Top 12 Things To Do Alone In Hong Kong - Updated 2024

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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. This destination offers solo adventurers suitable places to stay, such as backpacker hostels. But if prefer traditional stays, plenty of hotels in Hong Kong will surely suit your style. 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 out these top things to do alone in Hong Kong.

1. Cruise the Victoria Harbour (from USD 25.59)

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the iconic Victoria Harbour by embarking on a captivating cruise. One of the best places to go alone in Hong Kong, this harbor allows you to board a luxurious vessel and set sail across the shimmering waters, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and stunning cityscape that surrounds you.

As the boat glides along the harbor, be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring skyline adorned with towering skyscrapers and illuminated landmarks. Take panoramic views of the famous Victoria Peak, the bustling Central district and the mesmerizing Symphony of Lights show that transforms the cityscape into a dazzling spectacle. Relish the gentle breeze as you cruise past historic landmarks like the Star Ferry Pier, the Clock Tower, and the picturesque Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

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Aqua Luna Victoria Harbour Cruise

Duration: 45 Min Duration

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2. Hong Kong Food Tour: Central and Sheung Wan Districts (from USD 107.0)

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 food tour during your solo trip to Hong Kong. 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-wall 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.

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Hong Kong Central, Sheung Wan Districts Food Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

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3. The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour (from USD 120.0)

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.

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The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour, Hong Kong

Duration: 5 hours

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

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of the city, you must 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 waterfall, which is the tallest waterfall in all of Hong Kong. Going here also means immersive encounters with the local flora and fauna as well as temples and villages.

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Tai Mo Shan Waterfall Adventure Hike

Duration: 5 hours

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5. Go on a tram tour

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Murgatroyd49 used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Traveling to Hong Kong alone makes for the perfect reason to embark on an exciting tram tour and immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant energy and rich heritage. Hop aboard the iconic Hong Kong Tramways, affectionately known as “ding-ding,” and embark on a journey through the bustling streets. Admire the architectural marvels of Hong Kong, including towering buildings, bustling markets, and historic landmarks like the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator—the world’s most comprehensive outdoor covered escalator system.

Marvel at the vibrant street life, with pedestrians, street vendors, and vehicles creating a lively atmosphere. Catch glimpses of local culture, from traditional shops and temples to contemporary art installations and trendy cafes. The tram’s open-top design lets you enjoy panoramic views of the city’s ever-changing landscape. Capture stunning photos and soak up the vibrant ambiance that makes Hong Kong unique.

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6. 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.

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Dim Sum Cooking Class in Hong Kong

Duration: 2 hours

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7. 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.

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Afternoon tour - Lantau Enlightenment Tour

Duration: 6 hours

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8. 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.

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Private Historical Walking Tour of Hong Kong

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

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9. 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.

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Hong Kong Markets Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Duration: 3 hours

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10. 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.

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

Duration: 6 hours

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11. 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.

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Hong Kong Pink Dolphin Watching Cruise

Duration: 4 hours

68 reviews

12. 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.

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Hong Kong Shore Excursion: Full-Day City Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 7 hours

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Hello, Hong Kong!

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

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Frequently asked questions about the top things to do alone in Hong Kong

1. Where can one go in Hong Kong to experience nature?

To get away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, be sure to set foot on some of the scenic natural landscapes such as Dragon’s Back mountain ridge and Tai Mo Shan waterfall.

2. What are the top attractions in Hong Kong?

No visit to Hong Kong is complete without experiencing all the exciting thrills available at: i) Victoria Harbour, ii) Dragon’s Back mountain ridge, and iii) Central and Sheung Wan Districts.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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