Private Premium Safari Road Trip to Balos Lagoon

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What a better way to visit Balos Lagoon, this nature's miracle ... an unmissable experience!

  • Private
  • Full Day
  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Beaches
  • Jeep Safari Tours
  • Wildlife & Nature


This premium safari road trip is an authentic experience to visit Balos Lagoon in privacy and comfort since you don't have to schedule your entire day according to the departures of the ferryboats.

Balos is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Crete, Greece.

Balos is famous for its white sand and exotic white, vivid blue and turquoise waters, the wild natural beauty, and the beautiful exotic scenery. Absolutely a unique beach full of many different crushed shells, given a lovely pinkish color, with shallow and warm waters, ideal for young children. Beyond the rocks at the boundaries of the lagoon, the water is deeper and colder, ideal for snorkeling. The lagoon and the wider area, with rare species of flora and fauna, are protected under the Natura 2000 program.

The Tour 

Arriving at the heights above the magnificent Balos Lagoon you are receiving a lunch box before the hike down to this paradise beach begins.

Your private escort-driver, with a comfortable off-road vehicle, will pick you up from the hotel and you will enjoy an interesting sightseeing tour on parts of North-Western Crete, listening to local stories and enjoying the panoramic views of the area.

After Kissamos we will drive along on 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 hiking route about 20 to 40 minutes down to the mountainside until you reach Balos Lagoon. Find a cozy place on one of the white sandy beaches of Balos and spend 4 hours time there discovering the area and swimming in the crystal clear 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 many opportunities for lifetime memorable panoramic photos of Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa island from above!

Your lunch packages will be provided by us, as well as a bottle of water, ready to take with you down to the beach. 

The day closes with a smooth ride through the North coastline 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, swimming in crystal clear waters ... create unforgettably memories

Schedule

Whole Year-Round: Daily On Request

Prices

120.00€ Adults Aged 13-up
100.00€ Children aged from 12 and below
The prices are for group participation with a minimum of 3 pax to start per vehicle

Included

- Free hotel pick up and drop off
- A premium off-road vehicle driven by multilingual escort-drivers
- Lunch packs and a bottle of water
- Liability Insurance and local taxes

Not Included 

- Towels or cost of sunbeds in Balos lagoon
- Gratuities

Duration

7-8 hours approx.

Distance

110 km

Difficulty

4.0

Altitude Difference

200 m

Pick up times

8:30 - 09:00 am
Different times upon request and according to availability.

Don't Forget

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

- The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under the age of 18 years old. Our partner 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 any prior notice. 

-  If the tour is canceled due to an insufficient number of participants or adverse weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments.

Adventure tips

The trip is ideal for everyone who's looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, for example, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies.

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

When meals are included, our partner can arrange vegetarian alternatives, but the information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, in order to find suitable alternatives if possible.

Travelers Info: COVID-19

Being always concerned about our guests and staff's wellbeing and 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. Always ready to welcome you, we act with responsibility. We stay up to date following the guidelines set by The World Health Organisation and the National Public Health Organisation. We know that your holidays with family and friends are very important to you, so we are here to make sure you can 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 another indicated point nearby your hotel) 10 minutes prior to your pick up time. Our driver/escort will be on time to 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. Those governmental laws and regulations against covid-19 infections might change, but are strictly followed at all times.
  • The body temperature and wellness of all those participating in the tour (escort, driver, staff and guests) will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or other symptoms.

On Board:

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

During Your Tour:

  • Everybody that is taking part in the tour (escort, driver, guests, etc...) will wear a face mask throughout its duration as long as it is required by law.
  • Sealed lunch boxes will be given on some of our day tours. On day tours which include meals served at restaurants, those will be provided only at restaurants following all the applicable hygiene protocols.

Cleaning Standards:

Enhanced Vehicle Cleaning:

  • The average cleaning effort in all vehicles 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 each tour.

Air Circulation On Board:

Our vehicles are equipped with A/C (and when used, the internal air circulation is turned to OFF) but as our safari tours are mainly operated in countryside 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 Staff:

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 yourself.

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, your family, or friends. We are looking forward to escaping the ordinary with you!

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