• Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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 25-minute 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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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

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 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 Kowloo by coach bus.

Customer Reviews

mrs m a p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great tour !!! Ending in an awesome cable car ride over mountains and fabulous views of air port and sea

Pamela K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent tour. Seemed to take a bit too long to get to the Hong Kong ferry to get the tour started, but I understand they need to get everyone together somehow. Our guide, Peter, was great. The ferry ride over to Lantau was interesting the island was really beautiful and serene. Enjoyed seeing the Big Buddha and visiting the fishing village. The beaches were beautiful as were the sights from the mountaintop and from the cable cars on the way down from the mountain. I loved that we never backtracked every place we went was new. Highly recommend to people looking for an experience outside the hustle and bustle of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.

Lina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Best day of the whole trip, do not miss this please

Levana B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Very very good tour. Great way to visit the Big Buddha and loved the cable car ride too.
Awesome tour guide. Highly recommend. Would never have seen the fishing village if hadn’t done this tour, pretty interesting!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

the tour was great and really exceeded our expectations!! we did and saw so much. the bus picked us up early from the hotel and we had other pickups. our tourguide, Ben, really knew everything about Lantau Island and gave us so much insight, as a prior resident of the island. His English was impeccable. He looked out for us and guided us all the way along. The Buddha was amazing!!! The cows were so cute, too. The fishing vvillage tour and boat ride were fun and interesting but the monastery blew us away! The vegan lunch was delicious and filling even though we are not vegetarians everyone enjoyed it and had lots to eat. We would highly recommend this trip!!

George G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Weather was miserable, only got to see the Buddha statue through the mist, but otherwise was a great experience. On a good weather day this would be a fantastic adventure.

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was an excellent tour. The tour guide showed up at our hotel right on time. The tour itself had a fair combination of guided parts and free time. I would recommend this.

Kieran M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Was great easy and fast pick up. The tour guides were engaging and the overall experience was a good one.

Anthony H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Brilliant, a realy good Day Trip.The weather was top. good value for Money, worth every Penny.Very compact, you Need to be fit especially OAPs a lot of Walking, steps and hights. and to finish off the Trip with the cable car ride back to the main land made it a great day out.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A great trip, excellent host, lovely lunch, good value for money.

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