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Departs: 09:00
Returns at approximately: 16:45

Go West Tour

Full-Day Madeira Island Tour



was 29€



under age 11



09h00 – 16h45



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.

Go West Island Tour 1

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


Good Shoes

Comfortable boots or walking shoes with a good grip;


Good Sweater

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


Good Jacket

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


Cap / Hat

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


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


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


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


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


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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