Malta Jeep Safari

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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration8 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromAn approximately 5 to 10 minute walk from the Cruise Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedLunch is included.
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing a bathing suit under comfortable clothing and sensible rubber-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a towel are also suggested.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to pull themselves up into and out from the Jeeps at stops. Participants must be able to walk over rugged dirt and rock surfaces.
Tour Details

Malta Jeep Safari

Departing from the port on this Malta Jeep Safari, your chauffeur will lead the Jeep as you explore the island and make photo stops along the way. You will first head to the hilly region of Mizieb in the northern end of the island. Here you will have a chance to see some of the rolling desert-like topography as you travel over the winding roads.

You will then drive to St. Agatha's Tower, built in 1649 for the Knights of Malta. Also known as the Red Tower due to its color, it has a commanding position on the crest of a ridge overlooking the natural harbor, and with clear views over to Comino and Gozo.

You will then travel past Popeye Village, the site of the 1980 film starring Robin Williams, which has been developed into an amusement park.

Then it's time to leave the paved road and go over some of Malta's dirt roads. The ride is bumpy, dusty and fun. You will make your way to Golden Bay, one of the largest beaches on the island, and luckily not overdeveloped. Time will be taken for an optional quick swim to get the dust off and cool down.

From here you travel to Mgarr, a typical rural village situated in an isolated region surrounded by rich farmland and vineyards. You will also see Fomm ir Rih, an area of interesting landscape with vertical cliffs created by a fault line.

Your next stop is to view the silent city of Mdina, a Medieval walled town situated on a hill in the center of the island. Then, a drive through the Mtahleb Valley to see its mixture of wild and very fertile terrain, before stopping for a light lunch.

After lunch you will travel to the Dingli Cliffs on the island's west coast. Here you will have open-sea views over the tiny, uninhabited isle of Filfla from one of the highest points on Malta. Then, on to view the Blue Grotto from the dramatic cliffs above.

You will then begin to drive back towards Valletta. Along the way you will drive through the charming fishing village of Marsaxlokk, famous for its scenic harbor and Sunday market. From here it is approximately 30 minutes back to the port.

Please Note: Every Jeep has a soft top that can be open or closed, depending on the weather and guest preference. Besides the chauffeur, each Jeep fits up to five additional guests. Guests are not allowed to operate the vehicle. This is not a guided tour; however, a chauffeur for the Jeep is included in the tour.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
8 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk from the Cruise Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Lunch is included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing a bathing suit under comfortable clothing and sensible rubber-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a towel are also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to pull themselves up into and out from the Jeeps at stops. Participants must be able to walk over rugged dirt and rock surfaces.
4.5 Stars4.5 / 5  |  18 ReviewsReview This Tour
Complete tour of Malta
January 27, 2020
This tour covers just about everything you could see on Malta outside of Valletta. Very rugged and rough ride so not recommended for those who want a luxury experience!! Guide (Alfred) was very entertaining and accommodating. Lunch was not great. At the end, guide would let you off in Valletta or take you back to the ship. Long day!
Reviewer: Diane Nolly
4 Stars
Best Tour Ever
November 22, 2019
Two things made this the best tour I have ever taken. First, the driver Alfred Sammut was the most entertaining and fun person to spend the day with. Second, the other couple failed to show so we had a private tour. We saw every thing you could possibly see, had a great lunch, stopped for drinks, and were dropped off in town for shopping. Excellent!
Reviewer: Doug Murphy
5 Stars
Bumpy but Fun
September 22, 2019
We had a fun time on this excursion! Our guide, "Popeye" could have been a little more guide -like in sharing information. it was a bit difficult to understand him but he was a delightful fellow. We saw pretty much the whole island except for a few coastal areas. The swim stop was nice as well.
Reviewer: Michael
4 Stars
Malta Jeep Safari
August 03, 2019
This was a great way to see a very large island, as well as the ability to be on "roads" that regular vehicles/buses wouldn't be able to drive on (dirt, rocky, etc.) We were in a Land Rover, and John was an excellent historian and driver. We saw views that regular tours wouldn't have been able to see because of the roads. We made stops for a quick dip in a local beach, the original Popeye movie filming location (now a local attraction), a fishing village, local lunch, off-site silver jewelry and glass blowing shop/factories (lower prices than in town). It was an excellent tour and we enjoyed it very much - especially that there were only 6 of us instead of a bus full of people! Definitely recommend it for a full view of the island.
Reviewer: Jane Pratt
5 Stars
Views in Malta
July 25, 2019
The views from above were great. We also went to an old village high in the hills to see where a village lived not too long ago. The vehicles were very comfortable.
Reviewer: Jim S Allen
5 Stars
TOUR FROM 8:15 TO 4
April 27, 2019
CHARLIE OF MALTA JEEP SAFARI WAS AN ENGAGING DRIVER/GUIDE WHO WAS VERY LIKEABLE. RIDING IN THE BACK OF AN OPEN JEEP FOR 3 OF US WITH ONE AS A PASSENGER BESIDE CHARLIE WAS A BIT OF A CHALLENGE IN THE COOL MORNING AIR. WE SUGGEST THAT SEG RECOMMEND THAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD CARRY AN EXTRA WARM JACKET TO WEAR UNTIL THE SUN BECOMES PROMINENT. OUR STOPS WERE ALL INTERESTING AND INCLUDED THE POPEYE VILLAGE MOVIE SET BUILT IN 1980, THE RED TOWER BUILT IN 1649, GOLDEN BAY BEACH, BLUE GROTTO, MDINA OLD CAPITAL OF MALTA AND MARSAXLOKK FISHING VILLAGE. WE ALSO SUGGEST SPENDING MORE TIME IN MDINA AS THERE WAS MUCH TO SEE THERE AND ONLY 20 TO 30 MINUTES WERE ALLOWED. PERHAPS THE RED TOWER COULD BE DELETED SINCE IT WAS CLOSED FOR REPAIR AND THE SITE WAS NOT THAT SPECIAL TO ANY OF US. OUR LUNCH AT THE CITY VILLAGE RESTAURANT IN NAXXAR WAS EXCEPTIONAL. THANKS FOR A GREAT TOUR.
Reviewer: William Peter Barton
5 Stars