Volcanic Pools and Northwest 4WD Full Day Tour


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From $48.49

28 reviews   (4.79)

Price varies by group size

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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

Embark on this shore excursion and visit the best places at the NorthWest oF Madeira in a 4x4 vehicle with a open top roof. We will take you to the Western part of Madeira passing thru deep valleys, taking you up to 1500 meters high. You will get information and history about the views, native forest, fauna flora, meet the madeiran water aqueducts "levadas" and learn more about them.

Please bring some comfortable shoes as we may have a 15 minutes walk to learn more about the "levadas". We will pass the Madeira plateau, the only flat area in this island, and then drive to Porto Moniz where you will visit the vulcanic lava pools. If the weather slows, you can swim at the volcanic polls. The lunch is optional, and has a cost of €12.00 per person for a 3 meal course with beverage and coffee. On the way back, you will have stunning views cliff's and waterfalls, and we will have a stop where you can try our famous "nectar" poncha, one of our local drinks.


What's Included

Bottled water

Driver/guide

Fuel surcharge

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Local guide

Local taxes

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • 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 Agua

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ginjas

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra
Estanquinhos

• Admission Ticket Free

Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela
Fanal

• Admission Ticket Free

Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
Porto moniz

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Seixal
Seixal

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sao Vicente
São Vicente

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Very nice tour with good guide and awesome sights!
Stay392213, 19-08-2022
We just got back from the tour and it was beyond great! Beautiful vistas and awesome enviorments! Standing on top a mountian looking down at the clouds was a sight to behold! And the offroad parts (aka Madeiran massage) was super fun as well! We went to several places on the northwest side of the northwest part of the Island.
We started from our hotel in Funchal and went on to the lookout spot in Ribeira Brava to take a leg stretch and watch the sea.
After that we went on to a little café a bit further in the Island were we got something to drink. After that it was offroad all the way up a mountain that i sadly dont remember the name of. On top of the mountain we had an unbeliveable view over the clouds. A lot of birds, mainly falcons and swifts, there were also cows up there as well. We then went on to drive through Paul da serra and ended up in the magical Laursilva forest were the fog made it look like something straight out of lord of the rings!
We then headed to Porto Moniz to have lunch and swin in the volcanic pools. After this we went to Sexial beach (with the black sand) for a short stop. And lastly we went to look at some beautiful waterfalls. By the last stop there was also a souvernier shop/bar were we tried Poncha, a local famous Madeirian drink.
Then, sadly we had to go back Funchal. But it was such an incredible experience that i would recommend anyone thats visiting Madeira. Just remeber that the offroad part gets REALLY bumpy.
Our guide Elias, was top class! Super nice guy with great knowledge of the Island and the culture.
Someone give that guy a raise! :D

All in all, if you want to discover parts of the Island you normally wouldnt go to, and get some understanding of Madeiras culture and history, this is for you!
Always go with Green Devils :)
piotrsD1184YT, 18-08-2022
We had a lot of fun with Lino! He is an amazing driver, a brilliant guide, he knows a lot about Madeira, about local flora and fauna. We also ate dinner together, it was delicious and also a great experience to talk outside the car with Lino :) "Madeiran massage"/offroad is pretty rough, however the views are outstanding and they reward not so easy path to them.

The day was perfect :)
Beautiful and fun northwest roundtrip up mountains
Jorgenlybeck, 15-04-2022
We met Lino in the morning whom instantly had us laughing. The whole trip with him was a joy and he gave us facts and stories which built on each other during the whole trip. Excellent mood, storyteller and driver!! When we entered the uphill roads he removed the rooftop and had us standing in the car, which was a blast!

We booked another trip with Green Devil Safari instantly. This was much more value than renting our own car because we would never be able to drive those roads.
Just the perfect day!
T6126HGlaurak, 04-09-2021
This tour was better than any tour I ever did. Greg was an amazing guide! The points we stopped at were stunning and we tried local places to eat instead of the more touristy places! If I come back to Madeira I will definetly book another 4WD tour.
Brilliant day with Green Devils
ButterflyArad, 17-11-2020
Hugo was our guide and went over and above to make sure we all had a great day. He was knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Also a good driver. We saw places that would not have been possible otherwise and nothing was too small for him to explain. A great day out and definitely to be recommended!




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