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Porto Moniz - Enchanted Terraces: Open 4x4 Tour

  • Travel to the dispersed sites with ease in an open-top 4x4
  • Learn about the region’s culture and history from your expert guide, and benefit from their undivided attention with a private tour
  • Experience the northwest coast’s wild landscapes and visit iconic landmarks such as Paul da Serra and Porto do Moniz
Porto Moniz - Enchanted Terraces: Open 4x4 Tour
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Porto Moniz - Enchanted Terraces: Open 4x4 Tour
From US$56.55
Madeira’s northwest coast boasts varied landscapes and attractions, but a typical coach tour to these dispersed sites doesn’t allow much time to explore. Benefit from a private tour in 4x4 vehicle, and experience a thrilling, multi-terrain adventure. Visit landmarks including Paul da Serra and Porto do Moniz, and enjoy the undivided attention of your driver and guide as you explore the jungle and, weather permitting, dip in the sea.
What to Expect

Begin your full day trip with pickup from your Funchal hotel by 4x4 open-top vehicle. Cruise across Madeira’s wild northwest coast, visiting a number of charming locations along the way, including Serra de Água, Chão dos Louros, Porto do Moniz, Seixal, and São Vicente, before heading back to Funchal in the evening.

During your day, admire the region’s varied landscapes, from coastal to mountainous, and experience different driving terrains, from hard, rocky roads to narrow forest trails. Take part in a guided hike into the forest, and learn more about the region’s history and culture from your expert guide. If the weather permits, enjoy a refreshing dip in Porto Moniz, or savour a local lunch in Seixal (own expense). At the end of your excursion, enjoy convenient drop-off back to your Funchal accommodation.

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1 - 5 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Truly Unbelievable

The best tour I have ever been on. Breathtaking, thrilling, and Valdemar was the perfect guide. Your start on the tour at first seems suspect because the 4x4 is dated (for reasons that become obvious later) and with the cover on the back seems hot...More

2  Thank Adam S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Really nice way to discover hidden gems of the island

Ideal tour to discover really nice places. If you are lucky to drive with Hugo he'll tell you a lot about the island, the volcanic history and wildlife. The 20 year old Nissan Patrol was part of the great ride. Highly recommended!

1  Thank mbjj
Reviewed 3 May 2018
Enthusiastic drivers!

It seemed like our driver Nelson enjoys his job. He is knowledgeable, likable and focused . If your looking for sedate- don't bother! This tour gets you around but with plenty of short stops to catch up with yourself. We saw many beautiful and impressive...More

4  Thank david m
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile
Unique Backroad Tour

This tour exceeded our expectations! Our tour guide, Valdemar (no, not the one from the Harry Potter books), took us on an extended ride through some of the lesser travelled parts of the northwest part of Madeira island including an extensive off-road excursion which made...More

2  Thank Laurence G
Reviewed 24 April 2018
Interesting tour of North West of Madeira

Nelson was an excellent, funny tour guide with information not only about the trip but Madeira in general. We were picked up and dropped of outside our apartment. The off roading is on very hard terrain so not for everybody but will get you to...More

2  Thank Ute G
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16 May 2018|
Response from Laurence G | Reviewed this property |
It appears to be open to the public for swimming. The tour does not allow time for a swim.
Cynthia S
26 April 2018|
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Response from Adam S | Reviewed this property |
So when we went it was 15 minuets at Porto Moniz but it was absolutely for the right reasons. After Porto Moniz our tour guide (Val) took us to a separate lava pool that was without tourists and was more beautiful... More