South Tour Madeira

Ponta do Sol in Madeira South tour

Come with us on South Tour Madeira and visit one of the island’s Banana plantations, enjoy strolling through typical little villages, and go for a short walk along a Levada path.

  • Holiday Type Family, Tours, Sightseeing
  • Activity Level Leisurely 1/8
Madeira animals in Paul da Serra on the South tour.

All about South Tour Madeira

On South tour Madeira We will go first to the southwest of the island, to Madalena do Mar and visit a banana plantation where you will have the opportunity to learn how bananas grow. We will then head up through fields and forests to Paul da Serra. To explore the area, we’ll take a 10-minutes’ walk along one of the ancient channels named levadas that carry water to distant fields.

Later, you will stroll through winding, cobbled streets in two of the most enchanting and typical villages in Madeira. Paul do Mar is still a traditional fishing village, and a wander around the fishermen’s houses and port is fascinating. Besides, there are tiny restaurants where you can stop for lunch. Later in Jardim do Mar you’ll love the small colourful gardens and the impressive cliff views.

Finally, our last stop of Southern tour Madeira will be at the charming village of Ponta do Sol to appreciate the view of the beautiful coastline. In addition, this tour will keep your camera occupied almost around every corner. Book your seat now!

Grapes Madeira Wine on vineyard on Madeira South Tour

Other Details on Madeira Southern tour

When availability: Sunday

Year-round, except on 25 December and 1 January

Duration: 8 hours

Tour starts at 9h and finishes around 17h

Departure Point and Time: Please click here for location details and map

Venues: Banana Plantation, Natural Park and Historical Levada Path

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

Requirements: Punctuality

What do you need to bring?

Comfortable walking shoes, camera, and a coat or a jacket if it gets cooler.

We also suggest taking your swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen in case you want to take a swim on the beach (Paul do Mar). Only in summer and if safety conditions permit.

A raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.

Our Expertise: We pick you up from the place you are staying at and drop you off when finished the South Tour Madeira. Also, it’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified.  Besides, we take you to various sites we know you will want to explore.  Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of both our guests and personnel.

Seafront Promenade in jardim do Mar village on Madeira Southern tour

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

Included in South Tour Madeira

  • Certified staff
  • Taxes
  • Entrance fees when mentioned
  • Air-conditioning vehicle
  • Pickup & drop-off 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.

Excluded from South Tour Madeira

  • Lunch. Take advantage of the group discount and secure your spot at the restaurant.upon payment when booking this tour (add-ons).
  • Pickups and drop-offs outside of Funchal (check the prices).
Cliff view from Jardim do Mar on South Tour Madeira


Hotel Pickup (Departure time)
A member of our staff will pick you up for the South tour Madeira at the indicated place and equally 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.

Madalena do Mar

Visit a banana plantation and actually learn about banana growing.

Banana plantation in Madalena do Mar Madeira South tour

Paul da Serra
Then, walk for 10-minutes along a Levada in an area of exceptional natural beauty. These are canals that cover around 3150 km of the island to carry water to distant fields. Regarding Levadas, it have applied for the World Heritage Status by UNESCO.

Fajã da Ovelha
Later, stop for photographs while appreciate the superb scenery. 

Fajã da Ovelha viewpoint over Paul do Mar Southern tour Madeira

Paul do Mar
Before lunch, stroll through the village, the fishermen’s houses, the seafront and the fishing harbour. More importantly, enjoy time for lunch.

Fishing boats and waterfall in Paul do Mar Madeira South tour

Jardim do Mar
Afterwards, walk through the narrow stone paved streets arranged in flower patterns, the small houses with colourful gardens and the impressive cliff views.

Ponta do Sol
To conclude, from the natural harbour, you’ll enjoy the beautiful coastline of South tour Madeira.

View over litthe village from Hotel Estalagem Ponta do Sol Madeira South tour
Culture & History

Hotel Drop-off (Return time)

So, we will take you back to the same spot where we picked you at the start of the tour, however you can stay in another stop if youd like.

Levada walk on Madeira Southwest Tour

Please Note

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

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



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