Discover The East - Madeira Island

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From $29.54

7 reviews   (3.71)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Departure from the hotel at 9:00 am towards the parish of Camacha to observe the wicker factory and all its process. Afterwards, climb to Pico do Areeiro at 1818m, where you can observe the beautiful mountains and surrounding valleys and even the parish of Curral das nuntas, deep in one of the great valleys. Descent to Ribeiro Frio, where there is a nursery of trout that later are dropped in the brook.
A visit to the center of Santana is followed to observe the typical triangular houses with thatched roof, followed by another stop in Faial. Returning to Funchal, you will have two more stops, at the belvedere of Ponta de São Lourenço and Machico.
Return to the hotel by 5:00 p.m.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Notice: Due to Covid-19, Feeling Madeira agency have two important certifications: Clean & Safe (Turismo de Portugal). Safe Travels (World Travel & Tourism Council / WTTC).
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Camacha parish church
Camacha is a beautiful village located in a wooded area, over a high plateau, at the Northeast of Funchal, in Madeira. This village is famous for its excellent basketing and its folkloric group.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pico do Arieiro
Be surprised by the imposing views offered by the third highest peak in the island of Madeira.
Pico do Areeiro
Pico do Areeiro
© F.C. Madeira Tourism
The Pico do Arieiro Pike, 1818 meter high, is the third highest summit in the Island of Madeira. It is highly advised to climb all the way up to the top of this mountain to enjoy the great beauty of the volcanic landscape and its wonderful views.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio
Ribeiro Frio is an exquisite place, surrounded by aromatic forests, offering a welcoming environment. Its hillsides are crowded with numerous plant species and make up the Forest Part of Madeira. Here, taking advantage of environmental benefits, it has been installed a little trouts fish farm. Obviously, the trout is one of the most recommended dishes of its neighboring restaurant.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fortress of Faial
Main town of Santana with an incredible view to the Eagle's Rock, Porto Santo, Ponta de São Lourenço and the farming villages that were crossed after Ribeiro Frio.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Santana is one of the nicest and most colorful villages in Madeira. Here, its inhabitants used to live in beautiful wooden cottages with roofs ending in the narrow head (Palheiros). Some of them still survive among the modern constructions, especially those close to Queimadas area.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Ponta de Sao Lourenco
You'll visit Ponta de São Lourenço, and your experience will be enriched by having a guide to point out native vegetation and wildlife, that you might miss if you were alone.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Praia de Machico
The city of Machico takes up a little cove in the mouth of the Valley of the Ribeira de Machico. Here took place the landing of Zarco in Madeira for the first time in 1420, claiming for Portugal an island which was known by the sailors since ancient times.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Good value, fascinating whole day out
wrightdi, 29-06-2022
Easy liaison before the trip via WhatsApp, website and then confirmation by email. Pickup exactly as described and a very knowledgeable driver/guide (Alberto). A well crafted whole day out, learned a lot about the island and saw some amazing sights. A great day and good value
Fantastic trip !! Wonderful guide and amazing scenery
Ellen_M, 12-11-2020
Hi excellent trip to East Madeira! Really helpful and knowledgable guide! Fantastic scenery and wonderful walk along the coast with fabulous views of the sea and mountains! Thank you
Fantastische ervaring
ChantalV350, 08-08-2020
Fantastische trip! Renato weet erg veel en vertelt dit op een zeer leuke en fijne manier! Alle stops waren ondanks sommige beperkingen door Covid19 een geweldige ervaring!
Ein superschöner Tag
EikeS47, 15-01-2020
Zuerst einmal zusammengefasst: absolut zu empfehlen!!
Nach der Buchung hatte ich noch eine kurze Frage (per E–Mail) zum Treffpunkt und wurde am nächsten Tag zurückgerufen und alle Fragen geklärt.
In Funchal wurden wir direkt am Schiff abgeholt (Schild mit unseren Namen hochgehalten) und hatten eine sehr schöne Tour mit unserem Fahrer RENATO, der uns wahnsinnig viele Erklärungen und Stories über den ganzen Tag (8 Stunden) in Englisch zu Ohren brachte. Einfach mega nett, locker ungezwungen! Auch die Stopps waren gut gewählt und sein Restaurant Tipp war Mega — auch wenn ich zuerst etwas „skeptisch “ war.
Wir waren eine kleine Gruppe von 6 Leuten und so hat der Tag richtig Spaß gemacht!
Außergewöhnliche Aussichtspunkte
Michel J, 09-10-2021
Der Tourleiter war nicht sehr gesprächig und hat nur angekündigt, wo wir als nächstes hinfahren. Aber einige Schauplätze veranschaulichen die wunderbare Natur Madeiras.

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