Malta Jeep Safari
Sale Price: $85.00
Departing from the port with your driver/guide for a special Malta Jeep Safari, you will follow a lead 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 the guests preference.
Reviewer: William Peter Barton
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: Joe Sirois
The guides/drivers were friendly and knowledgeable. The vehicle seating was a bit tight and rugged but it was worthwhile.
Reviewer: Dan Serritella
Meeting point moved. Confusing. Actual Jeep trip was great. Our driver named Vic was fantastic.
Reviewer: Charles Ruffner
Best Tour that we have ever taken ask for Charlie
It was a great way to see island. Wish the drivers were a little more informative about the points of interest ... did not speak very good English.