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Private Half-Day Morning 4x4 Tour from Funchal

Private Half-Day Morning 4x4 Tour from Funchal
4 hours
USD 291.12
<p>Visit Cabo Gir&atilde;o, one of the highest sea cliffs of Europe, Boca da Corrida about 1200 meters high where you have a view to the 'Nun's Valley' and the highest Madeira peaks, passing at Estreito de Camara de Lobos near the vineyard terraces and then Camara de Lobos, known by Mr. Winston Churchill painting. To get to some of this places, will take some narrow roads, and off road tracks. On this private tour, you'll have many opportunities to take photos and visit small villages and local shops, meet&nbsp;our ' people ', cultures, traditions, small factories, food and traditional beverages. Thru mountains, valleys, villages, old roads, forest, flowers, ocean, sky and clouds , will give you colorful landscapes.</p>

Majestic Mountains of Madeira Jeep Tour

Majestic Mountains of Madeira Jeep Tour
4 hours
USD 40.76
Take in some of the most spectacular views of Madeira on this 4.5-hour guide tour from Funchal. Visit the viewpoint at Pico dos Barcelos, the famous Nun's Valley and the third highest peak on the island, Pico the Arieiro, before going to Santo da Serra, characterized by its beautiful landscapes. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.

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Madeira Airport (FNC) Information

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Have a private driver waiting exclusively for you at the Madeira Airport from USD 24 or book a safe and economical shared Madeira Airport shuttle transfer from USD 16/EUR 13.
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 FNC Madeira Airport Info & Guide

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 2018