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Island Tours

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Island Tours

Hi, have determined which tour operator to book with and lots of reviews for East/West/nuns valley, but like the look of North Tour which looks as though has caves etc. has anyone been on this tour and would like to do 2 so pls can anyone recommend the best ones to go on please - thanks Linda

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1. Re: Island Tours

My choice would be the West tour. If the weather is good and clear the views from the Paul da Serra and Encumeada are amazing. You also get the opportunity to visit Porto Moniz for lunch with its outdoor swimming pool and volcanic rock formations by the sea.

Edited: 3:15 pm, May 22, 2012
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If you are going to do the east tour just keep in mind that the northeast does repeat a section between Santana to Machico, although they do stop at different view points. The caves tour is good if you like that sort if thing. So if you only have time for three tours and would like to see the caves then you can replace the east with the northeast. Keep in mind that you will miss out on two of the best parts of Madeira, Pico do Arieiro and Ribeiro Frio.

If it is your first time and would only like to do two tours then the West & East tour would be the ones to do.

Edited: 8:57 am, May 23, 2012
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There are several tour companies which are very good, these are the links for two of them both worth considering, look at their websites to see what is available

www.madeira-seekers.com

www.madeirahappytours.com

Madeira Happy tours have also two booking centres, one opposite the Post Office on Est. Monumental and another in Monumental Shopping centre.

I would agree that the West is probably the better tour, always popular, but to be fair, they are all very good. The Caves at Sao Vicvente are worth a visit - a guided tour along old lava tubes, very interesting

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5. Re: Island Tours

Thank you all for your feedback, in light of your comments will definitely book the west tour and then toss up between east and north east caves depending on what we can fit in, wish now booked 2wks but always next year

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