The Best Affordable Activities and Day Tours in Hong Kong
Hong Kong welcomes you with an iconic skyline, a legendary kitchen, and lush, protected nature where rare birds and colorful traditions thrive. You may find yourself swaying along on a historic double-decker tram, cheering with the hordes at the city-center horse races, or simply gazing out at the glorious harbor. Escape the city limits on one of the world's smoothest transport systems and spend your day wandering in a Song-dynasty village, hiking on a deserted island or kayaking among volcanic sea arches. The city also offers a plethora of shopping opportunities. Every budget, need, and whim is catered to by an impressive assortment of venues. It is also one of the world's top culinary capitals. So deep is the city's love of food and so broad its culinary repertoire that whatever your gastronomic desires, Hong Kong will find a way to sate them. Underneath the glass and steel of Hong Kong's commercial persona is a dynamic cultural landscape where its Chinese roots, colonial connections, with options like indie music by the harbor or Chinese opera in a bamboo theatre, plus thousands of shows staged year-round at the city's many museums and concert halls. With so much to see and do, Hong Kong is a great place to experience, and there are several options for exciting activities and tours in or near the city.
Your relaxing evening kicks off with departure from Hong Kong Island's Central Pier or Kowloon Public Pier. You'll embark on a scenic journey across the Victoria Harbor on a 1.5-hour Chinese boat sightseeing tour. Enjoy unlimited complimentary drinks from the boat's open bar as you cruise past city highlights like the Causeway Bay, Lei Yue Mun Village, North Point and the glittering skyline of Hong Kong. You'll travel by luxury motor coach to the famed Aberdeen Harbor when your Chinese sightseeing boat tour ends, and you'll enjoy a full Chinese banquet dinner of seven courses at the famous Jumbo Floating Restaurant. This floating palace-like destination is one of Hong Kong's most famous restaurants and its savory dishes are not to be missed. Your coach will make a short stop at the Mid-Level lookout of Victoria Peak on your return trip to Hong Kong, where you'll enjoy stunning city views of the skyline at night. Your four-hour tour ends with drop-off back at your starting point.
Your tour kicks off at Pak Tai Temple with a leisurely walk to Tung Wan Beach. You'll head out on the waters for a closer look at 3,000-year-old Bronze Age rock carvings and traditional fishing villages like Cheung Po Tsai Cave and West Bay. Round out the aquatic journey with a stop at Tin Hau Temple, built to honor the goddess of the sea. A friendly guide will collect you and transport you to the Outlying Islands Pier, where you'll board a ferry for a relaxing ride to Cheung Chau—known as Long Island. Located 12 kilometers from Hong Kong Island, your first stop will highlight traditional Chinese architecture, stunning landscapes and historic artifacts. You'll also get to experience the beauty of Tung Wan Beach—a popular canoeing and windsurfing stop for locals and travelers. Savor some time strolling through old city streets before boarding a sampan to cruise through area fishing villages. Learn more about the traditional ways of life these men, women and families live as you tour West Bay and Cheung Po Tsai Cave. Finally, pay a visit to Tin Hau Temple, where you'll see residents shaking the predictor box to learn about their futures. Wander through West Lane and Sai Wan, past local restaurants and shops. Spend free time exploring by foot or by bike before returning to your hotel after this memorable excursion.
Your evening kicks off with dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company at the top of Victoria Peak. You'll savor delicious Cajun cuisine while you take in stunning views of the glittering city skyline and harbor down below. Once your belly is full, wander through the streets of Hong Kong, where you'll get an up-close look at the energy and excitement that feeds this city in the evening hours. Enjoy a stroll through the Temple Street Night Market in Kowloon before boarding a traditional Chinese style tour boat and floating around Victoria Harbor on a 55-minute cruise. Sip on unlimited complimentary drinks as you take in the sights and sounds of the city at night.
Your friendly local guide will collect you from your Hong Kong hotel and transport you in air-conditioned comfort to Ocean Park for a full-day tour of this popular destination. Skip the lines thanks to pre-purchased admissions tickets and immediately enter the park, where you can explore the 215 acres with help from your guide. Enjoy the park's two distinct areas—the Summit and the Waterfront. Travel between them using the sky-high cable car, outdoor escalator or the funicular train. Each provides incredible and distinctive views, so try them all. You'll have a chance to see giant pandas, red pandas, alligators and other land animals at the Waterfront. A massive aquarium offers a look at life under the sea, too. Take a trip around the world with exhibits that showcase life in Australia and Old Hong Kong, too. Afterwards, follow your guide to the Summit, where you can enjoy thrilling rides and speeding roller coasters. Hold on tight as you plunge some 20 stories on the Abyss Turbo Drop or take the kids on a handful of the tamer rides in the park. The popular South Pole and North Pole exhibits offer a look at penguins, sea lions and arctic foxes and it's even possible to see daily animal feedings at the Ocean Theater if you play your cards right. Your friendly guide will insure your experience is filled with fun. Food and drinks are available for purchase throughout the park.
This half-day Hong Kong market walking tour of the Mongkok district kicks off with a fun-filled ride on an open-top sightseeing bus in Kowloon. You'll make your way to the famous Mongkok district, which is known for having the highest population density in the world. Upon arrival, you'll experience the energy, chaos and excitement of local shops, produce markets and daily life in this colorful destination. You'll make stops at the fresh meat and vegetable shop known as the Wet Market, then make your way to Fa Yuen Street Market, known for its clothing, jewelry and other wearable goods. Your guide will also take you through the stunning Flower and Jade Markets before you wander past the Yuen Po Street Garden and Goldfish Market. This incredible tour also includes a stop at Tin Hau Temple, one of the oldest and most traditional complexes in Hong Kong. Have your future told by a local mystic or settle in for a game of chess with locals under the shade of nearby banyan trees. When the tour ends, say goodbye to your guide and send the rest of the day seeing the sights with your Kowloon Big Bus pass, included in the package.
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