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Optional Walking Tours

Tentative assembly place: Lobby, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
Public Transport is covered EXCEPT taxi (Tai Po Kau Nature Walk) and peak tram (Peak to South Walk). No private coach transfer. Lunch is not included.
Expected no. of participants per tour per guide: 8-10 persons
You can make your tour reservation during the online registration.

WT-01 Hong Kong Heritage Tour  (September 1, Monday)
The future meets the past in Hong Kong and nowhere can you see this more clearly than in the Central district. We walk among historic buildings that are nestled amid stunning skyscrapers, where the ancient art of feng shui influences modern architecture, along streets whose very names evoke the colorful history of this amazing territory. A great introduction tour to Hong Kong.
(Statue Square, Court of Final Appeal and St John’s Anglican Cathedral)

3 hours (starts from 08:30), HK$500/person
Facilities: Toilets en route and refreshment stops available.

WT-02 Temple and Feng Shui Tour  (September 2, Tuesday)
A guided tour where we introduce the Chinese philosophy of feng shui (literally "wind water"). Feng shui has become a worldwide phenomenon in recent years, but it has been a part of the culture of Hong Kong since its early days.  It aims for harmony, and when this is achieved good luck, synonymous with health and wealth, will follow. (Lunch not included)
(Central, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden and Chi Nin Nunnery)

5.5 hours (starts from 08:30), HK$650/person
Facilities: Toilets en route and refreshment stops available.

WT-03 Tai Po Kau Nature Walk  (September 2, Tuesday)
Our guided nature walk in Tai Po Kau shows of the most mature and varied forest in Hong Kong. This 460-hectare site was declared a nature reserve in 1977 and is rich in flora and fauna. It contains over 100 different species of trees. In addition over 160 species of birds, 102 species of butterflies and 50 species of dragonflies have been recorded.

4 hours (starts from 08:30), 5kms (easy walk), HK$550/person
Facilities: Toilets en route. Participants should bring sufficient water for their needs.

WT-04 World War 2 Battlefields Walk – Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail  (September 4, Thursday)
Many people in Hong Kong, visitors and residents alike, are surprised to learn that the territory was the scene of a short but very bloody battle at the end of 1941. It often seems that the larger - and more famous - actions such as the attack on Pearl Harbour and the Singapore campaign overshadow the events of December 1941 in Hong Kong.

4 hours (starts from 08:30), HK$550/person
Facilities: Toilets en route

WT-05 Victoria Peak to South Side Hike  (September 5, Friday)
This guided walking tour on Hong Kong Island is the start of the Hong Kong hiking trail. Our walk takes in the astounding contrasts of cityscapes and countryside - a scenic and memorable journey of Hong Kong. Starting at Victoria Peak, and making our way to the south side of Hong Kong Island.
(Victoria Peak and Pok Fu Lam Country Park)

4.5 hours (starts from 08:30), 7kms (moderate walk), HK$550/person
Facilities: Toilets en route

Terms and Conditions

  • Bookings are subject to acceptance on first-come-first-serve basis. Tour fee will be charged if the tour can be operated.
  • On receipt of completed form and payment, confirmation will be sent to the participant.
  • All tours will be organized for a specific minimum number of participants. In the event of no-show, payment is not refundable.
  • Cancellation charge will be applied if cancellation notice is received after the specified date.
  • All tour prices include an English-speaking guide throughout.
  • Final tour arrangements are subject to change in weather conditions and minimum quota requirements. In the event of cancellation of tours, the only liability of the Secretariat is to refund the tour fees paid.
  • Please reconfirm the tour assembly place and time with Secretariat.
  • Participants are advised to arrange personal travel insurance to cover loss incurred in case of cancellation, medical expenses and damage or loss of personal effects. The Secretariat will accept no liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to the participants during the organized tours.

Payment Policy

  • Full payment is required at the time of reservation. The payment of tour fee will not be processed until the tour is confirmed to operate with minimum no. of participants
  • Cancellation charge will be applied as follows if written cancellation is received by the Secretariat:
  • On or before July 15, 2014   50% of tour fee
    After July 15, 2014   100% of tour fee

General Requirements

Footwear
We recommend you wear either robust walking shoes or trainers/sneakers. Casual sandals or open shoes are not suitable.

Clothing
Sun and rainfall can be intense and a hat is recommended. During the wet season (April - September) a waterproof jacket is recommended. In warmer months (May - October) it is advisable to carry a spare T-shirt or other garment to change into at the end of the hike.

Skin Protection
Suntan lotion should be used throughout the year, and applied frequently during the hike.

Water
Please carry sufficient water for your own needs. In the warmer months, this may equate to one litre for every two hours of walking. Dehydration is a real risk on hot days. Choose mineralized rather than distilled water. Consider an electrolyte replacement drink as well.

Personal Needs
Please make sure that you are physically good for the walking tours. Please notify us of any medical conditions that we should be aware of. We will assume clients have their own medications for asthma or known illnesses. Insect repellent is not obligatory, but advisable if you tend to attract insects.

 

 
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