Paul do Mar - Private Full-Day - Safari 4x4 Tour - SouthWest


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From $400.31

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Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Madeira, Madeira

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

The south west tour offers you unforgettable views (high cliffs), tropical vegetation and hidden fishing villages and many many cows

So many experiences, in just one day… You can discover the less touristy places of the Island, swim in crystal clear waters or simply take a walk in remote villages, contemplating its magnificent 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!

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


What's Included

Private transportation

What's Not Included

Lunch not included – extra 12,00€


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If the weather permits, we will walk in a section of a levada for about 30/40 minutes (optional).
  • Minimum age 3 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Please provide any specific food requirements when booking
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • The guide will wear a mask during the tour
  • ​​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!
  • A vegetarian option is available; inform at the time of booking if necessary
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Must bring a bathing suit and beach towel
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • 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

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Funchal
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 :)

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Campanario
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.

We will move forward to the warmest and sunniest part of Madeira Island.

The morning is usually spent exploring the southwestern coastline around the areas of Ribeira Brava and the picturesque village of Lugar de Baixo.

We are going to travel through the old roads, close to the amazing southwestern cliffs until we start climbing from sea level to about 1600m on Bica da Cana

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

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ribeira Brava
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

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tabua
We will go along beaten tracks and rural paths, brimming with banana trees and sugar cane plantations.

Along the way we will make stops for photos & Explanations, far from the beaten track.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponta Do Sol
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 1600m 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 Bica da Cana, where we can see the wildlife co-habiting with cattle grazing quietly

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bica Da Cana
After cross Bica da Cana 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 make several stops for photos

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

After off-road we will arrive to Lombo do mouro view point where we can contemplate the entire valley of the Serra de Agua and the Encomeada... with amazing views :)

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Rabacal
We will keep stopping in all the good photo opportunities, always in relaxed atmosphere.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Paul do Mar
We will stop at Paul do Mar for lunch & Swim

Then we will stroll along the seaside of the hidden fishing villages.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Jardim do Mar
We will stop to relax and explore the village of Jardim do Mar

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Calheta
We will cross this village. Stop optional

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Arco da Calheta
We will keep stopping for photos

• Admission Ticket Free

Madalena do Mar
Along the way we will make stops for photos & Explanations.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Best way to see glorious Madeira from sea to sky.
RichardBlakey, 01-09-2020
This is our 8th trip with Miguel. His Portuguese jeep gets places that almost all other vehicles cannot.

In the midst of the pandemic a non-crowded open top jeep must be one of the safest ways to see the island.

We were picked up from our hotel at 9am and then headed west. After the short journey in main roads out of Funchal, we headed pretty much vertically up to one of the high villages above Ponta do Sol for coffee & loo break. Then we headed off road to the eucalyptus forest until we reached about 1400m elevation. Miguel then dropped us off to do a short Levada walk with spectacular views to the south west.

We drove north west along the main road on the plateau Paul da Serra with views to Rabaçal & the Levada.

Then we headed back down towards the coast through Prazares & down to our lunch stop at Paul do Mar. We had one of the best Prego steak sandwiches with beer after a dip in the 24°C waters of The Atlantic.

After lunch it was just a few steps down to the MakTub Rum Bar for passion fruit caipirinhas.

As the new road along the coast was opened we were able to go for a shower in the ‘car wash’ waterfall.

A great day out yet again with a great host in such uncertain times.




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