Hong Kong in 72 Hours
Hong Kong is a great place to stop over before or at the end of your trip. In this action packed three days you will get a taste of the Hong Kong culture – from recommendations of where to eat the best local dishes, taking a traditional junk to the gourmet seafood village of Lei Yu Mun, to venturing beyond the tourist trail and discovering the green oasis of the rural landscape of Hong Kong. There is also the option to experience Macau – the Las Vegas of the East.
Harbour Lights + Chinese Junk Tour – Seafood Village
Your evening begins with a harbour cruise on a traditional Chinese sightseeing junk, taking in the exciting night views of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. We arrive at Lei Yue Mun Seafood Village, well-known to foodies as a gourmet seafood paradise, situated at Hong Kong’s Eastern Harbour.
After a brief walk around the fishmonger stalls, we enjoy a delicious Chinese dinner at a local restaurant. On the return journey enjoy more of the glittering harbour views by night. NOTE: Not included is A Symphony of Lights show.
New Territories – Trail to Hidden Oasis
Venture beyond Kowloon to the New Territories and discover a lush green oasis of a rural landscape dotted with ancient villages and heritage sites. This tour includes a visit to Chuk Lam Monastery, nestled in the tranquil foothills above Tsuen Wan that houses the 3 largest Buddha statues in Hong Kong.
Macau Day Tour
An early morning departure via Jetfoil, Turbocat or Catamaran will travel the 65kms (75 minutes) to the old Portuguese territory of Macau at the mouth of the Pearl River. On arrival you will visit the statue of Kum Iam and drive to Macau Tower (with an option to visit the Observation Deck, Level 61 – own account) for a panoramic view of the Pearl River Delta.
Then it is onto A Ma Temple followed by lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon visit the landmark Ruins of St Paul’s then walk to Senado Square. You will have free time to visit a Casino of explore the city before your transfer back to Macau by ferry.
Naturally Curious: Eat Like A Local
Hong Kong is synonymous with great food – here are some authentic experiences you must try whilst there!
Egg Waffles: Also known as Eggettes, originally from the UK, is a popular street food that is cooked in a special mould is perfect as a snack-on-the-go! Plain or with different toppings – try Lee Keung Kee North Point in Tsim Sha Tsui at 178 Nathan Road.
Pineapple Buns: They are not actually made with pineapple but are named because of the pattern on top of the bun and are usually eaten for breakfast and can be bought at any of the many bakeries around the city.
Dim Sum: Means ‘light snack’ in Cantonese, but is referred to as “Yum Cha” by Australians and means to “drink tea” – either way – from high end restaurants like Mott 33 and Duddell’s in Central to Dim Sum, the Art of Chinese Tit Bits, a family run restaurant – Hong Kong serves the best!
Curry Fish Balls: Made from minced fish meat, topped with chilli oil makes for a great lunchtime snack.
Beef Brisket Noodles: Always a good sign when you see a line of diners queueing in the street – Kau Kee Restaurant on 21 Gough Street Central has been cooking beef brisket noodles for the past 90 years – order with curry sauce for a taste sensation!
Fried Chestnuts: Sold throughout the year by vendors on many busy street corners around the city, sweet with crunch, with or without added sauce, they are a healthy street food option!
3 nights' accommodation, meals as specified by travel agent, Venture Far Packages (MacauHarbour Lights + Chinese Junk Tour, New Territories - Trail to Hidden Oasis, Macau Day Tour), airport return transfers.
Hong Kong is more than just a stop-over destination. An easy city to explore and discover the hidden treasures that make this such a vibrant + exciting city.
Under the shadows of tall skyscrapers is a contrasting microcosm of a city and a great place to start an urban adventure where history, food and culture co-exist with an endless flow of shoppers and suits.
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