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From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour

Activity provider: Lido Tours

From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour

Activity provider: Lido Tours
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From US$ 30.61 per person

Witness the natural beauty of the west of Madeira. Explore deep valleys and visit traditional fishing villages. Enjoy the breathtaking views at Cabo Girão Skywalk and marvel at the volcanic pools of Porto Moniz.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up from selected hotels in Funchal. For hotels located outside of Funchal, extra fees apply
Private group available


  • Discover the rugged landscapes of the west and north Madeira
  • Admire one of the biggest natural reserves in the world at Paul da Serra
  • Stop at Cabo Girão, the highest cape in Europe
  • See both sides of the island on a stunning mountain pass
  • Traverse Madeira's highest plateau
Full description

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.

  • Pickup from selected hotels in Funchal
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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4.7 /5

based on 1103 reviews

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Our driver/guide Nuno is very knowledgeable, patient, and has a good sense of humour. Lido, the tour operator, also sent emails of where to meet, and reminded us to bring swimming gear. There was time to take photos safely, and enough time to swim in the natural pool. Recommendations of where and when to eat were really useful. The sights we dtopped to see were breath-taking! Best part of the trip was the other travellers, really lovely people . Watch out for the farmer's market at Ribeira Brava, they are worse than those in Funchal. You will be charged double the already expensive written price for fruit, nuts and/or seeds if you are not vigilant, best avoid buying anything there! In spite of that, this trip is certainly one of the best and most rewarding things to do in Madeira!

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June 23, 2022

It was amazing to see all these places in Madeira in one day. The most impressive were the vulcanic pools in Porto Moniz and the skywalk. I would rather not go to the last village Sao Vicente but ok. I would like to congratuleta our guide. My only compliant is that my husband had a bad back pain and it started day before trip so he could not go with us and you did nit refund me the money.

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June 21, 2022

Loved this tour saw a lot of the island. Beautiful drive thru the mountains ending on the north side. Our guide was fabulous and very informative. We made many stops along the way with plenty of photo opportunities. We learned a lot of the history of Madeira and it’s people. Highly recommend this tour

May 5, 2022

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