Why would you even want to have a day trip to Macau? Because it is the Las Vegas of Asia! The area has the perfect blend of Portuguese and Chinese influences alongside some magnificent landmarks plus huge casinos and malls so big you could be lost for hours in shopping. If you’re in Hong Kong it is an absolute must and you can visit there and back all in one day so book your flight ticket to Hong Kong and make some space in your itinerary for Macau.
How to get to Macau
If you’re looking for ways to travel to Macau from Hong Kong you can easily get there by ferry. All you’ll need to bring is your passport, that’s it. A Macau visa is not needed for most visitors, click here for more information about the requirements. We recommend using the TurboJET Ferry to Macau. It takes about an hour and leaves from Hong Kong Island and Kowloon multiple times throughout the day. You can book your ferry to Macau from Hong Kong here.
After travelling to Macau, there are free shuttles that are available courtesy of the hotels and casinos that will run from the ferry terminals and they are so easy to catch. There are also other taxis and buses to get you to where you want to be but everyone loves free transportation, right?
Of course, if you’re only having a day trip to Macau you’ll definitely want to see the best of the area with so little time. There are 5 of the largest casinos in the world here so of course, you’ll definitely want to step inside one of those and getting to them is very easy thanks to the free shuttles that run to them.
Grand Lisboa Casino
There are so many places to visit in Macau that you won’t want to spend all day in a casino, so we recommend visiting Grand Lisboa Casino and keeping an eye on the time. You can easily spend all day in here; it looks beautiful on the outside but even more stunning as you step foot inside. It is also a 5* hotel and has a casino, restaurants, entertainment and much more so it’s a must when you spend a day in Macau. Click here to check it out!
There are many more casinos to explore so you really will be spoilt for choice.
Macau is jam-packed with historic attractions so you should definitely check out the history and facts behind this spectacular casino city.
There are free buses running from the casinos and hotels to The Historic Center of Macau where you’ll be able to learn all about the city and witness the oldest Western burial ground in China.
You could also check out Monte Fortress which was built in 1627 and is a very impressive fortress. You have to include this in your Macau day itinerary as it’s the best place to learn about the history and what the city used to be like in 1627.
If you don’t fancy trying to get around by yourself, there are many great guided tours in Macau that you can take advantage off. The tours take you to the historic sites and casinos so you can discover Macau in a day!
We know you’ll definitely want to take a day trip to Macau from Hong Kong and it is so worth it. Although often overlooked, it is one of the most spectacular casino destinations in the world and boasts spectacular city views, you just can’t miss out.