Santana
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Our most recommended Santana Island Tours

  • Madeira: Half-Day Nun's Valley and Sea Cliff Tour

    1. Madeira: Half-Day Nun's Valley and Sea Cliff Tour

    Explore some of the most remote places of Madeira Island. Not far from Funchal, and hidden in between high mountains and deep valleys, lie remote villages and hamlets such as Jardim da Serra with its splendid view over the Nuns Valley. You can explore another world by joining this Jeep safari tour, complete with panoramic views and interesting places. You will also enjoy sensational encounters with Madeira's fascinating natural heritage. Your route will pass though Funchal, Fajã das Galinhas, Boca da Corrida, Jardim da Serra, Quinta Grande, Cabo Girão, and Câmara de Lobos. At the conclusion of your enjoyable day out, you will return to your point of origin.

    Really good guide, Michael, was very knowledgeable and informative throughout the trip. Wonderful views, beautiful island! Would highly recommend this trip!!

  • Madeira: Full-Day Catamaran and Jeep Safari Tour

    2. Madeira: Full-Day Catamaran and Jeep Safari Tour

    Madeira Island is not only known for its beautiful landscape but also for its views of the vast Atlantic Ocean and an abundance of unique marine life.  Combine a Jeep safari with a catamaran sailing experience to get the most out of this majestic location. From the Madeiran waters, you’ll see the the places you passed by earlier by car and marvel at how far you've traveled. While onboard the catamaran, keep an eye out for cetacean friends in their natural environment, such as turtles, dolphins, and whales. The tour takes you to a host of breathtaking locations including Câmara de Lobos, Campanário, Lugar da Serra, Trompica, Jardim da Serra, Boca Namorados, Funchal, stopping for a picnic to refuel and refresh along the way.

  • Madeira Island: Custom Full-Day 4WD Tour

    3. Madeira Island: Custom Full-Day 4WD Tour

    Begin your full-day tour of Madeira Island with pickup from your hotel in a luxurious Range Rover. Your professional driver-guide will be at your service the entire day and is happy to deliver you comfortably and safely to every corner of Madeira, regardless of weather or terrain. Make the most of this fully customizable experience and visit all the places you’ve always wanted to see in Madeira. Take a trip to the stunning natural swimming pools of Porto Moniz or stop over in the picturesque Ponta de São Lorenço on the other side of the island: your wish is your driver’s command.

  • Madeira: Private Guided Half-Day Tour of Northwest Madeira

    4. Madeira: Private Guided Half-Day Tour of Northwest Madeira

    Start the day with a convenient pickup from your accommodation or the cruise port of Funchal and depart with your private guide to the first stop of tour at São Vicente, where you'll see a beautiful sight over the valley. Continue along the north coast as you go to Chão da Ribeira, another beautiful spot where you can appreciate more of the valley within the Laurisilva of Madeira, the largest surviving area of laurel forest on the island. Advancing toward the north end of the region, you’ll reach the viewpoint of Ribeira da Janela where you can appreciate the contrast betweens the mountains with the sea. Finally, visit Achadas da Cruz, a place that marks the transition between the north coast and the south of the island. If you wish, you can ride the cable car and visit one of the most beautiful and quiet places on the island constructed from landslides and lava flows.

  • Madeira: Layers of Madeira Hiking Tour

    5. Madeira: Layers of Madeira Hiking Tour

    Discover the diversity of Madeira island on this hiking tour. Take part in three hikes, each completely different from the last. Your day begins with the ascent to the highest mountain in Madeira, the magnificent Pico Ruivo, where breathtaking panoramic views of the island await you. The next part of this full day excursion takes you through the laurel forest, where you'll discover the native flora and fauna of Madeira. Finally, drive to Rocha do Navio, located on the north coast of the island. Here, you can enjoy the idyllic surroundings during a ride on the cable car and a short, easy hike along the coast.

  • Madeira: Full-Day Enchanting North Jeep Tour

    6. Madeira: Full-Day Enchanting North Jeep Tour

    After being collected from your accommodation, you will begin exploring the awe-inspiring landscapes along the rugged north coast of Madeira. You will discover exotic wilderness, dotted with quaint villages which are dwarfed by towering sea cliffs and surrounded by vineyards and orchards. From São Vicente you will move on to Santana, where you will discover its charismatic thatched-roof houses. Following this, you will advance towards Queimadas Park. You will also visit Funchal, Ponta Delgada, São Jorge, Santana, and Faial throughout your experience, and at the conclusion of your tour you will be returned back to your point of origin.

  • Madeira: Ponta São Lourenço Hike

    7. Madeira: Ponta São Lourenço Hike

    Your walk starts at Ponta de São Lourenço car park, and follows a 3.5-kilometer trail to the eastern most point of the island. Along the way it will be possible to enjoy fabulous seascapes, as well as the contrast between the calm south sea and the rough sea of the north. There are short but steep climbs and descends along this magnificent but windy trail, where amazing samples of endemic fauna and flora can be seen. It will be possible to see volcanic rock formations and understand the volcanic origin of the island. After arriving at Cais do Sardinha House, it will be possible to take a break and enjoy a snack. You can also go down to the sea and enjoy the quiet and relaxing coastline, before returning to the car.

  • Madeira: Private Half-Day North East Island Tour

    8. Madeira: Private Half-Day North East Island Tour

    Following a pickup from your accommodation in either Funchal, Canico, Machico or Santa Cruz, head to the first stop of the day, Faial. From this local viewpoint, marvel at the majestic landscape of the valley with its green hills and blue oceans. You will also see the rock of Penha de Águia. Continue the tour rising 900 meters above sea level to visit Das Queimadas Park in Santana, home of the island’s famous thatched houses that have existed here for many years, having become synonymous with Madeira. You will then head further north along the old roads and admire the breathtaking scenic views along the way as you travel through Vigia and Cabanas.

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What people are saying about Santana

I, our driver and guide, was very attentive and considerate. He took us across the island on unlikely paths by jeep, it was fun and interesting. He gave us a lot of insight into island life, and shared incredible vistas to the west. The restaurant at noon was of average quality

Really good guide, Michael, was very knowledgeable and informative throughout the trip. Wonderful views, beautiful island! Would highly recommend this trip!!

Wonderful morning spent visiting the Nuns Valley and surrounding area. Our Jeep driver John was highly knowledgable and made the tour very interesting.

Great tour, some white knuckle moments, nice to see Madeira away from Funchal area.

The tour was mega and our Guido Vitor was great !!! Gladly to recommend it again!