Macau can definitely be explored in one day, at least in my opinion. But if you have more time, an extra day or two should be more than sufficient.
We had a day tour last April 15, 2011. It was short but I felt it was enough. I have to give credit to our guide. He lets us choose where we want to go but the choice of restaurants was his. I think that was an excellent set up.
We boarded our Turbo Jet from Hongkong at about 10:30. Arrived Macau at 11:30, and were out of the immigration at about 12 noon.
We were still full from the snacks at the Turbo Jet, so we decided to go straight to the Macau Tower. Macau Tower is one of the famous landmarks of the city. It measure 338 meters from ground level to the highest point.
We did not have plans of bungee jumping (one jump costs about HK$2499!), we just wanted to see people jumping. LOL!
We saw one girl bungee jumped. Props to her! I don’t think I could ever do it.
After the tour of the tower, we headed for lunch. Our guide brought us to these Portugese restaurant, where all the waiters are Filipino. Totally forgot the name of the restaurant. But the food were excellent.
After lunch, we went to the Ruins of St. Paul Church. Rich in history. Only the front of the church is left after it was burned.
After the Venetian tour (we weren’t able to check the Casino area because children are not allowed inside), we went to have dinner somewhere out of the city, near the beach. As usual, I did not know where we were. But I did not mind. It was a perfect place to rest and end the day.
We had seafoods and roasted pork. It was heavenly. Though I have to say, nothing beats Philippine’s roasted pork or lechon.
After dinner it was back to the jetty for a ride to Hongkong. We arrived Hongkong past 9pm. I was totally drained but I wouldn’t have the tour any other way. It was just perfect!