Desertas Islands
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Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 397 reviews

It was an enjoyable walk and a fabulous mealit

It was a lovely little town with amazing scenery. The restaurant we ate at had a beautiful decor with terrific service and authentic food from the island.

Madeira East Island Tour and Levada Walk Reviewed by

Too short stay and tour on ilhas desertas for such a long boat trip

Although the staff on the catamaran was very friendly and professional (no complaints there whatsoever), I found the whole experience to be rather disappointing. The trip to and from ilhas desertas takes a long time, and too much so in comparison to the time spent on deserta grande. The tour there is extremely short (10-15 minutes) which is really too bad. While one group does the tour, the other group has the opportunity to engage in some activities such as stand-up paddling and snorkling, but in my opinion this doesn't make up for the short stay on the island.

Desertas Islands Full-Day Catamaran Trip from Funchal Reviewed by

Good group leader, good scenery and good food

The group leader picked up on time, the bus was equipped with voice amplification which was good for the people in the rear of the bus. We were given an interesting commentary as we toured around this scenic historical area, well done Kate? We had the lunch which was good, home made and pleasant change to Hotel grub.

Madeira East Island Tour and Levada Walk Reviewed by

Stunning Scenery Fantastic Guide Phillip

We had a fantastic day on the East Tour and Levada Walk. Phillip was a fantastic guide and ensured he gave us all the information to enjoy our day. His knowledge of the island and explanations of the microclimate were second to none. There was such diversity in the scenery and the mountain views were breathtaking we feel very lucky to have seen them. Lunch was included in this tour and it was in a restaurant that was set in to the rock, the food and the service were very good. The day passed very quickly and all too soon we were back down to the hustle and bustle of Funchal. Once again top marks to Phillip for ensuring our party had a great day.

Madeira East Island Tour and Levada Walk Reviewed by

An interesting and easy way to get to know a part of this paradise

The group was fun, the guide was fun, the weather was nice. What else do you need? I only needed more time to enjoy the places we visited, but I guess I would need to come back again to do so... ;)

Madeira East Island Tour and Levada Walk Reviewed by

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