Impressive jeep safari from Funchal to the terraces in the northwest of Madeira

The mountains of the south, the green north with its forests and waterfalls, the picturesque levadas, a swim in a lava swimming pool - this offroad jeep safari from Funchal shows you all the variety of Madeira. Incl. transfer, guide & water!

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 8 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: yes, included in the price
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Jeep safari on Madeira from Funchal through the northwest with little hike

Full day jeep safari from Funchal: The geen laurisilva forests around Serra de Água, the high plateau Paul da Serra, waterfalls and natural swimming pools in Porto Monix formed by lava - a jeep tour in Madeira that will enchant everybody!

"Terraces of the northwest" jeep safari from Funchal

  • Jeep safari Funchal - northwest + levadas - per adult (12+ yrs)48.-€
  • Jeep safari Funchal - northwest + levadas - per child (0-11 yrs)24.-€

Transfer optionally bookable

  • Round trip transfer from transfer zone 1 - per person5.-€
  • Round trip transfer from transfer zone 2 - per person10.-€
Including a small hike

Booking option: Full day jeep safari from Funchal through the northwest

This Madeira jeep tour starts in the morning in Funchal. The local drivers take you on the only connecting road to the north to Serra de Água. The small village lies in the laurisilva forest, embedded in the high mountains, which are considered UNESCO world heritage and of incredible beauty. You drive over the high Encumeada mountain pass, where you'll have stunning views. Enjoy the offroad tour with the 4x4 jeeps through the unique landscape, traversed by rivers and levadas. The drivers will explain lots of interesting things about Madeira and its impressive nature during the jeep safari from Funchal. You'll also be able to enjoy a little walk along a levada, an artificial river course, on this jeep tour in Madeira.

Of course there is a planned pause for lunch (not included in the price). On your way north, you'll pass various, breathtaking viewpoints, like Ginjas and the high plateau Oaul da Serra, the largest one of the island of Madeira. Here you'll also continue to Fanal, the most gorgeous place on the high plateau. Get enchanted at this exciting offroad tour with the open jeeps in Madeira. Also the natural swimming pools formed by lava at Porto Moniz and the waterfalls you'll be seeing on your way to the remote coastal village Seixal, will impress you.

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: daily
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Lunch exclusive: main dish, dessert, coffee and one drink (can be booked on site at the driver's for 12 €)


  • Transfer (if the corresponding booking option was selected), 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:

Swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun blocker, sturdy, closed-toe shoes, long trousers / jacket, camera

Detailed description

Full day jeep safari from Funchal to the enchanting northwest of Madeira

This exciting jeep safari in Madeira leads on side roads and offroad through the picturesque northwest and shows you the most impressive sides of the green island of Madeira. On this 4x4 tour in Madeira, the nature is the central point. Enjoy the unique, always green laurisilva forest, which only exists in a few places in the world besides in Madeira and was declared UNESCO world natural heritage. On the Funchal jeep tour, you'll get delighted by the very special beauty of this primeval forest. It is traversed by rivers and levadas, channels, that provide water for the dry south of Madeira.

Also the incredible viewpoints on this remarkable jeep tour in Madeira will be unforgettable. You'll see spectacular waterfalls that directly fall into the sea. Maybe you'll even have the opportunity to swim in a natural lava swimming pool. Impressive for natural lovers will be the levada hiking along an artificial water channel through the forest, that will show you the nature even better. The sights will be explained by the drivers in a competent and interesting way in order to show you the real Madeira as only few people know it. The offroad ride with the 4x4 jeep in Madeira and the mystic forest offer a tickling adrenaline rush.


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 Jeep safari on Madeira from Funchal through the northwest with little hike

Renate H wrote on May 25, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Probably the most beautiful part of the island

We had already made some trips in the south, but that was the absolute highlight! Highly recommended!

Der wahrscheinlich schönste Teil der Insel

Wir hatten schon einige Ausflüge im Süden gemacht, aber das war das absolute Highlight! Sehr empfehlenswert!
Ulfi wrote on Oct 11, 2018
Overall rating
100 von 100


What an impressive landscape! This tour is a clear recommendation!


Was für eine beeindruckende Landschaft! Diese Tour ist eine klare Empfehlung!
Armando wrote on Oct 14, 2017
Overall rating
100 von 100

Cool cool

What more did you like: - they offer trnasporte - The food (well worth buying;)) - The natural pool formed with lava

Guay guay

Lo que más que gustó:
- que ofrecen trnasporte
- La comida (vale la pena comprarlo ;) )
- La piscina natural formada con lava

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