Whenever I have taken a trip, I have always been asked to write the itinerary that I followed at that destination. This is what happened with Jordan too. I was first asked by my readers, on Facebook messenger and DM on twitter, to write the itinerary which they would eventually use for their trips as well.
In the first week of June, I went on a 5-day trip to Macao with the Macao Tourism board, which I truly cherished.
When I travel to a country, I want to fully experience the culture, local life, food and then see the monuments of historical importance at that place. I want to see the best places of the attraction, try the best food, and understand the rich history of the country. Macau is definitely not a day or two- day affair which most guides talk about. It has so much to offer in terms of heritage, history, food, culture and what not. Macao has influences from its former Portuguese colonial masters, which have infused well into the Chinese heritage, food, tradition, and sign boards that you see on the buildings. It being a gambling haven, the exotic fusion of Portuguese and Chinese culture is not appreciated enough. So I thought I’d share a quick itinerary to Macao which contains information about gambling places, famous attractions, food and culture, all of which together embody the unique culture of Macao. If you are planning a trip to Macao, then you must use this handy itinerary to experience it.
It is very easy to travel around in Macao as they have a great public transport system, free shuttle services which are offered by the hotels, and reasonably priced cabs. Right now I am sharing a quick itinerary of Macao; I’ll share in-depth details about each place later. This itinerary will help you plan a 5-day trip to Macao. It is always great to book your International Flights beforehand to avoid paying high rates closer to the travel dates. I always ensure to check the competitive prices that different airlines have to offer.
I flew to Hong Kong, took the Sea Express and arrived at the Macau Ferry Terminal. I checked-in to my Hotel Sofitel at Ponte16 after a long flight, had lunch and then walked to the local market near the hotel to experience the colorful streets. I spent my evening seeing the Wynn tree of prosperity, the dragon show, the fountain show, the aquarium inside MGM hotel and the grand Lisboa casino.
Breakfast- Jet Airway’s inflight pre-booked meal
Hotel Accommodation- Sofitel Ponte 16
Lunch-Mistral Restaurant in Sofitel Ponte 16
Dinner- Rossio in MGM Hotel
After breakfast, I headed to A-ma Temple, ruins of St. Paul, the Macao Museum and then the St. Dominic Church. I also went on a walking tour of Senado Square and then headed for lunch. I spent the afternoon and evening goofing around Pier 16 Macau 3D World. I attended the Broadway show in Galaxy hotel. I went to the Broadway street market and attended the show of Galaxy hotel. I also went to the Diamond Show at Galaxy and then shopped at Senado Square. I made my night interesting by walking on the illuminated streets of Macau. I saw the Macao tower from the aerial view of Sky21.
Breakfast- Mistral Restaurant in Sofitel Ponte 16
Lunch- Alorcha Restaurant Portuguese Food
Dinner- Indian Spice Restaurant
Night Drinks- Sky21 Roof Top Restaurant
This was going to be a long day and I had a heavy breakfast at the hotel. I experienced Chinese cultural influences today at Chinese Garden of Lou Lim IOC. I raced at Macau Grand Pix, went to the wine museum and then the Macau Science Centre. I checked into St. Regis Macao and I didn’t want to leave there. I relaxed by experiencing a massage at Iridium spa. Dinner at the Manor was spectacular. I walked around the Venetian to see the luxury brands. I finally ended up playing at the casino at St.Regis. It was a long night.
Hotel Accommodation – St. Regis Macau
Lunch- At Regis Hotel
Dinner- The Manor at St. Regis Macao
I had breakfast at St. Regis which was sumptuous. This was the best day for me as I got to see Pandas. We spent time at the Macao Giant Panda Pavilion, Taipa House Museum, walked on Hac-Sa Beach, went to Lord Bakery, and then attended the Dragon Boat Race. I spent the evening walking in the by lanes of Taipei village and then ended the day with a heavy dinner.
Breakfast- The Manor, St, Regis Macao
Lunch –MiraMar Restaurant
Dinner- Antonio Restaurant by Chef António Coelho
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This turned out to be an adventurous day for me. I visited Macao Tower and watched a close friend bungee jump. The trip got over with a lovely lunch.
Lunch- Antica – Italian Restaurant
I hope you enjoyed this itinerary of Macao. Don’t let casinos stop you from planning a trip to Macao. The place has beautiful vibes especially for tourists and a great history to soak in.