On the Best of Eastern Madeira Tour we will take you on a private full-day tour to explore the east side of Madeira island.
Immerse in the natural beauty and culture of Madeira by visiting one of the highest mountain in the island, walking in the Laurissilva forest, exploring small villages and enjoying breathtaking ocean views at Ponta de São Lourenço.
Visit the best sights of the island’s eastern region in 8 hours that you’ll never forget!
Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).
The tour highlights recommend some places to visit, however, there are others that may interest you, so we list some of them on ‘optional visits and experiences’.
Our main goal is to provide you an unforgettable day therefore we have the flexibility to customize the itinerary according to your preferences and tour length.
Our local guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or other meeting points.
Our tours are escorted by very experienced expert guides, all of whom work with us full time. With excellent English, permission to skip lines and expertise that came from real-life experience and on-the-ground knowledge, they are the key to accessing hidden gems and experiencing the true authenticity of our culture. Our guides are non-smoking.
Pico do Arieiro it’s one of the highest peaks in Madeira, with 5,965ft above sea level. Due to be the starting point of the most popular scenic mountain walk in Madeira it’s a place that you cannot miss.
The Ribeiro Frio Natural Park represents a vast part of the Laurissilva forest. A place where you’ll learn about the Laurissilva forest and in which you have at least 76 types of native plants as well as the largest surviving area of primary laurel forest, a vegetation type that is now confined to the Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands. It’s classified by UNESCO as a Natural World Heritage site due to its outstanding universal value.
The Miradouro da Portela offers one of the most outstanding landscapes of the island, from where we can see the Port of Cruz, Penha d’Águia and part of Santana. Here you will find a magnificent scenery of mountains that lie in a valley towards the sea.
Located on the east coast of the island of Madeira, this municipality has a great historical significance. It was here that Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira landed in 1419, when they discovered Madeira. The bay of Machico invites you to a walk surrounded by a pleasant landscape of sea and land. To the east of Machico is the viewpoint of Pico de Facho, from where you can admire the panoramic view from the peaks of the central region of the island to Ponta de São Lourenço.
Ponta de São Lourenço is the most easterly tip of Madeira and is a natural reserve with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and spectacular rock formations; is a unique landscape very different from the rest of the island. Descending the hillside, you will find a secluded beach called Prainha, which is the only natural black sand beach on the island.
It is located near the International Airport of Madeira. In addition to the well-known rocky beach of Palmeiras you can find in this village a beach complex, which includes swimming pools, solariums and a restaurant area. Santa Cruz also has several churches and chapels that you simply must visit.
With about 10 thousand people Camacha is one of the most emblematic parishes of Madeira and is one of the places most visited by tourists. It is internationally known for its folklore (the “Bailinho da Madeira”) and wicker baskets. In the central square, you can visit the Craft Center, where you will find all kinds of pieces of furniture and decoration, made in wicker.
Santana is a village in the northern part of Madeira, which is famous for the triangular shape houses with roofs made from reed and bright colors. These unique houses were used by the first Portuguese immigrants, in the 16th century becoming a tradition over the years.
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LS Low Season: Nov 1st to Dec 14th & Jan 11th to Mar 31st
HS High Season: April, June, July, August & Dec 15th to Jan 10th
SS Special Season: May, September & October
Ensures you an amazing comfort on tours of short and long distance
Guarantees indoor temperatures tailored to the needs of each one
Guarantee fresh bottled water and wi-fi on board so you can always be connected
Vehicles with room up to 7 passengers with practical storage solutions
Visit the most popular sites and go for a traditional sled ride
Visit incredible places where you'll feel as if you reached the top of the world.
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