Wonders of Lantau Island: Tai O & Tian Tan Buddha


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Wonders of Lantau Island: Tai O & Tian Tan Buddha

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( 8 reviews ) star Day trip Hong Kong 1 - 6 watch_later 5 hours
  • Explore Lantau Island with a local
  • Be amazed by the Big Buddha
  • Visit the beautiful Po Lin Monastery
  • Go on a boat ride to explore the Tai O village
  • 100% personalized to your wishes
  • Private tour: only you & your local host

You will meet here: Mui Wo Ferry Pier

What you can expect

If you are in Hong Kong and want to expand your horizons, there's a place that you must visit: Lantau Island! A natural beauty worth a day trip and considered to be the quiet and green side of Hong Kong; this island has spectacular mountains, sandy beaches, wildlife, a traditional fishing village and a big Buddha waiting for you.

Just a ferry trip away, the stunning island of Lantau is ready to embrace you with its scenic beauty, mostly untouched, which can only be accessed by public transport. This is your opportunity to move around like the locals; let's explore the island by local buses, boats, walking and cable cars to access all areas.

In Lantau Island, there's a traditional fishing village worth the visit. Hop on a bus and make your way to Tai O and stop along the way to see local buffalos and walk along the wide sandy beaches. Tai O is a traditional village and one of the best-preserved places on Lantau, and may I say of the whole of Hong Kong. Let's discover it together!

Tai O's history and culture are intrinsically linked to its geographical location. Situated at the end of the Pearl River Delta, where it meets the South China Sea, a boat trip is the best way to check out this place. Cruise around and take a look at the stilt houses of this tightly-knit fishing community and visit the Tai O Heritage hotel along the way.

The Big Buddha sitting on top of the Lantau mountains makes this island a perfect destination spot. Be amazed by this colossal statue called the Tian Tan Buddha and get a closer look by climbing up the stairs. This statue is the world's largest outdoor bronze Buddha statue and a marvel to look at. Together with a visit to the Po Lin Monastery and the Wisdom Trail, will make your Lantau Island day trip even more incredible!

As a personalized option, you have the chance to return to Tung Chung on the famous cable car. Enjoy spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the South China Sea, HK Airport, Lantau Country Park and giant Buddha. The perfect way to end your Lantau adventure.

How else can I make your Lantau day trip experience even more perfect? Let me know, and I can personalize and add your requests to make your day trip even more memorable.

This is the plan

Natural Beauty
Make your way to Tai O village and stop along the way to visit the Lantau beaches and spot wild buffalos
Fishing Village
Explore the traditional Tai O fishing village and wander through the town
Boat Ride
Hop on a boat and get a closer look to the Tai O way of living. Check out the stilt houses and visit a temple
Big Buddha
Go up the stair to get a closer look of the stunning Tian Tan Buddha
Enlightening Landmarks
Visit the Po Lin Monastery and walk through the Wisdom Path full of cultural gems
Optional Offer
At the Big Buddha you have the option to take the scenic cable car ride down to Tung Chung. This is possible on a personalized offer!

Feel free to personalize this offer with Kate

Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
5 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 6 persons
Meeting point
Mui Wo Ferry Pier
Guest pick-up
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkBoat ride


Creative world traveller

8 reviews

An avid world traveller and lover of food, wine, animals and the great outdoors.

I’m Australian and live in South Lantau, a unique and beautiful part of Hong Kong. I love exploring and finding new places to visit, eat and see in the city of Hong Kong and further afield. From great food, to arts, culture and sport Hong Kong has something for everyone.

I would love to show you Hong Kong from the highlights to the out of the way places. Let me know what you are interested in and the tour can be personalised.

A vibrant and diverse city, lets enjoy Hong Kong!"

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