Discover the island of Madeira on a panoramic drive that features sweeping views of the island’s dramatic sea cliffs, central plateau and scenic southwest coast.To kick off the excursion, you’ll board your motor coach and travel along the north shore to the small village of Ribeira Brava, perched on a steep canyon dividing the island. While there, you can enjoy a brief tour of the village before continuing to Cabo Girão which offers stunning views of Madeira's famous sea cliffs, the second highest sea cliffs in the world. While there, you’ll enjoy a lunch that includes some of the island’s local specialties. In Cabo Girao, you'll have a chance to see the dramatic cliffs, scenic waterfalls and small valleys, each with their own microclimate. After that, you'll continue on to Porto Moniz, famous for its natural swimming pools. Later, you'll travel up to the central plateau of Paul da Serra, often described as the “Roof of Madeira" and nearly 5,000 feet above sea level. Be sure to check out the dramatic cliffs at the end of the plateau's southwest coast. Afterwards, you’ll descend to Calheta, a fertile, coastal strip of land that produces sugar cane, bananas and grapes. While there you’ll take a tour of the distillery, Engenho da Calheta, where white rum is produced from the island’s sugar cane. You’ll have a chance to learn how rum is distilled, sample an island beverage made with rum and honey called “poncha,” and taste a slice of the traditional Madeira cake. At the end of the tour, you will board your motor coach for the return trip to the pier.