From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz Tour

From Funchal: Enchanted Terraces and Porto do Moniz 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, German, Italian
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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 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, where the view from the plateau is breathtaking. 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 (own expense) in Seixal, before continuing to the coastal town of São Vicente. Make your way back to Funchal for the end of the tour services.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Pick-up an drop off from hotels and guesthouses in Funchal (outside of Funchal at additional costs)
  • Lunch (optional, €12)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
COVID-19 precautions

Customers 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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 567 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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This trip was amazing and all thanks to Nelson, the best guide we ever had! So please if you do it, ask for him! He will take time to take you to the most beautiful and original places from Madeira, not the typical touristical placea! We took time for us to take pictures everywhere in every viewing point he showed us, brought us to a very nice and quiet restaurant with good food and then in the afternoon to a place where we could drink the poncha! We were also not swimming in the most crowded natural pools in Pt. Moniz but in more “unknown” ones! The landscape and the safari ride and his driving skills were also THE BEST! All in all an AMAZING experience! Thank you Nelson!!

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October 23, 2020

This is a brilliant day out exploring Maderia with a very knowledgeable guide. Every stop was interesting and different. I would have loved to swim in the lava pools but sadly they were closed due to the rough sea. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone with a sense of adventure no matter what age.

January 30, 2020

Nuno was super informative and friendly! The tour was awesome -- definitely bring a jacket for the cooler temperatures at the higher elevations. The places we stopped at for drinks and food were excellent. The views and the talk of history were something we would have never discovered without this tour! Highly recommend.

January 23, 2020

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