1. Portugal
  2. Madeira
  3. Funchal
  4. Câmara de Lobos

Tour to the West of Madeira

Product ID: 102545
This tour to the west of Madeira is the perfect harmony between north and south. Marvel at high mountain ridges falling into valleys with majestic waterfalls, discover Porto Moniz natural pools and visit Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese

Pickup included

In front of your hotel reception.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe
  • Travel across the Encumeada Pass and the Plateau needle point between south and north
  • Swim in natural volcanic pools at Porto Moniz
Full description
After pick-up from your hotel, make your way to Camara de Lobos where beautiful landscapes were painted by Sir Winston Churchill in the 1950s. The drive takes you along the old narrow roads of Estreito de Camara de Lobos, where the vines were first introduced and still exist today. Visit Madeira's pride and Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe and the second highest in the world.

Then, the route descends to Ribeira Brava so you can visit old monuments including the church. Continue the drive through to Paul da Serra Madeira´s popular flat plateau at 1500m above sea level. Embrace the beautiful laurel forest views through Madeira´s little green Scotland. Arrive at Porto Moniz, natural volcanic pools, where it's time to take a break and have a swim.

The tour continues along the north coast where waterfalls are visible. Drive through the village of São Vicente where nature will escort you up to the Encumeada Pass, where the North meets the South at 1007 meters above sea level. At the end of your tour, you will return to your hotel.
  • Guided tour
  • Pick-up from hotels between Machico and Funchal
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to museums, public pools, WC
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks
  • Pick-up from hotels out of Funchal to West Ponta do Calheta - additional 15€ cost
  • Pick-up from hotels in front of the cruise ships - additional 20€ cost

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Bring a warm jacket as the temperature is changeable
• Bring swimwear to swim when the weather permits
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The tour was very good and is highly recommended! We were with AIDA in Madeira. In order to avoid the port fee, we were picked up on time at the Cristiano Ronaldo Museum, which is located directly at the port. With a lot of humor and great motivation, our driver Toni showed us a lot about the island. His knowledge was very good in all areas such as botany, history, local knowledge. Kudos to him!

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November 13, 2019

Excellent concept

Booked via the web a tour of Madeira at. 23.30 until the next day. 1/2 hour later received a confirmation with pick-up at our hotel at. 9.10. It just worked. A good and moody guide who showed us many exciting areas. Had great knowledge. The lunch cost 14 euros with 3 dishes, including wines and coffee. This too was in order. We will certainly use this concept again.

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April 3, 2019

Varied beautiful landscape. Unfortunately fog up on the high plateau. Very skilled driver and knowledgeable guide. Flexible, accommodating and humorous. Satisfied -that we both got in Porto Moniz!

October 28, 2019

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Product ID: 102545