5 Days Tour

This is our best suggestion to get to know Madeira Island and all its charms. 5 days where you will have the opportunity to visit the historical and cultural places of interest, get to know the traditions, try the flavours and above all, let yourself be dazzled by the immensity of Nature.

Day 1

Levada do Risco. This is a 3 kilometer walk along which you will be able to appreciate the natural beauty of the island.

Ponta do Pargo lighthouse, situated on the westernmost point of the island, standing on a cliff at an altitude of 290 metres.

Lunch at Farolim Restaurant

Achadas da Cruz Viewpoint. Stop to enjoy the views over the Atlantic and the Fajã da Achadas da Cruz, including a trip by cable car.

Miradouro da Santa (Santa Belvedere). Stop for a fantastic photo stop with a view over the village of Porto Moniz and the Ilheu Mole.

Porto Moniz village. Walk through the village and its natural pools. Visit the Aquarium or the Living Science Centre.

Day 2

Cristo Rei viewpoint overlooking the Garajau area. Its name comes from the statue that was erected there on top of the hill that slopes down into a ravine towards the sea.

Camacha. Also known as Vale Paraíso (Paradise Valley), it lives up to its name, for it really is an undiscovered paradise. The walk will take you through a hidden forest, simply magnificent. Feel the sound.

Lunch at the Shepherd’s Shelter

Quinta do Santo da Serra. Built by the Blandy family, in the English colonial style of the late 19th century, it is now a leisure area where you can relax a bit among a vast patch of Madeiran flora.

Northern Mills. A return to the beginning of the 20th century to get to know one of the main living testimonies of the glorious past of sugar production on the island. Today it is exclusively dedicated to the production of sugar cane brandy/rum, still made by traditional processes.

Pico do Facho Viewpoint. You will have a wide view of the Machico valley, the peaks in the central part of the island and Ponta de São Lourenço. In the past, huge bonfires were lit here to warn the population of the arrival of enemy vessels.

Day 3

Botanical Garden. Dating back to 1881, in Quinta do Bom Sucesso, belonging to the Reid family, it is today an obligatory stop, one of the most beautiful gardens in the region, with stunning views over the city of Funchal.

Cabo Girão Viewpoint. It is the highest cable in Europe, with 580 m high, famous for its suspended glass platform.
Boca dos Namorados. Viewpoint from where you can observe the greenest and most intense area of Madeira, with an excellent view of the mountainous area of the interior of the island.

Lunch at O Lagar restaurant

Rancho cable car. Once used as a means of transport for farmers who had great difficulty in bringing their crops up, today it allows you to glimpse an idyllic setting over the Fajãs of Cabo Girão.

Câmara de Lobos Village. This is one of the most emblematic places on the island of Madeira, mainly for its picturesque and majestic scenery. Here the best traditional kebabs are made on laurel sticks, which are accompanied with “poncha” or a Madeira wine.

Day 4

Queimadas Park in Santana. A walk where you will be able to observe the flora of the Laurissilva Forest.
Houses of Santana. Typical Madeiran houses, dating back to the discovery of the island.

Lunch at O Colmo Restaurant

Theme Park of Santana. Visit to one of the biggest attractions of the island, with an exhibition area dedicated to the History, Science and Tradition of the Madeira Archipelago.

Ponta de São Lourenço. Peninsula of volcanic origin, mostly basalt, classified as a partial natural reserve and the Desembarcadouro islet as an integral natural reserve.

Day 5

Funchal Cable Car. Trip through the skies with the city at your feet, a dazzling contrast between the green splashed with color, and the intense blue of the sea.

Monte Palace. Visit to the garden full of exotic fauna and flora. Option of visiting the exhibition space with three galleries: sculpture and collection of minerals from the 4 corners of the world.

Carreiros do Monte. Ready for the descent? Adrenaline to the maximum on the descent with the typical baskets of the island. You just have to let yourself go.

Lunch at Pico dos Barcelos

Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint. You will lose yourself in a unique view of a breathtaking panoramic view over the bay and the city of Funchal, with the Desertas islands in the background.

Eira do Serrado. Another viewpoint to lose sight of. At 1095 m altitude this time you will have a plenitude over the municipality of Câmara de Lobos, in the ‘heart’ of the island.

Curral das Freiras. After contemplating it from the viewpoint, you will visit the heart of this small parish, surrounded by huge mountains, in a cauldron formed, it is believed, by volcanic activities.

Pico do Areeiro. We climb to the second highest point of the island, situated at 1818 meters of altitude, it gives us a fantastic view over the central massif of Madeira.

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