Magnificent East Tour

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From $29.54

16 reviews   (4.38)

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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.

30 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.

25 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


Excellent tour & good value.
Kathleen C, 22-02-2022
Really enjoyed the tour especially being above the clouds on Pico Arieira. Gabriel was very informative and fun and Renato an excellent driver. The only downside was that as we didn't book the lunch we had two hours to kill in Santana which is a very quiet and uninteresting town.
One hour would have been more than enough.
I appreciate that the people having lunch needed that time so maybe stop in a more interesting town. Machico looked much nicer!
A pleasant introduction of the east of Madeira
Saina M, 11-02-2022
In the description you will find the routes, I would like to share some photos. The service was excellent from start to finish, we had Renato Rodrigues as a cheerful guide, because of his headset everyone on the bus can hear him easily.
Awesome trip! Thank you, Gabriel
John K, 10-12-2021
Gabriel, our guide, was awesome - incredibly knowledgeable, amiable and funny and really made our trip unforgettable. Madeira is a beautiful island and we saw so much of it from the luscious forests, exotic fruit trees, plants and flowers to the villages, towns and ports as well as the incredible rugged coast line and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Lunch was delicious and we loved the local feel - Gabriel looked after us and ensured we all had a wonderful experience. All in all a fantastic trip, amazing value for money and of course we can’t thank Gabriel enough for the memories.
A fun and informative tour
MRJOHNWALTON_W, 20-10-2021
Renato and Gabriel really went out of their way to make this a fun and informative tour. Their enthusiasm was boundless and it made the whole day a memorable experience. We learned so much about the island, its vegetation and its culture. Some of the scenery was amazing. They found us a good lunch spot too.
Great driver
Patrycja_T, 19-04-2022
Even though our trip got cut short due to problems with the car, the driver was lovely & very informative. He told us alot about the country and specific places would do it again if i had more time but was leaving next day.

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