You’ve read the guidebooks, the recommended novels and nonfiction. Perhaps you’ve even been living here for for a year or more. Yet you still feel like you’re missing the city’s heart and pulse. You want to get lost in the backstreets. Jump off the bus in a neighbourhood that’s not on the tourist map. Immerse yourself in the life of the real Hong Kong. We’ll help you make that little adventure happen.
We steer you to regular Hong Kong neighbourhoods, areas where Hong Kong people actually work and live. We introduce you to our favorite markets, alleys and food streets. We skip the “bucket list” attractions (which are easy to find and access and we’re sure you have already), and take a few sharp turns to experience the unexpected Hong Kong. Outdoor markets, vendors of strange and wonderful dried seafood and herbs, the corner housewares and hardware shops. A Chinese temple that’s still doing ceremonies for the neighbors.
We don’t just walk you through this Hong Kong, we explain it. Unpack the details you might miss, give you the background and history that will help you appreciate and understand our city long after your time with us has ended.
Go deeper into Hong Kong, and get behind its surface of gleaming skyscrapers and dazzlingly efficient infrastructure to discover the living Chinese traditions that shape and have shaped the city since it was established in 1841. We skip “attractions” and instead dive into local neighborhoods for a living (and fun!) seminar on the best of everything Hong Kong: history and current events, culture and food, backstreets and markets. Most of our guests choose to finish their exploring with a delicious guided dim sum lunch.
History, culture, traditions and great views converge in this little-visited corner of the city that even a lot of Hong Kongers don’t know well. This is your chance to get out of the usual tourist grid and visit a truly local Hong Kong. Shau Kei Wan and Lei Yue Mun are settlements that face each other across the narrowest part of Victoria Harbour–walking both sides and crossing the harbour on a tiny open-sided ferry, you’ll get a different angle on our city, and get a rare glimpse of what it might have looked like before the British came.
Fanling is a Hong Kong settlement nestled by green mountains, just ten minutes from mainland China’s megacity, Shenzhen. It’s a crazy quilt of ancient walled villages, a 100 year old market town, wetlands and farmlands, postwar public housing projects, and a sprouting forest of luxury high rises overlooking real farms. Come with us on this fascinating field trip around Hong Kong’s borderland–and taste food grown in HK!
Urban design. Social structure. Politics, economics, or medicine. Whatever your profession or interest, we can create a walk to highlight your particular interest in Hong Kong. Our team has created custom itineraries for journalists, doctors, lawyers, economists, diplomats and urban planners. If you’ve just arrived in HK to live and work and would like to learn the ropes, we can help you with that as well.