Madeira Botanical & Wildflowers Nature Tour
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35,00€

Madeira Botanical & Wildflowers Nature Tour

Summary:

An excellent tour for those who love plants and wish to learn and understand the botanical evolution and colonization of Madeira Island. We visit several botanical communities highlighting the plants with the most extreme adaptations to Island life and the habitats they live in. A journey that starts almost 100 millions of years ago and ends with several plants brought by early settlers and the native species they have exploited.

Highlights:

Tour led by experienced Naturalist guide or Biologist visiting 3 to 4 different areas.
Designed to maximize the observation of Madeiran unique plant species and native communities.
Exclusive species such as Madeiran Olive tree, Madeiran Asparagus, Anemone leaved stork’s bill, Wollaston’s Muschia, Madeira Willow, Giant Buttercup, Barbusano Laurel, Canary St. John’s Wort, Tree Heather, Besom Heath and many others.

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About:

Why book this tour: This is the only botanical tour on the Island. This programme is fully dedicated to the Island’s unique plant communities, including exclusive and rare plants. The observation spots are on the most well conserved areas of each type of native plant communities and nature reserves. The tour is led by a biologist or naturalist guide and focuses on the colonization history of the Madeira archipelago by several groups of plants and their origins. An amazing story that started over 100 million years ago, when dinosaurs still ruled the planet.

Areas and Localities: The programme starts on the warmer and dryer southern side of the Island and continues up mountain to the lush green northern slopes of S. Vicente valley and all the way to the a special spot at the Plateau.

Target Species: Madeiran Olive tree, Madeiran Asparagus, Madeira Bindweed, Anemone leaved stork’s bill, Wollaston’s Muschia, Madeira Willow, Giant Buttercup, Sow thistles among others

Observation Spots: The tour includes 4 spots, each with short and accessible walks or observation spot

Sighseeing: Beautiful views of the Plateau highlands, high southern slopes, southern coast, Ribeira Brava Valley, cultivated terraces on Serra de Água valley, the central mountains, the lush green northern laurel forest valleys and S. Vicente Valley.

Prices:

Persons
35,00 €

Schedules:

monday - 14:00 to 18:00;
Naturalist Guide, Insurance, Observation equipment, Pick up and Drop off in Funchal, Caniço, Câmara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava (please consult for other locations) and coffee or tea (see below).

Please note:

Vertigo & Claustrophobia: No tunnels. The several areas visited are fairly wide and easy to walk on. The winding roads might cause motion sickness.

WC & Coffee Break: Yes, before the 3rd stop, in Encumeada summit, with its stunning vistas over the central mountains. Coffee or Tea included (espresso, American coffee or white coffee. Cappuccino, Mocha, Irish coffee or any other special coffees are not included).
Pickups start at 14h00. Pick up and Drop off in Funchal, Caniço, Câmara de Lobos and Ribeira Brava (please consult for other locations)
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