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Northeast Madeira 4X4 Tour from Funchal

1. Northeast Madeira 4X4 Tour from Funchal

Head out from Funchal on a full-day tour of Madeira’s north-east. Leaving the town behind, stop in São Vicente, and take in amazing 360-degree views. Marvel at the contrast of colors from the vineyards. Enjoy a drive along serpentine roads and through forests. Discover the unique scenery of the area from an open-top 4X4 vehicle. Before lunch, visit a water mill and see the traditional thatched houses of Santana. Stop to enjoy lunch in idyllic surroundings, and later visit a sugar cane and rum factory, where you can taste the local rum. Finish your tour in Caniçal, where you’ll have spectacular views of Ponta São Lourenço – the eastern part of the island.

North Madeira & Wine Tour 4x4 Jipe Tour

2. North Madeira & Wine Tour 4x4 Jipe Tour

We leave from Funchal to the village of Santa Cruz for a short stop. Then, we start the trip to Porto da Cruz, where we visit the Sugarcane Mill where there is the possibility to taste the famous and typical regional drink “Poncha”, made with sugarcane brandy. We continue until we reach Santana, along dirt roads and winding through the green of the Laurissilva that will take us to the parish of Ilha and S. Jorge where we can appreciate the natural beauty, passing by the viewpoint of Boca das Voltas with a magnificent view. From here we head towards Arco de S. Jorge, already by the sea, for lunch. After this break, we continue along the north coast, passing through Boaventura, Ponta Delgada and São Vicente, where we will stop at Quinta do Barbusano, to visit the property and taste the wines produced there. In the wine tasting you can taste red, white and rosé wines. In the late afternoon we return to Funchal.

Madeira: Private Guided Levada dos Tornos Boaventura Hike

3. Madeira: Private Guided Levada dos Tornos Boaventura Hike

After your guide has collected you from your accommodation or the port, you will make your way to Levada dos Tornos. This levada is one of the most important in the area, passing through a large part of Madeira Island to deliver water from the north to the south. This walk will take you to the very beginning of this important levada. The path begins in the area of Lombo do Urzal (Boaventura) near a group of houses, from where you will ascend to discover the levada. You'll soon turn right and follow the levada which will lead you to its origin, dos Tornos, where you will find a beautiful waterfall. You can stay in this location for a moment to admire its beauty, before returning by the same route, but this time towards Fajã do Penedo. Enjoy the nature as you travel, which is comprised by the living green of the lush vegetation. You can observe several species of endemic flora and fauna of the Madeira Island, which make this walk a unique experience. • Distance: 13 Km • Duration 3 to 5 hours • it includes: Levada Path, Waterfall, Birds, Laurisilva Forest, Viewpoint, Endemic flora, Fauna, Abyss, Slippery, Vertigo

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4.7 / 5

based on 36 reviews

I enjoyed it so much! We visited few very beautiful places, which I would never get to myself. It felt like a real adventure. Highly recommend to travel around island with 4*4 and not with a microbus tours

Super guide was friendly gave us enough time at the stops showed a lot and explained the highlight was the small steam-operated rum distillery and the beautiful views

Great trip! Saw very beautiful landscapes and got a lot of impressions and background information. Our guide Spencer was a particular highlight

Very nice safari with a great tour guide! Got to know a nice group of people and saw beautiful areas. Recommended!!

amazing! guide was fantastic! so knowledgeable and knew all the secrets