For those of you who are planning to have your HK trip soon, I hope this post will help and guide you in making your itineraries as well as budgeting your trip.
We availed the Promo Ticket from Cebu Pacific which is 1500 only for one way tix plus necessary taxes and other fees. I paid for a total of 11,215.00 for a two way tickets (3,738.33 per person)
Travel Taxes and Terminal fee
If you booked your ticket online you required to pay for below fees. If booking thru travel agencies sometimes they already included the fees in the package, just check for the inclusions.
Travel Tax Fee – 1620/person (1010 for kids 12 years old below)
Terminal fee – 750/person
Since it is a budget trip I booked for a hostel/guest house which is a way cheaper than a hotel, but if you have more budget for accommodation there’s a lot of nice hotels in HK to choose from, much bigger and better of course.
I reserved a room for 3 in Golden Crown Guesthouse in Nathan Road, TST for a rate of 400 HKD per night, for reservation they required 100 HKD deposit thru paypal / creditcard. I paid 800 HKD for a 2 nights stay. Thanks to a 1 night free stay in my hubby’s cousin’s place ye’y!
Hongkong means of transportation is through MTR (Train), buses and Taxis. The MTR is very efficient and easy to use, you can go to almost all tourist spot using this.
For your convenient, I advise you to buy Octopus Card a stored value smart card that you can use in MTR and all buses. You can also use it in McDonalds, KFC, 7-11 and others. You can reload it in any MTR Station and 7-11 Stores
Octopus Card – 150 HKD/person (5o HKD Card deposit – refundable)
For kids you can buy it for 70 HKD
Since we arrived at 1 am, buses are not available during this time. They usually operate from 6 am till 12 midnight. We took a cab going to our cousin’s place and pay for 270 HKD.
Ferries to Macau I paid for 810 HKD for the 3 of us.
Note: Taxi Flagdown rate (18HKD)
Buses from Airport going to TST, (33 HKD per person)
MTR Airport Express – Group of 3 (210 HKD)
If you have a US Dollar you can exchange your money in HongKong for a much better rate. If you will bring Php it is better to exchange money in the Phils.
For a good Dollar rate you can exchange money in Wing Hoi Money Exchange Co., Shop 9 B Ground Floor, Mirador Arcade, 58 Nathan Road, TST
Exchange Rate during our stay (1 USD – 7.79 HKD)
Food here in Hongkong is quite expensive especially in various Tourist Spot (Disneyland, Ocean Park)
You can allot 100-150HKD/ person per day, more if you eat inside Disney and OP. You can save more by eating in fast food chain like McDonalds and KFC but try to experience eating in Chinese Restos and you can also try their street foods it’s very tasty.
Just a little secret to share, we brought Adobo during our trip, but we only ate it inside the hotel hehehe
Tips: For mineral water don’t buy in 7-11 stores you can buy it in wellcom instead or else you can refill the water in your hotel and bring it with you.
Theme Park Entrance Fees
Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car
I booked for the Promo 1+1 Crystal and Standards Cabin @10% discount. I paid for 362 HKD. You can only avail the promo if you book online.
You can check their website for their standard pricing and schedule.
Ocean Park and Disneyland Ticket
As a privileged for guests, Golden Crown offered discounted ticket to Ocean Park for a price of 220 HKD for Adult and 120 HKD for Kids and Disney Ticket 320 for Adult and 240 for Kids
Ocean Park = 250HKD Adults, 125HKD Kids
Disneyland = 350HKD Adults, 250HKD Kids
*Disneyland/Ocean Park Entrance are both “Ride All You Can”, There are no “Entrance Only” Tickets.
Disneyland Park Ticket and Guide Map & Time Guide
Ocean Park Tickets and complimentary souvenir
Supposedly we were scheduled to go at The Peak after Ocean Park but since we came late around 1 PM, we opt to spend the rest of our time at OP. Ocean Park is twice or even thrice the size of Disneyland. There’s a lot of construction going on here, so we expect bigger and better Ocean Park in the future.
For those of you who want to include The Peak in your Itinerary here’s the fee:
25HKD Single 36HKD Return for Adults |
9HKD Single 16HKD Return for Kids
You can visit this link for their promo and package fee:
Macau Tower Entrance
Macau Tower = 240 HKD for the a group of 3
Locker in Ocean Park – 95 HKD
Souvenir from Disney – Pen and Notebook for my Kat – 85 HKD
Souvenir from Ocean Park – Lighted Toy – 39 HKD
My daughter Kat with her fave Disney Character
Budget Summary HK-Macau 3D-3N
That’s it folks! I hope you find this post useful for your future trip. Next entry I will share our 3D-3N Itineraries.
Credit goes to Pinoy Exchange “HongKong for Dummies Thread”
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