The islands of Madeira offer fantastic landscapes with it massive mountains, rugged cliffs, lush forests and colourful, lush flower gardens. The island’s nearly perfect climate makes Madeira an ideal destination both in winter and summer. Get to know the country, the landscapes, and the people; and you will be thrilled by this dream island!
Day 1: Arrival day
Transfer from the airport to Lisbon where you will stroll through the city.
Day 2: Funchual
Fly to the Madeira Islands and transfer to the city of Funchual – the region’s capital city. This city is absolutely lovely – offering a mix of old-world, maritime charm with beautiful natural sights and gardens.
Day 3: Porto Moniz
Today’s hike starts onthe north coast of Madeira Island where you have a romantic walk through a wooded area. In Porto Moniz you will have time to relax in a large, natural bathing pool.
Day 4: Market day
In the city centre of Funchual a colourful market takes place where vendors sell fish, vegetables, and fruit. Walk through the old town and view the architecture and street art.
Day 5: Southwest coast
Walk along Levada do Norte through one of the most fertile regions of the island. Learn about the local wine and try a glass of it!
Day 6: Gardens of the north
Today, you will visit three villages on the lush, green north coast. Enjoy a walk through beautifully cultivated gardens that give way to native vegetation and pristine forest.
Day 7: Botanical Garden
Make an excursion to the Madeira Botanical Gardens. Created in 1960 on the grounds of the Quinta do Bom Sucesso, the plants have been collected from around the world and are showcased alongside sections of indigenous flora.
Day 8: Ponta de São Lourenço
In this remote, easternmost area of the island, the landscape becomes drier and can appear almost other-worldly. The hike takes you along a serrated line of cliffs tapering into jagged rocky islets.
Day 9: Lisbon
Return flight to Lisbon on the mainland. You will have time to explore the city on your own.
Day 10: Departure day
Transfer to the airport for departure.