced...
    Denise G, Dec 2016
    Rory is an extremely experienced guide and he knows the geographical location of each and every turn at the back of his hand. The hike is perfect for beginners and the view is simply breath-taking. If you have about 4 to 5 hours to spare to see Hong Kong in a different light, this is excellent.
    The Dragons Back Hike was a...
    Michelle_F, Dec 2016
    The Dragons Back Hike was a highlight of our holiday in Hong Kong. I would particularly like to mention Theo who took us on the hike, my husband and I felt we were on a hike with a friend, can thoroughly recommend. The views were amazing and to finish off on the beach with pizza and beer was fab!
    We had a great hiking tour! It was...
    Anna S, Nov 2016
    We had a great hiking tour! It was raining in the morning so our guide suggested a later start. This was perfect since the afternoon was sunny and beautiful. The hike was not difficult and the views magic. We ended at a beach were we could swim and have a cold bear. Fantastic!
    Nice hike, great guide, amazing views...
    Matija N, Jul 2016
    Nice hike, great guide, amazing views and awsome local craft beer at the beach :-)
    The views from the ridge are...
    Kathie L, Jun 2016
    The views from the ridge are fantastic. Our guide, John, was knowledgeable and friendly. We made the trip on one of the hottest days so the first half was a little difficult. The beach at the end is a nice finish.
    Most enjoyable, the weather was...
    jayne_h, Apr 2016
    Most enjoyable, the weather was fantastic with views to match over the Dragon's Back. Great hiking with an excellent guide. We would certainly choose another hike when next in Hong Kong.
    There were only the 2 of us and our...
    Soh Teen Tina T, Sep 2015
    There were only the 2 of us and our guide. Rory was patient and showed a genuine enjoyment in hosting the hike and sharing with us the beauty of the trail and nature. The hike is not for the faint-hearted or people who are not too fit. There were many steps up to the Dragon's Back ridge. Also, being a hiking trail, there were many rocks and tree roots to overcome along the way. But the views from the ridge are worth it.


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