On first acquaintance Hong Kong can overwhelm. Navigate its teeming, tightly packed sidewalks and you’re met at every turn with neon signage, steam-filled canteens, molasses-slow traffic and a Babel of chatter.
Once this first sensory wave has rolled over you, though, take a deep breath and start swimming with the current, because you’ll find Hong Kong is a place to delight in.
Hong Kong can nudge you out of your comfort zone but usually rewards you for it, so try the stinky bean curd, sample the shredded jellyfish, brave the hordes at the city centre horseracing and join in the dawn tai chi. Escape the city limits and other experiences await – watching the sun rise from a remote mountain peak, hiking surf-beaten beaches or exploring deserted islands.
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate characterised by hot, humid summers and cool, relatively dry winters.
October, November and most of December are the best months to visit. Temperatures are moderate, the skies are clear and the sun shines. January and February are cloudy and cold but dry. It’s warmer from March to May, but the humidity is high, and the fog and drizzle can make getting around difficult.
Macau is a city with two faces. On the one hand, the fortresses, churches and food of its former colonial master Portugal speak to a uniquely Mediterranean style on the China coast. On the other, Macau is the self-styled Las Vegas of the East.
And while that comparison might sound overblown, it’s not. During the past few years charismatic-but-sleepy little Macau has experienced the sort of boom usually associated with cities like Shànghǎi. But rather than skyscrapers and office towers, the construction here is all about Vegas-style mega-casinos and hotels. The reason, of course, is that casinos are legal in Macau, while in China and nearby Hong Kong they’re not.
There is, however, much more to Macau than gambling. The peninsula and the islands of Coloane and Taipa constitute a colourful palette of pastels and ordered greenery. The Portuguese influence is everywhere: cobbled back streets, baroque churches, stone fortresses, Art Deco buildings and restful parks and gardens. It’s a unique fusion of East and West that has been recognised by Unesco, which in 2005 named 30 buildings and squares collectively as the Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site. There are also several world-class museums.
Especially if you’ve been in China for a while you’ll also find there is a distinctly different feel to Macau. While about 95% of residents are Chinese, the remainder is mostly made up of Portuguese and Macanese (people with mixed Portuguese, Chinese and/or African blood). It’s this fusion of Mediterranean and Asian peoples, lifestyles, temperaments and food – oh, the food – that makes Macau so much fun.
Day 01: Delhi - Hong Kong
Arrive Hong Kong, meet & transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Hongkong.
Day 02: Hong Kong
Buffet breakfast at hotel coffee shop. Morning half day Hong Kong Island Tour
* Visit - Mid-level of Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Fishing Village - sampan ride is optional,
Repulse Bay, Jewellery Factory and Factory Outlet.
* Tour end will be at Tsim Sha Tsui Shopping area, passenger return back to hotel on their own
Overnite in Hong Kong
Day 03: Hong Kong / Macau
Transfer to pier from City hotel (3 Fixed Ferry timing 11:00, 14:00, 19:00 hour). Transfer to hotel check-in by hotel FREE shuttle bus or Seat-in-service. Overnight at Hotel
Day 04: Macau
Hotel breakfast (Pickup Time :09 00 AM). Macau city tour with St. Pauls Church,Lotus Square, Kwan Iam Temple & Casino with Indian lunch. Transfer to Macau pier by Hotel FREE Shuttle or Seat-in-service . Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Macau / Hong Kong / Disneyland
After breakfast Transfer to Macau pier by Hotel FREE Shuttle or Seat-in-service. (3 Fixed Ferry timing 11:00, 13:00, 17:00 hour). Arrival at HKG pier, transfer to City hotel or HKG int'l Airport Or Disneyland Hotel. After check in Disney's Hotel, take DISNEY'S HOTEL FREE SHUTTLE to Disneyland Park. Overnight in Disney's Hollywood Hotel - Garden View Room.
Day 06: Disneyland /Hong Kong - Delhi
Buffet breakfast at hotel coffee shop. Free until transfer to airport for return flight.