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Tour circles the beautiful Island with stops at Stanley Market where you can stroll through this seaside village bazaar. Aberdeen Fishing Village, home of "Boat People" whose life style has not changed much since the early days. (Optional Sampan ride available on own expenses.) En route you will be able to view the most popular beach in town the Repulse Bay Beach. Visit an exquisite jewellery factory where the world's famous jewelry-setting art carries out. Finish your tour with a panoramic ride brings you up to the Victoria Peak where the harbour and the city sprawl in front of you.
Twice the size of Hong Kong Island, Lantau is the largest among the 236 islands of Hong Kong, but handle with a tiny population of about 30,000.The natural environment such as the long and beautiful beaches, dark green mountain together with the old fishing villages and the solemn Po Lin Monastery are the conspicuous features on the island. Right next to the monastery is the world's largest bronze Buddha statue.
Discover a tapestry of scenic contrasts in "the land between" commonly known as the New Territories - and the hinterland, which lies between the Kowloon Hills and the boundary of the Special Administrative Region. Here rolling green hills, peaceful woodland and rural markets exist side by side with satellite new towns and modern industry, creating a unique area, which stands as both a gentle reminder of Hong Kong's past as well as of its hopes and plans for the future. You'll explore one of Hong Kong's most impressive monasteries, ride past banana plantations and stop at the lookout point of Hong Kong's tallest mountain. Next, visit the traditional rural market at Luen Wo and then see the peaceful bird sanctuary of Luk Keng and its nearby village. The tour takes you through the lush green Plover Cove Country Park to a village where fish are bred in submerged cages. Finally, stop to admire the impressive Sha Tin Racecourse and then enjoy a Chinese lunch.
Voyage towards the Eastern harbour and returns at noon via a stop-over off the Causeway Bay waterfront to witness the firing of Jardine Noon Day Gun,a tradition practiced in good old days of Hong Kong until nowadays. To be served on board will be coffee and tea.
The tour starts with an exciting ascend on the bullet lift to Hong Kong's famous "Revolving 66" Restaurant perched majestically at the level of 700 feet above sea level. A delicious western dinner will be served at the revolving dining room. Then feel the authentic hustle and bustle, typical of Hong Kong common-folk, while taking a stroll along the Open-air Night Market downtown. The acme of your adventure follows with the relaxing Harbour Cruise on a quaint Chinese Junk where free drinks are served ad-lib.
Attire: Casual wears but no shorts or sandals
Board the traditional style Chinese Junk with unlimited free drink for a leisurely cruise of the harbour. You will then disembark for a superb Chinese seafood dinner in Lei Yue Mun fishing village located on the tip of the Eastern harbour entrance. Return cruise will be also by junk with continued serving of the open bar.
Macau, a Portuguese colony until Dec 1999, lies some 60 kilometers west of Hong Kong across the Pearl River estuary, is the oldest European settlement in the Far East dating back to 1557. More than 400 years of intermingling between Chinese and European cultures has given rise to a Macanese culture uniquely of its own. The tour will bring to you the historical sights of the Ruins of the St. Paul Church, the Museum of Macau (Close on Monday,) the Temple of A-MA; A 400 years old temple in homage to a girl who saved seamen's life. Visit the gambling table of the world famous casino in Macau before return to Hong Kong. Lunch include at a local restaurant.
** Passport required, visa needed for certain nationalities at HK$100 per person
** Shorts and slippers not allowed for casino visit
Depart for Shenzhen border by coach via highways of Kowloon and New Territories. After customs and immigrations formalities, transfer to Shekou of Shenzhen to visit a kindergarten where you will be overwhelmed by the joy of the children. (Except Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday); Free Market; and the Terra-cotta Warriors & Horses Exhibition Centre, which is part of the Xian excavation of Qin Dynasty. (221 B.C) Transfer to Guangzhou by coach through the express highway. Upon arrival to Guangzhou, Lunch at local restaurant followed by city sightseeing points include; Chen Clan Academy, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's Memorial Hall & Temple of Six Banyan Trees. Return to Hong Kong by comfortable express train. (Train rides approx., 2 hours)
** Passport & China visa required
Associated Tours Ltd