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North East Tour Sao Vicente Caves

The unspoiled North East coast with all its rural villages i.e. Ponta Delgada; Boaventura and Arco de Sao Jorge. Enabling you to see most of these places.

Price includes Entrances at the Caves

per adult from

$50

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off ( Free for hotels in Funchal)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Sao Vicente Caves
    What's excluded :
    • Does not include pickup from the Cruise Ship Port (requires extra fee of €5 pp)
    • Entry/Admission - Piscinas Ponta Delgada
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Sao Vicente Caves, Sitio do Pe do Passo, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-039 Portugal

    The Volcanic caves are a 700mts (2297 ft) long lava tunnel was blasted out by volcanic gases. The volcanism centre shows us the islands oldest formation which emerged about 5 million years ago. The caves tour ends at the volcanism centre where you learn lots of facts and figures about volcanoes.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Piscinas Ponta Delgada, ER101, 9240, Portugal

    After leaving the Sao Vicente caves, passing through São Vicente village and reach the charming village of Ponta Delgada. Overlooked by walls of forested mountains, this quiet traditional fishing village has a seafront dominated by the church Bom Jesus. East of the church is modern lido complex. Leaving Ponta Delgada we pass through “Boaventura” where we can absorb the beautiful scenery. The area is a vivid account of beauty.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Santana, Madeira Portugal

    Next stop is to a charming village called “Santana”. Santana gets its name from St. Anne. Home to ‘A` framed Houses. These triangle thatched buildings, were used by local farmers as cow sheds. Traditionally people also lived in these houses. This is one of Madeira’s most familiar images. You will discover how spacious the ´A` framed houses are, when you visit one.

    Continuing your journey to the biggest parish of Santana, “Faial”. It owes its name to the beech- trees, an indigenous myricaceae, which grows in the stream valleys and on the mountain. This picturesque village lies high above the sea and has a pretty little church. At the mouth of the river is a modern little lido complex with a sea pool, kid’s playground and a rocky beach.You will stop here for lunch.

    Porto do Cruz .Located at the foot of a Rock called Penha d´Aguia. Its name comes from the “Cruz” (cross ), the explores placed on the bay. Once used by people as a port (Porto).The only running sugar mill on the north coast is located in this village. Its brick chimney stands up high in the village It has a beautiful sea promenade.


    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira Portugal

    The eastern side of Machico bay is dominated by Pico do Facho, a 320 mts high peak named after the beacon (facho) that used to be lit here to warn residents of approaching pirates.

    Your last stop is in “Ponta de São Lourenço”,the most eastern point of the island. The area around Caniçal and Sao Lorenço has similar climate to that of the island of Porto Santo. It is noticeable that the natural vegetation is different here. The north and south coast can be seen simultaneously. On a clear day Porto Santo can also be seen. Beautiful rock formation can be found in this region.

    Duration: 40 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from All accommodation in Funchal, Canico, or Machico that are not on the list.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Madeira Island Tours

Activity ID: V-42204P4

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