Best of the East - Madeira Tour with Transportation and Official Guide
Best of the East - duration 8h
Visit a number of traditional villages, including Câmara de Lobos, continuing on to Pico do Areiro. You will stop in Ribeiro Frio, which is a popular starting point for levada walks, and stop for lunch in Santana before moving on to Penha d’Aguia.
After leaving from Lido, the first stop on your tour will be Camacha, a picturesque village not far from Funchal. See Above Camacha is famous as the heart of Madeira's willowcraft industry, and for its traditional folk dance groups. From Camacha, you will continue to Pico do Areiro, the third-highest peak on the mountain at 1818 metres, which offers incredible views.
After touring the highest drivable peak in Madeira, you will make your way down to the coast through the forest to the last of Madeira's iconic straw-roofed houses. Passing beautiful villages and spectacular seascapes, you will reach the easternmost point for some incredible views of the bold north and sunny south coasts in one panoramic landscape.
The tour will next reach a popular starting point for 'levada' walks, Ribeiro Frio, on the island northern slopes. This area still has much of its original vegetation and natural features such as its interesting trout pools. The island used to be totally covered by 'Laurissilva' forest, a prehistoric antiquity.
There is time to grab lunch in Santana, distinguished by its small thatched triangular houses.
The next stop is known as Penha d'Águia in Porto da Cruz, where the views are absolutely astounding.
After passing Portela you will go towards Ponta de São Lourenço, in the eastern part of the island, where an amazing combination of rocks, sea and nature converge.
The last town on the visit list is Santa Cruz, the site of Madeira's new Intercontinental Airport.
• Visit the beautiful village of Camacha
• Reach the highest (drivable) peak of Pico do Ariero to catch astonishing views
• Arrive in Ribeiro Frio with its interesting trout pools
• Gaze at marvelous sceneries in Penha d'Águia
• Professional Guide
•Any food, drinks and services not specified above
Meeting Point Estrada Monumental, 284CC Monumental Lido, Loja 18 - 08:45
Free pickups are available from hotels in Funchal upon request.Due to varied weather conditions across the island, customers are advised to be prepared for hot, cold and rainy environments.
Not available onDecember 25th and January 1st
Child Age: 0-10