Cabo Girao Tours

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With its dramatic sea cliffs soaring more than 1,903 feet (580 meters) above Madeira’s south coast, Cabo Girão is the highest promontory in Europe. The clifftop is one of the island’s most-visited attractions, with a glass-floor skywalk lookout point affording spectacular panoramic views.

The Basics
Many Funchal tours include a visit to the Cabo Girão lookout point, but independent travelers can also take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour with stops in Funchal, the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, and Cabo Girão. You can also combine a Cabo Girão tour with a 4x4 off-road excursion along the coast or a tour of west Madeira that visits sights such as Ponta do Sol, Seixal, and São Vicente. 

For a different perspective, opt for a catamaran cruise or dolphin- and whale-watching cruise along Madeira’s south coast; you’ll sail beneath the towering sea cliffs and have the chance to swim or snorkel in the Atlantic. Or, ride a cable car from Cabo Girão down to the Fajas de Cabo Girao, the terraced farmlands that lie in the otherwise inaccessible bay beneath the cliffs.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There’s no entrance fee to visit the lookout point or skywalk.
  • Facilities at the clifftop include a gift shop, café, restrooms, and free parking. 
  • Cabo Girão is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get to There
Cabo Girao is located about 9 miles (15 kilometers) west of Funchal; most visitors arrive by private transport or as part of a guided tour. Daily buses from Funchal or Câmara de Lobos, which are more frequent in summer, also run to and from the lookout. 

When to Get There
The Cabo Girao skywalk is open 24/7 year round, but it can get busy; in peak season (July and August), it’s best to arrive early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds. The most stunning views are at sunrise and sunset. 

Outdoor Activities at Cabo Girão
In addition to conquering the highest cliff skywalk in Europe, hikers can also tackle the scenic Levada do Norte walk, a 3.7-mile (6-kilometer) hike that runs from Cabo Girão to Boa Morte in Ribeira Brava. More adventurous types will appreciate the windswept cliffs of Cabo Girão, which have become a hotspot for paragliding and BASE jumping.
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Address: Cabo Girão, Madeira, Portugal
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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran

Bask in the sun and sea of Cabo Girão, one of the world’s tallest oceanside cliffs, on this romantic 3-hour luxury catamaran excursion departing from the Funchal Marina. After boarding, find a nice spot on the deck for spotting whales and dolphins, and then strap on your complimentary goggles and mask while you look for sea life beneath the surface.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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South West and North West Island Day Tour from Funchal

Explore the western portion of Madeira and visit the highest bluff in Europe, Cabo Girão. During this full-day tour, pass through small, traditional villages and learn about the fishermen’s culture of the island. Take in the beautiful views of nature and discover the natural pools formed by the volcanic rocks of Porto Moniz and Seixal as you take photos of the scenery.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise from Funchal

Embark on an ocean adventure during this 3-hour dolphin spotting and whale watching tour, from Funchal. Board your stylish catamaran and kick back as you cruise alongside Madeira’s south coast. Your friendly crew knows these waters well and will guide you to the areas where whales and dolphins are most often seen, for your best chance at spotting marine life in their natural habitat. If the weather is favorable and the sea conditions are good, take a dip in the waters of the Cabo Girão, or try your hand at some basic sailing techniques.
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Private Southwest Coastal Day Tour from Funchal

Explore southwest Madeira in the company of just your own travel companions on this full-day private tour from Funchal. See charming fishing villages, natural pools formed by volcanic rocks, volcanic caves, and the highest cape in Europe. In Calheta you also have the opportunity to see the production of rum and sugar cane honey before visiting the town's beach.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Cabo Girão Hop-On Hop-Off Shuttle Tour

Explore the spectacular scenery and landmarks surrounding Funchal with full-day tickets to a hop-on hop-off tour that links Funchal with Câmara de Lobos and Cabo Girão. You’ll have the whole day to explore at your own pace, stepping off the bus to discover the things that interest you most. Two bus loops wind through the town of Funchal to Câmara de Lobos, and buses depart throughout the day. This hop-on hop-off bus tour is a great introduction to the area, and includes discounts to local attractions and activities.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private South West Tour from Funchal

Explore the picturesque southwest of Madeira on a half-day guided tour. After a convenient morning or afternoon hotel pickup, enjoy stops at Cabo Girao, Pico dos Barcelos, and Camara de Lobos. Catch amazing views of Funchal, marvel at the island’s famous glass skywalk, and see the fishing village immortalized in Winston Churchill’s paintings.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Madeira Half-Day Jeep Tour: East or West

Customize your own sightseeing itinerary on a private 5-hour jeep tour of Madeira. Depending on your preferences, you’ll explore the east or west side of the island in a 4x4 vehicle while receiving undivided attention from a private guide. Opt to discover Pico do Areiro and the Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras) in the east, or ascend to Cabo Girão, Europe’s highest sea cliff, and Câmara de Lobos, home to a colony of monk seals, during a tour of the west. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.       
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private - Madeira Island Tour

This tour is a private tour with max. 4pax. It has a duration of 8 hours and you get to know all the island. We do a trip passing in all the major points of the island. Cabo Girao Viewpoint, Poncha da Serra de Agua, Funchal,  Camara de Lobos, Santana, Natural Swimming Pools Porto Moniz, Pico Areeiro and much more. You also can customize the tour. The prince includes insurance, qualified and friendly guide. Free picnic and transport.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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Full-Day Madeira North West Coast Safari from Funchal

Venture off-road to explore Madeira’s northwest coast on this full-day safari from Funchal. Take the scenic route between Ribeira Brava and Porto Moniz in an open-top safari vehicle; enjoy spectacular views of the Cabo Girão sea cliffs, Veu da Noiva waterfall, and the Paul da Serra plateau; and tuck into a delicious 3-course lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Madeira's Cliffs and Valleys Jeep Tour from Funchal

Seeing Portugal’s Madeira region can be difficult on your own because of its hard-to-get-to highlights. This Jeep tour to Madeira’s cliffs and valleys charges through the area’s rough landscape, so you can stop by Boca dos Namorados, Jardim da Serra, Cabo Girão, and Câmara de Lobo all in one day. Plus, round-trip transport from Funchal is included for a seamless adventure.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Levada do Rabacal 25 Fountains Walk and Jeep Tour

Journey to the mystical land of Rabaçal on this full-day walking and Jeep tour, from Funchal. See the beautiful fountains and waterfalls on the “25 Fontes” Levada Walk as well as the the highest cliff in Europe, Cabo Girão. Then, hop in a stylish 4x4 Jeep for some more adventure. Along the way, see local wildlife and learn about this fascinating region from your expert guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Madeira West Island Small-Group Tour from Funchal

Find the sheer cliffs, volcanic pools, and mist-shrouded peaks of western Madeira on a full-day, small-group tour from Funchal. You’ll wind through a series of fishing villages to the dramatic Cape Girão, climb the Encumeadato for views into a deep valley, then see the rocky pools at Porto Moniz, where you’ll have free time for lunch. Including pickup and drop-off at hotels in Funchal, this tour is limited to 8 people for personal service, with all transport by climate-controlled minivan.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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4x4 Journey Through Cabo Girao

Madeira’s rugged coastal routes and stunning scenery make it ideal for off-road 4X4 excursions. Experience an alternative sightseeing tour on this 4-hour 4X4 adventure from Funchal, designed for thrill seekers and competent drivers. Drive through the serpentine streets of Cabo Girão and Câmara de Lobos before heading off-road for extra adrenaline thrills. A wine tasting session and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Dolphin and Whale Watching On Board a Speed-Boat in Funchal

Discover the abundant marine life near Madeira on this fast-paced dolphin and whale watching tour. You won’t have to worry about wasting time traveling, as you’ll whizz through the water on a speedboat, and cover large distances. Look out for dolphins and whales, while enjoying guide commentary. If you don’t spot any sea life, you’ll get another free trip. You’ll stop at Cabo Giro, and have a chance to snorkel too. 
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Madeira Highlights by Jeep with Cabo Girão and Dolphin Watching from Funchal

Tick off more of MAdeira’s natural wonders in less time on a full-day tour from Funchal, ideal for visitors with limited time. Traveling by Jeep, you’ll ascend to the glass-floored viewing platform at Cabo Girão—one of Europe’s highest cliffs—and visit the Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras). Plus, you’ll visit Câmara de Lobos, home to a multitude of wolf seals, and conclude with a whale and dolphin watching cruise. Hotel pickup is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Poncha Mountains and Vineyards Half-Day 4x4 Small-Group Tour

Go off the main tourist routes on this half-day guided tour of Madeira in an open-top jeep. In a small group, travel off road and into the island's natural beauty. See mountains, the traditional fishing village of Câmara de Lobos ("the sea wolves' lair"), and ascend 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) for a view across Nun's Valley that not many visitors see. Toast the day with a freshly made poncha (traditional alcoholic beverage).
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Private Madeira Full Day Jeep Tour East or West

During your Madeira vacation, take control of your sightseeing itinerary on a private, custom 7-hour tour from Funchal. Depending on your preferences, you’ll explore the east or west side of the island in a 4x4 vehicle while receiving undivided attention from a private guide. If you choose to explore the east, you’ll visit Pico do Arieiro, Santo da Serra, and Santana, famed for its triangular houses. Opt for the west side to marvel at the vineyards of  São Vicente and the panoramic views from Cabo Girão, Europe’s highest sea cliff. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Poncha Tour - Regional road drive with stunning views and poncha drink tasting

In this tour we cross the regional road towards the Ribeira Brava with passage through Câmara de Lobos and Campanário. Admire the great views along the way. We stop at Cabo Girão, the highest cliff in Europe with 580 meters (entrance included). Offer of two ponchas (or other regional drink) in Câmara de Lobos and Serra de Água. Return by the expressway.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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