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Madeira: Half-Day Coasteering Tour

1. Madeira: Half-Day Coasteering Tour

"Coasteering" is a sports activity that allows one to progress along the coast, whether along a beach or a cliff. Along the way you can make use of swimming, diving, snorkeling, climbing, traveling through caves or tunnels, and jumping into the water. Madeira has excellent conditions for this sport due to its lava and rocks shores, allowing visitors to swim in the crystal clear warm water. The waters form pristine views, with the mountain flowing almost into the sea. These activities take place in the southeast coast of Madeira, specifically in Baia d’Abra (Caniçal), a natural park of breathtaking beauty. The jumps, which are all optional, are between 1 and 10 meters high. Coasteering can be done by families, groups, or individuals of all ages, providing they can swim. Throughout the whole route, participants will be led by the guides and instructors who will assist everyone in terms of safety techniques and all procedures.

Madeira: 3-Hour Level-1 Canyoning Experience

2. Madeira: 3-Hour Level-1 Canyoning Experience

Located some 300 miles off the coast of Africa, and more than 600 miles off mainland Europe, the volcanic island of Madeira offers some of the best landscape for outdoor activities, and on this 3-hour tour you will try one of the best. Canyoning takes place on a mountainous watercourse. To overcome the obstacles of nature, you have to swim, jump, and rappel in small waterfalls. The route of the Chão da Lagoa offers 2 rappels, the largest some 60 feet (18 meters) high. All you need to bring is a towel, bathing suit, sports shoes (that you don't mind getting wet) and a change of clothes. All other equipment, including safety harness and wetsuit, is provided. Armed with a sense of adventure, hike through the lush landscape of Madeira - legendary for its floral diversity - along rocky paths to the rappel site. Once you are safely harnassed, abseil down the waterfalls. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried it before; the guides are extremely safety conscious and professional. You will leave with a new found interest in this exhilarating sport, and perhaps a desire to take it to level 2.

Madeira: Caminho Real da Encumeada Private Walk

3. Madeira: Caminho Real da Encumeada Private Walk

This walk is approximately 11.7 km with a duration of 4-5 hours. The highest altitude is 1322 m., the lowest, 830 m. Along the way the views of Curral das Freitas (Nun’s Valley), located in the center of the island, as well as the village of Encumeada, emerge and deserve your contemplation. Walk among endemic species of the flora and fauna of Madeira Island, such as the laurel, Vinhático, Til, Firecrest, Chanffinch, Kestrel, and many others. Gorgeous lagoons and waterfalls abound, and birds beckon you chirpily as you take advantage of wildlife photo opps for posterity.

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What people are saying about Funchal

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Phil and Diego were great fun and enthusiastic and the excursion is an excellent introduction to real canyoning with 5 waterfall cliffs to traverse with ropes on the route. There is a separate €5 charge per person to rent appropriate footwear. You will actually be canyoning for about 2 hours, overall door to door experience time about 5 hours.

What an awesome experience!!! A big thank you to our great guides Luis and Milton, who made this day something unforgettable. They were very welcoming and kind. We felt very safe and in good hands. The trip is well organized. We will be back definitely!!!

The best trip in Madeira! Guides were fantastic and after jumping from the cliffs you feel amazing :) we recommend to anyone ! Must do in Madeira.

Great guides, excellent kit, truly stunning valley, exciting and challenging but made easy for us- everyone should do it!

AMAZING !!! it is a MUST to do this experience ...wonderful