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Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras)
Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras)

Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras)

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Surrounded by steep mountains, the village of Curral das Freiras (Valley of the Nuns) seems like an impossible place to access when viewed from the Eira do Serrado lookout point. But its remote location is exactly why it was embraced by the escaped slaves and nuns who fled from pirates in Funchal.

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Amazing Skywalk and more... Half day Tour in Open Roof 4x4

Amazing Skywalk and more... Half day Tour in Open Roof 4x4

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Seeing Portugal’s Madeira region can be difficult on your own because of its hard-to-get-to highlights. This Jeep tour to Madeira’s cliffs and valleys charges through the area’s rough landscape, so you can stop by Boca dos Namorados, Jardim da Serra, Cabo Girão, and Câmara de Lobo all in one day. Plus, round-trip transport from Funchal is included for a seamless adventure.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.29
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$39.29
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Madeira Off-Road Tours

Madeira Off-Road Tours

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Madeira off-road tours, it’s all about our private and personalized service. As a traveler, you want to be less of a tourist and have more of an adventure, that’s why we’re staffed with only the most knowledgeable local guides, born and raised in the islands to provide you a truly memorable day here in Madeira!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.97
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$42.97
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Nun's Valley Open 4X4 Tour

Nun's Valley Open 4X4 Tour

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Discover the vertiginous roads and secluded villages of the Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras) on a 4x4 tour from Funchal. In an open-top 4x4, you’ll follow rugged routes and enjoy stunning views of Madeira’s mountainous terrain. Plus, you’ll stop to taste Portuguese liqueurs and pastries, and visit a wicker factory. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.08
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$44.08
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Nun's Valley & Arieiro Peak Half day Tour in Open Roof 4x4

Nun's Valley & Arieiro Peak Half day Tour in Open Roof 4x4

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This is a fantastic choice for those who’d like to experience the natural beauty of Madeira. Take the stress out of organizing transport, by having round-trip transport included. You’ll travel in an open roof 4WD, so you’ll get great views of the island, and stop off at lots of scenic viewpoints such as Nun’s Valley, and Pico do Arieiro. Drive past many of the island’s highlights such as Ribeiro Frio, and have a chance to stop off for refreshments at a Madeiran restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.97
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$42.97
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Madeira Valley of the Nuns Tour

Madeira Valley of the Nuns Tour

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The Valley of the Nuns (Curral da Freiras) might be one of the coolest places you can visit in all of Portugal—and this tour makes it easy to explore the area. Not only is it a village built on the crater of an extinct volcano, but it was once a place where nuns would hide when pirates attacked the city of Funchal. Plus, during this tour, you’ll stop by the fishing village, Câmara de Lobos, and try a traditional Madeira drink.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.33
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$23.33
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Arieiro Peak and Nun´s Valley Half day Tour in Open Roof 4x4

Arieiro Peak and Nun´s Valley Half day Tour in Open Roof 4x4

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Famed for its splintering mountains and rugged coastlines, Madeira is a mecca for outdoor adventurers. See some of the island’s most spectacular scenery on a 4-hour jeep tour from Funchal, including convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Absorb panoramic views of Funchal from Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint, visit the famous Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras), and Pico do Arieiro, the island’s third-highest peak.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.29
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$39.29
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Arieiro Peak & Nun´s Valley in Open Roof 4x4 Tour + Dolphins Watching

Arieiro Peak & Nun´s Valley in Open Roof 4x4 Tour + Dolphins Watching

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This guided tour of Madeira is a great way to save time, and see multiple sites in one day. After a hotel pickup, travel by jeep to the heights of Nun’s Valley. Get access to beautiful panoramic views at Pico do Arieiro, which would be difficult to reach without a jeep. Make the most of your trip by seeing Madeira from the water, and going on a dolphin and whale watching tour too.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.80
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$79.80
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Boat and Open Roof 4x4 Tour

Boat and Open Roof 4x4 Tour

This is a experience 2 in 1, adventure at the mountains and ocean. Enjoy a half day tour to the "Nun's Valley" and Peaks at 1800 meters high in the morning, then, at the afternoon, enjoy stunning views of Madeira coast and island from out to sea on a "boat" Catamaran trip. Watch out for the whales and dolphins playing, jumping and splashing nearby the coast.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,574.05
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$1,574.05
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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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$79.80
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Private Nun's Valley Tour from Funchal

Private Nun's Valley Tour from Funchal

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This private guided tour of Madeira will help you discover many of the island’s dispersed attractions in one day. You’ll hear invaluable historical insights from your guide, and it’ll be a hassle-free day hotel pickup, drop-off, and private transport included. You’ll visit multiple highlights such as Pico dos Barcelos, Nun’s Valley, and Cabo Giro, in this action-packed and informative tour of the island.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.11
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$151.11
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Private Service VIP Nun's Valley Halfday Tour

Private Service VIP Nun's Valley Halfday Tour

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On this scenic, private half-day trip, you’ll travel from Pico dos Barcelos to picturesque Nun's Valley in a comfortable, WIFI-equipped car. See where the nuns of the Monastery of Santa Clara once sought refuge from French privateers. Other highlights include postcard-perfect views from Pico dos Barcelos, a stop at popular Eira do Serrado lookout point, and a peek at the UNESCO-listed Laurisilva Forest.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.22
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Madeira Nuns Valley Sightseeing Tour from Funchal, Canico, and Machico

Madeira Nuns Valley Sightseeing Tour from Funchal, Canico, and Machico

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Experience a famous Madeira beauty spot on a small-group Nuns Valley (Curral da Freiras) trip from Funchal, Canico, and Machico. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, make the scenic journey to Nuns Valley, a village tucked into an ancient crater-like bowl between vertiginous peaks. Stop at Pico dos Barcelos to gaze over Funchal, enjoy bird’s-eye views over Nuns Valley from Eira do Serrado, and visit the history-steeped village. Hotel pickup and drop-off, and choice of departure times included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$18.42
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$18.42
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Ride a quad all day long

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Ride a quad all day long

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Take a full day off-road tour of Madeira Island. You won't be crowded into a bus or 4x4. You will only be alone or with two on your Access 300cc quad, you are on the handlebars We are doing everything necessary to eliminate this virus Far from the beaten track and tourist trap circuits, Cocorico Extrem Road makes you discover off-road hiking in the magnificent landscapes of Madeira. There is something for everyone, whether you are with family or friends, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll or an extreme hike. With our excursion mode, stops can be made when you want, we can take more or less time in the places we visit, according to your desires of the moment.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.51
$79.80
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Private VIP Half Day Jeep Tour in Open Roof 4x4

Private VIP Half Day Jeep Tour in Open Roof 4x4

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Customize your own sightseeing itinerary on a private 5-hour jeep tour of Madeira. Depending on your preferences, you’ll explore the east or west side of the island in a 4x4 vehicle while receiving undivided attention from a private guide. Opt to discover Pico do Areiro and the Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras) in the east, or ascend to Cabo Girão, Europe’s highest sea cliff, and Câmara de Lobos, home to a colony of monk seals, during a tour of the west. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.       
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$239.41
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$239.41
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East of Madeira : Private 4x4 Tour

East of Madeira : Private 4x4 Tour

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Experience the spectacular natural scenery, delicious cuisine, and traditional villages of Madeira’s east coast on this full-day tour. Traveling by 4WD, venture off-road and escape the crowds as you drive the Pico do Areiro mountain roads, stop in villages such as Ribeiro Frio and Faial, and visit a traditional A-frame house in Santana. Along the way, enjoy lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant, optional tastings of Madeira wine or Porto Da Cruz rum, and a visit to a poncho bar.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$288.52
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$288.52
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Nuns Valley

Nuns Valley

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Our first priority is the client and we want to propose a unique tour. We are very happy agency and professional at the same time. Everything for the happiness of the next, and you'll see that you'll enjoy.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.77
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$26.77

Nuns Valley Tour

Nuns Valley Tour

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This is a trip to the center of Madeira Island, where extraordinary mountains with cloud-covered ridges descend to the verdant valleys in the most spectacular way. Our excursion begins with a visit to the Mirador do Pico dos Barcelos (from this place it is possible to contemplate a panoramic view of the bay and the city of Funchal). We then proceed to Eira do Serrado, a viewpoint located at 1094 meters above the parish of Curral das Freiras. Then we went to the small village of Curral das Freiras. The enormous cauldron in which the Curral das Freiras is situated was formed by erosion, which is the latest theory, or, as many still believe, by volcanic activity. The village is very isolated and the inhabitants live mainly from what they cultivate. The local chestnuts are delicious and are used in daily cooking. Every year, the inhabitants celebrate the 'Chestnut Festival', for which the village is famous.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.62
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$23.62
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Private 4x4 Tour Full Day

Private 4x4 Tour Full Day

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With dense forests, sweeping beaches, and spectacular natural scenery, Madeira is widely considered the jewel in Portugal’s crown—but the rugged terrain can make exploring a challenge. On this flexible private tour, step off the tourist trail and explore Madeira’s wilderness at your own pace. With your guide at the wheel of your powerful 4x4 vehicle, reach corners of Madeira many visitors miss.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.26
Price varies by group size
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$144.26
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Half-Day Guided Tour of Madeira Nuns Valley from Funchal

Half-Day Guided Tour of Madeira Nuns Valley from Funchal

Discover the unique flora and fauna of Madeira on a 4-hour scenic tour of the Nuns Valley. Travel across the rocky terrain of the island’s interior, and enjoy panoramic views along the way. Visit the fishing town of Câmara de Lobos. Explore the stunning landscapes of the Curral da Freiras (Nuns Valley) on a scenic half-day tour from Funchal. Journey to the center of Madeira to find dramatic, cloud-topped mountains and verdant valleys. ✔ See the unique flora of the Curral da Freiras ✔ Go to the fishing village where Churchill once spent time painting ✔ Learn the theories of how the Nuns Valley was formed ✔ Get one of the best panoramic views in Madeira ✔ Spend time at one of the most isolated villages of the interior ✔ Taste some of the local produce, such as the famous chestnuts Return to Funchal, stopping at the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, where Winston Churchill painted his beautiful landscapes. Try some of the legendary Poncha drink before you leave.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.25
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$55.25

Canyoning at Ribeira do Cidrão Madeira Island

Canyoning at Ribeira do Cidrão Madeira Island

This canyon lies in the middle of the island, in the valley that the nun's from Santa Clara convent fled to when Funchal was attacked by pirates in 1566. Therefore nowadays known as the Nun's Valley. After a walk of approximately 20 minutes on a dirt road and along a levada, our canyoning adventure starts. Along the way we conquer 6 rappels, the highest being 15 meters. We find some refreshing pools that we can jump and slide into and all the time we will be accompanied by beautiful mountain views. After the canyon we walk another 20 minutes back up.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.15
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$88.15
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Funchal Shore Excursion:Private Stunning and scenic Nuns Valley Tour

Funchal Shore Excursion:Private Stunning and scenic Nuns Valley Tour

When porting in Funchal seeing the stunning Nuns Valley is a must. We take you in a private comfortable private taxi but for a price of a large group coach tour. This tour meets you at the cruise port and guarantees to get you back to the ship on time.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.15
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$82.15
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WHEELCHAIR TOUR CABO GIRAO CRUZEIRO Privade

WHEELCHAIR TOUR CABO GIRAO CRUZEIRO Privade

We are a company focus on providing services and equipments necessary for people with reduced mobility enjoy the nature and walks without conditioning. We provide a off road chair that enable the access to walks or levadas and trails on mountain as well local touristic zones in city. We also have a ramp that enable access on stairs. We do tours All Over island and specific trails on mountains. FORGET EVERYTHING WHAT YOU SAW ... FORGET ALL WHY HAPPENED ... DARE YOURSELF WITH NATURE ... CHEIRE THE FLOWERS ... HEAR THE NATURE ... BREATHE PURE AIR ... BREATHE NATURE ... LET'S GO TO INIMAGINABLE PLACES ... PLACES TO STAY WITHOUT WORDS ... PLACES ONLY FOOTPRINT ... HEAR ... FEEL ... RELAX ... DISCOVER ... MADEIRA IS NOW ACCESSIBLE
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.36
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$104.36

WHEELCHAIR TOUR CABO GIRAO HALF DAY Privade

WHEELCHAIR TOUR CABO GIRAO HALF DAY Privade

We are a company focus on providing services and equipments necessary for people with reduced mobility enjoy the nature and walks without conditioning. We provide a off road chair that enable the access to walks or levadas and trails on mountain as well local touristic zones in city. We also have a ramp that enable access on stairs. We do tours All Over island and specific trails on mountains. FORGET EVERYTHING WHAT YOU SAW ... FORGET ALL WHY HAPPENED ... DARE YOURSELF WITH NATURE ... CHEIRE THE FLOWERS ... HEAR THE NATURE ... BREATHE PURE AIR ... BREATHE NATURE ... LET'S GO TO INIMAGINABLE PLACES ... PLACES TO STAY WITHOUT WORDS ... PLACES ONLY FOOTPRINT ... HEAR ... FEEL ... RELAX ... DISCOVER ... MADEIRA IS NOW ACCESSIBLE
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$314.82
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$314.82
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Private Service VIP Eira do Serrado Walk

Private Service VIP Eira do Serrado Walk

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It is a route mainly on the sidewalk with a great historical importance for the parish of Curral das Freiras, since it constituted for several centuries one of its main accesses. Only in 1959, with the arrival of the first road access to the center of the locality, this route loses importance. In Eira do Serrado, a visit to the belvedere, at a height of 1095 meters, offers a superb view over the village, the mountainous massif and the Ribeira dos Socorridos valley. It is a privileged place to have the perception of the erosive capacity of the natural elements that shaped the island.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.30
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras) 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 33 Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras) costs USD 18.42. Guided Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras) tours start around USD 18.42 per person. See all 33 Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras) tickets and tours on Viator.