No need to fly to a distant country for a rickshaw ride. If you walk through Funchal, you now have the opportunity to get on one of these popularly Asian vehicles. Motorized rikshaws of Tukxi have more advantages than either India or Thailand, as they are electric, and therefore don't pollute or make noise, and moreover, they are safe. They have belts and blankets if it's cold, are clean and convertible, more like luxury tuk tuks. You would like New Delhi. There is a Tukxi stop in Praça do Mar, Lido, and the historic center of Funchal, but make sure to reserve by phone. The cheapest tour costs 20 euros, for three people at a time, and it passes Farmer's Market, Town Square, and Municipal Garden. However, there are many other paths, and you even have the option to customize your own.
The situation of Madeira and its volcanic terrain make it a mere 5km from the coast where sea depths reach 3,000 meters, and it's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean makes it a fantastic place to see whales. Dolphins are guaranteed, and with a little luck, maybe there's whales and sperm whales, too. The trip is in zodiac and depending on sea conditions, can become a hilarious amusement ride. There is an option of swimming with dolphins, but usually they are not usually very interested in humans, yet its awesome to see them close, released and jumping everywhere.