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Full Day Private VIP Expeditions - 4WD in Madeira Island

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Pass By: Madeira Mountain Expedition, Tv. do Papagaio Verde 4, 9000, 9000-656 Funchal, Portugal

Private hire of an exclusive Range Rover Sport, Full Extras 4.4L with a guide, seating up to 4 people.

Our spacious 4×4 Range Rover will bring you safely to any corner of our island, regardless of the weather or terrain.

Prices excluding lunch and taxes.

All tours with professional tourism guide.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
VIP Pickups are On Request
Departure Time
9:00 AM
  • Hotel or Accommodation pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Insurance (Required by Portuguese law)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Madeira Mountain Expeditions
315 Reviews
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Great trips!
We've had a pleasure of joining two trips with Madeira Mountain Expedition, with two different guides on two consecutive days. Both of them were very knowledgeable and in a matter of fact forced to use two foreign languages simultaneously, providing the info in both English and French or English and Spanish each. And both of them did a stellar job. The trips and the routes are simply amazing, taking you off-road where no other vehicle but a jeep can go. What awaits you are scenic views, monumental cliffs and lush mountain forests with beautiful scenery down in the valleys - views you won't forget easily. They're also very neatly organized, even if there are more jeeps covering the same trip on the same day, they keep the distance between each other so you can enjoy the viewpoints without crowds. We've never felt rushed and got all our questions answered.
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A must do trip!
This was the only excursion we booked, via Jet2holidays, and it was superb. Our driver, David, was really friendly and informative and kept us amused with his witty humour. The views were amazing and from areas otherwise impossible for us to have reached, plus with a small personal gathering it was way better than any bus trip. The drive was superb and we felt perfectly safe at all times. Highly recommend.
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Great day out
We toured the North and East of the island, fantastic views and our guide Louis was good fun and very informative. The trip was a little over 7.5 hours, we saw a lot of different things and had two hikes, stopped for lunch as well but it never felt rushed and everything felt very well planned out by the company.
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
Fantastic trip, great fun with Fernando very knowledge guy. stunning views of maderia, off road part of tour great fun.
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Dalry, United Kingdom
Great Half-Day Trip
We arranged this from our cruise ship and were picked up and dropped off from the ship. Great guide and an informative trip. I enjoyed the off the beaten track bits more than the Seacliff which was very touristy.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Fantastic days
Had 3 days with these guys all 3 were fantastic but my favorite was the north . All 3 guides were very good but a special mention to victor who made it extra special. This was a great way to see a beautiful island because it was a bit off the main tourist routes and the off road sections were fun. I would definitely use them again if I am lucky enough to visit Madeira again as they were one of the reasons for one of the best holidays I have ever had .
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Rachel S
Manchester, United Kingdom
Great experience, highly recommended
Fantastic day out with Joao to the east and north, going places I would never have dared to drive. Sadly the mountain top was shrouded in cloud but overall it was a great day out.
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Jo D
Leicester, United Kingdom
4x4 safari was great
Half day 4x4 safari, very good value, excellent driver/guide, very good commentary/infomation, etc. Definitely recommend.
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Bangor, United Kingdom
Very knowledgable driver
Our driver who went by the name of John was very knowledgable and an excellent driver. Only mistake of the day was the forgot to pick up a French couple which was not the drivers fault.it did mean he had to give a commentary in both English and French which he did faultlessly. The tour confirmed that you coul never see the same bits of Madeira as the roads were barely passable and I don't mean the off road bits. It was a well designed tour with appropriate break stops etc. Highly recommended and good value.
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Combo Expedition of the East of Madeira - good fun, not for the faint hearted!
My husband and I were in Madeira with our 17 year old daughter who asked if we could go on a 4x4 tour. As we were already doing the 25 fountains levada walk and a tour of the west, we decided to do the east including Pico Arieiro, Ribeira Frio levada, Achada Cedro Gordo, P Cruz, Referta levada and Ponta De Sao Lourenco. This was a full day tour and you could choose to include lunch (I think the charge was about £11 for a 3 course meal and drinks) but we opted not to as we had an included 4 course dinner every evening at our hotel. The jeep collected us on time and at this point our party of 3 was in the back (hard, bench like seats facing inwards), whilst another couple were situated in the middle row (more comfortable forward facing seats) with the granddaughter of the lady in the front (comfortable, well padded car seat!). To begin with we were a little disappointed as we were on the main road but we then headed off into the countryside. Our driver did the route backwards to make it less busy and we therefore visited the coastal towns before heading inland to the third highest mountain. The highlight wasn't really the destinations but the 'off road' driving. The village where they had lunch was small but there was a wonderful bakery with delicious snacks which was just perfect for us. We soon had the canvas roof off the back of the vehicle (put up long hair and wear a hat if sunny!) and even the country lanes were a bit hairy with sheer drops and very narrow. However, once off these onto old tracks things really livened up - we were told we could stand up in the back and just hold onto the roof bars, which you certainly needed to! The tracks were steep and bumpy with sheer drops sometimes on both sides. As I have a bad back I did not stand up much but my daughter was loving it. After one stop the lady in the front asked if she and her granddaughter could swop into the back for a bit and I was happy to agree to rest my weary bones! They had a ball, laughing and giggling. However, I would say this trip would not meet UK health and safety standards and you had to watch out for branches which could easily knock you over. Sadly, the top of the mountain was in the cloud and we couldn't see a thing, plus although the first levada walk was beautiful it started to pour with rain in true Madeira style. The second levada walk ended at a stunning viewpoint. Neither walks were very arduous and well worth the effort. Our guide, Vincent, was unassuming but sweet and helpful. I would definitely recommend this for those looking for a laugh or a bit of a thrill, but not for those who like comfort and a calm journey! It was the highlight of our daughter's holiday.
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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Fantastic! Go places only a Land Rover could go!
Our tour guide was Ricardo and not only was he personable and funny, he was extremely knowledgeable given his other job as a history researcher. We really enjoyed seeing Madeira this way (at least this part of it). The narrow mountain roads were amazing. We arrived back in town and had time to see the market and the downtown Funchal area. Great tour and guide!
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Nuns Valley and Sea Cliff tour
Our tour guide said we could call him 'John', and he was excellent. He knew a lot about the island that was very interesting. During the tour we saw amazing views and visited great places. It lasted roughly 4 hours, and we had loads of fun on the off road parts! We're fully intent on doing another tour when we next come to madeira and was well worth the price we paid. Would definitely recommend!
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Livingston, United Kingdom
Excellent day
Our guide advised us to call him "John". Trip lasted 33/4 hrs. Pick up and return to your hotel. Stopped for comfort breaks and photos along the way. Felt very safe with his driving. Excellent commentary throughout answering all our questions. Explained about Madeiran culture and ecology. Great value and very relaxing. Would definitely recommend
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Best of South expedition
Second trip with this company, each time easy to book, on time and quality drivers. Best of South with Ricardo, knowledge of island history, fauna was excellent. He loved land rovers too so we were bound to have a great time as he showed us how capable it was on and off road. Brilliant fun, I recommend booking if you want to see the island from a different perspective than usual.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
An outstanding trip with Diogo
This really was an outstanding way to see parts of Madeira I had never before been to. The pick up was bang on time and the driver made you feel that at all times you were in a safe pair of hands and that his main concern was to give you a great experience. There was was a perfect balance of rough off road travesty and stopping to see things. I highly recommend this company.
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  • Duration: 7h
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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