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Madeira West Island Tour with Levada Walk and Lunch
"Hotel pick-up is available in Funchal Canico Garajau and Camara de Lobos at no extra charge between 8 and 9am. Your first stop will be at the famous fishing village of Câmara de Lobos where the famous Sir Winston Churchill spent his days painting when he visited the island of Madeira. Continue to Cabo Girão to view the highest sea cliff in Europe.The tour's next stop is at Ribeira Brava where you will make a quick visit to the church there. You will then discover Ponta de Sol. This name literally means ""point of the sun"" an apt description for the most beautiful village on the island.Next enjoy a scenic drive through the Laurissilva Forest up to the plateau of Pául da Serra. Stop for a short
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Madeira Best of the West Day Tour
"The tour begins towards the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Stop at the Pico da Torre viewpoint where you can get a great overview of it's beautiful bay full of small fishing boats. Then stop at Estreito de Câmara de Lobos to observe the vineyards in the green covered terraces.At Cabo Girão you get a breathtaking sea views from the observation platform. At an altitude of 580 meters it's the highest cape in Europe and the second in the world. At the village of Ribeira Brava you will be able to visit the beautiful church of São Bento and enjoy the sea views. Leaving towards the north we get to the largest plateau of the island Paul da Serra.Observe the great valley of Ribeira da Janela as we continue towards the Village of Porto Moniz where we arrive at around lunch time. Here you can pick from a number of local restaurants
From EUR25.00
 
South West Island Day Tour By The Coast From Funchal
"The tour starts in Câmara de Lobos the land of the fisherman very well known for the fishing of black scabbardfish. We now go in direction of Cabo Girão situated on the highest promontory in Europe at 580 meters famous for its suspended glass platform. Ponta do Sol considered the hottest municipality of the island and is also where the sun shines for more hours. In Calheta you will have the opportunity to observe the manufacture of Rum and sugar cane honey and a located in the north of the island. Here you will find the towns natural pools formed from volcanic rocks. In Seixal you can also enjoy the Natural Pools and lastly is Sao Vicente
From EUR180.00

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Remember to pack the essential items

Lightweight suitcase (recommended with new baggage allowance) luggage labels. Secure hand luggage containing passports, flight tickets, insurance documents, money, E111health insurance card link...
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Madeira Guides

Torch and waterproof gear for walking through Levada tunnels, some of which are very long, dark and wet!! Madeira'(AA World Travel Guides)`Madeira'(Sunflower Landscapes) by John and Pat...
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Don't forget

In Madeira never is very cold or too hot, so, if you go there during the summer’s months, take thin clothes.When I was there, in April, it was a warm weather but when we go to the highest peaks it...
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Heading for the Hills

Bring a little backpack to carry water and maps in case you decide to venture off on a delightful levada walk. I stayed way up in the mountains where it seems to rain every day, so pack some light...
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Pack lightly...

... if you are like me as I always pack too much. Light clothing, sandals, comfy walking / hiking shoes if so inclined. Even if it looks cloudy and so-so in the morning, chances are it WILL be a sunny...
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Travel light!

* Map and guidebook;* Crackers;* 2 Liter of water;* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Lip...
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Allways bring a torch light!

Just bring the essencial! Allways bring a coat! Madeira has a fantastic weather but in the mountains sometimes it's very cold! Allways! Madeira has 2 camping places. One in Porto Moniz and the other...
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Shoes

A good pair of walking boots or shoes, roads are very steep, and extremly slippy in wet weather, be warned.
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Top Hotels in Madeira Island

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Vila da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-133, Portugal
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Ponta da Oliveira Apartado 12, Canico, Madeira, 9125-909, Portugal
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Things to Do Near Madeira Island

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Blandy’s Wine Lodge Tour

The Blandy’s Wine Lodge Tour came highly recommended so we put it on our “Must Do” list There are 3 tours offered and we took the middle option, “The Premium Tour” – This lasted about 45 minutes and...
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Cable-Car to Monte

Another thing not to be missed is the ride up to Monte in the cable-car, it is open 7 days a week (Except Christmas Day) from 0900 until 17.45 and although not cheap, it isn’t exorbitant either with a...
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Top 5 Madeira Island Writers

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sachara

"Madeira"
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salinhopt

"Madeira Island - Sculpted by Gods"
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Jerelis

"Madeira - Small archipelago of volcanic orgin."
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pikuu

"Madeira: spectacular island of tunnels"
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Sininen

"ISLAND OF FLOWERS"
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