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Porto Moniz & UNESCO Forest: 4X4 Tour

Porto Moniz & UNESCO Forest: 4X4 Tour

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From US$ 56.88 per person

Experience the city of Funchal from the comfort of a 4x4 vehicle. Visit volcanic pools at Porto Moniz & Seixal, the UNESCO forest, waterfalls, amazing landscapes, vineyard terraces and explore the native forest of Madeira.

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Duration 8 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the comfort of a 4x4 vehicle with open roof
  • Get to see a UNESCO listed forest
  • Swim at the volcanic lava pools
  • Have the opportunity to see sights many tourists don't
Full description
Start your tour in convenience with a pick-up from your hotel or cruise dock. Here, your 4x4 adventure will begin. Start the day with a scenic drive to the Serra d'Água where views of agricultural fields (poios) and stunning geographical land marks await. Whilst driving you will also learn some of the island's history.  Head towards the North coast and up to the Paúl da Serra by the "Ginjas", where you will have an off-road adventure. Once there you will have the ability to take a 15-minute walk on the famous "levadas" water channels. Here in the middle of the Laurissilva forest (UNESCO), you can witness several native and endemic species.  Continue on your tour in the direction of Porto Moniz, here you will find the old trees species of Laurel Forest like "Til"(Ocotea foetens), Puff (Clethra foetens), Bay (Laurus azorica) and Mahogany (Persea indica). At the volcanic pools if the weather permits you will be able to have a swim. On the way to São Vicente you will have your last stop to taste the "poncha", the local cocktail with "aguardente". After this full-day trip, you will be returned to your hotel. 
Includes
  • Bottle of water
  • Friendly guide
  • 4x4 tour
  • Lunch (optional)
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

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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That was the best excursion we've ever been on. We were picked up at the ship on time. Our guide; Valdemar was great. A lot of information about Madeira was conveyed. Driving off-road was a great experience. Valdemar is a very safe and experienced driver who always catered to all of his guests' needs. We saw a lot of the island. Mostly in places where there were only a few tourists. We have avoided the excursion buses. Our group (6 people) opted for the snack so that there was more time to drive around. Here, too, Valdemar's recommendation was perfect. At the end of the tour we had the choice of being dropped off directly at the ship or in Funchal. In total, the trip lasted almost 9 hours. An absolutely fair price! Should we come to Madeira again, we will 100% do another tour with Green Devil Safari!

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February 20, 2020

3 persons in the car were overweighted and too big for the chairs so we were not comfotable at all in the back of the car. Not your fold but fat people should book 2 seats.... Difficult for you I understand.... Also a pitty that we did not go for a walk in the forest park.. We drove by..

January 16, 2020

First of all, special thanks to Anna. Except for the weather, we really enjoyed the day. We were very satisfied with the destinations we approached and Anna explained everything to us superbly, if we didn't understand something, Spencer explained it to us at another point. We were super satisfied. Thank you.

November 13, 2019

Product ID: 188958