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Madeira: Northwest Full-Day 4x4 Tour

Madeira: Northwest Full-Day 4x4 Tour

From US$ 62.22 per person

Take a sightseeing tour to the northwest side of Madeira in an open-roof 4x4. See beautiful valleys, volcanic natural pools, amazing cliff views, hidden villages, and the Fanal forest.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is at your hotel, Cruise Port, holiday house or meeting point Pickup from hotels and guest houses outside of Funchal / Caniço city will be charged with additional prices: €5.00 per person at the cruise dock or harbor, €5.00 per person at São Vicente, Machico, Santa Cruz, Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Ribeira Brava, Campanário., €10.00 per person at Caniçal, Porto Moniz, Santo da Serra, Ponta Delgada

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a small group 4x4 excursion around Madeira
  • See the volcanic natural pools of Porto Moniz and Seixal
  • Take a 15-minute "levada" walk through a UNESCO forest and water aqueducts
  • Marvel at stunning cliff views and waterfalls
  • Try a fresh handmade "poncha", a traditional nectar with lots of flavour
Full description

Discover the northwest of Madeira on a full-day tour. Swim in a natural volcanic pool in Porto Moniz, visit the quaint village of Ginjas, and marvel at the lush nature of the island.

Begin your tour with a comfortable pickup at your hotel or guest house in a 4x4 vehicle. Enjoy your ride to Serra d'Água, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the island of Madeira. Continue north to visit the tiny town of Ginjas.

Next, go off-road in your 4x4 and head to the top of a mountain to reach Paúl da Serra. Explore the natural beauty of this island, meet the people, and explore the cultures, traditions, and local food and drinks.

Stop in Porto Moniz to swim in the natural swimming pools created by cooled volcanic lava. Continue on to Ribeira da Janela to admire its towering rock formation. Marvel at the beautiful beaches of Seixal and the lush forests of São Vicente.

Stop at one of the villages to enjoy a short "levada" walk through water and forest before returning to your hotel.

Includes
  • Friendly local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra optional lunch: €18.00
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 191 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Our guide for the trip, Antonio, was absolutely amazing. He seemed to know everything there was to know about the island and its history, and he was always eager to share his knowledge with us. Not only was he knowledgeable, but he was also extremely entertaining, with a great sense of humor and a real passion for what he did. Throughout the trip, Antonio went above and beyond to make sure that we were having a great time.

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January 2, 2023

A very nice day, the guide, Diogo, picked us up in the morning and took us across the island through tourist areas but also scenic trails. It was very instructive and very entertaining. In the end I forgot my phone in a gas station and the guide came back to pick us up at the hotel to help me get it back. In summary, day at the top and guide at the top. I recommend this excursion with your eyes closed

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September 9, 2022

I booked this excursion 3 weeks in advance with the possibility of free cancellation 3 days in advance. After booking, I immediately received an email with the departure time. At the appointed time, the car was in front of the hotel without any delay. Sophia, our guide and driver, took us over. There were only 6 tourists in the car. The well-chosen route was extraordinary, especially the first off-road part where Sofia proved to be a super driver. She gave us all the information about the sights visited, about the island and recommended some super local restaurants around the island. We had a very good lunch in Porto Moniz at an ok price. The route was respected, we visited additional sights and it took 9 hours, Sophia did not rush us. All the recommendations were excellent. Sophia she adapted to the needs of the group, she was sociable, cheerful, very well informed. The swimming in the swimming pools in Seixal was a dream. I strongly recommend this extraordinary adventure.

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August 23, 2022

Product ID: 197395