Tour of Eastern Madeira

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Tour of Eastern Madeira

From $33.39 per person

Explore the eastern side of the island and take in the high majestic mountains, the green valleys, the waterfalls and countryside with its amazing fruit and vegetable terraces, and the old thatched houses and sugarcane fields.

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Duration 8 hours
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Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit the famous high peaks of Madeira Pico Arieiro with its beautiful rock contrast
  • Stop at Porto da Cruz, overlooking the eagles rock and the sugarcane fields
  • Learn about Machico, the old capital of Madeira
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Come and immerse yourself in the history of Madeira. Starting with pick-up from the lobby of your hotel, make your way to the Camacha Wickerwork Factory, passing the Eucalyptus and Mimosa forests into the breathtaking mountains of Pico do Arieiro at 1800 meters.  Descend to Ribeiro Frio where you will find the trout hatchery and the Santana UNESCO biosphere reserve. Taking the old road of Faial, Santana will be the next stop, where you can see the town's traditional thatched houses and vines. After a stop for lunch at Porto da Cruz and swimming at the black sandy beach (only during summer), travel along the North Coast where sugar cane terraces are still visible. See the old capital of Madeira, Machico, where the first Portuguese settlers arrived in the 15th century, before heading to Ponta de São Lourenço – the eastern point cape of the island where the rock formations will astound you. Your tour ends with drop off to your hotel. 
  • Guided tour in small group (up to 8 people) minivan
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off in Funchal
  • Pickup from hotels in the Machico, Santa Cruz , Caniço, Funchal, Ponta do Sol, and Calheta areas
  • Drop-off ay hotels in the Machico, Santa Cruz, Canico, Funchal, Ponta Sol, and Calheta areas
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Funchal to Ponta do Sol far out to the west (15€)
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entrances to public places

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4.8 / 5

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Super amazing experience with Lucy!! Lucy is very experienced, patient and knowledgable in explaining about the information of the places we visited! Also, she brought us to the traditional (vs. touristy) places so we’d get to enjoy the true Portuguese and Madeirense experience! She’s also very fun and jovial! Highly recommend this to anyone who’s looking to cover these amazing spots! Lindo Lindo!!!

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July 25, 2020

Dennis had given us a very good tour of the east. Made stops to show us views and information. It was worth while. To the people coming to the island it is better we give the tours a chance for them to show us their beautiful island and at the same time helping them sustain and grow.

March 14, 2020

Beautiful Madeira

I definitely enjoyed eastern part of Madeira - a lot of hills and valleys and mountains. Beautiful places. We had an opportunity to do even 2 short walks during the tour. The bus is kinda comfortable. We didn't have enough time in all stops. At the end of the day you could feel that guide wants to go home already.

March 22, 2019

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