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The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour provided by Wild Hong Kong

The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour

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2 adults
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A gentle, sloping climb with sensational coastal views of Hong Kong Harbour, Dragon’s Back earns its title as Asia’s best urban hike. Scale mountain ridges, gaze at tree-lined islands, and discover forest trails on this informative, guided walk with free time on your own to swim or surf at Big Wave Bay.
You'll start at
Shau Kei Wan
Shau Kei Wan, Hong KongShau Kei Wan MTR Exit A3 (Outside the public phone booth on ground level)
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    Dragon's Back
    Stop: 3 hours -
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    Big Wave Bay Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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You'll end at
Shau Kei Wan
Shau Kei Wan, Hong KongShau Kei Wan MTR Exit A3 (Outside the public phone booth on ground level)
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  • A guided, small-group hike of Dragon's Back trail in Hong Kong
  • Discover Asia's best urban hike in a safe and informative setting
  • Enriching commentary from your guide
  • Enjoy free time to surf and swim at Big Wave Bay
What to Expect
The tour will begin at Shau Kei Wan MTR station, where you’ll meet your guide and the rest of the group. Hiking tours are capped at small numbers, so you’ll be guaranteed a personalized day out. It’s also a year-round hike, perfect for all weather conditions. Navigating the undulating ridge that gives this classic hike its name, you’ll climb gently skyward across tree-lined trails and winding mountain paths. Your guide will be on hand to give you background information while you walk and ready to supply interesting commentary on the history of the region. As you slowly mount the trail, you’ll be rewarded with sensational bird’s-eye views of Hong Kong island, including the famous Dragon’s Back itself as seen from up above. From there, you’ll descend down to the white sands and turquoise waters of Tai Long Wan (Big Wave Bay). Enjoy free time to relax on the beach, grab a lunch nearby, or don a swimsuit and hop into the water before heading back with your guide to the metro station.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Departure time is 11am, however we are flexible. If you'd like to meet at the different time, please contact us to change the meeting time.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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fowler2018 wrote a review Feb 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota5 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a hike for experienced walkers/hikers in good health. We travel the world and do most of our site seeing walking around and even we were sore for days after this hike. We have never gotten a guide before and while he was great, probably wouldn’t do it again. If you
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Rory_Mackay, Manager at The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Many thanks for your feedback and ever so glad you had an enjoyable experience! However, it must be advised to anyone reading this review; to take the difficulty level described with a pinch of salt.
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BlueAviator wrote a review Dec 2019
Frankfurt, Germany2 contributions
The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour rewards you with most impressive views of Hong Kong island's landscape. A warm thank you to tour guide Rory Mackay!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Rozzamackay, Manager at The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour
Responded 7 Dec 2019
So glad you had a super time out! Very best Rory :)
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Huggypolarbear wrote a review Nov 2019
Hammerfest, Norway92 contributions14 helpful votes
Lovely area! Beautiful scenery! Quite easy to walk... Thumps up for Tristian the guide, originally fra France. Vive la France. All in all a Great hike..
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Response from Rozzamackay, Manager at The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour
Responded 2 Nov 2019
Appreciate the kind feedback very much! What great weather it was that day :) Vive la France
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CJay wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
An amazing hike with stunning views and small group. The guides Henry and King were friendly, informative and made the whole day that much more enjoyable. Thanks guys for an amazing time and good conversation. Would definitely recommend but bring plenty of water!
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Rory_Mackay, Manager at The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour
Responded 11 Sep 2019
Thanks ever so much for the feedback and thrilled you had an enjoyable time :) Yes indeed, please bring lots of water guys while it is still hot and humid in HK! Very best wishes and safe travels Rory, Henry and King
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Michael B wrote a review Aug 2019
8 contributions
Today, we hiked Dragon’s Back with Rory Mackay, founder of Wild Hong Kong. He is an excellent guide and conversation, providing insights about Hong Kong, his birth place. We whole heartily recommend Wild Hong Kong because it is a phenomenal experience! Thanks Rory! 👍😀
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Response from Rory_Mackay, Manager at The Dragon's Back Hiking Tour
Responded 24 Aug 2019
Was such a pleasure mate!! Hope you have a super trip onwards to Singapore :) All the best Rory
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Wild Hong Kong
Leisurely and Beautiful
My friend and I booked this activity the night before and we had a great time. The weather was beautiful, the water
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Mountain bike on amazing Lantau
Having a half day of free time at the end of my business trip made me decide to get some exercise. Had seen the gym
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Cycling adventure made SIMPLE
My husband and I were recently in Hong Kong and due to port restrictions we could not take our bikes of them ship.
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Joanne B
Brand new adventure in HK
Expect a lot of kayaking but surely it will take you to wonderous places, like beautiful hidden beaches, rock forma
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Sai Kung Hiking Tour
Today I have had the third tour with Wild Hong Kong through the beautiful Sai Kung area with Tristan which turned o
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Brilliant time out of the Hong Kong bubble
It was a real pleasure to meet Rory - we really enjoyed cycling around the Plover Cove area and hiking in the fores
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Excellent trip - would highly recommend
This should be one of the top things to do in HK. Rachel was great - professional, very helpful and made for an enj
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Sai Kung Wild Beaches and the Dragon’s Back Tour - AMAZING!!
I took part in two tours during my stay in Hong Kong. Sai Kung was absolutely breathtaking and was truly a hidden g
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Nice experience of kayaking in Hong Kong
Booked the trip with a group of friends, and we have all really enjoyed the experience! Would recommend for a nice
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Not an “easy” hike!
If you’re a hiker maybe it’s easy but if you aren’t an avid hiker or in super awesome shape this is a hard hike. Be
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Nina M
An amazing experience!
Really enjoyed my day with these, my group of 4 were lovely and the beach was an amazing break between kayaking, it
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Julie P
Average trip at above average price
Today we went on the kayak trip to see the caves. The guide was pleasant enough but it was a bare bones trip. We ca
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We hiked in pretty dismal weather. Rain and strong winds which didn't make it any easier. It was my first "big" hik
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Not What I Expected... but it was still a nice ride and hike, overall.
Instructions were clear to meet our guide (a Frenchman!) at the Tai Po Market MTR outside Starbucks. I was not expe
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What a great day hiking and exploring
Rory set up a lovely long airport layover day for us. We chose hiking Lantau peak but weather led him to substitute
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