Incredible tour to a 'Faja' with a story

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From $27.43

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Madeira, Madeira

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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'Fajã' means a flat piece of land at the sea level formed by materials detached from the cliffs. You will get to know Fajã dos Padres, a fertile and unique place that was owned by the jesuits (hence the name 'dos Padres') for more than 150 years.

The experience starts with an incredible 3 minutes cable car trip that comfortably will transport you from Quinta Grande to Fajã dos Padres, along a huge cliff over 300 meters high.

For about an hour, you will walk along ancient paths opened along the orchards of subtropical fruit trees.

During the tour you will get to know the story of this place, that is inhabited since the beginning of Madeira island colonisation. You'll learn the methods used for farming a number of subtropical fruits, some quite exotic. The history of the vine and wine of Madeira, and the reasons for having promoted its culture throughout the centuries in this remote but so fertile piece of land always generates a particular interest among visitors.

What's Included

3-minute cable car trip

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 100

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking limitations
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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

Faja dos Padres
Fajã dos Padres is an organic farm with a unique location by the sea, on the south coast of Madeira Island. It can be accessed only by cable car or by sea.

The Fajã has an exclusive pebble beach in all it's extension, and a restaurant recognised by using locally grown organic produce and for serving especially fresh fish. It has a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea, and some showers and cabins available for visitors.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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