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Botanical Garden Cable Car Ticket

1. Botanical Garden Cable Car Ticket

Climb aboard the Botanical Garden cable car with these tickets and ride to the mountains surrounding the city of Funchal. The Botanical Garden cable car is situated between 10-12 minutes (by car) from Funchal city center. Start out near the Botanical Garden, located about 3 kilometers from the center of Funchal. The Botanical Garden was created in 1960 and quickly became one of the major attractions on the island of Madeira. Journey over the Valley of João Gomes stream, passing forest-covered mountains. Take some spectacular photos of the Bay of Funchal, the surrounding mountains, and the sea. The ride takes approximately 15 minutes. End at the village of Monte, at an elevation of 1,025 meters above sea level. Explore the village which was a health resort for the upper classes in the early 20th century, and today a site for trying a toboggan ride down the hill. Depending on the option selected, you can end your journey in Monte or take the cable car back to the Botanical Garden. The cable car operates in accordance with the strictest European and international security standards, ensuring that you can focus on enjoying the ride.

Funchal: South Madeira Hidden Villages Half–Day Vista Tour

2. Funchal: South Madeira Hidden Villages Half–Day Vista Tour

Head through the forgotten villages of the central south surrounded by the majestic mountains. Your first stop is at the Serra D'Agua viewing point, driving through the unimaginable terraces, surrounded by cherry trees paradise when in flower. Take a short stop at the São Cristovo viewpoint on the other side of the nuns valley. Finally, visit Socorridos viewpoint, a forgotten village where the locals keep their old traditions.  The tour continues along the old roads to the cable car, which takes you down to the hidden cultivated paths by the sea, where access is only by boat or cable car. Take a short walk through these fields where everything unimaginable grows. Stop for lunch or a light snack, and when weather conditions permit, swimming is possible.

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3.4 / 5

based on 75 reviews

Communication was fantastic kept updated on collection times. Tour was great, would definitely recommend this trip and using get your guide

Very enjoyable overall. 'Hair raising' (but safe!), cable car ride to beautiful, well kept gardens.

Excellent trip! Doesn’t include botanical garden ticket. 6€ for the garden ticket

Great day out ,but the Botanical Gardens should have been encluded in the price.

Easy boarding process, a smooth ride and picturesque views!