This Sleeping Bus Tour in Hong Kong Is Exactly What You Think It Is

This Sleeping Bus Tour in Hong Kong Is Exactly What You Think It Is

It’s a snoozefest that you might actually be interested in!

There’s something soothing about catching some z’s during a car or bus ride, with the gentle rocking movement and mild road noises lulling you to sleep. The only downside is the rather annoying feeling when waking up because you’ve already reached your destination. 

Well, what if we told you that there’s a Sleeping Bus Tour in Hong Kong that’s specially designed to give you a well-deserved slumber? In a nutshell, it’s a five-hour ride aboard a double-decker bus that takes passengers on an 83-kilometre trip — making it the longest bus route in Hong Kong! 

What to expect from HK’s Sleeping Bus Tour

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This fascinating bus tour in Hong Kong is offered by ulu travel. The first ride was launched on 16 Oct 2021 and was completely sold out! 

The Sleeping Bus Tour starts at a restaurant, where guests are served a two-course Western meal that’s the right amount to give them a “food coma.” (Anyone who has ever felt sleepy after a big buffet would know.) They are then led to the actual bus ride, where they can finally get cosy. 

The tour includes a few stops for some good ol’ photo-taking as well as necessary bathroom breaks. Passengers also have the option to disembark early on at one of the drop-off points, in case they’d rather continue their nap at home! 

Also read: The Lazy Traveller’s 48-Hour Hong Kong Itinerary

The concept behind this unique ride1

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But where exactly did ulu travel get the idea for this Sleeping Bus Tour anyway?

“When we were brainstorming new tours, I saw a social media post from my friend saying that he was stressed out by his work, he couldn’t sleep at night,” said marketing and business development manager, Kenneth Kong, in an interview with the Associated Press. “But when he was travelling on the bus, he was able to sleep well. His post inspired us to create this tour that lets passengers just sleep on the bus.” 

Tickets range from US$13 to US$51 per person, with the option of either upper or lower deck seats. What’s more, passengers also get a goodie bag with an eye mask and earplugs! How awesome is that?

Also read: Japan’s Newest Overnight Bus Is So Cosy, It Will Cure Your Insomnia

Would you be down for this Sleeping Bus Tour the next time you’re in Hong Kong? 

In the meantime, check out these other places to visit the next time you’re there! After all, it’s never too early to start planning future trips. 

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Marcy Miniano
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A fast-talking caffeine-dependent wordsmith, Marcy has never been one to shy away from sharing a good story or two. If she’s not in a quiet coffee shop somewhere, she enjoys spending afternoons in a museum or art gallery — whether it’s around Metro Manila or a foreign city she’s visiting. She wishes to retire in a winter village someday, so she can fulfil her lifelong dream of wearing turtlenecks all year round and owning a pet penguin.