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7 Reason Why to Hire Local Tour Guides
1) A guide gets you where you want to go, quickly and efficiently.
2) A guide can serve as your personal translator & haggling machine.
3) A guide can provide a perspective that Wikipedia can't.
4) A guide can answer questions about local life.
5) A guide can take pictures of you.
6) A guide can take you down roads less traveled by.
7) A guide can become your new friend/drinking buddy.
If you wished you had a close friend in Hong Kong to give you an insider's tour of the city, you've come to the right place. My name is Carson.
I started Hong Kong Private Tours to provide handcrafted private tours of Hong Kong for travelers who demand more than an impersonal bus tour. I specialize in small, intelligent private tours of Hong Kong for educated travelers who want insights into the people, the history, and the culture of the city.
I offer unique tours that you simply will not find elsewhere. I have sought out the best temples, walking routes, restaurants, shops and accommodations in Hong Kong. Based on this, I have designed several tours that take in the very best that Hong Kong has to offer -- some must-see attractions that lie on the beaten track, but lots of secret spots that are unknown even to most locals.
Walking tour of Hong Kong is the perfect introduction to the city. Designed it to take in the three faces of the city: traditional, modern and natural. Along the way, of course, you'll have a chance to sample some authentic Hong Kong food.
I will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and take you to the start of the tour. The tour starts right in the heart of Central where you'll get a good close look at the famous skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island and relive some of the city's most historic events (the handover to China, the Japanese invasion in WWII etc). You'll then head to Hong Kong Park for a welcome bit of greenery and fresh air.
After a refreshing interlude in the park, you'll head up Victoria Peak to the lookout where you'll get to enjoy one of the world's most famous views: the incredible panorama of Hong Kong Island, Victoria Harbor and Kowloon. (Note: Depending upon crowd conditions, you will take either the Peak Tram or a taxi to the lookout.) This is a good chance to orient yourself to the layout of Hong Kong, and I will point out all the important sites. By now you might be ready for a quick lunch in one of The Peak's many coffee shop and cafe choices.
You'll then board the tram and head down to Lower Albert Road where you will alight and make your way toward Wyndham Street, where I can point out other dining options based on your personal tastes and on seating availability.
You will walk along Hollywood Road to Man Mo Temple, an incense-filled world unto its own -- if you've never been inside a Chinese temple, this is a great introduction to Chinese religions. Then you'll duck into the Cat Street Market.
After leaving the market, you'll walk down into the Bonham Strand area to check out the fascinating herbal apothecaries and dried seafood shops. This is Hong Kong at its most traditional, and the street scenes here will probably fulfill your image of Old Hong Kong. From here, you'll take one of Hong Kong's famous trams for the trip back to Central and onward to your hotel.
Of course, I will be an expert on Hong Kong, and I will be happy to adapt to your whims and interests at a moment's notice. And if you get tired of walking, you can always take an air-conditioned taxi or public transport to the next site. Because my tours are private ( never put groups or individuals together), you will be in charge of the day's schedule. You will truly feel like you are with a friend who is sensitive to your wishes and eager to show you those sites which you are most interested in.
About me : -
I was born and raised in Hong Kong, 35 years old, and currently working as a freelance tour guide.
My background is employed by a famous tour operator in Hong Kong from 2010 to 2015.
Job duties is as below : -
undertaking pre-holiday research
making arrangements for catering, accommodation, transport and excursions
offering sightseeing advice
organising and leading excursions
A little bit more about myself : -
- I love the arts, and currently working in photography
- I love animals and fashion
- I speak cantonese, mandarin and english
- My favourite places (so far) are Taipei, Bangkok and Penang
- The most exotic place I have traveled to is Melacca
- I hope to visit NYC, Nepal and Italy some time soon
We Chat Id : mensunohk
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers