Day 1 Hong Kong
Day 2 Hong Kong
Tour duration: about 2 hours hiking
Transfer from hotel to Central ferry pier and take public ferry to Lamma Island
Yung Shue Wan Main Street is the main residential area on Lamma Island, with a main street lined with shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.
Around a 20-minute walk from Yung Shue Wan Pier, Hung Shing Yeh Beach is the most popular beach on Lamma Island where you can enjoy the sun, sand and water with the convenience of changing facilities and restaurants.
There are scores of Tin Hau temples scattered across Hong Kong, dedicated to the Chinese goddess of the sea who is regarded as a powerful and benevolent force by seafaring folk. Given that Lamma was founded on fishing, it is no surprise to find no fewer than three Tin Hau temples on the island.
Sok Kwu Wan is a tiny village which still very much focused on fishing and the produce that comes out of the nets. The string of seafood restaurants along the bay are revered by day-tripping locals for the freshness and taste of the food, served in classic Cantonese style.
Day 3 Hong Kong
Tour duration: about 1.5 hours hiking
Transfer from hotel to Pak Tam Chung Country Park and take car to East Dam
High Island Reservoir in Sai Kung East Country Park is famous for its scenic beauty. During construction of the reservoir, stone was quarried from the cliffs around the East Dam. The excavation work revealed globally rare rhyolitic volcanic hexagonal rock columns and the site became the best spot to see this geo-wonder at close range. It is one of the most popular geopark attractions.
Sai Kong's Geopark is good place to see Hexagonal Rock Columns and Distorted Rock Columns.
Hexagonal Rock Columns: The stunning, light-colored rock columns found in the Geopark's Sai Kung Volcanic Rock Region—created as dense volcanic ash and lava cooled following massive eruptions 140 million years ago — are estimated to cover an area of more than 100 sq km—including some located underwater.
Distorted Rock Columns: The trail takes you past one rock face featuring an area of distorted, S-shaped columns, as if they have melted in the sun. This area of hexagonal rock columns were twisted by the effects of a geological movement before the rock columns completely solidified. Some years later, hot magma was able to force its way between the weakened columns and spread across the top of the columns, forming a dyke as it turned to dark colored rock.
-- Private tour guide
-- Private air-conditioned car or coach
-- Hotel pick-up & drop-off service
-- Lunches as listed
-- Entrance tickets as listed
-- Any flight or train ticket
-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax fee, phone bills, optional activities
-- Tips for guides and drivers
-- Travel insurance
-- China Visa