With so many exciting events happening from mid to late 2017 in Hong Kong, particularly the Ultra Music Festival and the 29th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest, surely you’d want to make this city as the next destination for your worldly travels!
While Hong Kong may be more well-known for its glitzy skyscrapers and fun theme parks, there’s actually a lot more that this island has to offer for its visitors! Here is the ultimate 5D/4N Hong Kong itinerary that is fit for all kinds of travellers, whether it’s a family vacation, romantic getaway or even for thrill seekers!
DAY 1 – CITY EXPLORATIONS
You’ve just touched down in Hong Kong, and there is no better way to spend the day than to explore the city! Here are some of the most unique things you can do in Hong Kong:
- Eat, eat and eat! From Dim Sums, to street food Egg Waffles, sampling the food is surely something that cannot be skipped during your trip to Hong Kong! Unsure on what to eat or where to go? Click here!
- Go on the world’s longest escalator ride in Hong Kong! The Central – Mid Levels Escalator system stretches over 800-metres long and 135-metres in height to cover the streets of a steep hillside!
- Walk through the street murals of SOHO area for some amazing photo opportunities.
- End the day by riding through Hong Kong’s famous Peak Tram. Being one of the world’s oldest and most famous funicular railways, the tram rises from 18 metres to 396 metres (about 1,300 feet) above sea level! Best tips? Ride the tram just before sunset, that way you are able to catch the beautiful transition of Hong Kong’s skyline. Click here to purchase your tickets in advance!
DAY 2 – THEME PARK FUN
Another attraction that Hong Kong has been so famously well-known for is its theme parks, so visitors should dedicate at least a day during their Hong Kong trip to visit one. With two major theme parks to choose from, visitors will be spoilt for choice and endless fun!
- Located in Lantau Island, Hong Kong Disneyland has 7 themed parks for visitors to explore! From Adventureland, Grizzly Gulch, Mystic Point, Toy Story Land, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and Main Street, USA. For a great deal, click here to purchase your Hong Kong Disneyland tickets with transportation included.
- Ocean Park is situated on the southern side of Hong Kong Island and offers a vast selection of world-class animal attractions, thrill rides and shows between the Waterfront and the Summit. To purchase your Ocean Park tickets in advance with return transfer, click here.
DAY 3 – MACAU DAY TRIP
Located at about an hour’s speed boat ride away from Hong Kong, Macau has long been dubbed as the ‘Las Vegas of Asia’ due to its extensive collection of well-lit golden buildings, casinos, colonial buildings as well as delicious fusion food. Because of this, it is truly a shame if you miss Macao from your trip to Hong Kong! Here are the must-do’s in Macau:
- Observe the skyline of Macau by taking a trip to the top of the Macau Tower. Standing at the height of 388m, visitors will be spoilt for choice with the wide range of activities offered in this tower. Be in simple observations to extreme sports like bungy jumps, a visit to the tower will surely be entertaining for all ages! Book your Macau Tower Observation Deck ticket here.
- Visit the historical sites of Macau which dated back from the Portugese era, such as Ruins of St. Paul’s, Dom Pedro V Theatre, Senado Square to name a few.
- Take a spin to the world’s first Figure-8 Ferris Wheel located in Studio City, Macau.
- Stuff your appetite with famous delicacies from Macau such as Pork Chop Buns and Portuguese Egg Tarts.
- End your day trip to Macau by trying your luck in some of the city’s most exquisite casinos such as Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Grand Lisboa and Galaxy. Because after all, they hadn’t named Macau as the ‘Las Vegas of Asia’ for nothing!
- For a hassle-free day trip to Macau from Hong Kong, book a tour here!
DAY 4 – TREK THROUGH HONG KONG’S BEST TRAILS
All the theme parks and glitzy skyscrapers are not all that Hong Kong has got to offer to its visitors! There are in fact many outdoor activities visitors can explore during their Hong Kong trip, even cliff jumping into a waterfall! Interested? Here are the top outdoor activities to do in Hong Kong to burn all the calories gained from dim sums:
- Hike through Hong Kong’s famous Dragon’s Back trail.
- Hop on a cruise to see Hong Kong’s Pink Dolphins in their natural habitat.
- Witness the sunrise through this morning hiking tour to the Lantau Peak of Hong Kong.
DAY 5 – NGONG PING 360 & LANTAU ISLAND
Apart from Hong Kong Disneyland, another major tourist destination that mustn’t be skipped is the Ngong Ping 360.
- Hop on to the Ngong Ping Cable Car which offers spectacular panoramic views of South China Sea, Hong Kong International Airport, North Lantau Country Park and the Giant Buddha. For a better experience, try the Crystal Cabin cable cars equipped with glass bottoms.
- Challenge yourself to the 268 steps of stairs to see the large bronze statue of Tian Tan Buddha in Ngong Ping.
- Walk through the cultural-themed Ngong Ping Village.
DAY 6 – SHOP THROUGH HONG KONG’S HUSTLING AND BUSTLING CITY
Immerse yourself once more to Hong Kong’s glitzy skyscrapers and neon lights before leaving the city. Here are the top things to do on your last day in Hong Kong:
- Shop your way through the busy Stanley Market
- Enjoy the beautiful Hong Kong skyline through the Symphony of Lights Cruise Tour.
- End your day by dining in the majestic Floating Jumbo Kingdom restaurant, one of the largest floating restaurants in the world.