This premium safari road trip is an authentic experience to visit Balos Lagoon in privacy and comfort, since you don't have to schedule your entire day according to the departures of the ferryboats. Arriving at the heights above the magnificent Balos Lagoon you are receiving a lunch box before the hike down to this paradise beach begins.
Your private escort-driver, with a comfort off-road vehicle, will pick you up from the hotel and you will enjoy an interesting sightseeing tour on parts of North-Western Crete, listening to local stories and enjoy the panoramic views of the area. After Kissamos we will drive along on an off-road route at Gramvousa peninsula until we reach a specific spot at the top of Gramvousa peninsula, above Balos Lagoon where we will have to park the vehicle. From there your escort will direct you to follow a hike route about 20 to 40 minutes down to the mountainside until you reach Balos Lagoon. Find a cozy place on one of the white sandy beaches of Balos and spend 4 hours time there discovering the area and swimming in the crystal clear waters of Balos. On the way back up to the parking and following the same hiking route of 30 to 40 minutes approximately, you will have many opportunities for lifetime memorable panoramic photos of Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island from above!
Your lunch packages will be provided by us, as well as a bottle of water, ready to take with you down to the beach. The day closes with a smooth ride through the North coast line of West Crete back to your hotel or villa or accommodation.
A unique premium escape, an exciting adventure to visit Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Peninsula, swimming in crystal clear waters, embraced by the renowned Greek hospitality and enjoying the sights and professional but relaxed service!!
**Pick up times per area
8:30 - 9:00
Different times upon request and according to availability
Pick up will be outside the hotel that guests are staying
Visit Balos Lagoon
Private tour with multi-lingual driver-escort
Off-road route with panoramic views
Lunch packs and water
Free hotel pick up and drop off
Off road vehicle driven by multilingual escort-drivers
Lunch packs and water
Liability Insurance and local taxes
**Price Does Not Include
Towels or cost of sunbeds in Balos lagoon
Don’t forget your comfortable shoes, for example trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.
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. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under age of 18 years old. Uncharted Escapes reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in case of unfavourable weather conditions. This can be done without any prior notice.
***price of 100.00 euros is per person!
Time Schedule Tour & Stops Points
00:00 - 01:00 Pick up and drive to Kissamos - Kalyviani
01:00 - 01:30 Drive from Kalyviani to Balos parking
01:30 - 06:30 Free time in Balos Lagoon
06:30 - 08:00 Drive back to pick up point
* Time schedules may vary depending on group size and weather conditions .