Day trip

Madeira East Island Tour and Levada Walk

Activity provider: Madeira Seekers

Madeira East Island Tour and Levada Walk

Activity provider: Madeira Seekers

From US$ 47.63 per person

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.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup optional
Pick-up is available from all hotels in Funchal and Canico. Pick-up from harbour for all cruise ship tourists. Ship must have arrived ay 08:00 or before and must depart at 17:00 or later.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. Stop for lunch in the northern part of the island. 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. The last stop will be a famous viewpoint above Machico. You will arrive back to Funchal by 17:00.

Includes
  • 3-course meal with drinks (only for the shared tour)
  • Bottle of local wine and water
  • Entrance fees to public swimming areas etc.
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Pick-up is available from all hotels in Funchal and Canico. Pick-up from harbour for all cruise ship tourists. Ship must have arrived ay 08:00 or before and must depart at 17:00 or later.

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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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 628 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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This was the perfect excursion. Carlos, our tour guide did a fantastic job at showing us all the beautiful viewpoints, and brought a bit of humor to the tour. There was a perfect amount of time at all the stops. Highly recommend this tour if you are only in Madeira for a short amount of time and want to see all the gems on the island.

June 12, 2022

Great and interesting day tour with many photo stops. Toni (the guide and driver) accompanied the tour bilingually (German/English) with a lot of humor. The included lunch was delicious and filling. We were picked up from the hotel in the morning and brought back safely in the evening. Thank you Toni it's really a wonderful day!

March 19, 2022

A perfect way to learn about Madeira island from a very knowledgable local guide. Tony picked us up on time from our hotel and we had the most interesting day. It was relaxed and informal and lots of humour along the way. The day was planned to see the best of the east coast of the island wit( well paced stop offs which enabled just the right amount of time to appreciate the wonderful views and points of interest. Lunch was incredible value and good quality local food and wine. Tony was brilliant at pointing out lots of different flowers and vegetables locally grown and telling us local information. Would highly recommend this tour.

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February 21, 2022

Product ID: 15977