Day trip

Self-Drive Jeep Safari to South Coast, Palm Beach & Canyons

4.7 / 5

59 reviews

Self-Drive Jeep Safari to South Coast, Palm Beach & Canyons

From US$ 85.07 per person

Drive off the beaten track and take in stunning views as you explore the real Crete en route to Preveli Palm Beach. Stop to swim and enjoy lunch.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German
Pickup included
Free transfers are provided from all Rethymno hotels and selected hotels in Bali and Georgiopoulis. Please provide your hotel details so the local provider can determine if you are eligible for this service.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Crete in an off-road self-drive vehicle
  • Appreciate the island’s scenic beauty through the open roof
  • Stop for a swim at Preveli Palm Beach
Full description
Explore the island of Crete in a self-drive off-road vehicle. This Jeep Safari Tour is ideal for all age groups and it is a superb way of getting to know the magical island of Crete. Spend the full day in an open-top jeep and take in unobstructed views of valleys, mountains and more. Experience the excitement of traveling off the beaten track and into the unique landscapes of Crete. Your professional safari leader will guide you throughout the day, leading you to places that even local people haven't seen. A stop for swimming is part of the program. You’ll also be served a typical Cretan lunch and enjoy sampling a selection of local specialties.
  • 3-course meal (vegetarian option available)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Rethymno city (within Rethymno's city area)
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Drinks
  • Souvenir photos and videos (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Driver's license

Know before you go

  • Please bring your driving license
  • You will receive confirmation at the time of booking
  • A vegetarian meal option is available (please advise at time of booking)
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes
  • Safaris are led by professional, multilingual tour guides
  • All jeeps are with 4 seats
  • If you a group of 2, you will share the jeep with 2 other people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 59 reviews

Review summary

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A unique experience. Off road, ... just awesome. The jeep was a dream to drive. The various stops were also a great fit. In addition, everyone was always informed according to their language. Driving instructions, history, information about the diversity of plants, country and people and much more. The Greek food was the right refreshment. The swim rounds off the excursion accordingly. Also the dreamlike palm beach. thanks

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May 28, 2021

Everything worked out great, from the booking to the excursion. A few hours after booking, she contacted the Discovery Safaris company on site and gave us a pick-up time. We were picked up in a minibus and taken to the jeeps. There were some bumpy roads, just as we thought. Our guide often stopped to take photos or to tell us something about the nature of Crete. Two beautiful beaches were also approached. We had a lot of fun and if you want to see the wild Crete and let the wind blow around your nose, this is the place for you.

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October 11, 2019

Based on the good reviews, we decided to book this tour. Our expectations were exceeded. Everything was well organized. The transfer went smoothly and got to the meeting point on time. Then we were divided into the cars and then we started. We saw a lot of the island. Great viewpoints. Every now and then there were stops to take photos, among other things. Our guide Dimitri was very nice and told us a lot about the island. The visit to Ligres Beach surprised us positively, as we expected a crowded beach. But quite the opposite. The beach was almost empty and so it was even more fun to swim in the very clear water. We can only recommend this tour

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September 10, 2019

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