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Northwest Madeira: Open Top 4x4 Tour

Northwest Madeira: Open Top 4x4 Tour

From US$ 61.04 per person

Explore the countryside of Northwestern Madeira in a 4x4 vehicle with a panoramic open roof. Check out the "levadas" that supply water to the island, swim in volcanic lava pools, and explore an old growth forest.

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Duration 8 hours
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Instructor
English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup included from your accommodation in Funchal/Caniço.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the grand landscapes and old terraces of the Serra de Água valley
  • Take a 15 minute hike down the Levada do Norte
  • Check out Fanal Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Swim in natural volcanic lava pools
Full description
Get off the beaten track in an open top 4x4 vehicle driven by an experienced guide. Explore the rugged Northwestern side of Madeira and learn about local traditions, culture, and history while encountering the natural wonders of the area. Taste local food and drinks like poncha and swim in the natural seaside, volcanic lava pools at Porto Moniz or Seixal. Go for an easy 15 minute walk along a levada and learn about the unique aqueduct system that continues to supply the island with water and energy today. Explore a small segment of a vast levada network stretching over 2,000 km and admire the beautiful views of the countryside these canal walkways provide. Check out the fauna and flora in Fanal Forest, including the native Ocotea foetens trees, some of which are over 500 years old. This tour passes through Serra d'Água, Ginjas, Estanquinhos, Paúl da Serra, Fanal, Ribeira da Janela, Porto Moniz, Seixal, and São Vicente.
Includes
  • Local taxes
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Insurance
  • Pickup from the Funchal/Caniço area
  • Lunch is optional for an extra €18 per person
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • 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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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Mega guide! So funny, exciting and scenically awesome :-) we saw pretty much everything that I had previously put on the ToDo of the north/west coast :-) Lunch was also really tasty and the guide stopped constantly to take photos. Even when driving off-road, people stopped constantly when there was a mega view in sight :-) so definitely recommended

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May 24, 2022

I HAD A FANTASTIC DAY accompanied by our great guide LINO :) He knew how to put us at ease during this day, we were able to visit several places in the North West. Magnificent landscape between mountain and sea we were served :) I highly recommend this activity, I think I had the best day of my life, memorable memory

April 6, 2022

Excellent fun tour. Our guide Leno, was extremely friendly and accommodating. Blessed with perfect weather. Once the tour went off road and we were able to stand up, the landscape was just so dramatic - it gets seriously bumpy! Plenty of stop offs along the way. We were also extremely lucky to have got booked into the same Jeep tour as a great Irish bunch. Lydia, Paul, Derek & Ross. Thanks for the craic! It was a hilarious day to spend with you guys and Leno. Would definitely recommend this trip.

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February 11, 2022

Product ID: 227425