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Complete Lantau Island Tour with Cable Car and Lunch at Po Lin Monastery

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy an adventurous excursion to Lantau Island from Hong Kong
  • See the traditional stilt houses in the fishing village of Tai O during an epic boat ride
  • Climb up to the Po Lin Monastery and see the world’s tallest outdoor Buddha statue up close
  • Enjoy FREE admission to the Museum beneath the Buddha
  • Savour a traditional Buddhist vegetarian lunch exclusively prepared by monastery chefs
  • Take in spectacular views of Lantau Island during a cable car ride
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    8 hours approx. (excluding hotel pick-up)

    Start time

    Hotel pick up between 7:50am and 8:40am

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Hong Kong (Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking so that we can arrange hotel pick up)

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Visit Lantau Island from Hong Kong and explore the spiritual side of this beautiful island known for its lush green valleys, the giant outdoor Buddha statue, the Ngong Ping cable car and the traditional stilt houses.

    Explore the traditional fishing village of Tai O and see the authentic stilt houses on the waterfront. Pray to the tallest outdoor seated statue of Gautama Buddha and enjoy a traditional Buddhist vegetarian lunch at the Po Lin Monastery. You will also gain an admission ticket to the Museum beneath the Buddha. Among its fascinating collection,the museum holds what is believed to be the cremated ruins of Gautama Buddha.

    Hop on to a cable car and glide over the rolling grassland slopes of North Lantau Country Park in an awe-inspiring experience. Opt for a crystal cabin and see the spectacular scenery underneath your feet. The crystal cabin delivers brilliant 360-degree views of the entire hinterland.

    A bilingual guide will accompany you at all times.


    Your Lantau tour begins with a pick up from your Hong Kong hotel between 7:50am and 8:40am. You will be driven to the Hong Kong harbour, from where you will take an express ferry to Lantau Island.

    Once you reach Lantau Island, you will head to the fishing village of Tai O and enjoy a boat ride around the traditional stilt houses on the waterfront. It is one of the rare fishing communities surviving in Hong Kong today. This village remarkably maintains the age-old tradition of constructing interconnected houses that float on the water.

    Next, climb a number of steps to the Po Lin Monastery, also known as the ‘Buddhist Kingdom in the South.’ The monastery houses the Tian Tan Buddha, the tallest outdoor seated statue of Gautama Buddha. Visit the museum that lies underneath the Buddha statue that stores the alleged cremated remains of Gautama Buddha. The museum has three exhibition halls, named, ‘The Hall of Universe,’ ‘The Hall of Benevolent Merit’, and ‘The Hall of Remembrance.’

    After touring the museum, enjoy a Buddhist vegetarian lunch at the monastery, exclusively prepared by the chefs with a taste similar to typical Chinese cuisine.

    The last leg of the tour involves a cable car ride from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping village, offering you spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the South China Sea, Hong Kong International Airport, North Lantau Country Park and the Giant Buddha. You have the option to choose a Crystal Cabin, equipped with a glass bottom to enhance your bird’s eye view as you see the rolling grassland sloped beneath your feet.

    At the end of the tour, you will take a ferry back to Hong Kong Harbour and be dropped off at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel transfers
    • Round trip Ngong Ping Cable Car Ticket with optional crystal cabin
    • Vegetarian lunch at Po Lin Monastery
    • Admission to the Museum beneath the Buddha
    • Boat trip ride around the stilts house
    • Bilingual Guide (English and Mandarin)


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  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.
    Should the Cable Car be cancelled due to inclement weather or any other safety reasons, alternative transportation will be arranged.
    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions that you may have.