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Chania Private Tour To Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Peninsula

Highlights

  • Visit Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Peninsula
  • Private transfer with multi-lingual driver-escort
  • Off-road route with panoramic views
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
  • 8 Hrs Approx.

  • Distance

    110 km

  • Difficulty
    4.0
  • Altitude Dif:

    200 m

Pick Up Times

8:30 - 9:00

Different times upon request and according to availability.

Schedule

Whole year round: Daily On Request

Price Includes

  • Free hotel pick up and drop off
  • Off road vehicle driven by multilingual escort-drivers
  • Water, traditional Greek lunch and wine
  • Liability Insurance and local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Coffee or beers or refreshments in tavern
  • Gratuities

Description

This premium safari road trip is an authentic experience to visit Balos lagoon in private and comfort since you don't have to schedule your entire day according to the ferry departures. 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 to the Western Crete hearing local stories and enjoy the panoramic views of the northern Crete. At Kisssamos we will drive along 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 in one of the white sandy beaches of Balos and spend 2 hours time there discovering the area and swimming in the crystal 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 the many opportunities for lifetime memorable panoramic photos of Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa Island from above!!!

Stepping in your private off road vehicle through an off-road route will reach Kaliviani village for a delightful gourmet Cretan meal made by fresh meat, herbs and greens gathered by their garden. Pair your meal with excellent local wine, and cap it off with a fiery shot of homemade local Tsikoudia. 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, swim to crystal waters, embrace the renowned Greek hospitality, enjoy the sights and professional yet relaxed service!!!

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Don't Forget

Don’t forget your comfortable shoes, for example, trekking shoes or sandals, camera, towel, sun protection, etc. During spring, autumn and winter, we advise you to bring a jacket and warm clothes.

The Trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, have mobility or kinetic problems or back problems or pregnant or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats or people taller than 1,95cm or heavier than 130 Kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under the 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 unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.

Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made according to our cancelation policy. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be granted from Uncharted Escapes.

If a tour is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, Uncharted Escapes will fully refund 100% all payments.

For more information about our terms and conditions please follow this link: http://www.unchartedescapes.com/terms-conditions.

Adventure Tips

The trip is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies. Wine consumption is not allowed to minors under the age of 18 years old.

The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone´s convenience.

In order for Uncharted Escapes to arrange lunch or dinner with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, so as to find possible alternatives.

Travelers Info: COVID-19

Being always concerned about our guests’ and staff wellbeing, having as a priority your health and safety, we remain committed to our premium standards, fully complied with all necessary measures set by the Government.

Ready to welcome you again, we act with responsibility. We stay up to date following the guidelines set by The World Health Organization and the National Public Health Organization. We know that holidays with your family and friends are very important to you, so are here to make sure you relax, enjoy and dream the way you want to.

In detail:

Before Your Tour:

  • We recommend that you should be at the pick-up area (your hotel or an indicated point near your hotel) 10 minutes prior to your pick up time and our escort will be on time welcome you and show your  seat, in order to keep social distancing guidelines.
  • Our vehicles are filled up according to governmental covid-19 law of their capacity. For the time our 9-seater vehicles can accommodate 4 guests and our 7-seater 2 guests. These limitations maybe exceeded by families travelling with children younger than 18 years old or if governmental laws and regulations against covid-19 infections change.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those participating in the tour ( escort, driver, staff) will be monitored daily, excluding, and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

On Board:

  • Please follow all the instructions given to you by your guide.
  • Sanitizing dispensers are available at each vehicle.

During Your Tour:

  • All those taking running the tour and service (escort, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Sealed Lunch Boxes will be given during some of our day tours and on day tours which include lunch in restaurants will be provided at restaurants that follow all the hygiene protocols.

Cleaning Standards:

Enhanced Vehicle Cleaning:

  • The average cleaning time is doubled both during the day and after the end of each tour.
  • All sensitive touch areas such as seats, armrests, sidewalls etc. are intensively cleaned and sanitized daily before and after tour.

Air Circulation On Board:

Our vehicles are equipped with A/C (and when used internal air circulation is turned to OFF) but as our safari tours are mainly operated in country side we strongly recommend the tours to be conducted with open windows for continuous fresh air circulation and to feel the freshness of the countryside.

Our People:

Our staff is trained in the latest hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures. They use personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves) to ensure a safe travel experience for you and themselves.

Greece is well known for its long history and unique hospitality throughout the centuries.  We remain confident that our services are of high value and will provide the most memorable experience in Greece to you, family or friends. We look forward to escape the ordinary with you!