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Tour to the West of Madeira

Tour to the West of Madeira

From US$ 31.21 per person

This tour to the west of Madeira is the perfect harmony between north and south. Marvel at high mountain ridges falling into valleys with majestic waterfalls, discover Porto Moniz natural pools and visit Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • See Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe
  • Travel across the Encumeada Pass and the Plateau needle point between south and north
  • Swim in natural volcanic pools at Porto Moniz
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After pick-up 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, where the vines were first introduced and still exist today. Visit Madeira's pride and Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe and the second highest in the world. Then, the route descends to Ribeira Brava so you can visit old monuments including the church. Continue the drive through to Paul da Serra Madeira´s popular flat plateau at 1500m above sea level. Embrace the beautiful laurel forest views through Madeira´s little green Scotland. Arrive at Porto Moniz, natural volcanic pools, where it's time to take a break and have a swim. You will also have the chance to buy lunch here. The tour continues along the north coast where waterfalls are visible. Drive through the village of São Vicente where nature will escort you up to the Encumeada Pass, where the North meets the South at 1007 meters above sea level. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel.
  • Guided tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels between Machico, Funchal, Ponta do Sol, and Calheta
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels between Santa Cruz centre and Funchal
  • It is also possible to meet at the Cruiseliner - Cr7 Cristiano Ronaldo Museum at no additional cost
  • Entrance fees to museums, public pools, WC
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks
  • Pick-up for hotels in Machico, Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol and Calheta (additional cost of €10 per person)

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  • Bring a warm jacket as the temperature is changeable
  • Bring swimwear to swim when the weather permits
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SUPER tour guide LUCI!!! It's fun with such a tough woman. A lot of knowledge packed well, you can tell that you enjoy your work with every word. Safe driver, roads that not everyone drives, great views and local conditions shown. 4 weather zones on Madeira with free-roaming cows and beautiful vegetation

December 21, 2021

Our tour guide was excellent, we learned more from him on this tour in 5 minutes than on 2 days hop on hop off bus. The sights were really good and the tour guide delivered with a sense of humour. It was quite a long day but a really good chance to see the beautiful peaks and learn about the west of the island.

November 20, 2021

My fiancé and I done a tour of the East of Madeira and really wanted to visit the west side. We done our tour of the east with a delightful guide called Lucy and we done the West tour with Toni. He was very knowledgable and engaging. We got to visit some of the key attractions on the west side and we also had the opportunity to visit some less known attractions that were just as amazing. Thoroughly recommend this trip. P.s bring a jumper or a jacket as the wind can really pick up in Porto Moniz

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October 10, 2021

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