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From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz Tour

From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz Tour

From US$ 58.77 per person

Experience the dramatic landscapes and enchanted terraces of the northwest of Madeira on a scenic drive by 4WD vehicle. Swim in the volcanic lava pools of Porto do Moniz or off the black sand beach at Seixal. Walk through the Laurissilva Forest and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, German, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Funchal. Pick–up from hotels and guest houses outside of Funchal city will be charged with additional fees: €5.00 per person from the cruise dock or harbor, São Vicente, Machico, Santa Cruz, Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Ribeira Brava and Campanário €10.00 per person from Caniçal, Porto Moniz, Santo da Serra and Ponta Delgada


  • Drive the old and enchanted roads of Madeira's northwest coast
  • Take a 20-minute walk through the Laurissilva Forest
  • Enjoy the warmth of the sea at Porto do Moniz or Seixal
Full description

Depart Funchal and travel by 4WD vehicle towards Madeira's northwest coast, passing a stunning green landscape to locations such as Serra de Água. Journey along forgotten and enchanted old roads and get a glimpse into the island's everyday life.

Go to Encumeada, where one of the island's famous walking trails leads to Madeira's highest peak. Pass through the laurel forests of Chão dos Louros and marvel at the mountains and valleys from Ginjas and Paul da Serra.

Continue to Fanal in the middle of the Laurissilva Forest and then proceed to Porto do Moniz, famous for its natural swimming pools. If weather permits, enjoy the warmth of the sea or continue to Seixal known for its black sand beach.

Stop for lunch (own expense) in Seixal, before continuing to the coastal town of São Vicente. Make your way back to Funchal at the end of the tour.

  • Local guide
  • Pick-up an drop off from hotels and guesthouses in Funchal (outside of Funchal at additional costs)
  • Lunch (optional, €12)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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4.9 /5

based on 683 reviews

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The tour was amazing! Sadly the weather wasn’t the best, so the views weren’t as impressive as they could have been. The tour has changed a little since the description was written, because some roads got too dangerous. The off-road was so much fun and our Tour-Guide Igor was such a charismatic individual! Great pleasure to have gotten to know him. Bathing in Seixal was absolutely beautiful! (It’s worth waiting for Seixal to go swimming, Porto Moniz looks beautiful too but Seixal is even better!) Can only recommend.

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September 21, 2021

Going to swim in Porto Moniz was the ONLY reason we booked this tour. Therefore we were extremely disappointed that we were told we wouldn’t have time to go, especially as our guide told us earlier that we would have 2 hours there. However, he told us he know somewhere better… and he was so right!! The rock pools he took us at Seixal were quieter, more picturesque & also free! We’re so glad he took us here instead of giving into what we thought we wanted to do. Igor told us at the start of the trip that he wasn’t hired for his knowledge, but his skill at off-roading, and he didn’t disappoint. Standing up in the Land Rover while driving up a mountain was way more fun than it sounds & the views at the top were stunning. We were told this is the only company that went all the way up because of the treacherous roads. Igor was great, knew everything we asked anyway & flexible with what we did. Add in the 15 other picture worthy stops & this tour was fantastic value. Thanks guys!

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August 19, 2021

Fantastic day with Nuno great experience made it really fun for us and the kids expert about the area and prompt collection nothing to much hassle if you wanted longer somewhere and not rushing you back for drop off if you wanted to see more can’t rate him highly enough!!

August 19, 2021

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