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Madeira: Canyoning Ribeira do Cidrão

1. Madeira: Canyoning Ribeira do Cidrão

The beautiful Ribeira do Cidrão canyon lies in the middle of the island of Madeira, within the valley that the nuns from Santa Clara Convent fled to when Funchal was attacked by pirates in 1566, giving it its name as the Nun's Valley. After a walk of approximately 20 minutes on a dirt road and along a levada, the canyoning adventure begins. Along the way, get ready to conquer six rappels, the highest being 15 meters. Discover a series of refreshing pools that you can jump and slide into, and take in the beautiful mountain views which serve as a constant backdrop. After the canyon, walk another 20 minutes back up.

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Madeira: Flag Ship Tour of Santa Maria de Colombo

2. Madeira: Flag Ship Tour of Santa Maria de Colombo

Have a unique experience and climb aboard a convincing replica of Christopher Columbus’s original vessel the Santa Maria, built right here on lush Madeira Island. Enjoy a time-travelling journey back to the 15th century, and walk along the southern coast of the island before reaching Cabo Girão. There, stop for a refreshing swim in the azure waters off the coast. Keep your eyes open for possible sightings of dolphins and whales peeking above the blue waves as you walk along the Atlantic coastline.

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Madeira: Folklore Show Tickets with Dinner and Drinks

3. Madeira: Folklore Show Tickets with Dinner and Drinks

Indulge in the simple delights of Madeira cuisine at a restaurant specially chosen for this 2.5-hour evening activity. Experience traditional espetada, marinated beef cooked over the open fire on a fragrant laurel skewer, accompanied by milho frito (golden fried maize), and perhaps mouth-watering, homemade garlic bread. Combine these dishes with delicious wine and energetic entertainment by a local folklore group and you can be assured of a very enjoyable evening out. Folklore music is popular throughout Madeira and is typically performed using local musical instruments such as the machete, rajao, brinquinho, and cavaquinho. During the folklore show this music accompanies traditional dances, such as the Bailinho da Madeira.

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Madeira Atlantic Festival Fireworks Cruise by Catamaran

4. Madeira Atlantic Festival Fireworks Cruise by Catamaran

Get the summer started in a blaze of glory and see the firework displays of the annual Madeira Atlantic Festival from on board a catamaran. Board the boat at the Marina do Funchal and then make your way along the coast to the Lido area. Return to the bay to find the best spot to watch the pyro-musical show. Avail of the open bar serving water, still and sparkling wines, beers, sodas and strawberries for your pleasure. Be amazed by the exciting performances that combine fireworks and music to create a magical experience, with the beautiful city as a backdrop. Cheer along as you watch the various companies compete with joy for a trophy awarded by public vote.

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Funchal: New Year's Eve Fireworks by Catamaran

5. Funchal: New Year's Eve Fireworks by Catamaran

Beat the crowds and spend your New Year's Eve in style on a luxury catamaran in the Atlantic Ocean. Be dazzled by a world-renowned pyrotechnics fireworks display igniting the skies of Funchal.  Spend 4 hours soaking up the exciting atmosphere while relaxing aboard and experiencing first class hospitality. Delight in fresh canapes, tasty tapas, seasonal fruits, and chocolates. Celebrate with a glass of Moet Champagne and enjoy an open bar with a wide variety of drinks including wine, beer, and champagne.  Create memories at this annual extravaganza and have an experience you won't forget. Ring in the New Year with a breathtaking fireworks show at sea.

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What people are saying about Funchal

So professionally organised. Pedro and Fabio where absolutely great, friendly and very welcoming. They were knowledgeable and always happy to share with us. I highly recommend this adventure and would definitely be back for round two. Thanks

Great experience, the tour was really fun. Pick-up and return transport worked without any problems, the guides were very nice and funny. The tour was great, wonderful views.

A great tour with great guides! We had a lot of fun and would definitely book it again. Abseil, slide down, jump off the cliff. Everything was there!

Amazing experience, lots of fun, great guides!! Unforgettable! Highly recommend

A really chilled ride on a pirate ship and seen dolphins and whales.