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From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz 4WD Tour

From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz 4WD Tour

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Experience the dramatic landscapes and enchanted terraces of the northwest of Madeira on a scenic drive by 4WD vehicle. Swim in the volcanic lava pools of Porto do Moniz or off the black sand beach at Seixal. Walk through the Laurissilva Forest and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, German
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Funchal. Pick–up from hotels and guest houses outside of Funchal city will be charged with additional fees: €5.00 per person from the cruise dock or harbor, São Vicente, Machico, Santa Cruz, Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Ribeira Brava and Campanário €10.00 per person from Caniçal, Porto Moniz, Santo da Serra and Ponta Delgada


  • Drive the old and enchanted roads of Madeira's northwest coast
  • Take a 20-minute walk through the Laurissilva Forest
  • Enjoy the warmth of the sea at Porto do Moniz or Seixal
Full description

Depart from Funchal and travel by 4WD vehicle towards Madeira's northwest coast, passing a stunning green landscape to locations such as Serra de Água. Journey along forgotten and enchanted old roads and get a glimpse into the island's everyday life.

Go to Encumeada, where one of the island's famous walking trails leads to Madeira's highest peak. Pass through the laurel forests of Chão dos Louros and marvel at the mountains and valleys from Ginjas and Paul da Serra.

Continue to Fanal in the middle of the Laurissilva Forest and then proceed to Porto do Moniz, famous for its natural swimming pools. If weather permits, enjoy the warmth of the sea or continue to Seixal known for its black sand beach.

Stop for lunch (optional and not included) in Seixal, before continuing to the coastal town of São Vicente. Make your way back to Funchal at the end of the tour.

  • Live guide
  • Island tour
  • Transportation in 4WD vehicle
  • Pickup and drop off from hotels and guesthouses in Funchal
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 18 years and older must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 3 months. Participants must also present a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts and proof of medical complications. Students who are under 18 years old may present proof of regular school testing instead of proof of vaccination. Participants who are under 7 years old and not in school do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

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  • Tips are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 766 reviews

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The tour was amazing! Sadly the weather wasn’t the best, so the views weren’t as impressive as they could have been. The tour has changed a little since the description was written, because some roads got too dangerous. The off-road was so much fun and our Tour-Guide Igor was such a charismatic individual! Great pleasure to have gotten to know him. Bathing in Seixal was absolutely beautiful! (It’s worth waiting for Seixal to go swimming, Porto Moniz looks beautiful too but Seixal is even better!) Can only recommend.

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September 21, 2021

Great trip. Offroad and with a cool guide Spencer. The waterfalls are well and the stay at the lava springs is a bit too short, but OK, if you want to invest a whole Tsg, then you can do it separately. The food was very touristy and therefore passable. Certainly the best Aza flight on Madeira where you can see a lot of different things

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September 8, 2021

Going to swim in Porto Moniz was the ONLY reason we booked this tour. Therefore we were extremely disappointed that we were told we wouldn’t have time to go, especially as our guide told us earlier that we would have 2 hours there. However, he told us he know somewhere better… and he was so right!! The rock pools he took us at Seixal were quieter, more picturesque & also free! We’re so glad he took us here instead of giving into what we thought we wanted to do. Igor told us at the start of the trip that he wasn’t hired for his knowledge, but his skill at off-roading, and he didn’t disappoint. Standing up in the Land Rover while driving up a mountain was way more fun than it sounds & the views at the top were stunning. We were told this is the only company that went all the way up because of the treacherous roads. Igor was great, knew everything we asked anyway & flexible with what we did. Add in the 15 other picture worthy stops & this tour was fantastic value. Thanks guys!

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August 19, 2021

Product ID: 59626