Santana / Typical Houses Tour

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  • 8 hr

The most popular tour on the island of Madeira. We have created a diversified program especially for you to ensure that you have the best time of your life. We want our customers to see the spectacular beauty of Madeira Island.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Feeling Madeira - Tours & Walks

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Camacha

We started this tour well by visiting Camacha; one of the most rural and rustic villages in Madeira where folklore is still widely practiced. Camacha makes Madeira known worldwide for its wicker and cane industry. Take the opportunity to see a variety of production pieces on display.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pico do Arieiro

The next stop is Pico do Areeiro, the third highest peak on the island, with an altitude of 1818m providing fabulous 360 'views of the island. Often, rock formations can be seen crossing clouds, creating breathtaking visuals and photographic opportunities.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Ribeiro Frio

Then we proceed to Ribeiro Frio (which means cold river). Ribeiro Frio is a small village located in the heart of the Laurissilva forest. It is the largest surviving area of laurel forest in the world and is believed to be 90% of primary forest. In this place classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, we can enjoy a fantastic variety of plants and species in their habitat. We can also observe the interesting trout farm composed (as naturally as possible) by stone enclosures, fresh water from levada, located in a beautiful setting of pure nature.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Miradouro do Forte do Faial

We continue our tour to Faial where we can see the imposing rock of Penha de Águia, which separates Faial from Porto da Cruz.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Santana

With a long stop at the village of Santana, you will have enough time to have lunch and also take the opportunity to see the world famous typical triangular thatched houses of Madeira, painted in cheerful primary colors.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Ponta de Sao Lourenco

Ponta São Lourenço, located in the most eastern part of the island, we can observe this magnificent landscape characterized by the fantastic combination of rocks, sea and nature.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Machico

Our final stop is the largest city in Machico; the first area of the island that Portuguese navigators found at the time of the discoveries.

Duration: 30 minutes
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