Half day jeep safaris on Madeira: to the nun's valley, vineyards and Cristo Rei statue

Choose between three Madeira jeep safaris to the highest mountains, the remotely located nun's valley with stunning views, passing by waterfalls and vineyards as well as to the oldest settlement of the island. Including transfer and guide!

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 8 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: yes, included in the price
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  • Usually cheaper than at site

4 hours jeep safari in Madeira INFO

  • Half day jeep safari on Madeira - per adult (from 12 yrs)35.-€
  • Half day jeep safari on Madeira - per child (0-11 yrs)17.50€

Transfer optional zubuchbar INFO

  • Hin- und Rücktransfer aus Transferzone 1 - pro Person5.-€
  • Hin- und Rücktransfer aus Transferzone 2 - pro Person10.-€
Get to know Madeira in just half a day

Overview / General Information

Short and interesting: half day jeep safaris on Madeira

Choose between three fascinating jeep safaris on Madeira with 4x4 offroad jeeps, which will show you the stunning nature, historic and cultural sites as well as typical sweets and liquors. For all jeep safaris applies:

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: ~ 4 hours
  • Closing times: no tours on 25 December and 1 January
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese


  • Transfer (if the corresponding booking option was selected), professional guide, insurance, photos
  • 1 bottle of water, map

Option 1: Half day jeep safari in Madeira to the vineyards

This half day jeep safari from Funchal shows you the most famous viewpoint of Madeira, Cabo Girão, early in the morning. On small pathways, the Fontaínhas, this tour with the jeep leads you on an adventurous ride along colourful fields, chestnut trees and vineyards, until you reach the famous wine region Jardim da Serra, a small mountain village. Here, the famous Madeira wine is produced and you can savour the island at some wine and Poncha tasting. The Poncha is a liquor produced in Câmara de Lobos, one of the oldest fishermen's villages and the end point of this jeep safari in Madeira.


  • Departure: every Friday afternoon and every Monday morning

Option 2: Half day jeep safari in Madeira to the nun's valley and Pico do Areeiro

The half day jeep safari in Madeira first starts to the viewpoint Pico dos Barcelos for a photo stop, so you can overview the entire bay of Funchal. You continue with the jeeps to Curral das Freiras (nun's valley), that once was a safe haven for the nuns of the monastery of Saint Clara in the 15th and 16th century. The nun's valley is still very remote and difficult to reach, so a jeep safari is the perfect way to reach it. Also Pico do Areeiro, one of the highest mountains of Madeira, will be visited - enjoy stunning panoramic views over the island. The final of the jeep tour with lots of interesting information from the local and experienced guides is the visit of Camacha, a village known for its basket makers.


  • Departure: every Wednesday afternoon and every Friday morning

Option 3: Half day jeep safari in Madeira from Garajau to Machico

The half day jeep safari in Madeira leads you on side roads, small paths and offroad through the picturesque southeast of Madeira. Local guides show and explain the most beautiful sides of the island to you. First you'll visit Garajau with the famous Cristo Rei statue. From here, you'll have a stunning view of one of the most amazing landscapes of Madeira with green forests, mountains and the coast. At Santa Cruz, you'll drive with the 4x4 jeep uphill into the mountains and through the wild-romantic landscape with waterfalls and tiny, remote villages until you reach Santo da Serra. A visit of Machico, the oldest village of Madeira, ends the jeep tour and you return to the starting point.


  • Departure: every Monday afternoon and every Wednesday morning
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

Get to know the culture and nature on a half day jeep safari on Madeira

This half day all-terrain tour on Madeira with 4x4 jeeps shows you in just a short time lots of the facets of this gorgeous island. Choose between three differently long jeep safaris in Madeira, on which you explore numerous viewpoints over spectacular ways through the nature. On the tour to nun's valley, you'll for example visit the viewpoint Pico dos Barcelos in Funchal with stunning views over the city. Viewpoints such as the one of the Cristo Rei statue in Garajau are a good opportunity to get to know more about the cities and the villages. The drivers are real Madeira experts and explain to you many interesting background information about the island and its sights during the half day tour.

On the ride with the 4x4 convertible jeeps, you'll have lots of fun, since you can lean out of the ATVs and watch Madeira during the whole half day jeep safari, without having to concentrate on the narrow pathways. The routes are spectacular, with bendy curves inmidst steep mountains - a unique adventure. Visit on a tour with the jeep the Pico do Areeiro, the third-highest mountain of Madeira, from where you'll have breathtaking views. The jeep safari on Madeira also leads through the large laurisilva forest, one of the few primeval forests that still exist on this world.

The landscape of Madeira is coined by agriculture. There are fields of bananas and sugarcane, and in the nun's valley you can see lots of cherry- and chestnut trees. The small mountain village Jardim da Serra is famous for its delicious Madeira wine. The colours of Madeira are representing the very special attraction of the island, which you can catch with your camera on impressive pictures. One jeep safari also leads to Câmara de Lobos with its charming, old fishermen's boats. During the wine jeep tour in Madeira, you'll also have the possibility to get to know more about the viticulture in Madeira and taste the wine or the Poncha liquor from Madeira.


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 Short and interesting: half day jeep safaris on Madeira

Mia wrote on Sep 6, 2019
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The tour was very impressive, but a little short. Our guide told us that there is also a longer tour. It is probably even more worthwhile.


Die Tour war sehr beeindruckend, aber etwas kurz. Unser Guide sagte uns, dass es auch eine längere Tour gibt. Die lohnt sich wahrscheinlich noch mehr.

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