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Northwest Madeira: Open Top 4x4 Tour

1. Northwest Madeira: Open Top 4x4 Tour

Get off the beaten track in an open top 4x4 vehicle driven by an experienced guide. Explore the rugged Northwestern side of Madeira and learn about local traditions, culture, and history while encountering the natural wonders of the area. Taste local food and drinks like poncha and swim in the natural seaside, volcanic lava pools at Porto Moniz or Seixal. Go for an easy 15 minute walk along a levada and learn about the unique aqueduct system that continues to supply the island with water and energy today. Explore a small segment of a vast levada network stretching over 2,000 km and admire the beautiful views of the countryside these canal walkways provide. Check out the fauna and flora in Fanal Forest, including the native Ocotea foetens trees, some of which are over 500 years old. This tour passes through Serra d'Água, Ginjas, Estanquinhos, Paúl da Serra, Fanal, Ribeira da Janela, Porto Moniz, Seixal, and São Vicente.

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Western Madeira: Private Island Tour

2. Western Madeira: Private Island Tour

This tour of the west, begins in the fishing town of Câmara de Lobos. Then you will journey up to Cabo Girao, which is the highest cape in Europe, and the second highest in the world. Take in the breath taking views, of both the sea and the island. After being on top of the world, continue to the charming rock Encumeada to see the bountiful view of Serrad’agua valley. Head to São Vicente, where you get the best perspective of the Laurisilva forest. This forest covers largest parts of the island, and is famous for the caves carved long ago, from volcanic activity. Continuing north, go to Porto Moniz, known worldwide for its natural lava pools. There will be plenty of time to swim in these unique formations, if you are up for it. Finally, arrive at a well kept secret point called, the window to Porto Moniz, Ribeira da Janela. Here you can finish the day in Lameiros, while looking over the amazing São Vicente valley.

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Rabaçal: Hiking Tour

3. Rabaçal: Hiking Tour

Your tour begins with a convenient pick up service from your hotel, provided by the local partner. Your driver will take you to the starting point at the Rabaçal car park where you will meet your friendly guide. From here, set-off on your adventure by walking by the Levada do Alecrim. Following the trail, you will then visit the breathtaking Lagoa do Vento, before reaching the Casa do Rabaçal. At this stage, it will be possible to take a break and enjoy a snack. Following this visit, you will hike the Levada das 25 fontes, which will transport you to the heart of the Laurissilva forest. Throughout your experience, you'll have the opportunity to observe the endemic flora of Madeira, such as the species of the Laurissilva Forest and local fauna, which is mainly composed of bird species. The tour ends at the car park, where you will begin your journey back to your accommodation.

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Madeira: Private Tour of Fanal Forest

4. Madeira: Private Tour of Fanal Forest

Start with pickup from your hotel and travel along a scenic route through the Fanal Forest of Madeira. Stop at various points of interest and beautiful viewpoints with your expert driver/guide. Then, stop for a walk through the ancient trees such as the notable centenary Tis Trees (Ocotea foetens). Learn about the fascinating natural history of the area. Discover the Laurissilva Forest, which has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since December 1999.

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Madeira: Private Guided Half-Day Tour of Northwest Madeira

5. Madeira: Private Guided Half-Day Tour of Northwest Madeira

Start the day with a convenient pickup from your accommodation or the cruise port of Funchal and depart with your private guide to the first stop of tour at São Vicente, where you'll see a beautiful sight over the valley. Continue along the north coast as you go to Chão da Ribeira, another beautiful spot where you can appreciate more of the valley within the Laurisilva of Madeira, the largest surviving area of laurel forest on the island. Advancing toward the north end of the region, you’ll reach the viewpoint of Ribeira da Janela where you can appreciate the contrast betweens the mountains with the sea. Finally, visit Achadas da Cruz, a place that marks the transition between the north coast and the south of the island. If you wish, you can ride the cable car and visit one of the most beautiful and quiet places on the island constructed from landslides and lava flows.

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Madeira: Private Vereda do Fanal Walk

6. Madeira: Private Vereda do Fanal Walk

Discover the Paul da Serra plateau, the biggest in Europe, on a bracing walk along a beautiful trail. This tour is especially recommended for those who hike with some regularity. After being picked up from your hotel, set off for the starting point for the hike. Navigate your way along a stunning nature trail which involves some climbs and descents. Admire breathtaking landscapes and lush vegetation surrounded by sweeping views of the Atlantic coastline.  As you continue the hike, some parts of the path are open, offering you the opportunity to appreciate the grandeur and magnificence of the landscape. Other parts of the trail are closed and covered up by dense vegetation and forest, delighting visitors with its freshness and abundance. Along the way there are several viewpoints that reveal a set of beautiful landscapes, highlighting the view over the valley of Ribeira da Janela and Chão da Ribeira. At the end of the trail, get dropped off back at your hotel where the tour concludes.

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Madeira: Private Levada da Rocha Vermelha Walk

7. Madeira: Private Levada da Rocha Vermelha Walk

The trail of Levada da Rocha Vermelha begins in Calheta, passing just below the Levada das 25 Fontes. The trail provides its visitors with a pleasant walk, ideal for spending a day in contact with the fantastic nature of Madeira Island. Throughout the journey, appreciate several species of typical flora and fauna of the island. As you travel, your guide points out local highlights which include the Chaffinch, the Heathers, and Uveira. A little further on, encounter an area with some ponds and small waterfalls. Spend some time enjoying the area, taking some photographs in this magnificent and pure environment. Following the levada to the left, enjoy a few more kilometers full of natural beauty and landscapes. As you arrive to the end of the path, take a break and relax to regain your energy for the return journey.

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Madeira: Private Levada dos Cedros Fanal Walk

8. Madeira: Private Levada dos Cedros Fanal Walk

Following pickup from your Madeira accommodation, begin your unique journey traveling side by side a levada. As you walk, enjoy your surroundings of lush vegetation, with the cedar trees in particular standing out in many areas. There is a lookout from where you can admire the grandeur of the mountains that surround the area. From this place you can also see Ribeira da Janela. Whist there, discover how amazing it is that the fog can appear as quickly as it disappears, exposing excellent landscapes for unique pictures. The beginning of the levada is the culmination of the beauty of this route. There the waterfalls form a pond of pure and crystal water in an area drenched in sunlight. You can choose to stop and relax to enjoy the sun, or release your spirit of adventure and make your own path to discover more hidden treasures.

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What people are saying about Ribeira Da Janela

The tour with Gerhard was great. You have the feeling that you are out with friends, because he takes great care of each individual and special requests. The stops were well chosen and you can see a lot of Madeira in an adventurous way

We had a very nice day with our guide through the Fanal forest. He said a lot about Madeira. During the tour he took a large number of photos and then sent them to us.

We had a great tour with Richard - he was knowledgeable, showed us some great places would definitely recommend him and Get Your Guode to anyone

The day couldn't have been better - a special thank's to our driver and guide Hugo, for all that extra that made our day perfect

Perfect day with our guide Richard. Excellent recommendation for sightseeing, very flexible.