Madeira Island West Tour
Situated 5km from the city of Funchal, our first stop is the quaint and famous fishing village of Câmara de Lobos; a favorite painting spot of the late Winston Churchill! Thereafter we travel up to the magnificent 580m high, glass balcony viewpoint of Cabo Girão, famous for being the highest in Europe and second highest cliff in the world. Traveling along the coast of the island we soon arrive at the village of Ribeira Brava, where we can visit a church dated in the 15th century. Next, we make our way to the 1007m high viewpoint of Encumeada, to enjoy beautiful landscapes overlooking the north and south coast of the island as well as the valleys of Ribeira Brava and São Vicente. From an altitude of between 1300-1500 meters, we find the tourist attraction of Paúl de Serra and its initiation of several levada walks that connect to different points of the island through the Laurissilva forest such as Rabaçal, Risco, and the 25 fountains. We then stop for lunch and extra time at the seaside town of Porto Moniz - home of the largest volcanic natural pools of Madeira. On our descent towards the town, we can enjoy fantastic views, especially those of the volcanic pools in their entirety. In good weather it is possible to take a dip, so come prepared. Next, we enjoy a brief stop overlooking the black sandy beach and natural rock pools of Seixal village. Along the way, we have the pleasure of passing several waterfalls, particularly the famous and stunning Bridal Veil waterfall. Staring up at the water pouring down the mountain, you can see how the rock face has been delicately sculpted by the wind and rain over millions of years to form what can only be described as the perfect art form. Thereafter we visit the picturesque neighboring village of São Vicente, where you can visit a beautiful church dating from the 17th century before returning to Funchal. Itenerary: 📍 Câmara de Lobos; 📍 Cabo Girão; 📍 Ribeira Brava; 📍 Encumeada; 📍 Paúl da Serra; 📍 Porto Moniz; 📍 Seixal; 📍 São Vicente; 📍 Funchal. 🚍 Pick-up/Drop-off Information: • Pick-up/drop-off is free for travelers in Funchal, Santa Cruz, and Câmara de Lobos; • Pick-ups/drop-offs outside these locations will have a cost to be determined and paid at the pick-up time; • After reserving this tour, you'll be contacted by the Tour Operator to arrange the pick-up/drop-off; • Drop-off is also included.
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