Madeira East Tour from Funchal

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From $33.48

226 reviews   (4.62)

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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.


You’ll ascend to the island’s third-highest mountain, Pico de Arieiro, which affords stunning island views.

The next stop is Ribeiro Frio, the starting point of a famous levada (irrigation channel) walk, where you’ll marvel at trout pools and learn about the prehistoric forest that covers Madeira.

Following lunch in the colorful town of Santana, you’ll visit more incredible lookout points such as Ponta de São Lourenço, and stop off at Machico before drop-off at your Funchal accommodation.

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)

Professional guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Regular temperature checks for 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

The first stop is at Terreiro da Luta, a beautiful viewpoint a few kilometres from Funchal. 

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pico do Arieiro
Pico do Arieiro, at an altitude of 1818 metres it is the third highest peak on the island and affords breathtaking views.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ribeiro Frio
Ribeiro Frio, where you can see its interesting trout farm. This area still has much of its original vegetation.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Santana is characterised by its small thatched triangular houses. This is where we'll make our main stop for lunch.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Situated in the eastern part of the island, this is the place where a fantastic combination of rocks, sea and nature combine.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The last town to be visited is Machico, a viewpoint where you can watch the bay and golden sandy beach.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Thanks Bruno
Sue W, 26-09-2022
Bruno was fun and informative. Great places to visit. Excellent driving. My favourite trip. Would definitely do this again. Thanks Bruno
Val_Iente_67, 22-09-2022
I had booked the south, east and west tours as well as a hike at Ponta de São Lourenço. During the trip there was a lot of information about the respective place or the island.
Meals were not included in the tours, but I thought that was a good thing, since you could decide for yourself whether to go to the restaurant, bring something with you, or spend lunch in the area.
All guides and employees were super friendly and a special compliment goes to Marco, who gave us an unforgettable day on the beautiful east tour with his warm manner and certainly made one or the other want to go to Madeira for Christmas. Thank you for four unforgettable days.
A well worth visit to the kiosk to choose your perfect day out
hun13, 20-09-2022
Amazing trip had a fantastic day thank you to Rebecca from Pestana cr7 kiosk who went above and beyond to make sure we had the best time also the west side again Rebecca helped us choose we will be back to book with Rebecca when we visit Madeira again
Great day trip
Nimmy37, 19-09-2022
Probably one of the best TUI excursions we have been on. Each stop was amazing. Firstly high above the clouds at the third highest point of the island which was magical. Then onto Santana to see the traditional triangular houses and then the most amazing lunch at a hotel with spectacular views over the sea. Finally a stop at the tip of the island looking back to Funchal and the runway on stilts. If you only do one excursion on your visit this is strongly recommended.
A bit boring in parts but only due to the weather
WendyD79, 22-09-2022
We booked this trip as we had been on a trip to the other side, so we thought it would be nice to see this side as well.
Our driver Fernando was brilliant and it him that made the tour. Very informative and made the trip interesting.
We couldn’t see the views because of the cloud and rain and I am sure if the weather had been better then I would have given the tour another star. No one’s fault though but it did make the trip a bit boring.
It was nice to see the different terrains and fauna.
We didn’t go for the lunch they were offering simply because we had booked a meal in the evening at our hotel but I am sure it would have been good value as the lunch we had when we did the other trip was very good.

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