THREE (3) HOURS AFTERNOON TUK-TUK TOUR - GOZO
Easily reached by the Gozo Channel Ferry departing Cirkewwa in (Malta) 13:30pm and arriving Mgarr Terminal in (Gozo) around 13:50pm. The Tuk-Tuk driver will be holding a Yippee Tuk-Tuk tours sign outside the arrivals terminal.
The Tuk-Tuk offers a forward-facing seating position. Our driver will take you to local places that no other means of transport can access. The tour proceeds at your chosen pace, so feel free to ask the driver to stop for any photo opportunity you come across as you Tuk-Tuk around. You can instantly post your photo on social media as the Tuk-Tuk offers free wifi .
The tour departs at 14:00pm from Mgarr Harbour heading towards the village of Nadur, towards Ta'Kenuna Tower. This semaphore (sign) tower was built by the British in 1848 and is 130 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by a small attractive botanical garden that has a number of plants that are native to the Maltese islands. This stop offers a unique backdrop as it overlooks the island of Comino, giving a great opportunity for a photo with the unique Blue Lagoon as a backdrop.
As we Tuk-Tuk downhill leaving behind the village of Nadur we come into the rich and fertile Ramla Valley, on the northern side of the island of Gozo. The valley is known for what is arguably Gozo's best beach - a wide stretch of red sandy beach known as Ramla.
Our next stop is at Calypso Cave in the village of Xaghra that overlooks the glorious red sands of Ramla il-Hamra and surrounding valley. This is another great photo opportunity. It is alleged that Calypso's Cave is the cave referred to by Homer in The Odyssey. Leaving the village of Xaghra through it's back streets we Tuk-Tuk downhill towards the fisherman's village of Marsalforn.
Look out for the Tal-Merzuq Hill on top of which is perched a statue of Risen Christ at a height of 320 feet. We drive through the village of Marsalforn, then to Qbajjar bay followed by Xwejni bay reaching the Salt Pans on the west side of Marsalforn. The chequerboard formation of the rock-cut salt pans protruding into the sea date back to approximately 350 years. The salt pans stretch for about 3km along the coast, another great photo opportunity.
We proceed alongside the salt pans heading towards the Wied il-Mielah window. This is a limestone natural arch on the north-western coast of the island of Gozo. It is located at the end of the valley known as Wied il-Mielah in north of the village of Gharb. In the distance one can also see the Fanal tal-Gordan. This lighthouse is still active and it is located on a hill above the village of Ghasri. This experience is not accessible by public transport.
Leaving behind the scenic window we Tuk-Tuk up through some country side heading towards the village of Gharb, arriving at magnificent Ta'Pinu Basilica. Entrance to the Basilica is free of charge. We then start our return journey to Mgarr harbour passing through Gozo's capital city Victoria, with the Citadel as our backdrop.
The driver will ensure that you are on time to connect to the ferry for a timely return to Malta.
Min. 1 Pax
Max. 48 Pax