Porto Moniz - Enchanted Terraces: Open 4x4 Tour - Funchal

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We do the pick up at Airbnb, hotel & cruise port
    Free pick up in Funchal / Caniço area,
    other areas extra fee:
    €5.00 p/p - cruise dock / harbour
    €5.00 p/.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a beautiful and pleasant tour alongside Madeiras North West Coast, deep in to the forest, thru forgotten and enchanted old roads. Travel along narrow and forgotten stone plastered roads and soak up the scenery. Get a glimpse into the true lifeblood which drives us through life. When the weather allows it, in Porto Moniz or at the Black Sandy Beach of Seixal, you can enjoy the warmth of the Portuguese sea waters.

Highlights

  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

The tour will start with pick up from your hotel in a 4x4 vehicle and then you will head on towards the road alongside Madeiras North West Coast. Some of the locations that you get to see during this tour will be: Serra de gua - Encumeada Cho dos Louros - Ginjas Paul da serra - Fanal- Porto do Moniz Seixal So Vicente - Funchal.

Make a quick stop for lunch (not included) at Seixal before continuing on to So Vicente and concluding the tour back in Funchal. Make the best of your stay while in Portugal and embark on the this tour of Funchal.

Enjoy a beautiful and pleasant tour alongside Madeiras North West Coast, deep in to the forest, thru forgotten and enchanted old roads. Travel along narrow and forgotten stone plastered roads and soak up the scenery. Get a glimpse into the true lifeblood which drives us through life. When the weather allows it, in Porto Moniz or at the Black Sandy Beach of Seixal, you can enjoy the warmth of the Portuguese sea waters.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide

small group up to 8 persons

Exclusions

Lunch (optional 3 meal course for 12.00)

Gratuities

pick up in this areas extra fee - 5.00 p/p - Santo da Serra, Machico, Santa Cruz, Camacha, Jardim da Serra, Ponta do Sol, Calheta

pick up in this areas extra fee - 10.00 p/p - Canial, Porto da Cruz, Santana, Ponta Delgada, Porto Moniz, Ponta do Pargo, Prazeres

pick up at the cruise dock extra fee - 5.00 per person

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jan-2020

    we had a very nice tur and off road. did not love the car so much.
    Hugo was good and gave a save tur

  • 09-Sep-2019

    Francisco picked us up from our apartment as well as other guests along the way. He is a really chilled guy and explained everything really well, including safety while standing in the Jeep only when off roading . Wherever we stopped be explained where we were on a map and made lots of unplanned stops to show us the amazing flora and fauna on the island. It was a fantastic day with amazing weather taking in all the view points. He was kind enough to take pictures for everyone. The only let down was the lunch which was less than average quality. Overall we highly recommend this tour and especially Francisco who is a top guy!

  • 09-Sep-2019

    That was a day of frustration and waiting for me. The main problem with this tour is that you need to simply sit in a car. You sit and you look through a window - that's what you are mostly going to do in this tour. How interesting is that?
    The itinerary included a few places where tourists had to stop in order to either go to a toilet or buy souvenirs - so much fun, if only we could save time and buy souvenirs in Funchal where the choice is bigger, oh wait - we could but we had to do it here anyway
    Next we spent at least an hour riding a bumpy mountain - that was terrible because there is nothing to see there - only forest on both sides, nothing to do expect for trying to hold yourself on your seat. All that led to nothing - I thought we would see something amazing on the top, something worth all the way up - no, that was it. The only justification for the bumpy road was they had 4x4 car and they needed to use it. If you like to be shaked - then it's a great tour for you.
    Finally many hours later we arrived to Porto Moniz and we had only 1.5hrs there. It was already lunch time, so some of this time is spent on eating. Then there are two lava pools and of course you want to swim there, after all this is the main thing Porto Moniz is known for. It takes time. You also want to take photos and see the rest but no - time is up and you are going to have another long way back to Funchal with a stop at some bar to taste wine
    Seriously, if you want to see Porto Moniz - better take a bus from Funchal, it takes a long time to get there but it's still cheaper and faster than this tour and you'll have more free time there

  • 26-Aug-2019

    This was a really enjoyable day with our guide, Juan, who was particularly knowledgeable about the flora of the area. The scenery here is beautiful and driving up the mountains was quite an experience. Our jeep broke down at one point, fortunately we were at a small village coffee shop when it happened. A replacement reached us very quickly and we all considered it part of the adventure. At the top of the mountain it was so foggy we were unable to walk through the forest, but we did get to make a levada walk that was lovely.

  • 30-Jul-2019

    ...yup. Do it!
    Oh, as mentioned above, I'm suggesting to do this tour, since I've thoroughly enjoyed it! And I've given it 5/5 stars. But now I need to use at least 100 characters for the review. I'll still give 5/5 for the tour and the lot, however, the review gets 1/5.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had a great time as a party of four friends and the 4x4 was more comfortable than a standard jeep which was helpful when off road. We stopped at many different places during the day and enjoyed several different experiences in addition to the main ones described in the tour details. We would recommended this trip highly. The only downside was the men sitting at the back often couldn't hear our guide - don't think the sound system was working.

  • 25-Apr-2019

    Very nice journey that gave me strong desire to come back to Madeira and discover its beauty with my own feet. The guide-driver was uplifting and enthusiastic, I didn't realize till the last moment how well the itinerary was thought. If I did I would not buy this mediocre ice-cream to my daughter and would wait for the final stop at the local bar :)

  • 23-Sep-2018

    Have to say this is one of the best tours we have ever been on. Pick up was exactly as agreed and our guide, Nuno, was superb throughout the day. He has unbelievable knowledge of the island and made several unplanned stops throughout the day to highlight native species of plants, waterfalls and other points of interest. The off-road section of the tour was brilliant, expect a lot of bumps along the way, but surely that's the point of off-roading. Can't believe how we crammed so much into one day, and every stop had a reason, to see something new and varied - so many more opportunities in a smaller vehicle to take routes a coach could never travel. Once again a brilliant day, well planned, good company and an exceptional guide. Very highly recommended.

  • 08-May-2018

    Pick up at the hotel was on time and as it turned out I was the only person on this tour. It was a rainy day and my guide, Nelson, was excellent. We went up into the mountains for some serious off-roading and splashing due to the weather. It was cold that day but really enjoyable just the same. My guide was very knowledgeable and really took great of me. If you only choose one tour in which to see what the island is all about, this is the one. The waterfalls and views throughout were spectacular. We covered so much ground that day I really felt like I knew the island.

  • 10-Dec-2017

    Oops, Nuno did this tour and Rue did the enchanted terrace tour. Both guides were amazing. Since I talked about Nuno is the last review, this time I will talk about Rue. He was extremely helpful making sure everyone was safe and was able to do the Levada walk. He even gave my husband his walking stick to use. He had flashlights for everyone. Wonderful guide, very personable and would highly recommend the tour and him. Please realize that I flipped the enchanted terrace review and the levada 25 fountain review, but both guides were fantastic and both tours were also fantastic.

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