This tour explores the flowering South Eastern part of the Madeira Island. Enjoy a scenic drive to a typical Quinta, a sort of small park with a manor house, where you may observe exotic and endemic flora and birdlife. Follow it up with a visit to a water stream mouth in the city of Madeira, to observe some more birds such as little egrets, turnstones and waxbills to name a few.As you drive along, you will notice a completely different landscape, much more barren and brownish than the rest of the island. Besides admiring the North and South of the island from the same point, you may also amuse yourself with the Berthelot's Pipit posing for your photos, with the purple blooms of the cardoon plant in the background!
The best way to get to know the most beautiful parts of the Madeira Island is to take this tour and explore its rare flora and birdlife. Enjoy a scenic drive to the west of the island, a site where long ago land slid from the cliff, forming a small terrace over the sea. Sit by the fresh water pond just next to the sea and leisurely observe endemic birds such as Berthelots Pipit, Rock Sparrows and Spectacled Warbler among others. Head north to a valley surrounded by majestic mountains covered by Laurel Forest, and bird songs in the air. Pause at a higher altitude where the centenary Laurel trees seem to be part of an enchanted wood from a fairy tale. This tour is truly a great way to be one with nature and observe some rare flowers and birds!