Private tour

Funchal: Monte Tropical Garden & Toboggan Ride by Tuk Tuk

Activity provider: TUKWAY

Funchal: Monte Tropical Garden & Toboggan Ride by Tuk Tuk

Activity provider: TUKWAY

From US$ 67.82 per group up to 2

Enjoy a tuk tuk tour to the emblematic Monte Tropical Garden and learn fun facts about Madeira Island. Enjoy a fun toboggan ride from the village of Monte down the hill to Livramento.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French
Pickup included
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  • Get to know the Old Town of Funchal city
  • Marvel at Monte´s Church and surroundings
  • Discover the magnificent Tropical Garden in Monte
  • Enjoy a fun sledge ride at the Toboggans (Carreiros Monte)
  • Learn fun facts and local history
Full description

Feel the thrill of riding by Tuk Tuk around the stunning Monte Tropical Garden. Begin in Funchal city and head towards the mountains. Arrive in Monte Palace Madeira and enjoy a cup of coffee. Explore over 70,000 square meters of exotic plants and breathe in the beautiful ambience of the garden.

Uncover one of the most exciting and wonderful places Madeira has to offer. Begin the trip in the Old Town in Funchal city, a main tourist attraction full of fun stories and curious facts.

Venture to the mountains up to Monte city. Feel mesmerized by the lovely plants, and visit one of the most popular churches on the island, Monte's church. Learn of the day of Lady of Monte, the most attended feast on Madeira Island all year. Take your time at the Monte Palace Madeira, adored for its facinating and immense garden. Take photos, relax, enjoy some coffee, and prepare to get lost in the nature of the garden grounds. Visit the central lake and marvel at local swans, ducks, peacocks, and chickens.

Enter the Monte Palace Madeira Museum and explore the three floors filled with sculptures, history, and a unique mineral collection. End the tour at a legendary charm of the island, the famous Monte Toboggan. Enjoy the thrilling ride down the hill, the way the locals used to.

  • Pickup and drop-off inside Funchal
  • Pickup and drop-off inside Cruise Ship Terminal
  • Local driver/guide
  • Blanket
  • Food and drinks
  • Toboggan entry tickets (30€ for 2 people)
  • Tropical Garden entry tickets (12,5€ person)
  • The Tuk Tuk doesn't drive inside the gardens
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 66 reviews

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Luis was a fantastic host and so accommodating to us! We had an amazing time and he waited for us to visit the botanical garden too. Due to the toboggans having a long queue of over 1.5hrs, Luis still took us the exact route of the toboggans and we feel we had an even better experience this way! He was so friendly, helpful and gave us the best tour during our short time in Funchal. Thank you Tukway! We would highly recommend everyone books this tour.

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September 20, 2022

Love, love, love! Owner Luis is one of the most personable tour guides I have met in all my years of travel. Outlined all of my options for my Tuktuk tour, I wasn't hammered in to the itinerary altogether. I went on the 2.5 hour tour up Monte to ride the sleds, the tropical gardens were mentioned in the tour description as well as the church , both of which I have seen before, so instead of those two places, I was taken on a wonderful tour of the old city, Luis spent some extra time with me at no charge, and dropped me off to shop for my grandson. He clearly knows his island, and was able to answer all my questions. A wonderful tour! Highly recommended.

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September 20, 2022

We can only recommend this tour. Everything worked out great and our guide Louis told us a lot about the beautiful island capital on the drive through Funchal. During the legendary sleigh ride, he recorded videos of our start and finish and immediately sent them via Whatsapp. Thanks Louis for the nice afternoon. For us a must have for visitors to Funchal.

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August 31, 2022

Product ID: 408794