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From Chania: White Mountains Land Rover Safari

Product ID: 147168
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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.
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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.

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
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

From US$ 103.90 per person

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Product ID: 147168