Discover a 'Fajã' with a story

Quinta Grande, Portugal

Experience hosted by Fátima

2 hours, Hosted in Portuguese and English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food and tickets

What you'll do

The experience starts with an incredible 3 minutes state-of-the-art cable car trip that comfortably transports us from Quinta Grande to Fajã dos Padres, along a huge cliff over 300 meters high.
For about an hour, we will discover Fajã dos Padres, walking along ancient paths opened along the orchards of subtropical fruit trees, often covered by vineyards of Malvasia, the most noble grape variety of the famous Madeira wine.

During the tour, visitors will get to know the story of Fajã dos Padres and simultaneously part of the history of Madeira island, and the process of organic farming a number of subtropical fruits, some quite exotic. The history of the vine and wine of Madeira, and the reasons for having promoted its culture throughout the centuries in this remote but so fertile piece of land always generates a particular interest among visitors.

We finished with a locally produced subtropical organic fruit tasting. Depending on the season, we will have the opportunity to taste banana, passion fruit, mango, papaya, pear-avocado, 'pitanga', and other occasional curiosities.
Other things to note
Programs may be rescheduled or cancelled depending on weather conditions or any problem in the access to Fajã dos Padres.
The experience starts with an incredible 3 minutes state-of-the-art cable car trip that comfortably transports us from Quinta Grande to Fajã dos Padres, along a huge cliff over 300 meters high.
For about an hour, we will discover Fajã dos Padres, walking along ancient paths opened along the orchards of subtropical fruit trees, often covered by vineyards of Malvasia, the most noble grape variety of the famous Madeira wine.

During t…

What's included

  • Food
    Fruit taste
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee in Faja dos Padres by cable car

Meet your host, Fátima

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I am Fatima and I will be your guide in the visit to Fajã dos Padres. I live in Madeira island, I am passionate about nature, and about this special place. What motivates me the most about my job is to have the opportunity to share the history and the experience of Faja dos Padres with guests and other visitors.
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Where you'll be

Fajã dos Padres is an organic farm with a unique location by the sea, on the south coast of Madeira Island.
It can be accessed only by cable car or by sea.
The Fajã has an exclusive pebble beach in all it's extension, and a restaurant recognised by using locally grown organic produce and for serving especially fresh fish. It has a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea, and some showers and cabins available for visitors.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Eurydice
August 2021
We definitely recommend doing this experience. The guided tour is worth it if you're considering going to Fajã dos Padres, you'll learn all about its history which seems mandatory to truly experience the place. If you're taking a taxi though, just say you're going to the cable car station to Fajã dos Padres, for some reason the address given didn't match the exact location. Fatima was an excellent guide and we loved the fruit tasting in the end.
Izzy
August 2021
A great experience, thé fruit tasting was very interesting and we enjoyed hearing about the faja. One thing to note is to get to the location you defintely need a car or taxi, but taxis can be pretty expensive considering they don’t really go to this area.
Marlen
August 2021
Die Tour war super! Fatima ist ein toller Guide und Faja dos Padres ein wirklich paradiesischer Ort. Wir haben viel Interessantes erfahren und durften im Anschluss die leckeren Früchte probieren. :) Die Gruppe hätte etwas kleiner sein können und die anderen Teilnehmenden pünktlicher. Die Tour wurde drei Mal von vorn gestartet.. Die Empfehlung für das Restaurant können wir absolut gar nicht teilen.
Bella
August 2021
What a special place! We learnt so much from Fatima and loved our fruit tasting along the way as well as at the end. We had a history lesson thrown in too and will definitely be back to stay in one of the little houses! You would miss so much about the origins of the place if you just take the cable car and see the beach so make we really recommend you take this tour, book a table for lunch and spend the day, you won’t regret it!
Lucy
August 2021
Fascinating tour and delicious fruit! We had a great visit to this beautiful fruit garden. Bring your bathing suit and stay for lunch at the cafe on the beach after.
Reni
July 2021
It was an amazing experience to hear about the region of Faja dos padres. We learned so many things. The host was very sweet and kind. And of course seeing and tasting some of the tropical fruits, some of them for the first time was incredible.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.