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From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz 4WD Tour

From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz 4WD Tour

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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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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, German
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 from 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 (optional and not included) in Seixal, before continuing to the coastal town of São Vicente. Make your way back to Funchal at the end of the tour.

  • Live guide
  • Island tour
  • Transportation in 4WD vehicle
  • Pickup and drop off from hotels and guesthouses in Funchal
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 18 years and older must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 3 months. Participants must also present a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts and proof of medical complications. Students who are under 18 years old may present proof of regular school testing instead of proof of vaccination. Participants who are under 7 years old and not in school do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

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  • Tips are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 823 reviews

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We had such a fun day - Bruno was great about telling us where the good pictures and angles were, and we got to swim both in Porto Muniz and the black sand beach - although it was short swims we enjoyed getting the opportunity. Loved the back road driving and he answered all our questions while telling us about where we were.

August 13, 2022

This trip was definitely for the books! I cannot recommend it enough! The guide Felipe was amazing. First of all, he arrived on time and made sure that we all felt comfortable. He knows a lot about the island and was more than willing to share his knowledge with us! He even took us to some marvellous places that were on our way but not included in the tour. That's much appreciated! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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August 6, 2022

Absolutely awesome trip! Our guide Dinarte was very nice, funny and pleasant, he made us discover the region, its specificities and its endemic flora. He offers you lunch together at noon in a restaurant for €15 (starter, main course, dessert and 1 drink). I recommend, we spent an unforgettable day totally exotic.

August 3, 2022

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