- Open-Top 4x4 Safari Jeep
- Local English-Speaking Guides
- Ponta do Sol
- Arco da Calheta
- Paul da Serra
- Lunch In Prazeres
- Jardim do Mar
- Calheta 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 South West 4x4 Jeep Safari Tour.
NOTE: The South West 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 Southwest Madeira Jeep Safari Tour:
This full day 4x4 tour starts in Funchal, before heading through the southern parish of Campanário and Ribeira Brava towards the pristine seafront of Ponta do Sol. Continuing along the coast the safari Jeep will then reach the Arco da Calheta, a historic parish wedged between crystal clear Atlantic waters and steep green hills. From here the tour makes a shallow north-westerly ascent up Paul da Serra, which at an altitude of roughly 1,500 metres is very popular with sightseers for its panoramic vantage points and relativity flat vistas.
On its way towards the urban municipality of Calheta the tour takes a sweeping, curved route through the mountains and valleys of western Madeira. When your Jeep reconnects with the coast via the lush terraces of Estreito da Calheta it will stop for lunch in the parish of Prazeres. The name of this place derives from an eponymous chapel dedicated to 'Our Lady of Prazeres', a venerated Mother Nature figure and a fitting patron for what is often regarded as one of the most beautiful villages on the island. Local highlights include a zoo filled with native fauna, a tea house and herb garden.
After lunch the tour will travel through the Jardim do Mar, eventually reaching its pinnacle stop, the Calheta Rum Factory. Enjoy a taste of Madeira's delectably sweet local tipple, savour the smells from the sugar cane mill, and observe the fascinating production process.
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 abundant fauna of the green valleys, lunch in the town of Prazeres, a 19th century rum factory, and much more.
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.