Tours and Tickets by Up Mountain Madeira
Pico Arieiro "FlowerEAST" Santana Full Day 4x4 Safari Small Group Tour
Explore the wild and rural side of East Madeira by going on an exhilarating 4x4 tour. You won’t have to worry about your trip being overcrowded as you’ll be traveling in a small group. Visit off-road sites that would be hard to reach alone such as Pico do Arieiro. You’ll see incredible landscapes, learn about local flora and fauna, and see traditional houses in Santana. A guide will enhance your tour with fascinating stories about the island along the way.
7 to 8 hours
Porto Moniz 4x4 Jeep Safari Tour - the "Farowest" - Full Day Small Group
Madeira boasts soaring cliffs, beautiful beaches, and dense forests, but the rugged terrain can make exploring a challenge. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Funchal or Caniço hotel and spin across the island by powerful 4x4 vehicle. With your guide at the wheel, reach top attractions including Ponta do Sol and Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra—with free time to swim in the natural sea pools.
7 to 8 hours
Poncha, Mountains and Vineyards Half-Day 4x4 Small-Group safari Cabo Girão
Go off the main tourist routes on this half-day guided tour of Madeira in an open-top jeep. In a small group, travel off road and into the island's natural beauty. See mountains, the traditional fishing village of Câmara de Lobos ("the sea wolves' lair"), and ascend 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) for a view across Nun's Valley that not many visitors see. Toast the day with a freshly made poncha (traditional alcoholic beverage).
4 to 5 hours
Levada do Rei - Madre of Life small Group Guided Walk
This North to South Levada Walk is the perfect way to discover Madeira’s beautiful scenery. You’ll have a hassle-free day with no transport to book, as hotel pickup and drop-off included. A certified mountain guide will lead the way, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost. Witness panoramic views of valleys, villages, and Laurisilva vegetation. Highlights are the viewpoints looking over Porto Da Cruz and Faial.
7 to 8 hours
Private Full-Day Personalized 4x4 Safari Santana, Porto Moniz up to 8 Persons
Venture off-road and explore the natural wonders of Madeira’s west coast from the comfort of an open-top jeep. With a private guide and vehicle for the entire day, enjoy a custom-made itinerary, stopping as often as you like along the coast. Perhaps admire the views from Pico do Areeiro, take a swim at the Porto Moniz natural pools, explore the Sao Vicente Caves, or stop at Calheta Beach.
7 to 8 hours
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daniellelidke wrote a review May 9
The Hague, The Netherlands4 contributions
I cannot say enough great thinks about Nico and his crew. They made our trip memorable and customized our tours to meet are needs, timelines & wishes. We were 5 rambunctious ladies looking for adventure. They nailed it! Highly highly recommend!
Paradise618120 wrote a review Apr 2021
Outstanding tour with everything... secret Madeira insights, food, as we never did experience here, very interesting information on Madeira specifics, views, as you will never have as tourist, rugh offroad passages, nice places and a very funny guy. A very fantastic day! Thanks a lot! …
Date of experience: April 2021
Kate Birchall wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent walk, excellent guides very knowledgeable and friendly. Views were amazing one of the best hikes I have ever done. Seeing the sunrise on the mountain was magical. I would definitely recommend this company.
Date of experience: December 2020
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Milovetravel wrote a review Dec 2020
Berlin, Germany48 contributions4 helpful votes
I booked this sunrise tour with Nico last-minute as my other tour was cancelled due to a broken-down van. I was quite desperate to do this tour on the last likely sunny day during my stay, and was really pleased that Nico could accommodate me. It is important to know that Nico’s tour offers drop off at the beginning of the hike at Pico Arieiro and pick up at the other end of the hike. This approach allows for a one-way hike, which is shorter, less demanding and more interesting. Hotel pickup was on time and the drive up to Pico Arieiro was smooth. Nico then drove off and we were guided by David. We were very lucky to see a beautiful sunrise to mark the beginning of a fairly strenuous hike. David was funny, knowledgeable, and patient; we felt well looked after. The clear weather allowed us to have breathtaking views throughout the hike. Taking it all together, this was definitely one of most memorable hikes I have done. After the hike, we were first taken to a small village to visit an old Santana house, then to a local bar to try a traditional drink called ponchas. David and Nico gave other hike recommendations and restaurant tips, which I have utilized since. Taking this tour was one of the highlights during my first visit to Madeira. I highly recommend Up Mountain and this sunrise tour. …
Marc Williams wrote a review Nov 2020
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
Up Mountain was recommended to my partner and I as a fun way to see the best bits of Madeira island by private Jeep tour. This turned out to be a fantastic experience - we did 2 days exploring the West coast and Eastern side of the island, largely off-road, with an excellent, English-speaking guide. Whilst the weather wasn’t perfect (it was Winter after all!) the guide ensured that we got to see some amazing scenery and unique aspects of the island. We also got to try some of the wild fruits that grow naturally in the mountains as well as sampling local produce in the cafes and restaurants that we visited. The company was recommended by On Tales in Calheta, with whom we did a Whale and Dolphin spotting cruise - another awesome experience. Overall two great companies offering great ways to see the best of what Madeira has to offer - thanks for helping us to make unforgettable memories of our holiday. Marc & Matthew…
Date of experience: November 2020