Porto Moniz and Cable Car Tour

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From $48.25

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


With a mix of natural pools, a cable car ride, and even a waterfall, this tour is the perfect mix for a unique experience in the best island destination in the world.

All this is possible on this adventure and much more, combining going for a swim in the natural pools, tasting the famous and typical Poncha (rum, lemon, orange, and honey), and having a lunch stop for a typical Madeiran dish.

If that is not enough, we will also pass by famous waterfalls in São Vicente, and if you are a lover of heights, we will also visit Cabo Girão Skywalk, where you will be suspended at 580 meters of height, on the highest glass platform Skywalk in Europe.

We will also visit Ponta do Pargo and small villages with panoramic views over the Atlantic sea passing by Calhau of Achadas through the cable car, and visiting what is considered by some, as a paradise on earth.

What's Included

Fuel surcharge

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages




Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 75

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • 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

Primary pick-up location. Or any hotel or apartment in Funchal Downtown.
Any pick-up outside the primary location at the CR7 museum, please let us know in advance.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sao Sebastiao Viewpoint (mirador)
We leave towards the West of the Island already starting to use the paths that have been cut through the mountains from Campanário. there we will be able to observe the work done by our ancestors in the execution of one of the world heritage sites nominated by UNESCO, I am talking about the famous terraces of Madeira Island. This type of ancestral construction is nothing more than the construction of stone walls of volcanic origin to add to the cultivation area on the slopes of the island. After observing these constructions we will make a brief stop at the São Sebastião belvedere situated 170 metres above sea level and where there is an ideal point to observe the only valley in Madeira Island that cuts through it from north to south.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cais da Ponta do Sol
We leave towards the village of Ponta do Sol leaving the tunnel that gives access to the village, inside a pond existing in the roundabout we can observe a statue of modern traces that pays homage to the famous terraces of Madeira Island and we can observe that the main cultivation existing in the terraces is the famous Madeira banana tree.
We will make a shortstop, where it is possible to visit a small Roman arch bridge made with basalt stone, an ideal place for photographs over the bay.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cascata dos Anjos
After the stop in Ponta do Sol, we use the old regional road where we can observe how the old tunnels of Madeira Island used to be, they were dug by hand and opened with explosives. We can contemplate from the panoramic roof of our UMM the Basalt dome without any coating. Between the tunnels, we can also observe the old Royal Road nº23.
We then stop at the famous Cascata dos Anjos, famous on social networks for its spectacular photos.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Madalena do Mar
Starting from the Cascata dos Anjos and using the entire Madalena do Mar waterfront, we can contemplate how the sea and the terraces full of banana trees co-exist harmoniously. The micro-climate of this region allows the production of excellent quality Madeira bananas.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse
Continuing our tour we head towards Ponta do Pargo. The westernmost point of Madeira Island.
Inaugurated in 1922, the lighthouse is situated on the westernmost tip of the island, standing on a cliff at an altitude of 290 metres.
Erected on Ponta da Vigia, 290 metres above sea level, Ponta do Pargo lighthouse started operating on June 5th 1922 and dominates the cliff top.
The tower is 14 metres high and its focus is at an altitude of 312 metres.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Miradouro do Teleferico das Achadas da Cruz
Following the old regional road we arrive at a small village located between the north and the south, where we can see a small cable car that gives access to an existing fajã at sea level, where agriculture is still practised and also vineyards that take advantage of the micro-climate to produce excellent wine.
Cable car tickets not included.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Leaving Santa we head towards the beautiful natural pools of volcanic origin. Stop for photos.
Access to beach complex not included.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


a beautiful trip
shmuelk22, 16-09-2022
we went on tour with the guide victor. He was really nice and funny. We enjoyed a lot. thank you fo a really fun and amazing day.
Awesome tour of Madeira
nanda109, 07-09-2022
We loved this tour! We visited so many beautiful spots. Porto Moniz, Seixal beach and taking the cable car at Achadas da Cruz were highlights for us.

The 4x4 had open roof so we could really enjoy the natural beauty of the island as we drove through all the steep and windy roads. Driving through the forest with the open roof was an amazing experience.

Our guide Victor was awesome and explained a lot about the places we visited. He was very knowledgeable about the history and infrastructure of Madeira and was super entertaining. He really made this tour special for us. Highly recommend this tour!
Worth every single penny
495dominikam, 04-09-2022
This was the tour I was most excited about as achadas da cruz is the most beautiful place on the island to me. It as extremely beautiful and we are glad we could experience it, as well as Seixal. We were very lucky because our guide was Victor and because it ended up being only 2 of us taking the tour that day. When we are back next year, we plan on taking the tour again (but only with Victor as our guide) as it was definitely highlight of our trip. It was worth every penny!
Wonderful tour of NW Madeira
Stuart C, 10-09-2019
We had a fantastic day touring in the North West and found Victor an entertaining and very well informed guide. The walk around the Calhau des Achadas was particularly memorable as we saw grapes being harvested and the start of the vinification process. The lunch stop for specially prepared espetadas was a delight and the final stop with a cliff top glass of Madeira rounded off a great day.
Amazing Day
paulmartinlc2, 31-08-2019
We loved our tour, was a perfect day the sun was rising the open top car made de experience unique, os a portuguese car. Victor is a great driver to.
The calhau is beautiful, everything looks old and vintage.

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