It took the Beatles so long to find out about Day Trippers that they wrote a song about it. To prevent history repeating itself, we have a handy guide to Hong Kong’s finest day trips as part of our ongoing series. The islands around the city have a huge amount to offer. The Lantau Island sunset tour will see half a day fly by as you take in the beautiful scenery between the Ngong Ping cable car and a sunset dinner at the Tai O Heritage Hotel, taking in the Tai O fishing village and the iconic Big Buddha en route. Due east of Lantau is Lamma Island, where you’ll mix views of seascapes and landscapes via a slow boat and coastal path walk, stopping off for a seafood lunch when you’re feeling peckish. Don’t return your hiking boots to the cupboard just yet – a popular Hong Kong ramble winds around the Sai Kung Peninsula, which is a great opportunity to see the stunning hexagonal volcanic columns. Another tip for a hiking trip is the monstrously named Dragon’s Back (pictured), voted the ‘Best Urban Hiking Trail in Asia’ by TIME. As well as the walk along some of the most scenic spots in the area, people often visit Dragon’s Back to take advantage of its vantage point for flying kites and paragliding. Cyclists are also well catered for: board a ferry and set a couple more days aside for free wheelin’ through the countryside of Kaiping, visiting numerous heritage sites, such as the ‘diaolou’ castle dwellings that fuse Western and Chinese architecture. All these and plenty more are accessible from Hong Kong, where you can fly to non-stop from Manchester with Cathay Pacific four times a week, with return fares starting from £649 in economy, £1,249 in Premium Economy and £3,339 in business class. Visit the website below for more information – plus enter here for a chance to win a trip for two to Hong Kong for three nights.
This is a Manchester Wire Partnership post.
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- Fri 5 Jun 2015