Hong Kong Itinerary for Adults (no kids)
I love Hong Kong, I can say that now because I have been there for five (5) times! Below were the year I went and who I went with.
1993: I was in 3rd grade with mom, uncle, and grandparents from mother’s side
2000s: I was in college with mom, siblings, and grandparents from mother’ side again
2010: Glo-cal Advanced Systems company outing
2011: My boyfriend and his mom
2015: Boyfriend’s whole family.
I am happy that filipinos like us doesn’t need a visa to get there and I believe that is one reason I keep on coming back to their country.
Day 1 – Sunday
Main Destinations: Soho (Central), Big Buddha, Symphony of Lights, Avenue of Stars, and Nathan Road
Location: Manila Airport
Activity: Fly from Manila to Hongkong
Expense: Travel Tax PHP 1,620/pax
Expense: Terminal Fee PHP 550/pax
Note: Check your itinerary if travel tax might be included else, you need to pay the travel tax first.
Activity: Airport to Hotel Bishop Lei International House(Central)
Expense: Airport Express Train Ride from Airport to Central (HongKong Station) HKD250/4pax/way, else HKD100/pax/way
Diary: Bishop Lei’s free shuttle bus picks ups at L2, Airport Express Central(HongKong Station). A lot of other hotel has free shuttle bus so just don’t go along with them. They have a customer service desk though, so you can always ask and they speak English very well.
Activity: Hotel to Soho (Central)
Diary: We went here to have lunch. I can say that this place are for the fortunates. I see expensive cars going around. A lot of foreigners and Italian restaurant as well.
Expense: Lunch at Zabon Ramen, my meal cost HKD 85 while my boyfriend’s HKD 70
Activity: Soho (Central) to Big Buddha (Ngong Pin)
Diary: Walked to Central Station then ride the train to Tung Chung Station. From Tung Chung Station, took number 23 bus to/from Ngong Pin.
Expense: Central Station to Tung Chung Station HKD 25/pax
Expense: Bus from Tung Chung Station to Ngong Pin HKD 27/pax
Tip: No change will be given
Expense: Bought Cold Tea (taste like Gulaman) HKD 15
Activity: Big Buddha (Ngong Pin) to Symphony of Stars (Victoria Harbour/Avenue of Stars)
Diary: Took bus 23 to Tung Chung Station then train ride to Tsim Tsa Tsui (TST)
Expense: Bus to Tung Chung Station from Ngong Pin HKD 27/pax
Expense: Train from Tung Chung Station to TST HKD 19/pax
Expense: Water HKD 7.2
Tip: I saw from reviews that it was hard to find food in Victoria Harbour so we bought food and water in TST train station.
Tip: Come in early to have a good spot, show starts at 8PM sharp!
Activity: Dinner at Nathan Road
Diary: Walked from Avenue of Stars to Nathan Road. We just looked for any restaurant so we could eat like the locals.
Tip: Make sure you have a map so you won’t get lost (duh! I think I can erase this)
Expense: HKD 200 / approximately 3pax
Activity: Nathan Road back to Hotel
Diary: TST station to Central then cab to hotel.
Expense: TST station to Central HKD 10/pax
Expense: Cab to Hotel HKD 27
Day 2- Monday
Main Destinations: Macau, Fisherman’s Wharf, Senado Square, Ruins, City of Dreams, Venetian
Activity: Hongkong to Macau
Diary: We took the free hotel shuttle bus to Central station. Took the train to Sheung Wan station. Based on our map, the ferry terminal to Macau is on the 3rd floor of Sheung Wan Centre. There are signs everywhere so you won’t miss it. Since we toured Macau with a local, I had no idea how to roam around the area because we just followed our so called tour guide 😛
Expense: Central Station to Sheung Wan Station HKD 4.5/pax
Expense: Ferry to Macau (Turbo Jet) HKD 164/pax
Expense: Sausage and a drink HKD 32
Tip: If you can book your ferry to Macau early or through their website, your ride would be smooth. For us, it was convenient not to do so because we get to canvas which boat leaves first.
Tip: If you already purchase your ticket, gate # won’t be indicated on your ticket. You can just look on their board which gate you goes to.
Tip: After buying the ticket, there is a distinct boarding location per ferry name, upon entering their boarding area, you will pass by immigration, be sure to fill departure card > go to your gate (which is not indicated on your ticket but you can either ask or look on their board) > after you know which gate you’ll take, make sure to get a sticker on your ticket and this will serve your seat #.
Tip: Macau also accepts Hongkong dollar. Check your change though because it might be their currency and Hongkong does not accept Macau money.
Destination: Fisherman’s Wharf
Diary: Just walk from the terminal. Check your map.
Destination: Emperor’s Hotel
Diary: We had our lunch here. Since my boyfriend’s relative works in Macau she said that this hotel is being owned by Jackie Chan.
Diary: From fisherman’s Wharf, we walked back to Macau Terminal then took the free shuttle ride to Grand Lisboa Hotel, and walked to Emperor’s Hotel (5-15mins walk).
Expense: Duck meal HKD 40, Pork meal HKD 40, noodles HKD 30, Sprite lemon HKD 24
Destination: Senado Square/Ruins
Diary: Around 5 blocks from Emperor’s Hotel.
Expense: Egg tart HKD 48/ 6pcs + HKD 9, beef jerky HKD 45/ 1 lb
Tip: Just follow the signs to get to the Ruins.
Destination: City of Dreams
Diary: From the Ruins, we walked back to Senado, walked took the same way to Emperor’s and took the City of Dreams free shuttle bus.
Diary: We know that this hotel is just in front of City of Dreams but we still asked which exit to take to know the nearest way to Venetian. As I remember, we walked to Hard Rock Hotel Lobby and took the exit. From their main lobby, you just need to walk 2 blocks to get to Venetian. We waited until dark to be here so that we can see the Las Vegas of Macau 🙂
Expense: Boyfriend’s dinner HKD 68 + my dinner bread HKD 20
Destination: Back to Hotel in Hongkong
Diary: We took the Venetian free shuttle bus to Macau terminal.
Expense: Ferry HKD 189/pax, midnight snack (kmart) HKD 145.3, plastic at kmart HKD 0.5
Day 3 – Tuesday
Destination: The Peak
Diary: We chose the 5 seater cab to the peak from our hotel (Bishop Lei International House). We had a hard time taking one at first because we tried getting one just up front from the hotel and we are happy that a Filipino showed us where to get a cab and walked there. From the peak, we took the over rated tram to central station.
Expense: cab to the peak HKD 51/5pax/way, sky terrace viewing board HKD 48/pax, picture with frame HKD 288, card souvenirs HKD 100, magnet and pouch souvenirs HKD 265, tram HKD 56/ 2pax, way
Destination: Mongkok (Ladies’ night market)
Diary: After getting off from the tram, we followed other people from getting out and just followed the sign to central station. Our main agenda in Mongkok is to get to sneakers street because we know that it is cheaper when buying from the Philippines. We also had our lunch in one of their shops. I kinda feel like I was in Korea because a lot of korean beauty product are already established (e.g. innis free, tony moly etc)
Tip: For the restaurant, always ask for the English menu.
Expense: Central station to Mongkok station HKD 26/2pax/way, New balance shoes HKD 354, Nike shoes HKD 360, Nats’ goose HKD 49, Warren’s pork HKD 42, bag HKD 180, Lego HKD 65, shorts HKD 168, tart HKD 3
Activity: Back to hotel
Expense: Mongkok station to Central station HKD 26/2pax
Diary: We had dinner somewhere near the hotel, nothing special about that except for this hehe
Expense: Dinner HKD 160, drinks HKD 25, Beer and snack HKD 47
Destination: Lan Kwai Fong
Diary: Visited Lan Kwai Fong at night but didn’t even had a bottle because we were already tired.
Diary: We just followed the map and walked from the hotel to Lan Kwai Fong.
Day 4 – Wednesday
Diary: We just visited the nearest night market in our Hotel, based on discoverhongkong.com, nearest is Li Yuen and walked there instead. I loved Li Yuen, they sell cheap chocolates for giveaways and souvenirs that are HKD 15 cheaper if compared to The Peak shop.
Tip: Bring your eco bag 😛
Expense: Matcha chocolate HKD15, cotton on HKD 380, chocolates HKD 156, Lunch HKD 115, Airport Express train ride HKD 70/pax, water HKD 4.5, starbucks HKD 82
Destination: HK Airport
Tip: Some airlines are allowed to check in at Airport Express Hong Kong Station (Central station). After checking in, your gate number will not be given, it will not also be announced, instead they have board everywhere for you to check on. So expect a lot of people in their waiting area, but don’t worry about the food, it will also be everywhere 🙂
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