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Madeira East Tour from Funchal

Funchal, Portugal
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more


Discover the eastern landscapes of Madeira with ease on an 8-hour tour from Funchal, ideal for lovers of natural landscapes. Ascend to Pico de Arieiro, Madeira’s third-highest peak, and admire the famous Laurissilva Forest, which dates back to prehistoric times. Plus, you’ll enjoy lunch in the colorful town of Santana, visit Machico, and admire panoramic views from Ponta de São Lourenço. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Funchal are included.
  • 8-hour tour of eastern Madeira from Funchal
  • Travel between the island's natural landmarks with ease
  • Ascend to Pico de Areiro, Madeira's third-highest peak
  • Explore the colorful towns of Santana and Santa Cruz
  • Admire panoramic views from the elevated Ponta de São Lourenço
Your full-day tour begins with pickup from your Funchal hotel at 9am, when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for eastern Madeira’s natural highlights.

You’ll ascend to the island’s third-highest mountain, Pico de Arieiro, which affords stunning island views.

The next stop is Ribeiro Frio, the starting point of a famous levada (irrigation channel) walk, where you’ll marvel at trout pools and learn about the prehistoric forest that covers Madeira.

Following lunch (own expense) in the colorful town of Santana, you’ll visit more incredible lookout points such as  Ponta de São Lourenço, and stop off at Machico before drop-off at your Funchal accommodation.
Stop At:  
Terreiro da Luta
The first stop is at Terreiro da Luta, a beautiful viewpoint a few kilometres from Funchal. 
Duration: 20 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Pico do Arieiro
Pico do Arieiro, at an altitude of 1818 metres it is the third highest peak on the island and affords breathtaking views.
Duration: 30 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ribeiro Frio
Ribeiro Frio, where you can see its interesting trout farm. This area still has much of its original vegetation.
Duration: 20 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Santana is characterised by its small thatched triangular houses. This is where we'll make our main stop for lunch.
Duration: 90 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Situated in the eastern part of the island, this is the place where a fantastic combination of rocks, sea and nature combine.
Duration: 20 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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The last town to be visited is Machico, a viewpoint where you can watch the bay and golden sandy beach.
Duration: 10 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free


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intersting and enjoyable tour
, Feb 2020
the tour was very interesting. good organizes. the track was well designed and very impressive. the guide exhibited good control and knowledge, His English was very clear. He had a very high level of organization and responsibility, being boat the driver and the guide.his driving was a very professional one and we felt safely while he was driving and talking.Despite the bad weather, we enjoyed the tour.
Lots of panoramic views
, Feb 2020
We very much liked Santana - and the €15 lunch in the hotel was good value, but it's a shame that there isn't time to visit the open air museum nearby. We can only give this four stars as we thought there were too many panoramic stops, rather visiting the actual places you were looking at from on high.
bad weather not to great
John R
, Nov 2019
we have not great weather and the tour was not so well and in the tour it was not well communication with other people, everybody for him self.
Full day sightseeing tour.
, Jul 2019
This tour is ideal for those who want to see as much as possible of Madeiran East coast. Our guide Guma showed us a lot more places than was on tour description. He also was very polite and recommended where to eat in Santana. This company also organizes tour to the west coast, but unfortunately we didn't have time to visit it.Thank you very much, highly recommended!
Great views and information
, Jun 2019
Interesting day winding up and down the mountains. So many different views, along with interesting facts and figures from our friendly guide, translating perfectly into two languages, and giving us a smooth drive. Beautiful island trip with wonderful lunch stop at a really good price.
Excellent tour
Mr D
, Mar 2019
Tour guide spoke good English and had good knowledge about the area as he was from Santana, his name was Gama. Thankyou Gama for a lovely tour in your homeland. Only gripe would be the 1 and half hour stop for lunch. 1 hour would have been plenty a little too long not a lot to see. The rest of the tour had some spectacular breathtaking views. Would definitely recommend as we have booked tours in other countries ourselves and we always choose Viator.
Weather was against us. Low cloud...
Michael P
, Jul 2018
Weather was against us. Low cloud and rain in the mountains but despite this an excellent day out. Diego was a knowledgeable guide and made the day enjoyable.
Truly an exceptional tour guide...
, May 2018
Truly an exceptional tour guide though I can't remember his name. He was able to easily converse with all members of the tour in their native tongue-moving easily between English and Portuguese. We were allowed time at each location to explore on our own but he pointed out the highlights ahead of time so we wouldn't miss anything. I'm glad I went on this tour. You will be too.
Good trip with excellent guide, only...
, Jan 2018
Good trip with excellent guide, only slight complaint that lunch stop was too long at Santana at 90 minutes
This Tour was really great. Guide was...
, Nov 2017
This Tour was really great. Guide was nice and Provide US informator and details.

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