HONG KONG TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG (Itinerary + Budget) 2019

HONG KONG ITINERARY

Hong Kong is special to me, because it’s my first international travel with my sister.  It’s like fulfilling a childhood dream when we toured Hong Kong Disneyland.  This is why I wrote this Hong Kong Travel Guide Blog. If you dream of traveling to Hong Kong, have the courage to pursue it. As Walt Disney said it, “If you can dream it, you can do it!”.   But of course, Hong Kong travel blog is not all about Hong Kong Disneyland, I also included sample Macau + Hong Kong itineraries with budget.

Hong Kong is perpetually short on space and overflowing with people, reason why the country is sprinkled with eye-popping high-rise apartment buildings to address the housing crisis. Yet despite its size, it attracts millions of tourists each year, and that’s not really surprising, given the wealth of family-friendly attractions, lively street life and shopping meccas here. And if you feel like escaping the bustling, futuristic jungle, rush to the outlying areas with hills and beaches that remain untainted by commercialism.

 


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HONG KONG AT A GLANCE


 

Hong Kong itinerary

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China and one of the richest financial and trading center in Asia. You will never run out of things to do in Hong Kong, and like many other tourists, you might find yourself revisiting and unraveling its countless treasures.

Hong Kong is composed of different districts, here are some that you will most likely visit:

KOWLOON – If you are a budget traveler, this is a good base as it is packed with budget hotels and hostels especially in Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui! This place is also oozing with local restaurants, a perfect place for a food trip! Be warned though as this area can get too chaotic because of the crowd it brings.  In fact, it is dubbed as one of the most heavily populated places on Earth!  Kowloon is also home to the famous shopping district – Mong Kok.

 

HONG KONG ISLAND – Modern and swanky, Hong Kong Island (especially the Central) is where most skyscrapers, banks, posh boutiques, high-end bars, restaurants and clubs are concentrated.  This is where the British settlement thrived when Hong Kong was colonized in 1841.  Many tourists go here for the sweeping panoramas at Victoria Peak.

Also in Hong Kong Island is Causeway Bay, a lively stretch of shops, restaurants and park.  While here, you can check out the famed Times Square at the corner of Russell and Matheson Street.

If you are up for an adventure, you can trek the Dragon’s Back for about 2 hours and check out Big Wave’s beaches nearby.  From the Big Waves, it’s about a 30 minute walk to Shek O, home to one of Hong Kong’s finest beaches.

LANTAU ISLAND  – The biggest island in Hong Kong is Lantau Island, home to Disneyland, Ngong Pong and the airport.


HONG KONG VISA


Philippine Passport holders can enter Hong Kong visa-free for 14 days.  You must complete an arrival card when clearing Hong Kong immigration and return the departure card, so do not lose it.

 


HONG KONG IMMIGRATION POLICIES


Never ever overstay in Hong Kong as you can get fined up to $50,000 (PHP 2,614,400) and/or imprisoned for up to 3 years.

Never accept any packages from anyone.  If another passenger asks you to hold something for him/her (even if s/he’s an elderly), tell them NO.  Better safe than sorry.  Drug trafficking in Hong Kong has a hefty fine – USD 5,000,000 (PHP 261 million) and face up to lifetime imprisonment.

18 years old and above incoming travelers can bring in as part of the duty-free allowance 1 liter of alcoholic liquor with an alcoholic strength above 30% by volume measured at a temperature of 20°C (68°F) and 19 cigarettes OR 1 cigar OR 25g of cigars OR 25g (.88 oz) of other manufactured tobacco.  If you fail to declare there is a hefty fine of USD 1,000,000 (PHP 52,288,000) and or/imprisonment of up to 2 years.

You cannot take more than two cans (1.8 kg) of powdered milk (like baby formula) out of Hong Kong.

If you have banned goods or more than your allowance, declare them at the Red Channel when you enter Hong Kong.

 

 


WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT HONG KONG


 

HK CLIMATE

Hong Kong is a year round destination, you can visit it any months of the year.  But just to give you an idea about its climate and clothes to pack, you can refer to the table and information below.

SPRING – Spring in Hong Kong falls around the months of March to May. Hong Kong is quite humid and rainy during this season.

SUMMER – Summer in Hong Kong is hot and humid and falls around June to September. Storms are also typical around these months.

AUTUMN – Fall in Hong Kong is around November to December is a pleasant season to travel to the country.  The weather is not too hot or humid and not rainy.

WINTER – Winter in Hong Kong is around January to February, but fret not as the weather is typically mild at day time.  However, bring jacket/coat as the temperature can get cold at night.

HONG KONG MONEY EXCHANGE

Hong Kong uses Hong Kong dollars with a current rate exchange of HKD 1/PHP 7/USD 0.13/EURO 0.10/SGD 0.17/MYR 0.50. Bank rate is still the best rate, so best to withdraw money from international ATMs scattered around the city or at the airport.  Airport money exchange rates are quite low, if you need a few bucks to get to the city center from the airport, you can exchange a few bucks there and exchange the rest of your money in money exchange centers in the city center.

 

HONG KONG SOCKET/ ELECTRICITY

When in Hong Kong, you need to have the type G socket (the 3-pin rectangular blade plug). Electricity is 220 Volts at 50 Hertz. You can purchase adapters from the mall, hardware stores or convenience stores, but keep in mind that it will not convert voltage or frequency.  See my illustration above.

 

HONG KONG WI-FI

Staying connected online is really important when traveling to Hong Kong. I suggest renting a pocket Wi-Fi though the link below. Enjoy a 4G Wi-Fi device that fits your pocket and can connect up to 5 devices at once.

RESERVE POCKET WI-FI HERE

If you are traveling alone, you can just purchase a Hong Kong sim card to get connected online.

   BUY HONG KONG 4G/3G SIM CARD HERE

 


HONG KONG BUDGET HOTELS


Hong Kong is not cheap but although it’s not really a backpacker’s destination, you can still book cheap hotels littered in Kowloon City particularly in Mong Kok (a shopping district)  and Tsim Sha Tsui area where most budget accommodation are concentrated.  This can help cut down the cost of your trip to Hong Kong.

 

Butterfly on Waterfront Boutique Hotel

agoda butterfly

 

94 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Central

  CHECK RATES HERE

 

New Style Hotel

agoda new style

(Reception @ 16/F) Flat 1603, 16/F, Sun Hing Building, 607 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Hong Kong

  CHECK RATES HERE

Fortune Hotel

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5/F, Wing Wah Building, 40P Shantung Street (Sai Yeung Choi Street South & Shantung Street), Mongkok

 CHECK RATES HERE

 

 


ALSO READ:

 BUDGET HOTELS IN HONG KONG 

  MACAU BUDGET HOTELS 


 

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HOW TO GET TO HONG KONG


 

There are several airlines flying to Hong Kong within Southeast Asia.  But for many tourists, especially Filipinos, when traveling to Hong Kong, a visit to Macau is inevitable.  So in this Hong Kong Travel Guide, I included sample itineraries that includes a day tour to Macau.  Best if you can book your onward flight via Hong Kong and then you return flight via Macau.

 

PHILIPPINES  TO HONG KONG

From Manila, you can fly to Hong Kong via budget airlines like Scoot Airlines, Cebu Pacific,and Airasia.

Scoot Airlines and Cebu Pacific both fly from Cebu to Hong Kong.

MALAYSIA TO HONG KONG

From Kuala Lumpur, Airasia and Malindo Air offer the cheapest flights.

 

SINGAPORE TO HONG KONG

From Singapore, your cheapest bet are Scoot Airlines, JetStar and Tiger Airways.

 

 


HONG KONG MACAU TRIP BY FERRY


 

If you plan to travel to Macau from Hong Kong, the cheapest way is by ferry. Take note of the following ferry terminals to Macau:

Hong Kong Ferry Terminals to Macau

Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal

Address:202 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island

How to get there: MTR Sheung Wan Station, Exit D

 

Hong Kong-China Ferry Terminal

Address: 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

How to get there: MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit A

 

 Hong Kong Sky Pier

 Address: 3 Sky City Road East, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau

 

There are 2 companies that run ferries between Hong Kong and Macau:  Cotai Water Jet and Turbo Jet. Book ferry tickets below.

 

Cotai Water Jet HK – Macau Ferry (Roundtrip):    DISCOUNTED HERE

Turbo Jet Ferry HK – Macau (One-way):  DISCOUNTED HERE

Turbo Jet HK Airport – Macau/Macau Airport to HK:   DISCOUNTED HERE


 HONG KONG AIRPORT TO HONG KONG CITY CENTER


 

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BY AIPORT COACH TRANSFER


 

If you want a hassle-free transfer, especially if you are carrying more than one luggage, you can book a coach transfer from Hong Kong International Airport to your hotel.  It’s cheaper than taking an Airport Express Train.  You don’t have to deal with the hassle of transferring trains with your heavy luggage then figuring out how to walk or get to your hotel from the train station.  The airport coach transfer will take you to your hotel directly.  You can book below:

 

RESERVE AIRPORT COACH TRANSFER HERE

RESERVE AIRPORT TRANSFER HERE (GOOD FOR 3 PERSONS)

If you are a group of 3 persons, you can hire a private car to transfer you to your hotel safely.

 

 Or if you are 6 persons traveling, you can save by hiring a minivan

 

RESERVE AIRPORT TRANSFER HERE (GOOD FOR 6 PERSONS)

 


BY AIRPORT EXPRESS TRAIN


 

The quickest way to reach Hong Kong city center is by the Airport Express Train that can take you to Kowloon area for about 24 minutes.  This train runs daily from 05:50 AM to 12:48 AM every 12 minutes. See ticket prices below. You can get discounted tickets if you book through the link below.

Now if you are using the Airport Express Train, you can also ride the free Shuttle Bus Services, from both Hong Kong and Kowloon station. The buses will drop passengers at selected major hotels, between 06:20 AM and 11:10 PM. You can just check the timetable there to see if your hotel is on the list.  If not, you can check which hotel listed there is nearest your hotel.

 

RESERVE DISCOUNTED AIRPORT EXPRESS TICKET HERE

 

 

TO/FROMSINGLE JOURNEY/SAME DAY RETURNROUNDTRIP
 OCTOPUS CARD                  SMART TICKETSMART TICKET
HONG KONGHKD 115/MOP 119/

PHP 766/USD 15/EURO 12/SGD 19/MYR 57

HKD 115/MOP 119/

PHP 766/USD 15/EURO 12/SGD 19/MYR 57

HKD 205/MOP 212/

PHP 1,366/USD 26/EURO 21/SGD 35/MYR 103

KOWLOONHKD 100/MOP 103/

PHP 666/USD 13/EURO 10/SGD 17/MYR 50

HKD 105/MOP 108/

PHP 700/USD 13/EURO 11/SGD 18/MYR 53

HKD 185/MOP 191/

PHP 1,233/USD 24/EURO 19/SGD 31/MYR 93

TSING YIHKD 65/MOP 67/

PHP 433/USD 8/EURO 7/SGD 11/MYR 33

HKD 70/MOP 72/

PHP 467/USD 9/EURO 7/SGD 12/MYR 35

HKD 120/MOP 124/

PHP 800/USD 15/EURO 12/SGD 20/MYR 60

 

CHILD (3-11 Y.O)SINGLE JOURNEY / ROUNDTRIP
 OCTOPUS SMART TICKET
HONG KONGHKD 55/MOP 57/PHP 367/USD 7/EURO 6/SGD 9/MYR 28HKD 57.5/MOP 59/PHP 383/USD 7.35/EURO 6/SGD 10/MYR 29
KOWLOONHKD 50/MOP 52/PHP 333/USD 6/EURO 5/SGD 8/MYR 25HKD 52.5/MOP 54/PHP 350/USD 8/EURO 5/SGD 9/MYR 26
TSING YIHKD 52.5/MOP 54/

PHP 350/USD 8/EURO 5/SGD 9/MYR 26

HKD 35/MOP 36/PHP 233/

USD 4/EURO 4/SGD 6/MYR 60

AIRPORTHKD 2.7/MOP 2.79/

PHP 18/USD 0.35/EURO 0.28/SGD 0.46/MYR 1.35

HKD 3/MOP 3.10/PHP 20/

USD 0.38/EURO 0.31/SGD 0.51/MYR 1.50

 


 AIRPORT EXPRESS TRAVEL PASS


 

But, since you will most likely be touring Hong Kong and you’ll probably be riding the MTR or bus, you can purchase the AIRPORT EXPRESS TRAVEL PASS instead.  It is good for unlimited rides on MTR buses (Northwest New Territories), MTRs and Light Rail for the next 3 days (72 hours) plus you get 1 or 2 journeys on the Airport Express Train. See rates below:

HKD 250/MOP 258/PHP 1,666/

USD 32/EURO 26/SGD 42/MYR 125

1 Airport Express Ride + Unlimited MTR Rides for 3 days
HKD 350/MOP 362/PHP 2,333/

USD 45/EURO 36/SGD 59/MYR 175

2 Airport Express Rides + Unlimited MTR Rides for 3 days

 

RESERVE AIRPORT EXPRESS TRAVEL PASS HERE

 


BY BUS


The cheapest way to get to Hong City central is by taking the bus, which will take roughly 75 minutes.  This is good if you are carrying more than 1 luggage since if you use the train, you will most likely need interchange to get to your final destination. The buses run daily from 5:30 AM – 11:00 PM every 10-120 minutes.

At Hong Kong International Airport, exit the Arrival Hall and on the right side, you will see the bus stop (Ground Transportation Centre). Follow the direction signs.

If you want to know which bus you need to take, you can check the bus list and timetable HERE

If your hotel is in Kowloon area like Mong Kok or Tsim Sha Tsui, you can ride the Cityflyer routes (A21/A22/A29). The A21 City Flyer bus (Hung Hom Station) is the most popular with tourists.  It’s a double-decker air-conditioned bus with luggage racks. Transit to Kowloon will take about 75 minutes depending on traffic. If your hotel is in Tsim Sha Tsui area, take note that you need to get off at STOP 13 (Cameron Road corner Natahn Road) or STOP 14 (Middle Road corner Nathan Road) and walk to your hotel.c

Bus fare is roughly HKD 33/MOP 34/PHP 220/USD 4.22/EURO 3.44/SGD 6/MYR 17.  Make sure you have an exact fare because buses in Hong Kong don’t give change.  You can also use your Octopus Card.

Octopus Card is a rechargeable card that you can use to pay for the bus and MTR in Hong Kong. You can even use it for dining, entertainment, shopping, etc.

Octopus Card costs:

Adult – HKD 100/MOP 103/PHP 666/USD 13/EURO 10/SGD 17/MYR 100

Child – HKD 50/MOP 52/PHP 333/USD 6/EURO 5/SGD 8/MYR 25

There’s an additional HKD 50/MOP 52/PHP 333/USD 6/EURO 5/SGD 8/MYR 25 deposit and it will be refunded to you once you return the card.

 

RESERVE DISCOUNTED OCTOPUS CARD HERE

 

IMPORTANT: Recently, there have been reports of luggages being stolen on the bus, so if you will sit on the 2nd floor of the bus, make sure you tie your luggage to the luggage rack. You can purchase something like THIS 

 


GETTING AROUND HONG KONG


 Hong Kong travel guide

 


BY ATTRACTION TRANSFER


If you are traveling in a group, you can actually hire a car to transfer you to certain attractions (e.g. Hong Kong Disneyland, Ngong Ping 360, The Peak, Macau ferry terminal, etc.)  It’s a stress-free way to travel!

 

RESERVE HONG KONG ATTRACTION TRANSFER HERE

 

 


BY TRAIN


 

Hong Kong’s MTR is pretty convenient for getting around and transiting to Hong Kong’s top attractions.  You will most likely use this most of the time (see my detailed itinerary below for instructions).  You can pay by cash, but I won’t recommend it since you need to line up and purchase MTR ticket every time you ride.

Hong Kong MTR
Hong Kong MTR map

 

I highly recommend getting the OCTOPUS CARD (rechargeable card/discounted fares) or the AIRPORT EXPRESS TRAVEL CARD (comes with a free Airport Express Train ride) for convenience and discounted fares.

 

DISCOUNTED OCTOPUS CARD HERE

 

DISCOUNTED AIRPORT EXPRESS TRAVEL PASS HERE

 

There’s also an MTR TOURIST DAY PASS, for unlimited rides in MTR and MTR Light Rail.

 

DISCOUNTED MTR TOURIST DAY PASS HERE

 

 


HONG KONG TOP ATTRACTIONS


 

 HONG KONG IVENTURE PASS

Before I discuss the Hong Kong top tourist attractions, let me just give you a quick info about Hong Kong and Macau Attraction Pass (IVenture Card). Basically with this pass you can access Hong Kong and Macau’s leading attraction including Sky100 Observation Deck, Ngong Ping 360, Ocean Park, Noah’s Ark, Macau Tower and many more! You can book through the link below.

DISCOUNTED IVENTURE PASS HERE

 

LANTAU ISLAND

 


HONG KONG DISNEYLAND


 

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Hong Kong Disneyland is the main reason why my sister and I visited Hong Kong. Undoubtedly one of the famous attractions in Hong Kong, this theme park boasts of 7 themed attractions like Fantasyland, Adventureland, Main Street, Mystic Point, Toy Story Land, Tomorrowland and Grizzly Gulch.  Being here is like fulfilling a childhood dream, especially seeing the fireworks display.

RESERVE DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE

 

Don’t miss the Flights of Fantasy Parade (my favorite!) around 1:30 PM and the Disney Paint the Night Parade at around 8:45 PM. Check Hong Kong Disneyland daily schedule of activities HERE:

 

IMPORTANT: Hong Kong Disneyland Fireworks display has been temporarily suspended as of Jan 2, 2018 due to the park will undergo an expansion.

 


 NGONG PING VILLAGE, TIAN TAN BIG BUDDHA AND POLIN MONASTERY


 

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Ngong Ping highland in Lantau Island is home to 3 of the top attractions in Hong Kong – Ngong Ping Village, The Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan Buddha.

Po Lin Monastery was established sometime in 1960 by 3 monks, this famous Hong Kong attractions has grown to be the biggest Zen Buddhist temple in the country.  The front hall decorated with coiled dragons leads to the main Ten Thousand Buddha Hall.

Beside the monastery, you can find the colossal Big Buddha called Tian Tan Buddha, another top attraction in Hong Kong. This bronze statue weighs 250 tons and stands at 35 meters high.

Ngong Ping Village is a culturally themed village, established to showcase the spiritual and cultural integrity of Ngong Ping. Here, you can find many interesting attractions such as the “Walking with Buddha”, “Stage 360” and restaurants.

 

HOW TO GET TO NGONG PING:

The Ngong Ping Village, the Po Lin Monastery and Big Buddha can be easily reached via the Ngong Ping 360 cable car that connects Tung Chung (connect to MTR Tung Chung) and Ngong Ping.

The line to Ngong Ping cable car is notoriously long.  Skip the line when you purchase your ticket in advance through the link below!

 

RESERVE NGONG PING CABLE CAR HERE

 

From MTR Mong Kok Station or MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station (Red Line), take the MTR to Tung Chung Line (Orange Line).  Travel time is roughly 39 minutes and fare if using Octopus Card is HKD 16.9/PHP 113/USD 2/EURO 2/SGD 3/MYR 8 for adults and HKD 8.5/PHP 57/USD 1/EURO 0.88/SGD 1.43/MYR 4.24 for child/student.

STEP 1: At MTR Mong Kok Station  (if coming from Tsim Sha Tsui) or MTR Tsim Sha Tsui (if coming from Tsim Sha Tsui), take the Tsuen Wan Line (Red Line) to Lai King and get off the train.

STEP 2: Change train. Ride the train at Lai King Platform 3 (Orange Line) towards Tsung Chung Station.

STEP 3: Alight at Tsung Chung Station and take Exit B.

STEP 4: Walk towards Tung Chung Cable Car for about 5 minutes

STEP 5: If you’ve purchased the Ngong Ping Cable Car via Klook HERE , you can skip the long line to ticket redemption and show your printed or ticket. Redeem the ticket at Pre-Booked Counters in Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal.

STEP 6: Ride the cable car for about 25 minutes.

STEP 7: Alight at Ngong Ping 360 Cable Terminal.

 


TAI O FISHING VILLAGE


 

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O Fishing Village is somewhat untouched by Hong Kong tourism boom and boasts tranquil surroundings where the Tanka people, who have constructed their traditional houses on stilts in the northwestern coast of Lantau Island. This place is known to locals for its best seafood, shrimp paste, dried fish and snacks. If you want to see what the old Hong Kong looks like, this is the place to be, as the style of the stilt houses here dates back to the 19th century.  It is one of the few remaining traditional fishing villages in Hong Kong.

 

HONG KONG ISLAND: CENTRAL

 

 


VICTORIA PEAK


 

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Victoria Peak, also known as Victoria Peak is where famous actors, politicians, consul generals, bank CEOs and businessmen live.  But the main reason tourists flock here is because of the scenic view of the city skyline and Victoria Harbour. You can use the coin-operated telescopes installed at the viewing deck to view the cityscape.

 

How to get to Victoria Peak

BY THE PEAK TRAM

 

Take the MRT to Central Station and take Exit J2 to take The Peak Tram from the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road. If you want to save time as the line to the tram can get really long, best to book your tickets in advance.  Peak Tram tickets are typically sold with Sky Terrace 428, Madam Tussauds (Wax Museum), Chocolate Museum and Trick Eye Museum which are all within the area.

 

RESERVE THE PEAK TOWER TRAM TICKET HERE

 

 

KOWLOON

 


AVENUE OF STARS, SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS AND VICTORIA HARBOUR


 

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One of the famous attractions in Hong Kong for tourists is the Symphony of Lights, organized by Hong Kong Tourism Board at 8:00 PM. This is where you’ll see a FREE harmonious display of lights, laser lights, fireworks and music lasting for a few minutes. The best place to watch this is at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui Harbour.  English narration is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  But you can also watch this on board sightseeing ferries passing by Victoria Harbour. If you prefer to experience riding the sightseeing ferry, you can book tickets below.

 

RESERVE STAR FERRY TICKETS HERE

 


HONG KONG DAY TOURS


 

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MACAU DAY TRIP

Enjoy a day tour to Macau. Visit Macau’s age-old tourist attractions like the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of A-Ma Temple and the Ruins of St. Paul’s. The tour includes a quick stop at the Macau Tower – the world’s 11th highest tower! Indulge on a sumptuous lunch at a 4 star hotel in Macau.

 

RESERVE MACAU DAY TOUR HERE

 

MACAU OPEN BUS TOUR

 

See Macau’s best sights from your seat or by exploring 16 bus stops of your choice
Hop on and off at your preferred attractions along the bus route (Day Pass).

 

RESERVE MACAU HOP ON HOP OFF BUS TOUR HERE

 


HONG KONG ITINERARY AND BUDGET BREAKDOWN


 

 

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HONG KONG MACAU SAMPLE ITINERARY (3 Days 2 Nights)


 

This sample Hong Kong Macau itinerary is good for a 3 days 2 nights trip if you have a Hong Kong onward ticket and return ticket via Macau.  It’ll cost you around PHP 16,213.46/HKD 2,431.93/MOP 2,507.35/ USD 310.81/EURO 252.05/SGD 410.13/MYR 1,214.81 if you follow the same activities, hotel and food budget. Prices of hotel and food are subjective as always, feel free to tweak this depending on your budget, flights and travel schedule.

 

 

DAY 1

 

 

HONG KONG CITY TOUR

 

06:00 AM

ETD Manila

08:20 AM

ETA Hong Kong. Clear Immigration.

O9:00 AM

If you’ve booked tickets via Klook, claim them at designated areas.

09:15 AM

Take bus or train to Hong Kong city center. (HK$100 /671)

 DISCOUNTED HERE

10:15 AM

Hotel check-in or leave luggage at reception.

10:25 AM

Lunch (HK$70 – 468)

 

10:40 AM

ETD Ngong Ping. 33 mins. MTR to Tung Chung. (HK$17.40 – ₱117) 

 

  

[wp-svg-icons icon=”checkmark-circle” wrap=”i”] DISCOUNTED OCTOPUS CARD HERE

 

Detailed directions:

 

1.MTR to Laing King Station.

 

2. Alight at Laing King Station. 13 mins.

 

3. Interchange at Lai King Platform 3 (Orange Line) to Tung Chung. 20 mins

 

4.Get off at Tung Chung Station. Take Exit B.

 

5.Walk to Tung Chung Cable Car. 5 mins. (HK$235 – ₱1,574) 

 

6.Book the Ngong Ping Cable Car online to skip the long line at the ticket redemption counter. Only HK$149- ₱966.

DISCOUNTED HERE. Show your mobile or printed ticket at the Klook VIP Lane of Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal.

 

7.Board the cable car. 25 mins.

 

8.Get off at Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Terminal

12:34 AM

ETA Ngong Ping

 

Explore Tian Tan Buddha + Po Lin Monastery + Ngong Ping Village.

03:30 PM

ETD Victoria Peak (HK$22.9 – ₱153) 

 

Roundtrip ticket to the Peak Tram + Admission to Sky Terrace

 

 DISCOUNTED HERE 

 

To skip the long lines, you can get the Peak Tram Fast Track Combo

 

 DISCOUNTED HERE 

 

1.Take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to Tung Chung Station. 25 mins.

 

2.Alight at Tung Chung Station.

 

3.Walk to Tung Chung MTR Station. 5 mins.

 

4.Take the MTR Hong Kong (Orange Line)

 

5.Alight at MTR Hong Kong Station. 37 mins.

 

6.Walk to Central Station. 10-15 mins.

 

7.Take Exit J.

 

8.Walk to the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road.

 

9.Take the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak. Roundtrip fare. (HK$74 -₱662)

  

TIP: You may visit Madame Tussauds (Wax Museum) there.

 

 DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE

06:00 PM

ETD Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront. 33 mins. (HK$17.40 – ₱117)

 

Victoria Harbour + Symphony of Light Show + Avenue of Stars

 

Note: Avenue of Stars is closed for renovation until end of 2018.

 

Detailed direction:

 

1.Take the Peak Tram down.

 

2.Walk to MTR Central Station. 10-15 mins.

 

3.MTR Tsuen Wan Line (Red Line). 6 mins.

 

4.Alight at MTR Tsim Sha Tsui

 

5.Walk to MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station. 10 mins.

 

6.Take Exit L6 to Tsim Sha Tsui Harbor.

 

7.Watch the Symphony of Light Show at Victoria Harbor.

 

TIP: You can also catch this show via Star Ferry Cruise

 

 

 DISCOUNTED HERE

08:30 PM

ETD Harbor City Shopping Mall for shopping + dinner.

 

It is near TST Star Ferry Terminal. Mall closes at 10:00 PM.

09:00 PM

Dinner + Shopping

10:00 PM

ETD Hotel.

 

1.Walk to East Tsim Sha Tsui.

 

2.Take Exit L6.

 

3.Take MTR to station near your hotel.

 

TIP: If hotel is near Tsim Sha Tsui, walk to Tsim Sha Tsui station using travellator.

10:20 PM

ETA hotel. Good for 2.(HK$299 – ₱2,000)

p style=”text-align: justify;”>DAY 1 EXPENSES 

 

p style=”text-align: justify;”>HK$474 ₱4,151 ($61/SGD83/MYR254)

 

 

DAY 2

 

 

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND

 

08:30 AM

ETD Hong Kong Disneyland. (HK$20.8 – ₱139)

 

 

The park opens at 9:00 AM

 

Detailed direction:

 

1.MTR to Lai King Station. (Orange Line)

 

2. Get off at Lai King Station. 19 mins.

 

3.Change train at Lai King Platform 3 to Tung Chung (Orange Line).

 

4.Get off at Sunny Bay Station. 32 mins.

 

5.Change train at Sunnay Bay Platform 3 to Disneyland Resort.

 

6.Board the train to Disneyland Resort. (Pink Line)

 

7.Get off at Disneyland Resort Station. 7 mins.

 

8.Take Exit A.

 

9.Walk to Hong Kong Disneyland entrance gate.

 

TIP: Disneyland Fireworks display has been temporarily suspended as of Jan 2, 2018 because the park will undergo an expansion. But you can catch the Paint the Night Sky Parade at 8:00 PM daily. Another must-watch is the Flights of Fantasy Parade at 4:00 PM.

09:30 AM

Hong Kong Disneyland. (HK$619- ₱4,145)

 

Explore Disneyland: Fantasyland, Adventureland, Main Street

 

Mystic Point, Toy Storyland, Tomorrowland, and Grizzly Gulch.

 

 DISCOUNTED HONG KONG DISNEYLAND TICKET HERE

12:00 PM

Lunch (HK$140 – ₱998)

 

TIP: Buy Disneyland Meal Coupon to save.

  DISCOUNTED HERE

01:30 PM

Continue exploring Hong Kong Disneyland.

04:00 PM

Flights of Fantasy Parade

08:00 PM

Paint the Night Sky Parade.

09:00 PM

ETD Hotel. 40 mins. (HK$20.8 – ₱139)

 

1.Exit Hong Kong Disneyland

 

2.Take train at Disneyland Resort Line. (Pink Line)

 

3.Get off at Sunny Bay Station. (Orange Line). 7 mins.

 

4.Change train at Sunny Bay Platform 2 to Hong Kong Station.

 

5.Take Tung Chung Line (Orange Line) towards Hong Kong Station.

 

6.Get off at Lai King Station. (Red line). 21 mins.

 
 

If hotel is in Tsim Sha Tsui

 

7.Change train at Lai King Platform 2 to Central.

 

8.Take red line to Central.

 

9.Get off at Tsim Sha Tsui Station. 13 mins.

 
 

If hotel is in Kowloon.

 

7.Change train at Lai King Platform 2 to Central

 

8.Take the red line to Central.

 

9.Get off at Mongkok. 8 mins.

 

10:00 PM

Hotel. Sleep. (HK$299 – ₱2,000 good for 2)

 

 DAY 2 EXPENSES

HKD 950.12  ₱5825 ($121/SGD 167/MYR 510)

 
 

DAY 3

 

MACAU 1 DAY TOUR ITINERARY

05:00 AM

ETD Hong Kong – Macau Ferry Terminal.

 

There are 2 companies that run ferries between Hong Kong and Macau,

  

Cotai Water Jet and Turbo Jet. Book ferry tickets.

 
 

Cotai Water Jet: HK – Macau Ferry (Roundtrip)

 DISCOUNTED HERE 

 

 

Turbo Jet Ferry: HK- Macau One-Way: 

 DISCOUNTED HERE

 

 

Turbo Jet: HK- Airport – Macau/Macau Airport to HK: 

 DISCOUNTED HERE

 

Hong Kong Ferry Terminals to Macau

  
  

Hong Kong – Macau Ferry Terminal

 

 

202 Conaught Road Central, Hong Kong Island

  

How to get there:  MTR Sheung Wan Station, Exit D

 
  

Hong Kong – China Ferry Terminal

 

 

33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon

  

How to get there:  MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit A1

 
  

Hong Kong Pier Sky

  

3 Sky City Road East, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau

 
  

REMINDER: Be at the ferry terminal at least 2 hours before departure especially on Friday nights and holidays because of bottlenecks at the Immigration.

  
  

1.Buy ferry ticket.

 DISCOUNTED HERE 

 

2.MTR to Central Station. If hotel is in Mong Kok or Tsim Sha Tsui, take Tsue Wan Line (Red Line) and alight at Central Station. 6 mins.

 

3.Change train at Central Platform to Kenney Town Station (Blue Line).

 

4.Alight at Sheung Wan Station and take Exit D. 11 mins.

 

(Optional) Claim Octopus Card refund at MTR Customer Service.

 

5. Follow the sign to the Ferry Terminal (Sheung Wan Terminal).  It is located on the 3rd floor of Shuntak Center

 

 DISCOUNTED MACAU SIM CARD HERE

 

Pick up the sim card at Hong -Kong Macau Ferry Terminal.

 

6.Go to the ticket counter.  Show your voucher if you booked via Klook. You will be provided a ticket.

 

7.Clear Hong Kong Immigration.

 

8.Proceed to you ferry’s gate.  The gate number is on your ticket.

 

9.Check-in your luggage (if any). Hand-carry your valuables.

 

10.Get your seat number. You’ll be provided a seat number at the counter.

 

11.Board the ferry. Wait for boarding announcement.

 

07:00 AM

ETD Macau.

08:00 AM

ETA Macau. Arrival at Taipa Ferry Terminal.

08:30 AM

Clear Macau Immigration.

 

Get free Maps and brochure the Macau Tourist Information.

 

TIP: Hong Kong Dollars is accepted in Macau.

 

The exchange rate is almost the same 1 MOP = 0.97 HK$

09:30 AM

ETD Senado Square

 

1.Take the free shuttle to Grand Lisboa.

 

2. Get off at Grand Lisboa.

 

3.Walk down Avenida de Almedia Ribeiro to Senado Square. Use Google Maps.

10:00 AM

Walk to St. Paul’s Church Ruins.(FREE)

10:30 AM

Walk to Macau Museum. (MOP 15 / ₱99)

11:00 AM

Walk to Monte Fortress.  (FREE)

12:30 AM

Walk back to St. Paul’s Church Ruin

12:35 AM

Snack at cafes near the ruins. (MOP 40/ ₱265)

01:00 AM

Taxi to Fisherman’s Wharf. (MOP 40 /₱265)

01:15 AM

Fisherman’s Wharf. Photo op. (FREE)

01:45 AM

Cross to Hotel Sand’s Macau

 

Buffet Lunch  (MOP 173/₱1,225)

 DISCOUNTED HERE

02:15 PM

At Hotel Sands Macau, ride free shuttle to Venetian Macau. (FREE)

02:45 PM

ETA Venetian Macau. Venetian shops. Photo op. (FREE)

Gondola Ride. (MOP 138- ₱900)    DISCOUNTED HERE

04:00 PM

Cross to Studio City. (FREE)

04:15 PM

Golden Reel Ferris Wheel. ) (MOP 103- ₱670) 

 

DISCOUNTED HERE

Batman Dark Flight (MOP 155 – ₱1,005)  DISCOUNTED HERE

06:00 PM

Walk to Parisian Hotel (FREE)

Parisian Tower Obeservation Deck. (MOP 103 – ₱670)   DISCOUNTED HERE 

07:30 PM

Cross to Studio City. (FREE)

(Optional) House of Dancing Water. (MOP 616 – ₱321)  DISCOUNTED HERE

08:00 PM

At Studio City, take free shuttle to Macau Airport.

09:00 PM

Macau Airport. Fly home or to next destination.

 

DAY 3 EXPENSES

HKD 569₱670 ($ 73/SGD 100/MYR 305

GRAND TOTAL: HKD 1,993.12₱10,646 ($255/SGD 350/MYR 1,069

 

*Airfare, terminal fee, shopping, and optional activities not included unless otherwise stated.


HONG KONG ONLY ITINERARY ( 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS)


Here’s a sample Hong Kong itinerary with budget breakdown per day.  Feel free to change Day 3.

 

 

DAY 1

 

HONG KONG CITY TOUR

 

06:00 AM

ETD Manila

08:20 AM

ETA Hong Kong. Clear Immigration.

O9:00 AM

If you’ve booked tickets via Klook, claim them at designated areas.

09:15 AM

Take bus or train to Hong Kong city center. (HK$100 – 671)   DISCOUNTED HERE

10:15 AM

Hotel check-in or leave luggage at reception.

10:25 AM

Lunch (HK$70 – 468)

10:40 AM

ETD Ngong Ping. 33 mins. MTR to Tung Chung. (HK$17.40 – ₱117) 

 

  DISCOUNTED OCTOPUS CARD HERE

 

Detailed directions:

 

1.MTR to Laing King Station.

 

2. Alight at Laing King Station. 13 mins.

 

3. Interchange at Lai King Platform 3 (Orange Line) to Tung Chung. 20 mins

 

4.Get off at Tung Chung Station. Take Exit B.

 

5.Walk to Tung Chung Cable Car. 5 mins. (HK$235 – ₱1,574) 

 

6.Book the Ngong Ping Cable Car online to skip the long line at the ticket redemption counter. Only HK$149- ₱966      DISCOUNTED HERE Show your mobile or printed ticket at the Klook VIP Lane of Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal.

 

7.Board the cable car. 25 mins.

 

8.Get off at Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Terminal

12:34 AM

ETA Ngong Ping

 

Explore Tian Tan Buddha + Po Lin Monastery + Ngong Ping Village.

03:30 PM

ETD Victoria Peak (HK$22.9 – ₱153) 

 

Roundtrip ticket to the Peak Tram + Admission to Sky Terrace

 

  DISCOUNTED HERE 

 

To skip the long lines, you can get the Peak Tram Fast Track Combo

  

 

  DISCOUNTED HERE

 

1.Take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to Tung Chung Station. 25 mins.

 

2.Alight at Tung Chung Station.

 

3.Walk to Tung Chung MTR Station. 5 mins.

 

4.Take the MTR Hong Kong (Orange Line)

 

5.Alight at MTR Hong Kong Station. 37 mins.

 

6.Walk to Central Station. 10-15 mins.

 

7.Take Exit J.

 

8.Walk to the Peak Tram Lower Terminus on Garden Road.

 

9.Take the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak. Roundtrip fare. (HK$74 -₱662)

 

TIP: You may visit Madame Tussauds (Wax Museum) there.

 

   DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE 

06:00 PM

ETD Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront. 33 mins. (HK$17.40 – ₱117)

 

Victoria Harbour + Symphony of Light Show + Avenue of Stars

 

Note: Avenue of Stars is closed for renovation until end of 2018.

 

Detailed direction:

 

1.Take the Peak Tram down.

 

2.Walk to MTR Central Station. 10-15 mins.

 

3.MTR Tsuen Wan Line (Red Line). 6 mins.

 

4.Alight at MTR Tsim Sha Tsui

 

5.Walk to MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station. 10 mins.

 

6.Take Exit L6 to Tsim Sha Tsui Harbor.

 

7.Watch the Symohony of Light Show at Victoria Harbor.

 

TIP: You can also catch this show via Star Ferry Cruise]

  DISCOUNTED HERE

08:30 PM

ETD Harbor City Shopping Mall for shopping + dinner.

 

It is near TST Star Ferry Terminal. Mall closes at 10:00 PM.

09:00 PM

Dinner + Shopping

10:00 PM

ETD Hotel.

 

1.Walk to East Tsim Sha Tsui

 

2.Take Exit L6.

 

3.Take MTR to station near your hotel.

 

TIP: If hotel is near Tsim Sha Tsui, walk to Tsim Sha Tsui station using travellator.

10:20 PM

ETA hotel. Good for 2. (HK$299 – ₱2,000)

 

DAY 1 EXPENSES

HK$600.2₱4,154 ($77/SGD 107/MYR 322)

 
 
 

DAY 2

 

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND

08:30 AM

ETD Hong Kong Disneyland. (HK$20.8 – ₱139)

 

The park opens at 9:00 AM

 

Detailed direction:

 

1.MTR to Lai King Station. (Orange Line)

 

2. Get off at Lai King Station. 19 mins.

 

3.Change train at Lai King Platform 3 to Tung Chung (Orange Line).

 

4.Get off at Sunny Bay Station. 32 mins.

 

5.Change train at Sunnay Bay Platform 3 to Disneyland Resort.

 

6.Board the train to Disneyland Resort. (Pink Line)

 

7.Get off at Disneyland Resort Station. 7 mins.

 

8.Take Exit A.

 

9.Walk to Hong Kong Disneyland entrance gate.

 

TIP: Disneyland Fireworks display has been temporarily suspended as of Jan 2, 2018 because the park will undergo an expansion. But you can catch the Paint the Night Sky Parade at 8:00 PM daily. Another must-watch is the Flights of Fantasy Parade at 4:00 PM.

09:30 AM

Hong Kong Disneyland. (HK$619- ₱4,145)

 

Explore Disneyland: Fantasyland, Adventureland, Main Street

 

Mystic Point, Toy Storyland, Tomorrowland, and Grizzly Gulch.

 

DISCOUNTED DISNEYLAND TICKET HERE

12:00 PM

Lunch (HK$140 – ₱998)

 

TIP: Buy Disneyland Meal Coupon to save.  DISCOUNTED HERE

01:30 PM

Continue exploring Hong Kong Disneyland.

04:00 PM

Flights of Fantasy Parade

08:00 PM

Paint the Night Sky Parade.

09:00 PM

ETD Hotel. 40 mins. (HK$20.8 – ₱139)

 

1.Exit Hong Kong Disneyland

 

2.Take train at Disneyland Resort Line. (Pink Line)

 

3.Get off at Sunny Bay Station. (Orange Line). 7 mins.

 

4.Change train at Sunny Bay Platform 2 to Hong Kong Station.

 

5.Take Tung Chung Line (Orange Line) towards Hong Kong Station.

 

6.Get off at Lai King Station. (Red line). 21 mins.

 
 

If hotel is in Tsim Sha Tsui

 

7.Change train at Lai King Platform 2 to Central.

 

8.Take red line to Central.

 

9.Get off at Tsim Sha Tsui Station. 13 mins

 
 

If hotel is in Kowloon

 

7.Change train at Lai King Platform 2 to Central

 

8.Take the red line to Central.

 

9.Get off at Mongkok. 8 mins.

10:00 PM

Hotel. Sleep. (HK$299 – ₱2,000 good for 2)

 
 

DAY 2 EXPENSES

HKD 950.1₱5,889 ($121/SGD 167/MYR 510)

 
 
 

DAY 3

 

INSTAGRAMMABLE HONG KONG

*You can replace this Day 5 itinerary with shopping or other HK destinations.

08:00 AM

ETD to Montane and Ocenaic Mansion. 27 mins. (HKD 14 – ₱95)

 

1. The MTR to Hong Kong Station.

 

2. Alight at Hong Kong Station and walk to Central Station.

 

3. Ride the MTR Island Line (Blue line) at Platform 3 to Chai Wan.

 

4. Get off at Quarry Bay Station.

 

5. Take Exit A.

 

6.Walk along King’s Road to Tai Koo.

 

7.Walk past the junction to Mount Parker. 2-3 mins.

 8.The small entrance is on the left. Get inside.

08:30 AM

Ask permission first before taking photos. Avoid hindering local activities.

 

Avoid making noise. Do not litter.

09:30 AM

ETD Choi Hung Estate + Ping Shek Estate. 17 mins.(HKD 14 – ₱95)

 

1. Walk back to Quarry Bay Station.

 

2. Ride the MTR Tseung Kwan O line (Violet Line) to Yau Tong. 5 mins.

 

3. Alight at Yau Tong.

 

4. Change train at Yau Tong Platform 2 to Whampoa. 12 mins.

 

5. Alight at Choi Hung.

 

6.Take Exit C4 if you are going to Choi Hung.

 

Take Exit A2 if you are going to Ping Shek Estate.

09:50 AM

Go to basketball court. Photo op.

 

Reminder: Do not hamper the locals playing basketball. Respect.

10:30 AM

MTR back to hotel. 22 mins. (HKD 9.5 – ₱64)

 

 

 

1.Walk back to Choi Hung Station.

 

2.Take MTR back to hotel.

 
 

If hotel is near Tsim Sha Tsui: 22 minutes. (HKD 9.5-₱64)

 

1.Take Kwun Tong Line (Green) to Whampoa.

 

2. Alight at Mong Kong Station.

 

3. Change to Mong Kong Platform 2 (Red) to Central Station.

 

4. Alight at Tsim Sha Tsu Station.

 
 

If hotel is near Kowloon: 37 mins.(HKD 9.5 – ₱64)

 

1.Take Kwun Tong Line (Green) to Whampoa.

 

2. Alight at Prince Edward Station.

 

3.Change train at Prince Edward Platform 1 to Tsuen Wan (Red Line).

 

4.Get off at Lai King.

 

5.Change MTR at Lai King Platform 4 to Hong Kong Station.

 

6.Alight at Kowloon Station.

11:10 AM

Lunch.(HKD 70 – ₱476)

11:50 AM

Walk to hotel.

12:00 PM

Check out.

12:15 PM

ETD Airport.

 

Option 1 (Most convenient)

 

Hotel shuttle. Inquire ate your hotel.

 

Or take the free shuttle bus of the nearest luxury hotel to Macau Airport.

 
  

Option 2 (Cheapest)

 

Airport Bus (HKD 33 – ₱ 224.38)  

 

Take A21 if you are staying in Kowloon or Tsim Sha Tsui.

 
  

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MTR, but there will be transfers. 44 mins.(HKD 11.5 – ₱78)

 

Directions if you’ll take the MTR:

 

1. Ride the MTR red line to Tsuen Wan Station.

 

2. Alight at Lai King Station

 

3. Change train at Ling King Platform 3 towards Tung Chung.

 

4. Get off at Tsing Yi.

 

5. Change train at Tsing Yi Platform 1 to Asia World Expo.

 

6. Get off at the Airport Station.

 
  

Option 4 (Fastest)

 

Airport Express. About 25 minutes. (HKD 70 –  ₱475)

 

DISCOUNTED HERE 

01:15 PM

Flight check-in.

04:20 PM

Fly back to Manila.

DAY 3 EXPENSES

HKD 159.50 –  ₱1,082.38 ($20.4/SGD 28/MYR 86)

 

GRAND TOTAL

HKD 1,709.80 ₱11,125.38 ($218/SGD 300.92/MYR 918)

 

 


 HONGKONG + MACAU (4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS) ITINERARY


Hong Kong itinerary

 

 

If you have a roundtrip Hong Kong tickets yet you still want to visit Macau, you can follow this sample Hong Kong Macau Itinerary.  This itinerary entails, booking all your   hotels in Hong Kong.  If you want to stay overnight in Macau, you can   SEARCH FOR MACAU BUDGET HOTELS HERE.

 


ALSO READ:   MACAU TOURIST SPOTS

                           MACAU ITINERARY  + BUDGET

 

DAY 1

 

 

HONG KONG CITY TOUR

 

06:00 AM

Depart Manila

08:20 AM

ETA Hong Kong. Clear Immigration

09:00 AM

If you’ve booked tickets via Klook, claim them at designated areas.

09:10 AM

Take the train or bus to Hong Kong city center. (HK$ 100 – ₱671)  RESERVE HERE

10:10 AM

Hotel check-in or leave luggage at reception.

10:20 AM

Lunch. (HK$ 70 – ₱468)

 

10:40 AM

ETD Ngong Ping. Take MTR to Tung Chung Line (Orange Line). (HK$ 17.40 –  ₱117)

 

 

 DISCOUNTED OCTOPUS CARD HERE

 

1.  Take MTR to Lai King Station.  At MTR  Mong Kok Station  (if hotel is in Mong Kok)  or MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station (if hotel is in Tsim Sha Tsui), take the Tsuen Wan Line (Red Line) to Lai King.

 

2. Get off at Lai King Station. 19 mins.

 

3. Change train. Ride the train at Lai King Platform 3 (Orange Line) towards Tung Chung Station. 20 mins.

 

4. Alight at Tung Chung Station. Take Exit B.

 

5. Walk to Tung Chung Cable Car. 5 mins. (HK$ 235 – ₱1,574)

 

6. If you purchased the Ngong Ping Cable Car online   DISCOUNTED HERE  (HK$ 149 – ₱966 only), you can skip the long line to ticket redemption. Show your printed or mobile ticket and redeem the ticket at the Klook VIP Lane of Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal

 

7. Ride the cable car. 25 mins.

 

8. Alight at Ngong Ping 360 Cable Terminal.

12:34 PM

ETA Ngong Ping.

 

Explore Tian Tan Buddha + Po Lin Monastery + Ngong Ping Village

03:30 PM

ETD Victoria Peak.(HK$ 22.9 – ₱153)

 

Roundtrip Tickets to the Peak Tram + Entrance to Sky Terrace.

 DISCOUNTED HERE

 

To skip the  long lines, you can get the Peak Tram Fast Track Combo

 DISCOUNTED HERE  

 

1.Take the Ngong Ping 360 cable car to Tung Chung Station. 25 mins.

 

2. Alight at Tung Chung Station.

 

3. Walk to Tung Chung MTR Station. 5 mins.

 

4. Take the MTR Hong Kong (Orange Line).

 

5. Alight at MTR Hong Kong Station. 37 mins.

 

6. Walk to Central Station. 10 – 15 mins.

 

7. Take Exit J.

8. Walk to the Peak Tram lower terminus on Garden Road.

 

9. Take the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak. Roundtrip fare (HK$74 – ₱662)

  

TIP: You may visit Madame Tussauds (Wax Museum) there:

 

 DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE

 

You may get the Peak Fast Track Combo Ticket with Wax Museum:

 

DISCOUNTED TICKET HERE

 

04:30 PM

Early Dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp. (HK$172 – ₱1,150)

 

 DISCOUNTED HERE

 

07:30 PM

 

ETD to Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront. 33 mins. (HK$17.40 – ₱117)

 

Victoria Harbour + Symphony of Light Show + Avenue of Stars

 

NOTE: Avenue of Stars is closed for renovation until end of 2018.

 

1. Take the Peak Tram down.

 

2. Walk to MTR Central Station.10-15 mins.

 

3. Take the MTR Tsuen Wan Line (Red Line).6 mins.

 

4. Get off at MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station.

 

5. Walk to MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station. 10 mins.

 

6. Take Exit L6 to Tsim Sha Tsui Harbor

 

7. Watch the Symphony of Lights Show at Victoria Harbor.

  

TIP: You can also catch this show via the Star Ferry Cruise.

   DISCOUNTED HERE

 

08:30 PM

ETD to Harbour City Shopping Mall for shopping + dinner.

 

It is near TST Star Ferry Terminal. Mall closes at 10:00 PM.

 

09:00 PM

Shopping + Dinner.

 

10:00 PM

ETD Hotel.

 

1.Walk to East Tsim Sha Tsui.

 

2.Take Exit L6.

 

3.Ride MRT to your station near your hotel

 

If hotel is in Tsim Sha Tsui, walk to Tsim Sha Tsui station using travellator.

10:20 PM

ETA hotel. Good for 2. (HK$299- ₱2,000)

 
 

Day 2

Macau Day Tour ( 1 DAY)

 

 

05:00 AM

     

ETD Hong Kong- Macau Ferry Terminal.

 
 

There are 2 companies that run ferries between Hong Kong and Macau:

 

Cotai Water Jet and Turbo Jet. Book ferry tickets below.

 
  

Cotai Water Jet HK – Macau Ferry (Roundtrip):   DISCOUNTED HERE

  

Turbo Jet Ferry HK – Macau (One-way):  DISCOUNTED HERE

  

Turbo Jet HK Airport – Macau/Macau Airport to HK:   DISCOUNTED HERE

 
 

Hong Kong Ferry Terminals to Macau:

 
  

Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal

  

Address: 202 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island

  

How to get there: MTR Sheung Wan Station, Exit D

 
  

Hong Kong-China Ferry Terminal

  

Address: 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

  

How to get there: MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit A1

 
  

Hong Kong Sky Pier

  

Address: 3 Sky City Road East, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau

 
  

To Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal via MTR, follow the directions below:

 

  

REMINDER: Be at the ferry terminal at least 2 hours before departure especially on Friday night and holidays as tons of locals and tourists are crossing the border

 

1.Buy ferry ticket.    DISCOUNTED HERE

 

2.Take MTR to Central Station. If hotel is in Mongkok or Tsim Sha Tsui, take  Tsue Wan Line (Red Line) and alight at Central Station. 6 mins

 

3. Change train at Central Platform to Kenney Town Station (blue line)

 

4. Alight at Sheung Wan Station and take Exit D. 11 mins.

 

(Optional) Claim Octopus Card refund at MTR Customer Service.

 

5. Follow the sign to the Ferry Station (Sheung Wan Terminal).

 

 

It is located at the 3rd Floor of Shun Tak Centre.

  

TIP: You can    BUY SIMCARD HERE

 

Pick up the sim card at the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal.

 

6. Go to the ticket counter, show your voucher if you booked the ticket online.

 

You will be provided a ferry ticket.

 

7. Clear Hong Kong Immigration. Hong Kong exit stamp on passport.

 

8. Proceed to Cotai or Turbo Jet Gate (provided on ferry ticket)

 

9. Check-in your luggage (if any). Hand-carry your valuables.

 

10. Get your seat number. You will be provided a seat number at the counter.

 

11. Board the ferry. Wait for boarding announcement.

 

07:00 AM

 

ETD Macau

 

08:00 AM

ETA Macau.  Arrival at Taipa Ferry Terminal.

 

08:30 AM

 

Clear Macau Immigration.

 

Get free maps and brochures at the Macau Tourist Information.

  

TIP: Hong Kong dollars is accepted in Macau.

 

The exchange rate is almost the same 1 MOP = 0.97 HKD

09:30 AM

ETD Senado Square. (FREE)

 

1.Take the free shuttle to Grand Lisboa.

 

2. Alight at Grand Lisboa.

 

3. Walk down Avenida de Almedia Ribeiro to Senado Square. Use Google Maps.

 

10:00 AM

Walk to St.Paul Church’s Ruins (FREE)

 

10:30 AM

Walk to Macau Museum. (MOP15 – ₱99)

 

11:00 AM

Walk to Monte Fortress. (FREE)

 

 

12:30 AM

Walk back to St. Paul’s Church Ruins.

 

12:35 AM

Brunch at cafes near the ruins. (MOP 40 – ₱265)

 

 

01:00 AM

Taxi to Fisherman’s Wharf. (MOP 40 – ₱265)

 

01:15 AM

Macau Fisherman’s Wharf. Photo op. (FREE)

 

01:45 AM

Cross to Hotel Sand’s Macau.

 

Lunch. Buffet lunch at (MOP 173 – ₱1,125) RESERVE HERET

 

02:15 PM

 

At Hotel Sand’s Macau, ride free shuttle to Venetian Macau. (FREE)

 02:45 PM

ETA Venetian Macau. (FREE) Venetian Shops. Photo op. 

 

Gondola Ride.  (MOP 138 – ₱896)  DISCOUNTED HERE

04:00 PM

Cross to Studio City.(FREE)

04:15 PM

Golden Reel Ferris Wheel. (MOP 103 – ₱670) DISCOUNTED HERE

Batman Dark Flight. (MOP 155 – ₱1,005) 

DISCOUNTED HERE

06:00 PM

Walk to Parisian Hotel.(FREE)

Parisian Tower Observation Deck. (MOP 103 – ₱670)  DISCOUNTED HERE

07:30 PM

Cross to Studio City.

(FREE)

 

(Optional) House of Dancing Water. (MOP 616 – ₱321) DISCOUNTED HERE

08:00 PM

At Studio City, take free shuttle to Taipa Ferry Terminal. (FREE)   DISCOUNTED HERE

 

 09:00 PM

1.Purchase or redeem your ferry ticket.

 

2.Clear Macau Immigration.

3. Find your gate number.

4. Go to the seat allocation counter.

 

5. Get your seat number

 

6. Ride the ferry.

 

10:00 PM

 

ETD Macau.

 

11:00 PM

 

ETA Hong Kong. Take MRT to your hotel area. (HK$17.40 – ₱117)

 

 

Use your Octopus Card. DISCOUNTED HERE

 

11:30 PM

 

ETA hotel. Good for 2. (HK$299- ₱2,000)

 

DAY 3

 

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND TOUR

 

08:30 AM

ETD Hong Kong Disneyland. 39 mins. (HK$20.8- ₱139)

 

The park opens at 9:00 A.M.

 

1. MTR to Lai King Station. (Orange Line)

 

2. Alight at Lai King Station.

 

3. Change train at Lai King Platform 3 towards Tung Chung (Orange Line).

 

4. Get off at Sunny Bay Station.

 

5. Interchange at Sunny Bay Platform 3 towards Disneyland.

 

6. Board the train to Disneyland Resort (Pink Line).

 

7.  Alight at Disneyland Resort Line.

 

8. Walk towards Disneyland entrance.

  

TIP: Disneyland Fireworks display has been temporarily suspended as of Jan 2, 2018 because the park will undergo an expansion. But you can catch the nightly Disney Paint the Night Parade at around 8:00 PM.  Also, don’t miss the Flights of Fantasy Parade at 4:00 PM.

09:30 AM

Hong Kong Disneyland. (HK$619 – ₱4,145)

 

Explore Disneyland: Fantasyland, Adventureland, Main Street,

 

Mystic Point, Toy Story Land, Tomorrowland and Grizzly Gulch.

  

BUY  DISCOUNTED HONG KONG DISNEYLAND TICKET HERE  to avoid the long lines

12:00 PM

Lunch. (HK$140 – ₱998)

 

Buy Disneyland Meal Coupon to save.  DISCOUNTED HERE

01:30 PM

Continue Explore Disneyland and trying the rides.

04:00 PM

Flights of Fantasy Parade

08:00 PM

Disney Paint the Night Parade

09:00 PM

ETD Hotel. 40 mins. (HK$20.8- ₱139)

 

1. Exit Disneyland

 

2. Take train at Disneyland Resort Line.

 

3. Get off at Sunny Bay Station. 6 min

 

4. Interchange at Sunny Bay Platform 2 towards Hong Kong Station.

 

5. Take Tung Chung Line (Orange Line) towards Hong Kong Station

 

6. Alight at Lai King Station. (Red Line) 21 mins.

 
 

If hotel is in Tsim Sha Tsui:

 

7.Change train at Lai King Platform 2 towards Central

 

8.Take the red line to Central

 

9. Alight at Tsim Sha Tsui Station. 13 mins.

 
 

If hotel is in Mong Kok/Kowloon:

 

7. Change train at Lai King Platform 2 towards Central

 

8. Take the red line to Central.

 

9. Alight at Mong Kok. 8 mins.

 
 

DAY 4 

Depart Hong Kong

 

 ETD Hong Kong International Airport. 44 mins.

 
 

For hassle-free AIRPORT CAR TRANSFER (good for 6 pax)    DISCOUNTED HERE  

 
 

 For solo traveler or 2 pax, you can book COACH AIPORT TRANSFER.   DISCOUNTED HERE

 
 

If you are stayingin Mong Kok or Tsim Sha Tsui, follow the directions below to get to Hong Kong Airport by MTR:

 
 

1.Take the Red Line to Tsuen Wan.

 

2. Alight at Lai King Station. 19 mins.

 

3. Change train at Lai King Platform 3 to Tung Chung (Orange Line).

 

4. Alight at Tsing Yi Station.

 

5. Change train at Tsing Yi Platform 1 to Asia World Expo (Blue Line).

 

6. Get off at the Airport Station. 25 mins.

 
 

Fare if using Airport Express:

 
 

Adults: HK$ 100 to HK$110 – ₱671 to ₱738

 

Child:  HKD$52.50 to HK$57.5 – ₱369 to ₱386

 
 

For AIRPORT  EXPRESS TRAIN    DISCOUNTED HERE

 


HONG KONG TRIP BUDGET


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Here’s a list of possible Hong Kong expenses to give you an idea where your budget will go. Like I said, budget for hotel and food are subjective. For the activities, you can just pick the places that you’d like to visit.

 

Do note that for the budget below, I didn’t follow my budget for food like those listed in the sample itineraries above, I kept it at HKD 70/PHP 468/USD 9/EURO 7.25/SGD 12/MYR 35 per meal. Also, for the transportation, I used the Octopus Card below.

 

EXPENSESHONG KONG ACTIVITIES
HKD 299.25/PHP 2000/USD 38.25/EURO 30.98/SGD 50.45/MYR 149.24 per night x 3  =

HKD 897.75/MOP 927.77/PHP 5,982.93/USD 114.71/EURO 93.46/

SGD 151.98/MYR 449.49

Hotel for 3 nights (good for 2 persons)
HKD 100/MOP 103/

PHP 666/USD 13/EURO 10/SGD 17/MYR 50

Octopus Card
HKD 531/PHP 3,552/

USD 69.1/EURO 56/SGD 91.2/MYR 270

Hong Kong Disneyland
HKD 150/PHP 1,119/

USD 21.40/EURO 17.2/SGD 28.1/MYR 83

Ngong Ping Cable Car 360
HKD 87/PHP 581/ USD 11/EURO 9/SGD 15/MYR43

 

Victoria Peak Roundtrip Ride + Sky Terrace 428 Admission
HKD 70/PHP 468/

USD 9/EURO 7.25/SGD 12/MYR 35 per meal x 6 = HKD 210/MOP 217.02/

PHP 1,399.52/USD 27/EURO 22/SGD 36/

MYR 105.14

 

Meal
HKD 53/MOP 55/PHP 353/USD 6.8/EURO 5.5/SGD 8.9/MYR 26HK Sim card
HONG KONG TOTAL EXPENSESHKD 1,430.25/MOP 1,478.08/PHP 9,531.71/USD 182.76/

EURO 148.90/SGD 242.13/MYR 716.11

 MACAU ACTIVITIES
HKD 160/PHP 1,070/

USD 20.5/EURO 16.60/SGD 27/MYR 80

Cota Jet Ferry (HK to Macau)
HKD 108/MOP 111.61/PHP 719/USD 13.8/EURO 11.2/SGD 18.2/MYR 54Gondola Ride at Venetian Macau
HKD 70/PHP 468/

USD 9/EURO 7.25/SGD 12/MYR 35 per meal

Lunch
MACAU TOTAL EXPENSESHKD 338/MOP 349.30/PHP 2,252.56/USD 43.19/EURO 35.19/

SGD 57.22/MYR 169.23

HK-MACAU TOTAL EXPENSESHKD 1,768.25/MOP 1,827.38/PHP 11,784.27/USD 230.95/EURO 184.09/SGD 299.35/MYR 885.34

 


HONG KONG SCAMS


 

As in many countries in the world, Hong Kong has its own shares of scams. Here are some that you may want to avoid:

  • Fake monks in Hong Kong are usually found in touristy areas like Victoria Harbour. They would usually approach tourists, offer blessing and hand you bracelet or small Buddha statues then they will ask for money. Do not fall for this tourist scam. Real monks would never do that. Besides, begging is prohibited in Hong Kong.
  • Beware of fake airbnb sites. The scammers use a fake Airbnb site to steal customer’s credit card information then they would use the info to make online purchases. When you fail to complete the transaction on the fake website, the scammers would demand you pay a deposit through a bank or money exchange shop before delivery of the room keys and rental agreement. Rule of thumb: Only transact with the legit airbnb or Agoda website and make payments through these sites to avoid this from happening.
  • Mong Kok is a popular shopping district in Hong Kong, but it is also known for fake counterfeit goods and electronics, so be careful of what you are purchasing.
  • Hong is a shopping haven, however, be aware of the bait and switch scam in some shops. The staff would usually go to the backroom to get the new item instead of the one on display then they will give you an older model instead. Always double check what you purchased before leaving the store.
  • Beware of fake antique especially at some shops in Cat Street market. They are usually items assembled and designed to look old, they are great souvenirs, but then again, haggle. Do not fall for high prices when shop owners tell you they are hundreds or thousands years old. Make sure you know how to recognize a real antique.

HONG KONG TRAVEL TIPS


 

  • Although Hong Kong is expensive compared to other Asian countries, it is possible to stay on a budget. Again, as mentioned above, the cheapest areas to find a hotel/guesthouse is around Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui.
  • Bring a drinking bottle and refill it
  • Purchase an Octopus Card or the Airport Express Travel Card to get discounted MTR fares.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as you will do a lot of walking.
  • Early in the morning, you can watch locals practicing Tai in Victoria Park.
  • Make time to line up to eat the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant – Tim Ho Wan. This restaurant is known for its dimsum style dumplings and savory pastries.
  • Did you know that Hong Kong is home to pink dolphins? Yep. You can actually witness them off the shore of Lantau Island. Hong Kong Dolphin watch offers Pink Dolphin tours and part of the proceeds goes to WWF to support dolphin research. A 5 hour tour will cost you around $420 (adult) and $210 (children).

 


ALSO READ:

DISNEYLAND HONG KONG GUIDE

 


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Comments

  1. Hi! I want to ask what camera are you using for your travel photos, I love them. And I enjoy reading your blog posts, your blog is my to go blog/read for travel planning. Thanks a lot and God bless you! 🙂

    1. Thank you. I’m using Nikon D5500. Happy travels! 🙂

  2. Hi,

    I’d like to know if iVenture card is eligible for fast lane? or is it better to book through klook?

    TIA.

    1. Not eligible, so you still have to line up. Best to buy through Klook since the rate is usually discounted. 🙂

  3. hi! I’d like to know how much do we need for pocket money? for 3 days and 3 nights stay in HK excluding airfare and the hotel.
    thank you!

  4. Hello is it okay to use only one octopus or airport express card while riding the mtr when you are couple?

  5. Hi I plan to visit Hong Kong and it will be my first international travel. So curious is it hard to pass immigration both PH and HK especially that I’m single and first time even though my main purpose is purely sightseeing?

  6. Hello. 😀

    Very detailed itinerary. Can I have a copy?

  7. Thanks for sharing these valuable points.

  8. I really love travel guides! It’s great to see how much effort you put in to give us whatever we need on a platter! Even that too in a very structured way!

  9. Airfare is not included sa IT right? Thanks

  10. hi just want to ask if the klook disney pass is just good for one person or it can already be used by 3 person. planning to travel with my kids this november. thanks looking forward.

    1. The price mentioned above is for 1 person only. when booking via Klook, you can choose 3 pax

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