Sai Kung geopark hexagonal columns, caves and arches
  • Date

    2019-10-26

  • Time

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Address

    University MTR station Shatin (next to the Hyatt Regency Hotel)

  • Price

    $450

  • Teacher / Host

    Wouter van Marle

Min. number of participants to launch: 4

last day to register: 2019-10-23

We will join our experienced tour guide, Wouter van Marle for a hiking day tour, showcasing some of the best sights of the Hong Kong Global Geopark of China, including the hexagonal columns, a beautiful beach, sea caves, sea arches and more.

From University MTR station we take taxi to East Dam of High Island Reservoir, one of the best exposures of the famous hexagonal rock columns, to appreciate the columns and learn about the processes that formed these landscapes. We will also visit a nearby sea cave, now cut off from the sea.  From the East Dam we walk to Pak Lap, a secluded village with a beautiful sandy beach. From there it's a short stretch over a rocky trail to reach Mok Min Cave, a sea arch which is accessible at low tide.  Back to Pak Lap, and another half an hour walk further is Sha Kiu where we will have lunch at a local seafood restaurant (at your own expense).

After lunch a traditional wooden sampan will pick us up for a tour passing by Jin Island, then stopping at Sharp Island, famous for it's rocky tombolo, the pineapple bun rock and great variety of mostly volcanic rocks before returning us to Sai Kung Public Pier by approximately 17:00 hours.

This tour includes about three hours of walking, the first part over a road, the rest is mostly well paved and maintained footpaths. Part is over rocky trails. Totalling about a 7.5 km hike.

You should be in relatively fit shape for the hike, wear sturdy hiking shoes, carry plenty of water and snacks if you like.  We will stop for lunch, which is at your own expense.

Fee for this tour: HKD 450 per person, which includes taxi transport from University MTR to the East Dam of High Island Reservoir, a boat from Sha Kiu to Sai Kung, and our professional geopark guide. The cost for lunch (about $100-120/person) is not included.

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