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    What to Expect
    Mother nature at it's finest!

    The west is full of cliffs and valleys, I find that on the west we see less people and more nature.

    The morning is usually spent exploring the south western coastline, one or two villages, some history and some great photo stops.

    According to the weather, we will at some point start climbing to one of the west tour's main attraction, the plateau, Paul Da Serra.

    If the weather is good we will spend a fair amount of time up here taking in the unbelievable views, the volcanic valleys formed during the 3rd phase of eruptions that created Madeira, the small villages of the South West from up above, clouds formed below us, laurel forests, cows, and much more....

    It's then time to descend to Porto Moniz, the second main event of our tour.

    For lunch, we stop at the Aqua Natura Hotel which is simply, for us, the best place in Porto Moniz for lunch (optional extra, not included in price)

    After all that we make our way back to Funchal, stoping at various attractions along the way including waterfalls, local bars, churches, volcanic caves (extra), volcanic sand beaches, lagoons for swimming in (weather permitting)

    This trip is highly improvised, making it a real adventure every time!

    Great for families, nature lovers and those who like being away from the crowds.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up free of charge all hotels and holiday rentals in the Funchal area. 
    Locations outside of Funchal may be subject to a pick up fee
    We do not offer pick up services from the north side of the island.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    • Hotel Pick-up and drop off
    • Small group (6 passengers max)
    • Comfortable, closed top Land Rover Discovery perfect for all weather conditions
    • Qualified fun, friendly and informative guide and driver
    • Great introduction to the culture and history of the island
    • Short 45 minute levada walk (optional)
    • Relaxed, no "time schedule" attitude
    • Food and drinks
    • Pick up fees (outside of Funchal)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    We did this tour in 2017 with Hit the Road and had a brilliant day although it was very overcast and misty. We booked with them again in the hope we would be able to experience the clear views as we were doing it in the summer rather than spring. Our day did not disappoint. We
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    We were amazed about how good this trip was! We saw some amazing sights and seemed styled for the things we, and the other couple, wanted to see. Hugo was a brilliant host, funny and thoughtful. Always happy to help take photos and trying to make everyone laugh. Whilst food
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    Everything is very uncomplicated and it was just great. The guide is very friendly and was very talkative.
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    We booked 3 tours with them and all 3 were awesome! Our hotel was in Calheta and that was not a problem for them. Unfortunually the weather was not good for the prak tour so they had to improviseren and the tour that we did instead was also fantastic! If you want to see all the
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    Booked full day 4x4 Tour of the west. Jazz our guide/driver was awesome Professional on time and entertaining. Really personalized our day with multiple stops. Including a hair curling ride up a windy narrow back road-awesome views if your not afraid of heights! and quite a few
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    Key Details
    • Hit the Road Tours
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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