Macao makes an exciting addition when you’re holidaying in the Far East or a perfect stopover when you are travelling on to Australia or New Zealand. CLICK HERE for a list of travel partners to book through.
Whether you prefer to hit the shops or to take a more scenic approach with views of the harbour from the Star Ferry, Hong Kong and Macao make a natural twin-centre pairing. Further activities on offer include taking the vintage tram to The Peak where visitors can take in bird’s eye views or watching the nightly waterfront light show.
The high-speed ferry between Hong Kong airport and Macao takes 70 minutes or, from central Hong Kong to Macao, it takes an hour. Alternatively you can travel from Hong Kong to Macao via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the world's longest sea crossing bridge at a total length of 34 miles, which officially opened on 24 October 2018.
Combining the unique east-west culture of Macao with a visit to mainland China makes for a fascinating trip. The mainland’s cities combine a heady mix of tradition and modern living and the provinces a rich diversity of people and landscapes, and you can tick off bucket-list experiences such as hiking the Great Wall, walking The Bund and seeing the Terracotta Army.
Combining the shopping, sightseeing and fine dining of Macao with the laid-back beaches of Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines or Indonesia makes for a well-balanced break. Resorts like Phuket, Pattaya or Koh Samui in Thailand or Bali In Indonesia offer a blissful beach experience with plenty of opportunities to recharge before returning home. For a spot of culture and some exciting cuisine to boot, why not pair Macao with the city state of Singapore or the ancient cities of Vietnam, Japan or South Korea?
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Consider a stopover in Macao when you are heading Down Under. The glamorous city life and cultural highlights will provide a contrast to the natural attractions of the Antipodean countries. From ornate temples, gourmet cuisine and glitzy shows to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings landscapes, you will be wowed by the diversity of your break.