- Open-Top 4x4 Safari Jeep
- Local English-Speaking Guides
- Ponta Delgada
- Off-Roading Portions
- Lunch In Santana
- Porto da Cruz Sawmill and Rum Factory
USAGE INSTRUCTIONS. Please print off the email voucher you receive from this site and take it to your desired departure point (hotels in Funchal). It will serve as your pass to join the North East 4x4 Jeep Safari Tour.
NOTE: The North East Madeira tour departs at 08:30 from hotels throughout Funchal. After purchasing your tour we will message the email address you provide asking for the name and address of your hotel in Funchal. We'll then pass this information onto the tour operator and return with confirmation once this is done.
About the North East Madeira Jeep Safari Tour:
Madeira's north east coast and its nestled inland valleys are replete with fascinating little communities, some as old as the island's original settlement. This full day 4x4 Jeep safari tour visits key towns along a diverse on and off-road sightseeing route. Join your guides at a Funchal hotel of your choice before riding through Ribeira Brava towards the northern municipality of São Vicente. It's here that you'll pass through the coastal village of Ponta Delgada and the tiny parish of Boaventura. Leaving Boaventura's quaint green terraces you'll enter Santana via Arco de São Jorge. A portion of this tour is off-road to better reveal the subtle natural features that pepper the steep valleys.
Once you're done riding along the beaten track it'll be time for lunch in the centre of Santana. Something worth noting about this municipality is that it's the site of Madeira Theme Park, a cultural attraction that opened in October 2004 with the aim of showcasing everyday life during the island's early history. Its most striking feature is an array of triangular, sloped-roof houses which continue to serve as shelter for local farmers. Some date back to Madeira's settlement and are now significant tourist attractions.
Leaving Santana it's onto Porto da Cruz, where you'll visit the old rum-producing sugar cane factory and a traditional water-powered sawmill. The final stop on the Northeast safari tour is the coastal town of Caniçal, a pretty and industrious centre of agriculture and fishing.
About Green Devil Safari Madeira:
Green Devil Safari is a long-established adventure tour operator based in Madeira. Their aim is to showcase the lush and biodiverse interior of this captivating Portuguese island, as well as its history and spellbinding culture. Departing from key coastal locations throughout the Atlantic territory their open-top 4x4 Jeeps journey into the mountains for either a full or half-day trip around tiny hidden communities, rolling valleys and towering vantage points.
Have a browse through our Madeira tour page and pick an adventure that suits you. Inspirational sights and activities that await include the scenic coastal drive between São Vicente and Ponta Delgada, the historic village of Santana, and the traditional sawmills and rum factories of Porto da Cruz.
Green Devil's Madeira Jeep Safari guides speak a variety of languages, principally Portuguese and English, and hold a strong passion for telling the stories of their home island.
Locations On The North East Madeira Jeep Tour:
- 1, Funchal (Hotel Pick Up)
- 2, Ribeira Brava
- 3, Sierra Water
- 4, São Vicente
- 5, Ponta Delgada
- 6, Boaventura
- 7, Arco de São Jorge
- 8, Cabanas (Offroad)
- 9, Santana (Lunch)
- 10, Porto da Cruz (Saw/Watermill & Rum Factory Visit)
- 11, Caniçal
- 12, Funchal (Return)