Trek through the Sao Vicente Caves in Madeira and explore the North East of the island

Jump right into Sao Vicente and explore its caves. The Portuguese island of Madeira has a lot on offer and you get to make the most of its best bits on a guided bus tour to the North East. Get more than a snapshot of its culture when you cruise to its villages. 

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 8 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: yes, included in the price
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Get in touch with North-East Madeira and discover the Sao Vicente caves

Experience the north-eastern part of the Portuguese island of Madeira with a bus tour and visit the famous caves of Sao Vicente formed from volcanic rock. A professional guide will accompany you on the 8-hour tour and explain in detail the background of the towns, villages and caves in the north-east of Madeira.

Price overview

  • North-East Madeira Tour - cave entry inc. - 8 hrs - per adult (9+)39.-€
  • North-East Madeira Tour - cave entry inc. - 8 hrs - per child (0-8)19.50€
Go underground and experience Madeira in the right way

Booking option: Explore Sao Vicente's Caves in Madeira

Clamber underground and come face to face with volcanic caves in Sao Vicente. The guide will fill you in on everything you need to know about the area. Head to the North-East in Madeira in an air-conditioned bus which holds up to 18 people. Set your eyes on traditional villages and iconic buildings in and around Porto do Cruz, Machico Bay and the easternmost point of the island: Ponta de São Lorenço.


  • Exclusive Tour: Between 8 and 16 participants
  • Duration: ~ 8 hours
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Days: Thursday
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese
  • Pick-up included in the price from: Funchal, Caniço, Machico
  • Starting points: Funchal
  • Pick-up from: Calheta and Ponta do Sol (for €5 extra per person)


  • Transfer, experienced driver, professional guide, insurance, entry fees, air-conditioned bus
Important information

Please bring along:

Snacks, backpack, camera, small travel pharmacy (just in case), drinks

Detailed description

Sightsee in the stunning Sao Vicente Caves in North-East Madeira

Madeira is a Portuguese island that is part of a volcanic archipelago to the south west of Portugal. Madeira gets a nice breeze from the Atlantic Ocean. Madeira is better known as the Flower Island because it is full to the brim with flora and fauna in an amazing array of colours. Go underground and get to see Madeira from a different perspective. The various volcanic explosions left behind a 700-metre underground lava tunnel as a cave near Sao Vicente. Finish up the cave tour in Madeira close to the Volcanic Centre where you get loads of facts and figures about the volcanic history. 

The tour then goes on to see more of the island where there are lots of scenic gems to discover. Visit the Bom Jesus Church which is based in the wooded mountain slopes in Ponta Delgada - a traditional fishing village. Follow the mountain roads along to Sao Jorge. The locals' vineyards and farms are mostly found around Arco de Sao Jorge. Get brilliant views from Madeira across to Porto Moniz from Cabana's vantage point. 

The full-day tour in Madeira makes its way through a bunch of villages like Santana and Faial and Porto do Cruz. Santana is stacked with thatched triangular buildings which are typical in Madeira. Faial has an awesome sea-water swimming pool and a rocky beach. Porto do Cruz is home to the rock of Penha d' Aguia which is home to the only sugar factory in Madeira. The 320m-high peak "Pico do Facho" is on the eastern side of Machico Bay and points back to a time where pirates were invading (or trying to). Last but not least move on to the easternmost point of Madeira: Ponta de São Lourenço where the climate and vegetation is a lot closer to Porto Santo. This bus tour in Madeira gives you an underground experience with a Sao Vicente cave visit and get to see the lush landscapes in the North-East of the island.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Get in touch with North-East Madeira and discover the Sao Vicente caves

Seño wrote on Feb 26, 2018
Overall rating
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We are very happy

We can not complain about anything ... the guide always spoke to us in good Spanish, the group was of reasonable size (9 people) and the walk was very interesting, thanks to all, we are happy

Quedamos muy contentos

no nos podemos quejar de nada....el guia nos hablo siempre en buen español, el grupo era de tamaño razonable (9 personas) y el paseito fue muy interesante, gracias a todos, estamos contentos

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