WHAT HAVE OUR CUSTOMERS HAD TO SAY?
"I thought I knew Hong Kong. Large skyscrapers, financial districts, bright lights and always buzzing. That's until I met Rory and Wild Hong Kong Tours. Rory has opened my eyes to the, often forgotten, natural beauty of HK and I couldn't recommend his company highly enough.
Rory took a group of us on an adventure to the Sai Wan Rock-pools and what a day we had. The serenity we found was a blissful escape from the often overwhelming city life and Rory himself was the ultimate entertainer. He truly is a unique guide. The atmosphere he created set the tone for an energy infused day of thrills. He instilled a confidence in us to go beyond our comfort zones and some of the jumps we undertook truly were jaw dropping adrenaline rushes. He catered for all our individual capabilities and encouraged us whenever possible to make the most of our time with him.
Rory has in depth knowledge of Hong Kong life and culture and his own personal stories were fascinating to hear. He has mapped out numerous treks and trails and it seems he's discovering more natural gems by the day. If you're heading to HK make sure to fit in a Wild Tour and get among the trees."
"When I was researching what hike I wanted to do while in Hong Kong, I came across the listing for the Tai Mo Shan Waterfall hike and decided to go with it - and despite the fact that it is a strenuous hike, I am quite glad I booked it. Rory is an amazing guide, he is very knowledgeable, fun to talk to and knows a lot about Hong Kong. This hike was hands down one of the favourite parts of my trip. On top of that, when I was unable to make it all the way to the top, Rory was really great about switching things up and making the rest of the time memorable and outstanding.
If you are going to hike in Hong Kong, I highly recommend you hike with Wild Hong Kong."
"I did the Dragon's Back trail with Rory on a crazy hot day in August. He's a fantastic guide - really entertaining and helpful, and very knowledgeable about Hong Kong. He's full of stories about life as a half Scottish, half Hong Kong boy growing up on both sides of the world, and he's had some pretty cool adventures - ask him about his bike trip across Africa....
Because I was staying in Tsim Sha Tsui he suggested I take the slightly longer ferry across the harbour to Wan Chai, as it would be more picturesque, and also offered to start an hour earlier than normal, to avoid some of the heat. I liked his attention to detail and his wish to make my day as good as possible in every way.
I found it easy to make my way on foot through the rush hour streams of commuters to the Wan Chai Metro station from the ferry terminal, and found our meeting place at Shau Kei Wan very easily.
During the trek Rory was happy to go at my pace (which wasn't the fastest) and even put up with my (very un-wild) sun umbrella which I found an absolute blessing on the parts of the track that are not shaded (most of the first half of the trail). I would also recommend strong trainers or other sporty footwear, as the track is a bit rough in places. Bring heaps of water! You'll want to drink a serious amount on the trek if it's hot and there is no water available on the trail itself (although you can replenish your stocks once you get to Big Wave beach).
We had a great time walking and talking. It was absolutely lovely to get out of the built-up parts of Hong Kong (fabulous though they are) and discover a side of the island that most tourists don't even realise exists. The end of the trek winds down through the trees to Big Wave beach where you can swim if you've brought your togs with you - there are changing rooms, showers and (stand-up) loos at the beach. It's a beautiful beach, and not too full of people, especially if you go on a weekday rather than at the weekend.
We sat in the cafe at the edge of the beach and had a very welcome cold beer and the house special pizza. It was a lovely end to our walk.
Rory escorted me back to Shau Kei Wan and then showed me where and how to catch a tram back to Central. Sitting in the front seat on the top deck of the tram and travelling all the way back along the island from east to west was a great way to finish my day.
Thanks Rory - you're brilliant! I totally recommend Wild Hong Kong - I had a great day."