- Open-Top 4x4 Safari Jeep
- Local English-Speaking Guides
- Pico dos Barcelos
- Valley of the Nuns
- Eira do Serrado
- Pico do Arieiro
- Camacha Wicker 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 Valley of the Nuns half-day Jeep tour.
NOTE: The Valley of the Nuns half-day 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 Valley of the Nuns Half-Day Jeep Tour:
Hear tales of local legends, see the workings of local industry, and gaze down in the yawning depths of Madeira's most spectacular valleys. The Valley of the Nuns half-day tour is a partly off-road 4x4 adventure through Madeira's south-eastern mountains. It takes place every Friday morning and departs from a Funchal hotel of your choosing. Join your English-speaking guides and start by ascending to the viewpoint of Pico dos Barcelos. This flora-rich platform offers panoramic vistas of the Bay of Funchal, as well as the city itself and the Desertas Islands farther south.
From here it's northwards towards the Nun's Valley (Curral das Freiras), where an isolated village clings to the steep slopes of a vast mountain range. It was founded in the 16th century as a refuge by nuns from the Santa Clara convent, and remains a highly secluded place to this day. The ethereal sense of other-worldliness you get by staring down into the hazy yonder from Eira do Serrado viewpoint is something that sticks in your mind forever. Be sure to snap plenty of pictures and savour the sights.
The tour's next location, Pico do Arieiro, is no less majestic, as at a staggering 1818 meters it's the 3rd highest peak on the entire island. The descent from Pico do Arieiro towards the tour's final location is conducted off-road and is by far one of the most exhilarating portions on the entire trip. Eventually you'll reach the village of Camacha, place renowned for its traditional wicker basket industry. The tour group will spend some time discovering the local wicker factory before returning to Funchal.
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 Pico dos Barcelos view point over Funchal, the stark geography of Curral das Freiras (Nun's Valley), and Camacha Wicker Factory.
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 Valley of the Nuns Jeep Tour:
- 1, Funchal (Hotel Pick Up)
- 2, Pico dos Barcelos
- 3, Curral das Freiras
- 4, Pico do Arieiro (Madeira's 3rd Highest Peak)
- 5, Quatro Estradas Meia Serra (Off Road)
- 6, Camacha (Visit to Wicker Factory)
- 7, Funchal (Return)