Taking an adventure tour with a Tuk Tuk through Gozo

November 16, 2018

Gozo is the second largest island in the Maltese archipelago. It is home to some of the best beaches and dive sites in the Mediterranean Sea. It’s also filled with historical structural wonders. Because of so, millions of people from around the globe go and visit Gozo every year.

Aside from the various attractions, Gozo offers its tourists, another great thing about traveling in Gozo is the variety of travel options for exploring the entire island. If you do try to visit Gozo, you’ll be able to reach numerous tourist spots on the island via car, bus, or motorcycle. The island is said to be best enjoyed if you choose to book holiday homes in Gozo.

All public transport options in Gozo offer great comfort, access, and convenience to both locals and tourists that roam the island. However, if you are looking to get a more immersive Gozitan experience, we highly suggest you consider touring Gozo in a Tuk Tuk.

What is a Tuk Tuk

A Tuk Tuk is basically a 6-seater Tricycle. A cart and a motorcycle are joined to make a large tricycle. All in all, a Tuk Tuk provides its passengers with a comfortable way to enjoy Gozo in full view.

The Tuk Tuk is a completely open vehicle. However, it’s still safe to use for families with elders and children all alike. Kids don’t need to use a booster seat to appreciate the views and everyone can be secured with safety seatbelts. What’s more is that the Tuk-tuk can even come with free Wi-Fi.

Generally, a Tuk Tuk is ideal for more intimate tours. We highly recommend it for couples, small groups, and families. It’s one of the best forms of transportation that allows for personalized schedules and more exciting tours to secluded locations.

Places to See in a Tuk Tuk

What’s great about Gozo is that most of its popular tourist spots are easy to access. But if you are looking to spend your vacation staying in more secluded areas, public transportation may not cut it. This is where a Tuk Tuk comes in very handy.

Because of the Tuk Tuk’s size and flexibility in terms of schedule, you’ll be able to have an easier time reaching hidden gems around Gozo. Here are some places that are best to tour in a Tuk Tuk.

  1. Ta’ Kenuna Tower

Want to explore one of Gozo’s historical sites and spend a day strolling through luscious green gardens? Why not take a Tuk Tuk tour to the Ta’ Kenuna Tower? This structure may be old, but it still stands strong today inside an abundant botanical garden.

The old semaphore tower was built back in 1848 by the British. Today, it’s completely restored and offers one of the most picturesque views in Nadur.

  1. Xlendi

Aside from pristine beaches with azure waters, Gozo is also known for its fishing villages that usually houses authentic Gozitan restaurants. If you are looking for a place to enjoy authentic Gozitan cuisine along with spectacular views of the sea, we recommend you take a Tuk Tuk tour to Xlendi.

Xlendi is this fisherman village that comes in the form of a cove. The cove of Xlendi itself attracts lots of tourists because of its attractive bay. And then there’s also its famous watchtower found and the farthest part of the bay.

Aside from diving and swimming, you can also enjoy a day of indulging in authentic Gozitan foods in Xlendi restaurants. There you will be able to enjoy Gozitan dishes with fresh fish and rabbit.

  1. Wied Il-MielaĦ Window, GĦasri

Gozo is filled with lots of archaeological wonders. Traveling around the island will have you see stunning horizons, rolling landscapes, and steep rock faces that will make your heart jump. One lesser known spot that’s starting to gain the attention of Gozo’s visitors is the Wied Il-MielaĦ Window in GĦasri.

Going on a Tuk Tuk ride to the Wied Il-MielaĦ Window is one of the best things you can add to your Gozo itinerary. This newfound window is ideal for the average adventure junkie. It offers an excellent view of Gozo’s azure waters and is a great place for snorkeling and bathing.

  1. Salt Pans

Want to see something that looks out of this world? If you are looking for something extraordinary, you will definitely enjoy a Tuk Tuk tour to the Salt Pans. The salt pans look like a giant puzzle from afar. It stretches across 3 km along the Northern coast of the island.

It offers some of the best magic hour views. Try visiting the Salt Pans during the early morning or late afternoon when the sky turns orange. The reflection in the salt pans often gives off a surreal view that you will certainly appreciate.

If you want to experience Gozo in a Tuk Tuk, take a look at Yippeemalta to book your own tour.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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