Madeira Island - Monte - Botanical Gardens
Pico dos Barcelos
The Monte - Botanical Gardens starts with the pickup from Funchal Cruiseship port.
High above the hotel zone is a tree topped belvedere. Pico dos Barcelos has an observation point on the edge of Funchal, it is 355m (1165 ft). There’s a magnificent view across Funchal from the top of the viewpoint. We then take the winding road, up through the eucalyptus forest until Eira do Serrado, absorbing the picturesque view of the peaks..
Camara de Lobos
A small fishing village. It is one of the island’s most atmospheric fishing villages. The village was named after monk seals which frequent visitors to the harbour. The centre of the village, with its whitewashed houses, shops and bar where you can taste the local drink poncha, remains instantly likeable. The stony beach is filled with colourful beached fishing boats .Winston Church choose this village to paint in 1949.
After visiting Camara de Lobos, we drive further up to the worlds second highest and Europe’s highest (580m) – (1775 ft).The name Cabo Girão comes from Zarco first exploration of Madeira coast because he got as far as this point and did an about-turned (girão) back to Funchal. You can enjoy the magnificent views of Camara de Lobos and Funchal. At the foot of the cliff the locals made little plots, of vines and vegetables, forming an incredible landscape.
Toboggan -Ride or visit the Monte Church
The Monte Toboggan are sliding in a wicker basket mounted on wooden runners, its is possible to cover the 2 km (1 mile) descent from Monte to Funchal in 10 Minutes.The Trip is made by Thousands every Year,Fascinated by the experience of traveling at speed down a public highway on a wooden sled. Ernest Hemingway once described it as "Exhilarating".A Cushioned seat softens the safe hands ride,and passengers inthe safe hands of the toboggan drivers, who push and sterr from the rear,using their rubber-soled boots as brakes. Madeiran Tobogganing was invented as a form of transportation in 1850
|Toboggan Ride Price Lists|
|Open Daily||Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am to 1:00pm
14th & 15th August
Prices per sled
|€ 25.00 (Single Person)
€ 30.00 (Two Person)
€ 40.00 (Three Person)
|Payment||Directly to operator in cash|
Surrounded by the mountains in the North and the ocean in the south in Funchal amphitheatre, the botanical garden of Madeira is about 3km (1.86 miles) from the city centre. It has 8 hectares in area, 5 of which are gardens where you can admire about 3000 species of plants from several places in the world. 200 of these, being endemic species from macaronesea and some growing exclusively in Madeira. It has a rich collection from different floras containing in total over 15000 specimens. At the end of the Madeira Boticanal garden there is an area devoted to exotic birds with a collection of 300 rare birds.
|Open Daily||09h30 to 17h30|
|Children (under 6)||Free|
|Prices for Excursions from Funchal Port||1 to 4 pax||5 to 8 pax|
|Estimated Time : +/- 4.5 hours||Estimated Time:+/- 5 hours|
|85 Euros||115 Euros|
The above Prices are per vehicle including the guide
and NOT per person.
|Payments are made directly to the guide
No Deposit Required.
No Cancellation Fee.
We can Arrange tours for Small, Medium and Large Groups on request,
Please Contact Us
|Custom made tours are available .|
|You will be pick up and dropped off at the Cruise Ship Port.|
|The price for the private Shore tour does Not Include the Cost for Toboggan Ride and Entrance at the Gardens.|