Lantau Island Big Buddha Tour

Day excursion from Hong Kong city

Private vehicle & driver included

Explore the whole island!

Hong Kong is more than just a bustling, concrete metropolis. Beyond the city exist lush forests, historic seaside villages, and miles of coast that contribute significantly to both the economy and culture of Hong Kong. This is Asia Tours have access to the restricted roads on Lantau Island and have unique expertise in revealing the treasures of Hong Kong that lie beyond the city. Join us for a one-of-a-kind tour of Lantau!


Visit Tai O, “the Venice of Hong Kong”

Get up close to the Giant Buddha

Explore the Po Lin Monastery

Walk the Path of Wisdom

Trip Details


USD $750 per group (up to 6 people)

Larger groups are welcome for an additional fee, as a larger vehicle will need to be rented for the day.

Start time

8:00 a.m.


Daily, upon request


Approx. 5 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby in Hong Kong

Maximum group size

6 people

If you are travelling in a group of more than 6 people and would like to book this tour, please contact us. We will need to arrange a larger vehicle for the day at a higher cost.

Transport type

Van (Toyota Alphard), driver and gasoline included

Visa requirements

Lantau Island is within Hong Kong, so only HK visa requirements apply.


Vehicle, driver, and boat ride to see stilt houses

Not included

Food, drink, entrance fees to monuments and museums

What to bring

Money for souvenirs, meals, and entrance fees to monuments. Please wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes.

Your Lantau Itinerary

More than a Metropolis: Discover Hong Kong’s Lantau Island

At This is Asia Tours, we have exclusive access to the restricted roads on Lantau Island. This means that we can go further, see more, and do it all in just 5 hours. There is a lot more to see on Lantau Island than just the impressive Big Buddha monument and, on your own, seeing everything would take upwards of 10 hours. We’re eager to help you experience everything Lantau has to offer and make it as enjoyable and interesting as possible.

We’ll pick your group up at your hotel lobby in Hong Kong and drive to Lantau. Before moving on to explore Big Buddha, we’ll explore the 500 year old Tai O, a village often referred to as “the Venice of Hong Kong.”

Experience Breathtaking Monuments Surrounded by Nature

Contrasting starkly from the concrete jungle of Hong Kong, Tai O is a humble, historic fishing village characterised by its stilt houses. Here, we’ll have the opportunity to take a boat ride down the river to get a closer look at the houses and storefronts, and you’ll gain a greater understanding of the activities on the Pearl River, which connects to the main port of Southern China. We’ll then head out into open ocean to see if we can find one of the special pink dolphins unique to Hong Kong.

After making a few more stops around other seaside villages, temples, and monasteries, we’ll finally head to the Big Buddha to witness the stunning beauty of this monument surrounded by lush greenery. On the way back, you’ll have the option to take the Ngong Ping cable car (at your own expense) and then we’ll head back to Hong Kong capital. You’ll come away from this tour knowing the real Hong Kong–the lively and evolving city that everyone knows and the beautiful tranquility that lies beyond.

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