Porto Moniz 4x4 West tour


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Join on this 4x4 tour to Northwest side of Madeira in an open-roof 4x4! 

Starting with pickup from your hotel or accommodation, climb aboard for a ride to Serra d'Água - a beautiful valley along the the interior of Madeira, with amazing cliff-views of the sea surrounded by the gorgeous scenery.  Your guide will take you to the old forest roads to Ginjas, Paúl da Serra, Fanal and Porto Moniz.  You will have a chance to swim in the volcanic lava pools, visit Seixal and São Vicente, take photos, visit small villages.

This is a small group excursion with maximum 8 person per car.


What's Included

Driver/guide

Local taxes

What's Not Included

10.00 per person at Caniçal, Porto Moniz, Santo da Serra, Ponta Delgada

5.00 per person at São Vicente, Machico, Santa Cruz, Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Ribeira Brava, Campanário.

5.00 per person at the cruise dock or harbor,

Gratuities

Lunch can be provided by a extra cost of €16.00 per person (beverage included)

Pick–up from hotels and guest houses outside of Funchal city will be charged with additional prices:


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 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.

10 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.

10 minutes • 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.

5 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.

10 minutes • 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.

• 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.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ribeira da Janela
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

Miradouro Ribeira da Janela
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.

10 minutes • 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
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.

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

45 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.

• Admission Ticket Free

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.

20 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.

• Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Great day trip to see the Island.
Safari501755, 26-09-2022
We had an amazing experience. This was certainly a unique adventure and a great way to view the more remote and natural parts of Maderia. Truly breathtaking mountainous beauty and diverse terrain.

Our guide Henrique was great. Even my 69 year old mother had a great time. The 4X4 roads were quite steep but our guide was excellent at navigating them so that we felt safe. We learned about about the area and enjoyed the company of fellow travelers in our group. Would suggest packing layers as the weather can be different around the island.
Great day
O1440PZkatrinab, 09-06-2022
Our trip was great we had Filipe as our driver and guide and he was friendly, funny and so knowledgeable. He showed us plants and herbs growing along the way and knew so much about where we were. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for a fun day out. Even the other drivers of the jeeps were friendly and made us laugh throughout the day.
Super Tour Super Guide Spencer
Carmen_C, 16-06-2019
Eine super Tour, deutschsprachig mit Guide Spencer, der uns lustig und interressant Land und Leute nähergebracht hat. Danke.




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