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Machico
Machico

Machico

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Belonging to Portugal and lying in the Atlantic more than 550 miles west off the coast of Morocco, the archipelago of Madeira is not exactly a place one stumbles upon while traveling. But visitors soon realize it is a destination worth planning for, and the town of Machico is its shining star.

Along with the island's largest city, Funchal, Machico quickly became a full-fledged town shortly after the discovery of the island in the early 15th century. In fact, it was the first place where explorers landed and as such, is the historical heart of the island. Sights include Franciscan chapels, defensive forts, and the original fire beacon to warn of intruders. There are also beautiful vistas, modern beach clubs, world-class diving spots, and the town itself, with its welcoming locals.

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Swim with Dolphins - Madeira

Swim with Dolphins - Madeira

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The Swim with Dolphins Trip is a breakthrough! Using specific approach techniques and relying on the dolphins amazing intelligence and inherent interest in humans, we now are able to share with YOU an open water, in-water dolphin experience. You are connected safely to the boat at all times and in the water right next to the dolphins as they glide from bow to bow- in front of, below, and next to you! The best thing is that this all takes place right here in the crystal clear waters of the Natural reserve of Ponta de Sao Lourenco - Madeira! Why with us? - 99% chance of spotting whales or dolphins - Tour in the area with the highest concentration of cetacean of Madeira - Learn about marine mammals - Get your digital guide about Madeira's cetaceans In the case of no-sighting, we will offer you the possibility to join us on another trip free of charge. Our guides will decide if dolphins behaviour, species and sea condition allow or not to get safely in the water.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.84
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Sunrise Hike at Ponta de São Lourenço

Sunrise Hike at Ponta de São Lourenço

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Ponta de Sao Lourenço is one of the most popular attractions in Madeira and the absolute best way to really appreciate this hike is by avoiding the crowds. Known for its beautiful colours and rock formations, the volcanic peninsular is one of the oldest parts of the island. The peninsula is classified as a partial natural reserve. All the land and sea by the North coast, is part of the European network of important community sites - Natura 2000. You can witness very unique fauna and flora on this side of the island, endemic birds and on the very rare occasion, a visit from the world´ s rarest seal, the monk seal. At the end of the trail, you can dive in the Sardinha port a great place for a swim in some of the cleanest water! The hike involves some ascends and descends and is considered Moderate difficulty with a total of 8Km more or less which should take around 4 hours in total to complete.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.75
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Madeira East Tour from Funchal

Madeira East Tour from Funchal

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Discover the eastern landscapes of Madeira with ease on an 8-hour tour from Funchal, ideal for lovers of natural landscapes. Ascend to Pico de Arieiro, Madeira’s third-highest peak, and admire the famous Laurissilva Forest, which dates back to prehistoric times. Plus, you’ll enjoy lunch in the colorful town of Santana, visit Machico, and admire panoramic views from Ponta de São Lourenço. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Funchal are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.60
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4x4 Full-Day Tour to Explore Portugal's Scents and Flavors

4x4 Full-Day Tour to Explore Portugal's Scents and Flavors

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Get off the beaten track on a full-day tour of Madeira by open-top 4x4 vehicle, exploring a landscape of rugged mountains with views to the sea. Depart Funchal for the northwestern side of the island, where the scenery gets wilder and more dramatic. You’ll pass through a series of Madeira villages, with time to explore traditional factories, a saw mill, and old fashioned thatched houses. This full-day tour of northwest Madeira includes pickup and drop-off at Funchal hotels, and it’s the perfect introduction to the island’s natural side.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.89
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Referta To Castelejo / Lost Bridges

Referta To Castelejo / Lost Bridges

This is an easy and pleasant walk, where you will have the opportunity to see the vineyards, responsible for the production of the famous American wine. This levada has a panoramic view of the Port of Cruz and the famous Penha d'Águia, a fantastic rock that rises majestically. This is an easy and quite pleasant walk! From paths built by man many years ago you can admire the beauty of some of the villas on the north coast of the island. The setting is stunning and completely different from any part of Madeira.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.01
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THE FAMOUS WALK Pta. S. LOURENÇO

THE FAMOUS WALK Pta. S. LOURENÇO

The trail runs along the Ponta de S. Lourenço, the easternmost peninsula on the island of Madeira, named after the caravel of João Gonçalves Zarco, one of the three discoverers of the island of Madeira. This peninsula is of volcanic origin, in its majority basaltic, being also existent formations of calcareous sediments. In its follow-up we have two islets: the islet of Barley, the Half or the Desembarcadouros, the islet of Ponta de S. Lourenço, the Farol or Fora. The peninsula is classified as a partial natural reserve and the islet of the Desembarcadouro full nature reserve. The entire terrestrial area and the marine area adjacent to the North coast, up to the depth of 50 m, are part of the European Network of Sites of Community Importance - Natura 2000 Network.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.43
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Maroços To Vale Mimosas / Lost Route

Maroços To Vale Mimosas / Lost Route

This trail begins in the Machico valley in the southeast part of the island and consists of a flat course of about 6.5 km, with an easy degree of difficulty. Also known as the Vale das Mimosas, you can admire magnificent views of the Machico Valley (where Portuguese navigators landed for the first time) and the Desertas Islands. Along this trail you can observe agricultural fields, where vegetables and fruit are grown by the local population and enjoy some of the exotic flowers along the way.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.01
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Day Pack @ Ponta de São Lourenço

Day Pack @ Ponta de São Lourenço

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DAY PACK at Ponta de São Lourenço will allow you to explore the unique wonders of this Nature Reserve in various ways and make the most of your day: - Kayak Experience - observe the beautiful caves up close and take beautiful photographs of the volcanic escarpments of Baía D'abra. - Snorkeling Experience - Be amazed by the fantastic underwater world at Cais do Sardinha, where you can see beautiful species of fish, maybe even octopus and cuttlefish, beautiful algae and sponges. If you're lucky you'll also be able to observe the very rare Monk Seal. - Our light sandwiches are made with the traditional Bolo do Caco bread and a selection of fresh fillings* **. - The Light House View Tour will be the icing on the cake. We will take you to the farthest end of Ponta de São Lourenço and dazzle you with our beautiful lighthouse before returning to Marina da Quinta do Lorde. * Vegetarian and Vegan options should be requested in advance. ** Please inform us of any alergies beforehand.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.43
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Old Forest Jeep Tour 4x4

Old Forest Jeep Tour 4x4

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Head beyond Funchal city limits, and explore some of Madeira’s most dramatic scenery, on this full-day Jeep tour. Depart from your hotel, and travel with just a small group for company. You’ll head to the Pico do Arieiro (Madeira’s third-highest peak), will explore the island’s UNESCO-listed Laurissilva Forest, will tour the Village de Santana (known for its traditional straw dwellings), enjoy seaside views from the Ponta de São Lourenço, and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.25
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Trail Running Madeira

Trail Running Madeira

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The best way to explore and discover Madeira Island. Running the unique and unbeaten ancient paths.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.22
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$98.22
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Lighthouse View 2 - Boat Tour Ponta São Lourenço

Lighthouse View 2 - Boat Tour Ponta São Lourenço

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Come with us and admire a 150-year-old lighthouse, the oldest in Madeira Archipelago. You'll also be able to see Ilhéu do Desembarcadouro, the North Coast and its beautiful caves and calm bays as well as several species of animals and plants that can only be found here. Upon return, we will make a quick stop at Cais do Sardinha where you can take a dip in its crystal clear waters.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.78
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Lighthouse View 1 - Cais do Sardinha to Lighthouse and return Quinta do Lorde

Lighthouse View 1 - Cais do Sardinha to Lighthouse and return Quinta do Lorde

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Come with us and admire a 150-year-old lighthouse, the oldest in Madeira Archipelago. You'll also be able to see Ilhéu do Desembarcadouro, the North Coast and its beautiful caves and calm bays as well as several species of animals and plants that can only be found here.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.19
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$25.19

Pico Arieiro

Pico Arieiro "FlowerEAST" Santana Full Day 4x4 Safari Small Group Tour

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Explore the wild and rural side of East Madeira by going on an exhilarating 4x4 tour. You won’t have to worry about your trip being overcrowded as you’ll be traveling in a small group. Visit off-road sites that would be hard to reach alone such as Pico do Arieiro. You’ll see incredible landscapes, learn about local flora and fauna, and see traditional houses in Santana. A guide will enhance your tour with fascinating stories about the island along the way.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Walking Tour to the East Peninsula of São Lourenço

Walking Tour to the East Peninsula of São Lourenço

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Welcome to my experience, my goal is to take you to one of the most exciting walks Madeira has to offer.For the last 6 years i have guided a lot in this Atlantic Pearl, i know the best timing to visit the special places. Our experience is to walk the east peninsula of São Lourenço, it's a 3 hours walk (level 2 in a 1-5 difficulty scale). The cenario we will find is the arid part of Madeira, Ocean is turquoise and there is a magic contrast with the ochre of the mountains. Zarco, the discoverer of Madeira, baptized this place with the name of his ship, São Lourenço. It's a unique place. Our Journey begins at 8:30am with the pick up,and I'll take care of the transportation. At the end of the day we can stop at "mercearia", the place where locals go to have a drink at the end of the day. Before we say goodbye i always recommend a good restaurant to go and taste the best black scabbard fish, with wine and garlic sauce. Come on let's go Hiking and have fun.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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3 days Open Water Course | Scuba Diving

3 days Open Water Course | Scuba Diving

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This is the world’s most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Learn to dive is fun! We will take you step by step in this 3/4 days course including swimmin pool sessions, theory and real diving. We offer included FREE Digital training Materials in your language.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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1 day buggy ride

1 day buggy ride

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Take a full-day buggy tour of Madeira Island. There is something for every taste ! Whether you are with family or friends, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll or an extreme hike. Personalize your visit! We choose together what you want to do and see during your excursion. Stop at the request, your guide is listening to you. Far from the beaten track and tourist trap circuits, Cocorico Extrem Road makes you discover all-terrain hiking in the magnificent landscapes of Madeira. Including a traditional Madeiran barbecue skewers, Madeira sweet potato, traditional Madeira bread wine and dessert Up to 8 people
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.80
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 Lighthouse View 3 (Cais do Sardinha, Lighthouse and return to Cais do Sardinha)

Lighthouse View 3 (Cais do Sardinha, Lighthouse and return to Cais do Sardinha)

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Come with us and admire a 150-year-old lighthouse, the oldest in Madeira Archipelago. You'll also be able to see Ilhéu do Desembarcadouro, the North Coast and its beautiful caves and calm bays as well as several species of animals and plants that can only be found here.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.90
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North East Tour Sao Vicente Caves

North East Tour Sao Vicente Caves

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The Sao Vicente Caves from Funchal are more than 30 minutes away. Avoid the hassle of renting a car and driving yourself with this northeast Portugal tour. Along with a guaranteed visit to the Sao Vicente Caves, you’ll stop by Ponta Delgada, Santana, and Ponta de São Lourenço. Funchal hotel pickup and drop-off are included for an extra convenience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.97
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Full Day East Madeira - Camacha, Pico do Ariero, Ribeiro Frio, Portela, Santana

Full Day East Madeira - Camacha, Pico do Ariero, Ribeiro Frio, Portela, Santana

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Experience the culture of Madeira during this full-day tour leaving from Funchal. On this tour see artisans at work in Camacha and the renowned cottages atop Santana mountain village. Also while visiting east Madeira, capture stunning views in Pico do Arieiro, Ribeiro Frio, and Portela.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.56
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Basic Tour 2 - Quinta do Lorde to Cais do Sardinha and return

Basic Tour 2 - Quinta do Lorde to Cais do Sardinha and return

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You will be able to enjoy the sea views of Baía d’Abra, passing through its beautiful caves and finishing at Cais do Sardinha dock.
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  • 15 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.90
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Basic Tour 1 - Shuttle (Quinta do Lorde to Cais do Sardinha) (one way)

Basic Tour 1 - Shuttle (Quinta do Lorde to Cais do Sardinha) (one way)

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You will be able to enjoy the sea views of Baía d’Abra, passing through its beautiful caves and finishing at Cais do Sardinha dock.
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  • 15 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.60
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 Magnificent East Tour

 Magnificent East Tour

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Departure from the hotel at 9:00 am towards the parish of Camacha to observe the wicker factory and all its process. Afterwards, climb to Pico do Areeiro at 1818m, where you can observe the beautiful mountains and surrounding valleys and even the parish of Curral das nuntas, deep in one of the great valleys. Descent to Ribeiro Frio, where there is a nursery of trout that later are dropped in the brook. A visit to the center of Santana is followed to observe the typical triangular houses with thatched roof, followed by another stop in Faial. Returning to Funchal, you will have two more stops, at the belvedere of Ponta de São Lourenço and Machico. Return to the hotel by 5:00 p.m.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.15
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A-Framed Houses East Tour

A-Framed Houses East Tour

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East Madeira is known for its stunning A-Framed houses in Camacha. This day tour is perfect for travelers with limited time in Madeira as you’ll see many highlights in one tour. Get access to incredible Pico Arieiro views, see the UNESCO World Heritage site Laurissilva Forest, and Ponta de São Lourenço. Traveling with a guide means you won’t get lost, and you’ll learn about Madeira as you explore its attractions.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.69
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Around The Island - Two Days Tour From 9am to 5pm (each Day)

Around The Island - Two Days Tour From 9am to 5pm (each Day)

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Get involved with nature, history and tradition. Feeling Madeira gives you adventure and a unique experience that you will never forget!
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.28
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Machico can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 73 Machico tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Machico costs USD 12.60. Guided Machico tours start around USD 12.60 per person. See all 73 Machico tickets and tours on Viator.