About The Northeast Madeira Jeep Tour:
Take a full day trip along the coastal roads and green valleys of North East Madeira in an open-top 4x4 Jeep. Professional English speaking guides can pick you and your group up from a variety of Funchal hotels before starting this fascinating natural and cultural adventure.
Meet the seaside communities of São Vicente, Santana and Machico, and learn about life during the island's early settlement as you wind between nestled valley villages. Highlights include an off-road drive, lunch in Santana and a visit to Porto da Cruz's water-powered sawmill and rum factory.
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Local English-Speaking Guide.
- Funchal Hotels.
- Once you have booked your tour we will message the email address provided asking for the name and address of your hotel in Funchal. We will then pass this information onto the tour operator and return with confirmation once this is done.
- Adult tickets aged 12+ years.
- Child tickets aged 0-11 years.
- Lunch is not included in the online booking price. This comes at an extra €12 payable on the day of your 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.