Buggy Safari

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Guided tour in the world's most advanced off-road machines. This adventure should be a must on everyone's holiday agenda!

  • Pick up
Hotel (Gouves-Analipsi-Anissar
  • Day
Every Day
  • Language
ENG.G.R.
  • Departure
1;00
  • Return time
4;00
  • Booking Time
15/05-30/09
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Our adventure starts from our premises in Hersonissos, 28 Sanoudaki Street .
After the safety briefing, we start the trip heading towards the traditional village of Old Hersonissos.  As we pass through the square and continue towards the mountains, our route will go around the new reservoir built between the picturesque villages of Potamies and Avdou.
Just before Potamies, about ten minutes into our journey, we’ll leave the tarmac and take the side roads.  We’ll cross a dried out riverbed, pass through olive groves under the main road and continue up the mountainside where we’ll have great photo opportunities of the dam. We then continue on to Avdou.
The route snakes through the narrow village streets of Gonies and climbs steeply up towards Lassithi Plateau.  The off-road track offers new opportunities for amazing photographs and breathtaking scenery.  Every 25-30 minutes we will stop for photographs and the chance to change drivers.  During this time, the guide will inform you about the places we will visit.
About half-way to Lassithi plateau, we’ll come across the beautiful village of Kera, located on the side of the mountain and overlooking the villages below.  A longer stop will be made at the Kera Kardiotissa monastery, enabling you to enjoy the mesmerising views and explore  the monastery and surroundings.  The exact date of its foundation is unknown though it is believed the establishment of the monastery is connected with the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, after which it takes its name (‘Kera’ means ‘Our Lady’).
Following our spiritual break, the climb continues to an altitude of nearly 1000 metres where we’ll descend to the volcanic plateau of Lassithi.  The majority of residents here are farmers, using only natural resources to make a living.  Due to its volcanic origins, the land here is very fertile encouraging the cultivation of a variety of vegetables.
The next photo stop will be made at the lakes of Havga. These two lakes are the source of the freshwater supply of Lassithi plateau and collect the snow melt from the surrounding mountains.
Our trip will continue through the plateau, heading west towards the village of Psychro where the longest stop will be made for lunch at a family-run traditional taverna. We will enjoy the hospitality of the Halkiadakis family at the ‘Zeus Garden’ taverna.  Here you will be spoilt with the delicious taste of locally produced food and receive a genuine Cretan welcome.  
The menu is very simple – one giant pork or chicken souvlaki sitting on a bed of freshly peeled homegrown potatoes, a generous Greek salad with freshly sliced locally produced vegetables and a soft drink of your choice or water. As a starter, a variety of local cheeses will be served along with delicious olives, tomatoes and sun-dried bread.
After eating and chatting our adventure will be complete but not over!
As we travel on, we’ll change direction moving towards the mountain passage leading to the village of Kastamonitsa  and eventually back to where our journey began.
A few more photo stops will be made as we travel, a significant one being at the monument of the local traitor Tsoulis.  He was a wealthy Cretan from a Christian family who became Muslim during the Turkish domination and betrayed Christians by stealing crops from them, kidnapping beautiful girls and other such acts until seven Christians murdered him.  He was so unpopular that whenever people passed this place they threw stones and cursed him.
The final stretch of road will be the reminder that the end of this adventure is in sight but the chance to have been a part of it will stay with you for a long time to come.

This is a unique venture starting April 1st 2014 on the beautiful island of Crete. We are an established rental company, renowned for our professional service and top quality vehicles. Our passion for off-road activities has culminated in this uniquebuggy adventure in Crete. 
After years of planning and testing a range of vehicles, we have finally found the ultimate machine to make this an unforgettable experience. This offroad activity in Crete has to be fun, comfortable and safe. With these factors in mind, our choice had to be the Can Am Commander and the Polaris RZR, the ultimate off-road machines. The comfortable seats and driving position combined with the automatic transmission make the Can Am Commander and the Polaris RZR a user friendly vehicles, accessible to all drivers, regardless of driving experience. The Buggy Safari you will follow combines spectacular scenery through remote areas in Crete with the opportunity to visit a monastery, cross a gorge and climb to a volcanic plateau at an altitude of 1400 metres. Several stops will be made during our off-road activity in Crete at picturesque places giving you the chance to enrich your holiday photographs. As part of your experience, we will stop at a traditional taverna where you will have the opportunity to taste local produce. Your trip will be guided by Perrine, our experiencedoff-road enthusiast. She will instruct you on handling the machine and offroadtechniques to ensure your adventure is safe as well as thrilling. 

This adventure should be on the top 10 things to do in Creteon everyone's holiday agenda!

 *CONDITIONS APPLY Some of the photos and video footage were taken in the winter season due 
 to weather conditions the landscape might change in the summer season. 
 The summers in Crete are normally very dry and hot so most parts of the route will be dry.

Be part of Europe's most exciting off-road adventure! 

What you will do

- Ride through the wild nature in Crete in a Polaris or in a Can Am Commander
- Admire the beautiful scenery of the Cretan mountains
- Drive 100 Km combining thrilling off-road tracks with some asphalt section as well
- Enjoy a wonderful meal in a typical Greek Tavern

Details and pricing
- Timetable: every day from 10:00 until 17:00 approx. 
- Length: approx. 100 Km - 70% off-road! 
- Suitable for everyone holding a full driver's licence. 
- Price: 135 euros/person. 
- Half price for children under 10 years old. 
- Minimum age of the passenger: 6 years old. 

Inclusions
- Transfer from/ to hotel. 
- All taxes and insurance. 
- Food and drinks. 
- All the equipment such as helmets, gloves and overalls. 
- Fuel.

  HALF DAY

What you will do
- Ride through the wild nature in Crete in a Polaris or in a Can Am Commander
- Admire the beautiful scenery of the Cretan mountains
- Drive 55 Km combining thrilling off-road tracks with some asphalt section as well
- Enjoy the breathtaking view from the Gorge of Roza.

Details and pricing
- Timetable: every day from 10:00 until 13:00 approx. 
- Length: approx. 55 Km - 60% off-road! 
- Suitable for everyone holding a full driver's licence. 
- Price: 85 euros/person. 
- Half price for children under 10 years old. 
- Minimum age of the passenger: 6 years old. 

Inclusions
- Transfer from/ to hotel. 
- All taxes and insurance. 
- Bottled water 
- All the equipment such as helmets, gloves and overalls. 
- Fuel.

  Winter activities

What you will do
- 3, 5 or 7 days Buggy Safari in a Polaris or in a Can Am Commander
- Admire the beautiful scenery of the wild nature in Crete
- Drive 80/100 Km per day combining thrilling off-road tracks with some asphalt section
- Enjoy the typical Greek cuisine every day

Details
- Lenght: 80/100 kms per day - 70% off-road! 
- Suitable for everyone holding a full driver's licence. 

Prices
- 3 days: 240 euros/person per day (min. 8 participants). 
- 5 days: 220 euros/person per day (min. 6 participants). 
- 7 days: 200 euros/person per day (min. 4 participants).

Inclusions
- 2 or 4 or 6 nights accommodation in a 2 or 3 stars hotel
- Breakfast and lunch every day 
- Fuel.
- All taxes and insurance. 
- Full technical assistance. 
- All the equipment such as helmets, gloves and overalls.

What you can expect
If you are adventurous, if you are active and want to truly discover the island of Crete, here is the chance to do it behind the wheel of a Can Am Commander or a Polaris Rzr, world leaders in the recreational vehicle industry!

We offer different options, get in touch with us and we can find the right formula to meet your demands.
Available the possibility to organize Safari in South-East of Crete and South West of Crete.

BREAK THE MOLD AND HAVE A MEMORABLE ADVENTURE HOLIDAY !

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