Day trip

Madeira East Island Tour and Levada Walk

Activity provider: Madeira Seekers

Madeira East Island Tour and Levada Walk

Activity provider: Madeira Seekers

From US$ 44.21 per person

This popular tour includes dramatic mountain and forest views on the East side of Madeira. The tour is done in the language of your choice in a modern air-conditioned minibus that only takes 8-14 people plus the guide/driver. Lunch is also included.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup optional
Pick-up is available from all hotels in Funchal and Canico. Pick-up from harbour for all cruise ship tourists. Ship must have arrived ay 08:00 or before and must depart at 17:00 or later.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • See the beautiful wicker works at Camacha
  • Visit the island's third highest peak of Pico do Arieiro
  • Take a Levada walk inside the Laurissilva forest in Ribeiro Frio
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at the famous Grutas do Faial
  • Spectacular view point of Miradouro do Pico do facho
  • A-framed cottages of Santana
Full description

This tour of the east side of Madeira island is designed to show guests how truly magical it is. Come and be awed by its spectacular beauty. To begin the day, pick-up is from the hotel at 8:00 to 9:00. The first stop will be at a viewpoint above Funchal.

Continue to Camacha, famous for its beautiful wicker works, and stop to have a look around and then take a scenic drive up to Poiso where the start of the Laurissilva forest can be found. After this, make your way to the majestic views of Pico do Arieiro. Pico do Arieiro is the third highest peak on the island, standing 1818 meters.

Next is what some consider to be the most beautiful spot on the island, Ribeiro Frio. Here you will visit a trout farm and do a levada walk to the Balcões. Following the walk, make your way to Santana to see its famous A-framed cottages and then continue along the northern coastal road to Faial. Stop for lunch in the northern part of the island. After lunch, carry on to the eastern part of the island, to the famous viewpoint of Pico do Facho. From here you will have incredible views of Ponta de São Lourenco, Machico and the airport.

On a good day one can see the Desertas Islands as well Porto Santo, the small island adjacent to Madeira. The last stop will be a famous viewpoint above Machico. You will arrive back to Funchal by 17:00.

Includes
  • 3-course meal with drinks (only for the shared tour)
  • Bottle of local wine and water
  • Entrance fees to public swimming areas etc.
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Pick-up is available from all hotels in Funchal and Canico. Pick-up from harbour for all cruise ship tourists. Ship must have arrived ay 08:00 or before and must depart at 17:00 or later.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Although Funchal can be quiet warm in the winter time, do bring something warm to wear for our visit on higher altitudes.
  • The duration of this tour is about 8 hours.
  • Pick-up is available from all hotels in Funchal and Canico.
  • The tour starts between 08:00 and 09:00 and you should be back before 17:00.
  • The excursion is offered with an English, German, French or Spanish qualified guide.
  • The tour route can be changed due to unforeseen circumstances, such as traffic restrictions and weather.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 654 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Truly a stunningly beautiful trip! There are really some wonderful places to visit. The trip we were on ended up taking 10 hours, instead of the planned 8, due to people not being on time for pick-up, etc. That was the only minus, as you were completely bombed after the day. Recommended and beautiful! Our guide was so nice and had a lot of small and funny information. ☀️

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August 14, 2022

We had the best time exploring the East. Carlos the driver / guide was great! We saw some beautiful view points and had free time in each meaning we could explore ourselves and take as many photos as we liked without holding up the group. The tour was excellent value for money as it included a traditional lunch as well as being able to see all the beauty of the East. If I only had one day in Madeira, this would be the tour I'd pick as it includes a bit of everything.

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August 1, 2022

Our tour guide Paulo, who is also the driver of our group (only 6 people) was a great tour guide. He showed us his island with a lot of passion. He drove us safely to every destination, explained the various sights to us with a lot of knowledge in very good English and German. We were on the road with him for 8 hours. Just great.

June 18, 2022

Product ID: 15977