Day Trips & Excursions in Xagħra

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This is all inclusive full day tour operates all year round irrespective of weather conditions. Our Tuk-Tuks offer a comfortable forward facing position thus allowing a panoramic full view of the sights we visit.  Stay in touch and post instantly your experiences since each Tuk-Tuk offers free WIFI to all passengers.  Local and experienced drivers will ensure your day is a memorable one. Included in the price is :a) Pick up  from your accommodation or agreed meeting point at pre-established times and transfer to Cirkewwa - Malta. Kindly board the Gozo Channel Ferry departing Cirkewwa at 9.45am.b) A 3 course lunchc) Swim Stop (Weather Permitting)d) Motor Boat trip that includes a photo stop at the Blue Lagoon and a visit to cave/s  at Cirkewwa (Malta). The motor boat trip is subject weather conditions.e)  Return transfer from Cirkewwa to original pick-up point.
The Tuk-Tuk tour departs from Mgarr Harbour, and our first stop will be the Xewkija Rotunda church. Entrance to the Rotunda is free of charge. A 360-degree panoramic view of the island of Gozo can be enjoyed from the roof of the rotunda is accessed by a lift with a small fee.  Our second stop is the beautiful Sanap Cliffs, accessible only by tuk-tuk. Sanap Cliffs offer a unique experience of the rugged landscape and sea of the southern part of the island of Gozo. We approach the Xlendi tower, one of the oldest free-standing coastal watchtowers in Gozo. Heading down towards the Xlendi Bay, one can enjoy the long stretch of cliffs and the bay. Then we head to Fontana, where we pass the old wash house which was built by the Knights, named after a natural spring which flows nearly all year. We then head towards the village of San Lawrenz, passing by the Aquadot in the suburbs of Victoria. The Aquadot was built by the British between 1839 and 1843 to transport water from Ghar Ilma to Victoria. Then its on to Dwejra Bay, home to the Fungus Rock and one of Gozo's top dive sites. We Tuk-Tuk back uphill towards Gharb, and reach the next stop at Ta' Pinu Basilica built between 1920 and 1931. It is an architectural masterpiece, especially inside with its superb sculptures and craftsmanship in Maltese stone. We Tuk-Tuk downhill enjoying the valley known as Wied il-Mielah, with its limestone natural arch, on the north-western coast of Gozo. In the distance, one can also see the Fanal tal-Gordan, the ancient lighthouse which is still active. We then head towards the west side of the fishermans village of Marsalforn, reaching the Salt Pans, with its checkerboard formation of the rock-cut salt pans protruding into the sea which date back some 350 years. We proceed towards the village of Xaghra where passengers can choose to see either the Ggantija Temples or Calypso Cave. Ggantija is a megalithic temple complex from the Neolithic period and the earliest temples of the Maltese islands. There is an entrance fee to the temples that is not included in the price. Alternatively, the Calypso Caves are free of charge and overlooks the glorious red sands of Ramla il-Hamra and surrounding valley. It is alleged that Calypso's Cave is the cave referred to by Homer in The Odyssey. We leave behind the village of Xaghra and head to the fertile Ramla Valley and 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 and overlooks the island of Comino, with a great photo opportunity of the Blue Lagoon. We Tuk-Tuk our way down to Mgarr Yacht Marina, where we board one of our boats. Our skipper will stop at the Blue Lagoon as he approaches Cirkewwa harbour in Malta where he will escort you to your transportation, which will return you to your original pick up point.

What’s included

  • Pick up from your accommodation or agreed meeting point at pre-established time and transfer to Cirkewwa to board the Gozo Channel Ferry sailing at 9.45am. Upon arrival at Mgarr Harbour - Gozo kindly locate our representative holding a Yippee Tuk-Tuk Gozo sign.
  • Tuk Tuk Tour - visiting and stopping at various key spots on the island of Gozo often hard to access by other means of transport
  • Local experienced Drivers & Boat captains
  • Free WiFi on board on all our Tuk-Tuks.
  • Around midway of the tour we shall stop for a 3 course meal
  • Swim Stop (during summer season)
  • Return to Cirkewwa by our own motorboat that stops for a unique photo at the Blue Lagoon and a visit to one of the surrounding caves on the island of Comino. This is subject to weather conditions.
  • Return transfer from Cirkewwa to original pick-up point.
  • All taxes
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Lunch

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees to any sights