Small Group West Tour Waterfalls and Peaks


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From $27.57

113 reviews   (4.72)

Price varies by group size

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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.

Overview

Experience the West Tour - Waterfalls and Peaks, and enjoy the hillsides and the waterfalls spilling down to the Atlantic. The natural sea pools at Porto Moniz and the coast roads hugging the contours of the mountains are a must see. This small group tour of 15 max, ensures a personalized experience full of insights from a local guide.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All taxes, fees and handling charges

All Tours are done in small groups of 8 to 16 pax maximum

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

Professional guide

The Mini Buses used by our madeira Island tours are all Air-Conditioned.

What's Not Included

Does not include pickup from the Cruise Ship Port (requires extra fee of €5 pp)

Food and drinks

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


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 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.
  • 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

Baia de Camara de Lobos
The first stop is a small fishing village, “Câmara de Lobos”, which is located west of Funchal where the port is a small creek. A beach and harbor can be seen, with the houses heaped up around the bay. In 1949 Winston Churchill chose this place to paint its picturesque surroundings.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cabo Girao
After visiting Camara de Lobos, you will head for 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.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ribeira Brava Beach
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. Built 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. 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

Levada do Paul da Serra
Paul da Serra, which translated roughly is “mountain plain” is Madeira’s biggest and highest plateau. Located at 1400mts (4593 ft), it is Madeira’s Scot’s moors and has wide open landscapes, where you can enjoy the panoramic views over the Valleys.

Here you will enjoy a small Easy Levada Walk

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Driving through a zigzag road you will reach Porto Moniz. The main attractions are its beautiful natural pools. 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.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Seixal
Afterwards, leaving the porto moniz you will head to Brides Veil where you will travel the famous north coast route. Along with the small group, you will drive through Seixal, a picturesque village. Its spectacular coastline is towered by mountains where you will stop to see one of Madeira’s famous waterfalls,  Brides Veil.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sao Vicente
You will continue your journey to São Vicente, a charming little town with narrow picturesque streets, old houses, and immaculately white. The mother church, dates to the 17th century.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Caminho Real da Encumeada PR12
The tour then climbs 1.007mts (3.303 ft), passing through the Laurissilva forest. At view point at the top, in good weather it is possible to view the North and South Coasts simultaneously.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Excellent
jameswE3472QR, 10-09-2022
Went on this trip with Sergio as the guide. He is very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate!

You get to see allot of the island and experience some great food & sights along the way! 100% recommended.
Fantastic West Coast Tour with very knowledgeable guide and breathtaking views.
Laura J, 31-08-2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our West Coast tour. There was certainly a lot packed into the 8 hours and our guide was very knowledgeable and took great care of everyone in the minibus. We stopped at some really beautiful places, first stop was at Cabo Girao for the sky platform - not for the faint hearted if you have a fear of heights! The views up in the mountains were absolutely breathtaking and probably my favourite. We also had a quick walk in some levadas which was lovely. In Porto Moniz we opted to have food as opposed to going for a swim, there wasn't enough time to do both even though we were there for 1.5 hours. On the return leg of the journey we stopped at the waterfalls before finishing off at Camara de Lobos. I would highly recommend this tour to other families looking to experience what the West has to offer.
Great way to see Madeira
Kerry D, 21-08-2022
The driver was really friendly and caring towards my elderly parents in assisting them in and out of the minibus and letting my Dad sit in the front for extra leg room.

Trip was very informative and we visited many of our must see places on the one trip. The pools were beautiful - a touch on the ‘refreshing’ side!! A great trip for all ages. Thank you
An enjoyable, interesting and worthwhile trip
Heather_G, 28-07-2022
This was a great way to get an insight into some of the island. We learned about farming and something of life in Madeira. The views were good too.
Good value for the money
WendyD79, 17-09-2022
A good trip to get to see other parts of the island. It’s nice that it is a small group. Our driver was very informative about each place. We had a lovely lunch organised by the driver, exceptional good value for money. Unfortunately it was very cloudy and raining at the top of the mountains so we couldn’t appreciate the views which was a shame but just one of those things. We had a good group of people that all arrived back on the minibus at the exact time so no hanging around for stragglers.
The trip was good value for money.




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