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Jeep Safari

Ian Hoyle

We've been going to Zante for the last five years and haven't really bothered with any of the trips. This year however we were part of a group of five and decided to do a few trips. We booked the Jeep Safari through Pelargos Tours at the top end of the strip in Kalamaki, we paid 35 Euros each excluding lunch. The trip was from 9.00 till 17.00. the itinerary was for a wine tasting visit, a monastery visit, highest point of island for photos, drink stops, lunch stop, ship wreck, market, blue caves and a one hour beach swim. What we actually got was the wine tasting (very basic),no monastery visit just a drive past when we informed it was a monastery for women, going to the highest point for photos one of the guides was asked about an island across from us to which he said " i cant remember what its called", we had lunch at an extra cost to us bearing in mind that we had already paid 35 euros each for the trip, we went to the ship wreck passing the market which got no mention at all except from my wife who said "i think we should have stopped there", upon arrival at the ship wreck viewing platform, we were told the queue was far to big and it would take us two hours to get to the platform, so instead Yannis the trip leader told us to climb over a crumbling wall and stand near the edge edge of the cliff for photos. My wife refused to do this as it was extremely dangerous but was still coaxed by all the drivers to attempt it. This is the most famous photo shoot of Zante. We then went to a jetty for the Blue Caves trip which again was an extra 8 euros each. After this we had a twenty minute stop for drinks and ice cream at another village. From here our driver dropped us off at our apartments to which we were very grateful thinking that they were running late. Imagine our surprise we we saw that the time was only 15.50 and that we were back over one hour earlier than we should have been.I gave him a ten euro tip thinking he was running late I was fuming when I found out that he had actually shaved over one hour off the trip time (monastery tour, market tour and beach swim stop). In the evening we went to complain at Pelargos Tours were we told he couldn't do anything about it but if we took another trip he would give us a big discount.......Who in their right minds would buy another trip off a bandit. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY as he was not interested in our complaint at all. DO NOT BOOK THE JEEP SAFARI AS ALL THE TRIP SELLERS USE THIS MAN YANNIS. HE IS A COWBOY. HIRE A CAR AND DRIVE THE ISLAND YOURSELF IT WILL BE CHEAPER AND BETTER.

Ian W          10/10

Very enjoyable day out.  Much preferred this trip to a coach trip.  Got to see the mountain villages and had some great stops for sightseeing, lunch, swimming and shopping.  Would recommend this trip, the whole family enjoyed it very much.

Linda J          10/10

SmileHave just come back from a week`s holiday in Tsilivi, Zante-(end of July 2011)We looked forward immensely to go on a jeep safari, and boy were we not disappointed. The boys loved every minute of it.
We got to see a lot of the island, and learnt a lot about the history from Alan, our driver. He has a great sense of humour, and got on well with everyone. We got to stop at lots of interesting places- drink stops, lunch stops, shopping stops, as well as swimming and sightseeing stops.
We booked our trip from the local tourist board shop.
Thank you Alan for a wonderful day out -definitely a trip that we will be talking about for years to come I`m sure. Absolutely fabulous. Thank you.Wink
Family from North Wales with two boys.

Big P          8/10

   Great Idea for day out; But yes remember Zante is Easy to cover in a Day, as a Tourist;

So Yes Either Book with a Bucket Shop, (Side Of Road  Tours) Or Just Hire A Jeep For The Day,
(Would.t Book With Holiday Tour Operators, They May Rip You Off)  It's Easy To Drive On Zante, You Cant Get Lost, It's An Island.
Also By Doing It Yourself, You can Go Down Any Track Roads, Just To See Where They Go, We Hire a Jimmy Jeep, Whenever We Visit Zant, (10 yrs + So Far), And You'll be amased at what you can find
The Organised Trips are well worth doing as well, If Doing Your Own Try Visiting  KERI & Some Smaller Mountain Villages, You'll Enjoy It., ie Cheese Factory, Jewellery Factory, Museums, Etc.

Gayle T          10/10

We did the Jeep Safari in August of this year.  I booked the trip from a bucket shop and it was about 65euros for myself and 11 year old daughter.

On the day of the trip we were to be picked up from Drunk Corner.  I was really worried as Alan was 20 mins late and I thought we may have made a huge mistake.
 
I needn't have worried about anything that day.  We picked up a dutch couple in Lags and off we went.  It was a fantastic trip and Alan is full of local knowledge.  He kept stopping to pick plants from the roadside to show us.
 
He included Annie all through the day, and kept up the banter. 
 
I would definatly recommend this trip to anybody

Dave R          7/10

Not as good as other jeeps trips we have been on but not a bad day out.  As Zakynthos is quite a small island there is a limited range of places to go.  Obligatory visits to cafes and souvenir shop but you can see why they do it and I am sure the honey will be very nice.  Booked through a bucket shop which is far cheaper than tour operator. 

 
    

Stuart S

Is the jeep safari suitable for a 6 and 4 year old? We are going to Tsilivi at the end of May..

Karl G          10/10

thanks very much Ian for the great and sometimes scarey jeep sapari  shhhhh, when 1st week of september and it was the best day out we had,  hope ian found the dog, he knows what we mean and if you want to see the real zante please use this service, you wont regret it. thanks Ian, Karl and Tasha Goldsworthy

Mariusz K          10/10

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Thanks a lot for a great trip at Tuesday 15/09/09 around Zante Island from a Polish team. "Japanese" thaks a lot a driver for a great places to make a picture. Wielkie dzieki .

Helen B          10/10

We went on the Jeep Safari on 17/09/09 as well (I was the woman who was terrified of heights and couldn't go anywhere near the edge of that cliff!). The jeep safari was one of the highlights of our holiday, it was a brilliant day and we felt that we got to see all the main bits of the island that you wouldn't normally get to see. The off road bits were a laugh and Ian the guide knew so much about the island. We would definitely recommend booking an Insight Zante jeep (we booked through TEZ) as the yellow ones you also see around seemed a bit dodgy.

Helen and Mark


Sue H          10/10

click to enlarge Just returned from yet another great hol in Argassi.  Last day decided to finally do jeep safari, 17.9.09 .Well what a fun day.  Thanks Ian for the perfect end to a perfect holiday.  I actually learnt something and had fun at the same time. 

Andrea B          10/10

greatday ian knows his stuff and made the day very interesting , going off road and seeing the real greece was great, thank you ian for a great day

Jade H          10/10

Me and my boyfriend went on the jeep safari on the 22/8/09, which we booked with Jim in Alykes, and would like to thank Ian for making the day a day to remember! It was a fantastic experience and would reccommened it to everyone. Ian is really nice and knows all the history of the island. We are planning on returning to Alykes next year!
 
Thanks for a great day!
 
Jade & Carl
 
Xxx
 
 

Lisa S          10/10

click to enlarge  would like to thank ian for giving us a lovely day on the jeep safari, wat a friendly and knowledgable guy he knew everything about the island and took us on a beautiful tour would recommend to everyone thanks again

   lisa & keith
   south wales

Julie T          10/10

Fab,Fab,Fab what a fab day out, we went on this trip via TEZ trips ( far cheaper than booking with the rep)  for my moms birthday,our driver was Ray and we followed Ian OMG, they are good drivers, you start with a coffee in a little bar by turtle island, if your bladder is in the slightest bit weak, do not have a drink because once the off roading starts you will be needing incontinence pads, its excellent and the views from the aerials are fab, great lunch, and great info on the island, 2 great blokes, realy worth doing but do be careful what you buy at the wine tasting event, mom bought some cream he let her off with 1 euro because it was her birthday she paid 9 euro, in the shop back at the resort it was only 6! so be warned.

Brian M          10/10

Just back from a fantastic trip to Zante - the Jeep Safari is an absolute must for anyone going. 

We ( myself and my girlfriend) were with Ian for the day, and two other girls. The trip is great, you really do see so much that you otherwise won't get near. 

The off-roading was probably the best,  would have happily done that all day. 

Ian is exceptionally nice, and loves his job, very friendly and knows his history of the island.

The lunch was great, wish that place had been nearer our hotel for a second trip.

The only thing was the wine tasting part, and the little shop. The produce is lovely and tasty, but overpriced - which was a bit annoying because we bought most of our presents for friends there, it was only later on during the holiday, seeing the same stuff in the towns ( and airport ) we realised it was cheaper. That was a bit annoying, but hopefully people reading will know now in advance.

We couldn't recommend the trip more highly. 

Top marks for the trip and for Ian.

Brian  & Alex

Rose S          9/10

   The jeep safari is a great day out. We went and had off road driving, views to die for and lots of interesting information about parts of the island you probably would nt usually see. Ian our driver was good company and very efficient. The swim stop was good too. Only down side was 'wine tasting' which was a stop at a road side family shop where the stuff was well over priced and the family very very pushy to get you to buy something. Apart from that a great day out, thanks.   Rose,Jim Susan and Jacky

Natalie W          10/10

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hi ian, remember us, we were in zante there for two weeks, you took us on the jeep safari... and had a great time, plus a great greek dinner. thought i would leave you a comment saying thanks for a fab day, and hopefully we`ll be back in zante next year, to do it again..

safari was great guys ian was the best, go on and try it...
 
take care ian, love nat and kirstin xx
 
oh and thanks for your jacket that day, looks nice on me

Krystle J

We booked the Jeep safari with Zante insight (tsilivi) and everyone had a great time!! Ian makes sure everyone has a great time!! Watch your head if your in the back when your off road hahahaha!

Suhc a fun day out.. but one thing, when you stop off up north to wine taste, please becareful with what you buy there.. i was OVERCHARGED by around 8 euros and didnt realise until after we left, they pretend they are letting you off money when you buy so much but they actually con you.
 
Their prices are also really overpriced which we didnt realise until shopping in the resort, things like all the sweets,rugs etc are double the price than in the resort and they pretend you cant get them nowhere else.
Please be very wary of this as you can buy EVERYTHING there in Tsilivi or zante town.
 
Also they pretend they make the wine and its exclusively sold there - IT IS NOT.. you can buy the exact same wine in the resort. If you want proper family made honey or wine.. head to KAMBI cross if you hire a car.. there is a small wonderful shop there which a wonderful family runs and the honey and wine is out of this world, well worth the journey just to get it!!!
 
That was the only downside of the trip the winetasting scamming family, otherwise the trip is excellent!! Maybe they should take you to visit a genuine family run business.

Cindy A          10/10

Hi Ian,

Remember us? The Dutch girls from June 11th 2009.
We had such a good time. For your first time driving,
you're the best of the world . We liked the offroad
tracks. We recommand you to anyone who reads this.
Hope you like this photo.
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Thanks for the great day. By the way: Good luck with 
your internetgames with your grandson.
 
xxx Ingrid en Cindy.

Charis O

pictures of a great time!

Charis O          10/10

Zante, was brilliant! I got back last week Thursday with my daughter we had a wonderful time, thanks to the lovely Anastasios, Demetrius, Ian, Emilio and Alketa they made our trip!  Ian the driver was very knowledgeable and you got a full understanding and appreciation of the Island.

 I am 38 and I was treated very well as a first time driver! These guys really care! My 14 year old found the whole Island wonderful-she wasn't bored she loved it! We are looking forward to returning to Tslilvi next year!

I must go back!

Yemi & Charis

Kate J

Hi there wonder if anyone can help me. Me, my husband & 5 year old son are travelling to Kalamaki later this month and wondered if the jeep safari is suitable for kids that age, the reviews sound brill and would really love to go. Also does anyone know the best place to book in Kalamaki?

Val M          10/10

Jeep safari is really good fun and interesting . We booked with Zante Insight and our driver was Ian . We had a unexpectedly personal tour which was excellent and we saw loads of the island . Would recommend this trip to all of you fit enough to travel in a landrover off road . You won't get better.

Catherine A          10/10

We went to Argassi last September for 2 weeks for the 3rd time and we had read on here that the jeep safari was worth a trip...boy you were not wrong there.  We got a fab driver Ian.

We sat in the back of the jeep and our two kids didn't want to sit in the front to give the other 2 couples a taste of the the back as they were having to much fun being jostled and jilted about...and when Ian went through the massive puddle Aaran was in heaven.
 
click to enlargeThe views of the island are spectacular.
 
 
 
 
 
Anyone wanting to do this safari must go for it, you won't be dissapointed at all.
 
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Ian if you are reading this sorry it has taken a while to put up the photos and the comments of a fabulous day.
 
Thank you for making the start of our holiday one to remember.
 
 
Catherine, Ian, Sarah and Aaran
Cumbria

Mark G          10/10

click to enlarge just back from zante had the best time again this is our second time in zante we love the island be back next year to.big shout out to ian jeep driver on the jeep safari thanks mate we had a excelent day will see you next year we stopped at the zante maris hotel the best hotel in tsivile.may 17th to 24th.......class......

Robin G          10/10

 
was on jeep safari 13th may 2009 the day out was just mind blowing
 was well worth the money, u cant ask for a better day out. we had ian
from dunfermline aswell he was brillant. his knowledge of the island was excellent
 
this is a must for anyone dont think about it do it.
the scenery of the whole island amazing, just breathtaking, take the camera,s u
need them. i'd like to thank ian and and the other driver they were superb.
 
robin and lorraine in fife

Alan R          10/10

Went on jeep safarii during our holiday in September.

This was our second time with Zante Insight,once again this was a fantastic day.
 
Our driver was Ian from Dunfermiline,what a driver he turned out to be, off road was an experience not to be missed,also his knowledge of the island was very good.
 
This is an excursion that should not be missed if you are on the island,be sure and book with Zante Insight as they are miles ahead of the other safaris on the Island.
 
Hope they are back next year as we will definately do this excursion again.
 
Big Thanks to Ian.
 
Alan & Gemma Edinburgh

Chris S

Just returned from Zante last month (Sep 08) had an absolutely fantastic time on the Jeep Safari and would definately do it again. Our driver was Ian and we booked it through Tsilivi Travel. I would recommend this trip to anyone, it was worth every penny and thought it was quite reasonable. Went off road quite a few times which is really exciting especially if you are in the back of the Jeep!!

Ian was a great guide really informative and it was great to see parts of the Island you would not normally see. If you like a bit of history coupled with an adventurous day out I highly recommend it.There were only six of us so was not really a tight squeeze and we kept changing places so it was fair to everyone.   Hello to the couple from Ipswich and the couple from Liverpool aswell as Ian. PS Thanks for dropping us of at Sandra's where a few G & T's went down very well
Chris and Sheila xxx  
  

Billie M          10/10

Went on jeep safari on 14th August it was well worth the money, our driver was Ian from Scotland and he took us to places you wouldn't normally go to. We went on road and off road which was an experience to say the least (one foot from the cliff top I can't bear to think about it) If you do just one trip on your holiday I would recomend this one, it's not only informative, scary, great fun but also one hell of a day out and well worth the money. We booked through Julian and Tassos in Tsilivi but you can also book this same trip in Argassi through Peter. More comfortable ride in the front but really scary in the back, if there are two parties sharing one jeep arrange to swap half way through the journey this will ensure you get both experiences. Thanks for one hell of a day out.

Lyndon B          10/10

We went on the jeep safari on 12/07.08 and it really was one of the best day trips we have ever done anywhere! We were driven by Ian (who was a great driver both on and off road) and the other jeep was driven by Julian who had a jeep load of girls screaming at every insect which managed to get into the jeep!

Saw loads of places on the island including the lookout over the shipwreck beach (great view) and at each place were given lots of info from both the drives.
Would thoroughly recommend this trip even if it is the only one you do while you are away. click to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlarge Thanks for a superb time both!
 
Make sure you do this trip!!!!!!
 
Lyndon & Sarah
Cardiff
 

Sammi D          10/10

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Me (20) & my boyfriend John (24) did the jeep safari on our last day 23rd July 2008. We booked through Thomas Cook, which is quite expensive (52 euros each) but it was worth it. Our driver was Alan and he was so funny, really made the day enjoyable. We learnt so much about the island, we stopped at several different spots including the shipwreck platform. The views are just amazing. The actual jeep ride is hilairious, we were right at the back so we got the brunt of it on the back roads  but was just so funny. You stop for drinks and lunch. They ask you to fill out a questionnaire at the end just so they know what you thought. I would highly recommend this day trip to anyone and everyone unless you get travel sick .

Sammi & John - Northamptonshire

Kirsty W          10/10

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had a great time julian was great and new a lot about zante saw a lot of culture was a bit scary at times though a great trip i would defo do it again well worth the money julian was excellent could answer all the questions about zante we asked him booked with pelagros tours in argassi great service arrived just on time keri is nice the first stop the cafe orange juice is great i would defo do it again

thanks for the soaking julian but it did cool me down lol
 
thankyou kirsty carly jackie ivan
 
an enjoyable trip xx

Vicki B          10/10

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Hi Me Julie (teehee) and Ian. Had a fantastic time again (twice!!) . Heather and I hope u'll be there next year, as we've just booked to come again. Enjoy the rest of the season, and keep up the good times.

Vicki, Heather and Ann
P.S. Thanks for the soaking!!!!!

Julian M          10/10

Hello all who have done or wish to do jeep safari . i am very sorry but my email system has gone to pot so if you wish to find out how to book or just to email me  my new email is julian.olivier.myall@gmail.com . once again i am sorry for all those who have tried to contact me .. i hope all visitors to zante have a great holiday and hope to see my usuall customers soon . if you do wish to book safari you can contact me on my email of you can phone my office direct on 00302695025900 and ask for myself or tassos

   many thanks julian

Lottii L          10/10

Hii Hii

mee and my family are coming to zakynthos on wednesday-WOOO, and we reeeeely wanna go back on the jeep safari so how do wee book??

 
love from
lottii (girl,12)
and my family
 
have fun!!!
 
oo and big shout out to julian and ian love uu guys-from the lewis family
byeeeeeee
xx

Laura S          10/10

Did Jeep Safairi for the second time on 13th June 08 with Iain, Was Excellent again - went to a few different places than last time. After i got over my initial jeep sickness before we even got to keri - it was plain jeeping from there - off roading was great!!

Most definalty advisable to everybody - must do excursion to see the islands best bits!!!!!

 

Great 

Yvonne E          10/10

went on trip with ian 18/0608  had a very good time  .the team were very inforative and good fun.

Dani N

Hi Michelle

 
You can generally book this trip throught TEZ... there is one next to foody's mini market, you may even see Julian in the 1 For the road bar which is next door.
 
Hope this helps

Carl N          10/10

Me and my girlfriend saved the Jeep safari right till the very end of the holiday and were so glad we did! The day is great fun from start to finish and i was surprised by the level of knowledge and information about the island the drivers had. Such a fantastic way to see the island and a lot more fun filled than any boat excursion available for you to go on. Would recommend it to anyone, its been the best trip we have ever been on, its that good! Ten out of ten! If you go through Tez (the official Zante tourist company) then you can save yourself some money as Thompson would have charged us 16 euros per person more, and it probably wouldn't have been as good, at least its hard to see the trip getting any better.

Vicky W          10/10

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Had an amazing time on our jeep safari, best day of the holiday. Saw so much of the island that we would of otherwise never been able to see, and Julian, our drivers knowledge was great. Very entertaining and bumpy day! Would highly recommend!

Dani N          10/10

Didn't do the jeep safari this time around, but what a star is Julian !!!! If your looking for a funny witty guide to the island and a guy who knows where all the best spots are you should really book this trip.

 
Have already booked my next trip to Zante for October 2008 and its the first trip I'll book when I get there.
 
Top Guy
 
See you soon Julian
 
Dani

Morag L

thanx for the thrill of a life time.

julian you knowledge is fab. IAN THANX FOR A GREAT DAY OUT
HAVE RECOMMENED YOU TO EVERY BODY THAT WE SEE,. THANX SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER

Dave W          10/10

click to enlargeclick to enlarge    Just arrived home went out with Julian on weds 4th June best day of the holiday would recomend to anyone. Don't bother with the rep's trips this is a lot cheaper also you spend alot of the time  "OFF ROAD "which alot of the tour operators don't do, you are lucky if you spend 1 hour off main roads.

Thanks for a great day Julian hope you have dryed out best wishes Dave & Rosie

Ruth K          10/10

Hi julian. Went on jeep safari back on may 17th i think. It was great enjoyed it so much and if we come back to Zante next year will go on it again. Got some great pictures and the views were amazing. Would recommend it to anyone.

Michelle, carl, rhys & ka W          10/10

 hi all, will be back to zante soon 17th july 08 staying at exotica hotel.

can anyone tell me where and who they booked the jeep safari with? been to zante for several years continuous and not done jeep safari trip? can you help?
thanks
michelle
swansea

Andrea H          10/10

Hi Julian, Andrea and Mick from Newcastle here. Back in the UK now, it is raining, depressing or what!

Just wanted to say thanks for a great day out in the jeep.  Zante is a beautiful island and your island guide information and knowledge was superb and we thoroughly enjoyed all the sights you showed us.  We don't often say 10/10 for trips, but we did for this one.  Your whit and humour made the day too!  As for your driving, it was what I call "exhilarating" ha ha ha!!  Thanks for the bottle of wine too. Keep up the good work.  I would recommend any visitors to do the jeep safari as it excellent. x  

David & Dawn

click to enlargeclick to enlarge Hi Julian, Thanks for the Landrover experience, now i know how i need to be driving mine back here in the uk. We were the family from Plessas Palace who had the polish couple with us " SEVERE TRAVEL SICKNESS + JULIANS DRIVING = A VERY ILL POLISH COUPLE"  We had a fantastic day all the same, we even hired a Suzuki Hairdryer for the rest of our holiday and we returned to the beach you took us to, a great place for snorkelling. Hey we also went to Laganas, found the volley ball net, swam out (walked really it was that shallow) and there were no turtles to be seen, you must have scared them all off.Tell you what that Suzuki heap couldnt even go round a corner without trying to slide off the road, didnt dare take it off road though!!!  Any way keep up the good work, and less of that sunday driving!  PS ITS A LANDY NOT A JEEP! and my daughter will get you back some day for wetting her.

Ganene M          10/10

I would like to say wot amazing guys...............myself and family , which includes my young son and mother in law. We arrived in zakynthios may 5 2008 and booked the jeep safari for the think it was the tenth, and we were picked up from the zante atlantis.I will never 4 get such a day as long as i live..........................It was the most exhilerating,  blood pumping,brain shakin,exciting fantastic 7 plus hrs ive ever spent in my life....the guys  r fantasic and funny and very informative in a funny not borin way.   I just watched thevideo with  my family who did not  come with us and and all they did was gasp and laugh .Thank u both again 4 such a day and curing me from being afraid of heights , who needs therapy now............ I will never look at a ten foot drop with such horror again hee hee.THANKS again the mad welsh family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julian M

ello to all visitors of zante just a massive thank you to all that have had to put up with myself and ian for the past few years .i would like to thank every one who has taken the trip and would like to invite others to give it a go . we are the only uk managed and fully uk insured jeep safari on the island of zante which intern offers you a guarantee of full public liabilty insurance and fully maintained vehicles to a british standard. if you have any questions or would like to book in advance you can contact me  at jomyall2002@bluebottle.com .  I would like to wish all visitors to Zakynthos a happy holiday and that you all enjoy your stay .



   julian olivier myall

Stuart R

click to enlarge Hi, can anyone give me Julian's email adddress?? We are going to Kefalonia (Lassi)July 13th, but our daughter & friends are back in Tsilivi, so we would like to visit them for the day, any ideas??

many thanks
stuart & jen
Email address (might help!) stuart@ratts.freeserve.co.uk

Shane L          10/10

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I went on this safari last october 7th 2007 and it was amazing. I recommend you go with Julian and no one else as with his mental rally driving knowledge you'll have the time of yr life!!  You may throw up as i was close and you'll definately hit your head on the roof more then once, its so exhilerating!!  Cheers julian, have a gooden.

Shane, Matt, Lisa and Shirls
 
PS im sure lisa and shirls say hi.. the girl you dragged in the sea by my beach towel

Louise B

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hey guys! i know it was a few months ago that we were there, but just thought i would leave you a message to say a big thank you! had such an amazing time, i loved everything about the trip! we came in august (17th) and it was such a hot day! louis you are a legend! we were in your jeep and it was such a laugh! the soundtrack of the trip was awesome, everything went with the stage of the journey we were on! i'm missing zante lots and if we come back again i hope you will still be running the trips because i would love to experience it again! thank you so much for a genuinely fun day! you guys rock!!! thank you! lots of love louise x  p.s. happy christmas!

Alan D          10/10

Hi Guys Jock here...

 
Does anyone have ike's email address he gave me it before i left.. unfortunately on the journey home i lost it...
 
also louis n julians email would be appreciated..
 
jeep safari is the best excursion on the island.. bit more expensive than the other but well worth it.. i lived on the islan for years....
 
alanduthie@aol.com
 
alan

Carl +          10/10

click to enlargeclick to enlarge Hi Julian,

Well would you believe it we did our own tour of the island (all be it in a suzuki swift lol) and bumped into you at shipwreck, it was nice to see you again especially as you remembered us.
 
Gotta say anybody who is thinking of doing this safari it is a MUST just a shame we couldn't do it this year.
 
Anyway as requested here is our email address to keep in touch  ccroup@msn.com
 
All our love to you and your family
 
Carl, Mandy and Leila
 
  STILL A GIRLS NAME(LOL)       STILL A GIRLS NAME(LOL)

Steve C          10/10

Have been to Zante many times, and tried most of teh trips, but having been on the Jeep Safari with Julian, absolutely no doubt at all that this is a "don't miss" trip above anything else we have done there.  A real fun day out, you get to see the most fantastic views ofthe island, that make the "Smugglers Cove shot one of the less interesting!

 
What more can I say,  A trylu great day out and exceptional value for money.  And special thanks to Julian for helping me to find "Donkey beach", not on the agenda, but a hugely appreciated.diversion.
 
Steve and Marion Crussell (Trip on 11th October)

Vicki B          10/10

click to enlarge Hi Julian, Really had a fantastic day on Safari with you. The girls and I just wanted to say thanx, and what was it we weren't supposed to tell ur Dad? ............... oh yeah, I remember, Ur brill!!! LOL Thanx again, and maybe see you next season.

Vicki, Sharon and Dawn xx Or "The Gobby Gits in the Back of the Jeep"

Derby G          10/10

hi jullian & jimmy what a fantastic day we had made our holiday  shame we are not coming back next year or we would be with u. talking ur head off  mam said thanks for a sore bum and its a good job you didnt see suzy boob pop out or did you. margret is still is white as a ghost and tracey says her hair still looks good. thanks for the radio request missin ur madness loads hope you both have a great life.   lots of love and happieness and all that s**t tracey suzy mam casper booo xxxx

Maria R          10/10

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Hi Julian,

Just a quick note to thank you for a brilliant day out on Safari. We enjoyed everything from the water fights, desperately needing the toilet, to the bumpy drive . We came away with so many fantastic memories and cannot wait to come back next year.
 
With Lots of Love,
 
Maria, Justine and Steven(Cheeky Boy).

Linda C

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Hi Ike, Louis and Dave, we had a fantastic day out on the Jeep Safari, best trip we went on it really made our holiday.  Ike kept us entertained throughtout the day, loved the accent!  The swim and dive into the cave at sulphur beach was amazing.   Hope to do it again next time we visit. Love Linda and Rachel.

Laurence B          10/10

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Hi Ian and everyone from Insight Safari in Tsivili who made our trip to Zante extra special  It was a really wonderful day (12th sept), the best part has got to be the off road bit. We saw parts of the island that we never would have normally and it was so much fun being throwen from side to side and climbing very step hills  

Ian was a fountain of really good local history and knowledge and helped make what we were seeing come to life as well as understanding the Zante people's way of life. He added somethiing really special to our trip by having a real pasion for what he was doing.
 
The jeep used was very comfortable, all the stops were really interesting and i would recommend this trip to anyone   

Carrie D          10/10

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Got back from Zakynthos middle of July. On our last day we went on the the jeep safari with Ike. Have to say the best was truly saved til last. Was a fantastic way to see the island and all of its beauty. Ike was also very informative and kept us laughing all day andd it didn't feel like the usual tourist trip, everything was very relaxed and just went where the day took us really, and was great to have a guide who knew so much about the local wildlife and plantlife. The views we saw were breathtaking,and all at a fantastic price!

Well recommended and Zakynthos Tours ltd are the best jeep guides around.
 
When we come back will definately go on the tour again!
 
Carrie and Naomi x x

Richard M          10/10

We had a fantastic day out today on the jeep safari with Ian (our driver) and Julian (the driver of the other jeep).

The drive itself was fun...a touch bumpy in places...but what do you expect for a landrover and no roads in parts!  The view points that we stopped at were great...and the colour of the water at the shipwreck has to be seen to be believed.
 
Julian and Ian are full of information about the island...which really helps.  Sadly, due to the sea being a bit too rough we didn't get to go swimming...still, there's always next time for that.
 
Look out for Julian practicing his hobby.....people watching!!!
 
All in all...a great day out at a fantastic price....10/10 from us!

Frank W          10/10

Hi Julian, absolutely fabulous day out with you and Ian on the jeeps. Just wanted to say thank you both. You gave us the best day out of our holiday. I still don't know how you managed a hand brake turn in a Land Rover, but, it was well worth it. See you in a couple of years. Frank & Karen

Michelle D          10/10

Hi Julian (dont call me Julie!),

this is the crazy gang from Cork. Thanks for a fantastic day out in your LAND ROVER!!! Remember, my gang would not accept the word Jeep. Regardless, we had a wonderful day out, with you as our driver and guide. We learned more about Zakynthos from you than from any and all other sources, including the tourist office!!!  It is so obvious you love the place and it is infectious. I'm sure you remember how hard it was to get a reaction from some of our group! Well, since returning, they have not shut up about their experience, so, well done you
 
Michelle
P.S. When we come back I will soak Ian, cheeky scamp!
Also, you gave me a taste for more adventure, I went to the reptile house next day and hugged the snakes!
 
 From Cork, Ireland.

Hannah L          10/10

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hi louis ike nd dave we had a great day on the safari nd louis you are a great driver apart from when u tried to scare me about bugs, thankyou for a great day out xxx

David H          10/10

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Hi Louis and the rest of the team,

Thanks for a very memorable day on safari! We are back home now and our day with you in the jeep is one of many highlights of great holiday.
 
Louis was a great guide, full of info and humour and this really added to our enjoyment of the day.
 
Looking forward to sitting down and watching the dvd of our safari  later today, Thanks again.
 
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Sarah P          10/10

I would like on the behalf of myself and the Shuttleworths to say what a fantastic day we had with you guys.  Probably the best day of the holiday.  We really appreciated the fact that you took us to the bits you peronally thought were the best and were very enthusiastic about it.  We loved the views of Smuggler's Cove and from where we had lunch.  I liked the opportunity to see the rugged part of the islands, and the chance to see the hoopoe!  Will definately reccommend you.

Sarah and the Shuttleworths xx

Dave B

...... Hi guys, Just got back home today and wanted to send a short note to let you know how much we all enjoyed our day with you. Claire, Daryl, Aaron, Paul and I had such a great day with our wonderful driver Ike but we have to say that you three were just so much fun to be around and were truley great hosts. We all agreed that our time with you guys was the best time we had while on the island and above all else we would recommend anyone to take up the chance to see the island safari style with you. We could not praise you enough. Top marks for such an unforgetable experience. We all feel that we made friends with some lovely people and as a father of three boys that are usually hard to satisfy I thank you all for giving the lads an experience they were so impressed with.Our heart felt best wishes to you guys. We hope you are there for many years to come. 

Karen O          10/10

 What a fab day on the jeep safari. Ike had loads of information about this beautiful island.

   He kept our kids Ben and Emily happy with his jokes..Lunch on the cliff top was lovely, wine tasting
    was LOVELY. Followed A dip in the freezing sea. GREAT DAY was had by us welshy.
    IT'S A MUST DAY OUT . Louis and Glen were great fun to.

Stephanie H          10/10

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The best day of our holiday - full of surprises and beautiful scenary and led by people who share an amazing knowledge of the island, it was so interesting (they should be teachers!!).

The 3 witches
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Sarah G          10/10

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Got home yesterday from Zante  and promised Julian we would comment on the website.

We went on Jeep Safari  and it was an amazing day - the best trip we have ever been on! We had Julian as our driver - who was great - very knowledgeable about the island, a wicked sense of humour - he made sure that the trip would be unforgettable! We saw some beautiful parts of the island  and it was amazing how quickly we could get to different places using the dirt tracks.
Julian was a superb driver and the off road driving was amazing
Favourite parts of the day - definately the off road driving and swimming/diving at Porto Roxa 
 
Julian - thank you for a brilliant and unforgettable day! You'll be glad to know that my knuckles have regained their normal colour and no longer look like they are still gripping onto the handle on the roof!!
 
If you are visiting Zante this year please make sure you go on this trip - definately the best Jeep Safari on Zante if not the whole of Greece!
 
Efkhareesto!
Sarah and Terry (Bristol aka Brizzle!!)
 

Iain M          10/10

Had a fantastic day with Ike last week.  We always try to do a safari when on holiday and this was one of the best.

 
They need to keep doing these and not let the bus drivers take over.  You can't get a bus to God's Window - but you need to go there and see the view.

Janice H          10/10

Hi Ike and Louis, had a fanastic time on your jeep safari(glad we got the mad ones) and will definitely be back next year for a repeat performance. What a view from gods window! We also loved the sulphur beach bit chilly but worth the wait to touch that big dick, LOL! Shame it wasn't wearing a profolactico!Hope you're still running it next year. Donna says hi to Louis and kiss kiss! Hope you don't mind louis gave her your number, just getting even for the close up you did on me in the DVD, cheers mate!! Ike hope Maria's coping without you tell her hi from us all. See you next year and thankyou. 

Sarah G          10/10

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Clare L          10/10

I would like 2 thank Ike for a brilliant day last Friday!!

It was the best trip us 'Welshys' had been on & enjoyed it very much!!
 
I hope you are still running the trips next summer because we'll be back out to see the beautiful island again!!
 
Thanks again Ike you made it special! If our photos turn out ok we'll email them over to you!!
 
Thanks Again
 
Clare, Lee, Leon & Sally

Pauline M          10/10

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I just want to say Hi to all the guys, thanks for a great day out. 


Samantha B          10/10

HEY HEY ike and all the gang hope you are all well   Anyway this is samantha the older daughter of james the mecanic lol

Iam just writing to let you all know how much you all made my holiday, i am very much appreciative for the stop at the family restraunt and wine tasting and the bit of a swim
THANK YOU ALL so much keep up the good work  xxx
 
ps if our photos turn out right i will come bac and add them ok

Sarah G          10/10

click to enlarge what a fab day we had it is a great and fun way to see the island our driver julian was fab he made our day for us our son and his mate loved it they said it was the best day of their holiday, the pic was taken when we arrived back @ our hotel i'm taking the photo, all i can say is brill brill brill, and not the word i was using when driving up to the wreck!!!!

Sue J          10/10

 hi Ike & Louis had a great fun day out lovely sights to see best trip to go on well worth the money ( Ike hows priscilla you look after her) got the dvd in the end thanks its great to see everything what we done & seen (LOUIS THANKS FOR ZOOMING IN ON MICK (DUNDEE) IT WAS HILARIOUS TO WATCH WHEN WE GOT HOME) well thanks both once again hope you enjoy cyprus carry on the good work hope to see you again SUE , MICK (DUNDEE) & KURT from BIRMINGHAM (ENGLAND) WENT ON TRIP 5/8/2007 get  when you can  "

Sally J

I have been on Zante Insight myself and had a fantastic time. Julian Ian and Andreas are fantastic people to enjoy the day with. They are so helpful and polite and generally make sure you have the time of your life.  All three are funny and entertaining.

Thanks to all three drivers, To Ian for his jokes, to Andreas for being so kind and to Julian for his sense of humour which was hilarious. Well done boys

Emma R          10/10

The jeep safari was brillaint, it is an excelent was to see the whole island, our driver Ian was more than brillaint he was friendly, kind and very informative, in my opinion he made the trip. we got to see many of the famous sight, like the top of the shipwreck, and we saw Turtle Island from Zante island. we stopped for something to drink in the morning and something to eat later on. we got to have a swin at about midday. The driver of the other Jeep ( Julian ) which we went round with was inslauting and very sarcastic and seemed to want to affened everyone which i thought was very unaceptable, but apart from that i thought the whole day was brillaint.

Ellen H          10/10

Hi Ike and Loui. Date of trip: Thursday 2nd of August.

We are so coming back, it was amzing, i loved it, and the scenery was OUT OF THIS WORLD. I have never seen these parts of Greece!!, next time we come (which we will!!) I'm going to jump in the sea, but i went down and put my feet in!!!and it was cold!!!. When we got the DVD it was nothing to the real thing at all, but it was so funny !!!, and just one more thing, me and my friend Sacha hoped we got sexy drivers and WE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DID !! .
 
Hope to see both of you again soon!!!
Lots of love  Ann, Ellenxx and Sacha ( the ones from brightion)
 
P.S
Mum said she felt ill a bit, and Sacha said the wind was blowing her hair, but  I(Ellen) was fine because i was nexted to Ikexx
 
 

Andrew G          10/10

 hey Louie and Ike!

Thanks for a wonderful and exciting day! What a great way to see the scenery and explore the island of Zante! We have watched the DVD, it is absolutely halarious!! It is a good way to remember all the great moments! Thanks for coming back to Argassi to pick us up as we truly enjoyed the day!

from Andrew, Linda and Andrea ( The ones from Lockerbie!)

Julie V          10/10

. We have just come back from our first trip to Zante and really enjoyed the jeep safari. It's a great way to see the island and our driver Ken gave us lots of information about the island. This trip gives you a feel for the real Zante and I would highly recommend it. This trip was offered by our tour company but we booked it ourselves in Laganas Town. I would suggest this is a good way to do this as this was much cheaper.

Gordon S          10/10

Have just returned from the holiday of a lifetime in Zante and the highlight was the jeep safari.   I have been on several others but this was just the best.  Our three drivers in land rovers were absolutely fantastic and we saw parts of the island that can only be reached that way.   The off road driving of these three can only be described as fantastic but their consideration for our children was also wonderful.   At times I wondered how they saw the road ahead but we had a great time only spoiled by driving through the fire ravaged mountains- and our  driver being from the island was quite moving as he talked about his beloved island .   I have reccommended this trip to numerous others and on nbehalf of all our group, 7 in all, thank you for such a wonderful day out and more strength to you all.   We will be back with you soon and will be looking forward to another day of thrills.

 
Liz,Gordon,Helen, George, Vicky and our girls Catherine-ann and Emily

Charlotte B          10/10

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jeep safari was great if u only do 1 trip on your hoilday do this one its a great day out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stuart R          10/10

click to enlarge Third time back to Tsilivi, second trip on jeep safari, still the best trip on the island, fantastic day with Julian and Ian. If you get the chance you must take it, fantastic fun mixed with really interesting facts about the island. Great to see you again Julian, just as mad as ever even with out the studs in your arm. Ian was a real bonus, great driver, off road was out of this world. hopefully see you again in the not too distant future.

  Stuart ,Jenny & Emily 

Kirsty M          10/10

This was the only trip that we did during our holiday and we are glad that we chose this one. Its a long day but was worth it. The guys who drive the jeeps are a great laugh and give you all the information that you want to know and are willing to answer any questions that you want to ask.
Its a better way of seeing the whole island as your not stuck on a stuffy coach all day and the off road part is a laugh.
We booked our trip through a company in town and was 60 euro's for two.
I would recommend this trip to others as its a great way to get out of the sun for a day, see the island in one go and just generally have a good time.
Thanks to the guys who also joined us.
See ya soon

Ethan B          10/10

Hey Ike,

Its Ethan. Thank you (and your dearest Priscilla) for an absolutley fantastic trip during our stay in Tsivili. The day we spent with you was truly amazing, and the sights you went out of your way to show us were stunning...anymore people managed to get the stone into the venetian wells (after me )???
 
Thankyou so much for making our holiday.
 
Best Wishes

Adam J          10/10

This was an amazing trip well worth the money, which wasn't to much.  We went with Zante insight with Julian and Ian and they made the trip.  The places we went were amazing and you would not be able to get to most of the places by coach.  The off road driving that they did was mental and it was really exciting.  I would definalty go with Julian.  One the best trips ever!!!

Katie L          10/10

Hey Louie and Ike!

Just wanted to say that the Jeep Safari was one of the best bits of my holiday. A deffinate 10/10. Just warn you Im coming back next year, so get ready! Can't wait.
Loveya Katie (College girl)

Tracy D          10/10



Thanks for replying Dave!

My email is tdarnbrook@hotmail.com.
I hope you both enjoyed your holiday. Am hoping to go back in September, will maybe try Kalamaki this time.
Say hi to Julie and thanks for the photo!

Tracy

Katy N          10/10

Louis drove me and my 3 kids (Holly, Calum and Medb) round on thurs 12th july. My only regret was that I had to fly back on sat morning without having gone on the sunset trip. Flew into Dublin at 5.15, by 6 I was wrestling with a frozen handbrake thinking I could be driven round by the handsome, witty Louis. Stuck in traffic for 3 hours close to tears imagining eating mango sorbet in Zante! Why didn't I just do a runner on the tarmac and stay for another while! Thinking of coming back on my own in september, maybe towards the end, will you still be doing tours then or is it the end of the season? We all agreed that was the best trip of any of the holidays we've been on. Thanks for the best day, you're a STAR!! Love Katy, Holly, Calum and Medb Oh crap, just spent ages trying to add on piccys, really great close up of you Lou you'd love, specially the tongue!!! will try again later

Paul C          10/10

 

 
Hi Julian & Ian from Insight Safari
 
Many thanks for a fanatastic trip. You took us out on the 29th June 2007, and it was a day we will never forget. Your knowledge, humour and driving was second to none. It truely was an amazing trip, and I would (and have) recommended it to anyone. You might remember me as the big bloke from Stoke-on-Trent who was scared of bugs.(Still haven't found your comments Julian). Again thanks to both of you and we will be back to see if you can exceed yourselves yet again. You are the bomb!!!!!! 
 
Keep well.
 
PS Didn't want to come home
 
Paul & Angie x
 
 
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Dave F          10/10

 
Hi Ike & Louie
 
Thanks for such a fantastic time on both of the jeep safari's.
 
Julie and myself had a fantastic time as you know!!
 
What can I say to recommend this to others visiting Zante.
 
Well for starters, this is is the only Jeep safari that I would recommend to try and the only Jeeps that are orange (Toyota Land Cruisers) on the island to be trusted with your life lol
 
Also this is not the trip for boring Germans with no sense of humour. This is a Jeep Safari trip for those who enjoy life, love fantastic countryside and coasts and dont mind a little trek or swim in some of the most beautiful areas of Zante.
 
The experiance travelling to almost every corner, bump, hole, hill, and village nook and cranny of the island with Ike & Louie has to be experianced to be believed!!!
 
Ike & Louie - each drive the 2 orange Jeeps (normally driving in tandom together) on the safari and both offer a different atmosphere in the jeeps for the nutters (sorry passengers) loving both the bumps, views and information provided. They are a great team - a bit like Laurel & Hardy (I let you guys decide which is which lol).
 
I will not spoil the fun but Ike is the quiet one  & Louie is the very shy one
 
For me Ike has the better music but oooh those jokes lol & Louie well his taste in music has to be heard, as I did hear from our copy of the DVD of our trip which has to be had to remember the experiance back home (as if you could forget it).
 
All I can say to finish off with (apart from the photos I will add later) is keep up the good work guys and remember although you would never say it - you are the A-TEAM of the Jeep Safari's!!!!!
 
Look forward to coming back next year and having a drink with you guys  
 
P.S. Louie I have not forgotten and I aqm still hunting out a wiring diagram for the fuel gauge, if I locate it, I will text Ike for an email address to send it on to you.
 
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Can't a girl get any privacy!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
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Come on Louie - you must be get slow in your old age!!
 

Paula P          10/10

Hi Ike and Louie

Back in Ireland after a wonderful two weeks in Zante. All voted the jeep safari was the best day of the holiday!! Looking for Kierans picture, Ike we were the swiss family robinson as you christened us!! Would highly recommend it and Adrian gutted he didn't run that gauntlet......
 
Paula, Benny, Mark, Adrian, Rachel, Enda, Amy, Kieran and Zerica

Bernie B          10/10

 just home from zante   we went on jeep with ike fab trip he went over and above the call of duty with the info he gave us  Mick and Bernie will recommend this trip to everyone make sure you get IKE or LOUIE

Chris T          10/10

went on jeep safari wif julian, hes great driver, had alot of laughs and learnt alot about the island aswell. by far the best day of the holiday, money well spent, julian best driver ive ever had on jeep safari, allthought he can-not dive for a toffee. 

 
if we ever come back to zante then gona definatly do it again. if you havent been on jeep safari with him yet then u have got to.
 
from
     kevin, fatboy  and mother as julian likes to call us, or chris glyn and sharon.
julian if u read this, all the best mate. =]

Steve A          10/10

   Hi, my wife and I did the jeep safari with Zante Insight Jeep Safari on Friday 29th July this year.  It was one of the best days out we have ever had on holiday.  Our driver was Ian, and the other jeep driver was Julian, and betwen them they made sure everyone enjoyed a fantastic day.  They both had an abundance of knowledge about the island and that added to their great sense of humour really made the day for us.  We have done quite a few trips out on various holidays, including a Monster Truck Safari in the Dominican Republic which we thought could not be surpassed.  Well Julian and Ian take a bow, because your safari tops the lot.  Will definately do again when we return to Argassi in the future.  If you are reading this Julian and Ian, we were the two (pensioners,,,,,) from Liverpool who fully enjoyed the banter all day long as well as the unbelievable driving.  See you soon.

 
Bev and Steve

Sara L          10/10

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Hyia to louie n ike!!

Went on the Rhino Jeep Safari on the 29/06/07. Thought nothing could top the previous "Caretta Caretta" turtle-spotting trip, but we were so wrong!!! Me n my mate had such a good time!! Great info given to us by our friendly aussie driver Ike bout the island, and loved all the jokes ("Can you drive down to the beach?" haha!) It was so much fun bouncing up n down in the bk of the jeep
Well worth buying the dvd too, especially as now im back in rainy wales with all my sheep and need something to cheer me up!!
 
and by the way, when me n my mate were talking in welsh, we werent winging or moaning, we were talking bout ike's muscles! haha!
 
keep up the good work guys! i've already recommended you to a mate thats going to zante this week!
 
Sara & Catrin (Welsh Girls)
xXx

Steve V          10/10

In a word, FANTASTIC!

Booked our trip through Dionisos Tours in Tsilivi.  For two adults and two kids we saved 49.00 Euro's on our rep's quoted price.  Worth shopping around first but well worth the day out of your holiday.

Kevin W          10/10

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Hi to the jeep discovery team. That was the best 21st double outing ever.Tongue

Have you got your own website set up yet, if so can you forward it to me so I can keep up with all your gossip, cheers.
 
All the very best for this season. Wish I could be with you all Cry
 
Thanks again Ike, Louie and Stu. I have watched the dvd   6 times .How are the night safari's going.    From  Fatboy slim and postie mum (Kirriemuir Scotland)
 
not heard back from you. here is my E mail Address. KevinWhitelaw@hotmail.co.uk

Katie E          10/10

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Myself and my Mum had an absolute fantastic time on the jeep discovery, it is by far the best excursion that Zakynthos offers, it is so much fun and you get to see some fantastic sights.

Many thanks to Alan, he is a great driver and has so much knowledge about the island, we learnt so much. 
 
When we return next year we'll book on the trip again.
 
For anybody going to Zante, don't book trips through your hotel, you get the same trips on the streets and they are so much cheaper!
 
Many thanks
Katie and Wendy
 

Shirley M          10/10

  My husband and I went on the Jeep Safari Sat 23rd June, Julian was brilliant and very informative took us to some great places spectacular views of the island best way to see it, and good off road even if I did have my eyes shut. Would recommend, we are in our fifties and had a great day out.

Shirley & Mike

Dave M          10/10

The jeep safari was the best day out i had views were amazing and julien was what made it gona put some pictures of our day when i get round to it. I would definatley reccomend this trip out as a first not only to see the island for what it is but to get the best info on how to make the most of your time spent on your holiday i will be in touch your friends from the north (hartlepool) and south HAVANT you know who we are hope alls well see ya soon mate happy days

Louise H          10/10

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We booked the Jeep Safari through Thomas Cook.

Unfortunately it rained the whole day and it was freezing! But still our driver - Alan made it as good as he couldve done! He sped through all the puddles hehehe!
Even though the weather was crap, we still had a good day which shows how even better it must be when the weather is good - we couldnt travel to the top of the mountains because of the low cloud :-(
 
Would recommend this trip! rain or sun youll have a good time!
 
Thanks Alan for making a rainy day in Zante a fantastic one!
 
Lou and Lee

Michelle R          10/10

Hi to Ike our driver and also Louie, this is Michelle and Dave, remember Ike you kept mentioning marriage to Dave? Thanks for that by the way, he needs a little push, lol. What a great time we had on the trip, on Thursday 31st May 2007, it was the best day of our holiday. I would go to Zante again just to do the trip, lol. Anyway we had a great laugh. I'll post some pics soon. Take care xx

Cassie E          10/10

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anyways see ya!
cas x

Cassie E          10/10

Hey guys,

just thought i'd write a message for ya, see if ya remember me  i think im random enough to have left at least a bit of an impression!
i was on the jeep safari on friday 8th and ike was my driver! i absolutely loved it especially the off road driving, i cant think of many things that are more fun than that! your knowledge of the island and the plants was just amazing and i had an amazing day despite the fact that i was wearing jeans and my black t-shirt in the sun!
seein ike with his top off has gota be one of the more enjoyable aspects  lovley bod  lol!
you kept askin if we would be willin to move to the island and live in the villages and im actually thinking about coming back once ive finished my course back here in england so you've made a good impression on me!
think i've writen a bit too much now but never mind, just wanted to commend ya on your excellent work! it'll give ya a laugh i suppose!
Cassie x

Zoe           10/10

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I went on this last week with Zante insight safari (booked by lazaros apartments, tsilivi)...i have to say what a fantastic day it wwas, from start to finish!! Julians a great driver, a great laugh and very knowledgable...

I wasn't sure what to expect, but got to see the sights many from places you wouldn't get to go normally...go offroading which was ace, be prepared to move around, but just adds to the fun
 
I'd recommend this to anyone whos into something different and adventourous...
 
I'm including a few pictures from the day..
 
Wanna go on a safari choose zante insight hehe  i'll be later in the year again, Julian hope you recovered from your night out

Julie G          10/10

Louis, your driving was something to be remembered for a long time to come. The bruises are just going.  Had a fantastic day out, the views were amazing.  Still waiting to see the dvd, and relive those moments again.  I would recommend this trip to anyone who is adventurous.

Amy R          10/10

thanx jullian coz u made my holiday i was a bit worried when i booked it but it was fantastic the views were amazing and your driving wasnt bad either

Ikes I          10/10

Hi all u JEEP DISCOVERY junkies!!! just a short note that "the A team", Louie, Big bad Stu, and myself will be with u  for the excellent summer of 2007 rolling 2wards us.  we got a full, exciting fun and relaxing way to show u all our great island of Zante.  Any big groups who want to book or arrange personal private outings just email me on ikestrailblazer@hotmail.com or djjaffa@hotmail.com for louie.Or txt me direct 00306937621343. U can also see your reps for details. Dont forget apart  from the full day outing we also got our great sunset special for those who enjoyed our time together and want something extra special to wrap up your great holiday.it will blow your mind! If u in Laganas come down to Hotlips bar (our hangout!!) and we can arrange everything plus enjoy a cold one and even croak through a song or two on the karaoke!! . looking forward to seeing all you Poms soon!! C ya!!   

Danielle W

hi im going to laganas on 12/06/07 and really want to go on the jeap safari iv been on a couple in turkey and they were wicked please let me know someone were abouts in zante the are based thankyou

Julian M          10/10

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its that time of year again folks only 4 weeks till the start of the season and my god i cant wait.I just hope all you folks are ready to as its gonna be a great year with many new faces and friends . In the three years i have been doing the safari i must confess 2006 had to be the best . new jeeps . new drivers .and new friends and customers  so i cant wait for next month myself julian and jason and ian hope you all enjoy the zante insight jeep safari . we are still base in tsilivi near lazaros appartments and manos grill. so pop in and give us a shout if you would like to book from the uk just email me on jomyall2002@yahoo.co.uk with your details and i promise i will get back to you as soon as poss. and to you all who visit the island on holiday i hope you have a good one .many things to do in zante and deffo tsilivi beautifull place quiet or loud deppends on what you want for the younger people you have enigma club great place and for the one knocking on heavens door you have meals on wheels .lol. sorry for last comment . couldnt help it

take care julian olivier-myall

Julian M          10/10

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hello to all who joined us in 2006 zante insight jeep safari. I would just like to say thank you all again for making 2006 good year. I hope you all had a great xmas and a even better new year as i know i did.

We will be back in the summer and hope to see many of you again and hopefully many new faces.you can contact me on jomyall2002@yahoo.co.uk if you wish to enquire about bookings or updates on arrival to the island should have the same team as last year .Jason (george clooney) Ian (highlander) and myself hopefully. If you just wanna chatt drop me a line any time as many of you have become regulars and good friends.so take care all and see you soon .
     p.s. hope all on the island have a great 2007 .
 

Michelle H           

 
Hi louis
Is it too late to buy a dvd of our trip with you on Oct. 22 2006?
I'm sure the copies are long gone but we are just wondering if there is any chance?
Please email me back asap to let me know (Am shortly changing email address so would really appreciate a speedy reply!)
All the best 
 
Michelle Hawley

Karen W           

Hi Julian Micky and Gang, hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a fab new year look forward to seeing you all again in May love Karen Pete and Gang xx

Dannyboy R           

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We went on the safari in October, and it was a great experience my 10year old DanielConfused was all for canceling the day before as he had competitions in the Hotel Bitzaro GrandeCry.  With much persuasion we did go even my 76 year old Mum who has a knee replacement recently.  I must say that Louis was a fantastic guide and what a laugh he gave us all!!Clap If you read this message board Louis I wanted to give you this big X from us all.  Hope you have a good Xmas and a great New Year. Please give Ike and the wee guy from Easterhouse in the Travel Shop our best regards too.P.S. Dan stills says it was you and not him doing all the farting!""

Michael D           

Was a great day out!! got to see the island in a new & different way. myself (mike) & mischa would like to thanks all the guys on the safari and especially IKE. he was full of interseting stories, useful information and was a soond lad. cant remember date of tour but was the last 2 weeks in sept. cheers again. its worth doing folks !!

Gerasimos M

i would like to get in contact with Rita Rooke my e-mail is postmanpersecution@yahoo.co.uk

David H           

 
We had a great day on October 22nd 2006 - James, Jacob & Shelley and David would like to say thanks to Louis our driver and to Ike for showing us the real island all the interesting natural history.
 
We especially liked the tumble down stone cottage for sale at 10 000 euros and would love to buy it if the donkey is included! (please let me have details).   
 
As I sit here at work I wish I had bought a few bottles of the wine we tasted!
 
Never mind.
 
Maybe next year.
 
Thanks again - David.   

Sophie C           

Not forgetting louis who had the funniest sense of humour which made the day!

( Although he kept throwing a fake snake at us )
take care and good luck in the future!! Donna and Sophie xx

Sophie C           

hey dudes!!

we done your trip on Wednesday the 18th of october 2006 and it was our highlight of our holiday! Not only did we have the Gorgeous Ike to drive us about but it was a wicked day! The day was beautiful and a amazing experiance. This was the best day of our holiday and highly reccomend other familys to experiance this (even better if you get Ike!).
We hope to see you again one day thanks again for a wicked day for us to remember. Good luck in the future all our love Donna and Sophie (remember us??).

Lorraine Y           

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Some photos from our Jeep Safari with “ZANTE INSIGHT”

Lorraine Y           

A Huge THANK YOU to Julian our driver and to Jason who we booked directly with before we left Scotland.

Our Jeep Safari was on Tuesday 10th October 2006.  It was a cool 22 degrees for you guys but for us Scots a pleasant sunny 22 degrees!

 My husband and I and our children ages 11 and 9 had an unforgettable day out.  The whole trip lived up to our expectations!  IT WAS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!

The view from the platform overlooking the shipwreck was amazing (just like in the postcards without the cruise boats or people on the beach).

What more can I say other than Julian with his unique style of driving was the perfect guide.  He made the day out entertaining and fun as well as informative.

Moment of the day was to see Julian’s face when shortly into the trip the young couple sitting at the back of the jeep managed to pull the inside roof safety handle bar completely off! As Julian was unable to fix it they ended up having a scarier ride experience than the rest of us!

 

THANK YOU AGAIN JULIAN & JASON “ZANTE INSIGHT”

Caroline S           

I booked the jeep safari even though my 8 year old son was adamant he didn't want to go - then we met our drivers for the day - Ike and Louis - what a fantastic day - thoroughly enjoyed by all (including my son who then decided it was the best day of his holiday!!).  The locations visited and the running commentary from the guys was great - would more than recommend anybody do this trip - thanks Ike and Loius for a fab day,

 
Caroline & Harry

John A           

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This was a fantastic trip to go on! Our jeep driver Demitri was cool. A really good way to see the island. We had 2 stop points, the first beach we stopped at was gorgeous, and the sea was so blue! Had to cope the rest of the trip with a wet skirt though from swimming in the sea! The meal we had at the restaurant (can't remember the name - sorry!) was lovely. The food was great and the service was excellent, also we were sat right next to the sea to eat. Would recommend this trip, although we did think it was a bit pricey. As to the rankings below, the 'comfort factor' is only low because you can't expect comfort whilst sat in the back of a defender! it didn't spoil the trip though! Oh one tip tho, don't drink the night before!!

Lorraine A           

we went to Laganas for a week in September.  We intended to do lots of excursions and i must say that Jeep Safari was the best day of our holiday. We really enjoyed it! Had such a lovely time with Loui, Stu and Ike. Ike was our driver, he was absolutly fab!!

We had a lovely group of people on our tour...and thought eveything was conducted well.
 
Good on ya guys! And the DVD is top!!

Stuart D           

now this was wicked..shame the weather wasn't that brill which refrained us from doing a few things and was over priced, no meal or drink included!!

Anyway..let's go and rock and roll in the mountains LMAO

Stuie

Myfanwy B           

An absolutely fantastic day out!! Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to explore the parts of Zante that the tourist buses and cruises can't show you!

We were lucky enough to get Julian's jeep - and he was a great laugh - he knew lots about the island and made sure we had an action-packed day out!  
 
This definitely was the highlight of our holiday, thanks especially to Julian for giving us a taster of what he can really do in a Land Rover!!

Graham C           

click to enlargeclick to enlarge The Jeep Discovery crew give excellent value for money in sights and entertainment - they cruise the trails others refuse.  Ike is an excellent guide and good ranconteur - he, like the safari is full of surprises - very funny, good music tastes and a font of information - quite remarkable for an Aussie!!.  No wories mate!!  My fourth time to the island and I saw sights I had never seen before.  Just wish my camera could record sound Ike was saying 'just push it in harder' to Stu whilst Louis was tightening his nuts on this shot of them changing the wheel.  The memory was priceless.  Will do it again next year.

Norma B           

Hi Julian,  thanks for a fantastic day.  Julian our driver for the day,  is a mad man, he sure knows how to drive!!!  We saw some great sights and the off roading was absolutely brilliant.  My husband and I were the only ones sat in the rear of the Land Rover so we were not squashed.  Hope to see you when we return to Kalamaki. INSIGHT is the name of the tour company, so book with them when looking at going on the JEEP Safari.  Just one last thing to say to Julian  P**TAS.  Ha Ha!!!! Remember us now.  Norma & Derek.   Have you had the tatoo finished yet!!!!

Jennifer N           

Hi Jason,

just wanted to say thanks a mill for the best day of the whole holiday. We went with you last wednesday and i would post a picture, but we were the ones without the camera. Really did have an absolute blast and enjoyed every minute of the day.
 
Highly recommended for anyone headed out to Zakynthos. If you like the feeling that you about to die by plunging over the edge of a cliff... ask for Jason as your driver. I would go back again just to do that day all over again.
 
Loved the Day, Loved the Driving and loved the sense of humour.
 
Thanks a million
Jen & Steve

Cara S           

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Hi Jason& Jullian, looks like uve carried on the good work.If  we come back 2 zante next year i will definately be coming on the jeep safari hopefuly with you 2 again!!!!Poor boys!!!Here is a photo for u 2 remember.(pic1 the toilet!!!! and pic 2 of me and my mate. God i wish id been there with female friends not male, Thats probably lucky for jason!!!!Anyway keep up the good work and hopefully see you next year!!!   

Lynsey B           

Our driver, Alan, was hilarious and really made the trip worthwhile.  His knowledge of the island was really interesting and the off road driving was great.  The only downside was that the back of the jeep felt a bit crapmed, with 9 of us in there.  The restraurant where we went for lunch was stunning.  Maybe the 50 Euros cost was a bit steep with lunch being an extra.

Overall I would definitelky recommend this trip to anyone, a great way to see the island!

Jo A           

We booked with Thomas cook, but after reading other comments i wish we booked with another local guides. The whole day was absolutely brilliant and our driver Allan was fantastic. plenty of wonderful sights to see and the off road bit was great ( girls wear a stirdy bikini or bra my boobs were flying everywhere). Only reservation was value for money as it costs 50 euro you get dropped of for meal but meal was not included in price and it was an extra 10 euro to go out to the blue caves. But overall we loved it and would definately do it again.

Lisa H           

Excellent trip worth the money. All 3 drivers were brilliant especially our driver Julian. enjoyed the day from beginning to end as on the same wave length as Julian. If your up for some mad driving and seeing different views of the Island then the Jeep Safari with Zante Insight is definately worth doing. We will definalety do it again when we go back. Lisa and Iain

Lynsey G           

Me and my mate Kerry went on the Jeep safari a couple of weeks back with Julian (gorgeous) , it was fantastic, had a total scream!!! would defo go again if i was back in Zante.  I just laughed and SCREAMED the whole way, our driver was sooooooooooooo funny.

 
thanks for a great day!!
 
Love Lynsey
 
 

Suze            

I definatley recommend doing the jeep safari, it was by far the best trip to do on the island, the guides were very informative and professional yet so much fun,the places we went to were interesting with beautiful views, a great day was had by all. Thanks to stu,louis and ike aka wally,the rooster and zantes version of the crocadile hunter who made the trip unforgetable, suze x
it would be great to hear from you guys, has josephine the spider graced you with her presence yet?

Jason M           

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hi thanks everyone for all your nice comments after being with us on the jeeps!

please when u put a comment put a picture of yours too to remember who you are! thanks a lot for everything!

Rita R           

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Rita R           

click to enlargeclick to enlargeclick to enlarge  Hi  guys  !!  we went on the safari  with Jason  phew  Ive had dreams about  him since lol . Also Julian and  a scottish man who was very nice indeed . We went to the old church  and someone put on a mask and Jason didnt know why we were laughing   A  great day was had by all  and i enclose the pics . Thanks  guys  xx

Pam N           

Hello i came on your jeep safari last week. Friday 15th of September. The Australian tour Guide Ike was good fun and very informative. Although i was not on his jeep i was with Louie i still enjoyed the day. I have been watching the video and re lived some happy memories. It would be nice to come on the safari again sometime.I had a good laugh with the crew and if any of them would like to email me i would love to hear from them. Pam

Natasha S           

Adam and I went on the Rhino jeep safari (yellow jeeps) on Saturday 16/09/06.  Our driver was called Ikes and we were also accompanied by another jeep with Louis as the driver.  These 2 guys tour the island as a team and so therefore the experience becomes more personal as the groups are smaller.  The knowledge that these 2 guys have of the island is amazing.  The swim stops were brilliant and the food was fantastic on the lunch stop.  This trip is excellent value for money and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about the island of Zante.  The beauty is that you can relax whilst somebody else does the driving.  You also get the chance to taste local produce and wine along the way!!

Cara S           

I'd like to say sorry to jullian as ive no idea why i kept calling u justin in that essay, all i can say is perhaps i was having a blonde moment again!!!!(If you remember about the grapes , toilets an wells ull understand) you where both still great

Cara S           

We went on the safari on 8th sept 2006 an had a fantastic day. jason our driver was really cool, imformative , funny ,a great driver and not 2 mention fit!!!! I will never forget Justin the other driver's face when we stopped in keri to firstly change poor jasons puncture(which was a laugh trying to get garages to repair!!!)Secondly when the barman repaid him for a previous prank!!! Barman made him an iced coffee an put tabasco down the straw, was so funny if i could of stopped laughing i would of taken a picture, suprised i didnt wee myself !!!The sites that we saw we very nice an both jason and justin knew there stuff!!! I especially liked the part when we went off road, jasons driving was great but the poor lady in front obviously hadnt been on a jeep safari before.When shed calmed down an we were on are way back she needed the loo so she got to meets his parents, (on the 1st date 2!!!!!! was gutted i hadnt said yes when he asked!!! Her husband was cool with it!!!) If you read this hope the rest of your hols were fab. I wanted a pic of jason but when i went to take 1 the battery on my camera had ran out was bit gutted. so if anyone has one pleasse put it on here!!!!! Anyway all in all it was a fab day very interesting in an entertainiing way was great and id definately go again!! Oh an i thik it was about 38 euros well worth it!!keep up the good work jason and justin!!

Martin G

We had a lovely holiday 13th to 27th August 06. We stopped in the Villa Zelika in Kilomenos which was just at the beginning of the dirt track to the Monastery. Why did the jeeps always stop here to have a look? We felt like Goldfish in a bowl somewtimes!! Tank You

Chas A           

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More Excursion on Zante

Blue Caves and Ship Wreck by boat -  Day trip to Kefalonia -  Jeep Safari -  Island Tour by coach -  Horse Riding -  Alykes Tourist Train -  Greek Night -  Glass Bottomed Boat Trip -  Weekend trip to Athens by coach -  Day trip to Olympia -  Bar crawl with your reps -  Nefis VIP Excursions -  Zante Town Shoppers Special -  Night Out in Laganas -  Levante Speedboat Trips
JustGreece Guide to Zante Excursions