Add dates

Fanal Pond

Fanal Pond: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Funchal: West Madeira Island Guided Trip & Laurisilva

1. From Funchal: West Madeira Island Guided Trip & Laurisilva

. Câmara de Lobos - The tour starts with a 20 to 30 minute stop at this beautiful fishing village, where you can see the fishing boats of scabbard fish and drink the famous Poncha. . Cabo Girão - The tour continues to this amazing viewpoint over a seacliff with a suspended glass platform where you can admire the panoramic views of Câmara de lobos and Funchal. .Ribeira Brava - The tour makes a small stop at this charming Village. Here you can visit the 15th Century Church and enjoy a small walk at the promenade by the sea. .Fanal - Leaving Ribeira Brava, the tour continues passing through Ponta do Sol, towards Fanal to a little walk in the Laurissilva Forest. . Ribeira da Janela - This stop is a superp viewpoint that shows you 60% of the magnificent north cost. . Porto Moniz - After, the tour goes to the biggest stop. At Porto Moniz the stop is between 1 hour and a half to two hours that you can enjoy your lunch break and a swim at the natural volcanic pools. . Seixal - Stoping at the harbor of Seixal for you to enjoy the view of the dramatic cliffs crushing the water and the opportunity to have a walk in one of the most black sand beaches of the Island. . Bride's Veil - To end this splendid tour is a viewpoint with a waterfall that resembles a bride's veil.

Northwest Madeira 4x4 Tour

2. Northwest Madeira 4x4 Tour

Be picked up at your hotel or guest house. Enjoy your ride to Serra d'Água, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the island of Madeira. At the North side, you will see Ginjas village.  Then continue on, using the old roads and some forest roads where its only possible to go with a 4X4. Head to the top at 1500 meters at Paúl da Serra. Explore the natural beauty of this island, meet the people, and explore the cultures, traditions, and local food and drinks. Enjoy the expertise of a multilingual driver, who will take you on this full day journey to Encumeada, Ginjas, Estanquinhos, Paúl da Serra, Fanal, Ribeira da Janela, Porto Moniz, Seixal and São Vicente, with additional opportunities to see and swim in the volcanic lava pools.

From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz 4WD Tour

3. From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz 4WD Tour

Depart from Funchal and travel by 4WD vehicle towards Madeira's northwest coast, passing a stunning green landscape to locations such as Serra de Água. Journey along forgotten and enchanted old roads and get a glimpse into the island's everyday life. Go to Encumeada, where one of the island's famous walking trails leads to Madeira's highest peak. Pass through the laurel forests of Chão dos Louros and marvel at the mountains and valleys from Ginjas and Paul da Serra. Continue to Fanal in the middle of the Laurissilva Forest and then proceed to Porto do Moniz, famous for its natural swimming pools. If weather permits, enjoy the warmth of the sea or continue to Seixal known for its black sand beach. Stop for lunch (optional and not included) in Seixal, before continuing to the coastal town of São Vicente. Make your way back to Funchal at the end of the tour.

Madeira: Private Tour of Fanal Forest

4. Madeira: Private Tour of Fanal Forest

Start with pickup from your hotel and travel along a scenic route through the Fanal Forest of Madeira. Stop at various points of interest and beautiful viewpoints with your expert driver/guide. Then, stop for a walk through the ancient trees such as the notable centenary Tis Trees (Ocotea foetens). Learn about the fascinating natural history of the area. Discover the Laurissilva Forest, which has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since December 1999.

West Madeira: Full-Day 4x4 Excursion

5. West Madeira: Full-Day 4x4 Excursion

Enjoy the unique landscapes of Madeira and explore traditional villages that still retain their historic charm in this full-day adventure. The day begins with hotel pick up before the group heads out to Serra de Agua valley, named for the old water mills that run in the town. Walk through laurel forests in Encumeada and Chão dos Louros and take an easy walk up to see the Levadas, canal systems developed in the 16th century.  From here the journey continues off-road, where your driver will take you to discover amazing landscapes and hidden viewpoints. Cool off with a refreshing swim at the volcanic pools of Porto Moniz or Seixal and try a poncha (a local drink made from brandy cane sugar, honey and lemon juice), before heading back to Funchal for drop-off.

From Funchal: Northwest Madeira 4x4 Jeep Tour with Transfer

6. From Funchal: Northwest Madeira 4x4 Jeep Tour with Transfer

In this tour, we will demonstrate you the exquisite Northwest side of our sweet island. Going through our local villages, old roads and over old times, you will have a prespective of how our people used and still live to this day with the old costumes and traditions. The tour will begin by highlighting one of most known viewpoints, Cabo Girão, the highest seacliff on Europe, then going over our splendid Laurissilva Forest, passing through Fanal, one the most magical places on the island, and also visiting Porto Moniz. In this journey you will also notice our Centenary trees in Fanal, having stories and memories that no man can tell, where the green colour is always with you and predominant on the environment. Cabo Girão is known and famous by its glass platform on top of a 580 meters high seacliff, being capable of showing you breathtaking and remarkable views of Câmara de Lobos and Funchal. Porto Moniz, the biggest attracction is for sure the natural swimming pool

Other Sightseeing Options in Fanal Pond

Want to discover all there is to do in Fanal Pond? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Fanal Pond

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 872 reviews

A great trip for everyone, many fascinating places in one day, beautiful views, polite and communicative guide, answering numerous questions, providing a lot of natural, historical and botanical information. The trip is very well organized, with thoughtful time to see interesting places. The guide can book lunch so as not to waste time waiting, which is also a plus.

A great tour with a great driver (Antonio, Portuguese with a Swiss accent in German). We saw a lot, were able to take pictures, off-road was a lot of fun, including the small, narrow streets to the various destinations. There was plenty of time for swimming in Moniz. We had a good chat and questions were answered. A successful tour, thank you very much!

Thanks to Dinartz who made this day sensational for us!!! His kindness and his good humor made us have a great time. Day on the tone of the fun with sublime landscapes. I recommend 100%

I enjoyed all,great team with whom I travel,amazing guide and on the top of cake the trip is worth,Porto Moniz is a place to go!

A really good overview of the East of the island. Perfect if you don’t have a car.