Tuk Tuk Gozo is an excellent way to discover the best places to visit around Malta’s sister island of Gozo. Taking a chauffeured Tuk Tuk (which seats up to 6 people) makes for a really fun way to spend a day out and about on Gozo island.
This tour is offered by reputable tour operator Yippee tours at a single ticket fee that includes everything you need for the day, including hotel transfers. Each tour is led by an experienced and knowledgeable driver, who speaks multiple languages.
The Tuk Tuk vehicles used can accommodate up to 6 passengers, making them ideal for small groups and families with kids. On busier days several Gozo Tuk Tuks will follow each other on route
Price: €75 for adults, €50 for children.
Read on to find out why that’s really good value and a much better alternative to hop on hop off tours!
In short: You get everything you need for the day, making it a much more convenient and efficient way to discover Gozo than hop-on-hop-off tours, walking tours and using public transport.
Yippee offers a very flexible and fair cancellation policy:
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There’s limited availability during spring and summer (April – September) so booking online in advance is advised. Select your preferred date, the number of participants and pay online.
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Here’s what to expect from your day out with a Gozo Tuk Tuk tour (which will last around 7 hours (excluding transfers time):
The island of Gozo has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing, and Yippee has done a great job at selecting the best places of interest to give you a great first impression.
Here’s an overview of the hot spots that you’ll be visiting at an easy-going pace.
This is one of Gozo’s most recognisable places of worship and this impressive church boasts the third largest unsupported dome in the world. Also known as the Rotunda of Xewkija, the church was built by the local population between 1952 and 1979 and is a sight to behold, inside and out.
You’ll be able to take a lift to the roof of the Rotunda from which you can enjoy panoramic 360-degree views of Gozo island.
Heading to the South of Gozo, you’ll stop at the Sanap Cliffs on the outskirts of the village of Munxar. These breathtaking cliffs are hard to reach by traditional transport methods and are a great example of the natural wonders that the island of Gozo has to offer.
A short drive away is Xlendi, a beautiful little seaside town with a small bay that’s flanked by tall cliffs. It’s one of the most picturesque and most recognisable spots around Gozo. You’ll be stopping here to wander around Xlendi beach and take in the scenes.
On your way uphill from Xlendi, you’ll be visiting a real hidden gem: A centuries-old public washhouse built by the Knights of Malta. You can find these well-preserved washhouses along the main road in the tiny village of Fontana (‘spring’ in Italian).
Also referred to as l-Għajn tal-Ħasselin (‘washer’s spring’), two natural springs were sheltered by the Knights with arched stone structures in the 16th century. A basic irrigation system was hewn in stone and still functions today. In fact, you’ll often see the locals wash their laundry here.
On to Gozo’s main city at the heart of the island, Victoria, where you’ll be visiting the Citadel (or Cittadella). Sitting at the top of one of the tallest hills on the island, this spot is known to have been one of the earliest settlements. And it’s no surprise: The site offers 360-degree views over the whole island.
The foundation of what is now the Citadel was formed during the Middle Ages, when a castle was built on the spot, providing refuge for the local population. Over the centuries several reinforcements and walls were built to strengthen the fortifications.
At your stop here you’ll get a short tour of this magnificent site.
Heading West, your next destination is the Ta’ Pinu National Shrine on the outskirts of Għarb. This spectacular basilica is an iconic landmark in Gozo, though while the building itself and its surroundings are beautiful, it’s the story, or rather stories, inside that are the most fascinating.
Within the shrine, you’ll find walls covered in letters, crutches, damaged helmets and seatbelts that were offered as testimony by people who believed to have been blessed by a miracle by the grace of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Ta’ Pinu.
Note: Church guests must be dressed appropriately: No bare shoulders or tank tops. Ladies usually cover their shoulders with a scarf during the summer season.
Heading North next, you’ll enjoy a scenic route through the countryside that takes you to the Xwejni Salt Pans along the north coast of the island.
Salt mining has been a tradition in Malta for centuries, and you’ll find large clusters of salt pans here. Hewn in the rocky coastline, the pans collect sea water during the colder and windier months of the year. While the water evaporates in the heat of the sun, the salt remains and is harvested by hand.
The harvesting season stretches from April to August, with people hard at work twice weekly.
Qbajjar and Marsalforn are two small bays in the North of Gozo, known for their seaside restaurants. You’ll be enjoying a light traditional Gozitan lunch at one of the eateries here while taking in the views.
You’ll be heading back to Mġarr Harbour next, where your tour continues on sea – unless it’s poor weather of course.
Comino is Malta’s third-largest island (but by far the smallest) and is inhabited by only a few people. It is a popular attraction for its picture-perfect Blue Lagoon and Crystal Lagoon bays and its numerous sea caves.
En route back to Malta, you’ll be passing by Comino, weather permitting, for a swim stop at the stunning Crystal Lagoon. You’ll pass by the Blue Lagoon and some of Comino’s caves to complete a fun day out.
Don’t forget to use the coupon code MALTA5 to get a 5% discount!
If you prefer a different kind of ride, Yippee offers a few great alternatives.
The below tour options are also organised in safari style, with a tour leader followed by multiple vehicles of the same type (driven by you!), touring Gozo for the day. They’re all really laid-back alternatives.
Prefer a private tour of Gozo? Yippe can also offer that option, either with a single Gozo Tuk Tuk or an eJeep (up to 3 people). You’ll be chauffeured around the island by an experienced tour guide, who knows every inch of the island.
Private tours are planned around your timetable, interests, and pace, which means you get a lot of flexibility, comfort and freedom to explore Gozo in your own way.
Tour operator Yippee has done a great job at creating a fantastic tour by Tuk Tuk that offers good value for money.
Having done their tours myself, I highly recommend using their services if you decide to head to Gozo.
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