• Tai O

  • You will be required to meet your guide for a start time of 09.00 at Tung Chung MTR Station on the north side of Lantau Island.

    After a quick equipment check your hike will start with your guide leading you out through Tung Chung onto the coastal path. The first major sight of interest you will see is Hong Kong International Airport which is built on the island of Chek Lap Kok which sits in the Pearl River Estuary and South China Sea. From there you can enjoy the coastal path with low range mountains to your left and sea and beach views to your right. The second and very obvious sight will be the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge, very controversial with local Hong Kongers but an engineering marvel,  the project includes just under 30km of bridge and 6.7 km of tunnel.

    On leaving this behind you will find the hike becoming more remote, taking in some small old villages until we arrive at the final destination and highlight of the tour the Stilted Fisherman’s Village. We factor in an hour here so you can explore the village, maybe sample some of the food on offer and enjoy the sights. Bring your camera as photographer’s paradise.

    You will leave at 14:00 on a small local ferry and head back to Tung Chung with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes, where your guide will lead you back to the MTR from where you started for a finish time of around 14:45

  • Highlights

    • Walk through peaceful villages
    • Walk along coastal path
    • Enjoy coastal, urban & Macau bridge views
    • Just a couple of small climbs
    • Walk through the famous stilted village of Tai O
    • Boat trip to Tai O with a slight chance to spot Pink Dolphins
    • Finish at the MTR
  • Hike Overview

    • Style: Easy Day Hike
    • Difficulty: Level 2/5
    • Technical: Level 1/5
    • Elevation Gain: 255m
    • Duration: 6 Hours
    • Distance: 8.5mi / 13km
    • Cost: $760 HKD per person (min. 2 persons)
  • Packing List

    Required items:
    - Lightweight hiking shoes or hiking boots
    - Water in bottles or bladder (min 3 litres in hot weather)
    - Sunhat & Sunscreen
    - Backpack
    - Suitable Clothing
    Suggested items:
    - Personal travel/medical insurance
    - Octopus card
    - Spare clothing in dry bag
    - Hiking poles
    - Insect repellent
    - Camera
    - Swimsuit
  • General Requirements

    You do not need to be super-fit for this trip, however the climbs can be moderately demanding for the none experienced with some long hours of sustained walking. The effects of heat and humidity may also further tax your body. You will enjoy the trip all the more if you are in good physical shape having exercised regularly.

    Footwear: quality walking shoes/trainers with good grip are a must, anything less is unacceptable.

    Clothing: We highly recommend the layer system according to the season

    • Summer (Hot): May ~ October/November - Dri-fit, Climalite, Breathable materials

    • Wet Season: April ~ September - light weight waterproof breathable shell, spare socks

    • Winter (cold): November/December ~ March - Wind proof shell, fleece, hiking trousers, gloves & beanie

    We highly recommend a change of clothes carried in a dry bag.

  • Important Information

    Joining any of our hikes means you have accepted & signed our terms & conditions waiver.

    Any pre-existing medical conditions should be fully appraised by a doctor and their nature fully disclosed to your insurer and to ourselves.

    Hydration: As in all hiking, keeping yourself hydrated is essential but never more so than in Hong Kong's hot season. It is routinely possible to lose up to 1 litre of fluid per hour whilst hiking so it is important you carry enough water/electrolytes to keep hydrated for the duration of the hike.

    Public transport: Hiking in Hong Kong involves the use of the very efficient public transportation system. All our hikes start & finish at the nearest MTR station. Any transportation costs between the nearest MTR station and trail start/end will be covered by Hong Kong Hikers Ltd.

    Hike start times vary, please be aware of this to ensure on-time arrival, all hikes will start promptly. Hikes will not be delayed as unfair to inconvenience others.

  • Meeting Point

    Tung Chung MTR station - Exit B outside Starbucks. Tung Chung is the last station from Hong Kong on the yellow (Tung Chung) Line and takes around 30 minutes from Hong Kong

  • Hike Photos