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  1. Portugal
  2. Madeira
  3. Funchal
  4. Pico do Arieiro

Madeira: Best of the East Tour from Funchal

Product ID: 65983
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Explore the eastern parts of Madeira on a full-day tour from Funchal. Head into the mountain of the Pico do Arieiro and see emblematic thatch roof houses. Stop for lunch in the town of Santana and continue to the Penha d'Águia in Porto da Cruz.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese

Pickup optional

Free pick-up from selected hotels in the surrounding areas is available.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Drive to the Pico do Arieiro to experience Madeira's third highest peak
  • Visit Santana, known for its small, thatched triangular houses
  • See Ponta de São Lourenço on the eastern part of Madeira
Full description
Depart from the meeting point at Funchal's Lido or take advantage of a free hotel pick-up in selected areas. The first stop is at the beautiful viewpoint of Terreiro da Luta, located a few kilometers outside Funchal.

Next, drive toward the mountain of Pico do Arieiro. At an altitude of 1,818 meters, the third highest peak on the island offers breathtaking views. Once you've been to the highest drivable peak in Madeira, head back down through forest on the way to the coast. Admire some of Madeira's emblematic straw-roof houses, pass pretty villages and get stunning seascape views. Arrive at the very eastern point of the island for some superb panoramas of the north and south coasts.

Discover the popular start point for the levada walks, Ribeiro Frio, on the northern slopes of the island. See interesting trout pools and original vegetation. Madeira was once completely covered by laurissilva forest, a relic from prehistoric times.

Stop for lunch in Santana, characterized by its small, thatched triangular houses. Past Portela go towards Ponta de São Lourenço, situated in the eastern part of the island. This is a place where a fantastic combination of rocks, sea and nature combine.

The last town to be visited is Machico, a view point where you can look over the bay and the golden sandy beach.
Includes
  • Free pick-up and drop off at hotels in the Funchal area
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Your cruise terminal, just outside your cruise ship

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Product ID: 65983