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Sunrise Tours

Our most recommended Madeira Sunrise Tours

Pico do Arieiro: Private 4x4 Sunrise Trip with Hot Drinks

1. Pico do Arieiro: Private 4x4 Sunrise Trip with Hot Drinks

Watch the sunrise above the clouds on this private guided 4x4 trip starting with pickup from your accommodation in Funchal or Caniço. Travel through the mountains 1,818 meters high to Pico do Arieiro, Madeira Island’s third highest peak. Hop on a Land Rover 4x4 directly from your hotel and head toward Pico do Arieiro, one of the few mountain peaks on the island accessible by car. Make a toast with a hot cup of coffee in hand and plunge back under the clouds.  Admire the mountain’s lush vegetation, including heather, moss, and the impressive purple Echium candicans, known as the pride of Madeira. Continue your adventure off-road and immerse yourself in the nature of the island before returning for drop-off at your hotel. 

Funchal: Sunrise Private Sailing Trip with Breakfast

2. Funchal: Sunrise Private Sailing Trip with Breakfast

No one likes to get up early on vacation without a good reason, but we have one! Watch the sunrise and enjoy a fantastic breakfast prepared by our fantastic crew on board our private sailboat. You will have one of the best panoramic views over the city of Funchal, located in Madeira Island and be surrounded by the mountains and the sound and glow of the sea (which intensifies as the sun rises). What do you say? Isn't this the best way to start the day? We are waiting for you on board Happy Hour Madeira!

Madeira: Sunrise Pico Arieiro to Ruivo Private Guided Hike

3. Madeira: Sunrise Pico Arieiro to Ruivo Private Guided Hike

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Madeira and transferred to Pico Arieiro, where you will begin the guided walking tour of the mountains with your private guide. The hike ends in Achadas Teixeira and along the way you will be able to visit the highest peaks of Madeira: Pico do Areeiro, Pico das Torres and Pico Ruivo. As the tour begins early, you will be able to watch the sunrise from Pico Areeiro. Along the way you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes composed of formidable rock formations, quaint villages, clear sky and rich fauna and flora. All of which your expert guide will be able to tell you about.

Highest Peaks Madeira Sunrise 4x4 Tour

4. Highest Peaks Madeira Sunrise 4x4 Tour

Enjoy the beautiful Madeira Sunrise from the highest Madeira mountain peak, Pico Ruivo. At 1862 meters, (6,106 feet) high, it provides some of the most incredible views of the island from coast to coast. If the weather is clear, you'll have amazing views of the whole island by night. You'll be picked up at your hotel around 4:00 and taken to the north east of Madeira, Achada do Teixeira, at 1535 meters. Then your adventure begins, hiking around 1 hour to the highest Madeira peak with certified mountain guides. Once you reach the top, count down and wait for the beautiful colors of the sunrise. Guests are recommend to bring warm clothing for extremely cold conditions, and a rain coat (just in case). You'll head back for a sightseeing tour in an open-roof 4x4 vehicle, stopping at Santana city to look around and visit the traditional thatched houses and breakfast time. Continue the tour discovering other places hidden using the old / cobblestone roads. This will be one of the best tours in Madeira.   

Funchal: Rising Sun

5. Funchal: Rising Sun

The wild natural beauty will simply blow you away. This tour starts off with a pick-up from your hotel in Funchal and the first stop will be in Garajau. Here you will witness a magnificent view, and the Statue of Christ-King at Garajau, raised to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Spend time thinking over the religious importance reflected in a large statue.  Explore the trails and old roads of Santa Cruz, the immensity of handmade terraces. Enjoy the ride in an open top 4x4 wheel vehicle, giving you the best sights during the drive. See how the wild environment compares to the local lifestyle. Get local insights from your guide. Learn about the lifestyle supported by a unique city. This is a four hour guided tour, you will be returned to your pick-up point when the tour is finished.

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What people are saying about Madeira

I’d seen this trip on TV before we visited and it did not disappoint! Diogo was our guide and he was on time and extremely pleasant. He looked after us really well and we were the first ones up the mountain which was exciting! We were very lucky with the weather, arrived in the pitch black dark, sat, freezing in our chairs with our hot coffees and watched the sun come up over the island and clouds! It’s awesome and then once the sun was up we skipped about admiring the stunning views. A really magical experience. Diogo gave us as much time as we wanted to explore both aspects from the mountain top.

Brito was our excellent guide. He carefully guided us to a private plateau. He provided, chairs. blankets, head torches and hot coffee. We were lucky enough to see a spectacular sunrise push it’s way through the cloud on the horizon. Thank you Brito you made it a memorable day for all 4 of us.

We had an amazing time watching the sunrise above the clouds. The guide was polite, friendly and knowledgeable. He showed us a spot where we would be alone and got to watch the sunrise just by ourselves, away from other tourists. Would highly recommend the experience!

Amazing experience and our guide was so sweet and fun! Best experience we had in Madeira :)

Excellent tour with a local tour guide who knows and respect his island very well.