Northeast 4x4 Santana and Landscapes Day Trip

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Discover the eastern side of Madeira in a 4x4 vehicle with an open top roof. Visit the traditional houses in Santana, Madeira's 3rd highest peak, s rum factory, non-touristic villages, Madeira's UNESCO–listed native forest, and great landscapes.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Green Devil Safari

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Stop At: Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada The economy of this village is based on agriculture, small commerce, services and tourism. Overlooking the cliff you may admire a charming village, the local church by the sea and its new pool complex.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Boaventura

Boaventura - a charming agricultural hillside village with valleys torn by several courses of water. One of the oldest colonised villages and almost isolated from the world nearby, it is considered to be a natural sanctuary of great tranquility and is appreciated for the peace that it provides. With so much to discover, beautiful scenery and verdant valleys, exotic and colorful flowers, Boaventura is really nature’s masterpiece.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Arco de Sao Jorge

Arco de São Jorge - Arco de São Jorge is a unique village by the seaside, surrounded by mountains and vineyards, located in the northeast of the island with a population of 520 inhabitants. Besides São Jorge village, the land of Arco de São Jorge is also very fertile and able to host many types of agricultural product due to its microclimate.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sao Jorge

São Jorge - São Jorge is perhaps the most fertile of all the northern villages producing all types of agricultural products, specially its land supports sugar cane cultivation and also the Malvasia wine from which the famous Madeira wine is made.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Casas Tipicas de Santana

Casas Santana Santana a charming town in the northeast of Madeira famous for its unique colourful triangular typical houses built of stone covered with a roof of straw thatch. Originating from the 16th century, nowadays most of them are kept as a tourist attraction.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fortim do Faial

Fortim do faial - At the beginning of the 20th century, the place was used as a viewpoint, a function that it still preserves today. It is decorated with 10 pieces of ante-artillery, smooth-sided, of English origin, assembled in naval repairs. Traditionally this artillery saved on feast days in honor of Our Lady of the Nativity.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Porto da Cruz

Porto da Cruz - Named after the cross that was placed on the shore to indicate the port for the Portuguese explorers. One of the many agricultural products here was sugar cane and today the processing factory is still in full operation mainly producing rum and honey molasses as it has since 1927. Besides sugar cane it also produces a dry red wine known as ‘vinho seco’. This has become very popular and every year a grape festival is hosted in the town.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Engenhos do Norte

Engenhos Porto da Cruz - Engenhos Porto da Cruz, ancient rum distillery testifies the importance of sugarcane for Madeira. Ancient steam engines set the working pace in this distillery. The original factory workers still maintain and keep the equipment operational.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Canical

Caniçal is a small fishing village, where the main catch is tuna. The name Caniçal originates from the abundance of reeds (Caniço) that grew in the more arid areas of the parish. These reeds were initially used as fishing rods, demonstrating the importance of the activity from the very beginning of the settlement.

Duration: 10 minutes
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