Macau is an excellent starting point for a one-day excursion from Hong Kong. Travel time by ferry boat is approximately one hour. Macau is also referred to as the “Las Vegas of Asia.”
To get this started! Let me walk you through how I planned my one-day trip from Hong Kong to Macau. I understand that one day is insufficient to see everything in the country. But guess what, if you’re in a hurry and just want to pass through without staying too long, one day is great deal.
Here’s my one day itinerary tour in Macau.
First, how to get there?
7:00 a.m. We arrived at Hong Kong’s Cotai Terminal. You can take a bus, the Metro, or a taxi to Terminal.
In my case, my new Indonesian friend chose the Cotai Terminal.
To get to Cotai Terminal, take the Cotai Jet from any of Hong Kong’s three terminals. Late night returns (after 12 a.m.) are available from the Cotai Terminal to the Hong Kong Macau Terminal.
The Cotai Terminal in Macau is also the closest to the Cotai Strip, which is home to the world’s largest casinos, including the Venetian and the City of Dreams across the street, as well as the Macau International Airport.
We arrived at Macau’s Cotai Terminal around 8:00 a.m. The good news is that we saw a shuttle bus heading to the Venetian, and it’s a free ride! YAY! 🙂 We arrived at Venetian, the City of Dreams, which is just across the street, around 10:00 a.m., I believe. We have to wait because there is a line at immigration.
This was the first place we went to explore. There is no need to purchase a ticket to enter the Venetian; it is entirely free. 🙂
The Venetian Macao is a luxury hotel and casino resort in Macau owned by the American Las Vegas Sands company.
Here’s what’s inside!!
We finished around 12 p.m. and then went to see the St. Paul’s Ruins, Monte Fortress, which included a section of the old city wall, and Senado Square.
I can’t remember what bus number we took to get to Monte Fortress. Sorry about that, fellas. But, as I promised, it’s as simple as 1,2,3!
See the photos below from our visit.
Macau’s cultural district is centered on Senado Square.
This square is surrounded by a number of historic attractions and shops. This restaurant offers a variety of flavors throughout the day and evening.