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From Madeira: Private Quad-Driving Experience with Pickup

1. From Madeira: Private Quad-Driving Experience with Pickup

Step away from the warm beaches and into the cool forest for a magical adventure through the lush Laurisilva of Madeira. See a different side to this exotic island as you hit the dirt tracks on a thrilling tandem quad ride and explore the diverse landscapes of the area. Hop on your ATV quad and follow your guide into the forest, steering away from the crowds. Travel through Madeira's breathtaking landscapes, from ocean to mountains. Seize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the Laurisilva of Madeira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and snap amazing photos of some of the iconic verdant spots you'll stop at. For private groups of up to 4 people there is the opportunity of the Buggy + Quad experience, where you can experience driving two different vehicles in just one trip!

Madeira: West and East Madeira Tour with Snacks and Drinks

2. Madeira: West and East Madeira Tour with Snacks and Drinks

Explore both sides of the island on one day. This tour will allow you to visit both areas of the west and east of the island in a non rushed tour that takes about 9 to 10 hours in order for us to have enough time to properly visit these wonderful areas Madeira has to offer. We start off with the East Side of the island by going to the original Christ Statue, which has a great view to Funchal. Afterwards we head to the tip of the island Ponta de São Lourenço and we do a stop there for about 25 minutes, where you can enjoy some great views to both the south and northeast coast of the island. After we go and visit another viewpoint in Faial, Santana with a skywalk, the viewpoint of Guindaste. We also visit the traditional straw rooftop houses in Santana, and then we make our way to the northwest coast using the scenic roads from the northeast and we stop along the way on a very interesting beach in Calhau de São Jorge where there are some interesting ruins and afterwards we have a little stop in São Vicente and then we make way for our lunch/swimming stop in Porto Moniz. After we enjoyed the natural pools we go to the Western tip of the island, the lighthouse of Ponta do Pargo. Afterwards we visit Paul do Mar, while taking some scenic roads as well and then we head off to a great waterfall in Ponta do Sol , called Cascata dos Anjos and we stop at the skywalk in Cabo Girão at 580 metres of altitude for some great views. If you wish to ask for a specific spot to visit you can request us beforehand and we can see if its possible to incorporate it in our tour

Madeira Island: Caldeirão Verde Levada Walk

3. Madeira Island: Caldeirão Verde Levada Walk

Caldeirão Verde means green cauldron in Portuguese and well describes the environs of this 6.5-kilometer walk. This half-day levada walk takes you through the highest area of Santana. A levada is an aqueduct or irrigation channel that is unique to the island of Madeira. This is without doubt one of the most beautiful levadas on Madeira. Located in the Laurissilva forest the highlights of the trail include fantastic views of São Jorge and a series of tunnels of natural basaltic rock. Start out in the emerald green Queimadas rainforest and enjoy scenic views over villages as you follow alongside the winding levada and through 5 short natural tunnels. When you arrive at Caldeirão Verde you’ll marvel at the majestic waterfall.

Madeira: Guided E-bike Tour of the North Coast

4. Madeira: Guided E-bike Tour of the North Coast

The Wonderful North e-bike tour will explore an enchanting part of the North of Madeira! It will explore the quiet roads crossing the cultivated fields and the rainforest, also we can enjoy the magnificent view points over the coast and over the mountains! The tour starts in the small village of Boaventura, from where we climb to the first stop where we have a view over the village and over the coast line! Then we continue along the road that crosses the Laurel forest, discovering the small houses and fields of vegetables, vineyards and some exotic fruits! After crossing a small tunnel, we descend to Arco de São Jorge already in the Santana region, where we are welcomed by another fantastic rural atmosphere. We then head to the Miradouro da Beira da Quinta from where we have a spectacular over the village of Arco the São Jorge and all the northwest coast until Porto Moniz. We then cross a part of the village where we can see the farmers growing the fruits and vegetables as well as their own typical houses with its flowered gardens. Next stop will be a view point near by the sea to enjoy the see breeze, magnificent coastal view and the waves of the Atlantic. If the clients want there is a possible coffee stop, and after that we star the return to Boaventura. Reaching the centre of the village we enter the old road where we have our last view point over the picturesque town of Ponta Delgada! We go back to the mini-bus for the transport back to the Hotel.

From Funchal: São Jorge Valleys Levada Walk

5. From Funchal: São Jorge Valleys Levada Walk

Get back to nature on a levada walk through the beautiful valleys of São Jorge, and hike through the rainforest of Madeira to experience a profusion of herbs and medicinal plants. Learn about the healing properties and ancient remedies of the native flora. Walk through, or behind, a waterfall to discover a paradise on earth. Experience the peace and quiet of a landscape that will take your breath away.

Funchal: Sunrise with Breakfast+East & West Tour of Madeira

6. Funchal: Sunrise with Breakfast+East & West Tour of Madeira

Embark on a breathtaking 12-hour tour of Madeira Island, exploring both the east and west sides of the island in a single day. This comprehensive tour will give you an unforgettable experience of the natural beauty and unique culture of Madeira. Your day will start with a mesmerizing sunrise at Pico do Arieiro, the third highest peak on the island. As you witness the sky changing colors, you'll be treated to a delightful breakfast, fueling you for the day ahead. After soaking in the beauty of the sunrise, you'll head towards the east side of the island to the Viewpoint of Guindaste in Santana. Here, you'll experience the thrill of walking on a skywalk while taking in panoramic views of Madeira's eastern tip. Next, you'll have a 30-minute stop in Santana to admire the traditional thatched-roof houses, known as "Casas Típicas de Santana." These unique triangular homes have become an iconic symbol of Madeira's architectural heritage. Continuing your journey, you'll visit the ruins of Sao Jorge, where you'll have the opportunity to explore this historic site and learn about its fascinating history. As you make your way to the west side of the island, you'll enjoy a brief stop at Sao Vicente. This charming coastal village offers stunning views of Madeira's northwest coast, perfect for capturing memorable photographs. Your next destination is Porto Moniz, the lunch stop for the tour. Here, you'll have 1 hour and 30 minutes to enjoy a delicious meal and take a refreshing swim in the natural lava pools. Afterward, you'll visit the Lighthouse of Ponta do Pargo, admiring its impressive exterior and the surrounding coastal scenery. Your next stop will be Paul do Mar, a picturesque fishing village where you can appreciate the relaxed pace of life and the vibrant local culture. The tour then takes you to Cascata dos Anjos, a beautiful waterfall cascading into the ocean. In case the road is closed, you'll visit the equally stunning Ponta do Sol as an alternative. Finally, the tour concludes at Cabo Girão, one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe, offering awe-inspiring views of the island and the vast Atlantic Ocean. This unforgettable 12-hour tour provides an all-encompassing experience of Madeira Island, showcasing its diverse landscapes, rich culture, and remarkable natural beauty. Don't miss the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime on this incredible island adventure.

Madeira: Private Guided Levada do Rei Walk PR18

7. Madeira: Private Guided Levada do Rei Walk PR18

Following a convenient pickup from your accommodation or at Madeira Airport, depart on your private tour to Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, via the Levada do Rei for one of the most beautiful hiking trails of Madeira. Starting at São Jorge, a peaceful village located in the north of the island with spectacular views over the mountains and sea, the first part of the trail consists of a mixture of endemic and introduced vegetation after the discovery of the island. You’ll also get various perspectives on the villages in the distance as you walk along the man-made channels created to carry water for irrigation of agricultural fields around the island. In the second part, the trail penetrates into the interior of the island that stills remains the same since before its discovery more than five centuries ago. On this path you’ll find the natural flora and fauna of Madeira that includes laurel, heather, chaffinch, among many others. Just as you think you’ve reached the end of the levada, keep walking to explore the incredible forest and the exhilarating beauty this unique place has to offer.

Madeira all day jeep nature tours.

8. Madeira all day jeep nature tours.

Life is an adventure, enjoy it,be an Offroader with Landmadeiratoursoffroader and explore Madeira Island most famous trails 4x4 all terrain and natural landscapes. We propose several alternatives routes offroad such as Boca das Voltas -Faial, Funduras at Porto da Cuz to Machico, Fanal Ancient forest at Porto Moniz. Explore also Fontaínhas and Trompica fabulous landscapes at Ribeira Brava,or enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset experience at Pico do Areeiro, or at others viewpoints. As a surprise,you can customize your own tour,giving suggestions of places of personal interest you want to visit! All experiences with pick up and drop out.

Madeira: Private Guided Levada Caldeirão Verde Walk PR9

9. Madeira: Private Guided Levada Caldeirão Verde Walk PR9

Queimadas’ House is a true fairy tale which sits in a green paradise. Walking until you reach a majestic waterfall, you will notice that your surroundings are remarkably green. Along the way you will be rewarded with magnificent views over the village of São Jorge, as well as the great neighboring mountains. The water is always present along the walk. You can see the water gushing from the walls, flowing on the "levada", and falling from the sky on raining days. It’s a fantastic trail, and is 100% safe all year long. You will find some tunnels along the way, so do not forget your flashlight and protect your head with a helmet. Arriving at Caldeirão Verde, you will be able to immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the huge waterfall cascading over the cold and crystalline lagoon.

Levada das Queimadas - Caldeirão Verde

10. Levada das Queimadas - Caldeirão Verde

The levada of Caldeirão Verde is a moderately difficult 13-kilometer walk. This walk which starts and ends in the Queimadas forest park in the municipality of Santana, takes us to an enchanted forest where we discover at every turn the abundant biodiversity, present in the flora and fauna of the Laurissilva forest, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. It is, without doubt, one of the routes where water, the source of life, is present along the tunnels, rocks and streams which take us to Caldeirão Verde, known for its lagoon and impressive waterfall. Along the way, you can also see the small villages of Santana, Ilha and São Jorge.

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It was our second tour in Madeira, this time in the north of the island. A real wetland, rain and clouds were our companions, but this in no way restricted our impressions of the deep green jungle area. The rest area was an idyllic place at the beginning of a levada, wonderfully quiet, hardly any other groups. At almost 10.5 km with a barely noticeable increase, it is easy to walk, good, sturdy shoes are essential, it is slippery in places.

A levada with very few people and a very beautiful landscape. Very comfortable because it is almost all flat and full of shade because it goes in the middle of the forest next to the levada. Our guide Charlotte was very nice taking care of the group and gave us many explanations about the plants that we were finding. Highly recommended excursion, especially if you want to escape the overcrowding.

I enjoyed it so much! We visited few very beautiful places, which I would never get to myself. It felt like a real adventure. Highly recommend to travel around island with 4*4 and not with a microbus tours

Caldeirão Verde is a must see for hikers. Very beautiful greenery and waterfalls. The guide was fun and made us feel safe.

amazing! guide was fantastic! so knowledgeable and knew all the secrets