A two-centred Family Adventure Holiday on the south coast of Madeira with car hire is a great way to see the island. We have included three family-friendly activities on this trip, from exciting whale and dolphin watching to exhilarating canyoning and an adventurous bumpy off- road jeep ride

The accommodation will be in a two bedroom apartment at Palheiro Village, and the family friendly Enotel Baia where you overnight in two rooms with an inter-connecting door.

The car gives you the chance to explore other parts of the island on your family adventure, where you could stop off at remote beaches, have a go at surfing or hike one of the many Levada walks.

On other days you may just want to relax by the pool or visit the only sandy beach (with imported sand from Morocco) at Calheta. There is enough to challenge every single member of the family on Madeira!


Fly from Gatwick on a direct flight to Funchal. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Palheiro Village in a two bedroom apartment for five nights.
After breakfast you will be picked up at 09.00 for a full day private jeep tour of the Amazing West including lunch
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the North coast near Seixal for your first full day of canyoning (includes return transfers and equipment hire). After your briefing you walk to the canyon where you will be abseiling down waterfalls and jumping into pools. Lunch is not included.
Your car will be delivered in the morning. Drive to Funchal, park near the harbour and make your own way to the Whale and Dolphin watching office nearby (3 mins walk from the harbour), where a short briefing will be given. You then all walk together to the harbour where the Rib is moored. After the three hour trip, you return to the harbour and have the rest of the afternoon free.
Free day. You could drive to the peninsula of Ponta de Sao Lourenco, where you could do the amazing self-guided coastal walk from Baia d'Abra on good paths and steps along steep slopes and cliff edges
After breakfast check out and you could drive via Curral das Freias (Nun's Valley), where you could do some walking. In the afternoon continue to the pretty village of Ponta do Sol. Overnight at Enotel Baia in two rooms with an inter-connecting door for five nights.
Drive via Encumeada to Sao Vicente where you can visit the excellent Lava museum. Don't forget to visit the surreal 'Journey to the centre of the earth'!
Today you could drive back to Sao Vicente and then continue on the scenic coastal road via Seixal to Porto Moniz. Have a dip in the Piscinas Naturais (seawater pools), before you head back via Paul da Serra to Ponta do Sol.
Drive along the south coast to Calheta, where you can visit the only sandy beach of Madeira. The sand here was specially imported from Morocco.
Free day - visit the high cliff of Cabo Girao and dare to walk on the skywalk, or go for a walk in the area.
You car will be picked up early in the morning. You have a free day until it's time for your transfer back to the airport.

Price Per Person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

























INCLUDED: International flight from LGW with a budget airline (guide price).Accommodation in Madeira in a two bed room apartment at Palheiro village and two inter-connecting rooms at Enotel Baia on B&B basis. Return airport transfers. Excursions as detailed in the itinerary. Car hire for 4 days (Renault Clio or similar - group B), including delivery and pick up from your accommodation. Cost includes SCDW (super collision damage waiver), one driver, SatNav, but no PAI (personal accident insurance) or fuel. EXCLUDED: Meals not specified above and travel insurance. Additional excursions on free days.


Even though the accommodation is in the south of the island, a car gives you the opportunity to easily discover other parts of the island.

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