Tours by local guides Canny Lau and Shermone Yan
When you’ve seen all you like of Hong Kong Island’s impressive urban development, or the extraordinarily colorful congestion of the Kowloon peninsula, you have other options as well. Choose from either of Hong Kong's two most popular outlying islands, and experience the slower pace of local life (no cars!) along with beautiful, open countryside, expansive views, contrasting with narrow village lanes, and a totally different perspective to complete your visit.
If you select Lamma Island — Hong Kong’s third-largest and about half-hour’s ride from central District — you’ll stop in Yung Shue Wan village, popular with resident expatriates for its relaxed pace and Mediterranean atmosphere, and with a distinctly “arty” flavor. It’s not a large commercial area, and you have small bistros, cafes, and artisans’ shops to explore. An optional cross-island walk to Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma's eastern side takes about two hours and can be built into the tour by prior arrangement.
And if you select Cheung Chau, a dumbbell-shaped island somewhat smaller than Lamma, you’ll experience a traditional fishing village environment, a magnificent hill walk on the northwestern end providing great views of Lantau and Hong Kong Islands and all the Macau ferries, the main Praya and Pak She Streets, and the Taoist Pak Tai Temple — older than any on Hong Kong Island. Then sit and relax over a cool drink or meal on the waterfront. The ferry ride from Hong Kong’s Central Pier takes about 45 minutes each way, offering superb views of Hong Kong Island's northern shore as a bonus.
These tours take about six hours and can be completed by anyone in reasonable shape.
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For two- and three-day packages, see Fees.
For those who wish, we can arrange a car/van and driver in addition to a guide. Please ask us for details.
Route Four: Hong Kong and Kowloon Combination Highlights Tour