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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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.
  • Full-day tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong
  • Ride an express ferry across Hong Kong Harbour to Lantau Island
  • Visit Po Lin Monastery and the Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall on a Big Buddha tour
  • Pass Tai O fishing village and its traditional houses on stilts
  • Take a sky rail cable car from Ngong Ping Village to Tung Chung town
  • Enjoy a vegetarian lunch at the monastery
  • Round-trip hotel transport from Hong Kong Island and Kowloon included
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Lunch
Local English speakling guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Air-conditioned vehicle
One-way ferry
25-minute Ngong Ping Cable Car Ride
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-up from selected downtown hotels is offered for this tour.
Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Departure Time

7:50 AM
Your friendly guide and expert driver will collect you from your Hong Kong hotel and transport you to the express ferry that will take you across Hong Kong Harbor to the shores of Lantau Island. Head to Cheung Sha Beach—the longest beach in the area—on a comfortable coach bus, then tour the fishing village of Tai O, where you’ll see traditional stilted home and learn more about daily local life.

This Lantau Island Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong will then take you to the top of Ngong Ping Plateau where you’ll see the Tian Tan Buddha at Po Lin Monastery. This famous statue stretches more than 111 fee t (34 meters) high and is the largest seated, outdoor bronze Buddha on earth.

Take a tour of Big Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery and wander through the halls of the Giant Buddha Exhibition. Enjoy the quiet contemplation of the Wisdom Path, where ancient prayers are written on wooden columns that represent infinity. 

Savor a typical vegetarian meal at the monastery before venturing on to an optional cultural village tour. This magnificent day ends as you travel from the mountain top by Ngong Ping 260 sky rail cable car to the Ngong Ping Plateau. The trip offers up some of the most spectacular natural views and is not to be missed. Once you’ve arrived at Tung Chung Village you’ll make your way back to Hong Kong Island or Kowloo by coach bus.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lantau Island
Your friendly guide and expert driver will collect you from pick up point and transport you to the express ferry that will take you across Hong Kong Harbor to the shores of Lantau Island.
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
On arrival on Lantau Island, head to Cheung Sha Beach—the longest beach in the area—on a comfortable coach bus, then tour the fishing village of Tai O, where you’ll see traditional stilted home and learn more about daily local life. This Lantau Island Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong will then take you to the top of Ngong Ping Plateau where you’ll see the Tian Tan Buddha at Po Lin Monastery. This famous statue stretches more than 111 fee t (34 meters) high and is the largest seated, outdoor bronze Buddha on earth. Take a tour of Big Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery and savor a typical vegetarian meal at the monastery. This magnificent day ends as you travel from the mountain top by Ngong Ping 260 sky rail cable car to the Ngong Ping Plateau. The 25-minute trip offers up some of the most spectacular natural views and is not to be missed. Once you’ve arrived at Tung Chung Village you’ll make your way back to Hong Kong Island or Kowloon by coach.
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is not recommended for elderly or disabled passengers due to restricted access on and off the ferryboat and Ngong Ping cable car. Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Customers are required to confirm exact pick up point for tour with local service provider at least 24 hours prior to date booked.
  • Cable car will be subject to operational and weather conditions, in the event of the when the cable is not available it will be replaced with a coach transfer.
  • With immediate affect the Ngong Ping Cable Car is not in operation. Cable car ride will be replaced with a coach transfer.
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 adults to operate. If minimum numbers are not met tour will be cancelled.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour East Hong Kong

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

  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The site of the Buddha can get busy and is very commercialized but don't let this put you off exploring the temples or the statue." See review
  • "Lantau Island is a bit isolated; so going with a tour guide is key." See review
  • "Be prepared to see signs of poverty at the village of homes on stilts." See review

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Fun Experience
kdevoe
, Feb 2020
This was an excellent tour all the way through. Peter was our guide and he made the tour fun and informative.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your message , we are glad to hear you enjoyed the Lantau island and giant buddha tour . Please be assured that we will copy your message to Peter , we trust that he will be delighted to know his efforts are appreciated and recognized . We hope we can be of service in near future .
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha - Airport Transit
Angayarkanni
, Jan 2020
I had more than 18 hours of layover and booked this excursion. The communication was good, they called me well in advance and ensured I have enough time to cover the trip it started around 9am and ended by 4pm, my flight was at 10.15 pm. I would have given excellent but the only thing it was missing was after the cable car ride when I reach the Ngon Ping 360 gift shop there was no one and didnt know the tour was over that point. The transportation after that was an issue but luckily they combined another group for the tour, I think splendid, they became friends with me during the tour and they took me in their bus to the airport. All ended well but the communication of where the tour was ending and how I will be transported to airport after the cable car ride was not clear. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and very helping person. He made sure that one of the tour member who was on the wheel chair enjoy every moment. This was my first visit to Hong Kong and viator made it enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for your time writing to us , we are glad to hear you enjoyed the tour despite the incident at Ngong Ping 360 gift shop . We will look into the matter and please be assured that we will find ways to perform better at what we do . We look forward to serving you in the close future .
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Relaxed touring
yeghealingtouch
, Dec 2019
We loved the Giant buddha and the cable car on this day tour. Ben was our guide and the information he provided us gave meaning to what we were seeing. He was great. We both enjoyed the stop at the beach on such a beautiful day and we went wading. It was a long day but so glad you were doing the driving and organizing and not us. We enjoyed the small group size although I know that was due to the decrease in tourism due to the protests. We were in Hong Kong for a week and went everywhere with no problems from any protests.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you for your time writing to us and we are glad that you enjoy the Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong with us , We will share your comments to Ben, hope we can be of service again in close future.
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Great alternative to city
Jan B
, Nov 2019
Our guide, KC, was excellent. The addition of going to the north end and seeing the fishing village added value to the visit to the buddha and monestary. Lunch was excellent!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your time writing to us , please be assured that we will copy your email to KC . We trust that he will be very delighted to know that his efforts are appreciated and recognized . We look forward to serving you sometime in the close future .
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Great trip!!!
Connector05025155687
, Nov 2019
Our guide, Ben, was a native of the island so his enormous knowledge of the history and people of the place made this trip very interesting.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your time writing to us and we are glad that you enjoy the Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong with us , We will share your comments to Ben, hope we can be of service again in close future.
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Fun!
sara h
, Oct 2019
Had a great day, the Giant Buddha was amazing and our host was great. Really nice day out exploring.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for message and we are glad to hear that you enjoy the tour . We hope we can be of service in close future .
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong
dawnscutt
, Oct 2019
We changed the date last minute which was agreed with the trip organisers. Initially was a little disorganised but once we got to the island the guide was very knowledgeable. Fishing village was great. All round very happy with the trip and would recommend
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for your time writing to us so as we know how to perform better at what we do . We hope we can be of service in close future .
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Lantau Island Tour
Resort25569552178
, Oct 2019
Tour provided good variety of activities. Tour guide, Ben, was knowledgeable with excellent English language skills.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for your time writing to us and we are glad that you enjoy the Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong with us , We will share your comments to Ben, hope we can be of service again in close future.
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Brilliant Trip
Smiv88
, Oct 2019
Ben was our tour guide and he was fantastic. So knowlegable and friendly. We had a wonderful day exploring some of the highlights of the island.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for your message, providing a good quality of tour is always our first priority, We will share your comments to Ben, hope to see you and your friends in Hong Kong at the future.
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Very enlightening day with a great guide
Henry F
, Oct 2019
My whole group enjoyed our trip. Seeing the fishing village as well as the Buddha and surrounding areas was wonderful. Ending the trip with the sky cars was breathtaking.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for your message, providing a good quality of tour is always our first priority, hope to see you and your friends in Hong Kong at the future.
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