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The Eternal Pearl of the Atlantic: Best of Madeira in 5 Days

Discover the most iconic places on the island of Madeira on a 5-day private tour, which will include guided visits to both sides of the island and unique local experiences. Come along and embark on this unmissable adventure!

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Why choose this experience

Would you like to get to know Madeira better with local and experienced guides who will show you the island's most iconic places?

Embark on this 5-day private tour and explore one of our Atlantic pearls! From fantastic gastronomy to impressive landscapes and genuine people, you'll find all the best here.

For 5 days, you'll have the chance to explore both sides of the island (east and west), with guided tours of the most emblematic sites, as well as whale watching, a nature hiking or a wine tasting.

The island of Madeira has an enchanting beauty and many fascinating places to discover. Book your tour now and spend some unforgettable days!

What's included

  • All the Private Transfers mentioned for your comfort
  • 4 nights in Funchal in a centrally located 4-star hotel
  • Breakfast included
  • Tours to the east and west of the island
  • Whale watching, or hiking, or wine tasting

What's not included

  • Expenses related to obtaining products or services not included in the program
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • City tax
  • Travel insurance

Meet the Itinerary

Day 1 - Say hi to Madeira!

Day 1 - Say hi to Madeira!

Welcome to Madeira!
At the airport, a private transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel, where you will stay for 4 nights.
Take the rest of the day to stroll around the city of Funchal and dine in a traditional restaurant where you can taste delicious local dishes.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Funchal

Day 2 - Discover the east side of the island

Day 2 - Discover the east side of the island

Now your Madeira adventure will begin! On this day, you'll explore the east side of the island!

The first stop will be at Terreiro da Luta.

The journey will continue towards the mountain of Pico do Areeiro. At an altitude of 1818 metres, it is the third highest peak on the island and offers breathtaking views.

Next you will descend towards the coast through the forest to the last of Madeira's emblematic straw houses. Passing picturesque villages and stunning seascapes, you will reach the easternmost point of the island, where you can enjoy superb views of the north and the sunny south coast in one panoramic vista.

On the northern slope of the island, the tour reaches a popular spot for levada walks, Ribeiro Frio. With its interesting trout ponds, this area still retains much of its original vegetation. The island was once completely covered by the Laurissilva forest, a relic from prehistoric times.

Lunch will be spent in Santana, known for its small thatched triangular houses.

Then you will head towards Ponta de São Lourenço, situated on the eastern part of the island, where there is a fantastic combination of rocks, sea and nature.

The last place to be visited will be Machico, a viewpoint from where you can see the bay and the golden sandy beach.

Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Funchal

Day 3 - Day to explore the west of Madeira

Day 3 - Day to explore the west of Madeira

Are you ready to explore the west of the island?
The tour will begin in the morning, right after breakfast, starting at the first traditional fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. The journey will continue to Cabo Girão, the second highest cliff in the world and the highest cliff in Europe.
When you reach Ribeira Brava, you'll head north, climbing through the deep, narrow valleys of Serra D'Água. Here you will find Encumeada, a special place at the top of the valley, where you have an incredible view of the south and north coast of the island.
Next you'll head to São Vicente, one of the largest villages on Madeira's north coast. The next stop will be the beautiful village of Porto Moniz, where you will have about an hour to have lunch and admire the fantastic volcanic pools.
On the way back, you will cross Madeira's highest plateau, Paul da Serra, with all its spectacular panoramic views over the island.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Funchal

Day 4 - Whale watching or Levada do Rabaçal?

Day 4 - Whale watching or Levada do Rabaçal?

Get ready for a different and fun day, where you can opt for dolphin and whale watching or the famous Levada do Rabaçal.


Dolphin and whale watching

Travel with our local guides who will take you to the privileged areas where you can observe these much-loved animals. On a trip where nature itself is in charge, the surprise factor is always present. Although the most commonly sighted species is the common dolphin, other animals are also frequently spotted, including sea turtles, minke whales and bottlenose dolphins.


Rabaçal Levada

The walk will begin on the plateau of Paúl da Serra, where you will descend towards the Pousada do Rabaçal and begin the hike.The path reveals a spectacular landscape and along the way you'll be able to see a wide variety of endemic species of flora and fauna typical of this place.
One of the first stops will be at the Risco waterfall, which has breathtaking views; the path will continue towards the Lagoa das 25 Fontes, surrounded by numerous waterfalls and gigantic endemic ferns. The lagoon is formed by crystal-clear waters originating in Paúl da Serra, which invites the bravest to venture into the cold water for a refreshing dip!

Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Funchal

Day 5 - Goodbye, Madeira!

Day 5 - Goodbye, Madeira!

The day has come to say goodbye to the island of Madeira!
After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, a private transfer will take you to the airport to catch your flight home.
We wish you a safe journey home and look forward to welcoming you again.

Deposits are non-refundable. Any changes made less than 31 days before the tour start time will not be accepted. The cut-off times are based on the local time of the tour. If an experience is cancelled due to weather conditions or any other reason, you will be given a different date/experience or a full refund.

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