Hong Kong & Macau
May 22, 2020 - May 27, 2020
Welcome to Hong Kong!

Hong Kong is officially known as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Hong Kong has one of the world's most thriving economies and is a hub for international trade and investment. A cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong weaves Western and Asian influence into a world-class center of business, culture, and trade.

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  • RSVP: Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Final Balance Due: Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Member Fees: $4,150.00
  • Non-Member Fees: $4,399.00
  • Deposit Amount: $800.00
  • Single Room Supplement (optional): $675.00
ITINERARY
DAY 1, May 22, 2020 | Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Today, you will arrive Hong Kong International Airport. After clearing immigration formalities, please follow the signs and exit to the Arrival Hall afterwards. You will meet a representative who will be holding a People to People International sign and then transferred to hotel for check-in. Our Welcome Dinner will be held at Harlan’s, a lovely restaurant located in the heart of the financial center of Hong Kong. Harlan's offers tapas and a la carte dishes to its guests. Other features include its large selection of wines, largest Chef’s Table in Hong Kong, Cigar Bar and Oyster Bar.

DAY 2, May 23, 2020 | Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and commence a full-day tour of Hong Kong. Begin your tour with a ride on the Central–Mid-Levels Escalator – which is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. The entire system covers over 800 meters in distance and elevates over 135 meters from bottom to top. It was constructed in 1993 to provide a better commute by linking areas within the Central and Western District on Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong Island is dominated by steep, hilly terrain, which makes it the home of some rather unusual methods of transport up and down the slopes. During the visit, visit some local markets before proceeding to Man Mo Temple for an informative look at a typical Chinese temple. Afterwards, enjoy a ride on the Peak Tram. In operation since 1888, this funicular is one of the city’s oldest and best-loved forms of transportation. From here, ascend to the Peak for a panoramic view of the city from the observation deck. Once at the base of The Peak, embark on a traditional private sampan ride through the local floating villages at Aberdeen. Enjoy a dim sum lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon visit the New Territories of Sam Tung Uk Hakka Walled Village – an 18th century walled village built in 1786 by the Chan Clan. The central ancestral hall is decorative, whereas the rustic design of the houses reflects the lifestyle of the Hakka farmers who occupied them. Our next stop is at the Wishing Tree in Tai Po. It is said that the temple’s Banyan tree can grant wishes. People would write down their desires to hang on the tree, and the longer the item stayed there, the more likely the wish would come true. Next, tour the Tai Fu Tai Ancestral family clan house. This spectacular residence at Wing Ping Tsuen is thought to have been built in 1865 by Man Chung-luen, a "jin shi" (scholar) who apparently served the Qing government. Tai Fu Tai is a richly embellished residence situated on spacious ground, with a large open space in front. The whole compound is surrounded by a green-brick wall. The building is elegantly decorated with fine monochrome and polychrome plaster moldings, woodcarvings, and murals of auspicious Chinese motifs and pictures. Afterwards, transfer back to the hotel for the night.

DAY 3, May 24, 2020 |

This morning, your guide will take you to Tung Chung for a ride on the Ngong Ping cable car. Enjoy new dynamic views and experiences throughout a stunning 5.7-kilometer journey, including stops at an impressive cultural-themed village and easy access to the Tian Tan Big Buddha.

Visit Po Lin Monastery, which was built in 1924. Known as the "Buddhist Kingdom in the South,” it ranks first amongst the four popular Buddhist temples in Hong Kong. Then, proceed to the world’s tallest, outdoor, seated bronze buddha statue of Sakyamuni – the Great Buddha – an intense and powerful looking Giant Buddha. This statue sits upon the Po Lin Monastery at the top of the Muyushan (Phoenix) Mountain. The majestic figure is 26 meters high and weighs 250 metric tons. We will share a vegetarian lunch in the monastery. Continue to Ngong Ping Village, which reflects the cultural and spiritual integrity of the Ngong Ping area.

Within the village, you will experience “Walking with Buddha,” an immersive, multimedia experience that explores and explains the life of Siddhartha Gautama – the man who became Buddha. Afterwards, take the cable car back down to Tung Chung. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. While predominantly poor, Sham Shui Po is one of the densest and most vibrant neighborhoods in Hong Kong. It has a diverse mix of migrants from rural China, working-class families, and seniors; many live in subdivided flats, public housing estates, and even cage homes. Sham Shui Po has many lively street markets, electronics outlets, fabric stores, restaurants and food vendors. It is also famous due to its red-light district on Fuk Wa Street, and Golden Shopping Centre for bargain electronics and accessories. Afterwards, transfer back to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

DAY 4, May 25, 2020 | Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby and commence a day-long tour. Enjoy a local tram ride from the hotel to Central, Hong Kong’s commercial heart. Stroll around Statue Square, see Hong Kong City Hall, and watch the waves at Star Ferry Pier. Take Star Ferry from Central to Tsim Sha Tsui.

The Star Ferry is one of Hong Kong's cultural icons. These green and white ferries have been crossing the harbor since 1898. The seven-minute journey is an attraction in itself that offers the best view of the Hong Kong skyline. Once you arrive in Tsim Sha Tsui, take a private coach and continue today’s tour. Founded in 1954, Good Hope School is a renowned girls' school in Hong Kong with primary and secondary sections. It is led by the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (M.I.C.). Lunch is at a local restaurant. Afterwards, visit Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service, which assists the elderly to develop their potential and to promote satisfactory family and interpersonal relationships through a range of individual, family, and community support and care services.

They enable service users with different levels of functioning to handle individual and family problems while enjoying independent living in a community they know well. Afterwards, transfer back to the hotel. This evening enjoy a dinner at China Club Hong Kong. The China Club is situated at the top of the old Bank of China Building. The Club is Hong Kong’s most exclusive private members’ club. Owned by two wealthy Hong Kong entrepreneurs, the China Club is a showcase for Chinese culture old and new.

The three floors are magnificently appointed in rich wood furnishings and décor while on its walls hangs the world’s largest private collection of contemporary Chinese art - considered the world’s largest untapped art market.

DAY 5, May 26, 2020 | Hong Kong - Macau
Hong Kong - Macau

Start the day at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal (Shun Tak Center) to board a public turbojet to Macau. Upon arrival, the day’s tour begins with the Ruins of St. Paul’s Church, probably the most important landmark of the city. These are the ruins of the old Portuguese church and college of the Holy Mother of God constructed in the 17th century.

The majestic stone façade is the only remainder of the building destroyed by an 1835 fire. Proceed to Largo do Senado (Senate Square), the city's focal point and a popular stop when exploring Macau. From the central fountain you can view stunning colonial architecture: the imposing Leal Senado, the Santa Casa da Misericordia, and the Sao Domingos Church. Enjoy a buffet lunch at the awe-inspiring Macau Tower.

Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre (MTCEC) soars 338 meters high above the city. The Tower dominates the skyline and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Macau cityscape, China, and the Pearl River. Pay a visit to the Temple of A-Ma, dedicated to the seafarers’ goddess. The temple consists of prayer halls, pavilions, and courtyards built into a boulder-strewn hill and connected by winding pathways. After sightseeing, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Our Farewell Dinner is at Restaurante Litoral, Taipa. It opened in Taipa on 2008, right in the village center across from Cotai Strip.

Now in the beautifully decorated atmosphere of Restaurante Litoral Taipa you also can enjoy the tastes that are part of the cultural heritage of Macau! Its recipes trace back more than 100 years, many of which have been passed down through the generations.

DAY 6, May 27, 2020 | Macau – Hong Kong
Macau – Hong Kong

Today, transfer to Ferry Terminal for your Turbojet to Skypier at Hong Kong International Airport for your flight home.

  • Chinese, Engish
  • Hong Kong Dollar
  • Sweet and Sour Pork, Roast Gooses, Wontons
  • Hong Kong Skyline, Big Buddha, Victoria Peak, Sandbox
TRIP DETAILS
INCLUSIONS

The following is included with your registration fee:

  • Full Itinerary
  • Hotel Accomodations
  • Airport Transfers
  • Motor Coach Transportation
  • Bilingual Tour Manager
  • Admission Fees
  • Admission Fees
  • Domestic Flight
  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Gratuities

The following is NOT included with your registration fee:

  • International Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
TERMS & CONDITIONS

People to People International reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a program participant. Should any person’s health, physical infirmity, or general deportment, in the judgment of the delegation leader, impede the operation of the program or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of other participants, the leader has the right to terminate that person(s) participation, and a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators, is the limit of the sponsor’s responsibility should such person be required to depart the program. In arranging for transportation or conveyance, hotel accommodations, or other services and in carrying out the program, neither the sponsors nor their agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, cost, damage, injury, delay, irregularity, or expense of any kind whatsoever arising from the use of any conveyance, accommodations, or services, or from thefts, pilferage, government restrictions, or regulations and any loss or expense resulting from the above contingencies shall be borne by the participant. Neither the sponsors nor the agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury, damage, or expense suffered or incurred by the participant in respect of any acts, or omissions of any third parties, the participant hereby expressly waiving any such responsibility or liability, and services are subject to the laws of the countries visited. People to People International shall not be responsible in any way for loss or damage to baggage or personal effects. INSURANCE FOR LUGGAGE, PERSONAL EFFECTS, ACCIDENTS, AND TRIP CANCELLATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If the program must be canceled prior to travel, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to refund of monies received by People to People International or its agents for delegates currently registered. The sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to withdraw the program (in which case a refund will be made) or to make such alterations in the schedule as they may deem necessary or desirable. No refund shall be made for services not taken in case of sickness, accident, or emergency resulting in omission of service for less than three consecutive days. Refund will be made on the basis of such amount, if any, as is actually recovered on unused accommodation and service, less all expenses and charges incidental to effecting cancellations. Refund for unused transportation tickets will be made in accordance with the respective carrier regulations. If the program must be canceled after travel has begun, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators. All parties must be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Enrollment in a program allows People to People International the right to use any photos or videos taken during the program.

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