Remarkable East Tour of Madeira Island

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Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Madeira, Madeira

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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The East Tour starts with a scenic drive to Camacha which is regarded as the culture capital of the island. From here we carry on to Pico do Arieiro, the second highest peak in Madeira (1.808 m.) if the weather is in our favor we even can see Porto Santo from there. After, we're going to be driving through the Laurissilva forest to Ribeiro Frio, the small village where we cultivate fish (trouts).
Next stop in Faial's viewpoint, where we can have the most amazing view of the coast line from the East part of Madeira. After that, we get to Santana, where the famous typical houses are, here we stop for lunch and you can also have a walk around the village.
Now we get to the famous view point in Portela. On this viewpoint you get some splendid views of the north coast especially over Porto da Cruz and the Eagles Rock which stands 580 meters high. From here we go to Ponta de Sao Lourenco, the "End" of the island. Our final stop is the village of Machico, the first capital of Madeira

What's Included

Fuel surcharge

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • 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 is a beautiful small village a few kilometres in the hills east of Funchal. It is famous for its ‘Apple Festival’ and its very active folklore dance groups.
Camacha is also called ‘the village of basket makers’ which is actually not doing it any justice as it is much more than that ... it represents the centre of Madeira’s willow craft industry!

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pico do Arieiro
Pico do Arieiro, with an altitude of 1818 metres, is the third highest peak on the island (and the second highest with pedestrian access). Fortunately it can be reached by car. Views are spectacular up here, and when there is very good weather, it is even possible to see Porto Santo, the neighbouring island, which is situated 30 nautical miles to the north

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ribeiro Frio
Ribeiro Frio is an exquisite place, surrounded by aromatic forests, offering a welcoming environment. Its hillsides are crowded with numerous vegetal species and make up the Forest Part of Madeira.
Here, taking advantage of the environmental benefits, it has been installed a little trouts fish farm. Obviously, the trout is one of the most recommended dishes of its neighbouring restaurant

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fortress of Faial
Faial is a small picturesque village located on the northeastern coast of the Island named after a local tree known as faia ‘myrica faya’. Settlers first colonized Faial around 1519 and were mostly Moorish & Gallician. During the first settlement when the sugar plantation was at its peak, water mills were built in the rivers of Ribeira do Faial and Ribeira Seca to crush sugar cane and today ruins may still be seen under the bridge. Faial was also known for its bridges, the largest being 130 metres and known as Ponte das Sete Bocas (bridge of the seven mouths) but unfortunately in 1984 the bridge collapsed during a severe storm.
Faial’s main industry is agriculture; the best example is perhaps the anona ‘Cherimoya’ fruit. It’s the most common produced and to promote it, in 1990, an exhibition took place that has now become a big event famously known as Festa da Anona, every year in March

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Characterised by its small thatched triangular houses, Santana is a beautiful village on the north coast. These small houses, built of natural stone and thatched with straw, have served the locals for centuries as stables and dwellings

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Miradouro da Portela
The Portela Viewpoint, located between Porto da Cruz and Machico, provides one of the most beautiful landscapes of Madeira. Here you will find magnificent scenery, with mountains that seem to flow down a valley towards the sea.
You can find here an excellent view over Porto da Cruz and Penha d'Águia, which despite being located on the North Coast of the island, belong to the Machico municipality. You can also see the Cortado area in Santana

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponta de Sao Lourenco
The trail follows S. Lourenço Point, the eastern-most peninsula of Madeira island, named after the caravel sailed by João Gonçalves de Zarco, one of the three discoverers of Madeira island, who on coming near this piece of land shouted to his ship “São Lourenço, that’s enough!”

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

From the historic point of view this is probably the most interesting town on the island, as Machico was the landing point of the discoverers of Madeira. This peculiar corner of the island boasts Madeira’s oldest church, the 'Capela dos Milagres', and two forts still bear witness of the locals’ defence against the many pirate attacks on the village.
Machico has a wonderful beach and good facilities for both swimming and sunbathing. This tranquil town boasts some excellent guesthouses and restaurants, and is a good starting point for a number of nice ‘levada’ walks

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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