1. Portugal
  2. Madeira
  3. Porto Moniz
  4. Vereda do Fanal

Northwest Madeira: Open Top 4x4 Tour

Product ID: 227425
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
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Instructor
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese

Pickup included

pick up Funchal / Caniço area is free Other areas: €5.00 p/p - harbour / cruise port €5.00 p/p - Santo da Serra, Machico, Santa Cruz, Camacha, Estreito Camara de Lobos, Jardim da Serra, Ponta do Sol, Calheta €10.00 p/p - Caniçal, Porto da Cruz, Santana, São Vicente, Ponta Delgada, Prazeres
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch is optional for an extra €12 per person
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
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)
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From US$ 81.67 US$ 65.33 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

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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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