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Madeira: The Flower Island

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8 Days & 7 Nights
4.8
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Madeira: The Flower Island

  • Madeira, a lush green island, with its bounty of colourful flora and fauna.
  • Swimming in the natural pools formed by lava in Porto da Cruz.
  • Exploring Funchal’s cobbled streets and browsing the flower market.
  • Following the network of 'Levadas' - ingenious irrigation channels of Madeira.
  • Admiring the vibrant orchids, birds of paradise, magnolias and azaleas.
The flower-filled island of Madeira is full of contrasts; the colonial charm of the towns and villages, the rugged and dramatic coastal scenery, the explosion of colours of the local flora and fauna, its lush green interior and the levadas, the traditional irrigation channels which form a network of paths across this sub-tropical island. This enchanting botanical paradise still has a sleepy charm which makes it a unique place to visit. The walks lead you through the High Plateau, giving you sweeping views over verdant valleys and on trails where the deep purples and enchanting scents of hydrangea and agapanthus lead you towards the coast.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Funchal, transfer to Santa Cruz and overnight Day 2 San Lourenco Peninsula 4.5 miles / 7.5 km Day 3 Levada do Canical to Porto da Cruz 10 miles / 16 km Day 4 Levada do Caldeirao Verde 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 5 Paul da Serra—Levada do Norte-Encumeada 7 miles / 11.5 km Day 6 Faja Escura Walk 7.9 miles / 12.7 km Day 7 Boa Morte to Cabo Girao and Camara do Lobos 10 miles / 16 km Day 8 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 17kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 17kg is equivalent to 100 cans of coke. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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