Islands Hopping (Cheung Chau, Peng Chau, Lantau)
An 12-hour Islands Hopping tour, paying visits to the islands of Peng Chau, Lantau and Cheung Chau.
From your hotel we head for Central Ferry Piers to catch a fast ferry to Peng Chau.
By far the smallest of the inhabited islands of Hong Kong, at only 1.43 km2 Peng Chau packs many interesting sights. This island used to be a major industrial base of Hong Kong, only remnants of which remain now after all factories closed in the 1970s. The local movie theatre closed a little later.
Main attractions include several temples, the remains of the old factories and the Fisherman's Rock.
Next stop is Mui Wo on Lantau Island for lunch and a walk through the countryside, stopping at highlights like the Man Mo Temple and the Silvermine Waterfall.
The third island of the day is Cheung Chau, a dumbbell shaped island, with a population of about 23,000 people. It is known for its quiet lifestyle and rich cultural history. In early colonial times this island was separated in a British and a Chinese part, the British part largely serving as retreat and relaxation area for the colonists. To this day there are several Christian retreat centres on this island.
Major sights include the Pak Tai temple, an ancient rock carving and the Cheung Po Tsai (a notorious pirate who lived from 1786 to 1822) cave.
Price includes guide fee.
Extra cost: taxi your hotel to ferry pier and back, lunch and dinner, ferry tickets (about HKD 100 per person).
Attractions Visited in This Tour
- Tin Hau Temple, Peng Chau
- Great China Match Works, Peng Chau
- Temple of Jinhua, Peng Chau
- Cheung Chau
- Cheung Po Tsai Cave, Cheung Chau
- Mui Wo
- Silvermine Waterfall