Stanley and Lamma Island Outing
The south side of Hong Kong Island is a pleasant surprise, completely different from the hustle and bustle of the north shore of the island. Tourists will find a refreshing mixture of sandy beaches, busy markets and upmarket residential complexes.
Guests will first visit the popular market town on the sunny south side of Hong Kong Island. Stanley's relaxed ambience, crisp sea environs and bargain buys have made it world famous.
Then board a boat for the short trip past the south shore of Hong Kong Island from the Blake Pier to Lamma Island. This is the closest of Hong Kong's outlying islands and a favourite day-trip destination for many Hong Kong people. A lot of expatriates choose to live on the island as an alternative to the skyscrapers and relentless noise of Hong Kong. The main village on the east side of the island is Sok Kwu Wan, famous for its open-air restaurants by the sea. Many of the owners are descendants of fishermen or boat people. Passengers will visit the Lamma Fisherfolk's Village to experience the local culture and lifestyle. Then, enjoy a seafood meal at a Best of the Best Award-winning restaurant in a fishing village setting. After that, guests will re-board the catamaran and enjoy another cruise ride to Central or Kowloon.
Duration: About 5 hours


Sai Kung Coastal Treasures Cruise
Sai Kung is fondly referred to as the 'Back Garden of Hong Kong', a place where city dwellers love to hike and camp in the green country parks, fish or sail in the sheltered waters, BBQ or sunbathe on secluded beaches, swim or snorkel in the clear blue waters.
Beyond the tall skyscrapers and well away from the hubbub of downtown Hong Kong lies Sai Kung, where majestic mountains sweep down to the blue ocean in this laid-back haven.
Guests will first cruise Hebe Haven and Port Shelter, with their peaceful waters for sailing, yachting, scuba diving and squid fishing. Then visit the historic Hung Shing Temple, a UNESCO heritage site on the island of Kau Sai Chau. The cruise continues to Rocky Harbour for part of the Hong Kong Geopark, a unique volcanic rock region of imposing beauty and rich geo-diversity. Finally passengers will go ashore and walk along the waterfront promenade at Sai Kung Market Town lined with seafood restaurants on the landside and fishing boats and sampans on the seaside - where more hidden treasures await!
Duration: About 6-7 hours


New Lantau Island Cruise
Adjoining the Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau is mostly rural and mountainous, and the largest of over 260 outlying islands that make up Hong Kong's territory. Apart from some of Hong Kong's best beaches, superb hiking trails and a fishing village built on stilts, Lantau is home to a number of top tourist attractions, including the world's tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha statue.
This trip starts with a ride on a public ferry through the Harbour to Lantau Island, where passengers board an air-conditioned coach bound for the beautiful Cheung Sha beach and to the unique Tai O fishing village, where many homes are built on stilts. The coach then takes a winding road up the mountain to Ngong Ping plateau where the Giant Buddha sits majestically close to the Po Lin Monastery. Ample time is allowed for a guided tour of the Po Lin Monastery and Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall. A short walk away is the Wisdom Path where an ancient prayer is inscribed on a series of wooden columns set in a figure of eight to signify infinity.
A vegetarian meal is served at the monastery, followed by visits to the culturally themed Ngong Ping Village. A highlight is a spectacular ride aboard the Ngong Ping cable car with stunning views covering lush valleys, mountainous terrain, quiet village hamlets and the flora and fauna of Lantau North Country Park. The ride ends at Tung Chung near the airport where guests will re-board their coach.
Duration: About 8 hours


Cheung Chau Island Walking Trip
Cheung Chau, which means 'Long Island' in Chinese, is a tiny dumbbell-shaped island that lets tourists experience Hong Kong's rich Chinese culture, where centuries-old traditions live on amongst islanders to this day.
Less than an hour away by public ferry, Cheung Chau is a unique world packed with its own distinctive culture and traditions. There are no cars here, making it easy to walk the narrow back streets and rub shoulders with the islanders as they go about their daily business.
Tourists will stop at century-old Pak Tai Temple - still a place of worship. They can get close to the vibrant fisherfolk community with a sampan (small boat) ride around the typhoon shelter and see them at work on their boats. This outing ends with a delectable dim sum lunch at a nearby restaurant. Then it's an enjoyable and relaxing ferry ride back to Central.
Duration: About 6 hours
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