Hong Kong and Macau on a Budget using the iVenture Card

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Are you planning on traveling to Hong Kong and Macau anytime soon? You may want to consider purchasing an iVenture Card to save you time and money. Through an iVenture Card, you can already gain access to Hong Kong and Macau's top destinations cash-free with just a single pass and you can save as much as 20,000 pesos! Amazing, right? Continue reading below to see how you can maximize your trip using an iVenture Card and if purchasing one is the right choice for you.

Hong Kong and Macau on a Budget using the iVenture Card
Hong Kong and Macau on a Budget using the iVenture Card.

What is the iVenture Card?

The iVenture Card is a pre-paid attraction pass that combines the best attractions, tours and experiences in Hong Kong and Macau. This allows you cash-free admissions to key destinations while still being able to customize your travel itinerary based on your own preferences and schedule. Cardholders may also avail of additional discounts to other attractions and restaurants. 

Where to Buy? 

You can purchase an iVenture Card via Klook for only PHP 6638 (3 day pass) or PHP 8148 (5 day pass). It may also be bought elsewhere, but Klook offers the best prices and hassle free booking so I highly recommend you get it there.

How to Use?

  • Purchase an iVenture Card from Klook or wherever you prefer. Choose whether to get a 3 day or 5 day pass.
  • Plan your trip. With the many choices of places and things to do, you won't really be able to do them all. Careful planning and evaluating on which activities you'd like to avail is crucial. Don't beat yourself up for missing a few.
  • Collect your iVenture Card from selected pick-up points listed here. If you opt for a more convenient option, you may use an Electronic iVenture Pass. An electronic pass provides you a QR Code which you could easily present using your phone. You can activate your card through the iVenture Check In Website. Activating is easy, just input your voucher ID and viola, a QR code is now accessible on your phone. Note: Make sure to claim your card within 6 months of purchasing.
  • Make necessary reservations. Some of the attractions require prior bookings so you could avail them. Please take note of that.
  • Enjoy your trip!

Hong Kong and Macau on a Budget using the iVenture Card
Hong Kong and Macau on a Budget using the iVenture Card.

Hong Kong

1.) Hong Kong Ocean Park
      - One day free full admission
      - Free single transfer; you will have to get back from the park on your own.
      - Pick Up Point : K11 Art Mall on Mody Road Entrance
      - Pick Up Time : 8:30am daily; arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure
      - Prior booking required. 
             - Email:  reservation@holidayworld.com.hk ; you must do this at least 24 hours prior to ensure your slot or else you will not be able to avail of this inclusion.
      - More info here

2.) Peak Tram
      - Round trip ticket; round trip ticket must be used on the same day
      - Physical ticket must be collected prior at the following locations: 
             - Traveleasy Ltd
                Shop 316, 3/F
                World Wide Centre
                19 Des Voeux Road Central
                Central, Hong Kong
             - Holiday World Tours Ltd
               Room 1021, 10/F, 
               Peninsula Centre, 67 Mody Road
               Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon
      - You cannot claim the ticket simply by presenting your iVenture Card in the Peak Tram Terminus. 
     - Note: The Peak Tram will be temporarily suspended for around 2-3 months starting on 23 Apr 2019 due to the Peak Tram Upgrade Project. You can use the bus as a means of transportation but additional costs will not be covered by your iVenture Card.
      - More info here

3.) Ngong Ping 360 Standard Cabin
      - Round trip ticket; round trip ticket must be used on the same day
      - You can add HKD90 (approx 630PHP) to upgrade to Ngong Ping 360 Fun Pass and HKD80 (approx 560PHP) to upgrade to a Crystal Cabin.
      - More info here

4.) Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck
      - Single entry ticket and free WIFI
      - You can proceed directly to Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck to redeem your ticket using your iVenture Card.
      - More info here

5.) Sky100 Hong Kong VR Experience
    - You can proceed directly to Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck to redeem your ticket using your iVenture Card.
      - More info here

6.) Hong Kong Watertours Pre-Dinner Sunset Cruise
      - Pass to a 1 hour Sunset Cruise
      - Comes with free unlimited drinks on board, dinner not included.
      - Cruise departs at the following time and locations:
             - Kowloon Public Pier No. 3 - departing 6.15 pm 
             - Central Pier No. 9 - departing 6.30 pm 
      - You can go directly and present your iVenture Card at the above locations at least 15 minutes before the time of departure to avail.
      - You may chose to upgrade your cruise to a Symphony of Lights Cruise for an additional fee of HKD40 (approx 280PHP) per Adult/Child payable to operator.
      - You may ask to be dropped at the other pier (different from the one you alighted from) to explore the other part of the harbor.
      - More info here

7.) Rickshaw sightseeing Open Top Bus
      - One day pass
      - Present your iVenture card to the driver/conductor at any of the pick-up points. 
      - For routes and pick-up locations please refer here

8.) Noah's Ark Hong Kong
      - One day single entry pass
      - Transportation not included.
      - More info here

9.) Hong Kong City Tour
      - Half day tour of the city
      - Pick Up Point : Central Ferry Pier No.7
      - Pick Up Time : 1:30pm; arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure
      - Duration : 1:30pm to 6:30pm
      - Prior booking required.
            - Email:  iventure@tripntourz.com ; book at least 24 hours in advance
      - More info here.

10.) Hong Kong Crystal Bus – Afternoon Tour
      - 2 hour luxury bus tour (Lower Deck)
      - One round of drinks included.
      - Pick Up Point : Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (near the Peninsula)
      - Pick Up Time : 3:00pm daily
      - Prior booking required.
               - Email:  info@crystalbus.com.hk ; please book at least 24 hours in advance
      - You can upgrade to upper Deck with Dim Sum Lunch for an additional HKD230 (approx 1,610PHP) but this is subject to seat availability.
      - More info here.

11.) Cheung Chau Half-Day Tour
      - Guided Walking Tour
      - Only available on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday
      - Pick Up Point : Central Ferry Pier No. 5
      - Pick Up Time : 11:00am
      - Lunch not included.
      - Round trip ferry tickets included.
      - Prior booking required.
                - Email:  info@ilovetravel.hk ; book at least 24 hours in advance
      - More info here.

12.) Tung Chung to Tai O Scenic Tour
      - Guided Walking Tour
      - Only available on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday
      - Pick Up Point : Tung Chung MTR station (Outside Exit B)
      - Pick Up Time : 2:00pm
      - Prior booking required.
                - Email:  info@ilovetravel.hk ; book at least 24 hours in advance
      - More info here.

13.) Hong Kong Night Tour (NEW)
      Seat-in Coach tour with guide
      - Pick Up Point : K11 Art Mall on Mody Road Entrance
      - Pick Up Time : 5:00pm; be there at least 15 minutes in advance
      - Prior booking required.
            - Email:  reservation@holidayworld.com.hk ; book at least 24 hours in advance
      - Duration : 5:00pm to 9:00pm
      - More info here.

14.) The Art of Chocolate (NEW)
      - Just show your iVenture Card at the entrance to avail. 
      - More info here.

15.) Hong Kong Disneyland
      Add of HKD477 (approx 3,339‬PHP) per adult and HKD406 (approx 2,842‬PHP) per child payable upon collection to avail.
      - Package is only available at Hong Kong International Airport Arrival Hall A13 Beng Seng Travel Counter
               - Working Hours: 7:00am-11:00pm daily
      - More info here.


Have you seen my Macau Day Trip yet? Take a look to see how we used the inclusions mentioned below.

16.) Macau Tower Convention Entertainment Centre
      - Single Entry Pass to Observation Deck
     - Redeem your ticket at Macau Tower ticketing counter by presenting your iVenture Card.
      - More info here.

17.) TKW Macau Tour
      - Macau Tour w/ very witty tour guide
      - Buffet Lunch Included
      - Pick Up Point : Counter No. 1026, Macau Outer Harbour Terminal

      - Pick Up Time : 10:00am; be there at least 15 minutes in advance
      - Duration : 10:00am to 3:00pm
      - Prior booking required.
               - Email:  tkwtours@macau.ctm.net ; book at least 24 hours in advance
      - If staying at a Macau Hotel, you may contact TKW to arrange pick up details.
      - Baggage can be stored in the bus during the tour duration.
      - More info here.

18.) Macau Open Top Sightseeing Bus
      - Unlimited hop on hop off at 10 different stops for 2 days

      - Tickets must be redeemed at the location below between 11am to 8pm by presenting your iVenture Card.
           -Broadway Kitchen
            Broadway Food Street,
            Broadway Macau, Macau 
      - For routes and timetable please refer here
      - More info here.

19.) Broadway Macau Set Meal Voucher
     - 70HKD worth of set meal voucher; you can choose for 8 different restaurants a predetermined set meal.
       - Redeem your voucher at the location below between 11am to 8pm by presenting your iVenture Card.
           -Broadway Kitchen,             
            Broadway Food Street,
            Broadway Macau, Macau 
      - More info here.

20.) Free Egg Tart and Drink at Galaxy Macau
        - Voucher applicable at Beverage Corner and Kung Fu Tea Shop inside of Tastes of Asia at the Galaxy Macau
       - Redeem your voucher at the location below between 11am to 8pm by presenting your iVenture Card.
           -Broadway Kitchen,
            Broadway Food Street,
            Broadway Macau, Macau 

Other Discounts and Promos
  • Airport Express - 25% Discount on Round Trip Fare
  • Cotai Water Jet - 15% Discount on Tickets
  • House of Dancing Water Show Macau - 10% discount cash only
  • Gondola Ride at the Venetian - Save HK$20
  • Palki Indian Cuisine - 20% discount on the total bill
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. - 10% Discount on Meals
  • AJ Hackett Bungy - HK$200 discount on Bungy (Standard & Full Package)
  • Khana Khazana Indian Vegetarian Restaurant & Bar - 20% Discount - Ala Carte Orders 10% Discount - Lunch / Brunch buffet Orders
  • AJ Hackett Skywalk - HK$100 discount on Skywalk
  • AJ Hackett Tower Climb - HK$200 discount on Tower Climb
  • AJ Hackett SkyJump - $200 discount on SkyJump (Standard & Full Package)
  • Harbour Cruise - Bauhinia with Dinner Buffet on Board - Special Price at HK$400 for Adult and HK$300 for Child
  • Jumbo Kingdom Restaurant - HKD 100 discount for dine-in food and beverage consumption over HKD 800 or above. 
Hong Kong and Macau on a Budget using the iVenture Card
Hong Kong and Macau sample itinerary using the iVenture card.

Sample 3 Day Itinerary 

This is just a sample itinerary, this does not fully follow what we actually did due to some circumstances which I will note below.

Hong Kong and Macau on a Budget using the iVenture Card
Day One - Macau Day Tour

Day 1 - Macau Day Trip

For a more detailed account, please see my Macau Day Trip blog post.
  • 8:00 am - Travel from Hong Kong to Macau
    • We did not follow this since we arrived in Macau, not in HK. But for the purposes of this sample, we will consider that you will arrive in Hong Kong. 
  • 10:00 am - TKW Tour starts
    • Ruins of St. Paul
    • Mount Fortress
    • Buffet Lunch
      • Note: Lunch could be late, make sure to eat a hearty breakfast.
    • A-Ma Temple
    • Macau Tower
      • Note: You may request to be dropped off here so you could avail your Macau Tower tickets. If you don't want to be dropped off, tour will proceed.
    • Senado Square
    • Casinos
  • 3:00 pm - Macau Tower Observation Deck
  • 4:00 pm - Casino and Hotel Hopping
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner at Broadway Macau Food Street
    • You can ride a free shuttle bus from any hotel to Broadway Macau.
  • 8:00 pm - Claim Free Drink and Egg Tart at Galaxy Macau
    • Walk from Broadway Macau to Galaxy Macau (just across the street)
  • 10:00 pm - Travel back to Hong Kong
    • Ride free shuttle to ferry terminal. Don't forget to check ferry schedules.
  • 11:00 pm - Arrive in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong and Macau on a Budget using the iVenture Card
Day Two: Hong Kong Ocean Park and Victoria Harbor Cruise

Day 2 - Hong Kong Ocean Park and Harbor Cruise
  • 8:00 am - Arrive at K11 Art Mall on Mody Road Entrance
  • 8:30 am - Bus departs for Ocean Park.
  • 9:30 am - Arrive at Hong Kong Ocean Park.
  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Enjoy Hong Kong Ocean Park
  • 5:00 pm - Explore Central Ferry Terminal, Mid-Level Escalators, Hong Kong Observation Wheel
  • 6:30 pm - Watertours Pre-Dinner Sunset Cruise, ride at Central Ferry Terminal No. 9
  • 7:30 pm - Alight at Kowloon Public Pier No. 3, explore area
  • 8:15 pm - A Symphony of Lights
  • 8:30 pm - Walk along the Avenue/Garden of Stars
  • 9:00 pm - Dinner at MongKok Night Market 
Hong Kong and Macau on a Budget using the iVenture Card
Day Three: Victoria Peak, Ngong Ping, Rickshaw Bus Tour
Day 3 - Hong Kong Ocean Park and Harbor Cruise
  • 7:00 am - Ride Peak Tram to Victoria Peak
    • It's better to be here early, the lines could get rough during peak hours, plus fresh air!
    • The iVenture card does not include admission to the Sky Terrace, you have to purchase this separately but there are already plenty of areas at the peak where you could get an unobstructed view of the Hong Kong skyline.
  • 10:00 am - The Art of Chocolate
    • Located within Victoria Peak
    • We were not able to avail this because it was still not included in the iVenture card when we purchased it.
  • 11:00 am - Travel to Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal
    • This part is a little different than what we did because the Cable Car was under maintenance during our trip (make sure to check their website for schedule maintenance and plan accordingly). iVenture does not refund or pay for additional costs you may incur for traveling via bus to Ngong Ping village. Since, we could not avail the included cable car ride, there was no point in trying to fit a visit to Ngong Ping in our 3 day iVenture Card timetable. During this time, we just utilized the Rickshaw Hop On Hop Off Bus to get to destinations within the city.
  • 12:00 pm - Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car
    • Big Buddha
    • Po Lin Monastery
    • Ngong Ping Village
    • Ngong Ping Piazza
    • Wisdom Path
  • 3:00 pm - Travel back to Hong Kong from Lantau Island
    • On our actual trip, we substituted this with the Crystal Bus tour and went to Lantau Link View Visitors Center. Tour ended at 5:00 pm.
  • 4:30 pm - Rickshaw Sight seeing hop on hop off tour bus
    • For routes, schedules and pick-up locations please refer here.
  • 7:30 pm - Sky 100 Observation Deck
    • Sky 100 VR Experience was not available during our visit.
  • 8:15 pm - A Symphony of Lights
    • Watching the Symphony of Lights again, this time, 100 floors or 398 meters above sea level.
  • 8:30 pm - Temple Street Night Market
How Much Can You Save?

I mentioned above that the iVenture Card will indeed save you money. How much though? See below tabulation of regular prices of the each included iVenture Card activity. Of course, the below table considers that you get to do them all, which is honestly impossible. 

Hong Kong Ocean Park64.2
Peak Tram Round Trip Ticket6.95
Ngong Ping 360 - Standard Cabin31.43
Sky 100 Observation Deck25.14
Sky 100 VR Experience4.01
Watertour Victoria Harbor Cruise44.14
Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus - Day Pass26.75
Noah's Ark Hong Kong22.47
Hong Kong City Tour46.81
Hong Kong Crystal Bus Tour18.72
Cheung Chau Half-Day Guided Walking Tour90.95
Guided Walking Tour (Tung Chung To Tai O Scenic Tour)90.95
Hong Kong Night Tour46.81
The Art of Chocolate17.12
Macau Tower19.39
TKW Macau Tour53.5
Macau Open Top Bus26.75
Broadway Macau Meal Voucher9.36
3 Day Pass6638
5 Day Pass8148
3 Day Pass26925.4
5 Day Pass25415.4

For better comparison, you can use the sheet below to evaluate your total savings due to the iVenture Card based on your chosen activities.

How to Know if an iVenture Card is right for you?

Because not all of us have the same preferences and travel concerns, an iVenture Card may or may not be the right decision. So how do you know if it's a good idea to purchase one for your upcoming travel?
  • Your chosen activities are included in the package. See inclusions above.
  • You want to save money and avoid the hassle of making multiple bookings but still be in control of your itinerary.
  • You are perfectly capable of creating your own itinerary and timetable. P.S. It's harder than it looks!
  • You can follow simple instructions as some of the inclusions require specific directions.
  • You can utilize Google Maps and get from one point to another on your own.
  • Your trip duration will last for more than 3 days, otherwise, getting one is not worth it.
  • You are willing to walk till your feet drops to fully maximize your iVenture Card benefits. 

Tips and Reminders
  • I honestly think that a 3 day pass is enough to cover everything you may want, but if you want more flexibility and some breathing time, a 5 day pass is also a good idea.
  • I do NOT recommend availing the Hong Kong Disneyland Combo because a trip to Disneyland will require a full day. That would seriously hurt your chances of maximizing your card. You can go to Disneyland on the fourth day of your trip.
  • Always remember to check if your activities require prior booking. We have encountered a few people during our trip who forgot to do so and weren't accommodated. I have noted which ones do above.
  • Look at opening and closing times of activities while planning your travel itinerary. Don't forget to account for your travel times and for accidental situations when you might get lost. 
  • When you need to ask any questions, don't hesitate to contact iVenture and other services providers via email. They are very accommodating. 
  • Consider your own physical capacity, and those who are traveling with you as well, while planning.
  • Research is key! Search how you are going to travel from one place to another, which MTR exits to exit from, places where you can eat, etc. for a more efficient travel experience.
  • I recommend using the Electronic iVenture Pass so you can simply present your phone while availing an activity. But if you want a souvenir, getting the physical ticket is alright too.
  • If you are going with a group, it is best to discuss the itinerary down to the T with everyone in the group before you go on your adventure. Make sure everyone knows what's going to happen so everything is coordinated and smooth sailing.
Overall, I highly recommend using an iVenture Card while exploring Hong Kong and Macau. This is especially good for people who are traveling there for the first time as some of the inclusions are basic go-to places. 

I do hope that this post has been helpful to you. Please do let me know in the comments section if it has, I'd highly appreciate it. 

For questions and other concerns, please comment below. I will try to answer to the best that I can. Happy traveling! 

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  1. This was insanely informative. It really is appreciated how much detail you put into breaking down the savings! I will definitely look into the iventure card in the future!

  2. This so informative amd iventure card seems best option to explore hongkong and macau.thanks for sharing.

  3. Very detailed and informative post!! My next trip is definitely to HongKong!!

  4. Wow this is a really detailed breakdown of the pass and the cost savings. I'll surely keep it in mind while planning a trip to Hong Kong!

  5. I hadn't heard of the iventure card before. I will definitely look into it the next time I go to Hong Kong, it has several attractions that I have not been to before.

  6. Such a detailed post on using the iventure card. It is so helpful and also good on your pocket. Surely will use it when we go.

  7. The iVenture Card sounds like a CityPass (for example, to New York or Paris), and I am a huge fan of those!! Great minds think alike as I definitely calculate my cost savings as well to see if it is worth it. Thanks for providing such a handy spreadsheet!


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