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  • Address: Machico, Portugal
Belonging to Portugal and lying in the Atlantic more than 550 miles west off the coast of Morocco, the archipelago of Madeira is not exactly a place one stumbles upon while traveling. But visitors soon realize it is a destination worth planning for, and the town of Machico is its shining star.

Along with the island's largest city, Funchal, Machico quickly became a full-fledged town shortly after the discovery of the island in the early 15th century. In fact, it was the first place where explorers landed and as such, is the historical heart of the island. Sights include Franciscan chapels, defensive forts, and the original fire beacon to warn of intruders. There are also beautiful vistas, modern beach clubs, world-class diving spots, and the town itself, with its welcoming locals.

Practical Info

Machico is available by airport transfer from the Funchal Airport. It is about a half-hour ride along the VR1 coastal road. It is in the GMT time zone.

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Madeira East Island Tour with Levada Walk and Lunch, Funchal, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Madeira East Island Tour with Levada Walk and Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

On the East side of Madeira lies a really popular tour which offers dramatic mountain and forest views, as well as some of the best coastal views available on ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.13
4x4 Full-Day Tour to Explore Portugal's Scents and Flavors, Funchal, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

4x4 Full-Day Tour to Explore Portugal's Scents and Flavors

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

See Madeira through the eyes of a local on this nearly 8-hour tour that explores the scents and flavors of the town via 4x4. Experience adventure as the tour ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.67
Ponta de Sao Lourenco Private Hike from Funchal, Funchal, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Ponta de Sao Lourenco Private Hike from Funchal

Enjoy this 4- to 5-hour activity (about 2:30 hours walking) tour on the Ponta de São Lourenço peninsula. With a certified mountain guide just for ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs

From USD $206.62
Private Tour of South East Madeira from Funchal, Funchal, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour of South East Madeira from Funchal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore the south east side of Madeira on this 4-hour private tour from Funchal. Accompanied by just your guide and private group of up to four people, visit ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $141.68
Santana Full Adventure East Tour in Open Roof 4x4, Funchal, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Santana Full Adventure East Tour in Open Roof 4x4

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Santana the "Biosphere Reserve" by Unesco, with its typical houses. Ribeira Primeira Park, a sustainable and unique project in the heart of the ... 

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.13
Full Day East Madeira - Camacha, Pico do Ariero, Ribeiro Frio, Portela, Santana, Funchal, 4WD, ATV ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full Day East Madeira - Camacha, Pico do Ariero, Ribeiro Frio, Portela, Santana

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

This full day tour gives you the opportunity to see artisans at work, a town famous for its cottages and to enjoy picture perfect scenery. Visiting Camacha, ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.96
Private Madeira Full Day Jeep Tour East or West, Funchal, Bus & Minivan Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Madeira Full Day Jeep Tour East or West

Enjoy a private full day jeep tour west or east side of Madeira Island. Explore the heart of the nature in a 4x4 open roof Jeep, while learning all about ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $342.40

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