Madeira Island East Tour
We enjoy a great start to this tour by visiting Camacha; one of the most rural and rustic villages in Madeira where folklore is still hugely in practice. Camacha makes Madeira world-renowned for its industry of wicker and cane. Enjoy to see a variety of production pieces on show. Our next stop is Pico do Areeiro, the 3rd highest peak in the island, with an altitude of 1818m providing fabulous 360' island views. Often, rocky formations can be seen to be piercing through the clouds creating the most breath taking visuals and photo opportunities. Next we move on to Ribeiro Frio (meaning cold river). Ribeiro Frio is a small village situated in the heart of the Laurissilva forest. It is the largest surviving area of laurel forest in the world and is believed to be 90% primary forest. In this classified UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, we can enjoy a fantastic variety of plants and species in habitat. We can also observe the interesting Trout farm made up (as naturally as possible) of stone enclosures, fresh flowing levada water, set against a beautiful backdrop of pure nature. We continue our tour to Faial where we can view the imposing rock of Penha de Águia, which separates Faial from Porto da Cruz. With a lengthy stop at the village of Santana, you will have ample time for lunch and also take the opportunity to see Madeira’s world famous typical thatched roved triangular houses, painted in happy primary colours. Passing by Portela, en route to Ponta de São Lourenço, situated in the most eastern part of the island, we can see this magnificent landscape characterized by the fantastic combination of rocks, sea, and nature. Our final stop is the larger city of Machico the first area of the Island that the Portuguese navigators came across, at the time of the discoveries. Itenerary: 📍 Camacha; 📍 Pico do Areeiro; 📍 Ribeiro Frio; 📍 Penha de Águia; 📍 Santana; 📍 Ponta de São Lourenço; 📍 Machico. 🚍 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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