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Local 4x4 Tours @ Ponta do Sol
The experience begins downtown Ponta do Sol, near the beach and supermarket where you can buy your last snacks and drinks for the journey. The first hour we will go upstream Ponta do Sol river, that will take us to a "levada" walk, where we will find a hidden waterfall. In the second hour we go up the mountain to do the sheperd's tour and be delighted with wonderful landscapes, wildlife and pure Nature. The third hour will be spent on preparing traditional food and drinks for a gastronomic experience, in a old sheperds shelter. The last 3 hours of the tour will be spent mostly in the Laurisilva endemic forest, in the north side of the island, which will take you to to the heart of the island and it's origins. For the end of this experience, I will take you back to the south coast for an amazing sunset. Other things to note Be prepared for adventure and some adrenaline. I'm going to be telling some stories about these landscapes and ecological value, the way older generations built these roads and water channels.
Madeira Top Sunrise
* The activity is going to start during the night where we are going to collect all the guests from all their accommodations (If you are in Funchal, Caniço, Santa Cruz, Machico, Porto da Cruz and Santana surroundings) or meeting point for all the rest in Viveiros Galp Gas Station (In Estrada Doutor João Abel de Freitas 82). * The drive will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes to the place * We will have to walk up mountain for 2,5 kilometers but not so steep, more like a slow walk, from which we observe the stars and "milky way" * On the top of the highest mountain we wait for the sunrise * After all the pictures and videos are taken we start the descend to the car * Drive back to guest's accommodations Other things to note Depending on the weather forecasts we might have to change the place or in extreme cases we repeat the experience in the following day, if available tour/seats.
Stunning Hike Pico Arieiro To Pico Ruivo l Transfer Service
PICO TRANSFERS... enjoy nature in your own rhythm! ORIGINAL AND UNIQUE BUDGET/SHARED TRANSFER SERVICE CONCEPT DESIGNED FOR TRAVELERS LOOKING FOR FREEDOM AND TO EXPLORE ON THEIR OWN! After we pick all guests (up to 8) in their accommodation in Funchal or Caniço (ONLY), we will go to Pico Do Arieiro and you can enjoy the amazing hike to Pico Ruivo, the highest point of the island! Prepare yourself for stunning landscapes! You will walk on your own rhythm through this famous trail and find the challenging "stairs to heaven" and walk "above the clouds" or with the other guests if you choose to. We will pick you all at the ending point to take you back to your accommodation. The path to do this hike is from Pico Do Arieiro To Pico Ruivo To Achada Do Teixeira (11 km = 5:00 hours in total). Level: Medium-Hard. Good fitness level is required. Travel Agent & Tourism Licence: RNAVT N° 9866  Insurance: Allianz COPYRIGHTS RESERVED © 2019 - 2023
Walk with a local
In this experience i'm suggesting some of the most beautiful walking trails in Madeira Island. All the tours are scheduled in the less busiest day in each area to provide you a calm and relaxing experiences out of the crowds. The schedule for the week will be the following: Monday: 25 Fountains and Risco levadas and waterfalls - Distance: 11km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 3 Tuesday: Larano coastal & forest trail - Distance: 11km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 4 Wednesday: Caldeirão Verde Levada - Distance: 13km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 2 Thursday: Fanal Ancient Forest - Distance 12km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 3 Friday: Levada do Rei - Distance 10km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 1 Saturday: Ponta São Lourenço - Distance 7km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 2 You can search for these names to have a look at the sceneries before booking. If you're unsure if it's the best trail for you, please contact before booking. Your walking tour program will start with the pick up at your hotel or apartment starting from 8.30am, we'll talk about some relevant information about Madeira during the car trip to the start point, have an unforgettable experience by walking in the most magical places of Madeira, then i'll drop you off again at the hotel. Other thing to note: This is a shared tour with other Airbnb guests
Porto Moniz & volcanic pools 4x4 tour
This tour is a full day tour (8 hours), and we start nearly 8h30 until 17h00. We will pick you up at your hotel / guest house, and then we go in direction to Serra d'Água, where you will get to know the "poios" or culture fields, geography and history of the Island. Head towards the North coast and climb up to Paúl da Serra by the "Ginjas", where you will have an off-road trail and a 15-minute walk on the famous "levadas" water aqueducts. Here in the middle of the Laurissilva forest (UNESCO), we have several native and endemic plants and trees. Continuing our tour, Porto Moniz is the next village that we will meet, and if the weather allows, you can swim in the volcanic pools. On the way to São Vicente where we have a mandatory stop to taste the "poncha", we have other volcanic pools and waterfalls to visit. After this full day trip, we return to your hotel. Other things to note We will pick you at your hotel / Airbnb. Funchal pick up is free Other áreas extra cost. lunch is optional 18.00 Euros per person including drink and coffee

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Whale and Dolphin Watching
Cruise along the coast of the island of Madeira to Cabo Girão, one of Europe's tallest sea cliffs on this 3h tour on a Eco Friendly Catamaran. Search for whales and dolphins as you relax and take in the stunning views from the comfort of our nets and seating area. Numbers are limited to 149 people per cruise. Other things to note: Please arrive to our kiosk 20min prior to the departure time for check in. Our kiosk is right oposite from our Catamaran Magic Dolphin Eco. Guest arriving after check in closes or after boats departure will not be compensated. Important info: Due to the Covid 19 we do not allow the use of snorkelling equipment!!
Dolphin and Whale Watching
Please arrive to Our office in Marina Funchal 20min prior to the departure time so you have time to check in. Once aboard, there will be a safety briefing and information about the trip. We will sail out a few miles from Funchal Bay searching for signs of wildlife such as dolphins, whales and turtles. It's a once in a lifetime experience seeing these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat. They are often jumping and splashing nearby! You can enjoy watching the sea life without big crowds in front of you as we take less passengers for a better experience. Wildlife observation is not guaranteed on this activity. This trip includes a stop at Cabo Girão, one of the highest sea cliffs in the world. In summer months you can dip into crystal clear waters whilst taking in the beautiful scenery around you. We will return close to the coast so you can enjoy the spectacular views of Madeira Island from the ocean. Our certified guides will give you plenty of information about the species you have seen, fauna, flora and all the interesting places along the way. Other things to note: Please arrive to our office 20min prior to the departure time for check in. Our kiosk is right oposite from our Catamaran Magic Dolphin Eco. Late arrivals can be refused to be boarded. Important info: Due to the Covid 19 we do not provide snorkelling equipment.
Twenty-Five Waterfalls & Risco Levada Self Guided Hike
Experience a different perspective on hiking: at your own rythym. With pick up and drop at your accommodation*, enjoy a Self Guided hike and visit the one of the most famous walk in Madeira: 25 Fontes and Risco Levada. Our schedules allow you to "skip the line" and have the path almost to yourself, during the first hours. Program: The guests are picked up at their accommodation to join a shared transfer (up to 8 guests per van), in direction to the 2nd famous hike in Madeira - 25 Fontes in Rabaçal (beggining). The hosts provide hike instructions and map explanation, with schedules. You will have 5 hours to do both paths "25 Fontes" and "Risco", ending at the cafe - Casa do Rabaçal. The pick up and drop of locations are the same (parking lot). Hike Information: - Duration: 5 hours - Extension: 10 km - Starting Point: Parking Lot 25 Fontes - Ending Point: Parking Lot 25 Fontes - Max Elevation: 1300 m - Min Elevation: 1000 m Transfer Information: - Capacity: 8 people - From the city to Rabaçal: average 1.5 hour - From Rabaçal to the city: average 1.5 hour - *Pick up/Drop off limits: Funchal, central area of Camara de Lobos and Caniço areas Weather conditions are very unpredictable in this part of the island. Your reservation can be canceled or postponed. RNAVT nº 9947
Local 4x4 Tours @ Ponta do Sol
The experience begins downtown Ponta do Sol, near the beach and supermarket where you can buy your last snacks and drinks for the journey. The first hour we will go upstream Ponta do Sol river, that will take us to a "levada" walk, where we will find a hidden waterfall. In the second hour we go up the mountain to do the sheperd's tour and be delighted with wonderful landscapes, wildlife and pure Nature. The third hour will be spent on preparing traditional food and drinks for a gastronomic experience, in a old sheperds shelter. The last 3 hours of the tour will be spent mostly in the Laurisilva endemic forest, in the north side of the island, which will take you to to the heart of the island and it's origins. For the end of this experience, I will take you back to the south coast for an amazing sunset. Other things to note Be prepared for adventure and some adrenaline. I'm going to be telling some stories about these landscapes and ecological value, the way older generations built these roads and water channels.
Sunrise & Stairways to Heaven walk
Brace yourself for an experience like no other - witness the legendary sunrise of Madeira from the summit of Pico Areeiro (1818m) in the majestic mountains. Your journey begins with a pickup at the iconic Cristiano Ronaldo Museum, an hour before the sun begins to rise, followed by a 35-40 minute transfer to Pico Areeiro. As you arrive, we'll provide a short briefing and equip you with a torch to light up the first few minutes of your trek. The adventure kicks off as we embark on the trail connecting the highest peaks of the island, commencing a thrilling night walk. En route to the sunrise spot, we'll take you to the incredible Ninho da Manta viewpoint and the famed Stairways to Heaven ridge, offering stunning panoramas of the rugged terrain. As the sun starts to crest the horizon and picture-perfect moments are captured, we'll retrace our steps, savouring the enchanting scenery with the golden hour casting a magical glow on the mountains. This experience entails a 40-60 minute walk, and the total duration from pickup to drop-off is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. The trek features stairs along the way, night walking, and possible vertigo, providing a challenge for the intrepid traveller. We operate in a vulnerable environment, where weather conditions can change abruptly. Should we be unable to proceed safely, we'll offer a new date or alternative tour as compensation.
Luxury Dolphins and Whale Watching on a Catamaran
We offer a 3 hour All Inclusive trip on a Fast Catamaran for dolphin and whale watching. We encounter dolphins or whales 98% of the time, and if we don't, we'll give you a free second trip. We operate more than a tourist attraction! Our team of marine biologists are associated with several scientific research programs on cetaceans. During our cruises they monitor and report the behaviours, interactions, observations and position of each species with the objective of the well-being and protection of cetaceans. A glass of Portuguese sparkling wine will be offered to you upon your arrival, then you will enjoy an open bar with cocktails, local wines, beers, juices, sodas, coffee, as well as local food, cookies and ice cream. The departure is from the Marina of Funchal in search of cetaceans in the bay. We will then go to the foot of Cabo Girão, the second largest sea cliff in Europe, 586m high, where we will stop for 20 minutes to swim or simply admire the view. The return is then made along the magnificent coast towards the Marina. Other notes: If the weather is bad for the trip, we will contact you to reschedule or give you a full refund.
Welcome to Magical Madeira
Welcome to this amazing island of Madeira and join me to watch a amazing sun rise on the top of the island and after we will go to explore our magical fanal forest our wonderfull levadas and waterfalls in Rabaçal or in Santana and during the tour i will show you the island as your friend .
Ocean View Amazing Food Experiences
Our experience will create unique and unforgettable moments for our guests. The objective is to show a 3-course menu with drinks, where the products of our island and our plantation will be highlighted. Since we call for the use of "seasonal products" our menu will vary according to the same, always keeping "Madeira traditional Espetada" as the protagonist. (There are vegetarian options) Upon arrival, our guests will be welcomed with a "Welcome drink". The second moment will be a visit to our space and our agricultural production, where we will harvest some products that will be present on our menu. Then we start making our menu, where we want our guests to be an integral part of it, in order to make the whole process known and create bonds. After the tasting phase, our experience ends with a self-made digestive, typical of Madeira Island.
Sunrise / Morning Self-Guided Hike Pico Arieiro & Pico Ruivo
We provide a different perspective on hiking: at your own pace. With pick up and drop at your accommodation*, enjoy a Self Guided hike and visit the most famous walk in Madeira: Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo, for the sunrise or a later morning schedules. This hike is located between the highest mountains in Madeira (up to 1862 m) and incorporates the most incredible landscapes and scenaries. Program: The guests are picked up at their accommodation to join a shared transfer (up to 8 guests per van), in direction to the 2nd highest mountain - Pico do Arieiro (beggining). The hosts provide hike instructions and map explanation, with schedules. You will have 5 hours to go from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo and then Achada do Teixeira (10 km). The pick up after the hike is at Achada do Teixeira (parking lot). Hike Information: - Duration: 5 hours - Extension: 10 km - Starting Point: Pico do Arieiro (1818 m) - Ending Point: Achada do Teixeira (1600 m) - Max Elevation: 1862 m (Pico Ruivo) - Min Elevation: 1548 m Transfer Information: - Capacity: 8 people - From the city to Pico do Arieiro: average 1.5 hour - From Achada do Teixeira to the city: average 1.5 hour - *Pick up/Drop off limits: Funchal, central area of Camara de Lobos and Caniço areas Weather conditions are very unpredictable in this part of the island. Your reservation can be canceled or postponed.
Walk trough a Banana Plantation with a Local
I will guide you through one of the biggest banana plantation in the island. This is a fun experience in my born place, a sub tropical village of Madeira. I grew up playing around and watching my neighbours working in the area. I also worked on my father's plots until I leaved Madeira to get my degree in mainland. Once surrounded by waterfalls and huge banana plants we will explore hidden paths in this kind of "jungle". I will identify the different varieties and explain the techniques of cultivation. I will talk about some producing secrets and its economic importance. On our way we will see people farming and with luck will have the opportunity to have a quick taste of other tropical fruits we will collect directly from the trees.You will also notice typical constructions used by banana´s farmers. Such curiosities represents a folk`s legacy we should share. When we reach the highest point of our cultural tour we will stop, take a look to the view and have a break with banana taste. We will restore energy with nutritious bananas. Come! Pick your camera and let's see how madeirans contribute to the european stock of the most consumed fruit in the world.
Madeira Top Sunrise
* The activity is going to start during the night where we are going to collect all the guests from all their accommodations (If you are in Funchal, Caniço, Santa Cruz, Machico, Porto da Cruz and Santana surroundings) or meeting point for all the rest in Viveiros Galp Gas Station (In Estrada Doutor João Abel de Freitas 82). * The drive will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes to the place * We will have to walk up mountain for 2,5 kilometers but not so steep, more like a slow walk, from which we observe the stars and "milky way" * On the top of the highest mountain we wait for the sunrise * After all the pictures and videos are taken we start the descend to the car * Drive back to guest's accommodations Other things to note Depending on the weather forecasts we might have to change the place or in extreme cases we repeat the experience in the following day, if available tour/seats.
Stunning Hike Pico Arieiro To Pico Ruivo l Transfer Service
PICO TRANSFERS... enjoy nature in your own rhythm! ORIGINAL AND UNIQUE BUDGET/SHARED TRANSFER SERVICE CONCEPT DESIGNED FOR TRAVELERS LOOKING FOR FREEDOM AND TO EXPLORE ON THEIR OWN! After we pick all guests (up to 8) in their accommodation in Funchal or Caniço (ONLY), we will go to Pico Do Arieiro and you can enjoy the amazing hike to Pico Ruivo, the highest point of the island! Prepare yourself for stunning landscapes! You will walk on your own rhythm through this famous trail and find the challenging "stairs to heaven" and walk "above the clouds" or with the other guests if you choose to. We will pick you all at the ending point to take you back to your accommodation. The path to do this hike is from Pico Do Arieiro To Pico Ruivo To Achada Do Teixeira (11 km = 5:00 hours in total). Level: Medium-Hard. Good fitness level is required. Travel Agent & Tourism Licence: RNAVT N° 9866  Insurance: Allianz COPYRIGHTS RESERVED © 2019 - 2023
Dolphins Experience
In the crystal clear waters of Madeira, swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. With assistance from an expert team of guides and divers, learn about the specific approach techniques needed to interact with these amazingly intelligent creatures. As you enter the water, you remain safely connected to the boat at all times. Glide along the waters and swim with the dolphins in front, below and next to you as you admire these beautiful mammals in their natural habitat and make unforgettable memories.  Other things to note Minimum age: 10 years old OUR SIGHTING GUARANTEE In our Whale watching and Swimming with Dolphins activity, we cannot predict if it will be only dolphins, only whales, or both on a single tour since we work with wild animals, and their behaviour is unpredictable. However, we guarantee to sight at least one dolphin or whale species! If no dolphins and no whales species are sighted during the tour which is extremely rare, the customer will have the possibility of another free tour, or in case of unavailability due to weather conditions, a free trip voucher valid 2 years! The success rate of the trips is 80%. In case swimming is not possible or if we see whales or dolphins we cannot swim with, you will be refunded the difference between the price of the observation trip and the swimming trip.
Walk with a local
In this experience i'm suggesting some of the most beautiful walking trails in Madeira Island. All the tours are scheduled in the less busiest day in each area to provide you a calm and relaxing experiences out of the crowds. The schedule for the week will be the following: Monday: 25 Fountains and Risco levadas and waterfalls - Distance: 11km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 3 Tuesday: Larano coastal & forest trail - Distance: 11km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 4 Wednesday: Caldeirão Verde Levada - Distance: 13km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 2 Thursday: Fanal Ancient Forest - Distance 12km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 3 Friday: Levada do Rei - Distance 10km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 1 Saturday: Ponta São Lourenço - Distance 7km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 2 You can search for these names to have a look at the sceneries before booking. If you're unsure if it's the best trail for you, please contact before booking. Your walking tour program will start with the pick up at your hotel or apartment starting from 8.30am, we'll talk about some relevant information about Madeira during the car trip to the start point, have an unforgettable experience by walking in the most magical places of Madeira, then i'll drop you off again at the hotel. Other thing to note: This is a shared tour with other Airbnb guests
Amazing Northwest in 4x4
On this tour you will discover the Northwest side of Madeira in a open top 4x4 vehicle. This tour starts at 8h30 in the morning, depending the area of your accomodation, lasts 8 hours, from 8h30 until 17h00, and will be made on board a 4x4 vehicle, passing at the old forestry roads and off-road, where you don't reach with a normal car. In this excursion, we will also have a walk in the "levadas", about 20 minutes, discovering its origins and utilities. We continue our journey towards the mountains of the Ribeira Brava, and then cross to the North of Madeira, discovering small hidden villages. We ascend to the only plateau on the Island, Paúl da Serra, about 1500 meters above sea level, passing through the endemic forest, rich in fauna and flora. Then, we will head towards Porto Moniz, passing by Fanal and Ribeira da Janela. In Porto Moniz you have the opportunity to swim in the volcanic pools and in the afternoon enjoy the view of the cliffs along the coast between Porto Moniz and São Vicente, as well as other natural pools, dark sandy beaches, and small villages. Before returning to your lodging, you will have the opportunity to drink the real "poncha". Other things to note We do the pick up at your hotel/ guest house free in Funchal and Caniço area. Other areas has a extra cost lunch is optional 18.00 Euros per person including drink and coffee
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