The Authentic Side of Macau with a Local


The Zoo Master

The Authentic Side of Macau with a Local

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( 38 reviews ) star Day trip Hong Kong 1 - 4 watch_later 8 hours
  • Discover the old authentic Macau
  • Enjoy Macau off the beaten path
  • Visit an authentic local wet market
  • 100% personalized to your wishes
  • Discover the ruins of a 17th-century church
  • Private tour: only you & your local host

You will meet here: Shun Tak Centre

What you can expect

Macau is more than its casinos and its blitz and glitzy atmosphere. If you want to discover this autonomous region full of cultural treasures in an off the beaten track way, this is the tour for you!

It's only one 1-hr ferry trip away, and you are in Macau! This scenic ride is the best way to prepare yourself for the other beauties you'll encounter on this private tour.

Stroll past some of the island’s well-known attractions – such as the Macau Grand Prix stand – and if you are feeling curious, go ahead and have a closer look. But, this tour is really about exploring the backstreets of Macau to discover how the locals live. See some of the beautiful hidden gems that cannot be found in any travel book. These are places that are difficult to find, unless of course, you go with a local, like me.

Visit a bustling market and feel the vibes as locals buy their fish, meat, and vegetables. Stroll through local streets and find an architectural gem, the ruins of the 17th century St. Paul's Church. Or how about a pirates tale? Visit a village that used to be a pirate and privateer haven until 1910.

Take a stroll along the lagoon and its neighboring streets. Step inside a traditional bakery and if you wish to, sample some of the merchandise. Along the way, I can tell you about the real Macau's history, culture, and how the local people have retained some of the old traditions.

This is a 100% private tour, and I can easily build anything you want into the experience. So please get in touch and I'll shape an experience just for you! Also, during the tour, ask as many questions as you want, like a true local with local knowledge I’ll be more than happy to share my insights.

*Friendly tip: Don't forget your passport, you need it to go in and out of Hong Kong.

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Meet me at the Shun Tak Ferry Terminal
Scenic Ferry Ride
Enjoy a scenic ferry ride from Hong Kong, see the impressive skyline and get ready to discover Macau
Blitz & Glitz
Take a peek at the casinos before taking an off the beaten track route
Lagoon Life
Explore the lagoon and explore authentic Macau life. See the roots and architecture from the former colony of the Portuguese Empire
Church Ruins
Admire the 17th century St. Paul's Church ruins
Pirates Haven
Visit a small village that was a haven for pirates and privateer until 1910
Typical Garden
Go to a typical wet market, full of fresh vegetables, fish and produce where tourists usually don't go
Beloved Bakery
Check out a traditional bakery hidden in the backstreets and loved by the locals. Try some baked goods at your own expense
Macau Origins
Explore the old hut in the middle of the city where the original fishermen of the area lived
End of Tour
Hop on a ferry for a ride back to Hong Kong

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Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
Walking tour
8 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 4 persons
Meeting point
Shun Tak Centre
Guest pick-up
possible (extra charges)
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
Private guide
Not included
closeFerry ticket (from HKD 200 one way)


The Zoo Master

38 reviews

I left my high paying job overseas to come back to Hong Kong because the diversity and convenience here is just too good to miss out on!

My tours are all flexible and can be tailored to suit your interests and needs on the spot. Most of my tours are not attached to any businesses and we can also decide on the day and on the spot what you would like to do.

Hong Kong is a dynamic city that welcomes many tourists every year, but if you don't know what look out for them you will usually end up in the tourist traps. Come with me to discover the hidden nooks and crannies of Hong Kong and beyond that usually only locals who have lived here will know about.

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