Our Crete Safari starts with a thrilling drive along the vineyards of Crete. The first stop will be the village of Saint Thomas, at an altitude of 700 meters. Here you will have the chance to admire the Byzantine churches (since 1371 AD) the ruins of the Byzantine aqueduct and the Roman tombs. Heading south, we cross the Messara valley, and our Crete Jeep safari drives us through olive groves, at the Monastery of Odigitria, one of the most beautiful on the island, which dates back to the 14th century. We visit the Museum with objects from the daily life of the locals. Leaving the Monastery and after a dirty and dusty drive on the jeeps, we reach the entrance of Agiofarago Gorge. We park the jeeps and we prepare for the walk. Walking through the gorge (zero difficulty degree), we will witness the wildlife of the area. After a 30-minute walk, we end up in the idyllic bay of Agiofarago with fine pebbles, the paradise of the Libyan Sea, where you have the opportunity for a refreshing swim. Leaving the gorge, we continue our safari and we stop at a local tavern for a tasteful Cretan lunch, with local specialties. The last stop of our Crete safari will be the small fishing village of Matala, famous worldwide as one of the largest Hippie communities during the '60s and '70s.
Adult Price: 70€
Child Price (4-12 years): 45€
Children 0-4 years old travel free of charge
Prices may vary for large groups of 8+ people. For special price quotations please contact us direct at email@example.com
- Visit the village of St Thomas, with its Byzantine churches and Roman tombs.
- Discover the wonders of Odigitria Monastery, which dates back to the 14th century.
- Reach the entrance of the gorge driving a jeep, and enjoy a nice off-road dusty route.
- Cross the gorge of Agiofarago on foot, and get close to sheep and goats.
- Take a dip at the beautiful beach at the end of the gorge.
- Taste a delicious Cretan lunch in a small village in south Crete. 3-5 Appetizers, main dish, salad, dessert, raki, unlimited wine. Vegetarian and Vegan options are available.
- End Crete Jeep Safari with a refreshing swim at the beach of Matala.
- Part of what makes this island so appealing is the warm weather, so it probably won’t come as a surprise that Jeep Safari can be hot and humid.
- This Crete Jeep Safari offers lots of free time so that you're able to experience the beauties of Crete the way you imagined.
- Our tour guide will be there to help you with anything you might need.
- This Jeep Safari Adventure activity is designed for travelers aged 1 to 99. It is full of fun, flexibility, and plenty of free time to explore at your own pace.
- Come prepared. Athletic shoes, a pair of flip flops, sun lotion, a hat, swimming suits, and make sure you have a good long beach towel with you.
- Buy a large plastic bottle of water and ask your hotel to position it in the freezer a day before departure. The ice will melt slowly during your tour and the water will always be cold.
- Bring with you some plasters, or bite cream. You never know.
Below you can read the timetable and schedule of the activity you are viewing. We make everything in our power to be always on time and avoid any long delays.
08:40: Crete safari departure from Ammoudara/Heraklion/Gouves/Analipsi/Anissaras/Hersonissos/Stalida/Malia. Pick-up from your hotel.
Stop at: St Thomas village – 40 min stop.
Stop at: Arrival at the Monastery of Odigitria - 40 min stop.
Stop at: the entrance of Agiofarago Gorge. Beginning of the walk. 30 minutes walk to reach the south coast.
Stop at: the beach of Agiofarago. Time for swimming and sunbathing. 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Stop at: Sivas village - Lunch stop. 1 hour.
Stop at: the beach of Matala. Swimming stop. 45 minutes.
18:00: Jeep Crete Safari. Arrive back at Ammoudara/Heraklion/Gouves/Analipsi/Anissaras/Hersonissos/Stalida/Malia.
Different timetables apply for pickups in different areas like Heraklion, Ammoudara, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Stalida, and Malia. Our search system will provide you with the correct times. If you have difficulty finding your pickup point, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Important Pre-Departure Information for Agiofaraggo Jeep Safari
To help you prepare for your trip, please ensure you understand the following:
Tours are often the best days of your vacation. Most of our customers look forward to this day for weeks or months! That's why it is important that you mind some basic rules to keep the day trip safe and enjoyable for you and the other guests!
Bring comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for good grip.
Be at the pickup point at least 10 minutes earlier. Check your ticket for the correct time.
Don’t bring too much money. Credit/Debit cards are accepted almost everywhere.
Limit your luggage. Too much weight is always a problem.
A hat, sunglasses, sun cream, and a swimsuit are required in most cases.
Water, lip balm, insect repellent, and anti-bacterial hand wipes/hand sanitizer are sometimes essential.
Leave your valuables at your hotel.
Bring your personal medication and prescriptions.
You must always carry a copy of your passport with you. Although not required it's always a good idea.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Crete Jeep safari is subject to weather conditions. If the Crete jeep safari is canceled due to bad weather conditions you will be refunded the price of the ticket or you will be given the option of an alternative date.
The meal is not predetermined, but during the safari, after the driver's question, each client can choose his food. For example, there are vegetarians, as there are people who do not eat pork, and so on.
So everybody can choose the meal they wish.
THE FOOD MENU INCLUDES:
4-5 first dishes, Main dish, Salad, Desert Raki, and unlimited wine
Don't get reckless on the bus. You don't want your day to end early, do you? Misbehavior on the bus can get you into trouble and ruin your day. You could end up sitting on the bus while the others enjoy the destination.
Don't wander off. Listen carefully when the tour guide gives instructions about sticking with the group or sticking with an assigned partner even when going to the restroom. Don't ever wander off on your own, or your trip could end badly. If you break this rule, you could end up missing the timeline!
Respect the Tour Guides and Bus Drivers. You should respect any Tour Guides and Bus Drivers and listen to them as you would your own teacher or parents. They have a big responsibility, watching after so many customers at one time. They can't afford to give too much attention to one "squeaky wheel," so they will probably be intolerant to distractions. Don't be disruptive.
Respect nature. Some day trips will take you into contact with animals or plants. For your own safety, be mindful of potential dangers, and don't assume you can tug, pull, tease, or touch things safely.
Keep an eye on the clock. If you are supposed to meet your group for lunch or for loading onto the bus, you should keep an eye on the time. You don't want to miss lunch, and you surely don't want to be left behind.
The following list contains everything that is included in the activity you are viewing. Services and products included here are included in the price and no extra charge will occur.
Services and Products Included
-Hotel pick up & drop off by area: Heraklion, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Hersonissos, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis.
-Transportation by 4x4 Landrover Jeeps with a professional driver.
-Professional tour guide (live).
-Printed or mobile tour vouchers accepted.
-Lunch and drinks are included in the tour price.
-Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).
Everything that is not mentioned in the Included section is excluded. we have tried our best and we have succeeded in avoiding any hidden costs for our customers. In the event that any hidden costs appear through one of our suppliers please contact us and we will solve the matter with no discussion.
Services and Products Excluded from this Activity and payable if occur by the client
1. Entrance Tickets to Archaeological Sites or Places of Interest. Matala Caves 3€.
2. All meals & drinks, unless mentioned otherwise in the tour description or the included section above.
3. Accommodation for tours and activities longer than 1 day.
4. Personal expenses as a result of misconduct or miss understandings.
5. Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary.
6. Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.
7. Sunbeds and umbrellas.
IMPORTANT: During the booking process you will be requested to add your hotel and its address. We understand that the names of hotels change every year and that many hotels don't even have an address. In such a case you can do the following:
1. Choose "Other" at Hotel
2. Write "Unknown" at the Address
This way the system will allow you to proceed with your payment.
In order to make your booking experience easier and more secure, we write below, our very simple way of booking your favorite Cretan tour, excursion, trip, or cruise.
Step 1: Choose Your Tour
Once you decide which Crete Jeep Safari you wish to book online, you will have to check the availability of each tour. You only have to click on the “Date” box and there you can choose the date or day that is more comfortable for you. The Dates/days are highlighted. Prices are per adult. Children enjoy a 30% discount.
After choosing your date of departure you add the number of adults and children. Please note the following:
Adults: 13+ years old
Children: 4-12 years old
Infants (free): 0-4 years old
You don't need to enter the infant numbers. Infants do not get a seat. The guardian is responsible for providing protection during the tour.
Once you add the persons you press the ‘Search” button.
Step 2: Add to Cart
You press the “Add to Cart” button. The tour is now available in your purchase cart. You may book the same way two, three, or more tours.
Step 3: Visit the Cart
The cart is situated in the top right corner. Press on the “Cart” image. This will provide you with a list of the tours you have chosen. Check the total price, the number of persons, the name of the tour, and the date. If you wish, you may erase the tour by clicking the “X”(delete) button and restarting the procedure. When you are ready you press the “Checkout” button.
Step 4: Checkout
Here you will need to fill out the form with your details and press “Continue”. The personal information that we collect from you is stored by us, on databases protected through a combination of physical and electronic access controls, firewall technology, and other reasonable security measures. We will neither sell nor release your registration, personal, and usage data to outside organizations.
If you cannot locate your hotel name, please email us the name of your hotel and we will add it to our list. The hotel list includes the following areas of Crete: Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Malia, Gournes, and Kokkini Hani.
Step 5: Payment
After pressing the “Continue to Payment” button you will be redirected to a secured Eurobank e-commerce environment. Here you fill in your card details. Once your payment is made, you will receive a confirmation of your payment and the tours you have purchased. Within 24 hours you will receive a boarding voucher/ticket for each tour in Crete you have purchased with all the details, including the exact pickup point with "Google map location" and time-based on your hotel selection.
In case you wish to know more about Crete Jeep Safari, please feel free to communicate with us before booking online. Our travel consultants will try their best to provide you with the correct answers to your questions. Send all Inquiries to email@example.com
If after receiving your voucher/ticket, you still have questions, or you wish to cancel or alter the date please call us at +30 2897021106 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are currently in Crete our travel shop is located in Hersonissos. Feel free to pass by one of them and get the answers to your questions and even more.
Serapis Travel Services
141 El. Venizelou Ave (main road)
70014, Hersonissos, Crete
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