Islands Hopping (Peng Chau and Cheung Chau)
This eight-hour trip calls at two of Hong Kong's most iconic islands: Cheung Chau and Peng Chau. The trip includes guided walking tours on both islands, and a seafood lunch at the Cheung Chau waterfront.
Cheung Chau is 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.
Peng Chau is by far the smallest of the inhabited islands of Hong Kong, at only 1.43 km2 it 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.
Schedule: Mon-Sat depart 8:45 or 10:15; return 16:50 or 18:30. Sun: depart 8:30 or 10:30, return 17:00 or 18:45 (exact times depend on ferry schedules and location of your hotel).
Price includes guide fee.
Extra cost: taxi your hotel to ferry pier and back, lunch, ferry tickets (about HKD 100 per person).
Attractions Visited in This Tour
- Cheung Chau
- Cheung Po Tsai Cave, Cheung Chau
- Tin Hau Temple, Peng Chau
- Great China Match Works, Peng Chau
- Temple of Jinhua, Peng Chau