Fajã dos Padres

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A hidden tropical gem that everyone should visit! Take the cable car for a thrilling ride along the impressive cliffs, visit the farm, taste the local fruits, or enjoy a delicious lunch by the sea.


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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Fajã dos Padres.

Fajã dos Padres is a must-visit place for all Madeira visitors who love unique experiences and do not mind heights. A knowledgeable guide will lead you through the organic farm on a path close to the Atlantic Ocean and between banana plants and other crops. You will learn about the history, agriculture, winemaking, sustainability, and specific crops of Fajã dos Padres and the island, some of which you do not know. You will be happy to see how nature is respected and coexists in harmony with farm work. They also put the same care and enthusiasm into food production. Of course, you cannot leave without tasting their products. After the visit, you can choose to taste two kinds of fruits or have lunch (different prices). If you decide to taste the fruits, you will know how the fruits grown on volcanic soil and homemade jams taste — intense and indescribable. If you choose the delicious 2-course of local cuisine (drinks included), you will enjoy the magnificent view of the sea and cliffs and listen to the sound of the waves on the coast. A must-visit place in Madeira if you want to escape the crowd. Book Now! Please note: since this booking requires confirmation, you do not need to pay at checkout. Reserve your seat now, and if we reach 4 adults paying, we will send an email 24 hours before the tour.

Please consult our FAQs section, where we have the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • All Taxes, Fees and Handling Charges
  • Cable car access
  • 1-hour guided tour
  • Option 1: 2 varieties of subtropical fruits

Taste of 2 varieties of local organic subtropical fruit, varying throughout the year: banana, passion fruit, mango, papaya, avocado, pitanga (Brazilian cherry), and some occasional curiosities such as guava (araçá), fig, prickly pear, or passion fruit-melon.

  • Option 2: 2-course meal: Fish or meat or vegetarian dish, dessert, drinks and coffee.

Main dish : Fish:  Salty Tuna Or Fillet of scabbard fish with banana (with boiled potatoes and simple salad) OR Meat: Roast pork neck (with sautéed potatoes and vegetables from the garden) Or Pepper chicken supreme (with vegetables from the garden and rice); OR Vegetarian: Penne pasta with spinach, cherry tomatoes and arugula;

Dessert: Seasonal fruit or homemade ice cream

Drinks: local white or red wine, or soft drink or draught beer, water and coffee

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-Off outside Funchal

Since we don’t know if you have a car, we leave it to you to request transportation. You can find this option by clicking the “Book Now” button. The minibus can take up to 8 people, which is very attractive for groups of friends and family because the price is not per person but per vehicle, including round trips.

  • Gratuities (optional)
  1. 09:00 - 09:30 Meeting-point (Departure time)

    A member of our staff will pick you up at the indicated place and will be required to validate your voucher identification (You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity). The tour will begin when we finish collecting all tour members.

  2. When Everyday, except on Tuesday and Saturday

    Year-round, except on 25 December and 1 January



  3. Duration 3-5 hours

    Option 1:  Fruit taste – starts at 09:30 and finishes around 12:30

    Option 2: Lunch – starts at 09:30 and finishes around 14:30

  4. Departure Point and Time Confirmed by email

    You will receive an email with location details and a map.

    If you have a car, you don’t need the transportation Add-on.

    If you request transportation (at a different rate):

    • If you are staying in Funchal: you will be picked up at your hotel.
    • IF NOT, the meeting point will be by the bus stop in front of the cable car station located in the historic centre, in Avenida do Mar, at 9:30.
  5. Requirements Punctuality
  6. Venues Destination

    Fajã dos Padres

  7. What do you need to bring? Don’t forget

    We recommend wearing shoes suitable for walking activities, light, comfortable clothing, and in summer, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Please bring curiosity and an appetite—You will get high-quality food to try. Also, bring a bag if you’d like to buy goodies to take home!


  8. Our expertise Why us?

    It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified. We take you to a wonderful site we know you will want to explore. Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of both our guests and personnel.

  9. Good to know Activity level

    The tour combines driving, a ride on a cable car, a guided visit to the property and sitting down to try lovely fruits or lunch.

    There isn’t too much walking involved. The pace is leisurely, but the flat path is sometimes uneven.

    Fajã dos Padres, including the access to the restaurant, is accessible to people with mobility difficulties. However, the walking programs require a lot of mobility.

    The temperature varies between 13ºC in winter and 30ºC in summer, and usually is mild and pleasant.

    We adapted the tour to the current COVID-19 safety measures. We must use masks when appropriate, and the establishment has a hand sanitiser.

  10. 12:30 | 14:30 Hotel Drop-off (Return time)
  11. Please Note We can reschedule or cancel this activity depending on the weather or difficulty accessing Fajã dos Padres.

Our vehicle will have a clear card (a banner) with the company logo on the windscreen and, in case of being a group, the name of the group printed on it.

We will also have a list with the passenger’s name.

Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map, and emergency phone number.


Yes, it is good for kids.


Fajã dos Padres, including the access to the restaurant, is accessible to people with reduced mobility. However, the walking programs require a lot of mobility.


If you have any dietary requirements, let us know in advance, and we will do our utmost to get all the chefs and venues to accommodate you.

We are flexible to cater for dietary restrictions and preferences, allergies and food intolerance.

We can access it via a boat trip (on request) and cable car (included in this activity).
It only takes 3 minutes to travel down the 300 m cliff to one of the most beautiful sites of Madeira – not for vertigo sufferers!

Yes, private tours are available for all tours listed on our site. Please, get in touch for any further information about any listed tours.

Besides our tours for mainland travellers, we also offer great value options for people who travel by cruise ships. You can chose one of existing tours or create your own customised itinerary. Get in touch to arrange your tour!

We will pick you up and drop you off at any hotel in Funchal and Câmara de Lobos. For hotels outside Funchal, the meeting point will be in Funchal.

Yes. This activity does not run on Tuesdays and Saturdays. If possible, we will try to arrange another day in the same week.

Any of our private tours can be customised to suit your preferences. Please get in touch to let us know what you would like to see and do, and we will do our best to arrange it.

No, we offer tours in Portuguese, English and French. Additionally, we offer tours in German, but it is convenient to inform in advance for availability.

Please get in touch as soon as you become aware you may be unable to make your tour so we can try to accommodate you. If you are unable to make your reserved tour and we have spaces on the tour for the following day we will happily change your booking free of charge. Please see our Policy for further details.

If you need to change or cancel a booking or amend your details, email or give us a call.

One of the great things about Lux Madeira is that we have no minimum requirements for our tour to run, so we will still go ahead if just one person has booked. The size depends on the number of bookings, but you can always choose to upgrade to a private tour.

The recommended size for the Fajã dos padres experience: 1 up to 20 participants.

We will make every effort to try to re-schedule your tour if you are unable to make it. In the instance you wish to cancel your tour all together, please see our Cancellation Policy for details on refunds

Prices for all our shared services are quoted per person, except in the case of our private services

If you are happy with the service you receive, it’s customary to tip your driver and Tourist guide. This is entirely at your discretion.

Madeira weather in coastal areas is temperate and mild with no great extremes-although the temperature can drop the higher you go on the island so, whatever time of year you visit, be sure to bring warm clothes when visiting the mountains. Obviously, rainfall is higher in the winter and you’ll probably need to pack a rain coat or umbrella. Madeira’s average temperatures range from 18C in winter to 25C in summer, with sea temperatures being nearly the same due to a warm Gulf Stream that surrounds the Island all year round, 18C to 22C. Madeira island holidays are the ideal getaway all year round!

The dress code for our tours is comfortable and casual. Dressing in layers gives more comfort as you can shed and add items when the climate varies. Consider packing.

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • An all-weather coat 
  • Comfortable clothing.

Tours operate rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, your Tourist Guide will modify the tour so more time is spent indoors. It never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.

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