Top 10 Things To Do Alone In Hong Kong - Updated 2022

things to do alone in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a friendly place for people who wish to travel alone. It is known for its shopping, iconic skyline, architectural landmarks, mouthwatering dishes, rich history, and colorful culture. A few of the top attractions you shouldn’t miss while you’re here include Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Victoria Harbor, and a lot more. In case you need help planning your itinerary, we have compiled a list of tours that are perfect for solo travelers, just like you. Check them out below!

1. Hong Kong Food Tour: Central and Sheung Wan Districts

Some say the best way to get to know the place is through the stomach if you want to know if this is true, then you should join a Hong Kong Food Tour. This tour will take you to the Central and Sheung Wan districts. You’ll be wandering like a local along with approximately 12 other tourists, and you’ll be headed by an expert tour guide. You’ll go the beaten tracks, visit the hole in the walls restaurants, and stroll around back alleys and open markets–all in search of that authentic Hong Kong cuisine. This tour is perfect for all the food lovers out there, for you’ll be food tasting in six exquisite restaurants and at the same time get to know the food culture of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Central, Sheung Wan Districts Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

280 reviews

2. The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour (from USD 87.0)

If you’re one of the people who think Hong Kong is just a shopping district, then you’ll be in for a surprise when you join this Dragon’s Back Hiking Tour. Be mesmerized with nature as you traverse the trail that winds down to the white sands of Tai Long Wan. From the top, you’ll also have a view of the immensity of the South China Sea. In addition, you’ll also learn more about the place, for the expert guide will tell you local information and insights about the place.

The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour, Hong Kong

Duration: 5 hours

28 reviews

3. Tai Mo Shan Waterfall Adventure Hike (from USD 101.0)

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Hong Kong, then we suggest you join the Tai Mo Shan Waterfall Adventure Hike. It is a five-hour tour that will take you to one of Hong Kong’s best hiking trails, the Tai Mo Shan Mountain. Aside from the mesmerizing view from the top of the mountain, you’ll also enjoy the beautiful and enchanting Tung Chai waterfalls. It is the tallest waterfall in all of Hong Kong. Along the way, you’ll also encounter and learn about local plants, animals, temples, and villages.

Tai Mo Shan Waterfall Adventure Hike

Duration: 5 hours

14 reviews

4. Dim Sum Cooking Class in Hong Kong (from USD 74.0)

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There’s no better way to end your trip in Hong Kong than by learning to cook dim sum from an expert chef. This dim sum cooking class will only take you two hours to finish and it guarantees that you will surely learn how to create these tasty treats. You will learn how to cook Hong Kong’s famous dim sum, including bite-size dumplings, spring rolls, and sweet desserts. After the cooking lesson, you’ll be tasting your work and will be eating the finished products of the expert chefs. This cooking class will be a mouthwatering adventure, for sure.

Dim Sum Cooking Class in Hong Kong

Duration: 2 hours

9 reviews

5. Lantau Enlightenment Tour (from USD 131.0)

If you’re not a morning person, Lantau Enlightenment afternoon tour will suit you best. It is a tour of the Lantau Island, which is twice as big as Hong Kong Island. While Hong Kong Island is a shopping and food haven, Lantau is full of natural sceneries, temples, monastery, and religious statue. The tour will take you to the Po Lin Monastery and see its main attraction, the Tian Tan Buddha statue or the Giant Buddha. You will also experience riding the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car and have an amazing and uninterrupted view of Hong Kong. Another stopover on the list is the Tai O fishing village; you’ll be boating around houses that stand on stilts. This tour will take you around six hours and will bring you a lot of memories afterward.

Afternoon tour - Lantau Enlightenment Tour

Duration: 6 hours

10 reviews

6. Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Hong Kong

Are you a history buff and always fascinated with the thing from the past? If so, this Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Hong Kong is a must-join tour for you. Here you’ll have a glimpse of Hong Kong’s rich history, culture, and arts. You’ll be fascinated with the Sun-Yat Sen historical trail, for you will be tracing the footsteps of the founding father of China. How awesome is that? Then, you’ll also get to visit the Possession Point, where you get to learn more about their monarchical history. Another point of interest is the Fringe Club, in here you’ll get to see and experience the vibrant art scene of Hong Kong. Aside from all these attractions, you’ll also get to see the Bauhinia Sculpture and Hong Kong’s center of commerce.

Private Historical Walking Tour of Hong Kong

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

82 reviews

7. Hong Kong Markets Small-Group Walking Tour (from USD 186.0)

If you’re done touring the must-visit sceneries in Hong Kong and you’re ready to move on to souvenir hunting and bargaining, then Hong Kong Markets Small-Group Walking Tour is your next stop. Here you’ll be joining a group of 12 tourists headed by an expert guide for approximately three hours. This tour focuses on the best markets in Hong Kong. You’ll be heading to the Yuen Po Street Bird Garden and Flower Market, in which you’ll encounter different species of birds and colorful flowers. Another stop is the Ladies Market, where you’ll get the best-priced clothes, shoes, and accessories. For the foodie, you’ll be amazed by the wide array of street foods lined in the Temple Street Market. You’ve got to taste them all.

Hong Kong Markets Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Duration: 3 hours

63 reviews

8. Cheung Chau (Long Island) Tour with Dim Sum Lunch (from USD 101.0)

If you don’t want another tour of Hong Kong’s busy streets, then this getaway to the Cheung Chau Island is a must for you. It is a day tour on Cheung Chau with a dim sum treat at a local restaurant. You’ll surely love the island with its sandy beaches, beautiful temples, and laid back vibes. You will also have a side trip to 3,000-year-old Bronze-Age rock carvings, Pak Tai Temple, and Tin Tau Temple. If you want to see more of the island, you can stroll or rent a bike and do it your way.

Cheung Chau (Long Island) Walking Tour with Dim Sum Lunch

Duration: 6 hours

21 reviews

9. Hong Kong Pink Dolphin Watching Cruise (from USD 82.0)

Hong Kong Pink Dolphin Watching Cruise is one of the most relaxing tours that is being offered in the city. You’ll cruise the Pearl River Delta to spot and have an up-close interaction with the playful pink dolphins. Aside from dolphin watching, the cruise will also offer you tea and coffee. You’ll surely have a relaxing time and plenty of opportunities to take pictures while on the cruise.

Hong Kong Pink Dolphin Watching Cruise

Duration: 4 hours

68 reviews

10. Hong Kong Shore Excursion: Full-Day City Sightseeing Tour (from USD 158.0)

A trip to Hong Kong wouldn’t be complete without joining the Hong Kong Shore Excursion. It is a day tour that will let you see Hong Kong Island and Kowloon’s main attractions through a cruise. You’ll be seeing the Victoria Harbor and its magnificent skyline with Victoria Peak as its backdrop. You will also experience the Aberdeen Harbor’s floating fishing village through a sampan, which is a boat that is popularly used in East Asia.

If you’re looking for souvenirs and affordable shopping, this tour will take you to the must-visit retail centers in the area. One is the Stanley Market, which is known for affordable souvenirs, and you’ll also find a jewelry factory. Another is the Ladies Street Market, which is located at the Mongkok district in Kowloon. You’ll find a lot of cute outfits and girly items here.

Hong Kong Shore Excursion: Full-Day City Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 7 hours

24 reviews

Hello, Hong Kong!

Say, “see you soon” to Hong Kong’s most visited and hidden attractions. Check out our list of tours above for a preview of what to expect when you visit Hong Kong either solo or with a group.

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