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Small Group Hiking Day Tour to Lamma Island Hong Kong
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Small Group Hiking Day Tour to Lamma Island Hong Kong

By Walk Hong Kong
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Ages 8-88, max of 12 per group
Duration: 7h
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Live guide: German, English
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  • Hiking Tour
  • Professional guide
  • Transport
What's not included
  • Food and Drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Aberdeen Harbour
  • Entry/Admission - Lamma Island
  • Entry/Admission - Sok Kwu Wan


Start:
  • General Post Office, 2 Connaught Pl, Central, Hong Kong
    At street level, in front of the white post box machine. Subway: From Central Station, take Exit K. U-turn after exiting the station, then continue walk the underpass, after which the General Post Office will be in front of you.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29566P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Hiking level is easy
    • Shoes - Wear walking shoes or trainers/sneakers
    • Clothing - comfortable, sun protection
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29566P3

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    • General Post Office, 2 Connaught Pl, Central, Hong Kong
      At street level, in front of the white post box machine. Subway: From Central Station, take Exit K. U-turn after exiting the station, then continue walk the underpass, after which the General Post Office will be in front of you.
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    • Walk Hong Kong
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    • X2630VHandrewh
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      Super
      We did a tour of Shing Mun Redoubt which part of the defensive line (Gin Drinkers Line) built in the 1930s to defend Hong Kong against invasion. Absoluely amaing tour with with Martin. What he does not know about the subject is not really worth knowing. It is impossible to recommend it enough. Worth every penny
      Written February 14, 2024
    • K1370YSianc
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      Martin Hayes
      As a tour operator, we were very impressed with the booking procedure, communication and information prior to the tour and options offred. But Martin Hayes went above and beyond required issues and we do not hesitate to recommend him to anyone interested in this period of Hong Kong history....plus views were amaziing.
      Written January 10, 2024
    • BlessedSoul99
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      A must do tour for something different in HK
      I booked onto the WW2 tour which was lead by Martin, who took us on a bus journey around Central and to l the Wong Nai Chung Gap, the tour was very interesting and fascinating to learn about the History of the War back in 1941 and was great to learn something entirely new and learn the history of my family’s country. Martin looked after us very well, he was informative , friendly and punctual ! Highly recommend
      Written December 10, 2023
    • maffb2013
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      Walking Tours Of Hong Kong - Scenic WW2 Trails
      If you are into History and WW2 history in particular then this really is something you should consider. But it’s more than that. You will see parts of Hong Kong that many of the locals haven’t even seen. The primary focus is telling the story of the battle for Hong Kong. But secondary is some tremendous scenery and the most beautiful views. 

Martin Heyes is the guide. Ex-British Army Officer (The Cheshires) and Ex-Royal Hong Kong Police and Hong Kong Resident for over 40 years. Transport is facilitated to the various locations and included in the price. Martin’s local knowledge, guidance and ability to converse in Cantonese is both impressive and essential. 

I’d been to Hong Kong before but stayed on the island. I was self serving and although I saw things there was a lot I didn’t. I only found out about the WW2 tours later and I really wanted to come back to see the impressive Gin Drinkers line which is very much still intact. This time I stayed in Kowloon and this time in advance, I organised 3 tours. The organisers were really helpful and went out of their way to accommodate me out of season. 

My first tour was the Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail. Many people think that Hong Kong is all city. It’s not. There are plenty of hills and these are often country parks. There are many hiking trails. This one takes you to where there was bitter fighting between the Canadians and Japanese. A VC was won here. Martin sets the scene and brilliantly tells the story. There are various buildings remaining culminating with a couple of pill boxes near the top. There are some spectacular views across the city and especially towards Aberdeen and repulse bay. It’s a lovely trail, but not remote so quite easy to get to. 

The second tour was the Shing Mun Redoubt. This is on the Gin Drinkers Line and is a really impressive set of defensive positions covering a hill side. Martin knows his stuff and will comprehensively go over the battle and the context is was set in. Regardless of whether WW2 is of interest it’s another opportunity to be taken to a beautiful country park with some cracking views. This is the Wilson Trail. and you get a good view of Lion Rock on the one side and western New Territories on the other. If you want to see monkeys, squirrels and butterflies as big as birds then this is the tour for you. 

The final tour I did was the Devil’s Peak. This perhaps had less WW2 history but was crucial as it overlooked the Japanese landing grounds on the Island. The channel is narrowest here and from the Devil’s peak you really get a sense of how difficult it was to defend the island. The views here were the best of any of the tours I did. Simply breathtaking. The redoubt at the top is very impressive. These positions were abandoned during the retreat and any damage is largely done by the Empire troops shelling the Japanese who had taken over the position. As part of the tour, you’ll descend and cross over to the island by ferry from Sam Ka Tseun. The tour ends at the Museum of Coastal Defence which is free to enter, but Martin will set the scene. I spent a few hours here but could have spent much longer. 

All in all I was very happy with these tours. I recommend them. It’s good to get out and about and with a local guide who really knows the island and his stuff. I don’t think it’s possible to meet someone as courteous, knowledgeable and amiable as Martin Heyes.
      Written September 25, 2023
    • MelvinLoh
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      HK WWII battlefield tours WEEL WORTH THE EXPERIENCE !
      Had a very fulfilling time being guided across 3 separate battlefield tours by the extremely knowledgeable, personable Martin Heyes, who knew virtually everything pertaining to Hong Kong Dec 1941 as well as the subsequent years of Japanese occupation, as well as where all the relevant powerful historical sites are ! We had a powerful time checking out most major locations pertaining to HK 1941-45, even though the extreme hot humid weather, with intermittent rain, was quite a challenge that however I knew what to expect, being an Australian :) Martin was also very gracious in building a certain level of flexibility into my plans as to where to go, what to do next etc, as well as even providing a few tips on other sites of interest which weren't on the itinerary, but which I could do on my own - such as Sai Wan Cemetery or museums like the Museum of Coastal Defence :) Highly recommend Walk Hong Kong for the WWII tours for any History buff, very much value Martin tremendously for his expertise in every aspect ! ML
      Written September 8, 2023
    • wj106
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      WWII tour Gin Drinkers’ Line
      I did the WWII tour in Shing Mun led by Martin Heyes with my two teenagers. Despite having grown up in HK, I had no idea such interesting history is on the doorstep. The history obsessed teen was impressed by Martin’s extensive and comprehensive knowledge, which was delivered to exactly the correct level, a mixture between layman’s interest and in-depth analysis. My other teen learnt it all for the first time and was equally engaged. They were especially thrilled when we went off the trail and fought our way through the bushes. A very enjoyable day!
      Written September 8, 2023
    • Bryan M
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      WWII Walking Tour - Wong Nai Chung Gap
      I joined a World War II walking tour centred around the Wong Nai Chung Gap. Martin Heyes was my guide and he was just excellent, weaving the points we encountered into the broader narrative of Japan's invasion and occupation of Hong Kong during this time. I learned a great deal and really enjoyed the 3.5-hour experience. I would highly recommend it.
      Written May 1, 2022
    • 484chanh
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      Nice walk and view
      Nice walk and good view, I had a wonderful weekend afternoon time with my boys, an easy and relax pathway, recommended for everyone
      Written October 11, 2021
    • jkher
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      In history's footsteps
      Martin took us into the past and with an engaging narrative we felt as if we'd witnessed the battle for Hong Kong. This is a powerful experience that'll leave anyone in awe of Hong Kong's WW2 history. Thank you Martin!
      Written December 28, 2020
    • K2955HNdavidm
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      Hong Kong Wong Nai Chung Gap Guided Walk
      So glad I finally got around do taking the Hong Kong Wong Nai Chung Gap Guided Walk with Martin Heyes this week. I have been living in Hong Kong for 10 years and had passed by some of the remaining World War II relics and various notices on the hiking trails without really appreciating what happened in the Battle of Hong Kong back in 1941. Walk Hong Kong’s Wong Nai Chung Gap trail provides an informative morning hike through a key area of the battle. Martin is a real authority on this crucial period in Hong Kong’s’ history and did a wonderful job explaining the lead up to the invasion and the resulting events impacting the entire Hong Kong Island and surrounding area. I would recommend this walk to tourists visiting Hong Kong who are interested in the Would Wat II history, as well as long term residents of Hong Kong. Thanks to Martin for this riveting walk and all the stories. Also, the recommended further reading and documentaries on this topic you kindly shared.
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      Thank you so much to Martin Heyes for tailoring a truly remarkable history walk of Stanley for my family. Martin is not only passionate about Hong Kong and her history - he also used to be head of the Stanley Police Station - so he has a fountain of private knowledge which he clearly thoroughly enjoys sharing. I've lived in Hong Kong for two decades and yet Martin was able to take me to so many places that I had no idea about and we were all enthralled by his war stories. Thank you so much Martin.
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    • Applepie71
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      Great Experience Learning History
      My partner and I went on a walking tour with Martin Heyes and we had chosen the Wong Ngai Chung Gap trail. Martin is really passionate about making sure we learn and understand and brought history to life. We come to Hong Kong for leisure so often that I feel like we should get to know the country better instead of just going out shopping and scratching the surface of it. I would recommend this tour for students and even if you are not a history buff this is a great experience to learn something important. Martin does tours for students as well in international schools as well. I'll definitely be doing more tours with Martin and Walk HK.
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      World war HK battle fields - shing mun redoubt
      Fascinating day out visiting the Shing Mun redoubt British command post on the Gin Drinkers Line and how it was over run by the Japanese forces in WW2 prior to the fall of HK. Martin Heyes is a wonderful guide with more history and facts than an encyclopaedia. He kept my son and I busy scrambling through tunnels and pointing out pill boxes that still exist today hidden in the bush that most ramblers would miss entirely. A step back in time in beautiful country side.
      Written November 11, 2019
    • Shaun C
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      Wong Naomi Chong Gap Trail - WW2 Tour
      Martin provided a tour interesting enough to satisfy any history buff. He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer most of my random questions about the events that took place. I highly recommend this trip and look forward to doing other tours he provides such as tour in Kowloon.
      Written September 2, 2019
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    SQTQ
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    Feb 2022
    We absolutely loved our hike through Lamma Island yesterday. At several stops, Gabi was able to share the local stories of small villages and touch upon Hong Kong's geography, history, and culture. As someone that speaks fluent Cantonese, I was amazed to see how easily Gabi can ask a quick question passing by locals. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a comfortable hike across Lamma Island and looking to spend a day discovering the other face of Hong Kong outside the busy city centers.
    Written February 14, 2022
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    LenaAng
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    We had a Saturday free and decided to join this tour. It was well organized and the guide Tobias Brandner was very friendly, accommodating and attentive. He brought us to a wonderful place for a delicious seafood lunch and further along the trek, we had dessert. This is a good walk for people who don’t normally go trekking and want a good, long walk. It is just a little bit hilly and the paths are all paved. There is lovely scenery of the bays and coastline as you walk.
    Written April 20, 2019
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