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

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  • Comfortable clothes

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  • Tips are not included
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4.8 /5

based on 1038 reviews

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The whole day was absolutely lovely and our quide uide, Diego was super friendly, super knowledgeable and, above all, super considerate and careful as a driver as my grandchild, a baby, age six months, joined the tour. We had our own baby seat with us, and Diego made sure at every point that all was well with the child. Our sincerest thanks to Diego for his time and effort and the wonderful kindness and good cheer he showed us all! The tour itself is also highly recommendable and the enchanted forest is mystically beautiful and about ten degrees C chillier than the rest of the tour, so take a jacket and for the two lovely swimming spots, pack a bathing suit. The optional restaurant lunch was tasty. Especially the garlic bread was delicious! The day was a great success and l am very pleased to recommend Green Dragon based on this tour and another we took three days later. The quide on that tour was equally skilled so the company obviously takes good care in selecting it's personnel.

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May 21, 2023

Our guide Duarte was so amazing and really made our tour exciting, funny and informative. He also speaks 5 languages which was so impressive! The whole family loved this day out, it was filled with so many different stops so we saw a lot of the sights we had on our list to see in Madeira. The off road driving was especially exciting, and apparently only Green Devil tours take you on that route. Definitely something you don’t want to miss. I would recommend this tour to any of my friends visiting Madeira. And if you book I highly recommend Duarte, he definitely made the tour. Thank you so so much Duarte! We had the best first day in Madeira

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May 20, 2023

This trip is a must do if you're visiting Madeira! Our tour guide was Nelson and we couldn't even dream for e better one. He was absolutely perfect - funny, knowledgeable, perfect English, very attentive and considerable to us. He arranged a really delicious lunch for us in Porto Moniz. And also took us in this really small and nice bar to drink Poncha (definitely try this if you have the chance). The trip was truly amazing. He stopped at different locations just for us to enjoy the views of the ocean, the mountains and in one of the stops we were actually above the clouds. He also brought us to this secluded ocean pools for us to take a swim. Really an unforgettable experience. Big big thank you Nelson for giving us this amazing experience and memories!

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April 15, 2023

Product ID: 59626