Overview

Introducing Macao, a sparkling gem on the southern coast of China, which offers something for everyone. Macao’s Portuguese and Chinese heritage makes it a unique place to visit, but alongside this discover awe-inspiring architecture, outdoor attractions, non-stop nightlife, a calendar of culture and festivities, and delectable dining.

Highlights

Discover all Macao has to offer

Awe Inspiring Architecture and Heritage

Nowhere is the destination’s Portuguese-Chinese heritage better seen than in The Historic Centre of Macao, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring 30 buildings and squares including A-Ma Temple and Senado Square. The destination’s tallest structure is the Macau Tower- at 338m it offers 360 degree views from the observation deck - and is home to the world’s highest bungy jump, as well as the thrilling Skywalk.

Outdoor Attractions

Explore Macao’s key sites with Step Out, Macao’s self-guided walking tours, which include routes such as the Bygone days of Taipa Village and Nostalgia in Coloane, or take to the hills on one of Macao’s hiking trails. Be sure to visit Macao’s Giant Panda Pavilion. Open to the public Tuesday to Sunday the Pavilion is home to a family of four giant pandas as well as red pandas.

Delectable Dining

Foodies can take to the streets to feast on snacks such as pork chop buns and pasteis de nata, dine at one of 20 Michelin star restaurants, and enjoy Chinese and Portuguese classic dishes. Visitors can also sample the destination’s fusion food, Macanese cuisine, which includes dishes such as Minchi and African Chicken.

When to visit

Macao has a subtropical climate with an average annual temperature of approximately 23C. October to December is a pleasant season to visit with warm autumn days and low humidity. January, February and March are the winter months with relatively cold but sunny weather, warming up in April. From May to September the weather becomes hot and humid with typhoons a possibility.

Getting there

Macao has its own international airport with flights from destinations around Asia. Most UK travellers fly into Hong Kong and take the frequent fast ferry connections to Macao (approximately one hour) from the airport or downtown, or travel from Hong Kong to Macao via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which offers road transfers in around 45-minutes. There are direct flights from the UK to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic with a flying time of approximately 12 hours