Day trip

From Chania: White Mountains Land Rover Safari

4.7 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From Chania: White Mountains Land Rover Safari

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From US$ 92.69 per person

Take a break from the beach resorts and get back to nature on a guided tour of the White Mountains of Crete by Land Rover. See traditional villages, learn the history of the Island, and discover what it is like to live as a shepherd.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup possible from hotels in Chania, Agia Marina, Platanias, Tavronitis, Kalyves, or Georgioupolis. You will receive an email of the supplier with the exact pick up time at your hotel or a near meeting point.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience rural life in the White Mountains
  • Savor the local food and wines at a 3-course lunch in a typical tavern
  • Get panoramic views and discover a traditional shepherd's hut in the mountains
Full description
Get back to nature and look for wildlife by 4WD jeep as you drive into the White Mountains. Cross a valley full of orange groves, avocado trees, and vegetable gardens, pass through rural villages, and experience life on the island away from the beach resorts. Break for a coffee or cup of mountain tea far from the crowds. Then continue uphill to discover a typical shepherd's hut (mitato) in a remote area that other vehicles can't reach. Learn about the local graviera cheese and what life is like as a shepherd. Keep a look out for eagles and wild goats, and then venture along a rocky road to get panoramic vistas from 1,350 meters above sea level. Return towards Chania via the village of Therisso, where you will stop to try the local produce at a traditional family-run tavern. Next, follow the road through the amazing Therisso gorge to arrive back in Chania.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by Land Rover Defenders
  • English-speaking group guide/drivers
  • Lunch of traditional food and wine
  • Visit to an original shepherd’s mitato
  • Liability insurance and local taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This trip has guided stops every 30 to 40 minutes
  • This trip is not recommended for those under 8 years old
  • Bring your trekking shoes, a jacket, and your camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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it was a perfect day. Our driver, Louise, took us on an offroad adventure with perfect views, good food în cretan style. She show us small villages in to the mountains. We had the perfect guide for this experience and the best driver for on offroad adventure. We coudn't hope for more. She transformed this day în a memorably one. Thanks again, Louise.

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October 27, 2022

All in all it was a great experience! The tour guide was a super star! Helpful, informative and a great guy/guide. We saw amazing landscapes and learned really interesting facts about Crete’s history and people’s culture and lifestyle! The only thing in my opinion that can change is the price since I find it a bit too pricey. I was expecting something more in terms of local products/traditional cuisine specialties.

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July 26, 2022

This Adventure was so much fun and I see/hear a lot of things I never heard before. And the trip with the cars was such a great investment. Sure sometimes was the way up a little rough but it was just a great experience everbody should make. I really appreaciates this because I was able to see the livinig form a real sheperd. Thank you guys for this awesome time. I learn and see a lot.

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June 10, 2019

Product ID: 147168