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Stunning Sunrise Or Morning Hike Pico Arieiro To Pico Ruivo
PICO TRANSFERS... enjoy nature in your own rhythm! ORIGINAL AND UNIQUE BUDGET/SHARED TRANSFER SERVICE CONCEPT DESIGNED FOR TRAVELERS LOOKING FOR FREEDOM AND TO EXPLORE ON THEIR OWN! After we pick all guests (up to 8) in their accommodation in Funchal or Caniço (only), we will go to Pico Do Arieiro and you can enjoy the amazing hike to Pico Ruivo, the highest point of the island! Prepare yourself for stunning landscapes! You will walk on your own rhythm through this famous trail and find the challenging "stairs to heaven" and walk "above the clouds" or with the other guests if you choose to. We will pick you all at the ending point to take you back to your accommodation. The path to do this hike is from Pico Do Arieiro To Pico Ruivo To Achada Do Teixeira (11 km = 4:30 hours in total). Level: Medium-Hard. Is available in 2 different schedules: - "Sunrise Transfer" from around 5:00 am until around 13:00 pm. - "Morning Transfer" from around 8:30 am until around 5:00 pm. These times are average, NOT EXACT. Because the sunrise time changes every day and there is a change of clock twice a year. As you can see above, the total trip, counting the hike and the transportation, is around 7 hours and 30 minutes. Travel Agent & Tourism Licence: RNAVT N° 9866  Insurance: Allianz COPYRIGHTS RESERVED © 2019 - 2022
Porto Moniz & volcanic pools 4x4 tour
This tour is a full day tour (8 hours), and we start nearly 8h30 until 17h00. We will pick you up at your hotel / guest house, and then we go in direction to Serra d'Água, where you will get to know the "poios" or culture fields, geography and history of the Island. Head towards the North coast and climb up to Paúl da Serra by the "Ginjas", where you will have an off-road trail and a 15-minute walk on the famous "levadas" water aqueducts. Here in the middle of the Laurissilva forest (UNESCO), we have several native and endemic plants and trees. Continuing our tour, Porto Moniz is the next village that we will meet, and if the weather allows, you can swim in the volcanic pools. On the way to São Vicente where we have a mandatory stop to taste the "poncha", we have other volcanic pools and waterfalls to visit. After this full day trip, we return to your hotel. Other things to note We will pick you at your hotel / Airbnb. Funchal pick up is free Other áreas extra cost. lunch is optional 18.00 Euros per person including drink and coffee
Madeira Top Sunrise
* The activity is going to start during the night where we are going to collect all the guests from all their accommodations (If you are in Funchal, Caniço, Santa Cruz, Machico, Porto da Cruz and Santana surroundings) or meeting point for all the rest in Viveiros Galp Gas Station (In Estrada Doutor João Abel de Freitas 82). * The drive will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes to the place * We will have to walk up mountain for 2,5 kilometers but not so steep, more like a slow walk, from which we observe the stars and "milky way" * On the top of the highest mountain we wait for the sunrise * After all the pictures and videos are taken we start the descend to the car * Drive back to guest's accommodations Other things to note Depending on the weather forecasts we might have to change the place or in extreme cases we repeat the experience in the following day, if available tour/seats.
Local 4x4 Tours @ Ponta do Sol
The experience begins downtown Ponta do Sol, near the beach and supermarket where you can buy your last snacks and drinks for the journey. The first hour we will go upstream Ponta do Sol river, that will take us to a "levada" walk, where we will find a hidden waterfall. In the second hour we go up the mountain to do the sheperd's tour and be delighted with wonderful landscapes, wildlife and pure Nature. The third hour will be spent on preparing traditional food and drinks for a gastronomic experience, in a old sheperds shelter. The last 3 hours of the tour will be spent mostly in the Laurisilva endemic forest, in the north side of the island, which will take you to to the heart of the island and it's origins. For the end of this experience, I will take you back to the south coast for an amazing sunset. Other things to note Be prepared for adventure and some adrenaline. I'm going to be telling some stories about these landscapes and ecological value, the way older generations built these roads and water channels.
Surf with the Best in Madeira Island
Madeira Island its one of the best places in the world to surf. We will surf on the best spots in the island according to the weather conditions and the wave forecast. Either you are experienced or an absolute beginner, I look forward to welcome you in my family in Madeira Island. You will have a 2 hours class with all gear included and certified instructor by the Portuguese Surfing Federation. Other things to note Bring your will to learn and all the good vibes you have. Please be on time! *Please, be aware that the schedule for the activity could be adjusted due to the weather forecast. * Transfer not included

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Whale and Dolphin Watching
Cruise along the coast of the island of Madeira to Cabo Girão, one of Europe's tallest sea cliffs on this 2.5h to 3h tour on a Eco Friendly Catamaran. Search for whales and dolphins as you relax and take in the stunning views from the comfort of our nets and seating area. Numbers are limited to 149 people per cruise. Other things to note: Please arrive to our office in Marina do Funchal 30 min prior to the departure time. Check in will close 15min prior to the departure time. Guest arriving after check in closes or after boats departure will not be compensated. Important info: Due to the Crovid 19 we do not allow the use of snorkeling equipment!!
Dolphin and Whale Watching
Please arrive to Our office in Marina Funchal 20min prior to the departure time so you have time to check in. Once aboard, there will be a safety briefing and information about the trip. We will sail out a few miles from Funchal Bay searching for signs of wildlife such as dolphins, whales and turtles. It's a once in a lifetime experience seeing these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat. They are often jumping and splashing nearby! You can enjoy watching the sea life without big crowds in front of you as we take less passengers for a better experience. Wildlife observation is not guaranteed on this activity. This trip includes a stop at Cabo Girão, one of the highest sea cliffs in the world. In summer months you can dip into crystal clear waters whilst taking in the beautiful scenery around you. We will return close to the coast so you can enjoy the spectacular views of Madeira Island from the ocean. Our certified guides will give you plenty of information about the species you have seen, fauna, flora and all the interesting places along the way. Other things to note: Please arrive to our office 20min prior to the departure time. Check in closes 15min prior to the departure. Late arrivals can be refused to be boarded. Important info: Due to the Covid 19 we do not provide snorkelling equipment.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
We offer a 2h trip on a 300 horse power Speed Boat for Dolphin and Whale watching. We take a maximum of 10 guests onboard at a time. We come across Dolphins or Whales in 98% of our trips, and if we don't, we will offer you a second trip for free. We have 2 crew members on board, one to drive and one to give you all the details you need to know about the wild Cetaceans. Other things to note If the weather isn’t ideal for the trip, we will contact you to reschedule or issue a total refund.
Dolphins Experience
In the crystal clear waters of Madeira, swim with dolphins in their natural habitat. With assistance from an expert team of guides and divers, learn about the specific approach techniques needed to interact with these amazingly intelligent creatures. As you enter the water, you remain safely connected to the boat at all times. Glide along the waters and swim with the dolphins in front, below and next to you as you admire these beautiful mammals in their natural habitat and make unforgettable memories.  Other things to note Minimum age: 10 years old OUR SIGHTING GUARANTEE In our Whale watching and Swimming with Dolphins activity, we cannot predict if it will be only dolphins, only whales, or both on a single tour since we work with wild animals, and their behaviour is unpredictable. However, we guarantee to sight at least one dolphin or whale species! If no dolphins and no whales species are sighted during the tour which is extremely rare, the customer will have the possibility of another free tour, or in case of unavailability due to weather conditions, a free trip voucher valid 2 years! The success rate of the trips is 90%. In case swimming is not possible or if we see whales or dolphins we cannot swim with, you will be refunded the difference between the price of the observation trip and the swimming trip.
Self Guided Sunrise or Morning hike Pico do Arieiro to Ruivo
The CHEAPEST & BEST transfer to Pico do Areeiro! Specially designed for SELF GUIDED HIKERS Are interested in experiencing the Nº 1 HIKE in Madeira Island? IT'S PICO DO AREEIRO TO PICO RUIVO (PR1)! We provide transfers specially designed for SELF GUIDED HIKERS! The Co-Host Filipe will pick you up in your accommodation (Camara de Lobos, Funchal and Caniço) and will arrive to the starting point in time for the sunrise, which is located in the 2nd highest peak - Pico do Areeiro (1818 meters). After the sunrise, the hike takes place. The pick up is in Achada do Teixeira. The duration of the hike is 5 hours (about 10 km). - Duration: 5 hours - Max./Min. Altitude: 1857 m / 1491 Availability: 1) SUNRISE HIKE - 06.00 AM - 3.00 PM 2) MORNING HIKE - 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM Please contact for availability matters! BUT OTHER HIKES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE! VERY IMPORTANT: The weather conditions are very unpredictable in this part of the island, so your reservation could be cancelled or postponed. RNAVT Nº 9947
Sunrise & Stairways to Heaven walk
You'll experience Madeira's most famous and unique sunrise, up in the mountains at Pico Areeiro (1818m). Pick up is at Funchal's meeting point - Cristiano Ronaldo's Museum, 1 hour before the sunrise followed by a 35-40 minutes transfer to Pico Areeiro . Once at Pico Areeiro, we'll provide a short briefing and hand enough headlamps to light our group's first minutes of walking. We'll enter the trail that connects the highest peaks in the island and our night walk begins. On the way to our sunrise spot we'll visit Ninho da Manta's viewpoint and the famous Stairways to Heaven ridge . Once the sun is up and pictures are taken we follow the same way back contemplating the unique symbiosis between the golden hour and the mountainous scenario. This experience's: - walking time: 40 - 60 mins - total duration from pick up to drop off : 3hrs and 30mins. Includes: - stairs along the way - walking during night - possible vertigo IMPORTANT (by booking you accept the following term): -this experience is held in mountain peaks that are vulnerable to weather changing conditions. Should there be no proper weather/safety conditions to complete this experience a new date or tour will be offered as compensation. There is no money refund. -windy and cold conditions are to expect. Bring warm and comfortable walking clothes.
Stunning Sunrise Or Morning Hike Pico Arieiro To Pico Ruivo
PICO TRANSFERS... enjoy nature in your own rhythm! ORIGINAL AND UNIQUE BUDGET/SHARED TRANSFER SERVICE CONCEPT DESIGNED FOR TRAVELERS LOOKING FOR FREEDOM AND TO EXPLORE ON THEIR OWN! After we pick all guests (up to 8) in their accommodation in Funchal or Caniço (only), we will go to Pico Do Arieiro and you can enjoy the amazing hike to Pico Ruivo, the highest point of the island! Prepare yourself for stunning landscapes! You will walk on your own rhythm through this famous trail and find the challenging "stairs to heaven" and walk "above the clouds" or with the other guests if you choose to. We will pick you all at the ending point to take you back to your accommodation. The path to do this hike is from Pico Do Arieiro To Pico Ruivo To Achada Do Teixeira (11 km = 4:30 hours in total). Level: Medium-Hard. Is available in 2 different schedules: - "Sunrise Transfer" from around 5:00 am until around 13:00 pm. - "Morning Transfer" from around 8:30 am until around 5:00 pm. These times are average, NOT EXACT. Because the sunrise time changes every day and there is a change of clock twice a year. As you can see above, the total trip, counting the hike and the transportation, is around 7 hours and 30 minutes. Travel Agent & Tourism Licence: RNAVT N° 9866  Insurance: Allianz COPYRIGHTS RESERVED © 2019 - 2022
Porto Moniz & volcanic pools 4x4 tour
This tour is a full day tour (8 hours), and we start nearly 8h30 until 17h00. We will pick you up at your hotel / guest house, and then we go in direction to Serra d'Água, where you will get to know the "poios" or culture fields, geography and history of the Island. Head towards the North coast and climb up to Paúl da Serra by the "Ginjas", where you will have an off-road trail and a 15-minute walk on the famous "levadas" water aqueducts. Here in the middle of the Laurissilva forest (UNESCO), we have several native and endemic plants and trees. Continuing our tour, Porto Moniz is the next village that we will meet, and if the weather allows, you can swim in the volcanic pools. On the way to São Vicente where we have a mandatory stop to taste the "poncha", we have other volcanic pools and waterfalls to visit. After this full day trip, we return to your hotel. Other things to note We will pick you at your hotel / Airbnb. Funchal pick up is free Other áreas extra cost. lunch is optional 18.00 Euros per person including drink and coffee
Twenty-Five Fountains & Waterfalls Risco Levada
CHEAPEST & BEST WAY! WE PROVIDE SELF GUIDED HIKES FOR HIKERS! Are you interested in the Levada 25 Fontes & Risco (PR6) in Rabaçal? This is a service for you! The 25 Fontes Levada is one of the most popular in Madeira Island. It's name lives up to the number of fountains or little waterfalls that’s possible to count once you arrive there. Starting in Rabaçal and going to the 25 Fontes, the path reveals many landscapes and wonderful sensations. Along the way it’s possible to admire a wide variety of endemic species of the flora and fauna of the region. The Co-Host Filipe will pick you up and drop you off in you accommodation, giving you essential hike information, along some other tips of the Island. - Distance: 10 km (both ways) - Duration: 5 hours - Max./Min. Altitude: 1286m/976m Availability: 06.45 AM - 3.00 PM Please contact for availability matters VERY IMPORTANT: The weather conditions are very unpredictable in this part of the island, so your reservation could be cancelled or postponed. RNAVT nº 9947
Walk trough a Banana Plantation with a Local
I will guide you through one of the biggest banana plantation in the island. This is a fun experience in my born place, a sub tropical village of Madeira. I grew up playing around and watching my neighbours working in thi area. I also worked on my father's plots until I leaved Madeira to get my degree in mainland. Once surrounded by waterfalls and huge banana plants we will explore hidden paths in this kind of "jungle". I will identify the different species, explain the techniques of cultivation and its watering procedure. I will talk about some producing secrets and its economic importance. On our way we will see people farming and with luck will have the opportunity to have a quick taste of other tropical fruits we will collect directly from the trees. You will also notice typical constructions used by banana´s farmers. Such curiosities represents a folk`s legacy we should share. When we reach the highest point of our cultural tour we will stop and take a look to the view and have a break with banana taste. We will restore energy with nutritious bananas produced by locals. Finally we will visit the biggest banana depot in the island. NOTE I will not guarantee visits to the local factory during tours scheduled by specific request. Come! Pick your camera and let's see how madeirans contribute to the european stock of one of the most consumed fruits in the world.
Luxury Dolphins and Whale Watching on a Catamaran
We offer a 3 hour All Inclusive trip on a Fast Catamaran for dolphin and whale watching. We encounter dolphins or whales 98% of the time, and if we don't, we'll give you a free second trip. We operate more than a tourist attraction! Our team of marine biologists are associated with several scientific research programs on cetaceans. During our cruises they monitor and report the behaviours, interactions, observations and position of each species with the objective of the well-being and protection of cetaceans. A glass of Portuguese sparkling wine will be offered to you upon your arrival, then you will enjoy an open bar with cocktails, local wines, beers, juices, sodas, coffee, as well as local food, cookies and ice cream. The departure is from the Marina of Funchal in search of cetaceans in the bay. We will then go to the foot of Cabo Girão, the second largest sea cliff in Europe, 586m high, where we will stop for 20 minutes to swim or simply admire the view. The return is then made along the magnificent coast towards the Marina. Other notes: If the weather is bad for the trip, we will contact you to reschedule or give you a full refund.
Madeira Top Sunrise
* The activity is going to start during the night where we are going to collect all the guests from all their accommodations (If you are in Funchal, Caniço, Santa Cruz, Machico, Porto da Cruz and Santana surroundings) or meeting point for all the rest in Viveiros Galp Gas Station (In Estrada Doutor João Abel de Freitas 82). * The drive will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes to the place * We will have to walk up mountain for 2,5 kilometers but not so steep, more like a slow walk, from which we observe the stars and "milky way" * On the top of the highest mountain we wait for the sunrise * After all the pictures and videos are taken we start the descend to the car * Drive back to guest's accommodations Other things to note Depending on the weather forecasts we might have to change the place or in extreme cases we repeat the experience in the following day, if available tour/seats.
Descubra a magia das serras e do mar na Madeira
Welcome to this amazing island of Madeira where you can and will see one of the most amazing sunrise in the world and where you will swim in clear cristal water from our levadas in the top of our amazing mountains . In Madeira with me i will show you what the nature in Madeira has to offer to all of us that love our planet earth. Welcome to my fairy tale island. I will pick you up at your place.
Local 4x4 Tours @ Ponta do Sol
The experience begins downtown Ponta do Sol, near the beach and supermarket where you can buy your last snacks and drinks for the journey. The first hour we will go upstream Ponta do Sol river, that will take us to a "levada" walk, where we will find a hidden waterfall. In the second hour we go up the mountain to do the sheperd's tour and be delighted with wonderful landscapes, wildlife and pure Nature. The third hour will be spent on preparing traditional food and drinks for a gastronomic experience, in a old sheperds shelter. The last 3 hours of the tour will be spent mostly in the Laurisilva endemic forest, in the north side of the island, which will take you to to the heart of the island and it's origins. For the end of this experience, I will take you back to the south coast for an amazing sunset. Other things to note Be prepared for adventure and some adrenaline. I'm going to be telling some stories about these landscapes and ecological value, the way older generations built these roads and water channels.
Amazing Northwest in 4x4
On this tour you will discover the Northwest side of Madeira in a open top 4x4 vehicle. This tour starts at 8h30 in the morning, depending the area of your accomodation, lasts 8 hours, from 8h30 until 17h00, and will be made on board a 4x4 vehicle, passing at the old forestry roads and off-road, where you don't reach with a normal car. In this excursion, we will also have a walk in the "levadas", about 20 minutes, discovering its origins and utilities. We continue our journey towards the mountains of the Ribeira Brava, and then cross to the North of Madeira, discovering small hidden villages. We ascend to the only plateau on the Island, Paúl da Serra, about 1500 meters above sea level, passing through the endemic forest, rich in fauna and flora. Then, we will head towards Porto Moniz, passing by Fanal and Ribeira da Janela. In Porto Moniz you have the opportunity to swim in the volcanic pools and in the afternoon enjoy the view of the cliffs along the coast between Porto Moniz and São Vicente, as well as other natural pools, dark sandy beaches, and small villages. Before returning to your lodging, you will have the opportunity to drink the real "poncha". Other things to note We do the pick up at your hotel/ guest house free in Funchal and Caniço area. Other areas has a extra cost lunch is optional 18.00 Euros per person including drink and coffee
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