Valley of the Nuns and Mountains 4X4 Tour from Funchal

Valley of the Nuns and Mountains 4X4 Tour from Funchal

From US$ 36.77 per person

This tour takes you to Curral das Freiras, the Valley of the Nuns located in the heart of Madeira, where you’ll have stunning views of mountains rising as high as 1,800 meters. Ride to the top of the third-highest mountain for panoramic island views.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Your hotel in Funchal. Pick–up from hotels and guest houses outside of Funchal city will be charged with additional fees: €5.00 per person from the cruise dock or harbor, São Vicente, Machico, Santa Cruz, Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Ribeira Brava and Campanário €10.00 per person at Caniçal, Porto Moniz, Santo da Serra and Ponta Delgada


  • Enjoy amazing views of Madeira from the island's third-highest peak
  • Explore the island’s mountain roads in a 4X4 vehicle
  • Learn about Madeira’s traditional wickerwork industry
Full description
Your 4-hour excursion begins with a pick-up at your Funchal hotel in a 4X4 vehicle. From there you’ll head out on a drive up the steep roads to Pico dos Barcelos. Take in magnificent views of Funchal, the coastline and the mountains. Next, you’ll move on to Curral das Freiras, and you’ll learn about the fascinating local history. The 4X4 will take you up to the top of the third-highest mountain in Madeira, at 1,818 meters, where you’ll be able to enjoy fantastic 360-degree panoramic views over the island. Stop in the wicker-producing area of Camacha to finish the tour, and learn about the workings of this traditional industry.
  • Friendly local guide
  • Pick-up and drop off in Funchal city (outside of Funchal city at additional costs)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 41 reviews

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We really enjoyed this great half day tour. We were picked up from our hotel on time and had comfortable seats. The vehicle was clean and seemed well kept. Our guide, Spencer was fantastic. From the very start, he gave us loads of info about Madeira. We visited some great viewpoints and then headed for the 3rd highest peak in Madeira, Pico do Aerieiro. We were above the clouds and the view was something special. It was quite busy up there but it didn’t detract from the magic of looking down on clouds and mountain peaks. Nun’s valley is immense and the viewpoints high above give spectacular views. We can’t thank Spencer enough, he was brilliant (speaking English to us and then translating to German for another guest and also communicating with 2 chaps who were deaf). Sometimes we have had guides who are story tellers (probably made up). Spencer gave us factual info and was able to answer all of our questions. We would definitely book with Green Devil again. Thank you.

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September 24, 2022

The driver was very nice and told a lot, half Portuguese, half English, as there was still a Portuguese family “on board”. I had paid for a German tour and in the future I will no longer pay attention to the language in which the tour is offered, because English is always spoken and costs less. Otherwise it was a very pleasant, extremely interesting and beautiful 4 hours in which we saw a lot of great things. Our guide was from Madeira and of course knew every corner of the tour. I liked it!

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July 31, 2021

Great way to see Madeira

Our guide Val was so good we booked a second tour of the East with him, felt very safe in his hands and his knowledge about the history of Madeira was amazing. Enjoyed the group we were with and his choice of little off roads really made us feel like we were having a special private tour.

August 29, 2019

Product ID: 64545