Private tour

Madeira: Private Guided Half-Day Tour of Northwest Madeira

Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic
Private tour

Madeira: Private Guided Half-Day Tour of Northwest Madeira

Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic

From US$ 160.82 per group up to 4

Embark on a half-day private tour to northern Madeira with an expert local guide and driver. Begin at São Vicente and take in the remarkable natural scenery all the way to Achadas da Cruz, one of the most unique places on the island.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Pickup from your accommodations in Calheta, Ponta do Sol, or Ribeira Brava.
Private group


  • See Sao Vicente Valley, home to most of the rainforest of Madeira
  • Experience the Ribeira da Janela, a gem hidden between lava rock walls
  • Discover the Achadas da Cruz and the steepest cable car in Europe
Full description
Start the day with a convenient pickup from your accommodation or the cruise port of Funchal and depart with your private guide to the first stop of tour at São Vicente, where you'll see a beautiful sight over the valley. Continue along the north coast as you go to Chão da Ribeira, another beautiful spot where you can appreciate more of the valley within the Laurisilva of Madeira, the largest surviving area of laurel forest on the island. Advancing toward the north end of the region, you’ll reach the viewpoint of Ribeira da Janela where you can appreciate the contrast betweens the mountains with the sea. Finally, visit Achadas da Cruz, a place that marks the transition between the north coast and the south of the island. If you wish, you can ride the cable car and visit one of the most beautiful and quiet places on the island constructed from landslides and lava flows.
  • Driver/local guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Food and drinks
  • Cable car ticket
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with altitude sickness

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Meeting point

Funchal Cruise Ship Port. Your guide will meet you outside on the pier next to your cruise ship.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The cable car can be closed due to weather or maintenance that could be carried out.
  • Cable Car ride is not private, expect other people in the same trip.

Product ID: 346176