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Off-Road Safari tour in Santa Maria island

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    • 8 Hours
    • Max People: 12
    • Santa Maria
    • Private Tour

    Join us on an off-road safari adventure and experience Santa Maria Island like never before. Our off-road Jeep will take you to hidden gems so you can discover unique details that are only visible off the beaten path. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the main points of interest while teaching you about the island’s rich history, culture, and diverse flora and fauna.


    Santa Maria – Discover Santa Maria >


    • Start at Forte São Brás and learn about its historical importance in defending the island;
    • 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;
    • Barreiro da Faneca, a well-known geosite will surely take your breath away with its Mars-lookalike landscape;
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • Santo Espírito will be next, the parish owning the greatest example of the Azorean baroque-style – its remarkable church;
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • 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!);
    • 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.

    Price Includes

    • An awesome local guide
    • Pick-up and drop-off within Vila do Porto
    • Off-road experiences in a legendary Land Rover jeep
    • Taste of unique "vinho abafado" from Santa Maria and "biscoitos de orelha"
    • Great memories to take home

    What's Not Included

    • Lunch or any other food on the way;
    • Pick-up and drop-off outside Vila. But add in on the note if you need it so we can add up to your reservation.
    • Tours start at 09AM and end by 06PM. If you have any impediment for that time, please mention it on the "Notes" field in your reservation.
    • Tours should be booked 48H in advance;
    • Sunglasses and sunscreen;
    • Rain jacket and Comfortable shoes (avoid slippers, because they...slip);
    • Good mood.

    In the case of more than 12 people, please contact us at info@atlantivacations.com.


    General Conditions

    • By confirming the reservation, you accept the terms and conditions described below:
    • Tours need to be reserved 48 hours prior to the designated time;
    • All tours include briefing and will be accompanied by a certified guide;
    • Tours may be cancelled or itineraries changed, without previous notice, due to weather conditions or other events beyond our control;
    • Atlantivacations reserves the right of choosing the transport, depending on the number of participants;
    • All tours are fully insured;

    Reservations, Cancelations & Refunds

    • Payment for the tours is made by Credit Card or in Check (valid only for the USA Customers).
    • Reservations canceled by the client up to 48h before the tour date will be refunded in full.
    • Refunds may take up to 30 working days to be processed back to your original form of payment;
    • Reservations canceled by client less than 48h from the tour date, are subject to 50% fee of the tour;
    • Cancellations made by client or agency, less then 24 hours before the day of the tour will not be refunded;
    • In case of cancellation by the agency, the tour may be rescheduled for another day or refunded;


    • All participants grant Atlantivacations the rights to photographic material and films made during activities; Otherwise, please inform by e-mail to info@atlantivacations.com prior to opt-out.

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