On the Northeast tour we get a chance to get to know both the north and east of the island a little better. This part of the island is clearly more remote, and still remains very beautiful. First we stop at the caves of São Vicente.
Before we can explore these amazing caves, it is important that we understand how they came to be, so on arrival we are taken through an information multimedia area and see a short film, before we finally part-take in a well organized guided tour, explaining the volcanism that gave rise to these beautiful islands in the Atlantic.
Thereafter we move on to Ponta Delgada, a village on the north coast with pleasant views over the mountains and sea. Here you can also visit the Matriz Church which was built in the 15th century.
The tour continues until Arco de São Jorge, a rural village by the sea surrounded by mountains. You can also visit the Roseiral Quinta do Arco, boasting a variety of 1000 different rose bushes.
In Cabanas in São Jorge, we can enjoy the views of the northern coastline and also observe the original architecture of this district. You can also visit the famous baroque style church.
We continue towards the rural village of Porta da Cruz where we can visit the old sugar cane mill, still as operational as it was in the olden days, since sugar production began in 1927.
From the nearby viewpoint of Pico do Facho, we can see the stunning Ponta de São Lourenço landscape and city of Machico. Finally we stop at Santa Cruz; being one of the oldest municipalities of the island of Madeira, dating from the beginning of the 15th century.