East Tour of the Island


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From $32.50

7 reviews   (2.71)

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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.

Overview

We will take you to the highest peak accessible by car: Pico do Areeiro, with its panoramic views. On the way down to Ribeiro Frio, we will pass by the Worlds Patrimony Forest considered by the UNESCO: Laurissilva.

By lunchtime we will be stopping in Santana, known by its typical thatched triangular houses. Finally, in the afternoon we will visit the place where the settlers sat foot for the first time in Madeira: Machico.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • 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

Belvedere Du Terreiro Da Luta
Terreiro da Luta is located north of Monte (Funchal) and the area was once the last stop on the only cog railway (Monte Railway) in Madeira. It is also where the Our Lady of Peace sanctuary is located.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pico do Arieiro
At 1818 meters, is Madeira Island's third highest peak. In most days, visitors can stand and look down on the clouds. The air is fresh and crisp and the sun very bright. On a clear day it is possible to see several locations through the island and the neighboring island of Porto Santo, 95 km to the northeast.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ribeiro Frio
In the interior of the island withint Laurissilva Forest, this little village is known for its trout farm and lushfull green areas. Here is the starting point for many levadas, one of them leading to Balcões.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

This parish founded in 1550 by settlers who chose the name Faial for the shurbs that are indigenous to this area, Myrica faya. (stop on a view point)

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Santana
Famous for its traditional homes, constructed with sloping triangular rooftops and protected with straw, here you can find a tourist themed park and the culture house of Santana.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Miradouro da Portela
This viewpoint provides some of the most stunning views of the island from where we can observe Porto da Cruz, Penha de Águia and part of Santana. Here you will find a magnificent valley of mountains that flow into the sea.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponta de Sao Lourenco
This is the easternmost point of the island. Its name was given after João Gonçalves Zarco caravel. Its peculiar sea cliff formations provide amazing views to both north and south sea.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Machico
This is where the first portuguese colonists settled in 1419 leaded by João Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira. This parish is probably the place that offers the most natural diversity and strong cultural presence.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Great experience and very reasonable prices!
pauliskap, 07-06-2021
We chose a couple of tours with them. It was very pleasant experience. Drivers are nice, they know a few languages and they are very knowledgeable. They follow covid rules. Also, they have very good driving skills and it is important in mountains high like these :-). Thank you!
Madeira is a beautiful place to visit. I highly recommended!
Well worth the money
Gwespyr, 17-02-2022
Very good tour and it seemed to stop at all the interesting points in that part of the island. The guide spoke several languages and was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Well worth investing a little money to undertake the tour.
We undertook the tour in a mini bus and this may not suit everyone, however, I am 6' 3" and I had little problems with the leg room.
Great trip but with the horrible tour guide
CsillaH11, 07-06-2022
The tour was really nice, beautiful places. Unfortunately the tour guide was a horrible person really disrespectful, unpleasant and awfully arrogant. I believe he is in love with his voice too as he was talking in funny ways all they long. Also, he was driving way too fast and made comments such as "holle, hollala...etc.

His name is Denis. He refused to tell me his real name, so I don't know how to spell. I made a formal complaint.
I can still recommend this tour, but just be aware who is the driver.
Great trip but not too comfortable
billie-the-dog, 12-02-2020
Great driver, well informed and fluent in several languages. Unfortunately the minibus was too small and has no legroom for a full day trip so very uncomfortable. We did see a lot of the beautiful island of Madeira so it’s good value. Would prefer an all English tour,we had to share with some German tourists so commentary was a bit confusing.




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