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

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

From US$ 54.71 per person

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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  • Comfortable clothes

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  • Tips are not included
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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 767 reviews

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We had a great day out. We were the first group to be collected. We had an extra sight seeing trip across the island to another town to collect a second group. Overall the tour was fantastic. The driver was fun and we all had a great time. The 4x4. Mountain off road section was especially interesting as we went up sort roads and tracks. The views stunning. The driver has clearly done this trip many times but certainly was still very enthusiastic about what he was showing us. The lava pools were really nice and actually quite warm. I did have a brief swim. Others were also enjoying the water although it was far from overcrowded. The sight seeing and waterfalls at various points of the tour were impressive. We drove through the ancient forest section during the off road part of the trip. It was all very interesting and the guide made it all interesting and fun. The lunch option at a small extra cost was well worth the money. Overall it was a really good day out

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June 26, 2022

We had Jose as tour guide. He showed us all kinds of beautiful places and told us a lot about the island, but also personal stories about where he lived and how he experienced the developments in the country. Despite the rain, we swam together with Jose in the beautiful natural pool at Seixal. A fantastic experience, for a good price.

May 19, 2022

The tour was just awesome. It started on time in the morning, the guide was super nice and funny, the places are beautiful and overall I would do the tour again at any time! Unfortunately, I have to deduct a star because I booked the tour in German, but the driver only spoke English. Of course, if you rely on German, that's not possible. But otherwise it was great.

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May 6, 2022

Product ID: 59626