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Funchal: Arieiro Peak, Nuns Valley 4x4 Tour & Dolphin Watch

1. Funchal: Arieiro Peak, Nuns Valley 4x4 Tour & Dolphin Watch

Visit Nun's Valley and learn about its interesting history and admire the spectacular panoramic views from Pico do Arieiro, at 1,818 meters above sea level. Later you’ll head out to sea on a catamaran and be on the lookout for whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. The 7-hour tour begins in Funchal, and the first stop will be at Pico dos Barcelos, where take in sweeping views of Funchal’s bay. Afterward you’ll visit the famous Nun’s Valley, known for its historical importance and its unique location, isolated from any population center. Head to the majestic Pico do Arieiro, where you’ll take in the magnificent landscapes and stunning views over the north and south coast of the island, Ponta de São Lourenço and Paul da Serra. The last stop of the land tour is Santo da Serra, surrounded by the Laurissilva Forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and other exotic plant species. You’ll then be dropped off at the Funchal harbor to begin the dolphin and whale watching a segment of the tour. Board the catamaran for a relaxing trip along the south coast of Madeira. The boat trip takes 3 hours and there’s a strong possibility that you’ll spot dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. During the summer months there’s also the possibility of swimming below the Cabo Girao cliff. During the trip the crew will provide detailed information about the species that you are likely to see. This trip ends in Funchal’s Harbor.

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From Funchal: 25 Fountains Levada Walk and Jeep Safari

2. From Funchal: 25 Fountains Levada Walk and Jeep Safari

Depart Funchal and journey west to the Paul da Serra viewpoint in Calheta. Upon arrival, embark on a hike of the famous Levada das 25 Fontes e Risco walk and encounter the amazing waterfalls that give the nature trail its name. Then, go to Pico da Urze for lunch in a typical restaurant at your own expense. Continue off-road to the village of Ponta do Sol to see the stunning south coast of Madeira. Get bird's eye views from the coastal town of Ribeira Brava. Make your way to the highest cliff in Europe at Cabo Girão for stunning vistas 580 meters above sea level.

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Madeira West Island Full-Day Tour with Levada Walk

3. Madeira West Island Full-Day Tour with Levada Walk

Start your West Island Tour with hotel pick-up between 8:00 and 9:00. Your first stop will be at the famous fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, where the famous Sir Winston Churchill spent his days painting when he visited the island of Madeira. Continue to Cabo Girão to view the highest sea cliff in Europe. The tour's next stop is at Ribeira Brava, where you will make a quick visit to the church there. You will then discover Ponta de Sol. This name literally means "point of the sun," an apt description for the most beautiful village on the island. Next enjoy a scenic drive through the Laurissilva Forest up to the plateau of Pául da Serra. Stop for a short, flat, easy walk along a levada (an irrigation channel unique to Madeira). The tour proceeds to the northwest side of the island where you can visit the Porto Moniz, famous for its volcanic rock pools. If it's not crowded, the tour will stop here for lunch and quick swim. You could also continue down the scenic coastal route to Seixal for lunch and a swim. After lunch you will travel the coastal road, taking in the famous waterfalls en route to São Vincente. Then discover Encumeada Pass. The views here are breathtaking. Enjoy a final stop at a famous bar where the proprietors make "Poncha," a traditional spirit drink mixed with honey and orange juice. Return to the hotel at around 17:00.

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What people are saying about Cabo Girao Cliff

Hugo was a great tour guide - a well thought out - if not speedy tour. Might have liked to shout STOP once in a while when I saw something fascinating - but to be fair not everyone would be interested in a bracket fungi or unusual plants. The off road drive was brilliant - could do that all day long - hold on to your stomach contents as very hairy in places. And it was my lucky day - pilot whales and dolphins spotted - couldn't have asked for more. Crew of the catamaran even came and explained what we were seeing and told us some useful info. Of course they can't guarantee you will see anything but they are well armed with info before heading out. Really recommend this day out

Our tourguide Ruben was amazing. He was extremely friendly and shared a lot of knowledge about Madeira with us. We will definitely recommend this trip to friends and family.

Very nice guided walk. Patient guide, well organised, not so crowded, very good driver , pickup in time. A very doable levada walk in Madeira. For everyone without vertigo.

The guide was very professional and at the same time we had a fun and friendly group. It is worth the walk to the waterfalls.

Our guide Ruben was very welcoming, informative and the drive with the jeep was fun. Thank you!