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Funchal: Monte Experience by Tuk-Tuk

1. Funchal: Monte Experience by Tuk-Tuk

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.

Funchal: Monte Tuk Tuk Tour to the Toboggans

2. Funchal: Monte Tuk Tuk Tour to the Toboggans

Pick up at your hotel or another location of your choice in one of our tuk tuks with an experienced Guide that will lead you through all the tour, explaining everything you need to know. A completely private experience in a funny vehicle. It will start with a brief explanation of what will be the entire tour and what you will see and do during the 1.5 hours tour. Experience the tobbogan ride with a tuk tuk tour from Funchal to Monte, stopping at the viewpoint with an amazing city view and having a chance to visit Monte's well known Church. The toboggan ride is something mandatory to visit when you visit Madeira. You will enjoy the ride going down from Monte to Funchal. It will stop in a place where the tuk tuk will be waiting for you to drive you back. (We are not responsible if the toboggans stop working, due to weather conditions)

Funchal Viewpoints: 90-Minute Guided Tuk Tuk Tour

3. Funchal Viewpoints: 90-Minute Guided Tuk Tuk Tour

Following a pick-up at your hotel in Funchal, you’ll begin this 90-minute tour to explore the city’s most historic areas. Your tuk tuk driver/guide will take you first to see the Old Town of Funchal, which dates back to the 16th century, when the island was colonized by the Portuguese. Stop at Barreirinha viewpoint and enjoy the panorama before continuing on to even more spectacular views at the next viewpoint, known as Vila Guida. Take in the sweeping view over the Bay of Funchal. There are still more viewpoints in store. Your next stop will be at São Baptista fortress, which offers an amazing city view over the Bay of Funchal.

Funchal: Private Guided Cabo Girão Tour

4. Funchal: Private Guided Cabo Girão Tour

Partnering you with a local guide, this tour provides a drive along the west coast to the famous sea cliffs of Cabo Girão. On the way to the cliffs, the driver will take you through the touristic area of Funchal. Soon after, the modern buildings will be replaced with banana plants and superb views over the Atlantic Ocean and the cliffs of Cabo Girão. Cabo Girão has its highest points 580 meters above sea level. From its glass sky-walk you can enjoy some breathtaking views over the coast and beach below. On the way down the cliff, a stop in the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos will provide you with a good opportunity to relax. The fishing village of Camara de Lobos is famous for its picturesque looks, with colorful fishing boats in the dry dock right in center of the village, and a small bay and steep hills crowded with small old buildings. Once in the village, you will have the opportunity to explore it and learn about its history and culture. You can also try some of the local delicacies. Add to your tour by selecting the additional option to visit the Fajã dos Padres scenic overlook. Located 15 Minutes from Cabo Girão, Fajã do Padres is one of Madeira's most unique locations, looking over 1000-foot cliffs to the north and the Atlantic to the south. On the way back to Funchal, a stop at the volcanic location of Doca do Cavacas will provide a final view over the ocean and cliffs of Cabo Girão.

Funchal: Guided Tour by Tuk Tuk with Drop-off at CR7 Museum

5. Funchal: Guided Tour by Tuk Tuk with Drop-off at CR7 Museum

Start your tuk tuk tour of Funchal by exploring the city’s Old Town, dating back to the 16th century when the island was first colonized by the Portuguese. Your driver will be happy to take you to some of the city's narrowest streets. Pass Funchal Market to savor the aromas of the fresh foods and flowers on sale. Continue to the Cathedral of Funchal and admire its Mudéjar-inspired roof. Explore the oldest and most typical streets of Funchal, including Ferrnão de Ornelas. End your guided tuk tuk tour at the CR7 Museum and see emblematic photographs of Cristiano’s career, videos, and his wax statue at your own pace. Marvel at the junior and professional trophies he won while serving at Andorinha, Nacional, Sporting, Manchester United, and Real Madrid.

Madeira: Customized 3, 4 or 6-Hour Tour

6. Madeira: Customized 3, 4 or 6-Hour Tour

On this tour you can tailor an itinerary with the help of your local guide/driver. You can choose the different areas you want to visit. The City of Funchal, the Fishing Village of Câmara de Lobos, the west sea cliffs of Cabo Girão, the unique Fajã dos Padres, the hill side village of Monte, the east coast cliffs of Garajau, the Botanical Garden, or even the breathtaking mountain views of Nuns Valley are all possible options for your tour itinerary. You can choose to visit Funchal city, learn about its history, and see some of its iconic landmarks, like the Sé Cathedral. If you'd like to go up into the mountains, Nuns Valley might be an excellent choice to visit on this tour. Another alternative is to explore the west coast, with a ride to the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. You could also head up into the hills to the top of Cabo Girão cliff where, at its highest point,  a glass sky-walk provides you with some breathtaking views over the south east coast and beach below. Close to Cabo Girão is Fajã do Padres, a sea side area in Madeira with no road or walking access. The only two ways to get there are by cable car ride or by boat. On the way up to Cabo Girão and Fajã dos Padres you will be able to admire an ever-changing landscape along the winding roads that fallow the natural shape of the hills. On the return trip to Funchal from the west coast you might choose to stop at the natural swimming pools of Doca do Cavacas. Travel on to Garajau, set at the east end of the bay of Funchal. You will be offered a spectacular view of the Christ the Redeemer statue - older than the one in Brazil - whilst marveling at the crystal-clear waters on the beach below. You also have the option to visit the Botanical Garden. Whatever your choice of itinerary, your guide will be there to help you at every moment.

Funchal: City Tour in a Tukxi

7. Funchal: City Tour in a Tukxi

With a local guide on the driving seat this tour provides a fantastic introduction to Funchal’s history, culture and landmarks. The tour will take you to the 15th century Old Town, with stops at the fantastic viewpoints of Socorro and Villa Guida. Later, appreciate a mix of landmarks from different centuries in the city center, including the 15th century cathedral, the Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmers Market) and the Municipal Square where the City Hall and the Jesuit Monastery are found. Visit the neighborhood of São Pedro where the island's oldest convent, Santa Clara, the famous Museum of Quinta das Cruzes and the Church of São Pedro can be admired.  To finish your tour, drive by the Municipal Garden and Santa Catarina Park to get a taste of Madeira’s famous gardens. The Tukxi is small and maneuverable enough to take you comfortably around the city’s small back streets. This tour is the perfect introduction to the city of Funchal!

Funchal: Old Town Tour by Tuk Tuk with Traditional Toboggan

8. Funchal: Old Town Tour by Tuk Tuk with Traditional Toboggan

Enjoy this adventurous tour of Monte Village and Funchal with an exhilarating toboggan ride at the end. Admire beautifully decorated streets and visit the Church of Our Lady of the Mount. Starting at the Old Town, see the “painted doors” throughout the streets of Santa Maria, where numerous doors were painted by different artists giving this street a unique glow. Also, admire the picturesque details of cobblestone floors and the façades of the old houses on Rue de Santa Maria. Next, continue towards Monte and visit the Church of Our Lady of the Mount. The structure that is visible today for all its visitors was completed back in 1818 and is one of the most sought sites by churchgoers and tourists in general. After visiting Monte, dare to ride some toboggans, more commonly known as “Carreiros do Monte." Toboggan riding was traditionally a means of transportation by locals who wanted to travel quickly from Monte´s village to Funchal. This adventurous and old-fashioned transportation appeared around the 1850s and is still in use today.

Funchal: Monte Tropical Garden & Toboggan Ride by Tuk Tuk

9. Funchal: Monte Tropical Garden & Toboggan Ride by Tuk Tuk

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.

Funchal: Botanical Garden in a Tuk-Tuk Tour

10. Funchal: Botanical Garden in a Tuk-Tuk Tour

Discover the Botanical Garden of Madeira, one of the most beautiful gardens on Madeira with this tuk-tuk tour from Funchal. Marvel at marvelous views overlooking the city and admire gardens which cover 80,000 square meters. Stop at sights like the Municipal Square on the return trip. On the drive up the hill with your guide, you can enjoy magnificent views over the city. Once up in the Botanical Garden, your guide will provide you with enough time to visit the gardens (garden admission not included). Have the option to purchase a ticket to the garden's a Museum of Natural History, which well worth a visit for those wanting a little more scientific information about plants. Cruise down from the garden and visit a variety of landmarks from different centuries in the city center, including the 15th century cathedral and the Municipal Square where the City Hall and the Jesuit Monastery are found.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 138 reviews

My personalized tuk tuk tour of Funchal through Tukxi Madeira was fantastic! My guide was João and it ended up only being me on the tour as my friend was feeling unwell. Our flight landed an hour late and Tukxi Madeira worked to still accommodate our 6-hr personalized tour as best they could, and João did his best to make my tour as long as possible. During the 5-hr tour, we traveled throughout Funchal and went to Cabo Girão as well as the town of Câmara de Lobos. I enjoyed both destinations greatly! João was incredibly knowledgeable about the island, its history, and so much more- I found the tour very informative and entertaining. He also made sure that my tour ended after 6pm so that I could see the streets lit up with all the Christmas lights before he dropped me off at my hotel! It was very thoughtful!

Luis is a very good tour guide! This tour is definitely worth it, it’s very fun going in the tuktuk and around the island. Luis will tell you information you never knew (from a local) of the island, between monte and old town Funchal. He will go above and beyond to make sure you have a great trip. He offered suggestions for restaurants and also offered for me to message him on my holiday if I had any questions about Madeira.

Amazing tour. Loved every minute and it was a highlight of the visit. The guide was very knowledgeable and flexible to what we wanted to see. Thank you.

Miguel showed is beautiful Funchal, with humor and knowledge. as my dat said after the tour, heus the true Funchal ambassador!

A great tour with a nice and very well informed driver! We recommend!