Private tour

Nuns Valley Tour by Tukxi

Private tour

Nuns Valley Tour by Tukxi

From US$ 97.51 per group up to 3

Take a breathtaking ride up the Madeira mountains to Nuns Valley, a village nested inside an ancient valley created by millions of years of erosion. Accompanied by a professional tukxi driver and local guide, enjoy amazing and cinematographic landscapes.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel, cruise ship terminal, or any point located in Funchal.
Private group


  • Take in breathtaking panoramic views of Funchal from the “Pico dos Barcelos” viewpoint
  • Enjoy the change of landscape on the climb up the mountain
  • Admire the mountain views, Nuns Valley and its village almost 500 meters below from the "Eira do Serrado" viewpoint
Full description
Start your Nuns Valley adventure by meeting your driver/guide in the lobby of your Funchal-located hotel room or at the terminal of your cruise ship. With your driver/guide, begin the ascent up to your first stop 355 meters above sea level at “Pico dos Barcelos” to take in the city of Funchal in all its glory.   Your next stop is the “Eira do Serrado” viewpoint, standing in the “heart” of the island at an elevation of 1,095 meters. Admire the mountain views, the Nuns Valley and its village "Curral das Freiras" almost 500 meters below. Around the parish village the central mountain chain of Madeira stands guard, providing an amazing view of an almost-cinematographic landscape. Choose to either visit the village by driving through the tunnel that crosses the mountain or head back down to Funchal and make an extra stop at another viewpoint. After experiencing the wonderful changes in the landscape, from the seaside and urban environment of Funchal to the greener and dramatic mountain views, with changes in temperature and vegetation in between, you will be transported back to your desired drop-off point to relax after a day of adventure.
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel, cruise ship terminal or any other desired location in Funchal
  • Professional tukxi driver
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for children under 3 years old
  • Due to legal restrictions, the maximum combined weight of the passengers must not exceed 210 kg
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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We loved this tour and would highly recommend it. Our guide John was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable and we very much enjoyed being the only passengers personalized experience. Travelling up the mountains by Tuk Tuk was so unique and it was so refreshing to be driving around with the wind blowing in our hair while taking in the breathtaking scenery around us. 10/10!!

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March 24, 2023

Would highly recommend this tour. The tuk-tuk was a fun way to see this beautiful part of the island. It was surprising how well it managed the steep climb into the mountains! Our guide, Tiago, was friendly and well informed about the history and ecology of the island. He shared his knowledge in an easy going manner, making this a most enjoyable tour.

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March 24, 2023

Wycieczkę do Doliny Zakonnic zrealizowaliśmy w ostatnim dniu naszych wakacji i zdecydowanie możemy polecić! Nasz przewodnik John przyjechał punktualnie w wyznaczone miejsce i od razu zapytał nas czy jesteśmy przygotowani na zmienną pogodę. Miał dla nas koc oraz czapki na wypadek zimna, ale i tak polecamy wszystkim zabrać lekkie kurtki lub grube bluzy/polary. Wycieczka była w 100% dostosowana do naszych preferencji, oprócz oczywistych postojów na zrobienie fantastycznych zdjęć, John pokazał nam miejsca o których nie mieliśmy pojęcia, jak prywatny dom Christiano Ronaldo czy dzielnica jego urodzenia. Jako że moja córka to wielki fan sportu, taka wycieczka to spełnienie jej marzeń. Po trasie do samej doliny robiliśmy kilka przystanków na zrobienie zdjęć, zaliczyliśmy wspinaczkę na szczyt z zapierającym w piersi widokiem, a sam pobyt w dolinie to skosztowanie lokalnych przysmaków jak likier z wiśni w małej rodzinnej karczmie. Fenomenalny przewodnik z dużą wiedzą o wyspie i tradycjach.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 240857