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Located on the north coast of Madeira, Santana is a small town famous for its traditional-style whitewashed A-Frame houses with thatched roofs, painted blue window frames, and red shutters. The town is also home to the Madeira Theme Park, a popular family-friendly attraction.

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Estrada Regional 101, Fonte da Pedra, Santana, 9230-098
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Madeira East Island Tour with Levada Walk and Lunch

Madeira East Island Tour with Levada Walk and Lunch

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Spend a day exploring the dramatic sea cliffs, islands and traditional villages of Madeira’s east coast on this full-day small-group tour, with a maximum of 8 people. Enjoy magnificent views of Ribeiro Frio, Pico do Arieiro and Laurissilva forest; discover the crafts-making heritage of Camacha village; and snap photos of the thatched triangular houses in Santana village. After a scenic walk along the levadas (canal ways) and a visit to a trout farm, tuck into a delicious 3-course lunch (included) on the island of Grutas do Faial.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.08
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$53.08

A-Framed Houses East Tour

A-Framed Houses East Tour

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East Madeira is known for its stunning A-Framed houses in Camacha. This day tour is perfect for travelers with limited time in Madeira as you’ll see many highlights in one tour. Get access to incredible Pico Arieiro views, see the UNESCO World Heritage site Laurissilva Forest, and Ponta de São Lourenço. Traveling with a guide means you won’t get lost, and you’ll learn about Madeira as you explore its attractions.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.75
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$28.75

Sunrise Transfer To Pico Do Arieiro And Hike To Pico Ruivo

Sunrise Transfer To Pico Do Arieiro And Hike To Pico Ruivo

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Budget transfers to enjoy this amazing hike in your own rhythm! Designed for travelers that are looking for freedom! Pick-up and drop-off included in Funchal and Caniço. Is the service a guided tour? No, all our services are transfers. You will have the freedom to enjoy the hike in your own rhythm without having to follow anyone and make stops whenever you want. Is it safe to do the hike without any guide? Yes, it is safe. You must be careful but: 1) There are clear signs all over the trail. 2) Travelers with rented cars do this hike without a guide. 3) You can hike with the other travelers of the transfer. Travel Agent & Tourism Licence: RNAVT N° 9866  Insurance: Allianz
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.94
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$37.94

Full Day East of Madeira Tour

Full Day East of Madeira Tour

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The east tour of the island is characterized by culture, history and beautiful scenery along the mountains and sea. The traditional houses built with thatched roofs and the factory of wicker baskets that are part of the origin of all our history and evolution. Passing through nature, we will stop at one of the highest mountains, Pico do Arieiro, and then take a short walk along the cold Ribeiro to the Balcões, where you will have a view of the three highest mountains. The tour will end at Ponta de São lourenço and Machico
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.50
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$34.50

Madeira Peaks - Open 4X4 Full-Day Tour

Madeira Peaks - Open 4X4 Full-Day Tour

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The island of Madeira is renowned for rugged mountains whose summits shoot into the sky. Ascend to the island’s best viewpoints on a 8-hour 4x4 tour from Funchal, ideal for lovers of nature and the outdoors. In an open-top 4x4, you’ll conquer rugged, off-road routes and absorb views of natural landmarks such as Eagle’s Rock and Ribeiro Frio , the island’s third-highest peak. Plus, you’ll visit a sugar cane factory in Porto da Cruz. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.62
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$56.62
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 Magnificent East Tour

 Magnificent East Tour

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While Madeira's western half features more natural landmarks, the eastern part is more cultural. Take a small-group tour from Funchal and discover several landmarks including the wicker factory in Camacha, the colorful village of Santana, several viewpoints, and the Arieiro summit. While you explore, learn about the village traditions and history of Madeira from your tour guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.50
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$34.50

Shared 7 to 8 hours Buggy Car Tour in Madeira Portugal with Private Transpo

Shared 7 to 8 hours Buggy Car Tour in Madeira Portugal with Private Transpo

Take a whole day to visit the island of Madeira off the track. You will not be crammed into a bus or a 4x4. You will only be between 1 and 3 people in the buggy. Far off the beaten track and tourist attraction circuits, Cocorico Extrem Road makes you discover all-terrain hiking in the beautiful landscapes of Madeira. There is something for everyone, whether you are with family or friends, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll or an extreme hike. With our mode of excursion, the stops can be done when you wish it, we can take more or less time in the places which one visits, according to your desires of the moment.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$109.23
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$109.23

Full Day Jeep Safari East - Pico do Areeiro - Santana - Ponta de são Lourenço
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Full Day Jeep Safari East - Pico do Areeiro - Santana - Ponta de são Lourenço

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Experience Funchal’s rich culture and natural environment on this all-day off-road adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup, hop in a 4x4 and explore the island’s pristine corners with a local guide. Stop for souvenirs in Santana, visit Madiera’s first capital city, and marvel at picturesque views of the Red Cliffs—all on one affordable, family-friendly tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.08
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$53.08

Pico Arieiro

Pico Arieiro "FlowerEAST" Santana Full Day 4x4 Safari Small Group Tour

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Explore the wild and rural side of East Madeira by going on an exhilarating 4x4 tour. You won’t have to worry about your trip being overcrowded as you’ll be traveling in a small group. Visit off-road sites that would be hard to reach alone such as Pico do Arieiro. You’ll see incredible landscapes, learn about local flora and fauna, and see traditional houses in Santana. A guide will enhance your tour with fascinating stories about the island along the way.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.08
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$53.08

Private Full Day 4X4 Tour: East or West

Private Full Day 4X4 Tour: East or West

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During your Madeira vacation, take control of your sightseeing itinerary on a private, custom 7-hour tour from Funchal. Depending on your preferences, you’ll explore the east or west side of the island in a 4x4 vehicle while receiving undivided attention from a private guide. If you choose to explore the east, you’ll visit Pico do Arieiro, Santo da Serra, and Santana, famed for its triangular houses. Opt for the west side to marvel at the vineyards of  São Vicente and the panoramic views from Cabo Girão, Europe’s highest sea cliff. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$402.44
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PR1 Sunrise on Pico do Areeiro - Pico Ruivo guided small group Hike

PR1 Sunrise on Pico do Areeiro - Pico Ruivo guided small group Hike

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On this amazing sunrise tour, it is a small group guided walk, Maximum 8 travellers, an amazing experience to see the day starting on the more amazing sunrise spots, often above the clouds. Beating away the big groups, we will have the mountain to ourselves
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.08
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$53.08

Arieiro Peak, Santana

Arieiro Peak, Santana "Biosphere Reserve" & more..Full day Tour in Open Roof 4x4

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Journey to the lesser-seen side of Portugal on this off the beaten track Jeep tour from Funchal. See Santana, a renowned UNESCO biosphere reserve, where you can explore traditional houses. If you choose, you can select an option to go trout fishing for your lunch. Enjoy a convenient pickup at your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.74
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$51.74

East of Madeira | Full Day 4x4 Tour

East of Madeira | Full Day 4x4 Tour

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Experience the spectacular natural scenery, delicious cuisine, and traditional villages of Madeira’s east coast on this full-day tour. Traveling by 4WD, venture off-road and escape the crowds as you drive the Pico do Areiro mountain roads, stop in villages such as Ribeiro Frio and Faial, and visit a traditional A-frame house in Santana. Along the way, enjoy lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant, optional tastings of Madeira wine or Porto Da Cruz rum, and a visit to a poncho bar.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.24
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$63.24

Madeira Off-Road Tours

Madeira Off-Road Tours

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Madeira off-road tours, it’s all about our private and personalized service. As a traveler, you want to be less of a tourist and have more of an adventure, that’s why we’re staffed with only the most knowledgeable local guides, born and raised in the islands to provide you a truly memorable day here in Madeira!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.99
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$45.99

Morning Transfer To Pico Do Arieiro And Hike To Pico Ruivo

Morning Transfer To Pico Do Arieiro And Hike To Pico Ruivo

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Budget transfers to enjoy this amazing hike in your own rhythm! Designed for travelers that are looking for freedom! Pick-up and drop-off included in Funchal and Caniço. Is the service a guided tour? No, all our services are transfers. You will have the freedom to enjoy the hike in your own rhythm without having to follow anyone and make stops whenever you want. Is it safe to do the hike without any guide? Yes, it is safe. You must be careful but: 1) There are clear signs all over the trail. 2) Travelers with rented cars do this hike without a guide. 3) You can hike with the other travelers of the transfer. Travel Agent & Tourism Licence: RNAVT N° 9866 Insurance: Allianz
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.65
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$35.65

East 4x4 Santana & Peaks

East 4x4 Santana & Peaks

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Venture off-road in a 4x4 on this full-day tour from Funchal and explore the wild landscapes, lush forests, and coastal villages of Madeira’s north-east coast. Admire the traditional houses in Santana, take in the views from Pico do Areeiro mountain, sample Madeira rum at the Porta da Cruz rum factory, and enjoy a delicious lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.62
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Madeira Levada Walk - Caldeirao Verde

Madeira Levada Walk - Caldeirao Verde

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Hike through the spectral landscapes of the UNESCO-listed Queimadas Forest Park, Madeira, on an enriching 5-hour excursion from Funchal. Accompanied by an expert guide, stroll at a leisurely pace through landscapes reminiscent of fairytales; see thatched-roof cottages, ancient trees and exotic bird species as you explore. Gaze at the emerald green lagoon beneath the famous Caldeirão Waterfall before taking the same route back to the start point. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.54
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$42.54

Grand Madeira Island Tour - Porto Moniz and Santana

Grand Madeira Island Tour - Porto Moniz and Santana

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Relish expansive views and beautiful scenery on this full-day tour of Madeira. You will admire one picturesque vantage point after the next in Porto Moniz, Santana and at Pico da Torre as you gaze towards Camara de Lobos. This tour will show you one of the tallest sea bluffs in the world  from Cabo Girao. Plus, you will visit Sao Vincente, Paul da Serra and Cabana Sao Jorge which are all memorable spots for a great day spent on Madeira.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$241.47
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Dirt-Bike Tour

Dirt-Bike Tour

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Discover Madeira Island in a whole different way! We are excited to offer you unlimited fun, riding the new Honda CRF450RX. Discover the trails and venture off-road on the hills of Madeira Island, guided by a local experienced rider. If you're a seasoned rider, or just a beginner, we will customize your tour according to your taste and skill. Come ride with us!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$245.31
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4x4 Full-Day Tour to Explore Portugal's Scents and Flavors

4x4 Full-Day Tour to Explore Portugal's Scents and Flavors

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Get off the beaten track on a full-day tour of Madeira by open-top 4x4 vehicle, exploring a landscape of rugged mountains with views to the sea. Depart Funchal for the northwestern side of the island, where the scenery gets wilder and more dramatic. You’ll pass through a series of Madeira villages, with time to explore traditional factories, a saw mill, and old fashioned thatched houses. This full-day tour of northwest Madeira includes pickup and drop-off at Funchal hotels, and it’s the perfect introduction to the island’s natural side.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.54
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$49.54

Northeast Santana Traditional Houses 4x4 Safari Full-Day Tour

Northeast Santana Traditional Houses 4x4 Safari Full-Day Tour

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Discover the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira on this full-day Jeep tour from Santana. Take in the beautiful scenery and panoramic views of the forest, sea cliffs, and local villages. Enjoy a delicious Madeiran lunch before heading to a rum factory to sample some of the local spirits. Soak up the nature and beautiful views on this fun safari tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.62
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$56.62

Santana - Private Full-Day - Safari 4x4 Tour - NorthEast
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Santana - Private Full-Day - Safari 4x4 Tour - NorthEast

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The NorthEast 4x4 Tour has a little bit of everything! Rich in culture, with some of the most beautiful landscapes you can set your eyes on and breath-taking trails that will take you from sea level to Madeira’s highest mountains…. Always far from the beaten track For those who love mountains, snaking roads, earth pathways, amazing food, local drinks with a taste of discovery… Get ready to be amazed by panoramic views and explore the heart of nature, while learning all about Madeira's traditions and history. I have the best vehicle for that, an UMM (open classic ex-army Portuguese jeep - it has a cover also for all weather conditions) and creativity to take you to places that you just have to see! So, join me and let's have fun together, exploring without stress, no rush... We have time! If the weather permits, we will walk in a section of a levada for about 30/40 minutes (optional). I will do my best to provide you a unique experience that you will never forget!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$367.95
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Around The Island - Two Days Tour From 9am to 5pm (each Day)

Around The Island - Two Days Tour From 9am to 5pm (each Day)

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Make the most of your time in Madeira and cover the entire island in just two days on this small-group excursion. Set out for two full-day tours to see top landmarks including Girao Cape, the Porto Moniz natural pools, the fishing village of Camara de Lobos, and the Arieiro and Ruivo summits. Experience nature, history, and tradition on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.99
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$68.99

Private - Madeira Island Tour

Private - Madeira Island Tour

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Discover the best that the Portuguese island of Madeira has to offer on a full-day tour. Visit top locations including the Camara dos Lobos fishing village, Girao Cape, Arieiro Peak, the traditional houses of Santana, and many more. Since this is a private tour, you are able to customize the itinerary to your group’s interests and stop at any place you’d like.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.23
Price varies by group size
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$109.23
Price varies by group size

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Santana tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Santana can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Santana 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Santana costs USD 28.75. Guided Santana tours start around USD 28.75 per person.
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