Luxury Private Tour

Crete Truffle Hunting & Culinary Experience

East Crete Sightseeing - Lassithi Plateau Truffle Hunting


Why We like It

Like-a-Local Experience
Crete Uncharted Itineraries
Tailor-Made Experience
Ideal for Families

Quotes From

720 €

Duration

8-9 hours

Description

WHAT MAKES THIS EXPERIENCE SPECIAL
 

Experience a unique combination of truffle hunting and pure nature exploration of East Crete (Dikti Mountains). This exclusive private tour with a local guide and professional truffle hunter is conducted on a chauffeur-driven basis with a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick up and drop off. Before the adventure, you will enjoy a traditional Cretan breakfast. The truffle hunting experience will take place in Lassithi Plateau during the early-morning hours. Then you will be escorted to an authentic Cretan tavern with a small wine cellar for lunch and wine tasting.

 
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Hotel, villa or cruise pick up with a premium vehicle at your full-day disposal
  • East Crete sightseeing chauffeur-driven private tour
  • Authentic Cretan breakfast in a picturesque place
  • Truffle hunting in Lassithi Plateau with a professional truffle hunter and his dogs
  • Lunch and wine tasting in an authentic Cretan tavern
  • On the way back, your personal guide will provide you with ideas on visiting more interesting places
 
DETAILED DESCRIPTION
 

Enjoy a personal pick-up by your personal driver with a vehicle at your full-day disposal, in the early morning. Your local private guide will escort you on a beautiful sightseeing tour to East Crete.

 

In the heart of the fertile Lassithi Plateau, your personal team will take you to a picturesque place for a traditional breakfast, where you will taste Cretan mountainous tea or coffee, delicious honey, and other organic local products.

 

In Dikti Mountains you will meet your professional truffle hunter and his trained truffle-hunting dogs. Your Cretan truffle hunting experience will last for approximately an hour and a half (1.5 hours), as long as the hunting dogs have their utmost mental concentration. You will have the opportunity to learn the secrets of truffle-hunting and what it takes to find these elusive truffles, by simultaneously enjoying the astonishing beauty of the surroundings and Cretan wild nature!

 

After the hunting experience, you will be taken to a traditional Cretan tavern, which is carefully handpicked by our local travel experts. There a local custodian, who keeps ancient Cretan cooking recipes, will share with you his secrets on how to cook authentic Cretan food and prepare delicious dishes (homemade dishes and Ofto Antikristo) with your own collected truffles, which are cooked with the highest quality olive oil. Furthermore, you will enjoy local wine tasting in a small family wine cellar.

 

On the way back, you will have the opportunity to customize further your private day trip by visiting more traditional Cretan villages, Byzantine Monasteries or stopping at breath-taking spots for amazing photos! Your local guide will assist you in this by providing you with ideas and insights.

 


Make this itinerary yours

Like what you see? Contact us today to find out more about our exclusive itineraries on Crete island. But remember: each and every Snami Travel trip is tailored entirely for you. So let's get in touch.

 

Call us on ​+30 698 70 97 639  or tell us what you're looking for here.

We'll make it happen.


WHAT TO EXPECT

The hunting experience has to start early in the morning when the mental concentration, which the hunting-dogs have to develop, can effectively be maintained during morning hours.

Do not forget to bring along

Comfortable shoes and proper clothes for hunting in the mountains.

Destinations

  1. East Crete Sightseeing - Lassithi Plateau Truffle Hunting

Private Excursions

Price Options

Type Vehicle Capacity Quotes from
Tailor-made Modern 1 - 9 720€
Tailor-made Luxury 1 - 9 820€

Additional Cost

Booking form