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Visit to the Botanical Garden and Monte Village in Madeira


Discover the Monte Village, a fascinating place where you can find a very special form of transport, the “Monte sledge” made of basketwork.

Visit the Botanical Garden, a popular garden of the Madeira Island.

   Saturday    4 hours

Discover the Botanic Garden in Madeira and admire a world of plants, trees, and flowers.

Visit a pilgrimage site of Madeira - the Our Lady of Monte Church.

Admire the magnificent panoramic view over the Funchal bay from the village of Monte.

Find a different form of transport, the sledge rides, an attraction of Madeira.

Key details


The tour is available in Portuguese, English, German, French, and Spanish.


4 hours.


Every Saturday at 09:00 am.


Hotel in Funchal.

Full description

In our half-day tour to the Botanical Garden and Monte in Madeira, we will pick you at your hotel in Funchal. The tour includes a professional guide.

Then we will start the journey leading to Monte, a welcoming place where you can find stunning views and visit the church Nossa Senhora do Monte, a building from de XVIII century and the most important place of pilgrimage in Madeira. Monte is a village in the suburbs of Funchal known for being the place where the "Carreiras do Monte" are celebrated, a way of transport where you can go down in the “Monte sledges” made of basketwork between Monte and Funchal. The sledges are powered by two “carreiros”, or “sledge drivers” wearing white uniforms and straw hats, who control this mean of transportation by making use of their boots as brakes. Monte is one of the most emblematic localities of Madeira, and one of the must-visit places for the wonderful views it offers over the Funchal Bay.

The tour proceeds to the Botanical Garden, one of the most pleasant gardens in the region, with splendid views overlooking the city of Funchal which covers an area of 80,000 m². Here there is a collection of a wide variety of plants and a Museum of Natural History.

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  • Pick up at your hotel.
  • Entrance fee to the Botanical Garden.
  • Visit to the Monte Village. 
  • Professional guide.


  • Entrance to the Wicker Basket Sledges in Monte.
  • Drop off at your hotel.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips (optional).
  • Meals and drinks.

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I recommend it to everyone who likes plants
The visit is very interesting and without the guide, we had not noticed halves of the stories of Vila Monte. The guide accompanied us during the visit to the botanical garden in some parts and explained some things about the cacti and the age of some plants. From the garden, we have a beautiful view of Funchal.
Effie D. Pratt
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Ich habe diese Tour gemacht, hatte aber schon vor ein paar Jahren den Botanischen Jaridm besucht und es ist dasselbe. Für viele ist es gut und für andere ist es schlecht. Ich muss der Verwaltung gratulieren, dass sie sich jeden Tag um alle Pflanzen kümmert. Das Auf und Ab ist anstrengend. Es könnte einen Plan geben, diesen Aspekt zu verbessern.
Sabine Bosch

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