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Banana Farm Experience
Starting at €49 | 2 Hours | Parties of 2 to 20 | Funchal
- Adult (15+ years)
- Child (11-14 years)
- Child (0-10 years)
Enjoy an agricultural experience on a banana farm in Madeira
You can embark on an interesting tour that takes you closer to a banana tree. In the farm, you spend part of your glorious time learning how banana trees are planted and how to identify various varieties and species of banana grown on slopes of Madeira Island.
What is included:
- Arrival at the farm and welcome by the producer
- Guided tour of the farm
- Workshop: cleaning/maintenance of a banana tree
- Harvest your own bananas
- Taste bananas and honey cake from Madeira with wine/water
What is not included:
- Transportation to the farm (the farm is located 7 minutes by car and 13 minutes by bus from the center of funchal)
After booking we will send all the details of the reservation.
If you wish to propose another day or time for the experience, send us a message: [email protected] and we will do our best to reschedule, or we can include one more experience for all day.
Our farmer is a producer of a subspecies of banana originated and grown extensively on the island of Madeira, where it is an integral part of the landscape.. Traditionally smaller than the South American banana but accentuated on the palate, this modest fruit packs a more intense flavour and is a staple of local culinary tradition. Our farm its the oldest farm in Madeira. It dates back to the 15th century, at the beginning of agriculture in island. It has always been a place linked to agricultural activity, in the past these lands provided fruits and vegetables for home consumption and were grown for commerce and later, malvasia grapes and sugar cane.
Embark on a captivating tour that brings you closer to the iconic banana tree. Learn how they are planted and how to identify various varieties and species of banana grown on the slopes of Madeira Island.
After the farm experience, see and learn how different varieties of banana are used by the local people. This exotic adventure will teach you everything there is to know about the Madeira banana and its intriguing uses here on this tropical island.
Reviews & Testimonials
Dan P . January 2020
It was very interesting and I learned a lot about banana production. He made me feel right at home and I would 100% do it again! Rui is very nice and connects with you easily!
Meme C . November 2019
This was such a valuable experience! I HIGHLY recommend it! The farmer was very personable and full of knowledge. If you want to learn more about banana of Madeira, this is the experience for you!! In the end we made traditional Poncha, was incredible! Thank you PFE!
Sabrina W . November 2019
Lovely experience. Great value and authentic! Just make sure when you attend you are ready to learn and enjoy