Featured Lantau Island Tours: Ngong Ping Cable Car, Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Tai O Fishing Village

This is one of our favorite day Trips from Hong Kong. It bundles together some of the top attractions in Lantau Island. It can be done easily on your own using many kinds of public transportation, and on this day trip you will definitely experience most of them: MTR, buses, ferries, taxis, and the fab Cable Car to bring you to the Ngong Ping plateau. Or you can opt to have somebody guide you and arrange the details. See below.

These are some of the highlights:

Fantastic views on the ride on the Ngong Ping Cable Car
...which brings us to Ngong Ping Village...
...the Big Buddha is easy to spot, just follow the crowds...
...and climb the 260 steps to the foot of the podium for a closer look
...and the amazing 360 views from the circular platform
Not far from the Big Buddha is the Po Lin Monastery
Don't miss the lavish interior and the Three Buddha altar
A short walk from the Monastery is the Wisdom Path
Now we head to the Tai O Fishing Village
...where we take a boat trip through the stilt houses
...and walk around the colorful market

This day trip brings you to:

  • Ngong Ping Cable Car
  • Big Buddha
  • Po Lin Monastery
  • Wisdom Path
  • Tai O Fishing Village and Market
  • Boat Trip through Stilt Village

Easy DIY Lantau Island Tour

  • To Ngong Ping Cable Car Lower Terminal: From Hong Kong or Kowloon, take the MTR to Tung Chung Station, follow signs to the Cable Car station. See Ngong Ping 360 How To Get There here.
  • To Ngong Ping Village: Board the Cable Car which will bring you to the Ngong Ping Upper Terminal which brings you to Ngong Ping Village
  • To the Giant Buddha: From Ngong Ping Village, you will spot the Buddha on top of the mountain, just follow the crowds
  • To the Po Lin Monastery: A 5-minute walk from the Big Buddha, there are signs posted that should direct you
  • To the Wisdom Path: A short walk, also well-marked from either the Big Buddha or the Monastery
  • To Tai O Fishing Village:
    • Take Bus 21 from Ngong Ping Village interchange, buses run every hour or so, and it takes 10-15 minutes to Tai O, or
    • Take a taxi, they use the meter, should cost around HK50, the taxi stands are also at the Public Transport Interchange.
  • From Tai O back to where you started: You can back track and come back the same way
    • Bus from Tai O to Ngong Ping Village > Cable Car to Tung Chung > MTR back to your hotel, or
    • Ferry from Tai O to Mui Wo > Ferry from Mui Wo to Central or
    • Ferry from Tai O to Tung Chung > MTR from Tung Chung to your hotel

Easiest Lantau Island Guided Tour, Starts and Ends in Hong Kong and Kowloon Hotels

Take a guided tour with pick ups at several centrally located Hong Kong and Kowloon hotels, no guessing which bus to take or which MTR line, what could be more convenient?

Itinerary covers the same attractions as above, but in reverse.

Your day trip from Hong Kong begins with a ride on an express ferry across Hong Kong's harbour to Lantau Island where you then board a coach to take you to one of Lantau's pristine beaches.

Tour Highlights include:

  • Giant Buddha
  • Po Lin Monastery
  • Vegetarian Lunch at Po Lin Monastery
  • Wisdom Path
  • Express ferry trip across Hong Kong's harbour to Lantau Island
  • Tai O fishing village and its traditional houses on stilts
  • Ngong Ping cable car journey from Ngong Ping Village to Tung Chung town (NOTE: Cable Car is closed until May/June 2017 due to maintenance, alternative transport is arranged)

Lantau Island Day Trip from Hong Kong Adult US$137 Child (2-11) US$112 - More information and Booking ››

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