Private tour

Funchal: Monte Toboggan Experience by Tuk-Tuk

4.7 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: Tuktuking

Funchal: Monte Toboggan Experience by Tuk-Tuk

Activity provider: Tuktuking
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From US$ 29.93 per person

Likely to sell out

One of the most well-known attractions on the island of Madeira, the basket cars are a unique experience with over 100 years of history.

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Duration 65 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Your Funchal accommodation.
Private group


  • Enjoy a unique experience with over 100 years of tradition
  • Relax in an area surrounded by nature
  • Visit the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte
Full description
Departing from Funchal, you will take a 20-minute climb by tuk tuk to Monte. With an altitude of 585 meters above sea level, this is bound to be both a fun and scenic trip. Being a village at a high altitude, Monte of course offers several stunning views over the surrounding region. Upon arrival, you can buy the tickets before starting your descent down the mountain in a "basket cart". The process of descending in a basket cart, which has over 100 years of history, consists of a thrilling 2-kilometer descent. Bound to be an experience you will never forget, your basket-cart ride will soon have you safely at the bottom of the mountain. Your driver/guide will be at the end of the trip waiting for you, at which point you will return to the city.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by tuk tuk
  • Guided tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Please note that tickets are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

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Absolutely superb experience from start to finish. The Tuk Tuk ride offered us not only a wonderful journey through Funchal but we were offered lots of information to help us make the most of our stay. Such great service, so friendly! An exhilarating and traditional ride that we won't forget.

August 13, 2020

Luís was so friendly, welcoming, and fun. We had such a good time with him on our original tour that we stayed with him after for a second tour. He was knowledgeable, spoke perfect English, and is the best tuk tuk driver in the world!!

June 8, 2022

Our guide was Luis and he was excellent. He contacted us the night before to confirm the details and arrived on time to collect us. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the experience was excellent

July 7, 2022

Product ID: 335156