Coach Day Tour - Lantau Island Visiting and Giant Buddha Cable Car Tour Plus Tai O Boat Ride

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Coach Day Tour - Lantau Island Visiting and Giant Buddha Cable Car Tour Plus Tai O Boat Ride
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Ride the Ngong Ping Cable Car round-trip to see the Tian Tan Buddha statue (Big Buddha) at Po Lin Monastery. Then take a boat ride to explore Tai O, a quaint fishing village where the houses are built on stilts. A vegetarian lunch and round-trip coach transport from major Kowloon hotels is included on this day trip to Lantau Island.
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In Brief

Location:
Hong Kong, China
Country:
China
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
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Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
All entrance fees included
Lunch included
Vegetarian meal option available
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Lantau island, Hong Kong

The highlight is riding the cable car to visit Tian Tan Big Buddha, exploring Tai O fishing village by boat ride

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Tung Chung, Hong Kong

Access of group Entry to skip the line. Take cable car ride from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping ( mountain top ).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ngong Ping 360, Hong Kong

Ngong Ping Cable Car connects Tung Chung and Ngong Ping. The 5.7km cable car journey offers visitors spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of South China Sea, Hong Kong International Airport, North Lantau Country Park and Giant Buddha.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), Hong Kong

The world’s largest outdoor seated bronze Buddha. Take in 360-degree views of the island’s forested hillsides and blue-green water as you soar toward the towering 112-foot (34-m) statue.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery, Hong Kong

Known as the "Buddhist Kingdom in the South", Po Lin Monastery is the most popular Buddhist temple in HK. Lunch will be served at the Po Lin Monastery, it is a Chinese Vegetarian cuisine which is a culture heritage from ancient China.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Tai O, Hong Kong

Take boat ride around Tai O village to see the stilts house. In summer time, you can see Pink Dolphin in this area.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Pickup service is available from 60+ major hotels in Kowloon and 40+ hotels on Hong Kong Island.
  • Transfer to a departure point. Meet with other passengers. After tour, transfer back to your hotel
  • Group Entry to skip the line. Take cable car ride to mountain top from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping.
  • On mountain top, shuttle bus to Buddha after taking cable car, you do not need to climb 268 steps.
  • Boat ride in Tai O Village to see the stilts houses. Pink Dolphin can be seen sometimes in summer.
  • Chinese style vegetarian lunch at Po Lin Monastery
  • Return cable car ride to Tung Chung, see the world's longest sea crossing HKG-MACAO bridge from sky.
  • Tour ends in Tung Chung at 4pm, then you will take 1-hour coach back to your hotel in downtown.
  • Service of English speaking tour guide during all transfers and sightseeing
  • You will be back to hotel at about 18:30. The actual time depends on traffic in rush hour.
  • If you do not offer a preferred pickup place or address, you will receive cancellation note & refund
  • Pickup service is not available from airport, cruise terminal, subway station and railway station.
  • Airport (no pickup): Meet in W Hotel at 10:00. Take airport express to Kowloon Station, Exit D1.
  • Kai Tak Cruise Terminal (no pickup): Meet in Harbour Plaza Metropolis (7 Metropolis Drive) at 10:20.
  • West Kowloon Station (no pickup): Meet in B P International House (8 Austin Road) at 10:00.
  • Entry/Admission - Ngong Ping 360
  • Entry/Admission - Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
  • Entry/Admission - Tai O

Exclusions

  • Dinner
  • Gratuities for guide and driver (recommended)
  • Taxi fare between your hotel and the meeting place if your hotel is not in the pickup list.

Departure Time

Cable Car Temporary Suspension 5/14/2019 - 5/16/2019

Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Standard Cabin Cable Car 3/1/2018 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Crystal Cabin Cable Car 3/1/2018 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Departure Point

1. Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong
2. Harbour Grand Hong Kong
3. Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees
4. Harbour Plaza Metropolis
5. Imperial Hotel
6. The Kowloon Hotel; Nathan Road
7. Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel
8. Marco Polo Prince Hotel
9. Royal Plaza Hotel
10. The Cityview
11. InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
12. Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel
13. Metropark Hotel Mongkok
14. B. P. International House

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pick-up to the following hotels: Attiude on Granville Hotel B P International House Best Western Grand Hotel Best Western Hotel Causeway Bay Best Western Plus Hotel Kowloon Best Western Plus Hotel Sheung Wan Booth Lodge (The Salvation Army) Burlington Hotel Butterfly on Morrison Butterfly on Prat Butterfly on Victoria Caritas Bianchi Lodge Casa Hotel City Garden Conrad Hong Kong Cordis, Hong Kong Cosmo Hotel Courtyard By Marriott Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay Dorsett Mong Kok Hotel Dorsett WanChai East Hotel Eaton Hotel Empire Hotel, Causeway Bay Empire Hotel, Wanchai Fenwick Pier Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Gloucester Luk Kwok Hotel Goodrich Hotel Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Grand View Hotel Guangdong Hotel HK Harbour Grand Hong Kong Harbour Grand Kowloon Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees Harbour Plaza Metropolis Harbour Plaza North Point Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok Holiday Inn Express Causeway Bay HK Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hotel Bonaparte By Rhombus Hotel Icon Hotel Jen Hong Kong Hotel Panorama by Rhombus Hotel SAV Hyatt Regency HK TST IBIS Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan Inn Hotel Intercontinental Grand Stanford HK InterContinental HK Island Pacific Island Shangri-La JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong Kerry Hotel HK Kew Green Hotel Wanchai Kimberley Hotel Kings Hotel Kowloon Hotel Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel L'Hotel Causeway Bay Harbour View Langham Hotel, HK (TST) Largos Hotel Marco Polo Gateway Hotel Marco Polo HK Hotel Marco Polo Prince Hotel Metropark Hotel Kowloon Metropark Hotel Mong Kok Metropark Hotel, Causeway Bay Nathan Hotel New World Millennium HK Novotel Century Hong Kong Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon HK Park Hotel Peninsula HK Prudential Hotel Regal Hong Kong Regal Kowloon Hotel Regal Oriental Hotel Renaissance Harbour View Rosedale Hong Kong Rosedale Hotel Kowloon Mongkok Royal Plaza Hotel Shamrock Hotel Sheraton HK Hotel & Towers Silka Seaview Hotel Silka West Kowloon Hotel South China Hotel South Pacific Hotel Stanford Hillview Hotel Stanford Hotel (MongKok) The Charterhouse Causeway Bay The City View The Emperor (373 Queen's Road East) The Empire Hotel Kowloon The Excelsior Hong Kong The Harbour View The Imperial Hotel The Luxe Manor The Mira HK The Park Lane Hong Kong a Pullman The Ritz-Carlton The Royal Garden The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers The Wharney Guang Dong Hong Kong VIC on the Harbour W Hotel West Hotel Yesinn @YMT Wing Sing Lane YMCA of HK (The Salisbury)

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you book a tour, but do not offer a pickup place, you will receive cancallation notice and refund. If you stay in a local home or a hotel not in the pickup list, please inform of the address upon booking. You will be informed of the nearest pickup hotel and pickup time to meet your tour guide. Your reply of approval of this pickup arrangement and deadline of apply time is critical. Booking will be rejected If you don't approve this pickup arrangement, and refund will be arranged.
  • If you see your hotel name on this page, it does not mean your tour guide can read your mind and know your hotel name automatically. Instead, please offer hotel name to the local tour operator by email or phone for pickup arrangement. Otherwise the tour bus will not go to your hotel.
  • If you book an activity less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled activity start time, you are required to telephone the local tour supplier immediately right after your booking. Otherwise the tour bus will not come to your hotel and refund will be arranged.
  • You will receive a Final Confirmation Voucher with pickup time and meeting place from the local tour supplier in Hong Kong. The telephone number of the local tour supplier is displayed on your voucher. The office is open from 0700 to 2100 Hong Kong time. If no one answers the phone call after office hour, please telephone again at 0700 next day to add you in the pickup list.
  • Upon pickup, your tour guide will find you by eye contact, or read your name from the pickup list. Meeting point is hotel lobby or you will be advised of the nearest meeting place to meet with your guide. Please be waiting at the meeting place 10 minutes prior to departure. No refund for your no show or late arrival. Though this tour is operated daily, if you need to change a tour day, please telephone the local tour operator 24 hour prior of pickup time, and receive approval in adavnce. Usually it is easy to change a day but sometimes your request might be rejected subject to availability.
  • At the cable car station, most people line up to buy ticket on site and enter through Individual Entry. The normal waiting time is 2 hours. Your prepaid confirmation coupon allows you to use Group Entry. Less people line up here. Group Entry is a privilege benefit for travel agents' customers only.
  • After taking cable car to the mountain top, the group will follow your tour guide to take shuttle bus to reach the Big Buddha. You do not need to climb up 268 steps. The bus will stop at the foot of the Buddha Statue.
  • If you choose to leave the group, walk on the 268 steps 1-way or round trips, or join in the group at Big Buddha to take return shuttle bus back, please talk to your tour guide for approval in advance. The most important thing is: When you leave the group, ask for the cellphone of your tour guide for urgent contact.
  • As informed by Ngong Ping Cable Car Company, Ngong Ping Cable Car Service will be closed temporarily for scheduled maintenance on 6 March to 26 March 2019.
  • When Ngong Ping Cable Car will be suspended to carry out bi-monthly regular scheduled maintenance, or closed due to severe weather warning, alternative coach transportation will be available during the cable car service suspension. This tour will be operated by coach transfer between Ngong Ping and Tung Chung. No reduction in the tour price for the lack of the cable car ride.
  • In the event that the boat ride is suspended in Tai O village, a $20 retail cash coupon will be issued for use in Ngong Ping 360 souvenirs shops
  • Pickup
  • Pick up from 40+ hotels in Hong Kong Island, and 60+ hotels in Kowloon area. Please inform your accommodation place.
  • Meeting point is in the lobby of your hotel or you will be advised of the nearest pickup hotel to meet your guide
  • How to join in this tour from airport: Please take 24-minute Airport Express, get off at Kowloon Station, Exit D1, walk for 97m (2 minute) to W Hotel. The pickup time from W Hotel is 09:15 daily. Your tour guide has a pickup list and will find you in the lobby. Back to W Hotel at 19:00 after tour. From Airport Station, the 1st train leaves at 05:54. From Kowloon Station back to airport, the last train leaves at 00:52.
  • If you live in a hotel on Lantau Island (Disney Resorts, Novotel Citygate, SkyCity Marriott, Regal Airport Hotel etc), or need a layover trip from airport and go back to airport in the same day: (1) The meeting time is 10:55 from the Taxi Stand at Tung Chung cable car station. You need to take a Lantau taxi (blue) to Tung Chung Cable Car Station. It costs around USD5 / HKD40 for 10 minute driving distance. (2) Tour ends at Tung Chung Cable Car Station at 4pm. (3) Round trip taxi transportation will be arranged by yourself.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.96 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This was an Incredible Tour. Glass Bottom Cable Car was worht the extra. The boat ride through the fishing village and into the China Sea was AWESOME!! This was a tour of a lifetime for me. The Giant Sitting Buddha was Stunning.
• Submitted 19 Oct 2018
This was an amazing tour, the guide was very informative. I decided to skip the lunch for more time to explore the Giant Buddha and met up with the group at a specified time- this was enjoyable. The cable car ride and the views were well worth the time. The fishing village and market was quite interesting with few unique shops. I would highly recommend.
• Submitted 11 Apr 2018
An amazing day - highly recommend the crystal car upgrade as the views up to the top of Lantau island we amazing. The lunch at the monastery was very good and the scenery was stunning. A fantastic escape from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong island/Kowloon with abundant character and tremendous photo ops
• Submitted 28 Mar 2018
great guide made this a very enjoyable day
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
Pearl was a wonderful guide with lots of information and humor. The tour was definitely worth taking and exposes you to a completely different side of Hong Kong.
• Submitted 11 Mar 2018
A great tour made better by our tour guide Ricky Martin! Very interesting itinery and Ricky provided lots of information about Hong Kong and the locations visited.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2018
This was a very nice tour. Giant Buddha can not be missed. Vegetarian lunch was very good.
• Submitted 09 Feb 2018
A Tour you must do if you are travelling to Hong Kong. The Cable Car was amazing, however if you are afraid of heights , may be a difficult ride. Had a lady in my cable car close her eyes the whole way. Lantau Island's Giant Buddha and Monastery is breathtakingly beautiful, loved every moment of this tour. Purchased blessed authentic Jade Bracelet under the Giant Buddha Bonus! Guide was a great guide who was organised and knew how to control a crowd. Informative and tour ran smoothly.. Five Stars- Highly Recommended !
• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
We paid extra for the crystal floor in the cable car, not sure if it was necessary unless you want to see underneath you, which you can see from the side of the carriage anyway. A thrill to come across the Buddha for the first glimpse away in the distance. Buddha size is amazing and the cows wondering around at the bottom are of real interest to the visitors. From here onto the old fishing village, which was was very interesting... and makes you appreciate the life we have at home. A full day touring and very interesting.
• Submitted 15 Jan 2018
This was a worthwhile trip. The Buddha was great. The surrounding area was very interesting and the weather happened to be great for the day trip. I would definitely suggest this tour. Lantau Island is now a destination area with the new airport and Disney and the giant Buddha.
• Submitted 15 Dec 2017
Was an absolutely great day out. Prompt pick up, excellent guide can't remember his name. Booked the crystal cable car and it was amazing, even though I don't like heights I still enjoyed it. It is a really long ride there and back. Loved that this tour was a skip the queue as the line was very long both ways. The monastery was good and surprisingly my husband enjoyed the vegetarian lunch I didn't tell him that part. The giant Buddha was so interesting and we really enjoyed the boat ride. All up it was an absolute great day!
• Submitted 09 Dec 2017
We went on this trip yesterday. Prompt pick up. Our friendly guide Marco was great, helpful friendly and funny! Fabulous trip. Best trip of our stay in HK. Lunch at monastery was really delicious and we had great company in the crystal cable car which was well worth the extra cost. Would highly recommend this excursion Using this company.
• Submitted 26 Nov 2017
Although the elements of this tour could be done on your own without a tour, this tour was wonderful. It was very convenient to get picked up at the hotel by motorcoach and transported to Lantau Island, along the way learning some history and information about Lantau from our fabulous and funny tour guide Marco. It was also nice to have transportation to Tai O fishing village after visiting the Giant Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery and the opportunity to have a traditional chinese lunch together as a group.. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it as a day trip when visiting Hong Kong.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2017
This is a well worthwhile trip encompassing a cable car ride one of the longest single lift -no car change, in the world, which takes some 25 minutes to complete, the tour of Po Lin monastery, a tour of the museum beneath the Big Buddha with its bone relic, free time to walk around and view the Buddha and Po Lin monastery, the visit to the Tai O fishermans village with its stilt houses and a boat ride in the hope of glimpsing the rear Chinese white dolphin. The vegetarian lunch provided whilst at the Po Lin monastery was also surprisingly good. The trip shows a different facet of Hong Kong, with Lantau island being far removed from the hectic centre of Hong Kong island. Although the village into which you arrive following the cable car ride, to visit the Po Lin monastery and view the Big Buddha is a modern take on a traditional Chinese style village, the Po Lin monastery more than makes up for the artificial tourist village atmosphere. This is a trip I would recommend.
• Submitted 02 Nov 2017
Fantastic! Great day, so many wonderful places to see, great lunch plus our guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour
• Submitted 17 Oct 2017
This day tour to visit Lantau Island was an exceptional experience. Our tour guide was wonderful and the trip itself was amazing. The Crystal Cable Car was also worth the additional price.
• Submitted 20 Jun 2017
The tour guide was great. He was knowledgeable and kept the group together -- no one was lost or left out. We saw many interesting things. I only wish we had more time to shop around in the fishing village. We were constantly on the go, from one place to another. Overall, it was well worth it. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see Hong Kong and the big Buddha
• Submitted 15 Apr 2017
Excellent tour. Would recommend it but it is a long day.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2017
One of our best tours ever ... excellent and do not miss this terrific tour. Extremely well organized, professional and knowledgeable.
• Submitted 04 Jan 2017
Pick up was just about on time and our guide Marco was very nice and helpful. Unfortunately you do have to endure a trip to a jewellery factory on the way - you get a quick talk and shown around and then they persistently try to sell you things and follow you around the showroom but there are free soft drinks and an opportunity to use the loos. The cable car is excellent and you get time to wander around the Ngong Ping shops after the very tasty vegetarian lunch at Po Lin. We drove up to the Buddha and though you don't get too long up there you don't need it really as the best views are from the village/cable car. Then on to the Tai O fishing village which was really fascinating.
• Submitted 04 Dec 2016
it was fantastic!! tour guide fantastic,the vegetarian lunch was scrumptious. again plenty of time no rushing
• Submitted 06 Nov 2016
A really good day trip and made more so the by helpful care and the interesting and humorous commentary of our guide, Lawrence. I think he was one of the best tour guides I have had. Frances
• Submitted 01 Nov 2016
I really enjoyed this tour, saw lots of things and went lots of places. I loved the Tai O village and boat ride. The only negative was busing around from hotel to hotel to pick up passengers, and then afterwards dropping them off again
• Submitted 12 Oct 2016
Nice place to visit, relaxing and the panorama is so beautiful. If on the day the cable car operates as usual, it would be a fantastic view above the sky
• Submitted 28 Jan 2019

In Brief

Location:
Hong Kong, China
Country:
China
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
All entrance fees included
Lunch included
Vegetarian meal option available
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included