1. Helicopter → Paragliding
As Hong Kong’s skies become cluttered with aircraft and airborne sightseeing tours become more common, showing guests around via helicopter no longer has quite the shine it used to. Unless you can charter your own craft and negotiate a route away from the traffic, seeing Hong Kong from the windows of a rotored vehicle seems rather, well...basic.
For a truly breathtaking experience that’s zero-carbon to boot, go paragliding. This niche sport makes the most of the city’s vertiginous landscape, giving a tranquil bird’s eye view of a rarely seen side of the skyline. You’ll spend the day hiking to one of 10 official paragliding zones—such as Lantau in the west, Ma On Shan in the east or Shek O in the south. Strapped to a pro you’ll step off the mountain and into the clouds. See Hong Kong Paragliding Association for more details.
See also: 25 Ways To Go Green In Hong Kong