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Discover Madeira: Full-Day Tour to Porto Moniz

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26 reviews

Activity provider: MBtours

Discover Madeira: Full-Day Tour to Porto Moniz

Activity provider: MBtours

From US$ 42.16 per person

Visit the charming fishing villages of Câmara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava . Travel along the southwest coast as far as Calheta and climb the famous mountains to Paul da Serra.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Clients will be picked up at hotels in Funchal City, Caniço area, and Calheta Village


  • Take in the views at Cabo Girão, the second highest sea cliff in the world
  • Visit the quaint fishing villages of Câmara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava
  • Stop in Porto Moniz, famous for its volcanic rock swimming pools
Full description
This dynamic full-day tour takes you all over the beautiful Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. Begin the tour by visiting two of the island's charming fishing villages: Câmara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava. After exploring the villages, continue along the southwest coast as far as Calheta, and through the mountains to Paul da Serra, the famous mountain plateau. From the plateau, descend to the north coast and head to the village of Porto Moniz, famous for its volcanic rock swimming pools. Next, enjoy a breathtaking drive along the north coast road to São Vicente. From this pretty village, you will turn inland and travel up through a lush valley region to the mountain pass of Encumeada and then finally to Cabo Girão, the second highest sea cliff in the world.
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  • Insurance (required by Portuguese Law)
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    • People with mobility impairments

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Not allowed

    • Food and drinks in the vehicle

    Know before you go

    • Excursions may be cancelled due to weather conditions or events beyond your tour company's control. A credit for an alternative excursion or a full refund will be given in such cases.
    • No refund can be given for cancellations made within 24 hours of departure of excursion.
    • Children from 5 to 9 years of age will pay 50% of the normal price
    • - Please inform the name and address of the Hotel or the private house/apartement with the full address where you are staying in.
    • IMPORTANT: If you are staying in a private apartment/house, you must confirm with us the meeting point location and pick-up time
    • Please note that without this information we may not be able to accept your booking.
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    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 26 reviews

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    Was a very nice trip. Were picked up directly at the hotel. The tour guide spoke German well and explained and showed many things. There were a total of 7 or 8 stops to look and take photos. The lunch was really delicious, 5 courses with soup, salad, main course, dessert and espresso. Drinks included (wine, water and juice). Unfortunately, it was foggy on the summit, so we got more time in Porto Moniz and a little stop below the fog line to take photos. A very successful trip with nice people, good food and many sights. I would definitely do it again and recommend everyone to do it.

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    January 23, 2020

    Good, but little time in the pools of Porto Moniz.

    The minibus tour showed us many places. Many stops between 10-30 minutes to see the sites and take a picture, I do not think it took much more. The negative is the short time in Porto Moniz: we the idea of Porto Moniz was to bathe in the natural pools, well it is not a suitable tour for that. There is very little time in Porto Moniz. It coincides with the time of the meal, if one wants to bathe I recommend not eating to take advantage of the time :(

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    September 12, 2018


    Pick up directly from the hotel. The guide was German speaking, very friendly and always had the group under control. This tour essentially covers "the best in the west" of Madeira. There are numerous stops, not always worthwhile in terms of time, but this remains a matter of taste. The highlight was the great landscape in the west of Porto Moniz, with a view of the sea and volcanic landscape. A two-hour stay was planned, including a stay in a restaurant with simple but tasty food. The time in Porto Moniz turned out to be a little tight due to the lunch, but the impression remains terrific. In our view, this day tour is absolutely recommendable. Thanks to all creators in the background and of course our guide.

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    June 18, 2018

    Product ID: 34365