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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.

Please note: Cable car will not operate from Jan 1st, 2017 to May 31st, 2017 due to scheduled maintenance, you will be provided coach transfer from Nong Ping Village down to Tung Chung during this period.


  • 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

Liliana G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Wow! Simply Wow! What a great island and village. Our guide was fantastic, as a Lantau native he knew so much history. The Buddha is truly breathtaking. So glad we went.

Ana Maria V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was brilliant! It worth every dollar! The tour guide was so smart and explained everything. It was a full day with so many beautiful places!! You should for SURE not miss this! It is a MUST DO. The views wore amazing and also the lunch-vegetarian style.

Kim Y Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Really good day out. Very friendly and knowledgeable guides. The incoming typhoon conditions unfortunately meant that the gondola/chair rail portion of the trip was cancelled as considered too dangerous - we could live with that. Big Buddha is amazing. Lunch provided with tour was fantastic and we certainly didn't go hungry. Well worth doing.

Dante G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great Day, Great Guide, Great Meal. We were assuming that an included vegetarian meal at the Monastery would be underwhelming...Instead, it was one of the best meals we had on or 17 day vacation. Loved the time in fishing village and at Buddha. Highly recommend this trip.

Patrick M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was excellent. One of the best day tours Ive ever experienced.
Our guide Kurt was exceptionally well informed about the culture and history. His commentary was filled with interesting stories and anecdotes and he kept us fascinated and amused throughout the day.
He was very attentive and when the lunch service at the Po Lin Monastery didn't quite go as planned he didnt hesitate to organise the seating, fill the teapots and ensure that everyone was served.
The highlights of the tour were the walk through the Tai O fishing village, the Giant Buddha, the delicious vegetarian lunch and the cable car ride from the Ngong Ping Village on Lantau to Kowloon.
Apart from the small hitch at lunch and a breakdown of the microphone system on the bus the tour went off without a hitch. After the tour, we were the last passengers to be dropped off at the starting point at Pier 6 resulting in a long bus ride through the evening traffic.
Thanks Lantau Tours and special thanks to Kurt.

Kyle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Fantastic, definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The tour guide was amazing and the vegetarian meal was actually really good. From seeing the fishing village, to the temple, to riding the gondola totally worth it to spend the 8 USD or so extra to upgrade to the glass bottom version, this was definitely a memorable part of our trip.

John P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent tour with a well informed guide. Highly recommended as a tour to a quieter Hong Kong.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Wonderful! / Hope you get Ryan as your tour guide. He is the best!!
Great way to spend the day.

Yvonne Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

So much to fit into one day, but guide was very organised Ryan. Was very informative and had a great sense of humour. Wonderful day, fully recommend tour.

Andrew H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Wonderful views and a great experience overall. We loved seeing the harbor views/ferry ride, beaches, the Buddha statue, the monastery/outstanding lunch, and the gondola ride back was a great way to end the trip opt for the glass bottom for only a couple dollars more. Very friendly guides, and a great day trip for an experience outside of HK.

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