Porto Moniz & UNESCO Forest: 4X4 Tour

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Porto Moniz & UNESCO Forest: 4X4 Tour

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Experience the city of Funchal from the comfort of a 4x4 vehicle. Visit volcanic pools at Porto Moniz & Seixal, the UNESCO forest, waterfalls, amazing landscapes, vineyard terraces and explore the native forest of Madeira.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian
Pickup included
Free pIck up at your hotel / cruise dock in Funchal area. Pick-ups outside Funchal area incur an extra: €5 per person at the cruise dock or harbor, €5 per person in São Vicente, Machico, Santa Cruz, Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Ribeira Brava and Campanário, €10 per person in Caniçal, Porto Moniz, Santo da Serra and Ponta Delgada


  • Enjoy the comfort of a 4x4 vehicle with open roof
  • Get to see a UNESCO listed forest
  • Swim at the volcanic lava pools
  • Have the opportunity to see sights many tourists don't
Full description
Start your tour in convenience with a pick-up from your hotel or cruise dock. Here, your 4x4 adventure will begin. Start the day with a scenic drive to the Serra d'Água where views of agricultural fields (poios) and stunning geographical land marks await. Whilst driving you will also learn some of the island's history.  Head towards the North coast and up to the Paúl da Serra by the "Ginjas", where you will have an off-road adventure. Once there you will have the ability to take a 15-minute walk on the famous "levadas" water channels. Here in the middle of the Laurissilva forest (UNESCO), you can witness several native and endemic species.  Continue on your tour in the direction of Porto Moniz, here you will find the old trees species of Laurel Forest like "Til"(Ocotea foetens), Puff (Clethra foetens), Bay (Laurus azorica) and Mahogany (Persea indica). At the volcanic pools if the weather permits you will be able to have a swim. On the way to São Vicente you will have your last stop to taste the "poncha", the local cocktail with "aguardente". After this full-day trip, you will be returned to your hotel. 
  • Bottle of water
  • Friendly guide
  • 4x4 tour
  • Lunch (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
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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    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat

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    4.9 /5

    based on 9 reviews

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    3 persons in the car were overweighted and too big for the chairs so we were not comfotable at all in the back of the car. Not your fold but fat people should book 2 seats.... Difficult for you I understand.... Also a pitty that we did not go for a walk in the forest park.. We drove by..

    January 16, 2020

    First of all, special thanks to Anna. Except for the weather, we really enjoyed the day. We were very satisfied with the destinations we approached and Anna explained everything to us superbly, if we didn't understand something, Spencer explained it to us at another point. We were super satisfied. Thank you.

    November 13, 2019

    Das war der Beste Ausflug, den wir je gemacht haben. Wir wurden pünktlich am Schiff abgeholt. Unser Guide; Valdemar, war spitze. Sehr viele Informationen über Madeira wurden vermittelt. Offroad zu fahren war ein super Erlebnis. Valdemar ist eine sehr sicherer und erfahrener Fahrer, der stets auf alle Bedürfnisse seiner Gäste eingegangen ist. Wir haben sehr viel von der Insel gesehen. Meist an Orten, wo sich nur wenige Touristen aufhielten. Um die Ausflugsbusse haben wir einen großen Bogen gemacht. Unsere Gruppe ( 6 Personen) hat sich für den Snack entschieden, damit mehr Zeit zum rumfahren blieb. Auch da war Valdemars Empfehlung perfekt. Am Ende der Tour hatten wir die Wahl, uns direkt am Schiff absetzen zu lassen oder in Funchal. Insgesamt hat derAusflug fast 9 Stunden gedauert. Ein absolut fairer Preis! Sollten wir nochmal nach Madeira kommen, machen wir zu 100% wieder eine Tour mit Green Devil Safari!

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    February 20, 2020

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