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Gozo Jeep Tour

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Key facts

Where: Gozo , Malta Duration: Up to 11 hours

Highlights

  • Step back in time when you visit the sleepy island of Gozo
  • See some of the world′s oldest stone structures at Ggantija Temples
  • Summer-time swim in lovely Ramla Bay
  • Spectacular photo-opportunities

Overview

Explore Malta's sister island of Gozo on this excellent day-long tour.

Quieter, greener and more picturesque than Malta, Gozo has a character all its own. View the most beautiful, unspoilt and natural parts of the island. See the famous Inland Sea, the legendary Fungus Rock and the dramatic rock arch known as the Azure Window.

Visit the magnificent megalithic temples of Ggantija, among the oldest religious buildings in the world, predating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids by hundreds of years.

With stupendous scenery and lots of stops at the best viewpoints this tour is a photographer's dream.

Itinerary

For your memorable Gozo Jeep Tour, you will be picked up from your hotel on the main island of Malta by mini-bus from where you will be driven to the ferry port at Cirkewwa to catch the ferry across to Gozo (30 minutes). In summer (weather permitting) you will cross to Gozo in a powerboat (15 minutes). If you are starting in Gozo, you will be picked up by jeep and driven to the starting point at Mgarr Harbor.

At Mgarr Harbor on Gozo, you will board your soft-top jeep for an exciting tour around the island. An English-speaking guide will accompany you. (Other languages, namely – Dutch, German, Italian, French, Russian & Spanish – are available on request). Your first stop will be a coffee stop (payable direct) at the village of Qala, where you will see beautiful views over the islands of Comino, Cominotto and Malta.

After Qala, you drive through the Simar Valley, to the village of Nadur, and on to Ramla Bay where, weather permitting, you will stop for a swim (35-40 minutes).

You will then go on to Xaghra and stop at the famous Ggantija Temples (entrance payable direct). The two temples were erected during the Neolithic Age (around 3600-2500 BC). One of the Ggantija temples is among the oldest stone structures in the world, predating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids by hundreds of years.

After this stop, you will pass through Marsalforn Bay and Xwejni Bay and see the Saltpans. Dating from 1740, these are still in use, and produce several tons of sea salt every year.

You will stop for an hour for lunch at a restaurant. Lunch includes a choice of pasta or soup, choice of fish or chicken, and dessert, plus wine, water, tea or coffee. Vegetarian options include pasta, cheese pie or salad.

After lunch you will go to Dwejra. You will see Fungus Rock and hear how it got its name. You will also see the Inland Sea, a salt lake connected to the Mediterranean by a narrow tunnel, and the Azure Window, a scenic rock arch.

Next, you will drive past the island's dramatic limestone quarries and on to Kercem Heights for breathtaking panoramas of Gozo, the sea and Malta.

After enjoying the views, you will proceed to Fontana Cottage for a 30-minute shopping stop. This is your chance to buy some of Gozo's celebrated woolen goods and hand-made lace.

Later, after passing through Xlendi's tourist resorts, you will stop at Sannap Cliffs to enjoy the stunning vistas before driving on to Victoria, Gozo's capital. You will drive up to the Citadel, your last stop before you return to Mgarr to board the ferry to Malta. Arriving back at Cirkewwa, you will find the minibus waiting for you.

At the end of your delightful tour you will be dropped back at your hotel.

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Reviews

Great guides take you on the tour who live on the Island and know it well. Even the ferry trip is enjoyable to even get to the jeep tour. Went all around the Island had an... Emma L Ulysses

Fun from the start to finish! Picked up right from our hotel and taken to the Chirkewwa ferry terminal for the relaxing ride from Malta to Gozo island. Stopped at approximately... Michele M Slane

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Jun – 31 Oct: Monday to Saturday
01 Nov – 31 May: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Duration

Up to 11 hours

Start time

Hotel pick-up: Valletta 07:45am, Sliema 08:15am, St Julians 08:30am, Bugibba & Qawra 08:55am, Mellieha 09:15am, Marfa 09:25am, Hotels in Gozo 09:30am
Boat departure: 09:45am
Jeep ride begins: 10:15am
Duration: Up to 11 hours (Depends on location)

Meeting point

Your hotel in Valletta, Sliema, St Julians, Bugibba, Qawra, Mellieha, Marfa or Gozo.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

Ending point

Your hotel in Valletta (6:45pm), Sliema (6:30pm), St Julians (6:15pm), Bugibba & Qawra (6:00pm), Mellieha & Marfa (5:45pm), Gozo (5:15pm)

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus, and in a soft-top jeep
  • English-speaking driver/ guide (German, Italian, French & Russian available on request)
  • Ferry ticket
  • Lunch including choice of pasta or soup, choice of fish or chicken, and dessert, plus wine, water, tea or coffee. Vegetarian options include pasta, cheese pie or salad
  • Complimentary map

Exclusions

  • Entrance to Ggantija Temples, approx. €6.00
  • Coffee at Qala

Do/Dont's

In summer the Jeep Tour includes a swim stop. Bring your swimwear, towel and sun protection. A hat is also advisable. Lots of fantastic photo-opportunities – remember the camera or video

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
In summer the Jeep Tour includes a swim stop. Bring swimwear, towel and sun protection

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • The guides are the drivers and most are multi-lingual. On your tour there will be several jeeps and English, German and Italian speaking drivers are always available. If you require a different language, this will be provided. All drivers speak English.
  • Each jeep holds five or six passengers. The jeeps have soft tops (no air-conditioning) and can be opened or closed according to passengers' preference
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  • "Really enjoyable tour" Great guides take you on the tour who live on the Island and know it well. Even the ferry trip is enjoyable to even get to the jeep tour. Went all around the Island had an...
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