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Funchal: Porto Moniz, Fanal Forest and Cabo Girao Jeep Tour

Funchal: Porto Moniz, Fanal Forest and Cabo Girao Jeep Tour

Embarking from Funchal city to the enchanting landscapes of São Vicente on Madeira’s North Coast. Our first stop takes us to São Vicente's waterfall, a delicate cascade that resembles a bride's veil. Continuing our adventure, we travel across the coastal town of Seixal, a hidden treasure with a black volcanic sand beach voted 3erd Best Beach in Europe. Our path then leads us to the secret place of Poças das Lesmas, where time stands still among ancient lava rock formations that emerge against the Atlantic Ocean. Our journey proceeds to Porto Moniz, where natural volcanic pools are waiting for us to immerse yourself in the beauty of this unique place. Our adventure takes a thrilling turn as we head to Fanal, navigating off-road trails into the peaceful and magical Laurissilva Forest that reveals itself in front of you; a living testament of over 20 million years of natural evolution. Continuing our journey we go through Paúl da Serra, the largest plateau on the island (1400 mts above sea level) with incredible views over the Atlantic Ocean and above the clouds. Then Cabo Girão awaits, standing proudly as one of the highest sea cliffs in the world at 580 metres. The Skywalk viewpoint promises a breathtaking panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, Câmara de Lobos and the city of Funchal.

From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour

From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Funchal on a full-day scenic tour of the west of Madeira. Admire the unspoiled natural beauty of the area and visit the charming villages of Câmara de Lobos and Porto Moniz. Following pickup from selected hotels in Funchal, pass through the traditional fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Continue to Cabo Girão Skywalk, Europe's highest cliff skywalk at 589m. Next, head towards the Ribeira Brava and go north through the deep and narrow valleys of Serra D'Água. Upon arrival at Encumeada, enjoy an incredible view of the south and north coast of the island. Cross a mountain pass, and witness the rugged beauty of the north coast, where Atlantic rollers deposit white surf on the cliffs. Traverse Madeira's highest plateau, and enjoy more spectacular panoramas. Continue to São Vicente on Madeira’s north coast. Visit the beautiful village of Porto Moniz and take 1 hour for lunch, as well as time to admire the volcanic swimming pools. Finish your tour at Paul da Serra to see one of the biggest natural reserves in the world.

Madeira: Western Madeira Guided Trip & Fanal Mystic Forest

Madeira: Western Madeira Guided Trip & Fanal Mystic Forest

Discover the most amazing places of Madeira, starting with a visit to the beautiful fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. See the colorful fishing boats of scabbard fish and taste the famous Poncha drink.   Continues to the stunning Cabo Girão Skywalk – a suspended glass platform – and admire breathtaking views of Câmara de Lobos and Funchal (tickets not included). Next comes Ribeira Brava, a charming village, and Fanal, where you can admire the centenary trees of the Laurissilva Forest.   Enjoy the magnificent views of the north coast at Ribeira da Janela. The tour then continues to the biggest stop: Porto Moniz where you can enjoy a lunch break and explore the natural volcanic pools.  After this, the tour will take you to see the harbor of Seixal and its dramatic cliffs from above, and finally, you will end this wonderful tour at a beautiful viewpoint with a waterfall.

From Funchal: West Madeira and Laurel Forest Day Trip

From Funchal: West Madeira and Laurel Forest Day Trip

Discover the highlights of western Madeira's beautiful landscapes and charming towns on a guided day tour from Funchal. Admire the wonderful scenic views with stops at Camara de Lobos, Ribeira Brava, and the village of São Vicente. After pickup from your hotel, relax and enjoy the scenic views as you travel along the narrow roads of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos. Admire the banana plantations and sugarcane crops on the steep terraces. Next, visit Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe and the second-highest in the world. Enjoy the sweeping views over the mountains and sea and old agricultural terraces, still cultivated today. Descend town to the town of Ribeira Brava. Explore this charming settlement and visit its historic monuments, including the local church. Continue the drive through to Paul da Serra Madeira's popular flat plateau at 1500 m above sea level. Embrace the beautiful laurel forest views through Fanal, where the oldest laurel trees and endemic vegetation grow. See the sea and the mountains, then continue to Porto Moniz Valley, well known for its natural volcanic pools. After a lunch stop, head along the north coast, where you can see numerous flowing waterfalls. Drive through the village of Seixal, well known for its black natural volcanic beach, with a stop for photos. If weather conditions permit, discover Portugual's Encumeada Pass, where the north meets the south at 1,007 meters above sea level. Relax on the return journey to Funcchal, you will be dropped back off at your hotel.

From Funchal: 2-Day Guided Tour of Madeira

From Funchal: 2-Day Guided Tour of Madeira

During this 2 day tour, from 9AM to 5PM each day, you will have the change to experience the best of Madeira. Here are a few highlights that you will discover - Cabo Girão: Our first stop, we travel up to the magnificent 580m high, glass balcony view point of Cabo Girão, famous for being the highest in Europe and second highest cliff in the world. - Ribeira Brava: Traveling along the coast of the island we soon arrive at the village of Ribeira Brava, where we can visit a church dated in the 15th century. - Madalena do Mar: Next we make our way to Madalena do Mar, a smnice visit throught the lush green banana plantations. - Fonte do Bispo: From an altitude of between 1300-1500 meters we find the tourist attraction of Paúl de Serra and it's initiation of several levada walks that connect to different points of the island through the Laurissilva forest. - Porto Moniz: Home of the largest volcanic natural pools of Madeira. On our decent towards the town we can enjoy fantastic views, especially those of the volcanic pools in their entirety. Lunch stop / free time, about 1.30 to 2 hours stop. - Seixal: Next we enjoy a brief stop in Seixal. Along the way, we have the pleasure of passing several waterfalls, particularly the famous and stunning Bridal Veil waterfall. - São Vicente: Thereafter we visit the picturesque neighbouring village of São Vicente, where you can visit a beautiful church dating from the 17th century before returning to Funchal. - Câmara de Lobos: Situated 5km from the city of Funchal, our last stop is the quaint and famous fishing village of Câmara de Lobos; a favourite painting spot of the late Winston Churchill! - Cristo Rei in Garajau: Situated in one of the most surprising places on the Island of Madeira, the statue of Christ the King of Garajau is one of the most emblematic monuments on the east coast. - Machico: A historic city, it was here that the first settlers loved in 1420 and Funchal only became the capital in 1508. - Ponta de São Lourenço: Ponta do Rosto, the easternmost point of Madeira and is a natural reserve with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and spectacular rock formations; it is a unique landscape very different from the rest of the island. - Porto da Cruz: A small village located in the North Eastern part of Madeira, an ancient rum distillery testifies the importance of sugarcane for Madeira. - Faial: A small and picturesque village on the northeast coast of the island that was named after a local beech tree. The colonizers arrived here only in 1519 and were mostly of Moorish and Galician origin. - Santana: Santana is a charming village on the northeast coast of Madeira, well known for its colorful, thatched, triangular houses. Lunch stop / free time, about 1.30 to 2 hours stop. - Ribeiro Frio: Ribeiro Frio is a natural park located in a deep valley in the north of the island surrounded by mountains. - Pico do Arieiro: Pico do Arieiro is the third highest peak on the island of Madeira, with an altitude of 1818 meters. The views are fabulous, with clouds hovering over the fantastic rock formations - an impossible scenario to describe.

Madeira: Cabo Girão, Wine Tasting, & Serra d'Água Jeep Tour

Madeira: Cabo Girão, Wine Tasting, & Serra d'Água Jeep Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Funchal to Cabo Girão sea cliff, standing tall as one of the highest cliffs in the world at 580 meters. As we continue our adventure through the picturesque valley of Serra d'Água on our way to São Vicente, prepare to be enchanted by the captivating blend of on-road and off-road experience. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the northern part of the island, with its traditional terraced landscapes and captivating viewpoints that showcase the natural beauty of Madeira in all its glory. Next, immerse yourself in a truly unforgettable and sustainable experience at the bee honey museum, “Mel da Laurissilva”. Discover the fascinating process and benefits of the production of organic beekeeping, while enjoying the local honey sweet treat. It's an opportunity to connect with nature and support local sustainability initiatives while filling your senses in the flavours of Madeira. But the journey doesn't end there. We'll then take you to the heart of Madeira's wine region, where you'll be guided through the largest extension of vineyards in Madeira. Learn about the rich history, culture, and production techniques behind Madeira's renowned wines, before joining in a professional wine tasting featuring a selection of one rose, three whites, and two red wines, together with Portuguese cheese and chorizo. It's a journey that promises to delight wine lovers, offering a deeper understanding and appreciation of Madeira's winemaking heritage. Inspired by the harmony of nature and the local wine, this perfect tour is tailor-made for lovers of adventure and authenticity. Let the beauty of Madeira's landscapes and the rich flavours of its traditions captivate your senses and create memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Madeira: West and East Madeira Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Madeira: West and East Madeira Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Explore both sides of the island on one day. This tour will allow you to visit both areas of the west and east of the island in a non rushed tour that takes about 9 to 10 hours in order for us to have enough time to properly visit these wonderful areas Madeira has to offer. We start off with the East Side of the island by going to the original Christ Statue, which has a great view to Funchal. Afterwards we head to the tip of the island Ponta de São Lourenço and we do a stop there for about 25 minutes, where you can enjoy some great views to both the south and northeast coast of the island. After we go and visit another viewpoint in Faial, Santana with a skywalk, the viewpoint of Guindaste. We also visit the traditional straw rooftop houses in Santana, and then we make our way to the northwest coast using the scenic roads from the northeast and we stop along the way on a very interesting beach in Calhau de São Jorge where there are some interesting ruins and afterwards we have a little stop in São Vicente and then we make way for our lunch/swimming stop in Porto Moniz. After we enjoyed the natural pools we go to the Western tip of the island, the lighthouse of Ponta do Pargo. Afterwards we visit Paul do Mar, while taking some scenic roads as well and then we head off to a great waterfall in Ponta do Sol , called Cascata dos Anjos and we stop at the skywalk in Cabo Girão at 580 metres of altitude for some great views. If you wish to ask for a specific spot to visit you can request us beforehand and we can see if its possible to incorporate it in our tour

Madeira: Jeep Safari Tour

Madeira: Jeep Safari Tour

Get to know the true spirit of the island of Madeira in this unique 4X4 tour in a jeep. Relax in the comfort of an all-terrain vehicle whilst you explore the magnificent scenery of these unknown areas. This tour is an opportunity to step back in time. Travel to the most outstanding and untouched areas of this wonderful island. Start your day with a convenient pick-up service from your accommodation in Funchal. Here, after a short meet and greet with your driver, you will leave Funchal, enjoying a scenic drive towards Pico do Areiro (1818m), where outstanding scenery and views await you. Proceed off-road to Ribeiro Frio and take in some of the natural surroundings, in Ribeiro Frio you will be able to do the small lavada walk, Levada dos Balcões. Continue on your journey, heading downhill towards Santana, where you will have lunch. Afterwards, take a trip to see the typical houses of Santana, whilst here, get the chance to do some souvenir shopping and peruse the outstanding selection of goodies on offer. Continue on your journey, and enjoy a stop at 'Guindaste', to appreciate the panoramic views of the east coast. Enjoy some Rum tasting in Porto da Cruz. Your last stop will be in the Ponta do Rosto viewpoit, where you will have outstanding views of the Red Cliffs. You will return to Funchal via a scenic route through Machico (first capital of Madeira) and Santa Cruz.

Funchal: Sunrise with Breakfast & East and West Madeira Tour

Funchal: Sunrise with Breakfast & East and West Madeira Tour

Join us on the Biggest Tour of the island, where you will do a full lap of the island from east to the west, starting with a sunrise at Pico do Arieiro at 1818 metres of altitude , plus breakfast included and during the east and west tour , you will also have additional snacks and drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic) including coffee and tea Embark on a breathtaking 12-hour tour of Madeira Island, exploring both the east and west sides of the island in a single day. This comprehensive tour will give you an unforgettable experience of the natural beauty and unique culture of Madeira. Your day will start with a mesmerizing sunrise at Pico do Arieiro, the third highest peak on the island. As you witness the sky changing colors, you'll be treated to a delightful breakfast, fueling you for the day ahead. After soaking in the beauty of the sunrise, you'll head towards the east side of the island to the Viewpoint of Guindaste in Santana. Here, you'll experience the thrill of walking on a skywalk while taking in panoramic views of Madeira's eastern tip. Next, you'll have a 30-minute stop in Santana to admire the traditional thatched-roof houses, known as "Casas Típicas de Santana." These unique triangular homes have become an iconic symbol of Madeira's architectural heritage. Continuing your journey, you'll visit the ruins of Sao Jorge, where you'll have the opportunity to explore this historic site and learn about its fascinating history. As you make your way to the west side of the island, you'll enjoy a brief stop at Sao Vicente. This charming coastal village offers stunning views of Madeira's northwest coast, perfect for capturing memorable photographs. Your next destination is Porto Moniz, the lunch stop for the tour. Here, you'll have 1 hour and 30 minutes to enjoy a delicious meal and take a refreshing swim in the natural lava pools. Afterward, you'll visit the Lighthouse of Ponta do Pargo, admiring its impressive exterior and the surrounding coastal scenery. Your next stop will be Paul do Mar, a picturesque fishing village where you can appreciate the relaxed pace of life and the vibrant local culture. The tour then takes you to Cascata dos Anjos, a beautiful waterfall cascading into the ocean. In case the road is closed, you'll visit the equally stunning Ponta do Sol as an alternative. Finally, the tour concludes at Cabo Girão, one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe, offering awe-inspiring views of the island and the vast Atlantic Ocean. This unforgettable 12-hour tour provides an all-encompassing experience of Madeira Island, showcasing its diverse landscapes, rich culture, and remarkable natural beauty. Don't miss the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime on this incredible island adventure.

Madeira : Wine&Tapas, Cabo Girão skywalk 4x4 Jeep Adventure

Madeira : Wine&Tapas, Cabo Girão skywalk 4x4 Jeep Adventure

Indulge in a captivating journey of the senses with our Wine Taste & Tapas, Skywalk at Cabo Girão, and 4x4 Jeep Adventures. Immerse yourself in the world of wine as you embark on a tantalizing wine tasting experience. Sample a variety of exquisite Madeiran table wines, each sip revealing a story of craftsmanship and terroir. Accompanying these delightful wines are delectable tapas, carefully crafted to enhance the flavors and create a harmonious pairing. Take your adventure to new heights as you venture to the awe-inspiring Cabo Girão sea cliff. Experience the thrill as you walk along the skywalk, suspended on a cliffside with panoramic views of the mesmerizing ocean and surrounding landscapes. Let the beauty of nature and the magnificence of the skywalk leave you speechless. Continuing the adventure, hop into our open top 4x4 Jeep and embrace the adrenaline rush as you navigate through stunning landscapes. The open-top Jeep allows you to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and scents of the surrounding nature. The price for the entrance at the skywalk Cabo Girão os €2.00 and the vineyards tours and wine tasting is €18.00 per person.(excluded) The Wine Taste & Tapas, Skywalk at Cabo Girão, and 4x4 Jeep Adventures offer an extraordinary blend of culinary delights, breathtaking heights, and exhilarating off-road experiences. Come join us on this unforgettable journey where flavors, vistas, and thrills converge to create lasting memories.

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4.8
(3,361 reviews)

Really enjoyed this tour of the island. Our guide, Robert, was a good driver, as well as being good fun. He pointed out lots of things along the way, and we stopped at some nice viewpoints for a quick photo as well as the main itinerary places. It was great to see different parts of the island, including the coastline and mountains. And to see where some of the old roads used to go compared with the newer ones through the tunnels. We started and finished in glorious sunshine, but were in the clouds at the top. It would perhaps have been helpful in the ‘what to bring’ suggestions to include a warmer layer as it was a bit chilly and damp there. Seeing the ancient trees looming out of the mist was very cool though. There’s a lunch stop where you can get a reasonable meal and drinks. All in all a worthwhile and enjoyable day.

Tony was an exceptional guide, both knowledgeable and friendly and with a funny charm that made you feel at ease from the start. We saw some incredible views and the natural pools were a highlight of the whole holiday not just the day trip! Highly recommend as a way of seeing a lot of the sights in a day!

A wonderful day trip, got to see so much! The guide Michael was so informational and friendly. Really good price too for how much we got to see and even a wine tasting at the end!

The tour guide made a big difference. Short tour but very entertaining

Really great trip. Carlos was a fab guide. 100% recommend