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From Funchal: Ponta de São Lourenço/Caniçal Full-Day Hike

4.8 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Lido Tours

From Funchal: Ponta de São Lourenço/Caniçal Full-Day Hike

Activity provider: Lido Tours

From US$ 39.16 per person

Walk through the heart of the natural park of Madeira to understand how the island was created. The unique rock formations and species of the fauna and flora in this area are worth experiencing.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up from selected hotels in Funchal.


  • See unique rock formations
  • Observe the different scenery of Caniçal when compared with the rest of the island
  • Experience beautiful cliffs
  • Swim in crystalline waters
Full description
Join a tranquil walk along a trail at the eastern end of the island in Caniçal, part of the Natural Park of the island. On this full-day walk, take the opportunity to see both the north and south coasts of Madeira. Discover and enjoy the unique fauna and flora, including hundreds of species, or take a moment to explore the curious rock formations, created as a result of the volcanic origin of the island. Witness the rocky and contrasting alternative to the evergreen levada paths. Enjoy magnificent views over the Desertas islands in the south, and Porto Santo to the north, excellent sights which are present all through your walk.  At the end of the walk, take the chance to go for a swim in the clear ocean, making your tour a unique and memorable experience.
  • Pick-up from selected hotels in Funchal
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Walking sticks and rain-ponchos will be provided if needed
  • Meals and beverages
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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4.8 /5

based on 10 reviews

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The walker leader Charlotte was friendly, informative and led us safely along the stony paths and scree slopes on this walk through a rugged landscape. Bring water and a snack, sunscreen and a light waterproof jacket. Wear good walking shoes. A walking pole may be useful.

March 26, 2022

Great hike with beautiful viewpoints. However, you have to know that countless groups go on this tour at the same time.

November 17, 2021

Very nice tour.

Nice tour, well organized, wonderful route with a view of the sea. The lunch break was long enough to swim in the sea or drink coffee. We recommend. I would do it again anytime.

July 20, 2019

Product ID: 166959