Example Itinerary

Classic Macao

Duration
3 days / 2 nights
Price Per Person
From $4,800
Interests
UNESCO, Architecture
Destinations
Macao
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Macao, once a busy fishing village and Portuguese settlement, is now a glittering urbanized metropolis and the most densely populated region in the world. Spend three days soaking up the unique heritage of the Chinese city, imbued with Mediterranean pizzazz and influence. Peruse the sights of old Macao and Taipa for a glimpse into the fascinating history of the former colony, then indulge in gastronomic delights from your choice of Michelin star restaurant or fusion local favorite. When the sun sets, spend your evenings with a world-class show, or court the hand of lady luck at the gaming table.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Colonial Villages: Wander through historical Taipa and Coloane villages and the picturesque hills of old Macao
  • Rustic and Fine Dining: Savor both the rustic delicacies of traditional Macanese cuisine and a wealth of Michelin-starred fine dining
  • Temple Origins: Visit one of the oldest temples in Macau, the storied namesake of the settlement.
  • Show-Stopper: Witness the dazzling extravaganza of ‘The House of Dancing Water’, from the mind of award-winning director Franco Dragone

Day-by-Day

Day 1 Macao Peninsula

Arrive at Macao international airport where you will be picked up by private guide and vehicle. Stop first at your luxury hotel to relax and freshen up. When you are ready, begin exploring the city at its roots in old Taipa village. One of the best-preserved areas, it is here amongst pastel-colored Portuguese houses you can feel the old Macao spirit as you stroll down winding quiet backstreets. Just south is another pedestrian-friendly historic village, Coloane. It is also home to two of Macao's best beaches and offers seaside restaurants and the perfect backdrop for a post-prandial stroll. Spend the afternoon exploring Chinese temples, colonial churches, museums, art galleries, and souvenir shops in these atmospheric villages.

Day 2 Macao Peninsula

Today, check off Macao's famous UNESCO landmarks from your list. Head north to the Historic Center of Macao, a collection of other twenty sites deemed significant architectural legacies of the city's cultural heritage from St. Paul's Cathedral and Chapel of Our Lady of Penha to Senado Square and Monte Fort. While seeing the sites, also get a taste of this fusion heritage along the way. Try delicious staple snacks such as juicy pork chop buns, flaky egg tarts, and fragrant almond biscuits. For lunch, take the opportunity to try Macanese cuisine at one of the many traditional restaurants that serve quintessential dishes such as African chicken, minchi, and salted cod fritters. Also visit A-Ma temple, one of the oldest temple in Macao constructed in 1488. It is said Macau was though to be derived from the name of this temple. Splash out this evening starting with VIP seats at the award-winning House of Dancing Water show followed by a tour of the Cotai Strip's Vegas-style mega hotels and casinos.

Macao Peninsula

Day 3 Departure

Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying more of Macao's cuisine or one last egg tart before your private transfer to the airport for your flight home.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, and breakfasts. Street food tour, evening show tickets, and evening touring with private car and guide are included as mentioned.   Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately.  Most personal expenses, including lunches and dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling.

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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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