Things to do in Hong Kong

For somewhere that's home to more than 7 million people and 260 islands, fast-paced is an understatement.

Our most recommended things to do in Hong Kong

HKG Hong Kong International Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

1. HKG Hong Kong International Airport: Premium Lounge Entry

Kick up your travel-weary feet with a first-class relaxation experience in the Plaza Premium Lounge. This peaceful oasis offers a convenient escape from the bustle of the airport. Plus, get access to amenities that run the gamut from useful to luxurious, from Wi-Fi and showers to a luxurious bar. Before a flight, after a long journey, or between destinations, there's no better place to rest and refresh than at the Plaza Premium Lounge. Unwind with a drink at the bar, grab a bite to eat, and take a moment to read or watch TV in comfort. Charging stations let you power up your devices, and internet access lets you keep in touch with friends and family back home. Between long flights, there's nothing better than a hot shower and if you're feeling really indulgent, you can opt to add on a blissful massage to soothe any travel anxieties you may have. By selecting "Premium First Lounge", you can benefit from high-end services such as neck and shoulder massage, made-to-order à la carte entrées during breakfast and all-day dining with table service alongside all-you-can-enjoy hors d’oeuvre available at Primo. A wide selection of house-pour wine, champagne, liquor, liqueurs, beer, non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages, plus assorted confections are served as well.

Hong Kong: Sky100 Observatory ticket and Dining Package

2. Hong Kong: Sky100 Observatory ticket and Dining Package

The Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck is located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the tallest building in Hong Kong. At 393 meters above sea level, it is the only indoor observation deck in Hong Kong offering 360-degree views of the city and its famous Victoria Harbour. Connected to major transportation networks and a world-class shopping mall, it has been acclaimed as a must-see first stop for tourists to Hong Kong. It also features exceptionally quick double-decker high-speed elevators which reach the 100th floor in just 60-seconds. Beyond the splendid Hong Kong city panoramic view and magical scenery, Sky100 is also home to a large-scale interactive multimedia exhibit and a comprehensive guest center. Offering fascinating insights into local history and culture, the state-of-the-art exhibit enriches visitors with a thorough understanding of Hong Kong. Select Café 100 wine, dessert, and other dining combos to enrich your experience with gourmet food and beverages while enjoying the best view of the city. One tip is to visit the deck around dusk to watch the unforgettable sunset coloring the city’s skyline.

Welcome to Hong Kong: Private Tour with a Local

3. Welcome to Hong Kong: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Hong Kong from a local eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel, hostel, or other accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Get insider tips on the best places to eat and buy groceries, and hear about the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your tour. Get information on the best things to see, customized to your interests. Feel more comfortable navigating the city with all the information you need by the end of the tour.

Hong Kong: Tai Mo Shan Waterfall Hike

4. Hong Kong: Tai Mo Shan Waterfall Hike

Climb past rural villages and temples into another world, a steep sided world full of animals and fauna. Hidden within the dense vegetation you can uncover some truly stunning places in which the city has never felt so far away. Encounter a series of cascades, ending with the breathtaking Main Falls. This is the crown jewel of the walk and the tallest waterfall in Hong Kong. Pass by temples and villages, and learn about local plant and animal life from your expert guide. Expect a moderately challenging hike that is well worth undertaking Your guide is also able to modify the route to suit your fitness level.

Hong Kong: Geopark Kayaking Adventure

5. Hong Kong: Geopark Kayaking Adventure

Meet your group and guide at the Hang Hau MTR Station around 9:00AM. From there you can get ready for your 8-hour kayaking adventure as you follow your guide to Sai Kung ferry Pier before taking a 20-minute ride to the Sai Kung Country Park. Once there you'll begin at Pak Lap Wan Beach where your kayak and equipment will be waiting for you, before hopping into your kayak and paddling out into the water with instructions from your guide. See awesome rock formations and dramatic seas arches, and maneuver your way through some cool sea caves. You might even spot some coral beds and sea life as your cruise. After paddling for a while, take a break on Long Ke Wan Beach, which is known as one of the most beautiful beaches of Hong Kong. Depending on weather conditions and the group/individual's ability, you might be able to explore different areas of the park. With abundant sea life, scattered coral beds, and beaches aplenty, there is more than enough to fill a day.

Mong Kok (Kowloon) Street Markets Private Walking Tour

6. Mong Kok (Kowloon) Street Markets Private Walking Tour

Discover the vibrant Mong Kok markets of the Kowloon neighborhood in Hong Kong on a fully personalized tour. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. From the Goldfish Market to the Flower Market, the Ladies Market where you'll find fashion bargains to the more unusual Bird Market, tailor your experience to what you're interested in exploring. The choice of which markets to explore is yours. Experience the enchanting blend of contemporary culture and traditional roots, grab a bite to eat from a street food vendor, and pick up a bargain or 2 yourself. As you spend time getting to know your local host, they will recommend other markets to explore that they know you'll love, and share with you the spots where locals really go to do their shopping so you can get off the beaten path and explore the markets that most tourists miss.

Hong Kong: Day Trip to Shenzhen City and Theme Parks

7. Hong Kong: Day Trip to Shenzhen City and Theme Parks

The hotel pick-up time is between 07:00 to 07:30 after which you will take a first class train to Shenzhen.  You will be escorted by a tour guide from Hong Kong at all time till you come back to Hong Kong.  The first stop is Shenzhen Museum of History & Folk Center. It has more than 20,000 pieces of cultural relics, showing the civilization of China and historic materials about the development history of Shenzhen. Dim Sum Lunch will be served at Shangri-la Hotel.  Then you will go to the most famous theme park in Shenzhen: Splendia China & China Folk Culture Villages. There are more than 70 famous scenic wonders from China in miniature. This is the world's largest display of miniature landmarks.  You will enjoy 2 shows of folk arts, customs, dances, etc. Transfer back to Hong Kong by coach and first class train.  Service ends at Hung Hom MTR station.

Hong Kong Disneyland Park Tickets

8. Hong Kong Disneyland Park Tickets

Enjoy endless fun in seven magical lands and experience your favorite Disney stories just as you remember them from the classic Disney films. Here's where fairytales really do come true. Thrills at Hong Kong Disneyland Park come in all shapes and sizes. Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars and Hyperspace Mountain offer a rush for the grown ups, while little ones can sail around the world at It's a Small World. Of course, family fun can be found in every corner of the park, from the Toy Soldier Parachute Drop to the Mad Hatter Tea Cups. Don't miss the main attraction: a meet 'n' greet with beloved Disney characters. Have your pen and camera at the ready and meet the characters you love. Amazing events will surprise your senses all-year round, including all-new immersive attractions, exciting festival celebrations, memorable hotel accommodations and dining services, as well as all-new merchandise items.

10 Asian Regions: eSIM Data Plan

9. 10 Asian Regions: eSIM Data Plan

Make your trip to Asia hassle-free with a convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in 10 Asian regions: Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. All iPhone model launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): ctm-mobile Local operator info: China - CU Hong Kong - CSL Macau - CTM Taiwan - Chunghwa South Korea - SK Telecom Indonesia - Telkomsel Malaysia - Maxis Singapore - Singtel Thailand - AIS Vietnam - Mobifone

From Hong Kong: Sai Kung Wild Beaches Customizable Adventure

10. From Hong Kong: Sai Kung Wild Beaches Customizable Adventure

Discover the idyllic and remote Sai Kung peninsula, arguably the crown Jewel of rural Hong Kong. With no roads within the region's outer reaches, the only way to access this stretch of white sandy beaches is to hike or arrive by boat. First, meet your guide in downtown Hong Kong and set off on your customizable day trip. Make the boat crossing to the Sai Kung peninsula and marvel at the incredible mountains, waterfalls, beaches, and unique rock formations. Spend the day exploring this remote stretch of white sand beaches - a must-do activity for those with an interest in nature and the outdoors. With so many options of things to do, mix up your itinerary according to what experience you're looking for and what the weather conditions are like on the day. The local supplier will be in touch once a booking is placed to organize your trip with you.

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What people are saying about Hong Kong

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,428 reviews

It worked great (Malaysia and Singapore), you just have to make sure that you activate mobile data/data roaming with the right SIM. I think with the people writing that it didn't work, it was a user problem. I also had to spend a few minutes searching for the right settings in my phone as I had never used an e-sim before...

Bought this for Malaysia and Singapore and it worked in both. Didn’t have any issues at all. You need to have two devices to set the sim up - one to display the QR code whilst you scan it with the phone that will use the eSim. Ensure that you turn on data roaming in settings once the eSim has been installed

Well worth the cost, I’d pay the money just for the views… perfectly clear day, could see the whole bay and beyond, the food was also excellent, the veggie option which I had was tasty and an excellent coffee

Unproblematic ordering and subsequent activation of the e-sim in Singapore. Recommended!

Very easy to setup. Excellent way to have internet access!