Delights of Hong Kong Harbor Tour

  • $ Delights of Hong Kong Harbor
  • Beds: Please see itinerary
  • Baths: Moderate
  • Sq Ft: 2+

• Hong Kong •

Highlights

  • Learn about Chinese medicine at the Sheung Wan Dried Foods & Herbal Market
  • Take in the panoramic views  of the surrounding islands from Victoria Peak
  • Ride a sampan in the harbor
  • Taste the most delicious dim sum

Trip Details

  • Itinerary
  • Day 1: US—Hong Kong

    Upon arrival at the airport, met by your Hong Kong guide and transfer to the hotel.  The rest of the evening is free for individual exploration of this bustling cosmopolitan city.

    Accommodations: Shangri-La Kowloon

    Meals Included:  Meals aloft

  • Day 2: ‘Hong Kong

    Tour Sheung Wan Dried Food & Herbal Market. Hong Kong remains very traditional when it comes to health and beauty aids.  Ginseng, deer horn, sea horses and other exotic resources are staples of many Chinese households.  Wonder through the herbal markets and learn about traditional healing and age old practices as shopkeepers and herbal practitioners introduce you to their abundant herbs and medicines.

    Stop by Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road, a place of worship for the civil and literature god Man Tai and the martial god Mo Tai. The two gods were popularly patronized by scholars and students seeking progress in their study or ranking in the civil examinations in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

    Tour the Aberdeen Floating Community with Sampan ride. This used to be small fishing village with a couple centuries of history. In the past decades as Hong Kong is modernizing and developing, Aberdeen has become a vibrant waterfront resort for the locals.  Still traditional fishing life style is carried on here. Hundreds of junks and sampans, the old-fashioned boats, serve as floating homes for thousands of people. They crowd in the narrow harbor, dramatically juxtaposed against the modern high-rise buildings spreading up the nearby hillsides.

    Enjoy Dim Sum Lunch on the famed Jumbo Floating Restaurant.

    Tour Hong Kong’s most famous landmark, Victoria Peak. Take in the panoramic views of Kowloon and the surrounding islands. Hong Kong is rightly famed all over the world for the stunning views from Victoria Peak – a sight that never fails to amaze. Neatly bisecting the near and far land masses is Victoria Harbor, its waters constantly being traversed by all manner of craft ranging from stately passenger liners and plodding freighters to sprightly Star Ferries and darting jetfoils.

    After dinner, walk to the Star Ferry Pier and board a ferry for a tour of the harbor. See the Symphony of Lights from the waters of Victoria Harbor, a 30 minutes synchronized display of lights, lasers and music with 44 buildings on both sides of Victoria Harbor participating.

    Later, stroll the Temple Street night market.

    Accommodations: Shangri-La Kowloon

    Meals Included: B,L

  • Day 3: Hong Kong

    This morning visit Sam Tung Uk Hakka Village, an 18th century walled village built by the Chan Clan. Sam Tung Uk means “three beam dwelling”, as originally three rows of houses were erected with supporting beams called “Tang”. The central ancestral hall is decorative while the rustic design of the houses reflects the lifestyle of the Hakka farmers of the time.

    Stop at Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree and Old Tin Hau Temple, a large Banyan tree at Lam Tsuen in Tai Po, where you can find colorful clothes and plastic bags hanging from the branches with prayers and wishes of the local people. Lunch at local restaurant featuring Hong Kong food.

    In the afternoon visit Chi Lin Nunnery & Nan Lian Garden. Chi Lin Nunnery is a large Buddhist temple complex located in Diamond Hill, Kowloon. Covering a space of more than 33,000 square meters, the temple complex includes a nunnery, temple halls, Chinese gardens, visitor’s hostels and a vegetarian restaurant. The Chi Lin Nunnery was founded in 1934 and was rebuilt in the 1990s following the style of Tang Dynasty traditional Chinese architecture. The present-day buildings are wood framed without a single nail. The construction is based on traditional Chinese architectural techniques dating from the Tang Dynasty that uses special interlocking system to hold wood together. The Chi Lin Nunnery complex is the only one in this style in modern day Hong Kong.

    Tour The Hong Kong History Museum.

    Accommodations: Shangri-La Kowloon

    Meals included: B,L

  • Day 4: Hong Kong—Lantau Island

    This morning, transfer to Central outlying ferry pier and take high speed ferry ride to Lantau Island. Upon arrival, transfer to private tour van to visit Cheung Sha beach and Tai O (stilt house village). Tai O, also known as the “Venice of the East”. It was once the largest inhabited settlement on Lantau Island. The village’s stilt houses on the waterfront, which offer a glimpse into Hong Kong’s past and provide a striking contrast with the modern city.

    Today’s lunch is a special vegetarian meal served at Po Lin Monastery. The monastery resides in the beautiful plateau of Ngong Ping on Lantau Island. Nestled between the hills, this grand monastery built in 1927 is a major center of Buddhism in the region. The main temple houses 3 bronze statues of the Buddha representing his past, present and future lives as well as many Buddhist scriptures.

    The highlight of Po Lin Monastery is the Tian Tan Buddha, known as the Giant Buddha located on the hilltop, up a flight of 268 steps. The 112ft high sculpture weights 250 tons and is the world’s largest seated outdoor bronze statue of the Buddha.

    Return to Hong Kong in the late afternoon.

    Accommodations: Shangri-La Kowloon

    Meals included: B,L

  • Day 5: Hong Kong

    Day at your leisure to explore on your own.

    Meals included: B,L

  • Day 6: Hong Kong-US

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure. Check-out time is 10:30 am. (B)

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Tour Inclusions: Hotel accommodation as listed in itinerary • All domestic land and rail transportation in Hong Kong • Airport arrival & departure transfers • All sightseeing and cultural activities listed in the itinerary • Meals as listed in the itinerary • English Speaking local guides in Hong Kong

Not Included:  International flights • Travel insurance • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary • Optional activities • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages at meals • Excess baggage charges • Gratuities for guides & drivers • Passport fees • Items of personal nature and personal expenses

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Price:$Delights of Hong Kong Harbor
Address:Extension Tour
State:Hong Kong
Zip Code:Private coach, tram, boat
MLS:6
Square Feet:2+
Bedrooms:Please see itinerary
Bathrooms:Moderate
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