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Madeira: Full-Day Jeep Tour and Levada Walk

4.8 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Mountain Expeditions

Madeira: Full-Day Jeep Tour and Levada Walk

Activity provider: Mountain Expeditions
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From US$ 45.72 per person

Likely to sell out

Head out on the ultimate combo expedition into the Madeiran wilderness by pairing a Land Rover/jeep safari tour with a levada walk. Explore the Laurisilva forest and hike through fields of sugar cane along the scenic levadas.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Your hotel/accommodation.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the pristine Laurisilva Forest
  • Get around the island on foot and by 4x4
  • Wander along the island's unique and scenic irrigation channels
Full description
Get picked up from your accommodation or the cruise port and embark on a true adventure around the enchanted island of Madeira. Hop in a well-maintained Land Rover or jeep and head into the Laurisilva Forest in the center of Madeira. Explore a forest known to be the largest surviving laurel forest in the world with over 90% believed to be primary forest. Then walk in the shoes of a Madeiran farmer as you hike along the levadas that criss-cross the fields of sugar cane and other different crops. Learn about how these unique irrigation channels were developed to suit the island's topography and climate. See how levadas like Ribeiro Frio and Referta serve a dual purpose as scenic byways for those looking to explore the beautiful natural landscapes of Madeira on foot.  Make stops throughout the day at viewpoints and villages, including Funchal, Pico Arieiro, Achada Cedro Gordo, and Ponta de São Lourenço. Get dropped off back at your accommodation or the cruise port at the end of the tour.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (depending on option selected)
  • Driver/guide
  • Insurance (required by Portuguese law)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 270 lbs (122 kg)
  • People with a cold
  • People diving up to 24 hours prior
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please bring comfortable shoes, clothes for warm and cold temperatures, camera, sunscreen, and hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Absolute highlight of our trip!!! We had an absolutely unforgettable day with our amazing driver, Nuno, who knows so much and loves his island so much! Instead of a group tour, we booked the trip as a private tour and enjoyed how much he was able to cater to our needs and showed us the secrets but also the hotspots of this island far away from the tourists. We have seen things that one would never have managed to do in the form (and time) self-organized. Thank you thank you thank you! We look forward to seeing you again, Nuno!

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July 26, 2022

Well worth doing, very knowledgeable driver / guide with plenty of back roads & off the obvious routes taken. 2 walks, both manageable for someone who gets out of breath fairly quickly. Lovely views, clean air. Lunch stop more than adequate, option of a pre booked menu €12 inc wine or do your own thing - sandwich €4 for example. Also stopped at rum distillery.

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March 27, 2022

A super interesting tour. Absolutely to suggest. The guide (Edi) made the day great. He explained a lot, was super friendly and funny.

July 15, 2022

Product ID: 288875