Full Day Private 4x4 Tour in West Madeira with Local Guide


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From $374.20

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Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Customize your 4WD tour, discovering and admiring the great and unique landscapes from the west side of Madeira. This is a private tailored experience, where you will make your own program just your family/friends in the car.
Your guide will give you some options of places that you can visit, since wine tasting at Barbusano, São Vicente caves, a little hike at a water aqueducts "levada walk", swim at the natural pools, traditional lunch, UNESCO forest, you have a lot to choose, but in 8 hours you just see a tiny part of the West.
Our guide will tell you intersting facts from Madeira, history, culture, gastronomy, fauna & flora, hidden places just known from the locals, passing at off road beaten track and the old roads.
This tour is not shared with other clients. Group Maximum: 8 travelers


What's Included

Driver/guide

What's Not Included

between €13 - €18

Fuel surcharge

Gratuities

wine tasting optional €10.00


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Serra de Agua
Serra de Água's name is derived from the historical construction of a watermill used for sawmilling, that was named serra de água, and later became applied to the entire parish. Wood was the first of livelihood and income for the early settlers to Madeira, and due to the abundance of vegetation in Serra de Água the sawmills, commercial exportation of wood was very profitable.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Miradouro da Encumeada
A new road traverses the 1004 m high Encumeada pass. Starting in Ribeira Brava at the south coast, the road winds up to Serra d’Água (which was the island’s first water power station) and arrives at the top of the valley giving incredible views of both the south and the north coast.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sao Vicente
Most of the rustic manor houses go back to the XVIII century, a time of economic relief and comfort, due to the good fortunes of viticulture. These gigantic houses were very ostentatious and consisted of two levels: on the first floor the winepress, the agricultural implements and the products of the harvests were kept; the second floor was the noble part of the house and the access was made through an outdoor staircase.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra
Its highest point is the peak pico do Paul at 1,640 metres (5,380 ft) from where you can admire the length of the entire plateau. On days with good visibility, both the south and north coasts are visible.

• Admission Ticket Free

Levada do Paul da Serra
Almost all the walk is done side by side with the levada, that most of the times is littered with water. Make some breaks along the way and enjoy nature and the entire surrounding this tour offers.

Occasionally you can find a few cows along the way that, despite being familiar with human presence, you should pay attention and be cautious when passing near them.

• Admission Ticket Free

Vereda do Fanal
There are parts where the path is open, offering hikers the opportunity to appreciate the grandeur and magnificence of the landscape. Other parts of the trail are closed and covered up by the magnificent and lush vegetation of Laurissilva’s forest, delighting visitors with its freshness and abundance.

Along the way there are several viewpoints that reveal a set of beautiful landscapes, highlighting the view over the valley of Ribeira da Janela and Chão da Ribeira.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela
The formation of three high rocks with a characteristic shape protrudes from the sea near the mouth of the longest river on the island. You can watch it from the beach.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
The natural pools at Porto Moniz have been created by nature. A natural pool basin formed of volcanic rocks is filled with crystalline oceanic salt water. Bathing here is pleasant because the water is warmer than in the open Atlantic Ocean. At the same time, the water condition is very good thanks to the natural circulation. Sometimes you can meet there with big waves.
price nearly €3.00

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Porto Moniz
visit the fortress, natural pools and the aquarim
The extensive promenade stretches from Madeira Aquarium to natural seafront pools. Adjacent to the promenade is a children's playground, a garden with ocean views and several restaurants.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Seixal
With a breathtaking landscape — the green cliffs and mountains of the island's north coast — this unsupervised beach offers its visitors access to the toilet facilities, showers and the bar of Clube Naval do Seixal Pools, right next to it, which is a free access facility with a natural pool and sun loungers.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sao Vicente Caves
These caves were discovered by the local population in 1885. Fascinated, they disclosed their finding, which deserved the attention of James Yates Johnson, an Englishman who worked out a project to make good use of them.

A truly amazing walk through the entrails of the earth during which you will be able to admire volcanic stalactites, lava accumulations, known as ‘lava cakes’, and the ‘erratic block’ (a stone carried by the lava that got stuck in one of the lava channels because of its dimensions). An experience not to be missed!
price €8.00

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Seixal Natural Pool
Another great free access option for a swim are the crystal-clear waters of the volcanic natural pools called ‘Poças das Lesmas’, a quiet and sheltered place that has a bar, as well as toilet and shower facilities.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Piscinas do clube naval do Seixal
This is precisely the stunning scenery of one of the most popular beaches in this parish, Porto do Seixal Beach, a natural black sand beach located right next to Seixal harbour.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Madeira Islands
The archipelago includes the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas, administered together with the separate archipelago of the Savage Islands. The region has political and administrative autonomy through the Administrative Political Statute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira provided for in the Portuguese Constitution. The autonomous region is an integral part of the European Union as an outermost region. Madeira generally has a very mild and moderated subtropical climate with mediterranean summer droughts and winter rain. There are many microclimates courtesy of the elevation changes.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ponta do Pargo
Ponta do Pargo is a diamond-shape territory on the western edge of the island Madeira. From its high-altitude cliffs it extends into the interior along escarpments cut by several river valleys to the Serra do Paul.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse
Admire the western side of Madeira.
Located at Ponta Vigia, a rocky cliff escarpment (290 metres above sea level), the lighthouse was inaugurated in 1922, its silhouette has dominated the skyline of this escarpment. Its light is 312 metres above sea level, sometimes becoming enveloped by fog but an important signal for seafaring ships.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Ribeira Da Vaca
with a few animal shelter, used many years ago by the locals

• Admission Ticket Free

Jardim do Mar
Its name originates in the transition between steep slopes without vegetation and a wonderful green seaside resort that was once covered with a mantle of wild flowers.

Surrounded by the sea and cloaked by the mountains, this parish preserves the tranquillity of the old days, of which the old narrow streets and low-level houses with different shapes of chimneys still bear witness.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Paul do Mar
Until the late 1960s you could only access this fishing village by boat and for the next thirty years the only way to go down there was very slowly and carefully on a dangerous road.

• Admission Ticket Free

Madalena do Mar
Located next to Ponta do Sol, the sea village of Madalena do Mar was once an important centre of sugarcane production. Currently, the primary sector continues to be the basis of its economy, as it has one of the largest banana plantations on the whole island, thanks to its fertile land and favourable climate.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ponta Do Sol
Historically, the main sources of income in this region has been agriculture, fishing and trade.
a region where you will find more sun throughout the year than in any other part of the island.

• Admission Ticket Free

Cais da Ponta do Sol
The Ponta do Sol Pier was built by the Ponta do Sol City Council in the years 1848 to 1850, having been designed by the engineer Tibério August Blanc. Architecturally, it is very unique, with a wide and well-designed arch built on a basalt stone device.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Cascata dos Anjos
The Cascata dos Anjos (Angels Waterfall) is a waterfall located in the civil parish of Anjos, municipality of Ponta do Sol, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.
The waterfall cascades over the rockface onto the old E.R.101 regional roadway, and spills into the sea below.

• Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

We booked 3 tours!
Christoph M, 19-09-2021
We booked 3 tours with Green Devil (!), after the 2nd tour with Spencer we even booked a private tour with him when my parents arrived on the island (Spencer speaks German perfectly). We had a great time and Spencer was a fantastic tour guide - very knowledgeable and he was adapting the private tour route based on locations that we haven't been to. You should definitly book Green Devil when you are on Madeira.
5 estrelas!
andreiaaabreu, 03-09-2022
Foi um passeio incrível, toda a família gostou! Gostamos muito de ver novos aspetos da ilha e novos lugares! Um dia muito bom e de certeza a repetir!
Uma nova aventura pelo oeste da Madeira
diaseulalia, 10-04-2022
Uma experiência sensacional, por trilhos, onde fomos descobrindo encantos. Algumas “surpresas” agradáveis pelo meio…
Lino, o guia com quem passamos este dia emocionante, foi o melhor guia que nos podia ter acontecido.




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