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Things to do in Ponta Delgada, Madeira

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From Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades Jeep, Bike, & Kayak Ride

1. From Ponta Delgada: Sete Cidades Jeep, Bike, & Kayak Ride

In a full package that brings together energy, bliss, and fun, we activate the adrenaline thanks to this jeep tour. The activity combines a route through dirt tracks with the sense of freedom possible in bike rides and, also, with the adorable laziness of a kayak experience in the lagoon. From the transcendent heights we will descend towards the small town with its gracious peninsula spread along the water and, then, will set to explore the fantastic scenery that surrounds it. The multi-coloured soil and slopes; the clearings opened for walks at the sound of the running water and of the vibrating breeze; the flickering reflections of the sky and of the banks; the silent calmness of a place where the pure air covers the valley…

Northeast Madeira 4X4 Tour from Funchal

2. Northeast Madeira 4X4 Tour from Funchal

Head out from Funchal on a full-day tour of Madeira’s north-east. Leaving the town behind, stop in São Vicente, and take in amazing 360-degree views. Marvel at the contrast of colors from the vineyards. Enjoy a drive along serpentine roads and through forests. Discover the unique scenery of the area from an open-top 4X4 vehicle. Before lunch, visit a water mill and see the traditional thatched houses of Santana. Stop to enjoy lunch in idyllic surroundings, and later visit a sugar cane and rum factory, where you can taste the local rum. Finish your tour in Caniçal, where you’ll have spectacular views of Ponta São Lourenço – the eastern part of the island.

North Madeira & Wine Tour 4x4 Jipe Tour

3. North Madeira & Wine Tour 4x4 Jipe Tour

We leave from Funchal to the village of Santa Cruz for a short stop. Then, we start the trip to Porto da Cruz, where we visit the Sugarcane Mill where there is the possibility to taste the famous and typical regional drink “Poncha”, made with sugarcane brandy. We continue until we reach Santana, along dirt roads and winding through the green of the Laurissilva that will take us to the parish of Ilha and S. Jorge where we can appreciate the natural beauty, passing by the viewpoint of Boca das Voltas with a magnificent view. From here we head towards Arco de S. Jorge, already by the sea, for lunch. After this break, we continue along the north coast, passing through Boaventura, Ponta Delgada and São Vicente, where we will stop at Quinta do Barbusano, to visit the property and taste the wines produced there. In the wine tasting you can taste red, white and rosé wines. In the late afternoon we return to Funchal.

Madeira: Private Banana Farm Tour with Pickup

4. Madeira: Private Banana Farm Tour with Pickup

The banana from Madeira is a subspecies of the original banana and grown extensively on the island of Madeira, traditionally smaller than the South American banana but accentuated on the palate. It is supplemented with sucrose, glucose, fructose, fibers, potassium, magnesium and various vitamins from clusters A, B and vitamin C. We will visit a local Banana Farm area in funchal city where you can understand a little bit more how this famous fruit grows in the Island. We will also have a look at the Viewpoint of RG3, an unknow viewpoint many people don’t know where we can see the whole funchal around us.

Madeira: Private Guided Madeira Theme Park Tour with Pickup

5. Madeira: Private Guided Madeira Theme Park Tour with Pickup

The Madeira Theme Park, located in the city of Santana, is a fantastic exhibition center dedicated to the history, science and tradition of the Madeira Islands. It occupies an area of 145,000 m2 and should not be missed by visitors; it is the only one of its kind in Portugal. The Park's main attractions are the four multimedia pavilions; "Discovery of the Islands", "Future of the Earth", "Fantastic Voyage in Madeira" and "A World of Islands, The Islands of the World". A replica of the Monte train, traditional oxcarts and nets, a traditional Santana. The visit to the garden area is open to all, an open space area disclosing some specimens of the island indigenous flora, and footpaths, which are also among some interesting features of this cultural and scientific attraction.

From Funchal: Madeira Island Private Sightseeing Jeep Tour

6. From Funchal: Madeira Island Private Sightseeing Jeep Tour

Enjoy amazing Landscapes. Experience astonishing views. Be amazed by the mixed scenery of mountains and ocean. The tour has its first stop in the village of São Vicente. Here, you can take the opportunity to visit and get to know the magnificent Matriz church dating from the 15th century, take a short walk through the center of the village, enjoying the stunning landscapes of this fantastic village. We continue our journey towards the picturesque village of Ponta Delgada, located on the north coast of the island, to delight you with splendid views that bring together the mountain and the ocean in the same image. We continue our journey to the Ruins of São Jorge, vestiges of the first constructions made at the beginning of the settlement. Next stop is Vila do Porto da Cruz where you can visit our sugar cane mill. Then we end our tour with a last, but no less interesting stop in the city of Machico, one of the most historic on the island.

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What people are saying about Ponta Delgada, Madeira

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 35 reviews

The experience is fantastic, whether you go with children or if you go only adults, our guide is called María and she turned out to be a charming person, striving at every moment so that we were all enjoying ourselves, without a doubt a beautiful experience that I would live with you again! !!!

I enjoyed it so much! We visited few very beautiful places, which I would never get to myself. It felt like a real adventure. Highly recommend to travel around island with 4*4 and not with a microbus tours

Great trip! Saw very beautiful landscapes and got a lot of impressions and background information. Our guide Spencer was a particular highlight

A beautiful experience framed and tuned to perfection by our wonderful guide, Tomas!

amazing! guide was fantastic! so knowledgeable and knew all the secrets