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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Skywalk & Professional Wine Tasting and Vineyards Tour in Open Roof 4x4

Enjoy Madeira’s natural beauty and renown wine on a half-day off-road adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup in Funchal or Caniço, travel by 4x4 to picturesque sites like the valley of Serra d’Agua and the soaring cliffs of Cabo Girão. Learn about local wine customs and production from a local winemaker, sample white, red and rosé varieties, and taste delicious tapas included in the tour price.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Sunrise Tour - Half Day 4x4 Tour

This is a special tour indeed. ​Ideal for adventurous families, couples and photographers​There is a certain feeling about being up before everybody else, experiencing the marvels of nature uninterupted and in all its glory​Our number 1 sunrise spot is Pico do Areiro, the third highest peak of the island.Very often we are above the clouds and the colours are absolutely extraordinary, truly a once in a lifetime moment!​Of course we cannot always guarantee the perfect weather conditions for the perfect sunrise so we have back up spots such as;Pico do facho, Ponta Sao Lourenço, Guindaste Viewpoint and one or two secret spots, each with their own unique characteristics.​This is a real adventure!
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

Levada Rabaçal and 25 Fountains Walking Tour

Slow down and explore the lush heart of Madeira island on this half-day walking tour from Rabaçal to 25 Fountains. Led by a local guide, you’ll learn about Madeira’s levadas (canals), catch stunning views of Rabaçal Valley, wander through a laurel forest, watch for the elusive trocaz pigeon—a bird found only on Madeira—and marvel at the clear, green water of 25 Fountains.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Walking Tours

Levada do Caldeirão Verde Levada Walk from Funchal

Embark on one of Madeira’s most famous levada walks on a full-day tour of Levada do Caldeirão Verde. Beginning at the fairy tale village of Queimadas, you’ll walk through ancient forests and past streams and lagoons, stopping to enjoy Santana and the enormous Caldeirão Verde waterfall along the way. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Porto Moniz - Enchanted Terraces: Open 4x4 Tour

Delve into the spectacular landscapes of Madeira’s North West Coast on an explorative full-day tour from Funchal. Accompanied by your guide, travel through scenery of outstanding natural beauty, gazing at landmarks like Paul da Serra and Porto do Moniz. Head deep into the mysterious forest on a guided hike; gain an insightful glimpse into Portuguese culture; and, weather permitting, sink your toes into the silky sands of the Black Sandy Beach of Seixal.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Amazing Skywalk, Cliff and Valleys in Open Roof 4x4 Tour

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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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Sailing Trips

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CABO GIRÃO SKYWALK 4X4 TOUR + VINEYARDS & WINE TASTING + DOLPHIN WATCHING

"The most important vineyards in the island. Cabo Girão with the amazing glass floor balcony. Discover the beauty of Madeira’s Sea on board of a catamaran and enjoy watching dolphin and whales."Serra da Água in Ribeira Brava, with beautiful views surrounded by dense vegetation and high Mountains then off-road with spectacular views over São Vicente, Paúl da Serra and Porto Moniz, we will visit the most important vineyards in the north of the island, located in São Vicente. In this wonderful and interesting place we will have a guided tour, given by the owners, explaining about the wine production and wine culture. After the tour there will be a wine tasting including traditional Portuguese cheeses, sausages and other snacks.Then we will visit the highest cliff in Europe, Cabo Girão with panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean, Funchal and Camara de Lobos. The clients will be dropped off at Funchal’s Harbor to start the Dolphin & Whale Watching Tour by boat.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Full Day Madeira East Island Small-Group Tour from Funchal

Discover the rugged mountain landscape of eastern Madeira on a full-day, small-group tour from Funchal for your group of up to 8 people. Travel in the comfort of a climate-controlled vehicle as you look down at the clouds from the summit of Pico do Arieiro, Madeira’s third-highest peak, see traditional thatch architecture in the seaside community of Santana, then take in the views along the coast from the Penha d’Aguia. Throughout the day, enjoy the personal service of a private driver, with pickup and drop-off at Funchal hotels included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Service VIP Halfday Flower Tour

This Half day is dedicated to flowers, one of the island treasures. Our Island offers a vast repertoire of gardens that's why one of Madeira nicknames were the Garden of the Atlantic. During this tour we will take you to the Palheiro Garden a beautiful private garden which was owned by the Blandy family (entrance fee applies).After our beautiful walk in Palheiro Gardens we head to the Hortensia Gardens where you can drink various teas, enjoy the delicious and famous apple pie plus enjoy the fabulous panoramic view over the city of Funchal.We also visit two emblematic viewpoints, São João Latrão and Terreiro da Luta and Discover the story of the Lady of Peace.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Hiking & Camping

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Private Service VIP Sunrise Pico Areeiro – Pico Ruivo Walk

We will start going very early so we can appreciate the beautiful sunrise in the highest mountains of the island. Once we see the whole sun coming out in the morning then we start the walking.This trail takes place in the immense and magnificent mountains of Madeira. Along the way you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes composed by the formidable rock formations, sometimes covered by the clouds and the villages that can be seen in the distance. Stop once in a while and feel the great feeling to be closer to the sky.Also in this journey you can visit the three highest peaks of Madeira: Pico do Areeiro, Pico das Torres and Pico Ruivo.This is a mountain trail so it requires some physical preparation and endurance for hikers, who are faced with many ups and downs. However, the effort required is offset by extraordinary views that the walk provides.Note: Please bring proper warm clothing, proper shoes for hike and water.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Sunset Tour - Half Day 4x4 Tour

Yet another very special tour!​Our number one spot, just as the sunrise tour, is Pico do Areiro, the third highest peak on the island.​This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the high peak without the big crowds of the morning and early afternoon tour groups.​The peak comes alive at dawn.The colours are something of a dream and even the air is different. Watching the sun set above the clouds is a truly unique experience!​There are plan b´s for bad weather, thankfully we have been graced with many epic sunset spots in Madeira.​On our way back down into the city we will also be stopping at a viewpoint to see Funchal by night, with all the lights and the moon shining on the ocean. ​A very romantic and quiet tour, a must do for all photographers!
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Walking Tours

Full-Day Rabaçal Levada Walk from Funchal

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Rabaçal Valley on an 8-hour hike from Funchal. In a small group limited to 15, you’ll descend from the plateau of Paul da Serra and follow the ‘levada’ trail, an irrigation system developed in the 16th century. Marvel at a lagoon, towering cliff, and 25 natural springs. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Arieiro Peak & Nun´s Valley in Open Roof 4x4 Tour

Famed for its splintering mountains and rugged coastlines, Madeira is a mecca for outdoor adventurers. See some of the island’s most spectacular scenery on a 4-hour jeep tour from Funchal, including convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Absorb panoramic views of Funchal from Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint, visit the famous Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras), and Pico do Arieiro, the island’s third-highest peak.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Hiking & Camping

Private Service VIP Achadas Teixeira - Pico Ruivo Walk

• Start/End: Achadas Teixeira • Altitude: highest 1861m lowest 1582m • Distance: 5.4 Km  • Duration 1 to 3 hours • It includes: Path, Birds, Viewpoint, Fauna • The price is from Funchal and Caniço area.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Levada do Rei - Madre of Life small Group Guided Walk

This North to South Levada Walk is the perfect way to discover Madeira’s beautiful scenery. You’ll have a hassle-free day with no transport to book, as hotel pickup and drop-off included. A certified mountain guide will lead the way, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost. Witness panoramic views of valleys, villages, and Laurisilva vegetation. Highlights are the viewpoints looking over Porto Da Cruz and Faial.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Hiking & Camping

Private Service VIP Ponta do Pargo Levada Walk

This route starts in the Ponta do Pargo parish and goes toward Achadas da Cruz, crossing the western part of Madeira Island, which takes hikers on an exceptional experience through nature.Along the way arise magnificent landscapes that fill the eyes and soul of all who pass by. During the walk enjoy the beautiful nature that it offers painting the landscape of green, perfuming the air with their scent and with the backdrop of the vast Atlantic Ocean that surrounds this island.It´s a nice ride ideal for any time of year, accessible to anyone that offers a unique experience, and a very close and direct contact with nature and its variety of flora and fauna.The path ends in the area of called Lombada Velha, a great place to spend the rest of the day and get to know a little more of the cultures and traditions of this fantastic hidden paradise.Note: Please bring proper warm clothing, proper shoes for hike and water
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Walking Tours

Madeira Peaks - Mountain Walk

Ascend to Madeira’s highest peak on an 8-hour levada walk to Vereda do Pico Ruivo, from the top of which travelers are rewarded with spectacular panoramas of Madeira. Ideal for visitors with a moderate fitness level, this tour takes you through an ancient heather forest and reveals a plethora of flora and fauna native to the island. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Pico Arieiro "FlowerEAST" Santana Full Day 4x4 Safari Small Group Tour

Explore the wild and rural side of East Madeira by going on an exhilarating 4x4 tour. You won’t have to worry about your trip being overcrowded as you’ll be traveling in a small group. Visit off-road sites that would be hard to reach alone such as Pico do Arieiro. You’ll see incredible landscapes, learn about local flora and fauna, and see traditional houses in Santana. A guide will enhance your tour with fascinating stories about the island along the way.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Walking Tours

Paradise Valley - Levada Walk

Hike through the Madeira highlands on a half-day walk that follows the historic Levada da Serra do Faial, a century-old irrigation canal, through lush forest. You’ll cover 3.4 miles (5.5 km) of trail, earn views of Madeiran villages, and see a wide range of plants in a scenic, natural environment. This 4-hour, guided walking tour includes pickup and drop-off at Funchal hotels.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Half Day Tour of Madeira Island

The best way to know Madeira Island in a half day tour and private service. We offer you a picnic, friendly driver/guide and all our knowledgement about Madeira History and Culture. Come with us!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Northwest Terraces and Volcanic Pools 4x4 Full Day Tour

Discover the beautiful nature of northwest Madeira on this exciting 4x4 adventure. Spend the day driving through rugged terrain and across volcanic beaches to visit the beautiful countryside of this island. Pass through small villages and the UNESCO-listed Laurissilva Forest all the way to Porto Moniz to enjoy the warm volcanic lava pools on this island adventure.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Walking Tours

Serra D'Água Valley - Levada Walk

No visit to Madeira is complete without following one of the island’s ‘levada’ trails, renowned for their natural beauty. Perfect for travelers seeking a moderate walk, this 4-hour tour  takes you on a 5-km (3-mile) journey through the Serra de Agua Valley, from which you can see South Coast, Encumeada, Ribeira Brava and Campanário. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Private Service The Monte Toboggan Sledge Halfday Tour

The Monte Toboggans Sledges first originated in the early 19th century when they were used as first means of "downhill" public transportation by the local residents who wanted to travel quickly from the village of Monte to the city of Funchal. Presently and for a number of years now, the Sledges are used to transport thousands of tourists every year, seeking a ride full of emotions, adrenaline and an unforgettable experience with splendid views over the city and beyond.We will take a walk around the Monte perish in the hills of Funchal, we visit the Largo da Fonte, a very famous square and beautiful with it's gardens, where we can see the old train station and tell you the history of it. Then we go see the beautiful church of Monte where we can find the last tomb of the last Austro-Hungarian emperor. At the end you will take the fun ride of going down in the Toboggan sled. Note: please note that it is not allowed to ride the biggest sled when you are only one person or two person.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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