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Hong Kong

At first glance, Hong Kong is a Western territory, all shiny skyscrapers and multi-lingual business people. But scratch the surface, and it reveals deep Chinese roots, where superstitions and traditions are solidly embedded. Since 1997, Hong Kong has been part of the People’s Republic of China rather than a British colony, but it retains its distinctive, freewheeling spirit.

  • Perfect for
    Romantics | Foodies | Intellectuals | Soul Searchers
  • When to go
    March-May | September-November
  • Ideal length of stay
    3-5 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

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    Courtesy Simon Studler

    Three Days: Essential Hong Kong

    Thanks to the city’s varied terrain­–encompassing everything from skyscraper-clad Central to beach-chic Stanley–it’s fun to explore. In Hong Kong, it’s crucial to have a great local guide who can bring the city’s sites to life and provide insider access to Hong Kong’s many museums and attractions. Indagare can help with cooking classes, customized market tours, special excursions, drivers and more. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Day 1: Intro to Hong Kong

      Get your bearings by climbing to the top of Victoria Peak for 360-degree views of the island and beyond. After lunch at a chic dim sum eatery, take a guided architectural tour through Central and Midlevel neighborhoods to marvel at the highlights including Norman Foster’s Hong Kong Shanghai Bank building. Take the escalator—the world’s longest—up into Mid-Levels, alongside locals rushing to get home. In the early evening, head across the bay aboard the Star Ferry, watching as the Hong Kong skyline lights up, before dinner a local hotpot.

    • Interior Veiw at Man Mo Temple & Sheung Wan , Hong Kong, China , Photo by Elisa Rolle

      Day 2: Shopping and Hiking

      Begin with a guided tour of the lovely Sheung Wan neighborhood. Don’t miss Man Mo Temple, the city’s oldest Taoist temple, and the surrounding streets, which contain Chinese medicine, tea and food stores (you may also opt for a shopping tour of the antiques stores and galleries along Hollywood Road and Wyndham St). After lunch at a foodie-adored Cantonese restaurant, board a traditional Chinese sailboat to get a view of Hong Kong and Kowloon from the water; or, take a ferry to Lamma Island for an easy, one-to-two-hour hike from one end of the island to the other.

    • Aerial View - Chi Lin Nunnery,Hong Kong, China

      Day 3: Special Experiences

      This morning, head to Lantau, via glass-bottomed cable car, to see the enormous Buddha that presides over the mountains. After lunch, you may choose to visit cultural sites like the immaculately landscaped gardens of the Chi Lin Nunnery or the Hong Kong Museum of Art; or, soak up the local culture with a cooking class or guided market tour. For your final evening, be sure to hit a local hot spot with jaw-dropping views of the futuristic capital.

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Indagare’s Blair West
“A former fishing village-turned-international metropolis, Hong Kong is pulsing with modernity. But below the shiny surface, Hong Kong is extremely grounded in Buddhism and spirituality, its people fiercely proud of their city’s unique heritage.”
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