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Funchal: Monte Tropical Garden & Toboggan Ride by Tuk Tuk

1. 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: Monte Palace Tropical Gardens Tour

2. Funchal: Monte Palace Tropical Gardens Tour

The tour will start at the city center, and up the hills that characterize the island, on a fun tuk tuk ride. Enjoy the wonderful view from the viewpoint and visit the church before heading to Monte Palace. Explore the tropical garden and marvel at the variety of pants and serene scenery. After visiting the garden, customers will come back to the city center, and drop off at a place of their choice.

From Funchal: Full-Day Guided Madeira Island Tour

3. From Funchal: Full-Day Guided Madeira Island Tour

Explore the stunning island of Madeira. The first stop will be at Monte and marvel at the Church and surroundings. Discover the magnificent Tropical Garden of Monte. Surrounded by the island's towering mountains and immersed in the laurissilva forest, you will find Casa do Poiso, where it presents visitors with the best of Madeiran cuisine. Ribeiro Frio is an exquisite place, and we can see that it is surrounded by fragrant forests, which offer a pleasant atmosphere. Its slopes are populated by numerous species of plants, which form the Forest Park of Madeira. In the Faial area, where there is a beautiful beach with a natural pool, there are several leisure spaces and support infrastructures. Santana is a must-visit area on a visit to Madeira, due to its traditional houses, although in very small numbers. It is very close to Parque das Queimadas, where the Caldeirão Verde and Inferno levadas begin (fabulous for nature lovers!).

Madeira: Private Half-Day Guided Gardens Tour

4. Madeira: Private Half-Day Guided Gardens Tour

Embark on a half-day tour dedicated to the Madeira's gardens, one of the island's greatest treasures. Visit the Monte Palace Tropical Garden and be impressed by its beauty and diverse culture. See traces of Portugal's history since the reign of its first king, D. Afonso Henriques. Wander through the Monte Palace, which occupies an area of 70.000 square meters and houses an exotic collection of plants from different regions in the world. Watch swans and ducks floating on the lake as well as peacocks and chickens walking freely in the main areas of the property. Visit the museum inside the palace that houses a unique collection of minerals and gems.  The tour ends in the Botanical Garden, founded in 1960 by a Madeiran Botanist. Find more than 2500 species of plants from different parts in the world, all brought together in the “Garden of the Atlantic.”

Madeira Island Highlights Private Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

5. Madeira Island Highlights Private Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Have you ever wanted to go on a tuk-tuk tour, but wanted something more personalized to your own taste? We present you Myway, a tuk-tuk tour journey in which you can pick not only the unique places you want to visit, but also for how long, and when. How amazing is that? With this service, you will be able to pick from more than 25 unique places, to design your own exclusive tour ride, with one of our storytellers/guides. Whether you wish to visit Monte’s Palace, Cabo Girão Viewpoint, or even of the Cathedral at Funchal, you name it, and we will make it happen. Not only you will be able to get to know some of the most beautiful scenery, the best places, and the most spectacular roads, but we will also provide you with some background history of the places you choose to visit. Plan the itinerary of your dreams when coming to visit Madeira island, just see on the specifications which ones you would wish to see. Bear in mind that if there might be one specific place that isn’t included on our list, describe it to us, to see if it is possible to visit it. Remember, there is no wrong place, there are only a great many possibilities to make this journey a memorable one. Also, there is no losing side to this journey because all places, even the roads to get there, are simply breathtaking. So, dream it, design it, and let us make your dream tuk-tuk tour of your dreams possible. - Funchal Old Town - Câmara de Lobos - Botanical Garden - Palheiro Gardens - Monte Tropical Garden - Monte Toboggans - Nuns Valley - Cabo Girão - Garajau - Pico Areeiro - Cable Cars - Viewpoints & More

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What people are saying about Monte Palace Tropical Garden

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 101 reviews

We were very happy with our experience on this tour..Our guide Andrea was exceptional with her knowledge of the city and all of the different parts of the tour..We were told the day before, due to the public holiday that the toboggans would be closed, Andrea said we would extend the tour beyond the time scheduled and stay as late as we wanted..then we find the toboggans open and she got us in the que…all in all Andrea was accommodating to go with the flow of the afternoon to make it a relaxing and very enjoyable day..thank you TUK AWAY tours..Obrigado..

Tukway Team’s Luis was amazing! He was not only so knowledgeable but so accommodating and nice. We enjoyed VERY MUCH our tour and will definitely recommend the Tukway Team to anyone planning on the toboggan ride, etc. Luis brought us to so many places in the Old City that we otherwise would not have seen. Thank you for recommending Luis and his Tukway Team! Will certainly go back to Madeira and will spread the word to people we know to use Luis and his Tukway Team through GetYourGuide. Riding the Tuk Tuk is the best way to navigate the narrow roads!!!

The toboggan ride was closed so our guide took us on a very thorough trip through both the old town and new town. We stopped at various places, the local church, the beach, the fort. It was most enjoyable, and the restaurant he recommended for lunch was delicious. He let us disembark at the cable cars. The ride up and down is terrifying but beautiful, and I loved touring the Monte Palace Gardens at the top. Very good tour and day.

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.

Just wow! This is the only way to describe this tour, wow! Really my advice to you all is, go on this tour. It is so much fun, it is totally different. It is informative, it is entertaining. Me and my mum loved it so much. Luis was an absolute dream as a tour guide, he knew so much, he was just a lovely guy to be around. Just book this tour, you really won’t regret it.