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Lantau Island Tours

The largest of Hong Kong’s outlying islands, Lantau is twice the size of Hong Kong Island, yet it has only a fraction of the population. Where Hong Kong is an urban jungle of sorts, Lantau is a mostly quiet escape famous for its long beaches, traditional fishing villages, Buddhist monuments, outlet shopping, and mountainous interior popular with hikers. The northern tip of the island is home to both Hong Kong International Airport and Hong Kong Disneyland.

The Basics
Whether arriving in Hong Kong by air or spending a day with Mickey Mouse, many travelers find themselves on Lantau Island at some point during their Hong Kong trip. But the rest of the island is worthy of exploration as well, especially for those looking for a break from the urban buzz of central Hong Kong. Ride the Ngong Ping cable car to the Po Lin Monastery with its bronze Big Buddha statue (also called the Tian Tan Buddha), search for dolphins from stilt houses in the Tai O fishing village, hike to the top of Lantau Peak, bask in the sun along Cheung Sha Beach or Pui O Beach, or dine on freshly caught seafood at Discovery Bay.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • You can choose between adventure and culture tours on Lantau Island.
  • Many Lantau tours include round-trip transportation to and from your hotel in Hong Kong.
  • The northern part of the island is the busiest; head south to see a more rural Lantau.
  • Remember to bring sunscreen and water, as the area can get hot and humid.
  • Wear suitable shoes comfortable for walking over uneven ground.

How to Get to Lantau Island
The fastest way to get to Lantau Island from Hong Kong is by taking the MTR to Tung Chung station. The ride takes about 25 minutes and connects with the special rail service shuttling guests to Disneyland. More scenic is the ferry ride departing from Central Hong Kong to either Discovery Bay or Mui Wo.

When to Get There
The weather tends to be cool and dry between October and February, making it a pleasant time to visit. Expect temperatures in the upper 80s with high humidity during the summer months. Budget-minded travelers should plan to visit on a weekday or Saturday, as ferries and buses impose a surcharge on Sundays and public holidays.

Where to Find the Best Views on Lantau Island
Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak gets all the attention for its panoramic views, but Lantau has some gems of its own. For a stellar sunrise view of the island and the South China Sea, give Lantau Peak a try (you can hike to the top or take a cable car ride), or for a romantic spot to bid farewell to the day, climb up to the aptly named Sunset Peak.

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong Region, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.18
Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Cable Car Group Tour With Hotel Pickup in Hong Kong Island, Hong ... 
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Cable Car Group Tour With Hotel Pickup in Hong Kong Island

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

This sightseeing tour includes pickup from select hotels in the Central and East areas of Hong Kong Island and transfer to Lantau Island. Take a cable car tour ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong Region, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $134.18
Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ticket on Lantau Island, Hong Kong SAR, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ticket on Lantau Island

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Soar over Lantau Island on the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car. Spend as long as you’d like exploring attractions at the top. Head to Ngong Ping Village, visit Po Lin ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs

From USD $16.98
Full Day Lantau Island Small Group Tour in Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Attraction Tickets
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Full Day Lantau Island Small Group Tour in Hong Kong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Take a small group walking tour of Lantau and visit the awe inspiring Big Buddha and the wonderfully quaint stilt village of Tai O. Includes a ride on the ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.11
Viator Exclusive: Lantau Island Sunset Tour Plus Airport Express and MTR, Hong Kong SAR, Day Trips
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Viator Exclusive: Lantau Island Sunset Tour Plus Airport Express and MTR

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Experience Hong Kong and neighboring Lantau Island with this one-day travel pass and tour combo — it's a Viator Exclusive package that can’t be booked anywhere ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $120.85
Three Dragon Gorge River Walking Tour, Hong Kong SAR, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Three Dragon Gorge River Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Hidden away within Lantau Island is Yellow Dragon Gorge, a secluded oasis not far from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. Hike with your guide on a moderately ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.92
Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Walking Tours
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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

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Embark on a tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong and visit the Giant Buddha Exhibition Hall at Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery. On this Big Buddha tour with a ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.55
Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour, Hong Kong SAR, Day ... 
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Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Enjoy a fun-filled day of Hong Kong sightseeing with this one-day travel pass and tour combo that allows you to explore the city with ease. You’ll get one day ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Flexible

From USD $58.14
Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O, Hong Kong SAR, Super Savers
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Full-Day Private Tour of Lantau Island including Big Buddha and Tai O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Take a full day private walking tour of Lantau with your tour guide and visit the awe inspiring Big Buddha and the wonderfully quaint stilt village of Tai O. ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $521.30
Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR, Airport Express, Ngong Ping Cable Car, Motion 360 and Walking ... 
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Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR, Airport Express, Ngong Ping Cable Car, Motion 360 and Walking with Buddha

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Travel around the city and enjoy Lantau Island's top attractions with ease by booking this Hong Kong combo pass before your trip. You'll receive a round-trip ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Flexible

From USD $65.33

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