Spend a day exploring the dramatic sea cliffs, islands and traditional villages of Madeira’s east coast on this full-day small-group tour, with a maximum of 8 people. Enjoy magnificent views of Ribeiro Frio, Pico do Arieiro and Laurissilva forest; discover the crafts-making heritage of Camacha village; and snap photos of the thatched triangular houses in Santana village. After a scenic walk along the levadas (canal ways) and a visit to a trout farm, tuck into a delicious 3-course lunch (included) on the island of Grutas do Faial.
8-hour tour of Madeira’s east coast
Visit the traditional villages of Camacha and Santana
Admire views of Ribeiro Frio, Pico do Arieiro and Laurissilva forest
Enjoy a scenic walk along the levadas (canal ways)
Indulge in a 3-course lunch and wine on Grutas do Faial Island
Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, lunch and round-trip transport
Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures a personalized experience
Lunch with a three-course choice menu
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected areas only)
A short optional walk along the famous levadas
Hotel pickup and drop-off (from certain areas)
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered Departure Point: Your hotel Address: If hotel pick up is not possible then you will have to make your way to Cabel Car or H&M Store in Funchal. Directions: For all tourists coming off a cruise ship we will collect you from the meeting point in the harbor. Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
Tour starts between 9 and 9:30am. Pick up from hotels is between 8 and 9am, depending on the area of the hotel.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult. We need to know the age of the child so that we can supply the correct chair. Strict laws do not allow children to travel on parents lap
At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide. If there is 5 or less people that speak the same language they may be mixed with a bus that speaks another language. The guide will however be speaking in all the languages required.
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
The tour route can be changed due to unforeseen circumstances, such as traffic restrictions and weather.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
Not recommended for travelers with mobility problems
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Operated by Madeira Seekers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Stunning views of east Madeira
Janet_H, Dec 2021
We were a small group of six persons with an excellent guide. Stunning views, nice short levada walk and a good balance of stops. I can indeed recommend this tour.
Excellent experience, above expectations!
Denis_C, Oct 2021
Great way to explore Madeira. Excellent and pleasent experience with our guide Lucy.
There were some amazing easter eggs, great surprise moments during the tour. Definitely recommended.
Amazone views and a lot of information
Peter_B, Sep 2021
Lucie is a excellent guide with Bert good knowledge of Madeira and bis people.
We had a gerat time with her
Stephen_G, Sep 2021
Good tour with multi lingual driver/guide. We had English,Spaniards & Portuguese on board and he was able to converse with all. Great tour to see the East Side of Madeira with fantastic views. Be aware that the cave lunch mentioned in the itinerary may be changed as due to covid it was no open when we went and were not told in advance and provided an alternative hotel restaurant instead. Overall a good tour and highly recommended but also do the West tour so you complete the total island 😊
Wonderful day trip
Jeanne_B, Feb 2020
Great day, lunch was ok. Really liked the cave setting but the pork dish was too tough to eat. Guide was very knowledgable and nice.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful sights, average tour
Courtney B, Jun 2019
Loved the sights we saw on this tour, however the tour itself was average, not much history at all provided about some of the sights, I know as much about the houses of Santana after the tour as I did before going there. I was most looking forward to lunch in the cave restaurant but we got shafted into the front of the restaurant, not in the cave section as I think the cave area was being reserved for another group so that was very disappointing. The food was delicious though. The sights of this tour were spectacular but perhaps go with another operator, not a very memorable experience - positive or negative.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Could have been so much better
Tinyto, Jun 2019
Had to chase around phoning Madeira Sunseekers several times to get a pick up time from them. Even so, the guide arrived 30 mins late. He was a charmless, surly man who turned out to have been sub-contracted from Madeira Sunseekers and as he didn't introduce himself I cannot advise how to avoid him. I did ask Madeira Sunseekers to provide his name but they did not respond -maybe they don't know who is, if he is a sub-contractor. The first stop of the tour the 6 of us guests had already visited and so we skipped this - never once, though, did he offer an alternative stop even at a viewpoint. He stuck rigidly to the itinerary even though we had left 30 mins late and missed out the first 30 min visit. We drove to the highest point on the Island, spending half an hour there. When I pointed out that in the rain, cold and thick cloud obliterating the view this was a waste of time he said if we didn't do so we would end up back in Funchal by 2pm instead of 5. So the 6 of us huddled in the small cafe to keep warm. We carried on to the 'optional' Levada walk - be warned that this might not mean that you are offered an alternative, apart from maybe sitting in the car. We were dropped at the start of the path (regardless of the dreadful weather) and given directions to the viewpoint with the guide saying he will pick you up at the end further along the road (estimated time 50 mins). No alternative offered to those who did not want to undertake this 'optional' walk. Later, as we descended into better weather and the skies turned blue and the sun came out, he whizzed past a couple of signposted Miradours, which he surely could have offered to stop at given we had plenty of time. Finally I asked him to stop at one and he practically shouted at me that it was on the itinerary so of course he was going to stop! The rest of the itinerary was great, the weather was lovely, and I have to add that his microphone delivered spiel throughout the day was helpful. There should be more guidance as to possible issues with cold temperatures and inclement weather for this tour - we had left the hotel in brilliant sunshine and so many people up there had flip flops and shorts on but it was bitterly cold and wet. Such a total contrast to the wonderful tour had 2 days earlier with Philip the guide from Safari Madeira
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very informative tour guide/driver...
John F, Apr 2018
Very informative tour guide/driver and loves the island and her job. Loved the restaurant cut into the cliffs.
The views were wonderful because we...
Melody_T, Feb 2018
The views were wonderful because we were lucky to have a clear day. We felt that the tour was more driver to take you places, but we were happy to not drive on this island so we recommend the tour. It just was a lot of climbing in and out of a small Renault van - not the space of a Mercedes or bus.
Great trip. Only wish we had more time...
Valther T, Jan 2018
Great trip. Only wish we had more time at the peak of Pico Ruivo.