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Afternoon tour - Lantau Enlightenment Tour

Kowloon, Hong Kong
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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.
  • Half-day Lantau Island sightseeing tour
  • Skip-the-line access to Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car
  • Po Lin Monastery and Big Buddha at Ngong Ping Village
  • Boat ride around Tai O fishing village
  • Hotel transport from more than 60 hotels on Hong Kong Island or Kowloon
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Pickup from major centrally located hotels. Or meet tour guide & other tourists at a departure point
Do you pickup from my hotel, or ask me to go to a departure point? Book now and see pickup time.
Fast Pass one-way Ngong Ping cable car (crystal cabin is optional with additional fee)
Tian Tan Buddha Statue (informally known as the Big Buddha)
Po Lin Monastery
Ngong Ping Village
Tai O Fishing Village
The Stilts House (Boat Ride Included)
Tai O Heritage Hotel (Grade II historic building)
Due to expectation to explore downtown & traffic in rush hour, drop off is offered in 6 places only.
Kowloon Side: Royal Plaza Hotel, The Kowloon Hotel, Kowloon Shangri-La hotel.
Hong Kong Island Side: Harbour Grand Hong Kong, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, IFC Shopping Mall
After tour, you will be dropped off at one of the above 6 places. Please inform a preferred place.
2-way taxi fare between your hotel and the departure point if your hotel is not in the pickup list.
Pickup from a hotel in Shenzhen

Departure Point

1: B. P. International House, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
2: Harbour Grand Hong Kong, 23 Oil St, North Point, Hong Kong
3: Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees, 199 Kowloon City Rd, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong
4: Harbour Plaza Metropolis, 7 Metropolis Dr, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
5: Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong, 50 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
6: Imperial Hotel, 32-34 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
7: InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70號 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
8: Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, 3 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
9: Prince Hotel, Harbour City, 23 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
10: Metropark Hotel Mongkok, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
11: Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
12: The Cityview, 23 Waterloo Rd, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
13: The Kowloon Hotel, Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup service is available from 50+ major hotels in Kowloon and 35+ hotels on Hong Kong Island.

Departure Time

12:30 PM

Return Details

1: The Kowloon Hotel, Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
2: Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
3: Harbour Grand Hong Kong, 23 Oil St, North Point, Hong Kong
4: Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
5: ifc mall, 8 Finance St, Central, Hong Kong
6: Royal Plaza Hotel, 193 Prince Edward Rd W, Kadoorie Hill, Hong Kong
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 an 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. 

Enjoy free time to walk around the cultural-themed village of Ngong Ping. Climb the 268 steps to reach the Big Buddha, the 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 the end of your tour, you'll be dropped off in Hong Kong Island or Kowloon.
Stop At:  
Lantau island
Join us for a relaxing afternoon in your Hong Kong vacation. The adventure will begin every afternoon from Lantau Island, a popular place to experience another side of Hong Kong for travellers.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ngong Ping 360
In this tour, you will see breath-taking view by riding the Ngong Ping cable car, the best starting point to the Big Buddha. Ngong Ping Cable Car connects Tung Chung and Ngong Ping. The 5.7km cable car journey offers visitors spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of South China Sea, Hong Kong International Airport, North Lantau Country Park and Giant Buddha.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery
In Ngong Ping village (surrounded by lush mountains), you will see scenic and interesting attractions everywhere. Known as the "Buddhist Kingdom in the South", Po Lin Monastery is the most popular Buddhist temple in HK.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
A must-go attraction in the village is the extraordinary bronze Big Buddha Amoghasiddhi statue (erected in 1993 and 34 metres high, weights 250 tons).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tai O
You will then take a coach to the historic Tai O fishing village. Traditional stilt houses and its market are very famous, not to mention the boat ride, you will feel the breeze on your face with fresh air! The boat ride will take you exclusively to the Tai O heritage hotel which previously was one of the earliest police stations built in New territories. In Tai O, you will see community of fisherfolks who’ve been living there for generations yet only a few old villagers remain to live in a traditional way there for now.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will be picked up from hotel lobby, or you will be advised to meet with your tour guide and other tourists at the nearest departure point. This tour is a seat-in-coach tour. You will buy a seat on a tour coach, share an escorted tour with other tourists. If you do not like the lengthy tour start time, please choose the option of "Private Upgrade -Crystal Cabin".
  • If you stay in a local home or a hotel not in the pickup list, please inform of the address upon booking. You will be informed of the nearest pickup hotel and pickup time to meet your tour guide. Your reply of approval of this pickup arrangement and deadline of apply time is critical. No show at the meeting place will receive no refund.
  • If you book an activity less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled activity start time, you are required to telephone the local tour supplier immediately right after your booking. The telephone number of the local tour supplier is displayed on your voucher. The office is open from 0700 to 2100 Hong Kong time. If no one answers the phone call after office hour, please telephone again at 0700 next day to add you in the pickup list. Otherwise the tour bus will not go to your hotel.
  • Upon pickup, your tour guide will find you by eye contact, or read your name from the pickup list. Meeting point is hotel lobby or you will be advised of the nearest meeting place to meet with your guide. Please be waiting at the meeting place 10 minutes prior to departure. No refund for your no show or late arrival.
  • At the cable car station, most people line up to buy ticket on site and enter through Individual Entry. The normal waiting time is 2 hours. Your prepaid confirmation coupon allows you to use Group Entry. Less people line up here. Group Entry is a privilege benefit for travel agents' customers only.
  • Coach transportation between Tung Chung and Ngong Ping will be arranged as a substitute when the cable car service is suspended due to maintenance, or severe weather warning.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • $20 retail cash coupon will be issued for use in Ngong Ping 360 souvenirs shops if the boat ride in Tai O village is suspended.
  • This tour is not open for customers who live in a hotel on Lantau Island (Disney Resorts, Novotel Citygate, SkyCity Marriott, Regal Airport Hotel etc): You will be asked to book a morning tour including lunch, 2-way cable car transfers: (1) The meeting time is 10:55 at the Taxi Stand at Tung Chung; (2) Tour ends at Tung Chung Cable Car Station at 4pm. (3) Please use the keyword "Coach Day Tour - Lantau Island Visiting and Giant Buddha Cable Car Tour Plus Tai O Boat Ride" to find this morning tour on Internet. (4) Taxi transportation will be arranged by yourself. It costs around HKD118 one way for 20 minute driving distance.
  • Pickup service is not available from airport, cruise terminal, subway station and railway station.
  • How to join in this tour from Kai Tak Cruise Terminal: Please take a taxi for 15 minute to meet with your tour guide in the lobby of Harbour Plaza Metropolis (7 Metropolis Drive) at 12:40.
  • How to join in this tour from Ocean Cruise Terminal: Please walk for 6 minute to meet with your tour guide in the lobby of Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel (3 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui) at 12:55.
  • How to join in this tour from West Kowloon Station: Please take a taxi for 15 minute to meet with your tour guide in the lobby of B P International House (8 Austin Road) at 12:40.
  • How to join in this tour from airport: (1) Please take 24-minute Airport Express train, get off at Kowloon Station, go out from Exit D1, walk for 97m (2 minute) to W Hong Kong Hotel (Add: 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon). The pickup time from W Hong Kong Hotel is 12:40am daily. Your tour guide has a pickup list and will find you in the lobby. After tour, come back to W Hong Kong Hotel at 18:30 after tour. From Airport Station, the 1st train leaves at 05:54. From Kowloon Station back to airport, the last train leaves at 00:52. (2) You take your own risk of missing your flight. Please only book this tour when your flight leaves from HKG after 22:00. The latest information of security check from airport is: Access control measures are being taken at terminals. Visitors are advised to arrive 3 hours before departure for proper checks. All booking request missing departure flight information and leaving HKG before 22:00 will not be accepted. (3) Round trip airport express fare or taxi fare will be paid by yourself. No refund or discount on original tour price. (4) No refund for no show or late arrival caused by arrival flight cancel and arrival flight delay.
  • Kindly remind our tour coach is for sightseeing only, there is no luggage room, your luggages might be put between seats. So please do not travel with big luggages. If you need hotel pickup, a tour, and going directly to airport after this tour, your booking will be rejected.
  • The standard cancellation policy is: (1) a 100% refund for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. (2) Cancellations made within 24 hours of the start date of the experience will receive no refund.
  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Century Holiday Travel Group Co., Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Afternoon tour - Lantau Enlightenment Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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  • "Thus allowing more time to visit the Big Buddha which was truly fantastic" See review
  • "I would recommend over the Hop On/Hop Off tour, you get more of Hong Kong than just buildings." See review


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Great Experience
, Nov 2019
With the unrest in HK this company took extra efforts to make sure we were safe. They kept the full size bus for only eight people. This company puts customers safety above profits. Good for them!! The tour was excellent as well. Zero lines or crowds.
Great Tour of the Big Buddha but room for improvement
James T
, Oct 2019
The tour combined our tour with tourist from South America that spoke very little English. This caused the guide to have her attention divided. Since our guide didn't speak Spanish, this made communications difficult. Also, our tour was diverted out of our way to take some tourist to Disneyland. This significantly reduced the amount of time we had to visit our scheduled sites. Additionally, we visited a fishing village and took a boat ride. However, there was no guide or explanation of what we saw or the significance of why we were there. That being said, the boat ride and visit to that village could have been eliminated. Thus allowing more time to visit the Big Buddha which was truly fantastic
Lantau with a bonus
Peter B
, Oct 2019
Picked up on time by our guide that showed us to the bus. Once on our way, we were given a description of what was going to happen on the tour and what to expect from our great guide Cecilia. Started with the cable cart ride which was spectacular and took us up to the Buddha and the monastery. The Buddha is impressive and the monastery beautiful. After taking in the views we got on a bus and was taken to Tai O. A charming little village we walked through to board our boat. A small tour of the village then out of the harbour. Once out the captain heard that there was some dolphins close so we sped out and there they were. Saw quite a few of them before they moved on. That in itself was worth the whole tour. Great tour, fully recommended it.
Nice Tour!
Jon W
, Jul 2019
We were in Hong Kong for a short time. We were deciding between this tour or a Hop On/Hop Off tour. This is out of the city, and shows a different aspect of the country. We even had an impromptu dolphin trip when we visited Tai O (fishing village). I would recommend over the Hop On/Hop Off get more of Hong Kong than just buildings.
Not enough time 😩
Carolyn H
, Apr 2019
Cable car was brilliant but we only had 40 mins at the big Buddha which wasn’t long enough to climb up plus have lunch and look at the shops so had to miss out on food and shopping. Fishing village was a nice detour with the boat ride. We were lucky enough to see a dolphin. Needs longer time at each place
Good way to visit Big Buddha and Tai O fishing village
, Apr 2019
We really enjoyed our afternoon tour with Andy. It made it easy to visit the Big Buddha and Tai O fishing village in about 6 hours. The price was reasonable with all tickets needed included. You also get to skip the long line to ride the cable car.
, Apr 2019
a very organised tour , tour guide entertaining, got to skip line at cable car. had fun time, got to see the bridge that goes from Hong Know to Macau (bonus) was not expecting to see that. i would recommend this tour company to my friends and would use them again for sure
Enjoyable and well executed
, Jan 2019
Well advertised. Good communication for booking process and follow-up. Comfortable coach. Excellent guide. Pleasant and informative exposure to Hong Kong highlights.
The Big Buddha cable ride
, Dec 2018
It was a lot of fun on the ride but it got so foggy when we got up to the top of the mountain that we could not see the Big Buddha. The temples up there were beautiful it is a must see.
Enjoyed this tour. It was well...
Eva H
, Mar 2018
Enjoyed this tour. It was well organised. We had a clear day for the cable car with phenomenal views. The tour guide was informative and we were given time to explore the monastery and hike to Big Buddha. I opted to browse through the halls and then ordered food from the monastery cafeteria and sat on the tables provided to eat.The time was a bit tight for a hike up to the Big Buddha you would have to be very fit for that. I really enjoyed the walk through the fishing village. The boat ride ended with a trip out into the river to look for pink dolphins. Unfortunately we did not see any but the ride was pleasant. I think this was the better option than the whole day tour.

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