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Christmas 2018: Unique Experiences to Gift this Year

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Helicopter Ride Over the City

It’s no secret that us Hong Kongers are pretty proud of our city’s epic skyline. If you’re looking to see the city in a whole new light, and want to really impress, then a helicopter tour over the city is something truly special. For an unforgettable experience, book in with the iconic Peninsula Hotel and choose from one of its impressive packages. Along with a 15-minute helicopter flight-seeing tour of the city, you can choose to add on lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, or even a spa treatment.

How much: $15,610 for “Fly and Relax” for two; $4,588 for “Fly and Tea” for two; click here for prices for “Fly and Dine”
How to book: Call 2802 0200 or email [email protected] for more information and to book. You can also find more details here, or at www.heliservices.com.hk

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Dolphin Watching Tour

Ever wanted to spot a Hong Kong pink dolphin? Well with a tour from Hong Kong Dolphin Watch you can make that dream a reality. Hop aboard and spend a morning with the beautiful Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins. As the only company of its kind that has been recognised by the Government and the Hong Kong Tourism Board as an eco-tour operator, this experience not only raises environmental awareness, but also raises funds for research campaigns. Group tours are available every Wednesday and Friday mornings (or if you’re looking for an extra special experience, private tours can also be arranged).

How much: $460 per person for group tours; prices start at $9,500 for chartered private tours
How to book: Call 2984 1414 or email [email protected] to book. See more info here

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Perfume Workshop at Intime Artisan de Parfum

Perfume is always a well-received gift, but unless you know exactly which fragrance to buy, it can be a tricky process choosing the perfect scent. So, to make choosing a little less stressful, and much more fun, why not book in for a perfume workshop at Intime Artisan de Parfum and create your very own unique fragrance? In the two-hour workshop you will be given perfume wearing tips and basic perfume knowledge, along with tuition on the primary techniques of perfume creation, including selection, dosage and ingredient composing, before being able to choose from over 20 ingredients in nine perfume groups to create your own bespoke French Eau de Parfum. At the end of the session you will be able to take home your creation, and the bespoke formula will be kept on file for future re-ordering.

How much: $1,368 for two (group class); $3,500 for private workshop for two
How to book: Book online here

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Spa Package

After the busy festive season and a rollercoaster year, come January we’re all in need of a little R and R, so there’s no better gift to give this Christmas than a relaxing spa experience. With such an abundance of five-star hotels in the city, there are many incredible spa packages to choose from. Though we believe that you can never go too far wrong with the Mandarin Spa. Synonymous with luxury, the spa offers everything from signature massages and facials, to traditional Chinese medicine treatments, and much more. Book your special someone in for a solo treatment, or enjoy the experience with them win the spa’s couples room and suites. We particularly like the sound of the “Afternoon Tea and Therapy” package, which completes your relaxing treatment with a quintessential Hong Kong afternoon tea at the Clipper Lounge.

How much: See treatment and prices here. Gift Cards are also available
How to book: Call 2825 4888 or email [email protected] to book

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Bungy Jump in Macau

At 233-metres (764-feet) high, The AJ Hackett Macau Tower Bungy Jump takes the prize for the highest commercial bungy jump in the world. If you have a friend who’s always dreamed of facing their fears and taking the plunge, why not gift them just that this Christmas? Sure to give memories that’ll last for years to come, the full package includes not only the jump itself, but also an e-certificate, membership card, exclusive t-shirt, and your jump video and photos on a USB. For those looking for a next-level thrill, you can choose to do the jump at night time.

How much: $4,288 per person (full package); $3,588 per person (jump only); option to add $1,288 for a second jump
How to book: Book online here

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Formula Race Car Driving Experience

Got a loved one who fancies themselves as a racing champ? At this one-of-a kind experience at the Zhuhai International Circuit in China, they’ll get the chance to feel like a Formula 1 star. Complete with training under the guidance of two professional race instructors on everything from the Formula Renault 2.0’s electronic dashboard and cockpit controls to braking techniques and three 30-minute sessions on the track, thrills are guaranteed. Full race gear will be provided for each participant, including a helmet, gloves, balaclava, suit and race shoes. Lunch, refreshments and a certificate of completion (that will entitle you to apply for a racing license) are also included in the price.

How much: $19,500 per person
How to book:
Book online here

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Cliff Ziplining and Abseiling Adventure

Put an adventurous twist on exploring some of Hong Kong’s best scenery and natural landscapes with this unique cliff ziplining and abseiling tour. Sure to be a thrilling day out, this experience consists of a scenic hike, ziplining over the clear blue waters and abseiling down stunning rock faces. A great experience that will allow you to see the other side of Hong Kong, conquer some serious fears, and make amazing memories all at the same time.

How much: $680 per person
How to book: Book online here

 

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Photography Class

If you know a budding photographer who’s looking to improve their skills, a photography class could be the perfect option this Christmas. Hong Kong Photography Workshop provides both beginner and advanced classes for amateur photographers. Choices include Photography 101, Street and Night Photography, an Intro to Lightroom and more. You can decide between taking a group class (with a maximum of eight people per class), or opting for private tuition. We particularly love HK Photography Workshop as, along with basic teaching in its Central location, students also get to take to the streets to put their new found skills to the test.

How much: Group classes: $980 per person for Photography 101 and Photography 102; $1,480 for Street Photography and Night Photography; $1,080 for Intro to Lightroom. Private classes start from $2,980 for two-hours
How to book: Book online here

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