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From Chania: White Mountains Land Rover Safari

4.7 / 5

15 reviews

From Chania: White Mountains Land Rover Safari

From US$ 100.69 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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
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 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.
  • 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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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 15 reviews

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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

Finally, off to narrow gravel roads in the mountains

No longer able to do trekking, off road with jeep safaris is the alternative. Filipe, our very skilled driver, took us safely up narrow winding gravel roads high into the white mountains. We had an excellent trip and gained knowledge about daily life in Crete during this trip. A small refreshment at an ochard and a lunch at the sheep herder's family restaurent completed the trip nicely. A thank you to all involved for making this trip possible

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October 13, 2018

all of it. the driver was great and there was a lovely feeling from all the drivers

May 21, 2019

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