With its neon lights, mega foodie scene and sky-high shopping, Hong Kong’s energy will sweep you away.

Walking the streets there’s activity on everyone corner, from soaring skyscrapers to overflowing markets and traditional monasteries all vying for space. But among the busyness of what is everyday Hong Kong, an opening will emerge to a lush garden, manicured park or harbourside dock leading you onboard to explore the island by ferry. Flip the city over and venture out to find mountains, beaches and quaint fishing villages. You can shop (and eat) till you drop at the famed Temple Street Night Market or sing Cantopop at a karaoke bar on Lan Kwai Fong. All hail Hong Kong!

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Hong Kong travel FAQs

Major credit cards are accepted by large hotels, stores and restaurants, but may not be accepted by smaller vendors such and market stalls. Make sure to always carry some cash in case credit cards are not an option.

ATMs are widely available across Hong Kong.

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of your trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to Travel Insurance

1-3 Jan: New Year’s
29 Jan: Chinese New Year or Spring Festival (usually a week-long holiday)
3-5 Apr: Qingming Festival
1 May: Labour Day
18 Jun: Dragon Boat Festival
1 Oct: National Day 

For a current list of public holidays in Hong Kong go to: https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/asia/China/public-holidays/

Discretion is advised for LGBTQI-travellers in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Chinese tend to be conservative and few people are openly out. That said, Hong Kong has a small, but growing, gay scene and the annual Pride Parade attracts thousands. While it’s common for friends of the same sex to hold hands, keep in mind any further displays of affection are frowned upon (this applies to heterosexual couples as well).

For more detailed and up-to-date advice, we recommend visiting Equaldex or ILGA before you travel.