SEA AND WOODS – Half-Day

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Half Day
Availability : Everyday
Funchal
Max Cars : 2

Test your off-road driving skills behind the wheel of a cool & classic Fiat Panda 4×4 in our 4h Private Safari Tour. Off-Roading is really fun & easy with the help of our guide. On our you’ll be able to not only drive off-road but also experience a lot of sightseeing in Caniçal (the Eastest point of Madeira, North & South view & Santo da Serra (North Coast & Laurel Forest, UNESCO World Heritage Centre).  We’ll end with a Poncha (local beverage) taste at the end for the full local experience Private Tour up to 3 people with guide.

  • Visit Caniçal and spot the differences between South & North Coast.
  • Drive Off-Road in Laurel Forest, World Heritage Center from UNESCO.
  • We’ll teach you the basics of off-road driving. You’ll try it for yourself. (optional)
  • We’ll stop for a Poncha tasting in a local bar. 
  • We’ll see a Levada and can even go for a light walk if you want to
  • Free Pick-up in Funchal, Câmara de Lobos & Caniço (city center).
  • Everyday at 8:30 or 14:00 GMT. 

Full Description:

We’ll pick-up our clients at the hotel, accommodation or ship, and then we go straight to Caniçal, the oldest geological part of Madeira. The you’ll be able to see Ponta de São Lourenço, and pass trough the fisherman village. This will be a small visit aroud 30min, so we can spot the diferences and admire the different landscape between North & South Coast. Afterwards we’ll slowly climb towards Santo António da Serra, to enter the Laurissilva florest. It’s classified as World Heritage Site by Unesco, because of it’s exclusiveness, most of the plants you will only find in Madeira. This is where you can fill your lungs with real, pure, unpolluted fresh air. At the same time we’ll start our off-road adventure, after a small security briefing. We’ll explain to you the basics of Off-Road Driving and then you’d jump to the driver’s seat. We’ll pass through Funduras and go towards Portela on a path full of beauty and fun. On Winter there’s a lot of mud puddles so fun is assured! It’s time for a Poncha tasting (Local alcoholic beverage made with sugar cane rum) in a real local bar. (You have to taste it for yourself, we won’t give you more hints…)  After this injection of “courage” still off roading we’ll be heading towards Santo da Serra while passing through a Levada, where you’ll be able to go for a small walk to stretch your legs. After we’ll be heading back to Funchal, through the old roads we’re you’ll be able to taste the old Madeira and the countryside living.

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