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Our most recommended Santana Private Experiences

  • Madeira: Private Half-Day Guided Gardens Tour

    1. Madeira: Private Half-Day Guided Gardens Tour

    Embark on a half-day tour dedicated to the Madeira's gardens, one of the island's greatest treasures. Visit the Monte Palace Tropical Garden and be impressed by its beauty and diverse culture. See traces of Portugal's history since the reign of its first king, D. Afonso Henriques. Wander through the Monte Palace, which occupies an area of 70.000 square meters and houses an exotic collection of plants from different regions in the world. Watch swans and ducks floating on the lake as well as peacocks and chickens walking freely in the main areas of the property. Visit the museum inside the palace that houses a unique collection of minerals and gems.  The tour ends in the Botanical Garden, founded in 1960 by a Madeiran Botanist. Find more than 2500 species of plants from different parts in the world, all brought together in the “Garden of the Atlantic.”

    We enjoyed our trip to the botanical gardens and Monte Palace gardens. So glad we chose a private tour as our guide was very informative.

  • Madeira: Private 1.5-Kilometer Levada dos Balcões Hike

    2. Madeira: Private 1.5-Kilometer Levada dos Balcões Hike

    Once having been collected from your Madeira accommodation, drive through the mountains before arriving to Ribeiro Frio. Following a short but grandeur walk through the beautiful Laurisilva Forest, arrive to the fabulous Balcões’ belvedere. From this belvedere it’s possible to contemplate the many peaks of Madeira Island, from which Pico Ruivo and Pico do Areeiro stand the highest. Pico do Gato, Pico das Torres, and the well-known Penhad’Águia also constitute part of this breathtaking scenery. This area is also ideal for bird watching, due to the fact that it is home to a huge variety of different species. These birgs include the firecrest, the chaffinch, grey wagtails, blackbirds, robins, buzzards, and the very rare Madeira's long-toed pigeon.

  • Madeira: Santo da Serra to Ribeiro Frio Private Walk

    3. Madeira: Santo da Serra to Ribeiro Frio Private Walk

    Journey from the center of Santo da Serra to Ribeiro Frio, two of the main points of interest on Madeira Island, visited not only by tourists but also by residents. Walk through a forest road passing by the Trout Fishing Park, where you can relax for a while, having a tea or simply enjoying the surroundings. Immerse yourself in the amazing nature at the Levada, enjoying every step while you appreciate the wide variety of endemic flora and fauna of Madeira Laurisilva. Discover open areas that offer magnificent views of the valley and peaks of the island. Continue walking along the levada, enjoying the energy of all this pure nature surround you.

  • Madeira: Levada Brasileiro to Moinhos Private Walking Tour

    4. Madeira: Levada Brasileiro to Moinhos Private Walking Tour

    Inspire the soul and the spirit as you hike with a variety of landscapes and terrain that awakes all the senses, in a truly unique experience within the region of Madeira. Begin with a descent to Levada do Brasileiro, with a rather irregular, and steep path that goes deeper into the heart of the Laurissilva forest until you reach the levada. Continue your trail along the water in a rustic surrounding, with endemic species of flora and fauna. Visit the Lagoa do Bardo and enjoy a break before continuing along a pleasant path with open fields with denser vegetation, and taking in the beautiful views. Walk through Levada do Moinho until you find the forest road which you should take to return to the road, near to the starting point.

  • Madeira Island: Custom Full-Day 4WD Tour

    5. 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

    6. 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: Private 6-Kilometer Alecrim Levada Hike

    7. Madeira: Private 6-Kilometer Alecrim Levada Hike

    Once having been collected from your Madeira accommodation, your day out in nature will begin. At the beginning of the descent to the house of Rabaçal, you will discover the entrance to this magnificent journey. It is a short walk of 6 kilometers, which is accessible to anyone. Throughout the hike you can enjoy fantastic views over the Rabaçal. As you hike towards the beginning of the levada, you can enjoy the vast vegetation composed mainly by the Urze and the Uveira da Serra, as well as several species of local fauna of which various birds and cows are the highlights. Enjoy the walk to the beautiful lakes and waterfalls that emerge along the way, where the wonderful Lagoa Dona Beja stands out. Complete with a waterfall that feeds the Lagoa do Vento, you will be able to take pictures of the lagoon before making your way back to the hike's start point. At the conclusion of your hike, y...

  • Madeira: Layers of Madeira Hiking Tour

    8. 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: Levada Calheta to Prazeres Private Walking Tour

    9. Madeira: Levada Calheta to Prazeres Private Walking Tour

    Stroll across the paths of Levada Calheta and Prazeres and discover a variety of plant species. Take in amazing views of the surrounding landscape along the way. Begin in Calheta with a stroll along Regional Road 211 and towards Prazeres village, following a vibrant path. Discover several species of flora, such as acacias, eucalyptus, pine, and wildflowers. Stop to look around and let yourself be dazzled by the beautiful landscapes that arise along the way. Explore a little more of the natural beauty of this region, including the human presence that gives it life. Find various dirt roads that cross the route of the Levada and continue your way following the channel of water until you arrive at the Levadeiro house. Take a moment to pause and enjoy the beautiful nature as your tour comes to a close.

  • Madeira: Half-Day Private 4-Wheel-Drive Expedition

    10. Madeira: Half-Day Private 4-Wheel-Drive Expedition

    Once having been collected from your accommodation, you'll enjoy a half-day private tour in Madeira Island onboard of an exclusive Range Rover Sport. Throughout your experience you'll be accompanied by a professional guide who will be on hand to field any questions which may arise as you tour. You will be able to customize your tour, and will in total explore around 70 kilometers of Madeira Island. Your spacious 4x4 Range Rover will bring you safely to any corner of Madeira Island, regardless of the weather or terrain. Throughout your experience you will be free to explore the west and/or east side of Madeira Island, and at the conclusion of your tour you will be returned safely back to your point of origin.

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What people are saying about Santana

We enjoyed our trip to the botanical gardens and Monte Palace gardens. So glad we chose a private tour as our guide was very informative.

Guide very knowledgeable in the history of wood and gardens , very intuitive