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

1. Madeira: Porto Moniz, Fanal Forest and Cabo Girao Jeep Tour

Be ready to join us on a sustainable and local journey. Discover Madeira’s natural wonders that only few people get to experience on a jeep tour. This expedition promises to be an unique and unforgettable experience for all the adventure and nature lovers. Embarking from Funchal city to the enchanting landscapes of São Vicente on Madeira’s North Coast. As we get on the way, we explore a region renowned for its vineyards. Our first stop takes us to São Vicente's waterfall, Véu da Noiva, a delicate cascade that resembles a bride's veil. Continuing our adventure, we travel across the coastal town of Seixal, a hidden treasure with its captivating black volcanic sandy beach. Our path then leads us to the secret place of Poças das Lesmas, where ancient lava rock formations emerge majestically against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Our journey proceeds to Porto Moniz, where the natural volcanic pools are waiting for you 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, a living testament of over 20 million years of natural evolution. Here, we will admire and feel the surroundings, doing a pause to reflect and absorb the essence of this unique ecosystem. Continuing our journey we go through Paúl da Serra, the largest plateau on the island, 1400 mts. above sea level, where we will stop on the way for a lunch break, not included, in a typical madeiran restaurant. Then, we will pass by the traditional villages of Calheta and Ponta do Sol. Finally, Cabo Girão awaits, standing proudly as one of the highest sea cliffs in the world at 580 meters. Its glass suspended platform known as Skywalk, promises a breathtaking panoramic view over the Atlantic Ocean, Câmara de Lobos, and Funchal Bay. Come with us on this wonderful adventure, where each place is like a chapter in an interesting story. This is more than just a tour; it's a sustainable experience that takes you through the history, nature and the True Spirit of Madeira.

From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour

2. 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

3. 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

4. From Funchal: West Madeira and Laurel Forest Day Trip

Discover the highlights of Madeira's beautiful landscapes and charming towns on this guided tour in a comfortable vehicle, with pickup and drop-off included. Stop at Camara de Lobos, the Ribeira Brava, and the village of São Vicente. After pickup from your hotel, make your way to Camara de Lobos, where beautiful landscapes were painted by Sir Winston Churchill in the 1950s. The drive takes you along the old, narrow roads of Estreito de Camara de Lobos. Admire the banana plantations and sugarcane on the steep terraces. Visit Madeira's pride and Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe and the second-highest in the world. Discover views over the mountains and sea and old agricultural terraces still planted today. Then, the route descends to Ribeira Brava, visiting old 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 in the summer. After a lunch stop (cost not included), head along the north coast, where you can see waterfalls. Drive through the village of Seixal, well known for its black natural volcanic beach (when possible, there will be a stop at the beach). Depending on weather conditions, discover Portugual's Encumeada Pass, where the north meets the south at 1,007 meters above sea level (this stop will depend on the weather conditions). At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back off at your hotel.

Madeira: West and East Madeira Tour with Snacks and Drinks

5. 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

From Funchal: 2-Day Guided Tour of Madeira

6. 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: Jeep Tour, Cabo Girão Skywalk, and Wine Tasting

7. Madeira: Jeep Tour, Cabo Girão Skywalk, and Wine Tasting

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Funchal to Cabo Girão 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 island's north, 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.

Funchal: Sunrise with Breakfast & East and West Madeira Tour

8. 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.

From Funchal: Sea Cliffs and Mountains 4WD Tour

9. From Funchal: Sea Cliffs and Mountains 4WD Tour

Depart Funchal by open 4WD vehicle and journey to one of the island's most impressive views. Go to Cabo Girão on the southern coast, where a glass-floored viewing platform was installed in October 2012 and the Cabo Girão Skywalk is the highest in Europe. Marvel at hues of intense depth and clarity, enhanced by the constant light of a warm and inviting sun. Travel along the island's steep and serpentine roads and enter an exotic part of Madeira known only to a few. Benefit from the services of a local guide as you get uninterrupted views from your open-top 4x4 vehicle and visit Câmara de Lobos, where Sir Winston Churchill was inspired to paint the landscape. We will stop at a local bar, where you can try some local/traditional drinks and the famous, "poncha."

Madeira: Wine Tasting Guided Tour, Jeep Safari, & Viewpoints

10. Madeira: Wine Tasting Guided Tour, Jeep Safari, & Viewpoints

Starting with one the highest cliffs of Europe “ Cabo Girão “ with a glass platform and finishing with an amazing wine tasting at the very ease and relaxing Quinta do Barbusano. Along the way our guests will go in our 4x4 jeeps and tackle the road going through the second biggest valley in the whole island, the valley of Serra de Água surrounded by majestic mountains and amazing scenarios. Once we arrive to São Vicente, our jeeps will do their best to climb the steepest hills and the secret off-road of the vineyards. Finally in Quinta do Barbusano our guests will be doing a walk around the vineyards to be given a full explanation in regards of the grapes and wine produced by them, once we finish the walk we will be thirsty enough to start the wine tasting accompanied by very knowledgeable guides. This trip is for those who want to enjoy the best out of the northern wines and adventures.

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4.8 / 5

based on 3,361 reviews

Best value for money hands down. Were picked up right outside our Air BnB right on time (8:40) and dropped off around 18:00. Tony, our driver, was very funny and filled us with information about the island. Looking forward to booking a tour of the eastern part of the island next.

Very nice tour. Marco is a great driver/guide who told us a lot and, above all, drove safely. Very worthwhile, just like the east tour to see many beautiful things. Lido tours is an excellent company that organizes tours. Marco was very happy with the tip that he really deserved

the whole trip was amazing and our tour guide katy was first class .... book the trip you won't need disappointed...... well worth it the time and money

Incredible experience, relevant and unknown sights visited, an immersive experience with nature.

Very good. lots of information and the guide was very friendly. very glad we booked it