Above the Clouds


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Day Trip / Out of Town


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



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

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 forest 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: At your meeting point decided by You, drop off at the Cruise Terminal also possible.

End location: At your meeting point decided by You, pick up from the Cruise Terminal also possible.

Duration: 6 hours


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

What’s Included

Other: 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

Other: Snacks & Drinks

A Recent Review of this tour

This was our second enjoyable tour with Carlos. Unfortunately for us it was a somewhat rainy day but Carlos did his best (providing some umbrellas too) to show us all the places we were scheduled to see and it turned out to be a very fruitful trip after all. Carlos is very fluent in English, has a good sense of humour and has a thorough knowledge of all the points of interest in Madeira. I recommend his services to anyone interested in taking a private tour by locals in Madeira.
Elizabeth Gomes

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