Jeep safari from Funchal: volcanic origins at the southwestern coast of Madeira

This impressive jeep safari from Funchal leads you through the southwest of Madeira, where you can explore the volcanic origins of the island. Enchanting places like Campanário and Prazeres as well as the high plateau Paúl da Serra await you.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 8 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: yes, included in the price
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Fascinating jeep safari on Madeira: discover the nature of the southwest

The southwest of Madeira offers numerous, spectacular places in the middle of the pristine nature, for example the high plateau with its waterfalls, which you'll explore during the jeep safari from Funchal.

Full day jeep safari from Funchal through Madeira southwest

  • "Fire craters" jeep safari from Funchal - per adult (12+ yrs)48.-€
  • "Fire craters" jeep safari from Funchal - per child (0-11 yrs)24.-€

Transfer optional zubuchbar

  • Hin- und Rücktransfer aus Transferzone 1 - pro Person5.-€
  • Hin- und Rücktransfer aus Transferzone 2 - pro Person10.-€
Discover the volcanic origins of the island

Booking option: Full day jeep safari from Funchal to the craters of fire

This jeep safari in Madeira leads you on side streets, farm roads and offroad tracks through the impressive southwest of Madeira. The start in Funchal is in the morning and after a welcome by the drivers, you start the ride in convoys through the southwest of Madeira. The guides look forward to explain you the interesting facts about Madeira and background information about the sights you'll see at the jeep safari from Funchal. Along the rugged coast, you'll be able to admire the agriculturally used terraces, like in Campanário or Ponta do Sol. Of course you'll also have lots of time for lunch (not included in the price).

Afterwards, the jeep safari in Madeirda leads on small ways and off-road into the mountains to the largest high plateau of the island: Paúl da Serra. Here, a forest park called Fonte do Bispo (the bishop's spring) is located, which you'll visit as well. The tour in the convertible 4x4 vehicles continues to Prazeres, one of the most beautiful villages of Madeira, and to Fajã da Ovelha, a small village with a stunning viewpoint. You continue downhill to Paúl do Mar, a little fishermen's village, and finally to Calheta, before you'll drive back to Funchal with the 4x4 jeeps.

Transfer possible from:

  • Free transfer from: Funchal, Caniço
  • Transfer zone 1: Santo da Serra, Machico, Santa Cruz, Camacha, Jardim da Serra, Ponta do Sol, Calheta
  • Transfer zone 2: Caniçal, Porto da Cruz, Santana, Ponta Delgada, Porto Moniz, Ponta do Pargo, Prazeres


  • Duration: ~ 8 hours
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Days: every Tuesday
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese


  • Transfer, professional guide, insurance, photos
  • 1 bottle of water, map
Important information
  • This is a guided jeep safari in Madeira, you can only be passenger.
  • The jeep safari is not suitable for wheel-chair users.
  • If desired, an infant's seat can be provided, please add this in the commentary field when booking.

Please bring along:

Sunglasses, sun blocker, sturdy, closed-toe shoes, long trousers / jacket, camera

Detailed description

Full day jeep safari from Funchal to the southwest of Madeira

This wonderful jeep safari in Madeira leads you through the rugged southwest of the island. The beauty of the incredible landscape, far away of the touristic routes, will delight you. You'll drive in convertible jeeps through small, remote villages and into the mountains. The island still depends on the agriculture, like you'll be able to see during the 4x4 tour from Funchal. Still nowadays, sugar cane and bananas are cultivated on the terraces, i.e. in the villages Campanário, located on a small rock island, and Ponta do Sol, the most sunny point of the island.

Afterwards, the local guides drive you high up into the mountains. On narrow, steep pathways and off-road through the terrain, you'll reach the largest high plateau of the island. Here, you'll find a natural park in the forest, Fonte do Bispo, whose visit with the 4x4 jeeps from Funchal is a very special experience, that you'll only be able to enjoy like this in an all-terrain vehicle. From above you can enjoy the impressive views and get to know lots of interesting facts from the drivers about the island of Madeira, the landscape and the volcanic origin of the island.

On some places, you can still see the volcanic channels, through which once the magma flowed. The mountains once were volcanos, fire craters. On the tour back to the southwest coast, you'll pass some marvellous villages. A highlight amongst them is Prazeres, but also the other villages like Fajã da Ovelha will charm you. With so many exciting impressions, it's clear that a break for lunch is needed, so you can relax for a while during a typical menu (not included in the price). This Madeira jeep excursion will be an incredible memory of your holidays.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Fascinating jeep safari on Madeira: discover the nature of the southwest

Rosa wrote on Mar 8, 2018
Overall rating
100 von 100

special off-road tour

Offroad, just as we imagined :) Next visit, we do a very similar tour .... or the same again? ;)

besondere offroad Tour

Offroad, genau so wie wir es uns vorgestellt haben :)
Beim nächsten Besuch machen wir eine ganz ähnliche Tour....oder doch wieder dieselbe? ;)
Patri wrote on Mar 5, 2018
Overall rating
100 von 100

To repeat!

Today we have participated in this incredible jeep adventure and in conclusion, we will do it again on our next visit to Madeira. It has been exciting, we can only recommend it to everyone! They put us a guide in Spanish and thus they showed us impressive landscapes as well as relevant and interesting historical and cultural data. It has been a completely offroad route.

Para repetir!

Hoy hemos participado de esta increible aventura en jeep y en conclusión, la volveremos a hacer en nuestra próxima visita a Madeira. Ha sido emocionante, sólo la podemos recomendar a todos!
Nos pusieron guía en castellano y así nos mostraron paisajes impresionantes asi como relevantes e interesantes datos históricos y culturales. Ha sido una ruta completamente ofroad.

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