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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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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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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Service VIP West Tour

This full-day private island tour stops at seven unique locations for a mix of cultural and natural attractions. Highlights include the UNESCO-listed laurel forest of Laurisilva, an optional swimming excursion in the lava pools of Porto Moniz, and panoramic views from the Encumeada lookout point. Tours also include door-to-door transfers—with hotel pickup—in a comfortable, WIFI-equipped vehicle.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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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

Cultural Tours

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Madeira Grand Experience

On this six-hour tour you can tailor an itinerary with the help of your local guide/driver. You can choose the different areas you want to visit. The City of Funchal, the Fishing Village of Câmara de Lobos, the west sea cliffs of Cabo Girão, the unique Fajã dos Padres, the hill side village of Monte, the east coast cliffs of Garajau, the Botanical Garden, or even the breathtaking mountain views of Nuns Valley are all possible options for your tour itinerary.Whatever your choice of itinerary, your guide will be there to help you at every moment.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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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
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  • 4 hours
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Cultural Tours

City Tour

Get a comprehensive tour of Funchal, combined with personalized attention, on this private excursion. With a dedicated guide behind the wheel, you’ll enjoy private transportation for a stress-free trip that ticks all of the important sights off your list. Stops include Sao Joao do Pico Fortress, Quinta das Cruzes, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Mercado dos Lavradores, and some impressive lookout points for great photo ops.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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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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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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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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Skywalk & Professional Wine Tasting and Vineyards Tour in Open Roof 4x4

Experience the best of the Maderia region on this wine tasting and off-road tour from Funchal. Admire 360-views difficult to access by car, and then head to a vineyard to learn about the wine production process from long-time owners. Indulge in a wine tasting paired with cheeses, sausages, and other snacks before returning to Funchal.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

Shore Excursion: Private Madeira Tour & Wine Tasting

When your cruise ship reaches port in Funchal, discover the diverse flavors and beautiful landscapes of Madeira on this private shore excursion. Mingle with the locals and browse fresh produce at Madeira’s food markets, and admire spectacular island views from the Eira Do Serrado. With transportation included on your tour, visit the small fishing village of Camara de Lobos and sample locally made wine at Madeira’s largest winery.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Service VIP East Tour

Our east tour begins in Caniço, where you can visit the majestic statue of King Christ (Cristo Rei), the first one in the world. Following we go a little above 600 meters height and we visit Camacha, a parish referenced as "The Land of the Wicker" where you can see furniture and baskets made in wicker very well known in the 19th century in the world.Continuing up, reaching 1818 meters at Pico do Areeiro you will see beautiful sights of the Madeira Mountains. After that, we go down to Ribeiro Frio where you can see the trouts farming and if you would like to do a small walking in the famous Levadas of the island where you can see a big part of Laurissilva forest.Later we keep going downwards and see wonderful viewpoints by São Roque do Faial and Portela. We visit the Santo da Serra Park where we can see some farming animals and enjoy a landscape view over the northeast, finishing our trip in the city of Santa Cruz, also known as the "Door of Madeira".
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 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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Ports of Call Tours

Madeiran Traditional Dinner

Explore Madeira through the island’s cuisine and musical traditions on this evening dinner and live performance experience. Following a pickup at your Funchal or Caniço hotel, take your seat to sample speciality dishes such as skewered beef and fresh soups—with locally produced wines from across the island. Savor fine food among old friends and new, and enjoy performances of traditional folk music from some of Madeira’s most acclaimed musicians.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Sidecar Tours

Funchal Old Town, East Old Roads and Garajau (Price per Sidecar - 1 or 2 pax)

Discover more of the city in less time—and enjoy an entertaining way to sightsee—on this private sidecar tour of Funchal. Meet your guide at your hotel or port at a time that works best for you, and climb aboard your sidecar. You’ll zip around Funchal’s atmospheric Old Town, will see its historical center, and will learn more about the city’s culture and history. Finally, venture to the Garajau Marine Nature Reserve to take in beautiful coastal scenery and the famed Christ the King statue.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 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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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

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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Day Trips

EXORBITANT WEST TOUR

Experience the west of the beautiful island of Madeira with friendly and professional tour guides.On this 8 hour tour we take you to simply fantastic and unique places in the world.This excursion is almost mandatory when you visit Madeira Island. It's really worth it.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Funchal Downtown (Price per Sidecar - 1 or 2 passengers)

Get an insider’s perspective of downtown Funchal on a private tour by motorcycle-and-sidecar that reveals areas that many tourists miss. Traveling in style, you’ll zip between top Madeira attractions in the Old Town and city centre without having to worry about navigating. Plus, a private guide ensures that you benefit from local knowledge and tailored recommendations.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Day Trips

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Madeira Peaks - Open 4X4 Full-Day Tour

The island of Madeira is renowned for rugged mountains whose summits shoot into the sky. Ascend to the island’s best viewpoints on a 8-hour 4x4 tour from Funchal, ideal for lovers of nature and the outdoors. In an open-top 4x4, you’ll conquer rugged, off-road routes and absorb views of natural landmarks such as Eagle’s Rock and Ribeiro Frio , the island’s third-highest peak. Plus, you’ll visit a sugar cane factory in Porto da Cruz. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Poncha, Mountains and Vineyards Half-Day 4x4 Small-Group safari Cabo Girão

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).
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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MAROÇOS TO VALE DAS MIMOSAS / LOST ROUTE

This trail begins in the Machico valley in the southeast part of the island and consists of a flat course of about 6.5 km, with an easy degree of difficulty. Also known as the Vale das Mimosas, you can admire magnificent views of the Machico Valley (where Portuguese navigators landed for the first time) and the Desertas Islands. Along this trail you can observe agricultural fields, where vegetables and fruit are grown by the local population and enjoy some of the exotic flowers along the way.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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