Wild Hvar Jeep Safari
full day, including an authentic island lunch with wine
Beaches, nightlife and gorgeous stone coastal towns – is there anything more to Hvar?
Oh yes! If you can drag yourself away from the beach, join us on an offroad safari for Hvar’s most exciting and informative tour, and one which few tourists even hear about. Pack in more sights, stories, experiences and flavours in just one day than the majority manage in an entire holiday, returning back to regular gorgeous Hvar coastal tourism with a totally different perspective of Croatia’s premier island.
We’ll leave paved roads behind in a comfortable air-conditioned Jeep and head to Malo Grablje, a small village abandoned decades ago, which legend says was founded by an illegitimate son of Henry VIII, whose descendants in the village all bear the same un-Croatian surname – Tudor. The tour continues to picturesque Velo Grablje, once the centre of lavender production for all Dalmatia, and today home to Hvar’s lavender festival and an amazing regeneration story. Take in the views from Vidokovac, where the Adriatic north and south will greet you.
To the north is Stari Grad, founded by the Ancient Greeks in 384 BC, home to one of Croatia’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, considered by some as Croatia’s oldest town (it celebrated its 2400th birthday in 2016). Time for a little offroad to the peak of Hvar at Sveti Nikola, 621m above sea level and affording perfect 360 views of the Adriatic, as well as the mainland and other nearby islands such as Vis and Korcula.
Hold on tight for the drive to the south side and Sveta Nedjelja, home to the iconic Zlatan Otok winery and the infamous steep Plavac Mali vineyards, where an optional wine tasting awaits. Food awaits but not before a drive through one of the last undiscovered filmsets of Europe, a 1.4km tunnel chiselled through the rock by the Yugoslav army 50 years ago. Little has changed since, and not for the fainthearted!
Olives are a staple of Dalmatia, and Hvar’s oldest tree dates back 2500 years. Where better to take pause and enjoy the finest Dalmatian cuisine than in a picturesque olive grove in the hills close to Vrisnik, whose stupendous views include all six churches from Hvar’s UNESCO Easter Procession, a tradition still going after 500 years. A return to Hvar taking in the magnificent southern views out to Vis completes a fabulous voyage of discovery of the real Hvar.
We will pick you up at your hotel, villa, private accommodation, where your boat is moored or meet you at one of our four tour booths in Hvar Town. We will agree on this when the tour is booked.
9:15 – 9:30AM. This tour can also be arranged at a time that is convenient for you, so please ask us what your unique requirements are and we will be happy to get back to you with the particulars and our price. End location: We will end this tour where you wish – at the marina, your hotel, villa or private accommodation. Just let us know.
This is a full day tour
- 195 EUR per person (min 2 people)
Pick up, the program as described, guide/driver, air conditioned 4WD vehicle, lunch in olive grove (beverage included in the lunch)
Items purchased for personal use, gratuities to guide. Please bring swim gear, towel and sun protection.
Inland Off Road, Youth and Family, Nature & Wildlife, Cultural
Toyota Land Cruiser, Mitsubishi Pajero
Yes, but inform us in advance.