Madeira | Explorer Starter Pack
Take this exclusive opportunity to enjoy a unique and exquisite vacation on sunny Madeira Island, one of Europe’s safest and best destinations!
Why we love this exclusive deal:
- This travel package takes the stress out of having to plan everything yourself. All you have to do is pack your bags and bring your adventurous spirit and an open mind for an unforgettable experience.
- This is also an exclusive invitation for a warm getaway in the mid-Atlantic during winter time, but in a destination where the cold season actually does not exist! There's a reason Madeira is known as the Island of Eternal Spring!
- We made a selection of 4 and 5-star properties that are perfect for your stay (with parking available).
- Customizable: Add more nights to your stay or even local excursions!
Take the afternoon to stroll around Funchal’s historical streets and gardens.
- Monte Palace Tropical Garden
- Madeira Botanical Garden
- Funchal Cable Car
- Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte
- Monte Toboggan Ride
- São Tiago Fortress
- Mercado dos Lavradores
Or book here your Food & Wine walking tour of Funchal.
- Ribeira Brava
- São Vicente
- Porto Moniz
- Ponta do Sol
- Pico do Arieiro
- Ponta de São Lourenço
Situated in the Atlantic between Portugal and the coast of Morocco, Madeira is in a unique location at the intersection of many different flavors and influences. What can you expect to find on the menu here? Fresh tuna steak, fried cornmeal, kabobs, breads, mackerel, octopus, homemade couscous, wheat soup, and of course, loads of fresh fruit and delicious Madeira wine!
Madeira's mysterious beauty extends a lot further than its breathtaking mountain landscapes, flowering gardens, picturesque villages, and sprawling vineyards. Just 5km (3mi) off the coast of the island, the ocean depths can reach more than 3,000m (9,850ft) making Madeira's surrounding waters ideal for whales, dolphins, and a multitude of other marine species to swim through. In fact, Madeira is close to the biggest whale sanctuary in the North Atlantic Ocean, spanning 635,000 hectares of protected waters (that's two times the size of Lisbon!) With more than 28 species in the area, you’re almost certain to run into a friendly group of dolphins or a whale while out on the water.
With its many gorgeous mountains and waterfalls, it’s no surprise that Madeira has long been referred to as a “hiker’s paradise”. Many of these trails follow the old irrigation canals called “levadas” that were used to bring water from the north side of the island to the south. Although still used today, many of these canals are also widely used for walking. No matter your preference or experience level, there are many different types of trails all over Madeira. Beginners or those looking for a more leisurely nature walk should stick to the south side of the island, while those looking for a more exhilarating trekking experience should head north to the mountainous side of the island.
About the Destination:
Dubbed the island of eternal spring, Madeira is the perfect setting for anyone looking to reconnect with nature and experience the extraordinary. Boasting mild weather and equally mild ocean temperatures year-round, Madeira offers an endless array of activities for you to discover the island’s stunning natural beauty by land or by sea.
Imagine getting out into the great outdoors - hiking and biking through the island’s extensive natural reserve and discovering stunning coastal cliffs with mesmerizing views, cascading waterfalls, and lush laurel forests protected by UNESCO! Now think about how much fun you will have while exploring the surrounding seas by kayak, sailboat, jet-ski or surfboard, or exploring what lies beneath these pristine blue waters with a snorkel or scuba diving excursion! All of that fun, and more, awaits in sunny Madeira.
So, pack your bags and escape away to magical Madeira. It's time for you to discover why this dreamy island was elected "World's Leading Island Destination'' from 2015 to 2021 by the World Travel Awards.
Check out our Madeira Travel Guide for more information and tips!