Santana - Private Full-Day - Safari 4x4 Tour - NorthEast


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From $374.29

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Pricing Info:

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 NorthEast 4x4 Tour has a little bit of everything! Rich in culture, with some of the most beautiful landscapes you can set your eyes on and breath-taking trails that will take you from sea level to Madeira’s highest mountains…. Always far from the beaten track

For those who love mountains, snaking roads, earth pathways, amazing food, local drinks with a taste of discovery…

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... We have time!

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

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


What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

What's Not Included

Extra fee of 12,50€ - Very Good


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • The guide will wear a mask during the tour
  • We will go up to 1800 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
  • A vegetarian option is available; inform at the time of booking if necessary
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Minimum age 3 years
  • On the day, who are staying in Funchal, Garajau or Caniço, can change the tour to: NorthWest, SouthWest or SouthEast
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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 the hotel or apartment 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!

I`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, so you can see the wild beauty of the island, all done in a very calm safe and relaxed way.

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

Madeira Botanical Garden
On board our Jeep, the trip starts from Funchal to Poiso at 1 412mts of altitude, passing by Shoupana Hills & Montado do Pereiro (protected Natural Área), always with its beautiful bay in the background.

We will take the back roads through Funchal’s hillside, going for a hidden view of the beautiful bay that we will have as a background.

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

• Admission Ticket Free

After stopping in a beautiful view point we will keep going up the hill through old roads & off-road, all done in a very calm safe and relaxed, stopping in all the good photo opportunities, far from the beaten track.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pico do Arieiro
We will stop at Pico Do Areiro, the third-highest peak on the island, 1811 m above sea level. There are usually very dramatic views, and we tend to spend a fair amount of time up there.

After a stop to explore and pictures, we venture to the North side of the island, such as Ribeiro Frio and Faial, along the ancient royal footpath, where our sight is captured by the geometry of the oldest terraces of the island, along the beaten tracks crossing the wonderful Laurisilva forest and the water springs that supply the trout tanks. You will be amazed at the isolated rural nature of the villages we will visit.

Always stopping in all the good photo opportunities, always in relaxed atmosphere.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ribeiro Frio
As we pass through the wonderful Laurisilva forest and the water springs, we will have time to stop at one and for the more adventurous to taste it hehehe

After that, will cross the hearth of our Laurisilva forest, descending trough Ribeiro Frio and observing the fauna and flora that habit this wonderful millenary forest, protected by Unesco.

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

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Santana
In Santana it`s time to visit a genuine Santana House, a triangle shaped house traditional from this area of Madeira with about 240 years and lunch at a local place, where you could eat some of the local traditional food, as for example the espetada, tuna or Peixe-Espada

(Lunch – optional extra, not included in price and highly recommended) - 12,00€

We will visit a real house typical of Madeira, not touristic

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Porto da Cruz
If the weather permits, we will walk in a section of a levada for about 30/40 minutes - 2Km (optional), stretching the legs, on one of the many unique water canals of Madeira.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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

All these in a very relaxed informative fun way, going off road and off the beaten track having a good overview on the island, cruising through the mountain in the morning, and in the afternoon by the sea line.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Santa Cruz
This is a fun and informative trip for all ages and a great “first tour” for everyone visiting our beautiful island.

A day to remember in years to come…

Go ahead and Book Now! Spaces are limited!

• Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Fabulous day exploring
Andy W, 16-01-2022
Two fabulous days out with Miguel - can’t recommend highly enough. Both full days lasted around 10 hours - he really does want you to enjoy ‘his island’. He even checks the weather to ensure what you have booked is appropriate for the day. We will do another day when we next visit.
Amazing views, amazing tour and amazing tour guide
Laurahalliday35, 29-09-2021
We had a great day with Miguel! He was very informative and took us to loads of different view points. We avoided the main tourist points which was so much better and allowed us to see more of Maderia! He took us to a few locals bars and restaurant in route, which were lovely! Overall a great trip with a great tour guide, for such a great price. Loved it!
100% worth it
271mihaic, 09-09-2021
Top guy, amazing experience,
Great experience
Vertsu64, 25-08-2021
This was a great experience I will remember the rest of my life.
Miguel is a really good guide who can tell you about the island and its nature in an interesting way.
In addition to this one-day trip, we also wanted to do another.
Exhilarating
Hungryagain2, 17-01-2022
Our second trip with Miguel and it certainly didn't disappoint. He takes you to little known places for coffee and meals not the normal tourist stops. His knowledge is extensive and he loves to impart it. Excellent value for money and we will definitely book again.




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