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Madeira: Jeep 4x4 Old Forest Safari Tour with Pico Arieiro

1. Madeira: Jeep 4x4 Old Forest Safari Tour with Pico Arieiro

Explore Madeira Island in a unique and active way on this Land Rover 4x4 trip. Prepare to see breathtaking views, visit hidden places that you can’t reach by yourself, and collect memories you’ll never forget. Visit the Laurissilva Forest and Pico do Arieiro. Start your trip by departing from Funchal in the direction of Camacha Village, where you can visit the basketwork factory. Then, continue through Vale Paraíso towards Poiso with an altitude of 1412 meters. Climb through the mountains to Pico do Arieiro, Madeira’s third-highest peak at a height of 1,818 meters. This is one of the most beautiful places in Madeira, with unbeatable views of the island. Stay here for a while and walk around. Later, descend to Ribeiro Frio and reach the Laurissilva Forest to visit the trout nursery. Continue the adventure along old paths passing Cedro Gordo and Cruzinhas until you reach the Village de Santana where you’ll get to visit the typical straw houses (colmo). After this stop, descend to the village of Faial with views down to the sea, then continue towards Ponta de São Lourenço in the east of Madeira. This part of the Island is much drier and arid, but with a unique beauty due to its cliffs and colors. End your trip with drop-off back in Funchal.

Madeira: Paradise Valley Levada Walk

2. Madeira: Paradise Valley Levada Walk

Depart Funchal and journey to the start of your walk along the century-old Levada Da Serra do Faial, also known as "Paradise Valley." Start in the Vale do Paraíso and hike towards Rochão, passing through a hidden forest and spectacular gardens along the way. See some of the cultivated terraces of the island, and get a panoramic view of the village of Camacha. Observe different species of flora and fauna and listen to the sounds of nature. Experience the island from a different perspective and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Madeira: Private East Island Tour with King Christ Visit

3. Madeira: Private East Island Tour with King Christ Visit

The tour starts with pickup from your accommodation in either Funchal or Caniço. After pickup, head toward’s one of Madeira’s most famous icons, the King Christ statue, the first statue of its kind in the world. Next, visit Camacha, a parish with the nickname “The Land of the Wicker”, and marvel at the fascinating furniture and baskets made from wicker using traditional techniques. Continue on to Pico do Areeiro next to admire the breathtaking views of the Madeira mountains. Take some time to appreciate this stunning landscape and snap some photos for your holiday album. Next, head down to Ribeiro Frio and watch the fishermen farming for trout, or opt to take a walking tour in the island’s famous Levadas. Next, travel to some of Eastern Madeira’s most precious viewpoints, São Roque do Faial and Portela, and then visit the Santo da Serra Park to admire more landscapes across the northeast. The last stop of the trip is a visit to the city of Santa Cruz, also known as the “Door of Madeira”.

From Funchal: Madeira Island Private Jeep 4x4 Tour

4. From Funchal: Madeira Island Private Jeep 4x4 Tour

Discover the best of Madeira Island with this Jeep safari tour. Customize the route to see the Sea, Mountains, Cliffs, and Laurissilva Forest (North-East part of the island). Leave Funchal in the direction of the village da Camacha where you can visit the basketwork factory. Continue through Vale Paraíso towards Poiso with an altitude of 1412m and climb through the mountains to Pico do Arieiro at a height of 1818m for mesmerizing panoramic views. Then, descend to Ribeiro Frio in the Laurissilva Forest and visit the trout nursery. Continue your adventure along old paths passing Cedro Gordo and Cruzinhas until you reach the Village de Santana to explore the typical straw houses (Colmo). Descend to the village of Faial for amazing views down to the sea and then continue towards Ponta de São Lourenço in the east of Madeira. Finish off with a transfer back to Funchal.

Madeira: Guided and Private Tour of Jasmine Tea House

5. Madeira: Guided and Private Tour of Jasmine Tea House

Experience a scenic drive from your accommodation to the the middle point between Curral do Romeiros and Camacha. Choose from an eclectic selection of English teas, coffees, and English cakes. Sip and savor the flavors in the serene garden of the tea house, or warmup by the fireplace inside. Take a small Levada walk to experience a cultural activity of Madeira. Set out along an old road to the top of the city of Funchal and soak in the view from Curral dos Romeiros. Visit the tallest religious statue on the island, the Lady of Peace.

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What people are saying about Camacha

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 27 reviews

I was lucky to have found a spot on this tour with Mauricio. While the weather didn’t allow us to do the tour that was planned — rain and cloud cover completely hid the spectacular views from the peaks — Mauricio drew on his local knowledge and took us on a ride throughout the center and south side of the island chock full of stunning views, history, information about the residents, flora, infrastructure, and customs. Mauricio was professional, full of personality and a wealth of information. He showed us places I would not have been able to drive on my own, and made the day spent in his company a highlight of my stay in Madeira.

Very nice tour

The hike went through a very varied area, many different trees, a little residential area, then pure nature again. Tour guide was very friendly. Unfortunately, the excursion was in English, although it was booked and confirmed in German.

Very pleasant drive with the car and a nice travel companion who took care of everything.

We learned a lot about the island, it was our first day of vacation and a good start

The tour with Susanna was very instructive and funny, we really enjoyed the tour.