Private Waterfalls and Peaks Tour


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From $137.86

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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

In the West Tour - Waterfalls and Peaks ,the hillsides and the waterfalls spilling down to the Atlantic; the natural sea pools at Porto Moniz; the coast roads hugging the contours of the mountains.


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 , Calheta)

Landing and facility fees

Personal tour just for you at your own Pace

What's Not Included

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

Food and drinks

Tours may be Cancelled Due to Weather Conditions or Events Beyond our Control.


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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

Camara De Lobos
Madeira West Tour, Peaks & Waterfalls Tour- the first stop is a small fishing village, “Câmara de Lobos”,which is located west of Funchal where the port is a small creek, with a beach and a harbour and with the houses heaped up around the bay. It was named by João Gonçalves Zarco due to thousands of monk seals living in the bay. In 1949 Winston Churchill chose this place to paint its picturesque surroundings. Poncha is a locale drink made of honey, lemon and sugarcane rum, available in the local taverns

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cabo Girao
After visiting Camara de Lobos, the tour continues up to the worlds second highest sea cliff and Europe’s highest (580m) – (1775 ft). Here you can enjoy the beautiful views of Camara de Lobos and Funchal. Due to sea erosion, caves and terraces were formed along the coastline. The locals made little plots, for crops, forming an incredible watercolour landscape..

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ribeira Brava
Ribeira Brava is the next stop on this journey. The town reflects the personality of the stream, from where it gets its name. Ribeira (river) Brava (wild). The mother church is its main point of interest. Build in the 16th Century it has undergone several alterations throughout time. It has a Flemish work of art and a valuable Manuel style baptism fountain. But its chandeliers are its main attraction. On the sea promenade the fort of São Bento is this town’s landmark .Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponta Do Sol
After leaving Ribeira Brava, 5 minutes later you arrive at Ponta do Sol. Ponta do Sol is the sunniest spot on the island, and that’s where it gets its name, sunny point. The town, with its old recovered buildings, in a maze of streets and cosy retreats has a touch of romanticism .A quiet and pretty little village shoe- horned into the folds of a steep valley overhung with dense banana plantation, with a relaxed and lively air.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Levada do Paul da Serra
Leaving Ponta do Sol you climb to the plateau of Madeira. Paul da Serra which translated roughly is “mountain plain” .It is Madeira’s biggest and highest plateau. Located at 1400mts (4593 ft). It is Madeira’s Scot’s moors. It has wide open landscapes, where you can enjoy the panoramic views over the Valleys.
Once on the plateau WEATHER PERMITTING you will be able to do a 30 minutes EASY flat levada walk (Optional)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Porto Moniz
Porto Moniz is Madeira’s most north-western valley. From Above, this dramatic village at the foot of the mountain is quite flat. The terraced slopes, lined with dry stone walls and fences, made of heather broom, shelter the crops from the northerly winds. Driving through a zigzag road we reach Porto Moniz. The main attractions are its beautiful natural pools. Porto Moniz is an important fishing village on the north coast .On the promenade which stretches from the naturals pools to the pier; you will find pleasant restaurants were you can try the local sea food or other delicious local dishes, or why not look at the aquarium, housed by the fort of Sao Joao Batista.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Sao Vicente
Located on the North Coast between two rows of basaltic lava, Sao Vicente is a charming little town with narrow picturesque streets, old houses, immaculately white. The mother church, dates to the 17th century. At the edge of the main road lies a park with coastal plants, endemic to Madeira. The volcanic caves can be found here. But, that is a tour on its own.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Miradouro da Encumeada
The tour then climbs 1.007mts (3.303 ft), passing through a forest to reach Encumeada pass which is your last stop on these Madeira West Tour. It is actually the islands most beautiful mountain pass. From the view point at the top, in good weather it is possible to view the North and South Coasts simultaneously. After leaving Encumeada pass, heading home, going down a scenic route through the pretty village of Serra de Água..

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

West Island tour 5*
XxJohnS909, 03-09-2022
2nd Sept 2022 we had Chico as our driver, guide and all around expert on everything Madeira.
The tour itself was worth every penny but Chico’s continuous commentary and knowledge just added to the value for money of the experience.

Well done guys, I very rarely leave reviews but this experience needed to be recorded.
Great Day in Madeira
Lorraine_J, 05-12-2019
This was a wonderful tour. Joseph our guide and driver was great. He took us all around the island. He was friendly and knowledgeable about the island's history and natural history. We visited seaside villages, mountains and waterfalls. We saw a lot of the island but still felt that it was a relaxed and enjoyable tour. This is the best way to see Madeira!
Got to see so much of the Island
Mrs Robyn P, 10-10-2019
I am so glad that we did this tour. The island is an amazing mix of tropical growth, rugged cliff shores, steep winding roads, waterfalls and right at the top...a flat plateau which is quite barren and it seemed as though we had reached the top of the world.
We saw levadas and amazing scenery.
The rock pools on the north east coast were incredible. How they were constructed right into the ocean is unbelievable. If it is hot take your swimsuit on this tour as there is time for a dip.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and we came away knowing so much about Madeira.
Even though we did this tour at the end of summer we did see one flowing waterfall. After winter there would be lots! The tour was none the less very enjoyable.




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