Above the Clouds


Tour Number

Activity Level



Food and Wine, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. Is no limitations for kids age. Car chair, baby carrier and buggy can be available on request.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), Russian (basic), Spanish (conversational)

Private Tour for Everyone

We start in Funchal and drive to the best two sightseeing above Funchal. Later on, going up, in direction to the third highest point of Madeira Island, we drink and eat local handmade products. There we can admire a perfect 360 degrees view around the highest peaks of the island. We can also make a light walk to feel more deep all the nature of this Paradise, above the clouds.
Descending we get in contact with the Madeira'florest with a light walk of 3 km, all flat, to discover how all the ecosystem happens.
After, we give a rest to all those marvelous impressions and we go for a local restaurant to try fresh local food and drinks.
In our way back, we stop in some more sightseeings and we finish in the place that we started.


Pick up at your hotel, cruise or meeting place agreed among us. 5-10 minutes drive to the first sightseeing, then 20-25 min for the second one.
After we go up to the highest peak accessible by car, we spend some time exploring, walk around and taste handmade local products.
Go down to forest level to make a light walk and enjoy our magical nature and unique ecosystem.
Lunch in a local restaurant with local food and drinks.
Come back to the starting point, passing some sightseeings.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Funchal or its surroundings

End location: Funchal or its surroundings

Duration: 6 hours


In the Private Tour we are going to use a light gray Toyota Avensis , with 7 seats, very comfortable, clean and air conditioned. If you want better car, I'm able to get a larger passenger van for groups above four people with extra driver, for additional 120 Eur!

What’s Included

Private Tour and Transfers, from and back, to your accommodation or place agreed among us before. Official outdoor insurance required by Portuguese Law.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

18 EUR - For a good local meal including drinks.

What’s Extra

Snacks & Drinks

A Recent Review of this tour

Carlos was a fantastic tour guide. He was prompt, courteous with excellent English and VERY knowledgeable! The day before we arrived, I emailed him to ask if we could bring friends along, that we had met on our cruise and he cheerfully obliged us. We saw the most beautiful scenery of our entire trip in Madeira, we did go" above the clouds" as advertised! And the restaurant he took us to for lunch was fabulous! Our day with Carlos was one of the highlights of our trip!!
Suzan Reznick

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