Santa Maria Island Jeep Safari Full Day Tour

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Santa Maria Island Jeep Safari Full Day Tour

Santa Maria Island has much more to see than what the ordinary viewpoints have to show – there are some details you only get to see if you choose to go off-road. By signing up on our Jeep Safari, you get to visit the main points of interest in the island, from a total different point of view. Our service also includes interpreting what you see concerning History, culture, fauna and flora.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Forte de Sao Bras, Freguesia de Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-000 Portugal

Start at Forte São Brás and learn about its historical importance in defending the island;

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Baia dos Anjos, En2-2, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-412 Portugal

On Anjos, visit the tidal pools as well as the first church of the Azores. Also, find out about Cristopher Columbus memorable stopover in the island.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Barreiro da Faneca, En2-2 São Pedro, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580 Portugal

Barreiro da Faneca, a well-known geosite will surely take your breath away with its Mars-lookalike landscape

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Miradouro das Lagoinhas, En2-2 Sao Pedro, Santa Maria 9580-106 Portugal

Still on the North of the island, take a glance at Ilhéu das Lagoinhas and stop at Santa Bárbara parish where its inhabitants take great pride at preserving Santa Maria’s unique architecture

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Poco da Pedreira, Pico Vermelho - Santa Barbara, Santa Maria 9580 Portugal

On the way to São Lourenço, the most beautiful bay of the Azores, you’ll visit another memorable geosite of the island – an abandoned quarry whose intense extraction in the past lead to an amazing scenery – Poço da Pedreira.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Miradouro Sao Lourenco, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria Portugal

Visit São Lourenço, the most beautiful bay in the Azores

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Santo Espirito, Santo Espirito, Santa Maria, Azores

Santo Espírito will be next, the parish owning the greatest example of the Azorean baroque-style – its remarkable church;

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Farol de Goncalo Velho, Bairro Santo Espirito, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-418 Portugal

Down we go to Maia, another well-known bay if the island for its vineyard landscape as well as Cascata do Aveiro, second tallest waterfall in Portugal;

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ribeira do Maloas, Freguesia de Santo Espirito Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580 Portugal

Now well on the South Coast, another famous geosite rests for contemplation – Ribeira do Maloás. It’s pillarlike structures are result of horizontal contraction ocurred as the lava cooled down. Similar to Giant’s Causeway in Ireland, but cooler.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pico Alto, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria Portugal

Next to Pico Alto, highest point of the island where you can get a 360º view and appreciate all you have seen so far (if weather conditions allow it!).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Praia Formosa, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-405 Portugal

Finish the tour at Praia Formosa, the most popular sand beach of the Azores and host of the oldest uninterrupted music festival in Portugal, Festival Maré de Agosto since 1984.

Duration: 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Start Time: 09:00 AM
Duration: 9 To 10 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
If you are staying in local house, please add the name so you can easily find it.
Expect to be charged for pickup for places outside designated area, namely:
São Pedro, Almagreira: €10
Praia Formosa: €12,50 Santo Espírito, Santa Bárbara, São Lourenço: €15
Maia: €20

Airports

  • Vila Do Porto Airport, Santa Maria Portugal


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • island map
  • Lunch - Picnic lunch with scenic view over São Lourenço Bay; Traditional local biscuits for the ride

Not Included

  • Snacks - Drinks and any expenses in cafes and restaurants in the way

Facilities


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