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From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour

1. From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour

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.

From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz Tour

2. From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz Tour

Depart 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: Full-Day Porto Moniz Jeep Tour

3. Madeira: Full-Day Porto Moniz Jeep Tour

Jeep tours in Madeira are a fun and different way to discover the island. They allow you to discover the entire island, including difficult-to-access places which can only be reached by all-terrain vehicles. All the vehicles are Land Rover Discoveries, which are vehicles known for their strength, comfort, and stability. This combination of qualities makes them idea for great tours. Your Jeep tour through the west side of Madeira Island combines major highlights such as Paul da Serra (the biggest plateau in Madeira), Porto Moniz and Seixal (known for their natural swimming pools), and São Vicente, where you can choose to visit the volcanic caves. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned to your accommodation.

Madeira: West Tour with Porto Moniz and Volcanic Pools

4. Madeira: West Tour with Porto Moniz and Volcanic Pools

Just over three miles from the city of Funchal, the first stop is the famous, quaint fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, a favorite painting spot of the late Winston Churchill. Afterwards, travel up to the magnificent 1,902-feet high, glass balcony view point of Cabo Girão, famous for being the highest in Europe and second-highest cliff in the world. Traveling along the coast of the island, arrive shorty at the village of Ribeira Brava, where you can visit a church dating back to the 15th century. Next, make your way to the 3,303-feet high viewpoint, Encumeada, to enjoy beautiful views over both the north and south coasts of the island, as well as the valleys of Ribeira Brava and São Vicente. From an altitude of between 4,200-4,900 feet, find the tourist attraction Paúl de Serra and it's several levada walks that connect to different points of the island through the Laurissilva forest, such as Rabaçal, Risco, and the 25 fountains. Stop then for lunch (not included) and extra time at the seaside town of Porto Moniz, home to the largest volcanic natural pools of Madeira. On the descent toward the town, enjoy fantastic views, especially those of the volcanic pools in their entirety. In the good weather it is possible to take a dip, so come prepared. Next, enjoy a brief stop overlooking the black sandy beach and natural rock pools of Seixal village. Along the way, you'll have the pleasure of passing several waterfalls, most notably the famous and stunning Bride's Veil. Staring up at the water pouring down the mountain, you can see how the rock-face has been delicately sculpted by the wind and rain over millions of years to form what can only be described as the perfect art form. Following, visit the picturesque neighboring village of São Vicente, where you can check out a beautiful church dating from the 17th century before returning to Funchal.

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What people are saying about Porto Moniz

Beautiful way to see true west and north west of the island. Roberto was very friendly and kind and kept explaining many view points on the way. The weather in the morning was not on our side unfortunately and it was raining and foggy. However, once we got to Porto Moniz at 12:45 the weather got better and from there on everything looked even better than the first half of the view points. We missed some views like the Encumeada because it was foggy but Roberto took us to two extra stops (and we especially loved Seixal) that were not part of the tour to make up for what we missed in the first half! Was a comfortable 16 seater minivan. Only one thing to point out would be that the lunch stop could have been a bit longer in Porto Moniz for some swimming in the pools as we had only 1h45m. Besides that, loved the tour and enjoyed it! We’ve booked the East coast tour with Lido tours as well and cannot wait for it in a couple of days! Highly recommend them :)

We went on the tour in the middle of the week on a Wednesday and ut was everything I expected it to be. We went all around the island and visited many of the spots we had already planned on visiting on our stay in Madeira. The guide was extremely interactive and made us feel safe and comfortable, translating between Portuguese and English, which made the experience 10 times better for all of us I believe. You see many rock pools, gift shops and breath taking views along the tour including the highest peak in Madeira. It is worth every penny.

Wonderful guide! Very informative and also funny. Made our day tour as enjoyable as it could have been even when we faced a lot of mist on the mountain viewpoint and couldn't see a thing... This tour is really worth every penny if you don't want to rent a car and drive yourself but at the same time want to see as much of the islands' west as possible.

Amazing!! Viewed many places on the trip and view was sensational!! We had a great host called Oberto very funny and friendly.

We managed to see a lot of things, had a great time, amazing nature.