Northwest Madeira 4x4 Tour

Northwest Madeira 4x4 Tour

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From US$ 53.16 per person

Take a sightseeing tour to the northwest side of Madeira in an open-roof 4x4. See beautiful valleys, volcanic natural pools, amazing cliff views, hidden villages, and the Fanal forest.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup is at your hotel, Cruise Port, holiday house or meeting point Pickup from hotels and guest houses outside of Funchal / Caniço city will be charged with additional prices: €5.00 per person at the cruise dock or harbor, €5.00 per person at São Vicente, Machico, Santa Cruz, Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Ribeira Brava, Campanário., €10.00 per person at Caniçal, Porto Moniz, Santo da Serra, Ponta Delgada


  • Take a small group 4x4 excursion around Madeira
  • See the volcanic natural pools of Porto Moniz and Seixal
  • Take a 15-minute "levada" walk through a UNESCO forest and water aqueducts
  • Marvel at stunning cliff views and waterfalls
  • Try a fresh handmade "poncha", a traditional nectar with lots of flavour
Full description

Be picked up at your hotel or guest house. Enjoy your ride to Serra d'Água, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the island of Madeira. At the North side, you will see Ginjas village. 

Then continue on, using the old roads and some forest roads where its only possible to go with a 4X4. Head to the top at 1500 meters at Paúl da Serra. Explore the natural beauty of this island, meet the people, and explore the cultures, traditions, and local food and drinks.

Enjoy the expertise of a multilingual driver, who will take you on this full day journey to Encumeada, Ginjas, Estanquinhos, Paúl da Serra, Fanal, Ribeira da Janela, Porto Moniz, Seixal and São Vicente, with additional opportunities to see and swim in the volcanic lava pools.

  • Friendly local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra optional lunch: €18.00
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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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 132 reviews

Review summary

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Unforgettable day trip around Northwest with Nuno!!! He is an amazing tour guide who is very passionate about his job. He answered all our questions about Madeira. Also, we had a great laugh with him all the time. He made our day really special: he drove us off the roads and stopped where he could to show an amazing Madeira's nature and did lots of explanation on plants. The trip was worth every penny. We liked it very much and would definitely recommend to book this trip for those who is looking to have fun.

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June 11, 2022

Exhilarating experience! Breathtaking views; some that were only possible to see off-road. Loads of fun, but not for the faint of heart. Our guide, Gerhart, went over and beyond taking us to more places than expected since none of us were on a schedule. He's an expert driver in control at all times. Very informative and friendly.

May 28, 2022

We booked this tour last minute hoping to see the best of the west on our last day on the island…this certainly lived up to expectation! Our tour guide Spencer was a great host. He was very accommodating and went above and beyond to make this tour memorable. He gave us plenty of time at each stop and we did not feel rushed at all. Not only did Spencer make the tour fun and enjoyable, he alsohad an abundance of knowledge about the history and botanics of Madeira. Would highly recommend!

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May 21, 2022

Product ID: 197395