Jimmy’s Jeep Adventures
I met Jimmy in 2000 when he owned the Red Lion Pub in Bar Street. Jimmy is a London born Cypriot, moving to Cyprus in 1982, working with a couple of Safari companies before opening the pub. He now has over 26 years experience in the natural world of wild Cyprus, taking you places that can only be reached by helicopter or 4 Wheel Drive Jeeps!
It’s not Safari !
When I asked him why ‘Adventures’ and not ‘Safari’, he said because their trips are more of an adventure and because you probably won’t see any elephants or lions, explaining that they often see Moufflon, a wild Mountain Goat indigenous to Cyprus, along with Chameleons, Ponies, Birds of Prey, Pelicans, and maybe a snake, oh and the awesome Turtles at Lara Bay, but as its not a jungle, we prefer to say ‘Adventures’ !
But, more importantly they’ll make sure you have fun, hinting that every trip is different, often spontaneously stopping the Jeep, jumping out a picking a watermelon or a bunch of bananas from a field to share with the group !
Jimmy provides 3 different adventures
My favourite has to be …
Over Land and Sea
Available between April & October
A combination tour that takes you on a Jeep and Boat adventure, starting with a scenic drive up the coast, through Banana plantations to the natural Sea Caves of Peyia, onto the fishing port and marina of Latchi where you’ll take a leisurely boat trip to Fontana Amoroza Bay aka Blue Lagoon, stopping for an hour for a swim and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, or simply enjoy a complimentary wine, juice and fruit before starting our journey back to Latchi.
On to the world famous Baths of Aphrodite, where you’ll stop for a break and enjoy a variety of optional lunch options with a breathtaking sea views. The return to Paphos via the semi abandoned Turkish Cypriot village of Androlikou, overlooking the Akamas National Park, before driving to Lara Bay where you can swim and learn more about the unique turtle conservation project.
Akamas Peninsula with Fontana Amoroza Bay
This exclusive tour ensures you’ll see the best of the West Coast of Cyprus, taking you to places no other tour offers ! Stopping off at Coral Bay, the Sea Caves, Banana Plantations, Fishing Harbours, the stunning Avakas Gorge, take in the scenery of the Akamas National Conservation Park, arriving at Lara Bay, the only beach in the Mediterranean renowned for its Greenback Turtle Conservation programme, where between June and September there are many successful hatching’s !
Troodos Mountains & Villages
Leaving the coast behind, it’s a breath taking drive with mountain scenery toward Asprokremnos Dam, a picturesque drive through Diarizos Valley, a brief stop for Coffee in one of the small mountain villages, onto the 15th Century Gelafos Venetian Bridge. Next you’ll take an off road adventure through the forest, where the native Moufflon graze, but sightings are rare, then it’s off to Kykkos Monastery, the richest in Cyprus, a stop off for optional traditional Cypriot buffet lunch in Pedhoulas village, next, up to Mount Olympus, the highest point in Cyprus before visiting the village of Omodhos, with cobbled streets and local craftspeople that are sure to delight. The final stop for a swim at the famous Aphrodites Rock aka Petra dou Romiou.
They’ll come & get you
Pick up and drop off at your hotel, within the Paphos area is included in the price, but lunch is not. Essential things to take with you are water, sun cream, towel, swimwear, suitable footwear, a happy smile and whatever you do, don’t forget your camera!
Jimmy is happy to help out, so, mention What’s On, and you’ll be in for a nice surprise !
Speaking English, Greek and Sign Language 😉
Pick up about 8.30 am and drop off about 5′ ish to 7’ish because he never wants to rush !
The fun begins here !