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Go West Tour

Full-Day Madeira Island Tour

Adult

25€

 
was 29€

Child

12.50€

 
under age 11

Duration

Full-Day

 
09h00 – 16h45

Stops

8

 
15 to 30m

Go West Island Tour stops

The Go West is the most popular trip amongst first-time visitors. This tour was designed to show you the best highlights of the NorthWest of the Island.

The first stop is at the picturesque fishing village of Câmara de Lobos where you will see the colorful small fishing boats that the locals use to fish the famous catfish. You might even see the catfish drying in the sun. Sir Winston Churchill visited the Island in 1950. Upon his visit, he set up his easel and canvas, sat down, and painted the bay. The photographer Raul Perestrelo immortalized this moment and the location is currently known as the Winston Churchill Viewpoint.

Afterward, we drive to the Cabo Girão viewpoint. It is the highest sea cliff in Europe (and the second-highest in the world) at 580 meters. On the edge, there is a suspended glass platform. This skywalk is a perfect photo location. Even if you are not comfortable enough to stand on the glass, you can still enjoy the surrounding views of Câmara de Lobos and Funchal.

Traveling along the coast, we reach Ribeira Brava, its name means “wild river”, it derives from the stream of water that crosses the village. You may visit the local church, built in the 15th century. Behind the church, there is the City Hall, which is surrounded by their well-kept gardens.

Around the same area, you will find the Municipal Market where people can buy fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, handicrafts, and plenty more. You will see several clothing and shoe shops, cafés, and restaurants by the main road.

Contrasting from the previous stops, we drive to 1300-1500 meters high. Paúl da Serra plateau is the flattest area in the entire Island. It is also where some of the most beautiful Levada walks are located. You will see breathtaking views over lush green valleys and mountains.

At lunchtime, we arrive at a village located by the sea on the Northside of the Island. Porto Moniz is famous for its natural swimming pools formed many years ago by volcanic lava and filled by seawater.

It is lunch break time, therefore we stay in Porto Moniz for about 90 minutes. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from. If you wish you may go into the pools for a swim.

After lunch, we drive to one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Madeira. This viewpoint overlooks Véu da Noiva (Bride’s Veil) waterfall. The waterfalls down from 30 meters high into the Atlantic Ocean.

The next stop is the village of São Vicente. You will be in-between the mountains and the ocean. On the main road, by the sea, you will find several cafés, restaurants, and little shops. You may also visit the church, which features an eclectic construction dating to 1692, with a simple facade and Mannerism portal.

Afterward, we drive to Encumeada’s viewpoint at 1007 meters. It offers an astonishing view of both the North and the South sides of Madeira.

Tour Stops

Go West Island Tour 1
1st Stop
Go West Island Tour
1st Stop

Câmara de Lobos

2nd Stop
Go East Island Tour
2nd Stop

Cabo Girão

3rd Stop
Go West Island Tour
3rd Stop

Ribeira brava

4th Stop
Go West Island Tour
4th Stop

Paúl da Serra

5th Stop
Go West Island Tour
5th Stop

Porto Moniz

6th Stop
Go East Island Tour
6th Stop

Véu da Noiva

7th Stop
Volcanic Caves Tour
7th Stop

São Vicente

8th Stop
Go West Island Tour
8th Stop

Encumeada

What to Bring?

We recommend you to take comfortable shoes, a sweater, a jacket, a cap and a bottle of water.

Nevertheless, despite our advice, it is our guests’ decision to bring appropriate garments to the tour.

Recommended Equipment

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Good Shoes

Comfortable boots or walking shoes with a good grip;

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Good Sweater

A sweater to protect you in case of cold weather conditions;

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Good Jacket

An all-weather jacket is a perfect choice for the island tours;

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Cap / Hat

Bring a cap or hat to protect you from the heat of the sun;

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Bottle of Water

A bottle of water is always useful to keep you hydrated.

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Couple Traveller

Use this company!!! They are so friendly, informative, and great value, far better than TUI, and other hotels booked Guides. We did the West Tour (full day) 3 years ago, and the East Tour (full day), and the Markets (half-day) last week. Our guides Martha, and Hugo were brilliant. We would not use any other company!

4 February, 2020

Jenny

Couple Traveller

We can definitely recommend this tour company. We had Marta our driver and tour guide. Marta did a great job, she was very knowledgable and had a great sense of humour. We did the West tour and then booked the East tour, because we enjoyed it so much. We went to a restaurant that Marta recommended 3 courses with wine/coffee and tea for 15 euro’s p.p we was not disappointed! Excellent food and value. Both trips were all day and was defo good value for money.

8 January, 2020

Lurkovic

Solo Traveller

We used this agency for a tour of the westside of the island. It was a very nice experience and the driver was very good with lots of comments and information during the tour. Hugo Boss was the drivers name, would recommend anyone thinking of a tour, to use this agency and driver!

15 December, 2019

cpc_fit

Couple Traveller

We initially booked our first tour of the west of the island based on the price and convenience of a booth seeking tours next to our hotel. I was pleasantly surprised. One of our party became unwell the day we were supposed to go. A call to the mobile on the ticket quickly rearranged for the next day. Turns out this was one of the founders. Day of the tour our guide Hugo was pleasant, humorous and very knowledgeable and passionate about the island. Taking time out to point features, points of interest etc. Hugo was fantastic so much so we booked another tour based purely on
our experience with Hugo. I am sure the other guides with the company are equally great. You cannot go wrong using Madeira happy tours!

15 November, 2019

Paula

Couple Traveller

We went on the west side tour and the east side tour. Very good for the price and guides were good and knowledgeable. We were picked up in a minibus, they pick up from your hotel.

9 October, 2019
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Sara Menichelli

25 November, 2021

We went on a tour to the west of Madeira. The day trip was very enjoyable and we had lots of stops in villages and beauty spots. Our driver Hugo was super knowledge, friendly and chilled. Highly recommended, I would definitely use their services again!

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Viviana Buffa

25 November, 2021

Great experience with a west Island tour this week. Everything was really well planned and our driver, Ugo, was very nice , knowledgeable and spoke a great English. He really showed us the isle with passion and enthusiasm. Definitely recommend!

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Dimitar Dimov

20 November, 2021

We absolutely loved our trip to South West coast. Our driver Hugo is a legend-the best in Madeira.We highly recommend this tour.

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Andrea Beyaoju

18 November, 2021

My mother and I had a wonderful experience with Nuno. He was funny, informative and understanding. With Nuno we were able to skip many of the lines and see all the sites on our Checklist. He knew all the beautiful spots to take photos. We both loved his enthusiasm and passion. Would definitely recommend his tour.

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Eric

25 October, 2021

(Translated by Google) Nice people, useful information! (Original) Aardige mensen, nuttige informatie!

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Roxellane Bremond

18 October, 2021

(Translated by Google) In the top (Original) Au top

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Amber Kanu

12 October, 2021

They did not tell us it would be so much fun! They laid on good minibuses.The guides were super knowledgeable and easy-breezy friendly.The views were spectacular both from the minibus and the walking tour.I would go on another tour with this expert, professional, efficient tour company.

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Bartosz Wilczyński

10 October, 2021

Very good agency. Tours organized quickly and without problems. Staff helpful, well-organized and open to customer needs. I recommend without a doubt.

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lorraine b

1 October, 2021

We went for 3 trips with Happy tours 2 full day tours to the east and west and the island. The scenery is magnificent the tour guides had lots of knowledge and were very friendly but 1 driver stood out above the others for us .He was called Hugo and we went to the nuns valley

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Martyn J

1 October, 2021

We have been on several trips with This company and they have always been fantastic. We did the West tour this time and it is great value. We like the fact you are in a small group with a local driver who knows everything about the island. We will be back next year.

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Daniela Fernandes Seixas

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15 September, 2021

Fizemos escursao Este e Oeste da Ilha e fui tudo muito bem. Obrigada à Marta pela sua simpatia e profesionalismo.

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Lina Silva

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14 September, 2021

Atendimento fantástico. Guias magníficos, explicam muito bem. Para mim o melhor guia foi o Hugo, explica muito bem, simpático, educado e muito divertido.

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Sab Undone

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12 September, 2021

Unforgettable Tour North Coast ! Hugo, our driver is very professional and friendly. We talk, joke and he gives us a lot of informations about the Island the fruit flowers and so much more. Don't hesitate to book a tour with them ! It's amazing ❤️

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sab bel

11 September, 2021

(Translated by Google) Superb tour of the North Coast with Hugo, an exceptional guide! Roll on the next round! Professional and super nice 🤙 (Original) Superbe tour de la côte Nord avec Hugo, un guide exceptionnel ! Vivement le prochain tour ! Professionels et super sympa 🤙

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Krzysztof Szczepanski

5 September, 2021

(Translated by Google) Punctuality. Good guide. Nice service. (Original) Punktualność .Dobry przweodnik.Miła obsługa.

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DB

1 September, 2021

We really enjoyed this tour. We had to cancel our rental car at the last minute. Happy Tours was able to get us booked the night before. We are very thankful that they were able to save our vacation! Our guide was Emilke and was superb! We learned so much about the geology, plant and animal life during our tour. The scenery was beautiful, the pacing was good, but we would definitely classify the hike as difficult rather than moderate.

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Shallow2020

1 September, 2021

Very professional Hugo, our guide, was a excellent guide with a lot of information about the Island. History , flower, fruit ... I've made The North Coast.... it was marvelous, unexpected experience with locals roads lunch unforgettable And the point of view 👌 all during this

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jurgised1

23 August, 2021

3 day trips - everything perfect ! Highly recommended, professional guides

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Tania Rodrigues

23 August, 2021

A melhor agência para planear as suas férias. O António é uma pessoa fantastica sempre pronto a ajudar e profissional. Recomendo.

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Susana Ferreira

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10 August, 2021

O fantástico e personalizado atendimento maravilhoso,o cliente sente -se muito acolhido. Recomendo vivamente

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A Sequeira

1 August, 2021

It was very easy to book, very nice people at the front office. All went well and our driver Hugo was excellent . He showed a lot of knowledge and explained everything in detail manking a lot of stops for pictures (Chinese stops has he calls them). Recommend and will choose again whenever in Madeira Island. Thank you

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Toni

1 August, 2021

One of the best tours we did in Madeira! Our gude Fabio was amazing. He was very friendly and attentive to each of the group members, and also very knowledgeable and communicative. We found many interesting things about this island, beside the amazing walk. Waterfall at the end was breathtaking. Would definitely recommend this tour!

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Svitlana

1 August, 2021

Booked a number of tours and walks with the company and enjoyed every one of them. Very good organization, thought-out itineraries, bonus stops along the way (viewpoints, rum tasting, etc.). You can feel at once that the guides love their island and try to pass on this love to

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david sinclair

26 July, 2021

Best company by far on Madeira to book tours with.

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Nelson Vieira

16 July, 2021

Ótimo atendimento recomendo...

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Irma

1 July, 2021

Great tour! It was slightly too hot for us, probably July wasn’t the best choice, but other than that - the tour was great. The views are amazing, Happy tours did a great job organizing the whole thing and we certainly lucked out with our tour guide Gloria - very accommodating to everyone’s speed and stamina. All in all - definitely try this tour, well worth it!

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Wilian8

1 July, 2021

Great day out Very chilled and informative driver Fantastic sights, above the clouds, on the tallest cliff in Europe gave spectacular view Swimming after lunch in the natural pools Can’t recommend it enough

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Sorsha

1 May, 2021

Marta was great. Very friendly and we learnt and saw a lot about the island. We were unlucky with the weather (Pico do Arieiro was sadly completely cloud covered) but Marta more than made up for it by adding a new stop to our tour down by the coast with an amazing viewpoint.

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Assunta Carbone

10 October, 2020

(Translated by Google) Good plans (Original) Buenos planes

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Assunta Carbone

10 October, 2020

(Translated by Google) Good plans (Original) Buenos planes