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Hailed as one of the most challenging hikes in the urban Hong Kong, Dragon’s Back Trail is a one-stop destination for adventure buffs. With its spectacular views of Hong Kong Island and its shoreline, this place is truly a breath of fresh air. 

About The Activity:
The trek begins from the iconic Victoria Peak and takes you through the rural part of the island which is a perfect blend of Chinese fauna and glorious peaks. While the first half of the trek introduces you to the dense vegetation of this place, the last few miles will put you along the ridges where you can get clicked for as much time as you want.

On your way down, you will be stunned by the panoramic view of Tai Long Bay. Tai Long Bay is a beautiful white sandy beach where trekkers take a halt to renew their energy. This is also an ideal spot for water sport activities like swimming and surfing.

This 4-hour long trek takes you through the untouched forests and gigantic mountains. Along with its challenging trails and magnificent views, you will get to enjoy the splendid visits to Hong Kong Island. This is also a perfect spot for soaking in the charm of turquoise blue South China sea and witnessing the rural side of the city. Spend your leisure time either relaxing on the beach and gathering some soothing memories for the lifetime.

How to Reach:
The meeting point for the activity trip is Shau Kei Wan MTR station 'exit A3' which is 15 minutes from Causeway Bay and 25 minutes from Tsim Sha Tsui. The meeting point can be easily reached through convenient private or public transportation. The meeting time is 11 am unless stated otherwise.

This an all year round hike and can be enjoyed in most weather conditions. Particularly great on sunny days or days with good visibility. Best during the autumn months.

Participants below 14 years of age would be considered as Children.

The trip will be cancelled if typhoon signal #3 or higher or a black rainstorm signal issued two hours prior to the start of the trip. If we cancel a trip, you are welcome to reschedule or get a full refund.


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Other Inclusions

  • Experienced and Professional Guide

Things To Carry

  • Sunglasses
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  • Hat
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  • Sunscreen
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  • Camera


  • This an all year round hike and can be enjoyed in most weather conditions. Particularly great on sunny days or days with good visibility. Best during the autumn months.
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  • The trip will be cancelled if typhoon signal #3 or higher OR a black rainstorm signal issued two hours prior to the start of the trip, If we cancel a trip, you are welcome to reschedule, or get a full refund if you book directly with us.
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  • Don’t forget to carry sufficient water on this trip as dehydration can drain your energy on hot days.
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  • It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes on Dragon's Back. Avoid wearing casual sandals as they are not suitable for rocky trails.
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  • Carry medications if necessary.
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  • Consumptions of drugs during the activity is strictly prohibited.

Tour Type

  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

  • Refund or any form of compensation will not be given if you cancel with less than 24 hours notice or fail to show up or arrive late at the pick-up point.

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    People Also Ask

    1. What can you do at Dragon’s Back Trail Hiking Tour?

      From relishing the breathtaking view from the mountain peak to discovering the idyllic destinations of Hong Kong, there are a lot many things that you can do on this tour. Dragon Back Hike also takes you through some of the most meandering paths. So, if you want to push your limits as a hiker, this could be a perfect place to begin. After descending the trail, you can either relax on the Tai Long Bay or indulge in water sports.

    2. What are the different types of packages available?

      Depending upon the number of people in your group, the tour package is of three types. The first package which is tailored for the group of 1-3 people costs INR 4064  . The second package worth INR 3292 is for the larger group of 4-7 people. The last package is for a group of 8+ members. It is priced at INR 2633  .

    3. What is the best time to visit Dragon’s Back Trail hiking tour?

      The best time to visit Dragon’s Back trail is between October and April. These are the months when Hong Kong experience pleasant summers with a moderate temperature. Though December to February are the clearest months, unfortunately, they are also the coldest ones.

    4. How do I get to Dragon’s Back Trail Hiking tour?

      Once you take the metro from Shau Kei Wan MTR station, you will have to wait for 15 minutes before you get off at Shek O Road. From this point, you can begin your hiking tour.

    5. What to wear at Dragon’s Back Trail Hiking Tour?

      It is advisable to wear trainers or robust shoes on this hike. With so many rocks at this place, it is tough to walk in casual sandals.

    6. What are the inclusions in the package?

      Your Dragon’s Back Trail hiking tour package is inclusive of 4 hours tour, transfers to and from the pickup place, and an English speaking guide. The package doesn’t include food and beverages. So don’t forget to carry some snacks along with yourself.

    7. Are there any travelers tip before visiting Dragon’s Back Trail?

      It is recommended to carry enough water bottles on this trip as dehydration might pose a major risk to the hikers. Its always better to choose mineralized water over distilled water. In addition to this, one must also remember to wear comfortable trainer shoes which can help them cross the rocky terrains without any difficulty.

    8. Is it named as Asia’s best urban hike?

      Yes, the renowned Time Magazine has named Dragon’s Back Trail as Asia’s best urban hike, thanks to its dense forest trails, spectacular mountain views, and white sand beach, Tai Long Bay.

    9. What are the operational days and hours?

      The best time to start this hike is around 9-10 AM when the sun is not too hot. Since Dragon’s Back Trail is the most sought-after hikes in Hong Kong, it is better to avoid it during the weekends when it is the most crowded.

    10. Tell me about the sightseeing spots of Dragon’s Back Trail hiking tour.

      With its rich vegetation forests, mountain peaks, and sandy beaches, Dragon’s Back Trail is no short of wonders. From Hong Kong Island to the South China Sea and Tai Long Bay, there are several sightseeing spots which will leave you in awe. If you are looking for an idyllic destination in Hong Kong, there couldn’t be a better getaway.

    11. How long does it take to hike Dragon’s Back?

      You can complete Dragon’s Back Trail hike in 2.5 hours without any stoppage. If you take a halt at certain points, you can cover the same distance in 3 hours. This medium level hike has just a few meandering paths which can be crossed without much difficulty if you are wearing the right shoes.

    12. What is the trail distance?

      Dragon’s Back is an 8 km trail with 300 meters ascend. You can easily cover this distance in 2.5 hours.

    13. What is the starting and ending point?

      Dragon’s Back hike begins from To Tai Wan, takes you through the meandering forest trails, and ends in the white sandy Tai Long Bay.

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