Capital City: Macau
Timezone: UTC+8
Country Calling Code: +853
Currency: MOP

1 CNY = 1.30 MOP

1 USD = 8.13 MOP

1 EUR = 10.00 MOP

1 GBP = 11.82 MOP

1 AUD = 8.13 MOP

These rates were valid at time of writing.
Please check for exact exchange rates.

Weather & When to Visit


Spring in Macau comes in March and April with wet and foggy weather. From May to September, it is hot and rainy, with most rain falls occur in the afternoon. Autumn, usually from late September through October, is sunny and comfortably warm most the time. However, from May to October is the rainy season, of which May is the rainiest and July to September is the typhoon season. Winds can be strong and sometimes comes typhoon with rain and lower temperatures. Winter for Macau running from November to February, influenced by the northeast monsoon, is generally cold and dry with temperature go down below 10 degrees. Overall the best period for visitors is autumn and winter, especially October to December, when days are sunny and warm and the low humidity, are recommended as the best visit times.

Events & Festivals


There are special events, festivals and celebrations land every month of the year in Macau with tradition and modernity, such as Chinese New Year, Feast of Drunken Dragon, Easter Holiday, Macau FIVB World Grand Prix, Macau International Fireworks Display Contest and more. 

Chinese New Year (usually around February) as the most important and colorful festival is celebrated by the majority of the local population. Macau International Fireworks Display Contest (September - October)is the largest of its kind and one of the most important in the world, which invites experts from different countries to Macau to compete with spectacles of fireworks set off over the Nam Van Lake. The night sky of Macau glow in a myriad of magnificent fireworks, accompanied by the cheers and applauses of spectators enjoying the impact of the light and sound show. Besides all the cheerful traditional festivals, Macau always has more to offer. 

Every year around November, the Macau Food Festival - sited in the rotunda opposite the Macau Tower - attracts local residents and visitors beguiled by delicious Asian, European, Mainland Chinese and local delicacies. Liberally salted with exciting live entertainment, games and beer competitions, this foodfest has become a firm favourite for its uninhibited, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of street stalls, booths and tents, which can surely offer you lots fun. For more festivals and events, please visit:



Most tourists are allowed to entry Macau for up to 90 days without a visa, only need to provide a passport with adequate un-used pages valid for 6 months from entry. Some other countries can get a 30 days stay. For mainland citizens living in the cities allowed to entry Macau with a permit from local police station. For more information, please visit



Macau International Airport (MFM), the only airport in Macau, situated at the eastern end of Taipa island and neighboring waters, only 30 minutes away from the region's cultural and entertainment centers. Convenient transportation to and from the airport is vital, there are public buses, taxis, private rentals, coach services, and more are all easily accessible. Taxis are air-conditioned and inexpensive, they are freely available at the taxi station outside the Airport. There will be a surcharge of five patacas and each piece of luggage carried in the trunk will cost three patacas.

There are special bus service (marked AP1, MT1, MT2, N2 & 26) serving the airport. These buses cross the city and stop at the major hotels. For more information, please visit:

Things to Consider


Although the people of Macau are friendly to foreigners they are also shy. Visitors show bear in mind that English is only spoken well by a minority of locals and avoid speaking loudly in public. When communicating, try using body language with small, friendly gestures. As English is rarely spoken on public transportation system such as buses, and other visitors may find it better to simply travel by taxi as fares are reasonable. It is also possible to hire a car and travel independently around Macau.

Some casinos have strict dress codes and visitors who dress informally may not be allowed to enter.

Tipping is not common in Macau as a 10% service charge is included in the price of most goods. However, a small tip is generally appreciated by bellhops and waiters.

Walking is perhaps the best way to explore the Macau Peninsula as most of the main attractions are located close together and the streets are clean and easy negotiate. However, some form of transport is needed to explore the rest of Macau. Also

The gambling casinos in Macau accept only Hong Kong dollars and Macau Patacas and guests can exchange money either at casino counters or the nearby banks. And there is a minimum age requirement of 18 for visitors and 21 for locals in all casinos. Cameras are forbidden in gambling casinos.


Important Note:
Whilst Classic Travel does our best to keep information updated, it is always advisable for you to double-check details for your specific trip as information can change without notice, particularly in regards to arrival & departure airport terminals, visa requirements and airport/port fees.