With the right people at the right place, a vacation can sometimes turn into a fairy tale. Vivek took his wife and three kids on an adventure to Disneyland, Hong Kong, with a sole motive of having the time of their lives. Their 4 night/5 day family trip to Hong Kong cost them a total of INR 4,63,500 which included their flights, accommodation, transfers, sightseeing, and breakfast.
After a hectic year, I took a few days off for my family around Christmas to spend some quality time with them on a vacation. Initially, I considered Macau or Thailand as an option for an international vacation. However, I gave it a second thought, and a trip to Disneyland, Hong Kong looked like an ideal place to visit with my family.
I found TravelTriangle while browsing for a family trip to Hong Kong on google. They offered customized itineraries to travelers which was a cool feature in their tour packages. I submitted a query on their page and was impressed with the prompt response. Vartika from TravelTriangle understood my requirements and directed me to various agents offering multiple quotes for the same. I selected the best package given to me by ‘Smiling Trips’ agency.
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As soon as I told my kids that we were going to Disneyland for Christmas, they erupted with joy and disbelief as the excitement in them could barely be contained. The prospect of a vacation lifted the mood of the entire family.
Travel month: December 2016
Travel duration: 4 nights/5 days
Package inclusions: Flights, hotel accommodation, transfers, hong kong cruise, city tour, disneyland tickets, breakfast, and disneyland food coupons.
Why Hong Kong for a family trip?
A lot of places around Asia like Thailand, Dubai, and Macau are known to entertain family travelers in a luxurious way. For me, Hong Kong, holds an edge over the others in giving families an unforgettable experience.
- Dreams come true in Disneyland
Known across the world as a paradise for children, Disneyland maintains a charm and aura unlike no other. From the moment you step in, right till the last minute, Disneyland is a joy ride that flourishes childhood innocence and charming exuberance.
- Panoramic views in the Harbor City cruise
Take your family on a lovely harbor city cruise that gives a panoramic view of the incredible city skyline and how this architectural marvel shapes into a thriving metropolis.
- The magical underwater life in Ocean Park
An oceanarium-cum-amusement park located in the southern side of Hong Kong, Ocean Park is a thrill ride for all ages. The roller coaster are electrifying and the dolphin shows are simply charming.
- Best cuisines of the world on your plate in Hong Kong
Another advantage of being in Hong Kong is you get to enjoy the most finest cuisines from not only the oriental heartland, but also from all corners of Asia. With a fine variety of Indian restaurants, you will never be too far from a nice home-like meal.
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The best time to visit Hong Kong is from October and December when the weather isn’t too humid and the days are sunny and pleasant.
As far as the ideal days to spend in Hong Kong, a lot of people advised me to not spend more than 2 days, but I spent 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the vibe of Hong Kong.
Budget for a 5 day trip to Hong Kong
Although, our package was pretty much all inclusive as I wanted it to be, here’s a breakdown of all the expenses per person, one can expect to incur for a 4 night/ 5 day family trip to Hong Kong.
Flights: INR 38,000 per person (return ticket from New Delhi)
Hotel (4 stars): INR 10,000 per person on twin sharing basis
Food (Lunch and Dinner): INR 4,800 per person
Disneyland ticket price for 1 day (Child/Adult): INR 3500 / 4100 per person
Misc expenditure (Sightseeing, shopping etc): INR 12,000 per person
5 day Itinerary: Hong Kong
Here’s a brief look at the itinerary we got customized from TravelTriangle during our 4 night/ 5 day family trip to Hong Kong:
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Day 1: Arrive in Hong Kong at 7 am – Drive to the hotel and Check into Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees Hotel – Begin Half day city tour with cruise at 1 pm – Return to hotel at 6 pm
Day 2: Breakfast at 8 am – Depart for full day Ocean Park Tour at 9 am – Leave from Ocean Park at 5 pm – Return to hotel via taxi at 6 pm
Day 3: Breakfast at 8 am – Check out of Harbour Plaza Hotel – Proceed to Disneyland and check into Disney’s Hollywood Hotel at 10 am – Spend entire day visiting Tomorrowland theme section in Disneyland.
Day 4: Breakfast at Hollywood Hotel – Entire day Disneyland tour including Fantasyland and Adventureland – Finish tour at 7 pm and return to hotel
Day 5: Check out from Disneyland at 6 am – Drive to airport for departure to New Delhi
Our top picks from Disneyland
After checking into the Disney’s Hollywood Hotel, we ventured out exploring the massive amusement park. Although, we enjoyed our entire stay in Disneyland, I’d like to give the best picks from a huge wonderland spread across 123 acres which you shouldn’t miss out at any cost.
The most popular theme section in Disneyland. It takes its visitors into the remote jungles of Asia and Africa. You can choose to relive the exploits of Indiana Jones or the adventures of Tarzan in this fun-filled land.
Tomorrowland is a glimpse into the world of futuristic ideas such as Star Wars and Iron Man made popular by comics and cult movies. This area is highly recommended as the biggest Iron Man experience attraction of the world is set to open in January 2017!
A magical and charming retreat for your own daughter who’s always dreamt to be a princess. Enjoy the enchanting fairy tale world with Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty attractions.
No better way to wind up my thoughts than by saying that Disneyland is for all ages. A myth that I witnessed getting busted first hand. I must say, that an overnight stay inside Disneyland is recommended to enjoy the amusement park without any hurry or hassles.
My family and I, enjoyed the experience of living inside a dream world like Disneyland. The atmosphere inside in general was absolutely fantastic. I could see a twinkle in the eyes of my kids once they met their favorite Disney mascots.
Useful Travel Hacks for a 5 day family trip to Hong Kong
A trip with kids can often become stressful if things go wrong. However, here are a few points you can keep in mind while planning your trip to Disneyland to make your stay enjoyable and free of any commotion.
- If you plan to travel in the months of October to December, make sure you carry light warm clothes with you as the weather can get slightly mild after sunset.
- It is convenient and cheaper to get an inclusive package of Disneyland, like the one we got from TravelTriangle which provides accommodation, entry ticket, and food coupons, which basically meant we didn’t have to spend a single penny inside Disneyland.
- Arrive at rope drop (aka the opening time) of Disneyland 10 am, to enjoy certain rides with a small queue.
- Be mentally prepared to walk in between two attractions and entry point.
When I look back at the 4 nights/5 days spent in Hong Kong, I remember it with a smile on my face and a feeling of immense happiness in my heart. I started planning the trip with a sole motive of making sure that my kids would have a trip they’d remember for long. But what I got from TravelTriangle was far more.
Everything right from the flights, accommodation, Disneyland, airport transfers was perfectly planned. My kids came back home from Hong Kong with tons of memories, and an appreciation for family and travel like never before.
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