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Hong Kong

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Hong Kong International Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

1. Hong Kong International Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

Kick up your travel-weary feet with a first-class relaxation experience in the Plaza Premium Lounge. This peaceful oasis offers a convenient escape from the bustle of the airport. Plus, get access to amenities that run the gamut from useful to luxurious, from Wi-Fi and showers to a luxurious bar. Before a flight, after a long journey, or between destinations, there's no better place to rest and refresh than at the Plaza Premium Lounge. Unwind with a drink at the bar, grab a bite to eat, and take a moment to read or watch TV in comfort. Charging stations let you power up your devices, and internet access lets you keep in touch with friends and family back home. Between long flights, there's nothing better than a hot shower and if you're feeling really indulgent, you can opt to add on a blissful massage to soothe any travel anxieties you may have. By selecting "Premium First Lounge", you can benefit from high-end services such as neck and shoulder massage, made-to-order à la carte entrées during breakfast and all-day dining with table service alongside all-you-can-enjoy hors d’oeuvre available at Primo. A wide selection of house-pour wine, champagne, liquor, liqueurs, beer, non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages, plus assorted confections are served as well.

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Hong Kong: Sky100 Observatory ticket and Dining Package

2. Hong Kong: Sky100 Observatory ticket and Dining Package

The Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong. At 393 meters above sea level, it is the only indoor observation deck in Hong Kong offering 360-degree views of the city and its famous Victoria Harbour. Connected to major transportation networks and a world-class shopping mall, it has been acclaimed as a must-see first stop for tourists to Hong Kong. It also features exceptionally quick double-decker high-speed elevators which reach the 100th floor in just 60-seconds. Beyond the splendid Hong Kong city panoramic view and magical scenery, Sky100 is also home to a large-scale interactive multimedia exhibit and a comprehensive guest center. Offering fascinating insights into local history and culture, the state-of-the-art exhibit enriches visitors with a thorough understanding of Hong Kong. Select Café 100 wine, dessert, and other dining combos to enrich your experience with gourmet food and beverages while enjoying the best view of the city. One tip is to visit the deck around dusk to watch the unforgettable sunset coloring the city’s skyline.

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Hong Kong: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

3. Hong Kong: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy access to Hong Kong’s open-top sightseeing bus tour routes and see all of the city’s iconic landmarks and places at your own pace. Your pass allows you to hop-on and off on 3 different sightseeing tour routes through Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Travel along the Hong Kong Island route, known as the Red Route, explore the Blue Route of Kowloon, and take the Green Route through Stanley. Your ticket also comes with a complimentary Star Ferry ride and fast track ticket to the Peak Tram.  Plan your day and visit the sites that you wish to see, from Victoria Harbor, to Victoria Peak or Sky100 Observatory Deck, to glamorous shopping malls - where your complimentary rewards booklet, with substantial retail, leisure, and dining discounts will come in handy. The Red Route takes 1.5 hours, the Aberdeen & Stanley Tour Green Route takes 1.5 hours and the Kowloon Tour Blue Route takes 1 hour without hopping off. Select the deluxe option to learn about the local cultures and hear stories on a free walking tour in Central SoHo and Sheung Wan, with local tasty street food snack and drink. Hong Kong Island Tour - Red Route: • Central Star Ferry Pier 7 • Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center • Causeway Bay-Sogo • Park Lane Hotel • Wan Chai Computer Center • Peak Tram Lower Terminus • Mid-Levels Escalator • Lan Kwai Fong & Soho Stanley & Aberdeen Tour - Green Route: • Central Star Ferry Pier 7 • Peak Tram Lower Terminus • Ocean Park • Repulse Bay • Stanley • Aberdeen Kowloon Tour - Blue Route: • Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade • The Peninsula • Langham Place • Temple Street • Sky100 • Hankow Road • Mody Road

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Hong Kong Disneyland Park Tickets

4. Hong Kong Disneyland Park Tickets

Enjoy endless fun in seven magical lands and experience your favorite Disney stories just as you remember them from the classic Disney films. Here's where fairytales really do come true. Thrills at Hong Kong Disneyland Park come in all shapes and sizes. Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars and Hyperspace Mountain offer a rush for the grown ups, while little ones can sail around the world at It's a Small World. Of course, family fun can be found in every corner of the park, from the Toy Soldier Parachute Drop to the Mad Hatter Tea Cups. Don't miss the main attraction: a meet 'n' greet with beloved Disney characters. Have your pen and camera at the ready and meet the characters you love. Amazing events will surprise your senses all-year round, including all-new immersive attractions, exciting festival celebrations, memorable hotel accommodations and dining services, as well as all-new merchandise items.

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Hong Kong: Sky100 Observatory Entry Ticket Only

5. Hong Kong: Sky100 Observatory Entry Ticket Only

The Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong. At 393 meters above sea level, it is the only indoor observation deck in Hong Kong offering 360-degree views of the city and its famous Victoria Harbour. Connected to major transportation networks and a world-class shopping mall, it has been acclaimed as a must-see first stop for tourists to Hong Kong. It also features exceptionally quick double-decker high-speed elevators which reach the 100th floor in just 60 seconds. Beyond the splendid Hong Kong city panoramic view and magical scenery, Sky100 is also home to a large-scale interactive multimedia exhibit and a comprehensive guest center. Offering fascinating insights into local history and culture, the state-of-the-art exhibit enriches visitors with a thorough understanding of Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong: Tai Mo Shan Waterfall Hike

6. Hong Kong: Tai Mo Shan Waterfall Hike

Climb past rural villages and temples into another world, a steep sided world full of animals and fauna. Hidden within the dense vegetation you can uncover some truly stunning places in which the city has never felt so far away. Encounter a series of cascades, ending with the breathtaking Main Falls. This is the crown jewel of the walk and the tallest waterfall in Hong Kong. Pass by temples and villages, and learn about local plant and animal life from your expert guide. Expect a moderately challenging hike that is well worth undertaking Your guide is also able to modify the route to suit your fitness level.

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10 Asia Regions: eSIM Data Plan (Google/Facebook/Youtube)

7. 10 Asia Regions: eSIM Data Plan (Google/Facebook/Youtube)

Make your trip more convenient with this high-speed eSIM option to stay online without having to switch your SIM card. Simply scan an eSIM QR profile and get access to all your essential apps and websites, with added perks. Skip the hassle of changing SIM cards, carrying multiple devices, and risking losing your original SIM card with this digital SIM card option. Purchase your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose between a 14-day, 3GB option and a 30-day, 5GB option. You won’t need to wait for delivery or go pick up a physical SIM card. Get all the same benefits as a traditional SIM card, but without the hassle: use apps or sites like Google, Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, WhatsApp, and more. Easily stay connected with friends or family during your trip. As an added perk, get access to all your apps and websites without being restricted by the Chinese firewall or needing to use a VPN.

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From Hong Kong City: The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour

8. From Hong Kong City: The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour

Discover Hong Kong's spectacular urban nature on this guided hike. Meet your guide and the rest of your group at Shau Kei Wan MTR station and head to the trailhead. You'll be in a small group in order to guarantee a personalized experience. This tour is perfect at any time of year and in most weather conditions. Navigating the undulating ridge that gives this classic hike its name, climb gently skyward across tree-lined trails and winding mountain paths. Discover the history and background behind the region from your guide. As you slowly mount the trail, be rewarded with sensational bird’s-eye views of Hong Kong island, including the famous Dragon’s Back itself as seen from up above. From there, descend down to the white sands and turquoise waters of Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay). Enjoy free time to relax on the beach, grab lunch nearby, or don a swimsuit and hop into the water before heading back with your guide to the metro station.

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Ngong Ping: Cable Car Return (Crystal/Standard/each 1-way)

9. Ngong Ping: Cable Car Return (Crystal/Standard/each 1-way)

Ngong Ping Cable Car is a visually spectacular 5.7km bi-cable ropeway. The first of its kind in Hong Kong, the cable car journey begins from Tung Chung, crossing Tung Chung Bay to reach the angle station on Airport Island and turning about 60 degrees in the air towards North Lantau. If you are looking for something to complete your Hong Kong attractions list, you should definitely enjoy some of the stunning views offered on this joyful 25-minute ride: the vistas of the distant and vast South China Sea and the rolling grassland slopes of North Lantau Country Park from the cable car slowly take over from the hustle and bustle of the city. The journey also offers a breathtaking panorama of the Hong Kong International Airport, the mountainous terrain of Lantau Island, Tian Tan Buddha and 360-degree views of Ngong Ping Plateau. Enhance the experience by adding the meal voucher for a set meal before check-out.  Standard Cabin The Standard Cabin cable car ride is the perfect start for your Hong Kong day tour. Crystal Cabin Equipped with a glass bottom, the all new Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin is designed to give an astonishing bird’s eye view. Feel the magic of the boundless sea and the rolling grassland slopes right underneath your feet. The new perspective allows you to look at extraordinarily uncluttered scenery, including the majestic Tian Tan Buddha, as if you were flying.

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Hong Kong: Geopark Kayaking Adventure

10. Hong Kong: Geopark Kayaking Adventure

Meet your group and guide at the Hang Hau MTR Station around 9:00AM. From there you can get ready for your 8-hour kayaking adventure as you follow your guide to Sai Kung ferry Pier before taking a 20-minute ride to the Sai Kung Country Park. Once there you'll begin at Pak Lap Wan Beach where your kayak and equipment will be waiting for you, before hopping into your kayak and paddling out into the water with instructions from your guide. See awesome rock formations and dramatic seas arches, and maneuver your way through some cool sea caves. You might even spot some coral beds and sea life as your cruise. After paddling for a while, take a break on Long Ke Wan Beach, which is known as one of the most beautiful beaches of Hong Kong. Depending on weather conditions and the group/individual's ability, you might be able to explore different areas of the park. With abundant sea life, scattered coral beds, and beaches aplenty, there is more than enough to fill a day.

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Frequently asked questions about Hong Kong

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Planning Your Visit

  • Best time to visit?

    Hong Kong attracts visitors all year round, so be sure to book your hotel well in advance. If you're travelling on a budget, keep in mind that many hotels offer cheaper rates during the winter and summer months, though the latter can be mercilessly humid.

  • What language?

    While the official language of China is Mandarin, most Hong Kongers speak Cantonese and English.

  • What currency?

    Despite its size, Hong Kong uses its own currency called the Hong Kong Dollar. Exchange rates within the country are very good, so wait until you arrive to change your money, and don't forget to change it back before you leave!

Good to know

  • Language
    Chinese (Cantonese) and English
  • Currency
    HKD ($ or HK$)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+08:00)
  • Country Code
    852
  • Best time to visit
    Visit in spring or fall to avoid less desirable weather, but remember that Hong Kong is a popular destination year-round!

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What people are saying about Hong Kong

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,465 reviews

My wonderful hiking trip ⛰ would not have been possible without Rory as my excellent guide to the ins and outs and the beautiful trails of the ⛰ complex. For those four hours we were jungle explorers of the Hong Kong hinterlands, befriending mock vipers and pregnant, -bellied salamanders . And enjoying the lush greenery and rich verdure of our wild and untamed surroundings, and we are warmly welcomed by the au naturale and cooly refreshung shower of waterfalls ️ offered by the wondrously beauteous works of nature ! It is at times tiring tho not exhaustingly so, but absolutely worth breaking a sweat for! One will most certainly gain a greater perspective on life after this simple yet great experience!

Evangeline was the perfect host. We walked in the town a lot, took the metro to Kowloon and visited the Peak. Definitely worth having a guide for us as we were only in HK for a day and a half and we used the time well.

The tour guide was very nice.. he know lots of HK hiking trails..I was very enjoying hiking with him. I will definitely join him again next time.

Ben was great, very helpful and really tried hard to make sure we hadvthe best experience according to our individual needs.

Great deal for its price, ease of redeeming tickets and swift entrance into the park.