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Our most recommended Cagliari Jeep & 4WD tours

Sardinia: San Pietro Island and Carloforte Tour

1. Sardinia: San Pietro Island and Carloforte Tour

Benefit from hotel pick-up in the Domus de Maria and Chia area in the south of Sardinia, and then take a scenic drive towards Calasetta to board a ferry to San Pietro Island. Upon arrival, take a tour of the island with a local guide, and get the chance to stop and swim in the sea. Take souvenir photos of the amazing landscape, from the picturesque beaches to the dramatic cliffs and rock formations of the sea. Formed by volcanic activity, the island boasts a hilly interior and typical Mediterranean flora of juniper and pine trees. Visit the historical center of Carloforte, founded in the 18th century by around 30 families of coral fishers from Genoa. Learn more about the local traditions and get the chance to encounter dolphins and other wildlife including native falcons.

Cagliari: Quad Adventure Shore Excursion

2. Cagliari: Quad Adventure Shore Excursion

Start with a pickup from the Port of Cagliari. Drive off and enjoy an off-road adventure on your quad, travel up into the Sardinian mountains with spectacular views on the way to the forest. On arrival, receive full instructions on handling the quad and all safety equipment.  This tour is organized for 2 people per quad. If 2 people want to drive a quad each, then you should book for 3 people. First, you start with a short trip to establish your confidence. Then off you go for a 3-hour journey through the beaches, hills, and forests. Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before you will be taken back to your cruise.

Cagliari: Between the Mountains & Sea Tour by Jeep & Dinghy

3. Cagliari: Between the Mountains & Sea Tour by Jeep & Dinghy

Travel by jeep and dinghy on this 8-hour tour and experience the natural beauty of Chia and Domus de Maria. Explore the Cannoneris Nature Reserve. Marvel at the largest holm oak forest in Europe, perched 1,000 meters above the sea. This area is home to Sardinian deer and the site of numerous megalithic nuraghe towers. Discover hidden coves, such as the Cala Zafferano and Capo Teulada, that can be reached only by dinghy. Enjoy a fresh fish directly from the local fishermen at the beach restaurant (meals are not included).

Cagliari: 5-Hour Barumini Unesco Site Shore Excursion

4. Cagliari: 5-Hour Barumini Unesco Site Shore Excursion

This tour will take you into the Sardinian inland, where you can discover the nature and the town of Barumini. Experience an unforgettable walking tour through a Nuraghe village. On this tour, learn about Sardinian history, the Nuragic civilization, the Bronze Age and other amazing facts. For example, discover how the native people survived in this area without losing their bearings. From the first moment you approach this small village of Marmilla, located in the heart of Sardinia, you will breathe in a particular atmosphere of a special place, deputed since ancient times as a seat of power and central part of a rich land full of marvels and fundamental way of communication. The most important remnant of this glorious past is undoubtedly the Su Nuraxi archaeological zone. Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before bringing you back to your cruise ship.

Cagliari: Shore Excursion and City Highlights Tour

5. Cagliari: Shore Excursion and City Highlights Tour

This combination tour takes you to the famous San Benedetto market, where you can discover fresh, local products. Then, take a relaxing walking on the famous Cagliari beach, Poetto. Afterwards, drive to Cagliari and explore the beautiful and well-known areas of the city. This is no ordinary sightseeing tour. When you get off the bus, you can see Cagliari through the eyes of a local. Learn about the Sardinian History, the Pisans and Spanish people and other amazing facts. Discover Cagliari's oldest districts including Stampace and Castello, see the marina, gorgeous churches and caves and explore the little streets lined with restaurants and shops as well as many other interesting places to visit. The local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible and will assist you with their expertise and recall of interesting anecdotes for you before bringing you back to your cruise ship.

Cagliari: Porto Flavia Tour

6. Cagliari: Porto Flavia Tour

See how a special crew of miners expert in explosives and rock climbing was assembled. They worked in shifts, day and night, to complete the excavations in record time. Despite safety measures being practically ignored to speed up work, no casualties were reported in the building phase. Because the tunnel was without angles or trenches, the usual technique for dynamite drilling was impossible (the crew used those angles and trenches as shelter while blowing up charges just a few meters away). Instead, small cavities were excavated at regular distances to allow the workers to gain cover after igniting explosives. They are still visible in the guided tour.  The workers began drilling the upper gallery, 37 metres (121 feet) above sea level with dynamite and mechanical drills (many mines at the time mostly used pickaxes) until they reached the sea. They then hung from ropes and began drilling the lower tunnel from the cliff face, 16 metres (52 feet) above sea level, going the opposite direction under the upper gallery. This way, they could dump the removed rocks directly into the sea. Finally, the reservoirs were excavated by creating holes in the basaltic rock starting from the bottom of the cavities and going up. This again eased the removal of rubble, although this procedure was dangerous. Each storage reservoir was 4 to 8 metres (13 to 26 feet) in diameter and 20 metres (66 feet) high. Venting holes were opened on the side of the galleries. Mechanical iron hatches were installed along with the electric railway into the upper tunnel. The train brought the ore to the loading hatches of the reservoirs, while in the lower tunnel the unloading hatches fed the ore to the conveyor belt leading to the ships. The belt was covered with a steel casing to prevent the wind blowing away zinc oxide powder. It was extensible, and retracted after a load was delivered to the ship's hold. The main conveyor belt featured an innovative movable alignment system, designed to reduce the risk of the belt escaping the driving wheels under the pressure of the falling ore. The main belt dumped the ore on the slightly lower extensible conveyor belt, which could be protruded for 15 metres (49 feet) and channeled the ore powder into a vertical shaft going to the hold of a moored ship. Construction took only two years, ending in 1924, a remarkably short period of time for a work of that size. The ends of the tunnels facing the sea were adorned with concrete towers and decorative nameplates. They were not necessary to the operation, but were asked to be constructed by the owner of the company as a mark of prestige. Vecelli's daughter, Flavia, was born earlier in 1924 and the engineer obtained from the company to name the harbor after her.

Cagliari: Nuraghe Tour from Chia

7. Cagliari: Nuraghe Tour from Chia

Your journey begins with a pick-up from your accommodations in South Sardinia. Join your specialized history guide to explore ancient stone buildings that belonged to the Sardinian population, dating back to 1500BC. They represent the most important monuments of pre-historical Sardinia, and were built by the ancient technique of "dry stone wall", which is constructed without cement. The word 'nuraghe' means a mass of stones and it is considered the symbol of the Sardinian Nuragic population. This period has some of the most important Mediterranean protagonists from thousands of years ago. This excursion is modified to fit your needs, with morning departures at 9:00AM or afternoon departures at 3:00PM. This itinerary concludes with a tasting of the typical Sardinian snack, "Sa Picchettada". The 4-5 hour tour ends back in South Sardinia by dropping you off at your accommodation.

Cagliari: Is Zuddas Caves Shore Excursion

8. Cagliari: Is Zuddas Caves Shore Excursion

This combination tour will take you into the Sulcis, where you will be able to discover unspoiled Mediterranean nature. Experience an unforgettable adventure inside the amazing caves. On this tour, learn about Sardinian history, the oldest rocks of Europe and the traditions of the Sulcis. Explore the natural beauty of Sardinia with this tour of the Is Zuddas Caves. Admire the scenery of this remote Italian island, take some photos from the southern coast and Capo Teulada Sardinians most southern point, only 100 miles from Africa. Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before bringing you back to your cruise ship.

Porto Flavia and Caves of Is Zuddas Tour from Chia

9. Porto Flavia and Caves of Is Zuddas Tour from Chia

Get back to nature in the Sulcis region of southern Sardinia, and discover how a crew of miners worked in shifts to excavate the amazing Caves of Is Zuddas in record time. Located near the town of Santadi, the network of caves is a magical destination with a natural history that dates back more than 530 million years! Be amazed by the unspoiled nature of the Mediterranean. Then, go inside the caves to hear how drilling began 37 meters above sea level and continued to create reservoirs by making holes in the basalt rock. Learn how mechanical iron hatches were installed, along with an electric railway to carry ore to the waiting ships. Take an unforgettable journey through the history of Sardinia and the oldest rocks in Europe. Explore the traditions of the Sulcis and enjoy an optional meal at the best trattoria in the area. Benefit from the inside knowledge of your local guide, and hear interesting anecdotes such as how Porto Flavia got its name!

From Cagliari: Full-Day Tour of Prehistoric Sardinian

10. From Cagliari: Full-Day Tour of Prehistoric Sardinian

On this full-day tour, you will go through the wonderful panoramic road from Chia to Teulada (departing from Chia), traveled by the ancient Romans and Carthaginian population, passing through little towns like Teulada and Santadi e Villaperuccio. The transfer to the archaeological site will take around 80 minutes. There, you will visit a prehistoric ancient necropolis of about 2 kilometers in area. The site is made up of two areas: the first one includes the ancient graves called the Domus de Janas (House of the Fairies), while the second one is called Su Congianu. There are more than 40 tombs of various shapes and sizes. Two of the domus are especially important as they contain Neolithic religious symbols. One has a bull symbol sculpted on the entrance wall, as well as other symbols including the eyes and breasts of the goddess mother and a false door representing the passage to the other world. The other tomb has horns of various shapes, referring to the cult of the bull-god, sculpted into the ceiling and on the steps leading to the entrance of the domus. The pottery found during excavations bear witness to the long use of the necropolis, in the final Neolithic and the recent Aeneolithic up to the Early Bronze Age. Afterwards, discover the amazing Giant Tomb. This name was given by the locals and archaeologists to a type of Sardinian megalithic gallery grave built during the Bronze Age by the Nuragic civilization. They were collective tombs and can be found throughout Sardinia, with 800 being discovered there. Before driving to the nuraghe, have a break to taste some of the best Sardinian food. You will try a typical Sardinian meal (optional). The nuraghe is the main type of ancient megalithic edifice found in Sardinia, developed during the Nuragic Age between 1900 and 730 B.C. Today, it has come to be the symbol of Sardinia and its distinctive culture, the Nuragic civilization. More than 7000 nuraghes have been found, though archeologists believe that originally there were more than 10,000.

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based on 20 reviews

A great experience, really memorable, and fun for us all.

Firstly, huge thanks to our guide, driver and boatman, Junior. He had an excellent knowledge and shared it with us in an understable way that added interest without overburdening us with facts. The trip itself was absolutely brilliant. Starting with the boat trip, the boat was good and the stood to allow us to swim in crystal clear waters with snorkelling kit Junior lent us meant we could see the many fishes in a way we've never experienced before. The lunch was great and worth the extra. The trip up into the mountains gave us views we would not have experienced alone nor with a tourist coach. It gave us an appreciation why Junior loves Sardinia so much. It's a great place. Thanks so much to Junior and the team that put this together. Our group was two fresh out of uni and us, the rather older parents, and all of us thought it was great. Thanks!

Quad tour, a great experience!

As a family of 4, we went on an ATV tour for the first time. After a quick briefing, giovanni led us skilfully through the mountains on detoured terrain to a wonderful vantage point with a view of the west coast. Driving is a lot of fun and time flew by. Unfortunately, after a good 2.5 hours, it was over again, and the trip ended with a short aperitif at Giovanni’s home.

A trip back in time with an excellent guide.

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the museum and the Nuraghe fortress. We appreciated the additional knowledge that our guide conveyed. It was a day that we will not soon forget!

Very interesting excursion

We had a great time, everything was wonderful. Wine and dinner was tasty, beautiful views, interesting information and dialogues. The best wine tour in this region

Junior from Bitan tours was absolutely wonderful! He is very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English.