Smart, insightful programs. Original, unexpected paths. Expert professionals who’ll show you what makes our city tick. History, society, culture, art and food. Jump start your city experience with Hong Kong’s best private walks.

 

Our Hong Kong Private Walks

Step off the grid, leave the map behind. Experience the real Hong Kong.

Are you missing the city’s beat?

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 in the Right Direction

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.

   And We Unpack It All

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.

At a Glance: Private Hong Kong Walks

The Essential Hong Kong Walk: Experience the Real Hong Kong

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.
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Quick Facts

  • Private walk for up to 3 adults
  • Location: You choose. We recommend Sheung Wan, Wan Chai, Kennedy Town (Hong Kong Island) or Yau Ma Tei (Kowloon)
  • Discover the hidden Hong Kong, learn about local life, culture, current events and history with an expert bilingual journalist or professional
  • Get the lay of the land to enrich the rest of your stay–and your future visits to Hong Kong
  • The best walk for first time visitors
  • customized to your level so this walk is excellent for expats and/or Hong Kong frequent visitors

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Edge of Victoria Harbour: Shau Kei Wan to Lei Yue Mun 

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.
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Quick Facts

  • Private walk for up to 3 adults. This is a 4.5 hour walk with about 5 miles of walking involved.
  • Location: we meet in Central Hong Kong and catch an express bus or taxi to Shau Kei Wan
  • you’ll visit Hong Kong island’s largest best outdoor traditional food market, visit a small village in plain sight of the city’s skyscrapers, and sample some classic street food and/or stop for a bite at Hong Kong’s most famous fish ball noodle shop
  • makes a great “Next Stop” after our “Essential HK” or “Wontonathon” walk, if you are thinking of booking 2 programs
  • superb photo ops at sunset along the harbour and in the village
  • superb choice for expats looking to expand their knowledge of city places

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On The Border: From Qing Dynasty to Luxury Towers in HK’s New Territories

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!
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Quick Facts

  • Private walk for up to 3 adults. Timing: a 4 hour walk
  • Location: Central HK island and Sheung Wan
  • Opportunity to shop for artisanal sauces, dried herbs and teas, handmade noodles, soy sauce and XO sauces
  • Option to visit a 60 year old family run tea shop
  • superb choice for expats who want to learn how to shop and what to buy at the specialty food markets, wet markets and sauce shops

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The Custom Walk: A Little Adventure in Hong Kong Tailored Just for You

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.
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Quick Facts

  • Private walk for up to 3 adults. Timing: a 4 hour walk
  • Location: Central HK island and Sheung Wan
  • Opportunity to shop for artisanal sauces, dried herbs and teas, handmade noodles, soy sauce and XO sauces
  • Option to visit a 60 year old family run tea shop
  • superb choice for expats who want to learn how to shop and what to buy at the specialty food markets, wet markets and sauce shops

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We price by the hour, so you have the flexibility to mix and match elements of various programmes and create the Hong Kong experience that works best  for you.