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  1. Portugal
  2. Madeira
  3. Funchal
  4. Desertas Islands

Madeira East Island Tour and Levada Walk

Product ID: 15977
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This popular tour includes dramatic mountain and forest views on the East side of Madeira. The tour is done in the language of your choice in a modern air-conditioned minibus that only takes 8-14 people plus the guide/driver. Lunch is also included.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • See the beautiful wicker works at Camacha
  • Visit the island's third highest peak of Pico do Arieiro
  • Take a Levada walk inside the Laurissilva forest in Ribeiro Frio
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at the famous Grutas do Faial
  • Spectacular view point of Miradouro do Pico do facho
  • A-framed cottages of Santana
Full description
This tour of the East side of Madeira island is designed to show guests how truly magical it is. Come and be awed by its spectacular beauty.

To begin the day, pick-up is from the hotel at 8:00 to 9:00. The first stop will be at a viewpoint above Funchal. Continue to Camacha, famous for its beautiful wicker works, and stop to have a look around and then take a scenic drive up to Poiso where the start of the Laurissilva forest can be found.

After this, make your way to the majestic views of Pico do Arieiro. Pico do Arieiro is the third highest peak on the island, standing 1818 meters. Next is what some consider to be the most beautiful spot on the island, Ribeiro Frio. Here you will visit a trout farm and do a levada walk to the Balcões.

Following the walk, make your way to Santana to see its famous A-framed cottages and then continue along the northern coastal road to Faial. Here, stop for lunch at a famous restaurant on the island called Grutas do Faial, which means the caves of Faial. A delicious lunch is served along with a very good locally made table wine.

After lunch carry on to the eastern part of the island, to the famous viewpoint of Pico do Facho. From here you will have incredible views of Ponta de São Lourenco, Machico and the airport. On a good day one can see the Desertas Islands as well Porto Santo, the small island adjacent to Madeira. TheF last stop will be a famous viewpoint above Machico.

You will arrive back to Funchal by 17:00.
  • 3-course meal with drinks (only for the shared tour)
  • Bottle of local wine and water
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to public swimming areas etc.

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Important information
Know before you go
Although Funchal can be quiet warm in the winter time, do bring something warm to wear for our visit on higher altitudes.
The duration of this tour is about 8 hours.
Pick-up is available from all hotels in Funchal and Canico.
The tour starts between 08:00 and 09:00 and you should be back before 17:00.
The excursion is offered with an English, German, French or Spanish qualified guide.
The tour route can be changed due to unforeseen circumstances, such as traffic restrictions and weather.
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
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Product ID: 15977