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.

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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Rain jacket
  • Comfortable shoes (avoid slippers, because they...slip)
  • Good mood
  • We have two jeeps: one 9-seat Land Rover and 5-seat one. If you have a larger group then 12 people, contact us in private
  • Contact us if you need to bring any luggage with you
  • Journeys are carried out in Portuguese and/or English, but a bit of Spanish or French is also possible. We are very good communicators;
  • We can accommodate children from all ages;
  • We usually 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




* price may vary according to number of people and time of year.




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