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The east part is in my opinion is the richest in culture with a lot of diversity in terms of landscape, great food and drinks, amazing forest and some of the funniest roads and tracks you have ever been in Europe. You can count on a professional driver and a friendly guide, engaged with his job, affable, with a lot of interesting information and stories to share with you.
Villages on the east were until 1930, isolated from each other. Transportation was made using footpaths and boats. Between villages, there is always a deep valley with a stream or a huge cliff which you will discover. On the east we have the highest mountains on the island, one of them, Pico do Areeiro (1818m) reachable by car, offering overwhelming views and the opportunity of taking unique photos.
We will walk and drive through our magical Laurell forest, visit the ancient Santana houses and immerse in the beautiful nature the island has to offer.
This tour can be extended 1 or 2 hours without any extra cost.
If you are a solo traveller or travelling with another person, please ask for a special quote.
-First stop will be made in Pico do Areeiro, 3rd highest mountain in the Island(1818meters). To get there we will use some of the old royal footpaths and old roads, only possible with a 4WD car.
-After that, we will stop in Ribeiro Frio to visit one of the most beautiful Sightseeing points of the island, Balcões using a old Levada canal to reach it.
-We will continue our journey thru Faial, Santana and its ancient thatched houses, Porto da Cruz and the last still in use steam Rhum Factory, Portela with the dazzling view over the Eagle Rock, Caniçal the east peninsula and Machico where the colonization of the island started.
Depending on the weather, we can invert the tour for your benefit. Between these villages, the road we will take will lead us to secret hidden spots.
Join me in this unforgettable experience!
-The itinerary can be customised according to your preferences, please just let me know if you have any interest in particular.