@Chania

CHQ05. Private Tour to the White Mountains and Samaria from Above

Organized by Uncharted Escapes

Activity info

Mesologgiou 1, Chania, Greece
6 and above
Greek, English
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2
Mon - Sun 08:30 - 22:00

Activity description

Traversing the Fragrant Orange Valleys: Our expedition begins in Chania, leading us southward to traverse the expansive orange valley. Amidst the fragrant orchards and farmlands, we'll weave through Varipetros, Agia, Alikianos, and Fournes, each village a reservoir of distinct aromas and cultural nuances.

Off-Road Adventure: Elevating to 1000 meters, our journey intensifies along the heart of the White Mountains. Navigating shepherd's paths and untamed terrain, the panoramic views of wild vegetation, grazing livestock, and awe-inspiring landscapes invigorate the senses.

Spectacular Summit Views: At 1680 meters above sea level, Kallergi Refuge offers an unparalleled overlook of Samaria Gorge and the Libyan Sea, a breathtaking reward for our off-road adventure.

Culinary Treasures at Omalos Plateau: Resting at Omalos Plateau, a traditional Cretan tavern awaits, indulging our senses with local delicacies and authentic platters, providing a taste of the region's culinary heritage.

Lakkoi's Historical Charm: Meandering through the historically rich village of Lakkoi, we pause for picturesque snapshots and insights into its cultural tapestry before concluding our unforgettable journey.

This off-road odyssey through Crete's island and Samaria National Park intertwines natural splendor, cultural encounters, and culinary delights, leaving indelible memories of a diverse and captivating expedition.

**In winter, December to March, snowy mountains may alter our route. If the Samaria Gorge mountains are snow-blocked, we head to Xiloskalo's entrance and alternate off-road paths through villages become our scenic route.

CHQ05. Private Tour to the White Mountains and Samaria from Above, Itinerary

00:00 - 00:50 Pick-up and Drive to Lakkoi Village (50 minutes)
00:50 - 01:20 Lakkoi Village Coffee Stop (30 minutes)
01:20 - 01:50 Drive to White Mountains E4 Tops (Off-road) (30 minutes)
01:50 - 02:05 White Mountains Photo Stop (15 minutes)
02:05 - 02:35 Drive to a Point Above Samaria Gorge (Off-road) (30 minutes)
02:35 - 02:50 Samaria from Above Photo Stop (15 minutes)
02:50 - 03:30 Drive to the Entrance of Samaria Gorge (40 minutes)
03:30 - 03:40 Photo Stop at the Entrance of Samaria Gorge (10 minutes)
03:40 - 03:50 Drive to Tavern in Omalos Plateau (10 minutes)
03:50 - 05:05 Lunch Stop (1 h 15 min)
05:05 - 05:45 Drive to Apopigadi (40 minutes)
05:45 - 06:00 Apopigadi Photo Stop (15 minutes)
06:00 - 07:00 Drive Back to Pick-up Point (1 hour)

* Time schedules may vary depending on group size and weather conditions

Highlights
Enjoy a private safari tour for up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle
Admire Samaria Gorge from above
Cretan villages and panoramic views
Coffee and Lunch with traditional Cretan food

Pick Up Times
8:30 - 09:00
Different times upon request and according to availability.

Price
105.00€ Adults Aged 13-up
85.00€ Children aged from 12 and below
The prices are for group participation with minimum of 4 pax to start.

Price Includes
Free hotel pick up and drop off
Panoramic views of Samaria from above and Cretan Villages
Private premium off-road vehicles (7 or 9 seater) driven by multilingual escort-drivers
Coffee and lunch with traditional Cretan platters
Liability Insurance and local taxes

Price Does Not Include
Coffee or beers or refreshments in tavern
Gratuities

Don't Forget

Essential Items for Your Journey: Remember to pack comfortable shoes, such as trekking shoes or sandals, a camera to capture memorable moments, and sun protection. During spring and autumn, consider bringing a jacket to stay comfortable.

Important Considerations: Please note that this trip is not recommended for individuals with car sickness, mobility or kinetic issues, back problems, pregnant women, or children under 7 years old, as we do not provide baby seats. Additionally, individuals taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg may find the trip challenging. Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited for minors under the age of 18.

Flexibility in Program: Uncharted Escapes prioritizes your safety and comfort. We reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the program if necessary, especially in the case of unfavorable weather conditions. Such changes may occur without prior notice, ensuring the best possible experience for our guests.

Reservation Guidelines: To secure your spot, reservations must be made at least 24 hours before departure.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: In the event of tour cancellation due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, Uncharted Escapes will refund 100% of all payments made.

Adventure Tips

Immersive Experience for All: Our trip is crafted for those seeking an extraordinary adventure, catering to diverse audiences including youth groups, solo or couple participants, families with older children, and corporate teams. Discover a journey beyond the ordinary.

Thoughtful Guided Stops: Enjoy the journey with guided stops strategically placed every 30-40 minutes, ensuring everyone's comfort and providing ample opportunities to soak in the surroundings.

Customized Culinary Delights: Uncharted Escapes prioritizes your dining preferences. When meals are included, inform us in advance about any vegetarian preferences or dietary restrictions, including food allergies, allowing us to prepare suitable alternatives tailored to your needs.

Your Well-Being Matters: Recognizing the importance of your holidays, we are dedicated to ensuring you can unwind, relish, and dream as you wish. Count on us to make your experience not just enjoyable but also secure, reflecting our unwavering commitment to your well-being.

CHQ05. Private Tour to the White Mountains and Samaria from Above
Book from €105.00 / 7 hours
Organized by: Uncharted Escapes
Book from €105.00 / 7 hours
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