It’s easy for tours to airbrush history and paint a merry picture of the past. But Hong Kong Free Tours are known for going beyond the glitz and glamour to highlight the inequalities in Hong Kong society (without veering into righteous poverty porn). This three-hour hike, traversing the ridge of the Dragon’s Back, gives you a chance to escape the city for a while. It ends with a local brew on Big Wave Bay Beach – a fine distraction from your aching calves.
You’ve checked into your hotel and now you’re eyeing up your itinerary. But with more than seven million Hongkongers rubbing shoulders, the Far Eastern metropolis can be an overwhelming place to navigate. Whether you want to slurp noodles from a marvellous market, visit tranquil temples or paddle your way around sleepy villages, find out how to do it all the local way with our pick of the best tours in Hong Kong. Happy exploring!