If it is your first time to visit Hong Kong, you may want to spend more time there to completely immerse yourself in this fascinating city. Usually we recommend a stay of only one or two days to just hit the main highlights, such as Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village and the Stanley Market before moving on to Mainland China.From Hong Kong, you can choose from many gateway cities in Mainland China before moving on to Tibet.We recommend 4 or 5 days to explore around Lhasa to allow enough time to visit the Potala Palace, the sacred monasteries and nearby holy lakes. If you have more time, you can extend your visit to Tibet with a trip to Shigatse (add 2 days), Mount Everest (add 4 days), Namtso Lake (add 1 day), Nyingchi (add 3 days) as some examples.
There is neither direct flight nor train from Hong Kong to Tibet. Travelers have to transfer from Hong Kong to China Mainland to catch a flight or train to Tibet. In order to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet better, it is suggested to stay in China Mainland for one day and fly or take a train to Tibet the next day. If you want flight only itinerary, it is suggested to fly to Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing or Shanghai first, and then take another flight to Lhasa. If you want a train trip, Xining is the best place to board on a train to Lhasa, because a Xining-Lhasa train ride takes only 22 hours and allows you to see the beautiful sceneries and lovely wild animals along the railway.
Enjoying a reputation of the Oriental Pearl, Hong Kong is absolutely worth an exploration. If you are traveling with your kids, the Disneyland and Ocean Park are the best destinations. If you are hunting for luxury brands, the Causeway Bay and Central are must-visit places. If you want to explore the old Hong Kong, Mong Kok, Tin Shui Wai and Island District are the right places for you.
Besides, there are also various museums, Hiking paths and bars in Hong Kong. Almost every factor of an international metropolis can be found in Hong Kong. However, please note that you need to take a good rest in order to better acclimatize the high altitude in Tibet.
Yes, it takes around 1 hour to go to Macau from Hong Kong by bus or ferry. Before the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge was built in 2018, most tourists take a ferry to go to Macau from Hong Kong. More and more tourists take a bus through the 55-kilometer long bridge to Macau now. The sea view is excellent during the bus trip.
Popular tourist attractions in Macau include Ruins of St. Paul's, Macau Tower and Macau Museum. It is suggested to spend more time at the Ruins of St. Paul’s, where you can admire exquisite relief sculpture.
You may want to visit some casinos in Macau, it is important to avoid getting addicted.
It was the first time we went to Tibet. Too much things we need to arrange, itinerary, travel date, tickets, permit…We were lucky to have had Kay handle our plan. She was professional, efficient and dealt everything in order. Our trip went smoothly as planned. We visited Lhasa, yamdroke lake, Everest, the beauty of Tibet was beyond my expectation except the altitude sickness.
Tibet has been one of my top travel destinations. As a Buddhism, visiting places tapping into sacred goddess and Mother Nature becomes a dream for me to achieve. At the age of 40, I am so happy I have finally made my dream come true.
The trip planning to Tibet has never been easy for Taiwanese. To grant a permit by a trust worthy travel agent is already a hassle, my first trip plan didn’t get though two years ago. I am glad I found odyssey travel agent for my second try. The whole process started off with zero trust, trip advisor and Facebook helped me to validate its credibility, and further more I had even asked for reference check from the agent. Thanks Kay for being a nice and patient coordinator during this planning process.
With all had prepared, our group has been one of the most peaceful and harmony travel company I have been with. With years of experience, I have not been with a group of >20 until this time, apart from school and company team building. To spend 9 days with who I meet the first time and could probably the only time caused me zero worry with the brilliant tour guide Xiao Gao!
If you’ll and would like to have a joyful and unforgettable journey in Tibet, going up to the Everest base camp is definitely the only option. So is odyssey travel.
The trip is very satisfied overall, just a few things to watch. There are too many monasteries. I am not quite a fan of religion. The hotel air conditioner didn’t work well and the hot water went wrong some times. Wish the hotel condition could be better in the near future.
This trip has been part of our family’s bragging card at get togethers and parties ever since we stepped foot out of Tibet. But it would have not been without the preparation and help from Xiao Yu, our tour planner from Chengdu. In addition our tour guide Julia was extremely informative and a joy to be around for those 8 days. The hotels were extremely nice and the places along the way were magnificent. Our family felt very welcomed to the area and we enjoyed the endless insight into the beautiful culture and religion (It helped out the person taking world history next year in our family). We would definitely recommend this trip to other family and friends as it is worth every single petty bit of the high elevation fatigue.
Last week we (4 of us) traveled to Tibet one way by train and return by flight.
Upon arrival to Lhasa a tour guide Mr. Chimpel waited for us in the train station and took us to the hotel.
A first class hotel big rooms very clean and best restaurants.
The guide made a plan for the 3 days tour including all relevant sites of Lhasa and out of town.
He's very knowledgeable and I feel like being in a class.
At the end we (all the four of us) were very grateful to Amy who arrange all and our travel agency Asia Odyssey Travel.
I will definitely recommend your office to any friend who will want to visit Tibet
We went to Tibet at June 2019,our tour was arrange by Amy from Chengdu, she is very kind and helpful, we have a lot of questions before the trip, she can answer them with full of patience.
First day, our driver and tour guide waited at airport and drive us to our lovely hotel (4 star himalaya hotel). the tour guide Mr Ba Sang from Tibet is very caring and helpful throughout the journey. Everything is well planned and taken care of. He brings us to nice local restaurants and have a good taste of local cuisine. In temple, we given detail explanation on the culture and explain to us the practice of the people. Experience at Everest Base camp is unforgettable, we able to see the remarkable view of everest mountain.
Tibet is a place you will want to visit again and again.
Driver Mr Xia is a good, responsible and steady driver. He drives us safely to all locations.
Hopefully next time we can join the Ling Zhi trip to see flowers in spring time.
Highly recommended this tour and this travel agents for their excellent service. We are happy to join on this tour.