Laurissilva Forest Tour with balcoes Levada Walk
Funchal Market - Mercado do Lavadores
Funchal `s Vibrant main market, the mercado dos lavradores, sells a colourful array of fish, exotic fruits and local crafts, Housed in a yellow building faced with azulejos, it was designed in the 1930´s by Edmundo Tavares.Flowers sellers in traditonal island costume have colonised the entrance to the market.Their stalls sell keenly priced cut flowers and bulbs tubs or delicate orchid blooms might tempt you to buy a souvenir of the island´s horticultural richness. in the fish hall, there are scenes to turn the stomach.If the razor sharp teeth and large staring eyes of th escabbard fish. For more pleasanter sights and frangances head for the upper floor, with its lavish displays of seasonal fruits and vegatables.
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|
Pico do Arieiro Tour uphill heading for Pico Arieiro, 1818m (5965 fts). It is the third highest peak in Madeira. As you climb, the green woodland gives way to bare rock. There are tremendous views over an endless succession of knife-edge ridges and sheer cliffs. Cotton-wool clouds hang in the valleys. After leaving the peak Arieiro, heading home, we enjoy the enormous Madeira junipers tree which has become quite rare over the years.
The tour heads north towards the thick laurel forest. “Ribeiro Frio” is a delightful spot set among the Laurissilva forest This Forest is classified in the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999. Here the fresh clean cold water of the Ribeiro Frio ( meaning cold river) are channelled into series of deep pools to create a small trout farm. Ribeiro Frio is also the meeting point of several levada walks.
- Payment made Directly to the Guide in Euros
- Minimum 2 pax
- Children from 0 to 8 years of age pay half price.
- Professional Tour spoken in Portuguese, English, French ,German or Spanish and Italian.
- Transport To and From your Hotel (Hotels in Caniço and Funchal) is Included in the Price.
- All Tours are done in small groups of 8 to 16 pax maximum
- We are not Time Share
- Tours may be Cancelled Due to Weather Conditions or Events Beyond our Control.
- We can Arrange tours for Small, Medium and Large Groups on request, Please Contact Us