Your tour will begin with a visit to the village of Monte, where you have time to explore this small village perched up in the hills overlooking Funchal, 6 km away from the centre of the capital, and formerly a health resort for Europe's high society.
After this visit, you will have the opportunity to experience an unforgettable voyage by cable car with nature at your feet! This voyage to the Botanical Gardens will take about 7 minutes and offers a panoramic route with rare and exotic beauty, featuring a stand of Laurissilva forest.
Next up is the Botanical Garden. Since the 17th century, Madeira had been trying to create a botanical garden, a dream that finally came true in 1960. It is located 3 km from the centre of Funchal at Quinta do Bom Sucesso – a private Quinta belonging to the Reid family – where the climatic conditions are perfect for this exuberant vegetation. The Botanical Garden boasts harmonious forms, contrasting colours and more than 2,000 different plant species.
Last but not least, we visit the bustling town market in Funchal, where vendors offer tastes of exotic fruits like philodendres and maracujathe. We also stop by an embroidery shop to taste world famous Madeira wine.