Full-Day Private Tour Of Lantau Island Including Big Buddha And Tai O

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    Weekdays 9:45am (or in your hotel lobby at 9am), Weekends and public holidays 8:45am (or in your hotel lobby at 8am)
  • Departure Details :
    Tung Chung Station, Tung Chung, Hong Kong
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meeting Time for 7-hour tours starting at Tung Chung: Monday to Friday - 09:40 am. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - 08:.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Lantau Island is often referred to as the Lungs of Hong Kong because it is so green and underdeveloped. 

Take a full day private walking tour of Lantau with your personal tour guide and visit the awe inspiring Big Buddha and the wonderfully quaint stilt village of Tai O. Your tour includes a ride on the Ngong Ping cable car to the Big Buddha and a ride in a boat at Tai O. Tours last 7 to 8 hours.

Available in English, Spanish, French, Dutch and Cantonese & Mandarin Chinese. All guides are native speakers.


Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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Lantau Island is often referred to as the Lungs of Hong Kong because it is so green and underdeveloped.

Your Lantau tour lasts 7 hours if you meet your guide at Tung Chung MTR station on Lantau Island or 8 hours if you would like your guide to meet you at your hotel.

On weekdays, your tour guide will meet at Tung Chung MTR station at 9:45am (or in your hotel lobby at 9am). On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, your tour guide will meet you at Tung Chung at 8:45am (or in your hotel lobby at 8am). This tour will start early to avoid the crowds.

Your Lantau private tour starts with a ride on the Ngong Ping Cable Car. You will be treated to the most wonderful views of Lantau Country Park and the airport as you travel over the back of the island for 25 minutes. Your destination is the famous Big Buddha. Here you will learn about Buddhism, climb the 268 steps to the Buddha, visit the Po Lin Monastery and the new hall of 10,000 Buddhas.

From Ngong Ping, it is a 20-minute bus ride to Tai O, the Venice of Hong Kong. Tai O is one of the very few remaining places in Hong Kong where you can still see stilt houses over the water. Tai O used to be a fairly big community but due to the decline of the fishing industry it, like Venice, is now primarily a tourist destination, for both overseas visitors and Hong Kongers escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Tai O is still known for its traditional production of shrimp sauce and shrimp paste and for its colourful seafood market.

You will embark on a full exploration of Tai O visiting the beautifully restored Old Police Station, now operating as a heritage hotel. If you are feeling hungry, this is where you can enjoy lunch in the very nice Lookout restaurant. You will visit one of the two remaining shrimp sauce production factories, meander the back streets in and around the stilt houses, visit a temple from the late 1400s and learn about the religion of Taoism. If you have the energy, you can trek to a lookout point where you can get an excellent view of the construction of the 42km bridge that is being built between Hong Kong and Macau. Will will take a 20 minute boat ride through the stilt village and out into the harbour where, if you are lucky, you will see some of the renowned pink dolphins of Hong Kong!


Professional guide

One way cable car ride in a standard cabin (upgrade to crystal cabin available on request)

Public bus ride from Ngong Ping to Tai O and public bus ride from Tai O to Tung Chung or Mui Wo at the end of the tour

Boat ride at Tai O fishing village

Entry/Admission - Lantau island

Entry/Admission - Ngong Ping 360

Entry/Admission - Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery


Food and drinks, unless specified


If you wish to use a taxi at any point during your tour, the costs will be payable by yourself

Note: This is a walking tour, even if you book a hotel pick-up, also using of public transportation


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children aged 2 or under join for free

This tour requires you to be physically fit. You will be walking between 5 and 10km over the course of the day. How far you walk will depend on how much walking you want to do at Tai O. You will be going at a slow pace, across flat land but you do need to be in reasonable health. If you wish to visit the Big Buddha up close you will need to be able to climb up 268 steps!

Occasionally the cable car is closed for maintenance. If it is closed on the day that you would like to tour, your tour guide will refund you the price of the cable car tickets and you will use the bus instead.

Please also inform us if you are travelling with children under 12 years of age.

Tours will be conducted in English unless requested otherwise at the time of booking.

Tours are available in French, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel more than one week (more than 168 hours) in advance we will give you a full refund (excluding credit card processing charges. If you cancel between 7 days and 2 days (between 167 and 48 hours before) we will give you a 50% refund (excluding any service charge). There are no refunds if you cancel less than 48 hours' notice.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Feb-2022

    The big Buddha is under construction right now so I don’t recommend visits at the moment but it would like to visit again after the construction is over.

  • 08-Feb-2022

    I like the view and atmosphere. Zen and Peaceful. I've go over there with parents and take the OnPing 360!

  • 07-Feb-2020

    Our tour guide, Stephanie, took us to Lantau to visit the Big Buddha site and the fishermen village Tai O. The places were very interesting, and definetely worth visiting. Stephanie was very knowledgwable, she knew well the history of places we visited and the people who lived there in the past and now, She conveyed the material to us in such a way that made the tour an exciting experience. We could not expect for more!

  • 28-Jan-2020

    Our family had the best day in Lantau with Sainclair. From the moment we met Sinclair, we knew we were in great hands. He was so knowledgeable, professional and kind. We learned so much from him and enjoyed every aspect of the tour. He knew I loved pictures and was so patient. He knows everything about Hong Kong and we feel truly blessed to have met him. You will love any tour with Sinclair and Lantau is something that should be a must do on your list.

  • 06-Jan-2020

    Ryan was our guide for 7hrs in this tour and Amazing experience with him. Since we meet up with him he started to explain about the Islands in Hong Kong and all the full day itinerary. He always asked us about questions, including Chinese language questions. As we had late lunch we decide to lunch in small local cafe in Tai O and he found us the food we want! He shared with us also additional information about the culture, the airport, the cable car, and local activities. I really had a great day in Lantau and yes we climbed the 256 steps :) I totally recommend this company for this tours or others excursions., Also it does not matter if you are on cruise ship. They reach out to you by car and then you move in public transport with him which is a great experience

  • 30-Dec-2019

    Our family of ten had the most wonderful day touring Lantau Island with Sinclair. He was a wonderful tour guide and tailored our experience to the needs and desires of our family. He was full of information about the sights and Hong Kong in general, and was great with all ages in our family (9 to 80). Best of all, he took many pictures of our family, so we will be able to remember this special day.

  • 28-Dec-2019

    It is hard to describe how incredible my tour experience with Mel was, as a way to see Hong Kong and the surrounding area through the eyes of someone who lives there, and still seem believable! I felt Mel expertly guided me through a breadth of sights, sounds, food and culture that Hong Kong had to offer, in an efficient, friendly and engaging way. While it seemed effortless on his part, that sense simply speaks to the enormous planning and skill he has a guide. He was willing to give his perspective on life in Hong Kong, far from "just" pointing out the sights. I will always remember the experience of my few days in Hong Kong and honestly feel I have made connection with Mel that I will always value.

  • 28-Dec-2019

    Ryan was a great host. We met at the metro station and we were taken by bus to the Big Buddha and Tai O, where our trip began. Next was a trip to Lantau island for a quick boat ride, lunch and walking tour. Ryan was very informative and and enthusiastic. Highly recommended this tour!

  • 27-Dec-2019

    We had an amazing day with our private tour of the Lantau Island, Big Buddha and Tai O. Our guide Mel, was very informative and helpful throughout the tour and he showed us areas and explained things that we wouldn't have been able to discover without his expert knowledge and detail of the local culture and behind the scene workings of the areas we visited. I would highly recommend taking this tour as you will be able to discover more in the 8 hrs than you could in a few days wondering around without a guide.

  • 27-Dec-2019

    Sinclair was AWSOME! Great tour of a beautiful island! Sinclair was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job!