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Northwest Madeira 4x4 Tour

4.8 / 5

45 reviews

Northwest Madeira 4x4 Tour

From $59.65 per person

Take a sightseeing tour to Northwest side of Madeira in an open-roof 4x4. Experience beautiful valleys, volcanic natural pools, amazing cliff views, water aqueducts, and native forest.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian
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
The tour will start at your hotel, cruise port, or guest house, taking you to Serra d'Água, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the island of Madeira. At the North side you will see Ginjas village. Then continue on, using the old roads and some forest roads where its only possible to go with a 4X4. Head to the top at 1500 meters at Paúl da Serra. Explore the natural beauty of this island, meet the people, and explore the cultures, traditions, and local food and drinks. Enjoy the expertise of a multilingual driver, who will take you on this full day journey to Encumeada, Ginjas, Estanquinhos, Paúl da Serra, Fanal, Ribeira da Janela, Porto Moniz, Seixal and São Vicente, with additional opportunities to see and swim in the volcanic lava pools.
Includes
  • Friendly local guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Souvenir
  • Extra optional lunch: €12.00
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 45 reviews

Review summary

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

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I have enjoyed the tour so much! We saw the different landscapes of the west part of Madeira. Had enough time to swim at the famous porto moniz. The off-road jeep drive is very rough and exciting. Also really appreciate the information and great energy from our guide Duarte (don’t think I got the name correct sorry). He really made our day! If you enjoy an adventurous and energetic way to explore west Madeira, would definitely recommend the tour.

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August 28, 2021

Strong point Guide attentive, enthusiastic and ready to make discover with humor this course. We spent sufficient time in each activity. Our guide Miguel made us discover the flowers, the plants… and showed himself attached to his heritage. Weak points Be careful, you will stop for the poncha tasting as planned in the program. Note that the glass of poncha is not included in the price, you must add 3 euros 50 per glass. We were amazed knowing that this activity is on the program. The meal offered is good value for money, but not of high quality.

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August 12, 2021

We had a beautiful and unforgettable experience. Hugo was our guide and he is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He is also an excellent driver which is required for this trip as you go off-road. He speaks perfect English and went above and beyond to make our day pleasant. Due to COVID there was only us booked in the tour and he didn’t cancel which is a great customer service. I would definitely recommend this.

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December 21, 2020

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