Private East Tour A-Framed Houses


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Pricing Info:

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

The East Tour with its famous “A” framed houses; clouds hanging below Pico do Arieiro hugging the contours of the mountains.The delightful unspotted Laurissilva forest. Get to see the old madeira and the walk in the Laurissilva forest This Forest


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Fuel surcharge

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off ( Free for hotels in Funchal , Canico, Machico)

Landing and facility fees

Personal tour just for you at your own Pace

Private Driver/ guide tour

What's Not Included

Does not include pickup from the Cruise Ship Port (requires extra fee of €20)


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 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.

What To Expect

Camacha Wicker Factory
On the East Madeira Tour heads for Camacha. The road is lined with orchards and in summer, with blue blossom of the agapanthus. Camacha sits on a high plateau on the northeast of Funchal.Camacha is also the first place were soccer was played in Portugal in 1875.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pico do Arieiro
Madeira East Tour uphill heading for Pico Arieiro, 1818m (5965 fts). It is the third highest peak in Madeira. As you climb, the green woodland gives way to bare rock. There are tremendous views over an endless succession of knife-edge ridges and sheer cliffs. Cotton-wool clouds hang in the valleys. After leaving the peak Arieiro, heading home, enjoying the enormous Madeira junipers tree which has become quite rare over the years.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ribeiro Frio
Leaving Pico Areiro continuing your journey up hill, through small terraces lining the road where you can find all types of fruits before you reach the Madeira Laurissilva Forest. Ribeiro Frio is a delightful spot set among the Laurissilva forest This Forest was classified in the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999. Here the fresh clean cold water of the Ribeiro Frio (meaning cold river) are channelled into series of deep pools to create a small trout farm. Ribeiro Frio is the meeting point of several levada walks.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Santana
The next stop is to a charming village called Santana. Presenting a picture of domestic and agricultural prosperity. The predominant colour is the greens of the terraced fields and the hay meadows, interspersed by apple, pear and cherry orchards, dotted among the haystack are triangular thatched buildings, used by local farmers as cow sheds. Traditionally people lived in these ingenious structures. You will discover how spacious the Santana ´A` farmed buildings are when you visit one.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Porto da Cruz
Driving down to the North Coast, to a rural village of Porto da Cruz. Located at the foot of a Rock called Penha d´Aguia, and on the other side, steep terraced slopes. The only running sugar mill in the north coast is located in this village. Its brick chimney stands up high in the village. It has a beautiful sea promenade. This small village of Porto da Cruz has a maze of alleys and the former warehouses are being converted into cafes .Porto da Cruz is famous for its wine.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pico do Facho viewpoint
Machico´s bay was the first place where Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira landed when Madeira was discovered. It has an uncommonly shaped valley, which looks as if a balcony overlookes the sea and the mountains, in a municipality with great abundance in water. The sugar cane crops and its mills activities made it become very important for Madeira’s economy until the 17th century. The eastern side of Machico bay is dominated by Pico do Facho a 320 mts (1050 ft) a high peak. It was named after the beacon (facho) that used to be lit here to warn residents of approaching pirates

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Ponta de São Lorenço. The eastern most point of the island. The area around Caniçal and Sao Lorenço has a similar climate to that of the island of Porto Santo. It is noticeable that the nature vegetation is different here .The north and south coast can be seen simultaneously. On a clear day Porto Santo can also be seen. Beautiful rock formation can be found in this region and one of the coast plants, the ice plant

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

A fabulous day out
Mary M, 02-09-2022
We had a fantastic time on this tour. Our guide and driver was Rui, or Roy as he told us to call him. He was friendly, and full of interesting information. His driving was very good, and we all felt very safe with him. The mini bus was comfortable. The places we visited were well chosen, and the views were spectacular. This was one of the highlights of our time in Madeira. Highly recommended.
good trip. Absolutely worth to see
Markus_E, 05-05-2022
good trip. Absolutely worth to see the eastern part at good weather conditions. Well organized, no delay, pick-up without any problems
High quality experience. Best staff
Silviu L, 04-01-2022
We had 2 transfers from / to the airport and 2 private tours around the island.
Very professional.
Prompt answers in minutes. Royal punctuality (all cars arrived 15 minutes before departure). Rosa is an excellent manager.
A very modern fleet of vehicles, with new and elegant limousines and vans.
Manuel, our driver and guide was absolutely exceptional. A person with impeccable behavior, with a remarkable common sense, multilateral knowledge of places visited, culture and history of the island. Perfect recommendations for places to visit and eat.
This year, when we return to Madeira, we will once again be happy to call on the services of these absolutely special companies.
Thank you very much for nice tour with a very friendly guide/driver.
KarenLise_K, 06-11-2021
Thank you very much for nice tour with a very friendly guide/driver.
It’s is so much better to sit in a comfortable car instead of on a bench in a jeep.
We already recommended this tour til other cpuples at our hotel.
Weather or not!
Fredahills, 06-11-2019
For one day of our stay we picked the wrong one for doing the 3rd highest peak on the island. Unfortunately it was a total cloud cover but our driver Carlos did the best to make up for this. Stopped off for a lovely lunch and also had plenty of other opportunities to capture some wonderful shots and memories. Typically the next day it was clear again. Would do this trip again if we came back but would check the weather forecast as well.




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