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Northwestern Madeira: Full–Day 4x4 Tour

Product ID: 129015
Explore the northwest of Madeira in an open-top 4x4 vehicle. See volcanic lava pools, rural villages, UNESCO–listed forest, waterfalls and more.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese

Pickup included

Your Funchal hotel
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  • Discover northwestern Madeira in an open-top 4x4 vehicle
  • Enjoy a short walk along a levada, or water channel
  • Visit volcanic lava pools and black sand beaches
Full description
Enjoy the best views possible on a unique, open-top 4x4 tour through northwestern Madeira. Departing Funchal on this 8-hour trip, the first stop is Serra de Água, a village located in the scenic countryside.

Travel along old trails, cobblestone roads and forestry roads up to 1,500 meters above sea level at the Paul da Serra plateau. Pass the Laurissilva forest and enjoy a short walk along a levada, or water channel.

Head down to Porto Moniz to enjoy the warmth of the volcanic lava pools, or the volcanic black sandy beach. In the afternoon, take in amazing views of the area’s cliffs and waterfalls.
  • Bottle of water
  • Local taxes
  • Photos from the tour
What’s Not Included
  • Optional lunch (€12 per person)
  • Pick–up at the cruise dock (€5 per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Pick–up at hotels and guest houses outside Funchal city will be charged as follows: €5 per person at the cruise dock or harbor; €5 per person in São Vicente, Machico, Santa Cruz, Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Ribeira Brava and Campanário; and €10 per person in Caniçal, Porto Moniz, Santo da Serra and Ponta Delgada
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From £52.15 £41.72 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 138 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Great day out and we'll organised apart from weather in the mountains - must do better!! A good way to see this beautiful island and all the wonderful plants. I think I got 10/10 in name this plant. Calla, Canna both correct Lunch was incredible value for money. The group were from USA, Belgium, Germany and us Scots - great company who helped make the trip such a success. Can't forget Spencer, our guide - friendly, knowledgeable and a great driver. Thanks Spencer

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March 20, 2020

Great experience

We booked this excursion before heading to Madeira - although a great day out that we enjoyed, there were many similar excursions to book do we might have gone for an alternative The views really are breathtaking & unbearable (provided you get the weather) and the 4X4 element certainly makes it unique. We just weren’t quite prepared for the physical impact the off-roading would have on us! Fun but with equal measures of ‘Ouch!!’ Porto Moniz is gorgeous and the lunch at Seixal was blummin delicious for the very reasonable 12 euros. Our guide was knowledgable & we learned so much about the island. We would recommend but with the warning - the off-road experience could make or ruins your trip depending on how much your body can take being thrown around

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July 3, 2019

Good value and great fun, this tour is an excellent way to see the diversity of the island. Our guide, Hugo, was personable, humorous and a font of all knowledge. The off road parts of the day were exhilarating and the views spectacular.

November 26, 2019

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