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Lantau Island Cable Car Tour and Tai O Boat Ride with Ferry Transfers from Macau

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What to Expect
Your round trip ferry tickets will be reserved in advance.  The ferry time from Macau's Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal to Kowloon is 11:00am.

Most of hotels in Macau offer free shuttle rides to this ferry terminal; if not, you'll need to make your own way there.  

When you arrive at China Ferry Terminal in Kowloon, please walk for 12 minutes to Holiday Inn Golden Mile (adress:  50 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui), sign in with the staff at the tour desk in hotel lobby.   You'll be picked up at 13:10 for the coach transfer to Lantau Island.  


Ngong Ping Cable Car connects Tung Chung and Ngong Ping. The 5.7km cable car journey offers visitors spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of South China Sea, Hong Kong International Airport, North Lantau Country Park and Giant Buddha. 

You can choose option of standard cabin or crystal cabin. Equipped with a glass bottom, all new Ngong Ping 360 Crystal Cabin is designed to feast your eyes with an astonishing bird's eye view. Feel the magic of the boundless sea and the rolling grassland slopes right underneath your feet.


It is located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, a large bronze statue of a Buddha Amoghasiddhi, also known as big Buddha, completed in 1993. The Buddha is 34 metres (112 ft) tall, weighs 250 tons.  You need to climb 268 steps to reach the Buddha.

There are 3 museum floors beneath the Buddha statue: The Hall of Universe, The Hall of Benevolent Merit, and The Hall of Remembrance. See one of the most renowned features inside, a relic of Sakyamuni, consisting of some of his alleged cremated remains.


Know as the "Buddhist Kingdom in the South". Po Lin Monastery is the most popular Buddhist temple in HK. The world's largest outdoor Buddha at the Po Lin Monastery becomes a site of Pilgrimage and is visited by Buddhists' from all over the world. 


It is set on a 1.5 hectare site on Lantau Island, adjacent of Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal and the Tian Tan Buddha Statue. This amazing cultural themed village has been architecturally designed and landscaped to reflect the cultural and spiritual integrity of the Ngong Ping area.

TAI O FISHING VILLAGE (with boat ride)

It was once the largest inhabited settlement on Lantau Island. The village's stilt houses on the waterfront, offer a glimpse into Hong Kong's past. Take a boat trip to cruise around the old fishing village to see the stilt houses, unusual, interconnected structures on water that form a tightly-knit fishing community for villagers to live in.  In June, July and August, pink dolphins can be seen during the boat ride. 

At the conclusion of your trip, you will be transferred to take a return ferry to Macau at 20:00. 
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your hotel may offer free shuttle rides to the Macau ferry terminal; if not, you'll need to make your own way there. Your ferry leaves by 11am.
Departure Time
11:00 AM
Return Details
Make your own way back to your hotel after returning to Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal .
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Visit the Tai O Heritage Hotel (Former Tai O police station)
  • Boat ride around the stilts houses in Tai O village
  • Professional English speaking tour guide service
  • Transfers between attractions and ferry terminals in Kowloon
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities for guide and driver (recommended)
  • Transfer from your hotel to Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal
  • Taxi fare from Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal back to your hotel in Macau
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At the cable car ticketing office, there are two counters: Individuos Entry and Group Entry. Most people will line up to buy tickets on site and enter through Individuos Entry. The normal waiting time is 2 hours. You will display a prepaid confirmation coupon to redeem a paper ticket at Group Entry. Usually less people line up here. Group Entry is a priviledge benefit for travel agents' customers only. It saves your time but you do not skip the line or break any rule.
  • Ferry Transfers and Meeting Point
  • For Ferry ticket redemption, your local operator will send you a separate email with a E-ticket Confirmation Voucher right after booking is made. No need to print the E-ticket Confirmation Voucher. The QR code on the voucher can be used to be scanned for boarding. Please arrive at Macau Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal at least 30 minutes before your departure time.
  • You will meet your tour guide in Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong on time. There is no refund for no show or being late
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved in Disneyland, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Return ferry ticket is reserved at 20:00 to make sure you have enough time for coach transfer during rush hour
  • Special Events
  • As informed by Ngong Ping Cable Car Company, Ngong Ping Cable Car Service will be closed temporarily for scheduled maintenance on 3 March to 26 March 2019.
  • When Ngong Ping Cable Car will be suspended to carry out bi-monthly regular scheduled maintenance, or closed due to severe weather warning, alternative coach transportation will be available during the cable car service suspension. This tour will be operated by coach transfer between Ngong Ping and Tung Chung.
  • In the event that the boat ride is suspended in Tai O village, a $20 retail cash coupon will be issued for use in Ngong Ping 360 souvenirs shops
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Century Holiday Hong Kong
222 Reviews
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cezar d
century holiday
very unprofessional, didn't understand anything, they cancelled the dinner cruise too. Do not recommend.
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Mother and daughter
It is very convenient and good with the transport between these 2 locations. We enjoyed seeing things around and buying gifts but the time is very limited. Especially going to casino is just only about 35mins. If want a longer shopping time, not advisable to sign up this. The HK tour guide is friendly and nice..thanks Toby
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Boston, Massachusetts
Easy and fairly inexpensive transit from HK to Macau
The only glitch here is that I had to follow up with Viator to get the actual vouchers. We took the ferry from China Ferry Terminal in Kowloon (Tsim Tsa Tsui) which is an eight minute Uber ride from our hotel (Hotel Icon). From there, take the elevator up to the Arrival Hall where Turbojet is. We left our hotel at 8:10 am for the 9 am HK to Macau (outer terminal). Taxis are cheap in Macau and it's easy to get to the old town that way. Ask the driver to leave you off near the fortress on "top" of the old town. They take HK dollars in Macau and taxis don't take credit cards. There are ATMs dispensing HK and Macau dollars. Hint, get the HK dollars as Macau dollars fo not work in HK, but HK dollars do work in both Macau and HK. We walked up the fortress and then back down, to the remaining facade of St Paul, to Na Tcha temple and down the beautiful streets through Senado Square. We had lunch near Senado Square and then grabbed a taxi to the Venetian, walked across the street to City of Dreams before catching the great 5 pm cirque style show there (Houses of Dancing Water). We had dinner at City of Dreams and caught the 9:30 pm ferry back to Kowloon. We took an Uber and were back in our hotel by 11 pm. It's a great way to spend a day as a side trip if you are spending more than 3 days in HK. This is a good way to buy ferry tickets.
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Bergen, Norway
A fabulous excursion, particularly the cable car ride, which was unique. The giant Buddha was a great experience - impressive. The visit to the fishing village could have been dropped.
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Great half day tour of HK
Well organised, we were picked up and dropped off at our hotel and managed to squeeze a lot in the six hour trip. We had a small group of six with a very experienced tour guide (Rex) who provided a lot of history and background to the sites we visited. The cable car was excellent, recommend upgrading to the crystal cabin car for the spectacular views. Was a hot day so recommend taking a good hat and walking shoes/water.
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Basildon, United Kingdom
Lantau island
Absolutely fantastic. The tour included so much. Cable car, budda visit, fishing village and lovely lunch at monastery. Our guide Ken was fabulous. So knowledgeable and entertaining. Goo value for money
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Rod C
Highly recommend..this tour package
A well organized tour package to see Lantau Island transportation/ travel transfer smooth & well communicated by tour guides...food provided at temple was hearty ... plenty time provided walk up the stairs if you plan accordingly, to see the big Buddha...
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well organised
full I recommend...very nice lunch at level 60 at Macao tower....food good...nice view...Venetian resort very expensive
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Very attentive guides
The tour ran on time arrangements were clear lunch was amazing. guide was knowledgeable and had time to shop
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Amazing trip well worth the money Ross was a really good guide saw a lot of places in just one day would do it again
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Port Augusta
Great night at the races
Booked a package through Greyline Tours when in HK in early June. We had been to Sha Tin on the Sunday on the train and "roughed it", so this time we went to Happy Valley night racing with the tour on Wednesday. We were picked up from our hotel and greeted by our friendly tour host, then picked up a few other Australian tourists and were at HV in no time. At HV we were also greeted by a hostess from the Hong Kong Racing Club, who along with our tour host, looked after us all night. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was fantastic, the drinks were non stop, betting protocol was explained and the view from the 5th floor was sensational. After race 4 the hostess took us down to the mounting yard where we got up close and personal with the jockeys and horses. Back up to our section for more food and drink then dropped off at our hotel. The whole night was fantastic and paid for with a race 5 trifecta win. Highly recommended.
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Santa Barbara, California
Great excursion
We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Our tour guide was friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. The tramway ride to the Big Buddha is breathtaking with wonderful photo opportunities. We paid for the glass bottomed car and it was worth it! The fishing village boat ride was a highlight. How wonderful to go out on the South China Sea.
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Great Option if You’re Doing Dinner on Macau
When I knew I would be visiting Hong Kong, I knew I had to take the ferry to Macau. Because I didn’t want to figure out the logistics myself, I decided to book a tour. I already had dinner reservations at a Michelin Star restaurant for 6:30pm, so I needed a tour that would allow me to take the late ferry back to Kowloon after dinner. This tour fit the bill. This tour is actually through Grayline and they picked me up at my hotel in Kowloon. Those of us staying in Kowloon were then driven to the Hong Kong Island ferry terminal to meet the group from that side and take the ferry to Macau. Once in Macau, we met Henrietta our guide. She was great and gave us the history of the places we saw and we had time to both sightsee and shop in the different areas we visited. Those of us who had chosen the late ferry departure were given instructions on the time we needed to be at the ferry terminal for our return trip back. I’m so glad I chose this tour as it took all of the guess work out of visiting Macau. The late ferry option was great and allowed me time to see more of Macau on my own once the tour ended.
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Excellent day out
Highly recommend this trip. Good value for money. Prompt pick up & return. Meal was nice. The trip to the village was excellent
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Michelle J
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Brief Stopover
Booked tickets online before trip & uploaded to mobile so could scan in & out. Train within airport so very straightforward. Trip took around 25mins to Hong Kong station with updated visual & audio information. Designated areas at Hong Kong station to wait for our hotel shuttle. Very easy process.
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