Porto Moniz - Private Full-Day - Safari 4x4 Tour - NorthWest

The West tour takes you to the lush northwest, full of cliffs, valleys, forests, mountains, waterfalls and cows! Always far from the beaten track.

So many experiences, in just one day. Levada walk, swimming, and incredible landscapes.

Get ready to be amazed by panoramic views and explore the heart of nature, while learning all about Madeira's traditions and history.

I have the BEST vehicle for that, an UMM (open classic ex-army Portuguese jeep - it has a cover also for all weather conditions) and creativity to take you to places that you just have to see!

So, join me and let´s have fun together, exploring without stress, no Rush… as friends, fleeing the Tourist Traps and Crowds. We have time!

If the weather permits, we will walk in a section of a levada for about 30/40 minutes (optional).

We will stop 2 hours in Porto Moniz for lunch & swim (Lava Pools)

I will do my best to provide you a unique experience that you will never forget!

per adult from

$395

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch - Lunch not included – extra 12,00€
    • Entrance to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (1,50€)
    • Entry/Admission - Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Funchal, Funchal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

    Your private tour begins with the transfer from your accommodation in my UMM (open classic ex-army Portuguese jeep - it has a cover also for all weather conditions).

    Get ready to be amazed by panoramic views and explore the heart of nature, while learning all about Madeira's traditions and history.

    You will have the opportunity of riding in a very relaxed safari-style tour, going to places that you just have to see!

    We`ll take you off the beaten track, whenever possible, through old roads & off-road, in really remote places, hidden valleys and villages lost in the mountains, therefore it takes some time to get to each point of interest.

    Along our route we will stop at all the good photo opportunities, on an exciting open jeep ride, enjoying various experiences, awakening all your senses.

    At the end of the tour you will want to return and stay longer on my paradise :)



    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Campanario, Campanario, Madeira, Madeira Islands

    You will have the opportunity of riding in a very relaxed safari tour,
    whenever possible, through old roads & off-road, all done in a very calm, safe and relaxed way, always far from the beaten track.

    The morning is usually spent exploring the southwestern coastline around the areas of Ribeira Brava and the picturesque village of Ponta do Sol.

    We are going to travel through the old roads, close to the amazing southwestern cliffs until we start climbing from sea level to about 1500m on Paul da Serra

    Stopping in all the good photo opportunities, always in relaxed atmosphere, far from the beaten track.


    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Ribeira Brava, Ribeira Brava, Madeira, Madeira Islands

    Along the way you will enjoy spectacular views from an open-top army jeep, always far away from the crowds and tasteless impersonal tours.

    You will be able to contemplate Ribeira Brava from a different perspective, always far from the beaten track.

    We will pass through the village stopping several times for photos and explanations

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Madeira, Madeira, Madeira Islands

    We will cross Tabua & Lugar de Baixo.
    Along the way we will make stops for photos & Explanations, far from the beaten track.

    Stop At: Ponta Do Sol, Ponta Do Sol, Madeira, Madeira Islands

    We will keep stopping in all the good photo opportunities, in a thrilling open top jeep ride, standing up when possible, learning about our island fauna, flora and social life!

    We will make a stop for coffee in a local bar

    After coffee, we start “climbing” almost from sea level to 1500m altitude, up the old roads and off-road, all done in a very calm, safe and relaxed way, to one of the west tour’s main attraction, the plateau, Paul Da Serra, where we can see the wildlife co-habiting with cattle grazing quietly



    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Santa do Paúl da Serra, 9360, Portugal

    If the weather permits, we will walk in a section of a levada for about 30/40 minutes (optional) in Paul da Serra. Flexible

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Paul da Serra, 9350, Portugal

    We will have to cross the only plateau in Madeira, called “Madeiran tundra” direction Porto Moniz and If the weather is good we will spend a fair amount of time up here taking in the unbelievable views from above the volcanic valleys, formed during the 3rd phase of eruptions that created Madeira island.

    We will take about 1 hour to cross the plateau.

    We will make several stops for photos

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Pico da Urze, 9360, Portugal

    We will have to cross the only plateau in Madeira, called “Madeiran tundra” direction Porto Moniz and If the weather is good we will spend a fair amount of time up here taking in the unbelievable views from above the volcanic valleys, formed during the 3rd phase of eruptions that created Madeira island.

    We will take about 1 hour to cross the plateau.

    We will make several stops for photos

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Miradouro do Redondo, 9270 Porto Moniz, Portugal

    After doing off-road we will stop at a viewpoint with an expectating view where we can contemplate Porto Moniz, seen from above

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Rua do Lugar, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-156 Portugal

    We will stop in Porto Moniz, where we can take a swim in the famous natural volcanic swimming pools of Porto Moniz or simply explore the Village.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Porto Moniz, Porto Moniz, Madeira, Madeira Islands

    For lunch, we will stop in Porto Moniz, where we can take a swim in the in the famous natural volcanic swimming pools of Porto Moniz or simply explore the Village

    (Lunch – optional extra, not included in price and highly recommended)

    After lunch & refreshing swim we will in the afternoon come back, not by the same roads on the mountain, but crossing all the north coast villages, as Ribeira da Janela as Seixal and São Vicente, by the beautiful waterfalls who drop from this dazzling cliffs all the way to the sea

    Pass By: Ribeira da Janela, Ribeira da Janela, Madeira, Madeira Islands

    After lunch & refreshing swim we will in the afternoon come back, not by the same roads on the mountain, but crossing all the north coast villages, as Ribeira da Janela as Seixal and São Vicente, by the beautiful waterfalls who drop from this dazzling cliffs all the way to the sea

    Stop At: Seixal Natural Pool, Praia do Porto do Seixal-Madeira, Seixal, Madeira 9270-132 Portugal

    We will visit another lava pools

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Seixal, Seixal, Madeira, Madeira Islands

    We will make several stops for photos

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Sao Vicente, Sao Vicente, Madeira, Madeira Islands

    We will stop at several places to contemplate the waterfalls.


    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Serra de Agua, Serra de Agua, Ribeira Brava, Madeira, Madeira Islands

    We will finish up with the perfect ending, our famous freshly homemade Poncha drink !

    This trip is highly improvised because of the dramatic nature of the terrain and climate, making it a real adventure every time!

    Great for families, nature lovers and those who like being away from the crowds.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Praia Formosa, 9000-250 Funchal, Portugal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up and drop-off at hotels & Apartments in Funchal / Garajau / Caniço / Porto do Funchal / Ribeira Brava and Ponta do Sol is freePorts
    • Porto do Funchal, 9000 Funchal, Portugal
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Minimum age 3 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please provide any specific food requirements when booking
    • A vegetarian option is available; inform at the time of booking if necessary
    • We will go up to 1500 meters high and to the north coast of the island, so it can be hot or cooler. Important to bring a jacket if necessary - dress appropriately
    • We will stop 2 hours in Porto Moniz, where we will lunch & swim in the famous vulcanic swimming pools or simply explore the Village. Flexible
    • Must bring a bathing suit and beach towel
    • If the weather permits, we will walk in a section of a levada for about 30/40 minutes (optional).
    • On the day, who are staying in Funchal, Garajau or Caniço, can change the tour to: SouthWest, NorthEast or SouthEast
    • ​​I have the BEST vehicle to explore the island, an UMM (open classic ex-army Portuguese jeep - it has a cover also for all weather conditions), and creativity to take you to places that you just have to see!
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • The guide will wear a mask during the tour
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Miguel Is Here

Activity ID: V-270718P1

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