Depart in the afternoon from your Hong Kong Island or Kowloon hotel. Meet your guide aboard the coach, which takes you to Tung Chung.
From there, you'll hop on the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car for a 25-minute aerial ride to Ngong Ping Village, a 3-mile (5.7-km) journey over Lantau Island. You're treated to 360-degree panoramic views of the South China Sea and North Lantau Country Park. If you upgraded to a crystal cabin, equipped with a glass bottom, expand your bird's-eye view of rolling grassland slopes right beneath your feet.
You'll have free time to walk around the cultural-themed village of Ngong Ping. Climb the 268 steps to reach the Big Buddha, world's largest outdoor bronze Buddha statue, weighing 250 tons. Gain admission to Po Lin Monastery, the most popular Buddhist temple in HK.
Afterward, you will make a stop at the fishing village of Tai O by coach. Once the largest inhabited settlement on Lantau Island, the village waterfront offers a glimpse into Hong Kong's past and provides a striking contrast with the modern city. A boat trip around the stilt houses of this tightly-knit fishing community is included.
Don't miss the Tai O Heritage Hotel, built in 1902; formerly the Tai O Police Station, the hotel features a colonial design that represents its vintage architectural charm.
At last, you'll transfer back to your hotel by coach.