East Tour Madeira

Miradouro in Ponta de São Lourenço with dykes on Madeira East Tour

Admire Madeira’s most diverse landscapes ranging from magnificent natural parks, historic villages and imposing mountains on East Tour Madeira. Besides, it is a full-day journey you won’t want to miss!

  • Holiday Type Discovery, Family, Tours, Sightseeing
  • Activity Level Leisurely 1/8
Madeira Laurissilva Natural park on Madeira East Tour

All about East Tour Madeira

Discover the beauty of Eastern Madeira Tour and the place where the Age of Discovery began. So, we will make our first stop over Machico historic city where the Portuguese explorers landed in the 15th century, changing the world forever. We’ll then head to Ponta de São Lourenço where its distinct landscape looking like a painting created by nature will amaze you. Besides, the colourful rocks plunging towards the sea are fantastic. First, we’ll go for a short coastal walk at the charming village of Porto da Cruz and later, to a viewpoint offering fabulous views over the coastline, the cliffs and the ocean. We will then take you to Santana to view the famous traditional thatched houses.

After enjoying free time for lunch, we’ll drive to Ribeiro Natural Park and pass through not only a rare prehistoric forest but also Laurisilva forest – UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll cross stunning landscapes on the road to the top of Pico do Arieiro (1818 m.) and enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the wild volcanic peaks. As a matter of fact, it’s not every day you look at such breathtaking sceneries. Above all, Book your place now!

Hikes on Madeira to Pico Ruivo, the highest mountain. Pico do Arieiro weather changes quickly.
Pico do Arieiro

Other Details of Madeira East Tour

When: Tuesday and Friday

Trip Specifications: Madeira East Tour starts at 9h and finishes around 17h

Departure Point and Time: we will send the location details and map by email

Venues: In particular, you’ll visite the Natural Parks of Ribeiro Frio and Ponta de São Lourenço and Santana Biosphere Site

Meals: Lunch is optional upon payment when booking this tour (add-ons). Therefore, take advantage of the group discount and secure your seat at the restaurant.

Requirements: Punctuality in order to stay longer time.

What do you need to bring? • Don’t forget to bring in a coat or a jacket because sometimes it’s a colder climate up at the top, and the weather can change in a heartbeat • Still, comfortable shoes • Besides, make sure you have your camera

Good to Know: Indeed on the Madeira east tour there are easy short walks in the many stops along the way.

Our Expertise: We pick you up from the place you are staying at and drop you off when finished. The Madeira east tour is easy to book. Our staff are also qualified.  Not to mention that we take you to various sites we know it will please you.  Moreover, our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of both our guests and personnel.

Porto da Cruz Madeira surf and sugar cane factory on Madeira East Island Tour

Please consult our FAQs section, where we have the answers to the most asked questions.

Included in Madeira East Tour

  • Certified Tourist Guide/ Driver
  • Taxes, Fees and Handling Charges
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off included in the city of Funchal and for private tours only.

We can still pick you up upon an extra charge for hotels out of the city (€ per vehicle) or, if you have your car, we can set the time and meeting point in Funchal.

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance Fees When Mentioned

Excluded from Madeira East Tour

  • Lunch is optional upon payment when booking this tour (add-ons)
  • Please note that there may be an extra charge per reservation for pickups and drop-offs if your accommodation is outside of Funchal (check for prices here).
Madeiran Grand Canyon on Madeira east Tour


Hotel Pickup (Departure time)
A member of our staff will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members.

Machico Viewpoint
To start with, you’ll make your first stop of Madeira easthern tour over Machico historic city, which arrival of the first Portuguese sailors in the 15th century marked the beginning of the Age of Discovery that changed the world forever.

Machico Madeira beach with yellow sand beach and cobblestone beach on Madeira East Tour

Ponta de São Lourenço

On Madeira east tour you will find this spot the most distinct location of Madeira, with a lunar landscape and fantastic scenery with orange-and-green striped rocks plunging towards the ocean.

Porto da Cruz
Walk around this charming village. The ocean views and the shapes of the black cliffs that Nature has carved out are fabulous.

Amazing swimming pool and ocean view in Porto da Cruz

“Guindaste” Viewpoint
You’ll appreciate fabulous views over the coastline.

Here, you’ll enjoy free time to stroll around at leisure, take pictures of the traditional A-frame thatched houses and with time for lunch.

Ribeiro Frio
On the Natural Park, you will see one of the best forests in the world – UNESCO World Heritage-listed Laurisilva, a trout hatchery and water channels, known as levadas.

Pico do Arieiro
Great viewing point at 1818m, on the east tour Madeira where you’ll get a 360-degree panorama of the highest mountains of Madeira. You’ll feel you are above the clouds.

Webcam madeira is on the radar in Pico do Arieiro. Naer is the weather radar.

Hotel Drop-off (Return time)

We will take you back to the same spot where we picked you at the start of the tour.

Please Note

The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.

Find East tour Madeira map pdf here or go to Visit Madeira Webpage.



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