Asia’s most cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong dazzles with its intoxicating east meets west vibe. This unique destination blends the legacy of British colonialism with ancient Chinese culture and a modern cityscape with quiet corners brimming with age old traditions. Hong Kong as a whole is made up of 237 islands and has a population of 7 million people. The iconic cityscape that we know so well is that of Hong Kong Island – it and Kowloon on the mainland are where most of the action takes place. That said, 70% of Hong Kong is made up of mountains, so it is easy to escape the city and strike out on a walking trail through incredible scenery – there are even walks around Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Island’s top spot.
Behind the skyscrapers, you’ll find both bustling incense-filled temples and a fantastically varied shopping scene, ranging from sparkling malls to packed market stalls. Hong Kong also has a fantastic transport network, which includes trams and ferries, making any explorations easy. And there is plenty of exploring to do – take the funicular up Victoria Peak for spectacular views; head over to Lantau Island to admire the Tian Tan Buddha; enjoy the hustle and bustle of Kowloon; and so much more. We also can’t talk about Hong Kong without mentioning the food. Whether you like to dine under a Michelin star or the starry sky, the range of foods and flavours is simply incredible.
The best times to visit China are in the Spring, which falls between April – May and then in the Autumn, which is between September – October. This is when the weather is much more comfortable for tourists to explore.
As our tour focuses on unique and authentic experiences restaurants are hand-picked to ensure quality and authentic traditional dishes. Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for as we make sure all dietary requirements are sent over to the guides prior to departure.
We grade our tours on level of activity and amount of walking involved, which can be found on the tour pages on the website and in our brochures, under ‘Physical Rating’. We grade the tours as follows:
Level 1 – A reasonable level of fitness is required, but its more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances.
Level 2 – This will involve a little more time on your feet than level 1 tours and may involve a bit more walking or steps.
Level 3 – A good level of fitness is required, as around 2-3 hours of walking will be required per day. Other activities such as cycling, may be included and walking longer distances.
Level 4 – Level 4 is similar to level 3 but the activities may be of longer duration or a more challenging terrain.
Level 5 – You’ll need to be fit and adventurous to participate in these tours as in some cases you will be active for most of the day on tough terrain or have physically demanding activities.
Most of our tours include time for shopping whether it be in a local market or Bazaar, or with a visit to a shopping mall. This will be explained in the tour dossier, or by the local guide in resort. However, if this is something that you would like to include in your tour, please speak to one of our experts before travelling.
We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Hong Kong:
Hong Kong offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?