Travelling out of the country needs careful planning and budgeting. This was the case of the Hong Kong vacation we took at the last week of November. This was an early birthday present for the little boy – who’ll be celebrating his special day on the second week of December.
Since we traveled as a group of 7 (me, the hubby, both set of Lolos and Lolas, and the little boy), our itinerary was a laid back one. We don’t want to be rushing and squeezing attractions in a day. We don’t want to plan trips and end up getting disappointed because we weren’t able to follow it.
We flew to Hong Kong in two groups. Me, the hubby, and Neo had a morning flight from Manila. The Lolos and Lolas had an evening flight from Clark. Since we were almost a day early, we checked-in at the guesthouse and visited Avenue of Stars. Later in the afternoon we toured Mongkok and then went to the airport to fetch the Lolos and Lolas.
Our second day was spent touring Ngong Ping Village and Tung Chung area.
Our third day was dedicated to Disneyland.
And our last day was spent at The Peak and watching the Symphony of Lights.
Here’s the breakdown of our travel budget per person.
|Airfare to-and-from Hong Kong||Php 4000 (booked on sale)|
|Travel Tax and Terminal Fee||Php 1620 + Php550
(Php 810 + Php550 for kids)
|Accommodation||Php 7000 (5days / 4nights)|
|Hong Kong Disneyland||HKD 430 (discounted ticket)|
|Ngong Ping Cable Car 2-way||HKD 150|
|The Peak, Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum, and Sky Terrace||HKD 290 (discounted ticket)|
Using Octopus Card
|Meals and Water||HKD 620|
|Shopping, Souvenirs and Pasalubongs||HKD 850|
Hope this helps you in planning your trip to Hong Kong too.
PS: This was originally published last November 2014 in my previous blog: Baby Neo’s Mama.