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Tour of Eastern Madeira

Tour of Eastern Madeira

From US$ 31.77 per person

Explore the eastern side of the island and take in the high majestic mountains, the green valleys, the waterfalls and countryside with its amazing fruit and vegetable terraces, and the old thatched houses and sugarcane fields.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the famous high peaks of Madeira Pico Arieiro with its beautiful rock contrast
  • Stop at Porto da Cruz, overlooking the eagles rock and the sugarcane fields
  • Learn about Machico, the old capital of Madeira
Full description
Immerse yourself in the history of Madeira. Starting with pick-up from the lobby of your hotel, make your way to the Camacha Wickerwork Factory, (Closed at the moment due to Covid). Pass the Eucalyptus and Mimosa forests into the black forest of Madeira overlooking the Christmas pines, into the breathtaking mountains of Pico do Arieiro at 1,800 meters.  Taking the old road of Faial, Santana will be the next stop, where you can see the town's traditional thatched houses and vines. Stop for lunch (not included in the price). After the lunch stop in Santana, continue on to Porto Cruz, passing the sugar cane fields. Visit the only steam rum factory in Europe (includes rum tasting) and the village, where the rough black sandy beach is appealing to all surfers. Then travel along the North Coast where sugar cane terraces are still visible. See the old capital of Madeira, Machico, where the first Portuguese settlers arrived in the 15th century, before heading to Ponta de São Lourenço, the eastern point cape of the island where the rock formations will astound you. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel. 
Includes
  • Guided tour in small group (up to 8 people) minivan
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Pickup from hotels in the Machico, Santa Cruz , Caniço, Funchal, Ponta do Sol, and Calheta areas
  • Drop-off ay hotels in the Machico, Santa Cruz, Canico, Funchal, Ponta Sol, and Calheta areas
  • Pick up from Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol and Calheta have an additional cost of 12€ per person
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entrances to public places

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 137 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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I suppose it is a very nice trip, but due to the very bad weather we were not able to visit much. No vistas for us, all the beautiful views were covered by the clouds and the heavy rain. Luckily we had a very good-natured guide (Lucy) who made our day beautiful anyway.

October 26, 2021

Meget god tur, kan helt klart anbefales! Carlos vores chauffør var helt fantastisk, han havde en masse faglig viden med sjove bemærkninger og jokes ind imellem som gjorde turen sjovere end forventet. Han lyttede til hvad vi sagde og forslog andre og ekstra stop til os hvis vi ikke ønskede længere stop end normalt. Har selv været guide på øen så er overrasket over jeg lærte noget nyt.

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October 17, 2021

An Amazing trip.Tony was very Knowledgeable on everything from places to Trees fruit trees,Flowers and vegetables. Showed many things we would not have noticed on our own. Definitely recommend a tour with him. At the start he showed us exactly where we were going On a map and explained everything a long the way.From the way they get the water to the land. To how they get their power resouses. We went to many places and through little villages that you would miss out on using a larger tour. I do wish we had given the meal a miss in Santana. Food was really nothing special. I was expecting some nice grilled Chicken or cooked on the Skewer thats Not what we got. Flavour less Just baked in Oven with a dish of boiled potatoes. Peas and rice to share. Plus staff were unfriendly and zero customer service. Thank you Tony for a great day out though...

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September 14, 2021

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