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Valley of the Nuns and Mountains 4X4 Tour from Funchal

4.8 / 5

27 reviews

Valley of the Nuns and Mountains 4X4 Tour from Funchal

From $41.02 per person

This tour takes you to Curral das Freiras, the Valley of the Nuns located in the heart of Madeira, where you’ll have stunning views of mountains rising as high as 1,800 meters. Ride to the top of the third-highest mountain for panoramic island views.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Your hotel in Funchal. Pick–up from hotels and guest houses outside of Funchal city will be charged with additional fees: €5.00 per person from the cruise dock or harbor, São Vicente, Machico, Santa Cruz, Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Ribeira Brava and Campanário €10.00 per person at Caniçal, Porto Moniz, Santo da Serra and Ponta Delgada


  • Enjoy amazing views of Madeira from the island's third-highest peak
  • Explore the island’s mountain roads in a 4X4 vehicle
  • Learn about Madeira’s traditional wickerwork industry
Full description
Your 4-hour excursion begins with a pick-up at your Funchal hotel in a 4X4 vehicle. From there you’ll head out on a drive up the steep roads to Pico dos Barcelos. Take in magnificent views of Funchal, the coastline and the mountains. Next, you’ll move on to Curral das Freiras, and you’ll learn about the fascinating local history. The 4X4 will take you up to the top of the third-highest mountain in Madeira, at 1,818 meters, where you’ll be able to enjoy fantastic 360-degree panoramic views over the island. Stop in the wicker-producing area of Camacha to finish the tour, and learn about the workings of this traditional industry.
  • Friendly local guide
  • Pick-up and drop off in Funchal city (outside of Funchal city at additional costs)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 27 reviews

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Great way to see Madeira

Our guide Val was so good we booked a second tour of the East with him, felt very safe in his hands and his knowledge about the history of Madeira was amazing. Enjoyed the group we were with and his choice of little off roads really made us feel like we were having a special private tour.

August 29, 2019

Die Fahrerin war sehr nett und hat viel erzählt, halb portugiesisch, halb englisch, da noch eine portugiesische Familie mit „an Bord“ war. Ich hatte für eine deutsche Tour bezahlt und werde in Zukunft darauf gar nicht mehr achten, in welcher Sprache die Tour angeboten wird, denn Englisch wird immer gesprochen und kostet weniger. Ansonsten waren es sehr angenehme, höchst interessante und schöne 4 Stunden, in denen wir sehr viel Tolles gesehen haben. Unsere Guide war von Madeira und kannte natürlich jeden Winkel der Tour. Mir hat es gut gefallen!

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July 31, 2021


very nice trip. spoke German well, but chose English because of the group. very nice places with info and time coffee. unfortunately less off-road because the streets are partially parked

November 24, 2019

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