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Full Adventure Jeep Tour

Full Adventure Jeep Tour
Duration:
7 hours
From:
USD 52.40
Santana, the 'biosphere reserve' by UNESCO, gives you the opportunity to visit its typical houses. Machico, which was the first capital of Madeira, well known by its history.

Private Madeira Full Day Jeep Tour East or West

Private Madeira Full Day Jeep Tour East or West
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Enjoy a private full day jeep tour west or east side of Madeira Island. Explore the heart of the nature in a 4x4 open roof Jeep, while learning all about Madeira's traditions and history

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Madeira Airport TransfersSafely Arrive or Depart Stress-Free at the Madeira Airport!
Have a private driver waiting exclusively for you at the Madeira Airport from USD 23 or book a safe and economical shared Madeira Airport shuttle transfer from USD 15/EUR 13.
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Madeira AirportWhere is Madeira Airport?
Madeira Airport (IATA: FNC, ICAO: LPMA), (informally known as Funchal Airport, and formerly known as Santa Catarina Airport), is an international airport located near Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. The airport controls national and international air traffic of the island of Madeira. It was first opened on 18 July 1964 with two 1,600m runways.


The airport was once infamous for its short runway which, surrounded by high mountains and the ocean, made it a tricky landing for even the most experienced of pilots. The original runway was only 1600 metres in length, but was extended by 200 metres 8 years after the TAP Portugal Flight TP425 incident of 1977 and subsequently rebuilt in 2000, almost doubling the size of the runway, building it out over the ocean. Instead of using landfill, the extension was built on a series of 180 columns, each being about 70m tall. This airport is also considered the Kai Tak of Europe because of its singular approach to runway 05. For the enlargement of the new runway the Funchal Airport has won the Outstanding Structures Award , given by International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). The Outstanding Structures Award is considered to be the "Oscar" for engineering structures worldwide. The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports, ranks it as the 9th most dangerous airport in the world


 

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017