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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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You get an extremely knowledgeable guide, a traditional vegetarian lunch and photo ops of a very big Buddha statue! The best part is the cable car ride down the mountain – the views are mind-blowing!

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What You Can Expect

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

Brenda G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was on our first day in Hong Kong. It was a great way to see the lay of the land and the great views from the Big Buddha. Lantau island is very interesting and so different from Hong Kong. The quaint fishing villages and farming lands were a welcome change. the beaches are also very picturesque and rarely inhibited. The highlight was the Big Buddha and the Monastery, which were both very interesting and enjoyable to visit.

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent trip, well worth doing. The guide was superb.

Dana F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and made this experience a great day. I was looking forward to the Buddha, but we got a full day filled with some really cool tours I was not expecting at all. Definitely worth the money to have them take you all around on the ferries buses, boats and sky, and show you things you would never see on your own. I would highly recommend this trip!

Troy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Had an excellent time on this tour, the guide was great, very informative.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

One of the best tours we have ever done, great value! Guide was fantastic. Ferry to Lantau, beach photo stop, tai o fishing village tour and boat trip -very authentic and fascinating, then giant Buddha tour, lunch in exquisite po Lin monastery, time for pics or shopping in quaint area then amazing funicular ride. Very pleased with this comprehensive and varied tour!

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very relaxing day with excellent views. Tour Guide Crystal was exceptional, very well organized with lively sense of humor. Lunch at the temple was excellent

Govind S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent trip overall and I would recommend this trip...!!!

Friendly staff from start to finish

The guide was informative and organised at all times, knowing where everyone was pointing out interesting facts.

Pick up and drop off times were at all times punctual which is great subject to traffic of course

Great trip...!

Anita D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very good trip and local guide. A little rushed but overall, a good layout of the things covered.

Graham M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent day out, fantastic vegetarian lunch and exciting trip on the cable car


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016


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