Faial

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  • Northeast Madeira 4X4 Tour from Funchal

    1. Northeast Madeira 4X4 Tour from Funchal

    Head out from Funchal on a full-day tour of Madeira’s north-east. Leaving the town behind, stop in São Vicente, and take in amazing 360-degree views. Marvel at the contrast of colors from the vineyards. Enjoy a drive along serpentine roads and through forests. Discover the unique scenery of the area from an open-top 4X4 vehicle. Before lunch, visit a water mill and see the traditional thatched houses of Santana. Stop to enjoy lunch in idyllic surroundings, and later visit a sugar cane and rum factory, where you can taste the local rum. Finish your tour in Caniçal, where you’ll have spectacular views of Ponta São Lourenço – the eastern part of the island.

    It was an amazing trip, especially off road, in the nature, with open roof. We could stand up and look around. Beautiful views. We had very professional and nice guide Hugo, he was an excellent driver as well. Thanks for a great day!!!!

  • Madeira: Santo da Serra to Ribeiro Frio Private Walk

    2. Madeira: Santo da Serra to Ribeiro Frio Private Walk

    Journey from the center of Santo da Serra to Ribeiro Frio, two of the main points of interest on Madeira Island, visited not only by tourists but also by residents. Walk through a forest road passing by the Trout Fishing Park, where you can relax for a while, having a tea or simply enjoying the surroundings. Immerse yourself in the amazing nature at the Levada, enjoying every step while you appreciate the wide variety of endemic flora and fauna of Madeira Laurisilva. Discover open areas that offer magnificent views of the valley and peaks of the island. Continue walking along the levada, enjoying the energy of all this pure nature surround you.

  • Madeira: Private Vereda Penha d'Águia Walk

    3. Madeira: Private Vereda Penha d'Águia Walk

    More than just a walk, this tour includes a real challenge: climbing to the top of Penha d'Águia, one of the most important rocks in Madeira. The slippery and steep slope adds to the difficulty of the route, requiring extra attention from hikers.  After the steep climb, reach the top of the rock. Take some time to relax and explore the several viewpoints on offer, from which you can enjoy wonderful views over Porto da Cruz and Faial. The descent is as steep as the ascent, and is also quite slippery. Upon returning to the base of the rock, located in the area of Faial, look up and enjoy the wonderful feeling of having reached the top of the imposing and symbolic Penha d´Águia.

  • Madeira: Private Half-Day North East Island Tour

    4. Madeira: Private Half-Day North East Island Tour

    Following a pickup from your accommodation in either Funchal, Canico, Machico or Santa Cruz, head to the first stop of the day, Faial. From this local viewpoint, marvel at the majestic landscape of the valley with its green hills and blue oceans. You will also see the rock of Penha de Águia. Continue the tour rising 900 meters above sea level to visit Das Queimadas Park in Santana, home of the island’s famous thatched houses that have existed here for many years, having become synonymous with Madeira. You will then head further north along the old roads and admire the breathtaking scenic views along the way as you travel through Vigia and Cabanas.

  • Madeira: Private Vereda das Funduras Walk

    5. Madeira: Private Vereda das Funduras Walk

    Experience Madeira's natural beauty on this walking tour. You will be picked up from your accommodation in Madeira and transferred to Vereda das Funduras where you will meet your professional guide and begin the hike. The trail starts at the viewpoint of Portela, where you can admire the beauty of the villages of Porto da Cruz and Faial, near "Eagle Rock," Penha de Águia. The tour follows the tree-lined road of Serra das Funduras until it enters into the beautiful Laurisilva forest. Whilst strolling through the forest, hikers can admire the extraordinary beauty of the flora and fauna of Madeira Island. The greenery of the trees, the singing of native birds and the whole fairytale environment make this hike truly magical. Further ahead you will find the “Casa das Funduras,” a beautiful house that supports the forestry activities of the area. Nearby you will find the descent to the Maroç...

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What people are saying about Faial

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Highly Recommended!!

We had Valdemar as a guide, who clearly loves his island and can also convey it super. The tour was really diverse and not overrun by tourists. Valdemar took us to the best vantage points, explained a lot and gave it a try. The off-road tours were another special highlight and were a lot of fun. The lunch offered for 12 € was definitely worth it and brought us closer to the home kitchen. At rum tasting we were offered the "fire water" to try. This extremely successful tour ended with a local poncha in a typical bar!

In advance there was an email from the organizer at the pick-up time. There were four of us with our guide Valdemar from Green Devils Tour in a jeep. Many small corners, which would otherwise have been neglected, were visited and explanations provided. Magnificent vantage points alternated with explanations of the local flora, rounded off with off-road excursions. A great trip!

It was an amazing trip, especially off road, in the nature, with open roof. We could stand up and look around. Beautiful views. We had very professional and nice guide Hugo, he was an excellent driver as well. Thanks for a great day!!!!

I recommend it to everyone who comes to the island. Our guide Gregorio has made us spend an unforgettable day with his explanations and his knowledge. All quite flexible and very enjoyable. A 10!

Great tour guide! We are great routes and paths (no roads) with the car, which was great fun. So you really see the most of this great island within the time and opportunity!