Hong Kong

Discover Hong Kong as more than a world financial center

Enjoy the variety of cuisine that Hong Kong has to offer

See how a city like Hong Kong is truly a melding of cultures

Hong Kong has long been one of the world’s most important financial markets, ranking up there with New York, London and Tokyo. Yet, despite its financial reputation, it’s also a city that offers the opportunity for many to expand their horizons, and for those who live here, a chance to know and experience not just Chinese culture, but others as well. There’s a good reason that Hong Kong likes to call itself “Asia’s world city”, and you’ll get an opportunity to experience this during your visit to Hong Kong.

Why Choose This Program:

See Hong Kong’s famous sights like Victoria Peak, the Night Markets, and the Star Ferry

Travel around Hong Kong using its highly efficient public transportation system

Journey to Macau, the other former colony that’s now a bigger gambling haven than Las Vegas

Sample Hong Kong’s food treats on a Hong Kong foodie tour

See the quiet side of Hong Kong from various hikes through its country parks

Trip Details:

Tour Duration

10 days


Availability

All our tours are individually customized to your interests. While we loved guiding this private tour, it is purely an example of what can be possible and we will tailor your day to day program to your interests. If you would like to go on this tour, or a similar trip, please get in touch.


Group Size

Max 30 | Min 10 people


Included
  • Professional General Liability and Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy ($10,000,000)
  • Full-time professional tour director
  • Licensed English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees to all program sites and activities listed on the itinerary
  • Meals (as listed on the itinerary)
  • Complete tour participant accounting including option to pay by credit card
  • All taxes and service fees
  • All gratuities (tour leaders, local guides, driver, and restaurants included)
  • Comprehensive Accident, Medical/Liability/Travel Protection/Cancellation/Interruption Insurance included
  • Optional Cancel For Any Reason Insurance available — cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure and receive 75% refund
  • Professional General Liability and Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy ($10,000,000)
  • Private bus transportation and driver for long drives between San Jose and San Vito and Ujarras
  • Accommodations in shared facilities or homestays on site (6 nights total) – San Jose Casa del Parque (2 nights), San Vito (2 nights), Ujarras (3 nights)
  • Custom designed itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all program sites and activities listed on the itinerary
  • Demonstrations from LEAF International teaching artists and students
  • Site visits to LEAF International programs
  • Opportunities for free time on the beach (Dominical) and city exploration (San Jose)
  • Full time local interpreter and cultural guide (Member of Proyecto Jirondai)
  • Breakfast and dinner each day (lunches are on own)
  • All taxes
  • Complete tour participant accounting including an option to pay by credit card
  • “Cancel for Any Reason Insurance” (CFAR) – Cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure and receive a 75% refund minus the insurance premiums. This applies to all travelers (except New York residents) and is included in the trip price

Not included
  • Airfare & baggage fees
  • Some meals are on your own (as listed on the itinerary)
  • Airfare and baggage fees (to be purchased at the discretion and responsibility of each participant)
  • Customs and immigration fees at airports or border crossings
  • Airport transfer to first night hotel (we will try to collect flight information from each traveler in an effort to help you share taxis with similar arrival times
  • Various meals or drinks listed as “on own” in the itinerary when the group is dispersed for self-exploration
  • Additional nights lodging or any additional days if one chooses to remain in country longer

What to Bring

Refillable water bottle, good walking shoes. You must have a valid U.S. passport (not expiring in the next 6 months).


How You’ll Travel

Private bus transportation and driver between airport and hotel, at other times using public transportation via Transportation card (subway, tram, bus, mini-bus and walking) 


Number/Type of Staff

Full-time professional tour director

Detailed Itinerary

Please note that this is simply a sample itinerary to give you an idea of what we've done before and what we could create for you.

Day One: Arrival into Hong Kong

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Welcome to Hong Kong. On arrival, your tour director will meet you at Hong Kong airport and get you to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you may have time to walk around the hotel in the Wanchai area. This evening, meet up with the rest of the group for dinner, followed by a walking tour around Central, and then get a chance to ride the Star Ferry. 

Day Two: Scenic Southern Hong Kong Island

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This morning, we will hike over the Dragon’s Backthe most scenic and famous trail in Hong Kong. After our hike, we’ll head over to Stanley for lunch, shopping and see Murray House, a colonial era house that was transferred brick by brick from the Central Business District to its current scenic location. This evening, dinner is at Jumbo Seafood Restaurant in Aberdeen. 

Day Three: Exploring Lantau

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Lantau is the biggest island in Hong Kong, and one of the least populated. Our journey there begins with a ride on the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car over Lantau’s scenic terrain. Later, we’ll experience a public tour to visit the famous Big Buddha, Ngong Ping Village, the Po Lin Monastery, and the Tai O fishing village. Dinner is on your own. This evening, view Hong Kong from the Sky 100 observation platform in Hong Kong’s tallest building, the ICC building. 

Day Four: Let’s go to Macau

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Our journey today takes us to Macau. Known as Hong Kong’s twin city, it started out as a Portuguese colony, and now like Hong Kong, is part of China. Macau rivals Las Vegas in terms of gambling generated income, so in addition to seeing some of the busiest casinos in the world, we also get to visit the historical part of town, including Senado Square, St. Dominic’s church, the Ruins of St. Paul’s Church, Monte Fort, and Macau Museum. Dinner is on your own this evening. 

Day Five: A taste of Hong Kong Island

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We start the morning with a journey up to Victoria Peak via the Peak Tram. Explore the highest point of Hong Kong island with a panoramic view via Lugard Road, or an eye catching view by Victoria Peak Garden. Afterwards, enjoy a Hong Kong food tour to try different types of Chinese cuisine. Later, ride Hong Kong’s famous tram for an eye opening, slow paced view of Hong Kong at its busiest. Tonight dinner is on your own. We will meet later to watch the Symphony of Lights show from the City Hall promenade, followed by a ride up the Central Mid-Levels escalator, which is the longest, outdoor covered escalator in the world. 

Day Six: Get to Know Kowloon and the New Territories

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The largest part of Hong Kong is the New Territories. We begin today by exploring the Hong Kong Wetlands park, an area dedicated to preserving wetlands that were displaced by one of the new housing developments. See local plantlife, insects and birds in their natural habitat. Forlunch, we’ll stop at Kwai Chung Plaza, an eclectic mall that actually has some of Hong Kong’s best value street food Later, we head to Kowloon, meaning “Nine Dragons”. We will visit the Hong Kong History Museum, and the Hong Kong Art Museum (could also visit the Science Museum or the Space Museum). Dinner is on your own. Later, we will watch the Symphony of Lights Show from the Tsiu Tsa Tsui promenade, followed by our visit to the very famous Night Markets. 

Day Seven: Hong Kong Photo Scavenger Hunt with Dessert

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Our focus today is on taking pictures of some of the most photogenic places in Hong Kong, but with a twist... You’ll be part of a scavenger hunt where your task is to find a series of iconic places in Hong Kong and make sure you’re in that photo! This afternoon, you have free time around Causeway Bay, one of the busiest shopping areas in Hong Kong. Visit Hong Kong’s Time Square, the most expensive retail area in the world, or wonder thought Victoria Park, or shop at SOGO, one of the largest Japanese retail stores in Hong Kong. This evening, we’ll go looking for different desserts to savor. 

Day Eight: Ocean Park or Hong Kong Disneyland

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Visit either Ocean Park, Hong Kong’s first and premier ocean themed amusement park, or visit Hong Kong Disneyland. Either way, prepare for some fun today! 

Day Nine: Cheung Chau Island and Last Minute Options

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We venture towards rural Hong Kong, specifically Cheung Chau, literally meaning “Long Island”. Travel about an hour by ferry to this outlying island, and then have the option to hike, bike, or just walk around the village to see temples, shops and cafes. This afternoon you are free to explore any area on your own. This evening, we will enjoy our farewell dinner, followed by our last night out at Lam Kwai Fong. 

Day Ten: Until we meet again

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Depart Hong Kong with fond memories. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What's Included?

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  • Professional General Liability and Errors and Omissions Insurance Policy ($10,000,000)
  • Full-time professional tour director
  • Licensed English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees to all program sites and activities listed on the itinerary
  • Meals (as listed on the itinerary)
  • Complete tour participant accounting including option to pay by credit card
  • All taxes and service fees
  • All gratuities (tour leaders, local guides, driver, and restaurants included)
  • Comprehensive Accident, Medical/Liability/Travel Protection/Cancellation/Interruption Insurance included
  • Optional Cancel For Any Reason Insurance available — cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure and receive 75% refund
What's Not Included?

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  • Airfare & baggage fees
  • Some meals are on your own (as listed on the itinerary)
What Should I Bring?

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Refillable water bottle, good walking shoes. You must have a valid U.S. passport (not expiring in the next 6 months).

Good to Know Before You Go

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• A full time local interpreter and cultural guide will accompany this trip.
• Remember to bring some cash/credit cards for lunches and additional food/drinks.
• Dietary requirements can be catered for – just let us know when booking.
• This itinerary is entirely flexible and customizable. Simply get in touch with a member of our staff to craft your ideal trip.