Tour to the West of Madeira

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Tour to the West of Madeira

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This tour to the west of Madeira is the perfect harmony between north and south. Marvel at high mountain ridges falling into valleys with majestic waterfalls, discover Porto Moniz natural pools and visit Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe.

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Duration 8 hours
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Highlights
  • See Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe
  • Travel across the Encumeada Pass and the Plateau needle point between south and north
  • Swim in natural volcanic pools at Porto Moniz
Full description
After pick-up from your hotel, make your way to Camara de Lobos where beautiful landscapes were painted by Sir Winston Churchill in the 1950s. The drive takes you along the old narrow roads of Estreito de Camara de Lobos, where the vines were first introduced and still exist today. Visit Madeira's pride and Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe and the second highest in the world. Then, the route descends to Ribeira Brava so you can visit old monuments including the church. Continue the drive through to Paul da Serra Madeira´s popular flat plateau at 1500m above sea level. Embrace the beautiful laurel forest views through Madeira´s little green Scotland. Arrive at Porto Moniz, natural volcanic pools, where it's time to take a break and have a swim. The tour continues along the north coast where waterfalls are visible. Drive through the village of São Vicente where nature will escort you up to the Encumeada Pass, where the North meets the South at 1007 meters above sea level. At the end of your tour, you will return to your hotel.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels between Machico, Funchal, Ponta do Sol, and Calheta
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels between Santa Cruz centre and Funchal
  • It is also possible to meet at the Cruiseliner - Cr7 Cristiano Ronaldo Museum at no additional cost
  • Entrance fees to museums, public pools, WC
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks
  • Pick-up from hotels out of Funchal to West Ponta do Calheta - additional 15€ cost

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    • Bring swimwear to swim when the weather permits
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    4.9 / 5

    based on 89 reviews

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    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
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    Lucy and Tony (a lovely couple) are the owners of Secret Madeira tour agency. I took two different tours with them in Madeira and I was very satisfied with their service. They are very professional and expert in showing all the interesting places in the Island and can explain everything into details. Overall, I highly recommend them without any single doubt!

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    May 15, 2021

    Honestly Tony was fantastic from start to finish. Incredibly passionate about Madeira and knowledgeable about pretty much everything you could want to know. His English was superb and the day was incredible from start to finish and unbeatable value. Had two hours for lunch and a swim at Porto Moniz and more than a dozen stops along the way. Brilliant and I really don’t like tours!

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    December 3, 2020

    Why are you even looking at other alternatives? Stop! Simply book any tours from Lucy and Tony! Be aware: I'm a person who usually hates tour guides, and I did not know them before, but I have fallen in love with both Tony and Lucy (who would not fall in love with them??). What is unique about them is their authenticity, their unique routes, the tailoring of the trips to your wishes and needs, the fun and joy, the time for yourself, the professionality... in sum : their uniqueness is the secret of Madeira, and that just happens to be their business name : Secret Madeira!

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    November 23, 2020

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