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West Madeira: Full-Day 4x4 Excursion

West Madeira: Full-Day 4x4 Excursion

From $328.32 per group up to 6

Explore the best of west Madeira's countryside in an open-top 4X4 vehicle. See waterfalls, explore a unique UNESCO forest, and take a swim at the volcanic pools with the help of a friendly, multi-lingual guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is provided for hotels in Funchal and Caniço Pickup at hotels and guesthouses outside Funchal and Caniço as well as from the cruise dock, harbor, São Vicente, Machico, Santa Cruz, Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Ribeira Brava, and Campanário is available for an additional fee of 5 EUR per person. Pickup from Caniçal, Porto Moniz, Santo da Serra, and Ponta Delgada is available for an extra fee of 10 EUR per person.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk among the famous Levadas
  • Learn about the Laurissilva, a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site
  • Swim at the volcanic lava pools in Porto Moniz or Seixal
  • Enjoy great landscapes, old farming terraces, vineyards, and traditional villages
  • Spend the day exploring with a multi-lingual guide in an open-top 4x4 vehicle
Full description
Enjoy the unique landscapes of Madeira and explore traditional villages that still retain their historic charm in this full-day adventure. The day begins with hotel pick up before the group heads out to Serra de Agua valley, named for the old water mills that run in the town. Walk through laurel forests in Encumeada and Chão dos Louros and take an easy walk up to see the Levadas, canal systems developed in the 16th century.  From here the journey continues off-road, where your driver will take you to discover amazing landscapes and hidden viewpoints. Cool off with a refreshing swim at the volcanic pools of Porto Moniz or Seixal and try a poncha (a local drink made from brandy cane sugar, honey and lemon juice), before heading back to Funchal for drop-off.
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off in Funchal and Caniço areas
  • Gratuities
  • Pick up outside of Funchal or Caniço for an extra fee
  • Pick up at the cruise dock available for an extra fee
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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What a wonderful day we had! A unique experience with a very knowledgeable and kind guide. We enjoyed so much this tour with José that we booked another one at the end of the same week to discover the East coast (which was also simply amazing!). We got a lot of tips from José that helped us during our stay. He showed us the wonders of this lovely island and took us to great local places, restaurant and hidden paths. Having our own 4x4 car was very comfortable and fun. We strongly recommend this tour!

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August 20, 2021

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