Northwest Madeira: Open Top 4x4 Tour

Northwest Madeira: Open Top 4x4 Tour

From US$ 51.83 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
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Instructor
English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
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
  • Insurance
  • Pickup from the Funchal / Caniço area
  • Lunch is optional for an extra €12 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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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

Know before you go

  • Pickup outside of Funchal is available for an extra fee of €5 (Porto do Funchal, Santo da Serra, Machico, Santa Cruz, Camacha, Estreito Camara de Lobos, Jardim da Serra, Ponta do Sol, Calheta) or €10 (Caniçal, Porto da Cruz, Santana, São Vicente, Ponta Delgada, Prazeres)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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The day couldn't have been better - a special thank's to our driver and guide Hugo, for all that extra that made our day perfect

October 21, 2021

The tour with Gerhard was great. You have the feeling that you are out with friends, because he takes great care of each individual and special requests. The stops were well chosen and you can see a lot of Madeira in an adventurous way

September 20, 2021

Was a great day. The guide was very pleasant and showed us a lot and explained. I can only recommend this tour.

September 19, 2019

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