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Gabriela

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What's special?
special Dolphin & Whale watching tour
special Traditional dinner experience
special Travelling with location expert
Are you ready for an exploring trip to Madeira? This beautiful island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean offers stunning natural landscapes, perfect for nature and hiking enthusiasts. Welcome to our exciting packed trip to Madeira, where you'll experience the best of this beautiful island's natural and cultural attractions. This trip includes a trip to the capital city, experiencing unique tastes of Madeira, a dolphin & whale watching tour, and most importantly variety of hiking trips, including one of the best hiking routes on the island. One along the Levada Nova and PR1 Pico do Ariero to Pico Ruivo, which takes you through amazing mountain region to the highest mountain of Madeira. Besides a lot of hikes in the nature we'll also visit the capital city of Funchal, where you'll have the chance to explore its vibrant markets, picturesque streets, and vibrant parks and coast. We will also visit very traditional restaurant, where you get to experience the unique taste and tradition of preparing food in Madeira. This trip is perfect for adventure-seekers who want to experience the best of Madeira's natural beauty while enjoying some exciting outdoor activities So, pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable journey!

About me! Hi, I am Gabi, very open minded ocean-kid, yoga lover & passionate traveller, currently on a mission to spread happiness to travellers via exploring Madeira. I am absolutely obsessed with the energy of this island. I would like to introduce it to you in my eyes. Are you looking to explore yourself, connect to nature, explore not so touristy places of the island and have insane amount of fun? Letโ€™s do it together!

Details about the accommodation: We will share a spacious 3-bedroom house surrounded by nature. Rooms will be either private or possibly shared depending on the preference of the group, and the number of tripmates.. let me know in the message. Equipped kitchen, washing machine, and beautiful living space with balconies to hang out together. Any questions about the trip? You can let me know in the Q&A section!

What's included?
Accommodation (Shared/private rooms)
Car rental + Fuel costs
Dolphin & Whale watching tour
Group dinner at traditional churrascaria
Hiking trips
Airport transport
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Trip Itinerary
1

Machico

Day 1-2
Upon arrival in Madeira, you'll be greeted by the beautiful island scenery, with its rugged cliffs, lush greenery, and crystal-clear waters. I will pick you up straight from the airport to ensure hustle-free arrival! Then you can settle into your private bedroom and meet your tripmates. Our house is in Machico, this coastal town was the first capital of Madeira, has everything you might need plus a sandy beach and also lovely local pastry shops.
2

Praia de Seixal

Day 2
Island tour is about to start! It's time to introduce the island to you! Madeira's unique variety around the island makes it magical ride to explore.. I will take you to amazing low key viewing points, check out some cool waterfalls. We'll visit popular black sand beach and relax in natural volcanic pools in Seixal.. yes all that and more in one day.
3

Achadas da Cruz

Day 2-3
Later on we will also make it to an old farming village right on the wild west coast of the island accessible only by cable car. This cable car ride is one to remember, as it is descending in almost 100% and therefore is one of the steepest ones in Europe.
4

PR1 Vereda do Areeiro

Day 3-4
Day 3 - Time to Hike On Day 3 we will accomplish the most popular hike on the island, and for a reason! The Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo trail is one of the most iconic and breathtaking hiking routes in Madeira, Portugal. Spanning approximately 7 kilometers, this trail takes you through the rugged and majestic peaks of the island, offering spectacular views and an unforgettable hiking experience. The trail begins at Pico do Arieiro, the third highest peak on the island, situated at an elevation of 1,818 meters. From there, hikers embark on a challenging yet rewarding journey towards the highest peak in Madeira, Pico Ruivo, standing tall at 1,862 meters.
5

Praia de Machico

Day 4
Day 4 - Time to explore the ocean! As our legs might be a bit tired after challenging hike, This time we will hop on board of speedboat to explore the deep waters of Madeira. And most importantly it's wildlife! We get to see variety of ocean mammals , watch whales in their most natural habitat and might even get the chance to swim with dolphins. This unforgettable experience won't leave you untouched!
6

Funchal City Center

Day 4-5
After an ocean trip we will get to sit down to meal and traditional refreshing drink - Poncha. Besides treating ourselves with our last big meal together we will explore Funchal bay and picturesque Old town with many bars & restaurants and beautiful painted doors.
7

Vereda do Larano

Day 5
Hiking and trail walking in Madeira is just so diverse! The other day we climbed the highest mountains, this time can explore few different climate ranges in one walk. From rain-forest through ocean trail to reach dry red rocky east point of the island.
8

Porto da Cruz

Day 5-6
At some point of the trip we will surely visit this magical surfing town on the north-east coast. Not only it is absolutely beautiful, surrounded by green hills and offers two of the islands favourite surfing spot, it also houses an amazing restaurant with tasty traditional dishes and in my opinion, best Poncha on the island!
9

Fanal Forestry Station

Day 6
This incredibly magical place on the island is one to not miss! If we have time to do a hike we can choose one of many around or depending on energy level we might just go for a picturesque picnic in this magical forest. Wether we witness it in fog or on a bright day, it is truly unique experience
10

Levada Nova

Day 6-7
The last day we can do a morning hike, this one along the Levada Nova, one of the island's most famous Levada trails, which follows ancient irrigation channels along the edges of steep cliff. Stunning view of greenery and the ocean in the background. It's not a challenging route so perfect to stretch our bodies after so much done during the trip! The rest of the day is free for suggestions to spend rest of the trip to everybody's liking :) To finish of the trip we can go to an amazing party organized by local Digital Nomad community!
11

Pico do Facho

Day 7-8
Depending on your flights, this might be your last day. Of course you will be dropped at the airport in time for your departure. Time to say our farewells and just hope we see each other again on future travels!
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Apartments
8 days trip
Machico, Praia de Seixal & 9 more
Transportation
Car
Questions and Answers

Hi Gabriela! I am interested in joining your trip! Has anyone else committed to join?

Hi Rana! Thank you for your interest! This trip is quite new so nobody joined yet, would be great if you're the first one!

What's excluded?
Food costs
Flights
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