Budgeting your Hong Kong-Macau Trip

1 Feb

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.

Air Ticket

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 Fee1620/person (1010 for kids 12 years old below)

Terminal fee750/person

Accommodation

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!

Transportation

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)

Exchange

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 Allowance

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.

http://www.np360.com.hk/html/eng/booking/prices.html

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

Regular Price:

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:

Peak Tram

25HKD Single 36HKD Return for Adults |

9HKD Single 16HKD Return for Kids

You can visit this link for their promo and package fee:

http://www.thepeak.com.hk/en/3_1.asp

Macau Tower Entrance

Macau Tower = 240 HKD for the a group of 3

Other Fees

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”

Everything you want to know about HongKong just visit this link


29 Responses to “Budgeting your Hong Kong-Macau Trip”

  1. Lyzius February 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    For additional info in macau, you may take the free shuttle bus from ferry terminal or airport going to famous hotels like venetian, city of dreams, mgm, starworld, wynn, etc instead of taking cab… Bus fare is MOP 2.50 (end-to-end route regardless of distance)

    If you will take HKD in macau they will treat it as 1:1 for MOP… But the real rate is 1:1.03

    Hope this will help ^__^

    • ana_banana February 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

      Yup! we rode free shuttle bus to Grand Lisboa from there we walk to Wynn for dancing fountain show. Took a cab going to Senado Square/Ruins of St. paul then Macau Tower.

      Sayang lang di kme nakapunta sa Venetian, City of Dream. Super pagod na yung daughter ko and late na rin kme nakarating ng Macau. I hope may chance pa makabalik.. pwede bang magpaguide sayo Lyzius. hehehe

    • Tutz December 1, 2012 at 6:16 am #

      Wow! This is great! Di ko alam may free shuttle pala sa Macau. We will be visiting soon and i plan to bring my friend to HK too. Ano pa ibang freebies sa Macau? Budget hotels, tours, etc?

  2. misskayni February 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    wow…this is great info. i’ve been thinking of dropping by hongkong on my way to the philippines. this certainly helps. thank you.

    • ana_banana February 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

      Thanks for droppingby misskayni. I hope this post helps🙂

  3. Maldito February 2, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    sige…kayo na ang mayaman…..hanggang manila lang ang money ko eh.wahahaha
    salamat naman sa info…may plano pa sana ako magpa HK..pero noong nakita ko ang bills..thanks nalang. mukhang terminal fee lang kaya ko.wahahahhaa

  4. kritikong kiko February 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    Thanks for the info! makapasyal nga sa Hong Kong.. salamat!

  5. Nortehanon February 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Aba, aba, aba, ang daming tips! Salamat dito, pag nanalo ako sa lotto, pupunta ako riyan hihihi. Pero di siguro ako makakarating dyan kasi di naman ako tumataya hehehe

  6. dins February 9, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    Hi! Thanks for this post, we might also stay at Golden Crown so big help ito. We will be going to HK in May 22-26 and 9 adults plus 2 kids kami (imagine that!)

    One question, where did you get the 400HKD rate ng Golden Crown? Kasi sa website nila 500HKD ang rate for room for 3 eh:

    http://goldencrownhk.com/hotels_hong_kong/roomprice

    TIA!

  7. shea February 10, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    wow.. .nakakainspire tuloy mag travel dyan..

    thanks sa info..

    padaan…

  8. Joyo February 13, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    hong soyo naman.. sana maexperience ko rin yan ana!

  9. Shean Medrano March 6, 2011 at 4:11 am #

    wow! very helpful info, big thanks ^_^
    we have an upcoming Macau-HK trip on June & this will be our perfect guide.
    can’t wait for that day to come.

  10. yan November 7, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    Hi, your post is very helpful. By the way, pinapayagan ba na magride ng free shuttle to the casino/hotels if may kasamang kid? Thanks!

    • anabanana February 7, 2012 at 11:43 am #

      I’m so sorry for very late reply. Yes allowed ang kids to go to Casino🙂

  11. Wowwie March 24, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    from hk ano documents na kailangan going to macau? kaya ba ng balikan lang? thanks for the info.

    • ana_banana March 25, 2012 at 7:35 am #

      Yung passport mo lang… Ok lang balikan kung sight seeing lang pero mas ok kung mag stay ka atleast 1 night para maputahan mo mga gusto mong mapuntahan. Enjoy your vacation🙂

  12. armie kalugdan May 19, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    hi! safe po ba gamitin ang credit card pag nagpa book s golden crown? tia!

  13. Michelle Ame November 30, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    Indeed, this post is very helpful. My family and I will be traveling on April 2013. I already booked for 4D/3N at the same hotel….can’t wait to experience HK🙂

  14. elizabeth may January 13, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    thanks for the tips, ive been to hk couple of times but ive never been to macau😉 kailangan ba ng visa sa macau? im planning to visit soon.

    tiy.

  15. Carmen Bautista-Martin July 9, 2013 at 7:42 am #

    Hi, i hope masagot mo ung question ko. You said you bring with you Adobo when you travel sa HK. paano mo sia nadala? is it in your check-in baggage? Gusto ko din sana kasing magdala. since medyo hindi mahilig sa chinese food ang anak ko. Thanks.

    • ana_banana July 9, 2013 at 8:02 am #

      Hi! Carmen, Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes I put it in a nice container (air tight container is recommended) then put it in resealable plastic just to be sure na walang leak cover it with cloth para di na mag usisa yung mga inspector just in case tingnan nila. Don’t hand carry, it will be safe in your check in baggage. Enjoy your HK Trip🙂

  16. Hana September 10, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    Wow, i like your post; short pero I got all the information I need. Thanks!

  17. jennai September 12, 2013 at 4:22 am #

    hi, saw in your post about the Travel Tax for kid… this mean you went to DOT office in Manila or sa mismong Airport na po? Thanks.

    • ana_banana September 12, 2013 at 6:32 am #

      Yes sa mismong Airport na po, may place po don for travel tax payment.

  18. Katrina January 9, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Hello. Is it automatic that if you checked in at Golden Crown Guest House, you’ll get all the discounted rate for Ocean Park, Ngong Ping and Disneyland and trip for Macau?

    • ana_banana January 15, 2014 at 11:12 am #

      I believe, yes… that is one of the privileged for staying in their hotel🙂

  19. jsdjitendra January 27, 2014 at 11:52 am #

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  20. Juden Mangoba June 16, 2016 at 2:59 am #

    Hi, nag stay po ba kayo sa Macau or balikan lang? Thanks in advance!

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