Weekend Schedule in Hong Kong
Your 2011 Weekend Events
Tour of Hong Kong: Saturday, June 18th
We’ll head out to get to know our new home away from home a little better with an Evening Tour of Hong Kong! After more than a century of cultural and traditional exchange, Hong Kong is now one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities where East truly meets West! This is the perfect opportunity to take pictures, get acquainted with the city and begin to plan all the places you want to see throughout the summer! Our tour is not meant to give you enough time to really visit each must see in HK, it is meant to show you an overview of the city, pass by some famous landmarks take some great pictures and enjoy some time as a group!
Introduction to Culture in Hong Kong: Saturday, June 25th
This weekend will be a fun introduction to a part of culture in Hong Kong filled with tea tastings, delicious dim sum and a stop at the famous Avenue of the Stars! Learn all about the culture and food of Hong Kong while you get to know your fellow participants. Take pictures, take notes and take the time to take it all in!
Lantau Island Tour: Saturday, July 2nd
We’ll take a day trip to Hong Kong’s largest outlying island, Lantau Island. You’ll visit the historical fishing village at Tai-O, where people continue to live on stilted houses and rely on fishing for their livelihood. After enjoying this glimpse from the past, our group will explore the Po Lin Monastery, known as the “Buddhist Kingdom in the South.” Here, you’ll be able to see the world’s tallest seated outdoor bronze Buddha and later you will enjoy a delicious traditional Buddhist lunch at the Po Lin Monastery. We will end our day of adventure by an incredible 360 degree cable car ride from Ngong Ping back to Hong Kong. This is definitely a trip you don’t want to miss out on!
Dinner on the Town: Saturday, July 23rd
We’re going to take a culinary excursion out as a group. As we get closer to the end of the program, we want to give you all more time as a group to reminisce on this summer and make final sightseeing plans. Make sure to dress your best as this will truly be a night to remember!
Macau Overnighter: Saturday, July 30th to Sunday, July 31st
Our final event of the summer will be our overnight to Macau! Macau, also known as the “Las Vegas of the East,” is considered the island that never sleeps. It is located just 60 kilometers west of Hong Kong. It is an alluring destination with historic churches, temples, cobbled lanes and narrow winding streets, hilltop fortresses and a grand seafront promenade. It is a beautiful island with a strong Portuguese influence, casinos, and plenty of entertainment. On July 30th we’ll leave in the early afternoon and head to Macau via ferry. Once the group arrives in Macau, you will check in to the hotel and you will have the evening to check out all that Macau has to offer you! We’ll have a list of great dinner places, the hottest clubs in town and a list of amazing shows in Macau that are not to be missed! The next day, you will have time to visit some of the most famous sights in Macau and then in the later afternoon our group will head back to Hong Kong. Plan ahead so you can make the best out of your 24 hours in Macau!
FREE WEEKENDS: The Weekends of July 9th and July 16th
These will be your free weekends in HK which will be the perfect opportunity to get out there, explore, shop or even take a hike on Lamma Island! While you won’t have sponsored events on these weekends your staff will be putting together optional events for those of you who won’t be traveling and would like to do something as a group! This also is a great opportunity for friends or family to come visit you at the program, remember that you can’t have overnight guests at the dorms, but your staff can provide nearby hotel recommendations! Take the free weekends to relax or get a group together for a fun trip, your staff will also have great events around the city for you to take advantage of.