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Madeira Islands

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Gardens · Geologic Formations · Mountains
A feast for the senses, the subtropical paradise of Madeira Islands draws nearly a million visitors annually. This Atlantic archipelago, known to many as the "Islands of Eternal Spring," lies some 850 km (530 mi) southwest of the Portuguese mainland. Volcanic in origin, the islands feature dense pine and laurel forests and richly cultivated mountain slopes. The two populated islands boast an extensive network of irrigation channels, bringing much-needed fresh water to the coastal farms and resorts. Hiking trails following these water channels make even the remotest areas accessible, beckoning to adventurous trekkers and impassioned nature lovers. Base your holiday in the city of Funchal, the archipelago's capital and biggest city. Plan your vacation with our Portugal trip tool and discover the best things to do in Madeira Islands.
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Popular things to do in Madeira Islands

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Mountain
Pico do Arieiro Funchal
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Botanická zahrada Madeira Funchal
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Geologic Formation
Cabo Girao Camara De Lobos
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Garden
Monte Palace Madeira Funchal
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Madeira Islands

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Safari
Safari Madeira Island Funchal
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Pico Ruivo Madeira
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours Funchal
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Church
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte Funchal
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Madeira Islands

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Equestrian Trail
Quinta do Riacho Santo da Serra
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Hiking Trail
Madeira Explorers Funchal
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto Canical
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Hiking Trail
Levada Do Rei Sao Jorge
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Madeira Islands

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Art Gallery
Caravel Art Center Funchal
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Universo de Memorias Joao Carlos Abreu Funchal
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Madeira Film Experience Funchal
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Madeira Optics Museum Funchal
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Wildlife in Madeira Islands

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Madeira Mountain Expeditions Funchal
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Ponta de Sao Lourenco Machico
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins Funchal
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching Funchal
4.2
Duration: 3 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Madeira Islands

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Beach
Faja Do Rancho Beach Camara De Lobos
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Science Museum
Museu da Baleia da Madeira Canical
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Ponta da Calheta Porto Santo Island
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Lido Beach Funchal
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Concert
Madeira Mandolin Orchestra Funchal
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Walking tour
Madeira Island Tours Funchal
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Room Escape Game
TheBreakOut Funchal Funchal
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours Funchal
4.9
Duration: 4 hours