Uncharted Escapes: White Mountains Safari Including Lunch
Full Day Tour, Excursion (Hotel pick up) is Starting From: Chania region, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolimbari,Kalyves, Kavros
Combine a unique guided Safari tour in White Mountains of Crete with panoramic views, traditional Cretan villages, learn the history and the traditions of the Island, and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut. Enjoy the unique view of Chania from above 1350m and meet the wildlife of Crete by the help of our 4x4 Jeeps, driven by expert English speaking escorts.
This amazing off-road adventure starts after crossing the valley full of orange trees, avocado’s and vegetables gardens. Climbing up the foot of White Mountains and passing through Cretan villages getting the feeling of mountainous Crete you’ll arrive in a coffee stop to enjoy your morning break. Coffee or mountain tea will be offered for free to you, enjoying the village life far away from mass tourism. Continuing this tour following the off road route up to the shepherd’s hut “Mitato” far away from touristic areas, where only a 4 wheel driver can approach, you will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of northern Crete and, If you’re lucky ... eagles and wild goats will show up and give you a very good reason for some extra photo stops. A small rocky road leads you up to your trip’s highest point 1350 meters in altitude in the heart of White Mountains of Crete, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd, where the famous Cretan “Graviera” cheese was produced and explore an original Shepherd's hut ""Mitato"".
On your way back you can enjoy the best panoramic view of Chania from above until you arrive at Therisso village and working up an appetite you will visit a small traditional family Cretan tavern where you will be welcomed by the owner, to introduce you to Cretan cuisine with a delicious lunch
After your lunch break you will follow the road through the amazing gorge of Therisso that will lead you to the city of Chania.
• Exhilaration of exploring the White Mountains by 4x4
• Panoramic views of the sea with plenty of photo stops
• Delicious lunch with traditional Cretan platters at a local tavern
•Hotel pick up and drop off.
•Transportation by Land Rover Defenders.
•English speaking group guide-drivers.
•Lunch with traditional Cretan food
•A visit to an original shepherd’s “Mitato”.
•Liability Insurance and local Taxes
•Drinks and beverages, Gratuities (optional)
Ideal for everyone, youth groups, single or couple participants.
The trip has guided stops every 30 to 40 minutes.
The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg.
Don’t forget your trekking shoes, a jacket and your camera.