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A-Framed Houses East Tour

The East Tour with its famous “A” framed houses; clouds hanging below Pico do Arieiro hugging the contours of the mountains.The delightful unspotted Laurissilva forest.

per adult from

$36

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off ( Free for hotels in Funchal)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • Does not include pickup from the Cruise Ship Port (requires extra fee of €5 pp)
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Camacha Wicker Factory, Largo Conselheiro Aires Ornelas 12, Camacha, Madeira 9135-053 Portugal

    On the East Madeira Tour heads for Camacha. The road is lined with orchards and in summer, with blue blossom of the agapanthus. Camacha sits on a high plateau on the northeast of Funchal. At Camacha you will visit “O relogio”, the largest outlet on the island for wicker products and nobody will pressurise you to buy. Demonstrations of wicker weaving can be seen in the basement.Camacha is also the first place were soccer was played in Portugal in 1875.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Pico do Arieiro, E 202, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900 Portugal

    We then uphill heading for Pico Arieiro, 1818m (5965 fts). It is the third highest peak in Madeira. As you climb, the green woodland gives way to bare rock. There are tremendous views over an endless succession of knife-edge ridges and sheer cliffs. Cotton-wool clouds hang in the valleys.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio, Er103 Parque Natural de Ribeiro Frio, Madeira 6160-206 Portugal

    Leaving Pico Areiro continuing your journey up hill, through small terraces lining the road where you can find all types of fruits before you reaching Ribeiro Frio is a delightful spot set among the Laurissilva forest This Forest was classified in the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Santana, Madeira Portugal

    Santana.-  Presenting a picture of domestic and agricultural prosperity. The predominant colour is the greens of the terraced fields and the hay meadows, interspersed by apple, pear and cherry orchards, dotted among the haystack are triangular thatched buildings, used by local farmers as cow sheds. Traditionally people lived in these ingenious structures. You will discover how spacious the Santana ´A` farmed buildings are when you visit one.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Piscina do Porto da Cruz, Caminho do Penedo 17, 9225, Portugal

    Driving down to the North Coast, to a rural village of Porto da Cruz. Located at the foot of a Rock called Penha d´Aguia, and on the other side, steep terraced slopes. The only running sugar mill in the north coast is located in this village. Its brick chimney stands up high in the village. It has a beautiful sea promenade.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pico do Facho viewpoint, Er109, Canical, Madeira Portugal

    Machico´s bay was the first place where Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira landed when Madeira was discovered. It has an uncommonly shaped valley, which looks as if a balcony overlookes the sea and the mountains, in a municipality with great abundance in water. The sugar cane crops and its mills activities made it become very important for Madeira’s economy until the 17th century. The eastern side of Machico bay is dominated by Pico do Facho a 320 mts (1050 ft) a high peak. It was named after the beacon (facho) that used to be lit here to warn residents of approaching pirates

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira Portugal

    Ponta de São Lourenço. The eastern most point of the island. The area around Caniçal and Sao Lourenço has a similar climate to that of the island of Porto Santo. It is noticeable that the nature vegetation is different here .The north and south coast can be seen simultaneously. On a clear day Porto Santo can also be seen. Beautiful rock formation can be found in this region and one of the coast plants, the ice plant.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from All accommodation in Funchal, Camara de Lobos ,Canico, or Machico that are not on the list.
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Madeira Island Tours

Activity ID: V-42204P3

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