Northwestern Madeira: Full–Day 4x4 Tour


Northwestern Madeira: Full–Day 4x4 Tour

From US$ 63.25 per person

Explore the northwest of Madeira in an open-top 4x4 jeep. Discover volcanic lava pools, rural villages, Fanal UNESCO forest, waterfalls, landscape, and Madeiran culture.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
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  • Discover northwestern Madeira in an open-top 4x4 vehicle
  • Enjoy a short walk along a levada, or water channel
  • Visit volcanic lava pools and black sand beaches
Full description
Enjoy the best views possible on a unique, open-top 4x4 tour through northwestern Madeira. Departing Funchal on this 8-hour trip, the first stop is Serra de Água, a village located in the scenic countryside. Travel along old trails, cobblestone roads and forestry roads up to 1,500 meters above sea level at the Paul da Serra plateau. Pass the Laurissilva forest and enjoy a short walk along a levada, or water channel. Head down to Porto Moniz to enjoy the warmth of the volcanic lava pools, or the volcanic black sandy beach. In the afternoon, take in amazing views of the area’s cliffs and waterfalls.
  • Bottle of water
  • Local taxes
  • Photos from the tour
  • Optional lunch (€18 per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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  • Comfortable clothes
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4.9 /5

based on 209 reviews

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This is a most do activity. The guide we had was lovely, had great banter and made sure all participants were safe and comfortable. It was foggy for majority of the ride but in the summer the views would be beautiful. If you are a thrill seeker, you must do this!

March 30, 2023

This was the best excursion of our holiday. Although the Land rover we were in had seen better days, we were just unlucky there - we met up with several other Green Devil vehicles during the day that were obviously newer and in better shape. Nevertheless our old vehicle managed the off-road tracks up the mountains with ease, and our guide Eric was both entertaining and a very good driver - we never felt unsafe at any time. The views from the high peaks, above the clouds, were amazing. We also enjoyed being in the very atmospheric, mist shrouded Laurissilva forest, before taking some more fun-filled off-road tracks down the mountain and back to the sunshine on the North Coast for Porto Moniz, Saixal etc. A great day out for all.

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March 30, 2023

This was one of the best guided tours of our life ; Such an amazing experience, our guide Dinarte was absolutely fantastic, such an amazing guy; he did everything possible for us to get the best views and photos and to have the most amazing time ; very knowledgeable and friendly; we spent a lot of time up in the mountains for some of the most incredible views , had an amazing lunch(15€) , a few drinks along the way during our trip at some popular spots; we were lucky enough to share our trip with two other lovely couples that made the trip quite unforgettable. We are amazed every second of the beauty of this island ,we did do quite a bit of trips before this (guided ones), and I must say this was definitely the best. to everyone that wants to do this bring a swimming suit and some towels , wear something comfortable, preferably have cash on you and be ready to be amazed!!!

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 129015