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From Funchal: Madeira West Tour

4.9 / 5

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From Funchal: Madeira West Tour

From $30.39 per person

Explore the stunning waterfalls and peaks of Madeira’s west coast on this tour from Funchal. Discover waterfalls spilling down to the Atlantic, and natural sea pools at Porto Moniz.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 15 minutes before the pickup time
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the stunning waterfalls and peaks spilling down to the Atlantic
  • Visit the natural sea pools at Porto Moniz
  • Marvel at the panoramic views from the Encumeada Pass
  • Learn about religion on the island at a 16th century church
Full description
The tour begins with a pickup from your accommodation in Funchal and heads to the first stop of the day, the small fishing village of Câmara De Lobos. Located in a small creak, with a beach and a harbor, the village is surrounded by quintessential houses that pile up around the bay. From here, continue up the world’s second-largest sea cliff and admire the beautiful views of Camara de Lobos and Funchal. The next stop is Ribeira Brava, named after the wild stream that runs through it. Visit the village’s history-rich church that was built in the 16th century and learn about its Flemish influences and baptism fountain. Head towards Ponta Do Sol next, one of the sunniest spots on the island and home to a pretty little village nestled in the steep folds of the valley overhung with dense banana plants. Paul de Serra is the next stop of the day and weather permitting there’s an opportunity to walk along Madeiras biggest and highest plateau to marvel at the panoramic views over the valleys. Afterward, zigzag through the narrow village roads and head towards the fishing village of Porto Moniz. Walk along the promenade which stretches from the natural pools to the pier, and find a local seafood restaurant to dine at for lunch. There’s also time to visit the aquarium, housed by the fort of Sao Jaoa Batista, or swim in the volcanic pools. Onto the Sao Vicente on the north coast, to admire this charming little town with its picturesque streets, and immaculately white houses. Visit the 17th-century church here and a park with a selection of coastal plants native to Madeira. Towards the end of the tour travel through the forest to the Encumeada Pass, one of the most beautiful mountain spots of the region, where you can marvel at the view of the north and south coast from the top.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Great trip ! Fully recommended! We discovered top places in west Madeira and learnt a lot of about life in Maderia, history, culture, people

April 13, 2021

Stunning scenery, and really nice little villages. Enough time to see everything. We'll worth doing

December 24, 2020

It was fantastic

December 22, 2020

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