Private tour

Nuns Valley Tour by Tukxi

Nuns Valley Tour by Tukxi

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From US$ 93.98 per group up to 3

Take a breathtaking ride up the Madeira mountains to Nuns Valley, a village nested inside an ancient valley created by millions of years of erosion. Accompanied by a professional tukxi driver and local guide, enjoy amazing and cinematographic landscapes.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel, cruise ship terminal, or any point located in Funchal.
Private group


  • Take in breathtaking panoramic views of Funchal from the “Pico dos Barcelos” viewpoint
  • Enjoy the change of landscape on the climb up the mountain
  • Admire the mountain views, Nuns Valley and its village almost 500 meters below from the "Eira do Serrado" viewpoint
Full description
Start your Nuns Valley adventure by meeting your driver/guide in the lobby of your Funchal-located hotel room or at the terminal of your cruise ship. With your driver/guide, begin the ascent up to your first stop 355 meters above sea level at “Pico dos Barcelos” to take in the city of Funchal in all its glory.   Your next stop is the “Eira do Serrado” viewpoint, standing in the “heart” of the island at an elevation of 1,095 meters. Admire the mountain views, the Nuns Valley and its village "Curral das Freiras" almost 500 meters below. Around the parish village the central mountain chain of Madeira stands guard, providing an amazing view of an almost-cinematographic landscape. Choose to either visit the village by driving through the tunnel that crosses the mountain or head back down to Funchal and make an extra stop at another viewpoint. After experiencing the wonderful changes in the landscape, from the seaside and urban environment of Funchal to the greener and dramatic mountain views, with changes in temperature and vegetation in between, you will be transported back to your desired drop-off point to relax after a day of adventure.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel, cruise ship terminal or any other desired location in Funchal
  • Professional tukxi driver
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for children under 3 years old
  • Due to legal restrictions, the maximum combined weight of the passengers must not exceed 210 kg
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

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Would highly recommend this tour. The tuk-tuk was a fun way to see this beautiful part of the island. It was surprising how well it managed the steep climb into the mountains! Our guide, Tiago, was friendly and well informed about the history and ecology of the island. He shared his knowledge in an easy going manner, making this a most enjoyable tour.

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June 8, 2022

We had booked a tour to the Nonnental, but wanted to go with the basket sledge. As the weather (rain and fog) got worse and worse on the way to the Nonnental, the guide changed the tour. We went down to Monte with the basket sledge, we were picked up again downstairs and then we drove to the old town of Funchal. The old streets were just fantastic and the weather was better here too. So a super great ride is not possible anymore. Thanks a lot for this!!!

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January 21, 2020

We were picked up on time by our guide Kate with the TukTuk at the cruise port. This tour to the Valley of the Nuns is really highly recommended. It went up into the mountains via two viewpoints. (Don't forget your jacket) After the valley of the nuns, we were able to choose what to do next and chose Funchal. The drive through Funchal was another highlight. After 3 hours we were back on time at the cruise port. Many thanks to Kate for the informative and perfect tour.

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November 20, 2019

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