Venture off-road to explore Madeira’s northwest coast on this full-day safari from Funchal. Take the scenic route between Ribeira Brava and Porto Moniz in an open-top safari vehicle. Enjoy spectacular views of the Cabo Girão sea cliffs, Veu da Noiva waterfall, and the Paul da Serra plateau and tuck into a delicious 3-course lunch at a local restaurant.
This is a typical itinerary
Stop At: Safari Madeira Island
With 30 years of experience, SAFARI MADEIRA takes you to know the true spirit
of Madeira Island. In a unique and striking way, with SAFARI MADEIRA, you can
enjoy the magnificent scenery of these unknown areas. An opportunity to "go
back in time".
Travel with us in a unique way and enjoy magnificent hidden surroundings of this wonderful island.
Duration: 7 hours
Stop At: Ribeira Brava Beach
Meeting Point to explain everything about the safari.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Levada do Paul da Serra
"Located in Pico da Urze, in Paul da Serra, this viewpoint has a beautiful
panoramic view of the largest valley on the island, covered with the
vegetation of the Laurissilva forest. The Rabaçal viewpoint, located in Pico
da Urze, on the upland of Paul da Serra, offers memorable landscapes with a
vast area of trees. From this point you can see the valley of Rabaçal, one of
the most beautiful in Madeira, surrounded by the luxuriant vegetation of
Laurissilva forest, a UNESCO world natural heritage site.
Rabaçal is part of the Madeira Natural Park as a quiet rest area, and is part of the Natura 2000 Network."(visitmadeira.pt)
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools
"The natural swimming pools at Porto Moniz are formed by volcanic lava,
naturally filled with crystal-clear sea water. The natural pools of Porto
Moniz are the highlight of the village of Porto Moniz.
The natural salt water swimming pools are made up of volcanic rock, into which the sea flows naturally.
This space, with a surface area of 3800 m², has also a children’s swimming pool, a children’s play area and disabled access.
In addition, the beach has a car park, changing rooms and bathrooms with lockers for storing personal items, a snack bar open during the summer months, first aid, sun loungers and sunshades for hire.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Veu da Noiva Viewpoint
"The Véu da Noiva Viewpoint, located between Seixal and São Vicente, enables
visitors to see the Véu da Noiva waterfall and the northern coast of Madeira
Island. Situated on the old road which connects Seixal to São Vicente, the Véu
da Noiva Viewpoint offers one of the most typical landscapes of Madeira. From
this point you can see the Véu da Noiva Waterfall, which resembles a bride's
veil, due to its height and the torrents of water that gush down the hillside.
From this viewpoint there is also a pleasant view of the Atlantic and the slopes of the northern coast of Madeira." (visitmadeira.pt)
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Cabo Girao
"It is the highest cape in Europe, at an elevation of 580 m, and is famous for
its suspended glass platform.
The Cabo Girão viewpoint, situated on the highest promontory in Europe, at an elevation of 580 m, offers a vertiginous view of the fajãs of Rancho and Cabo Girão – small areas of cultivated land at the foot of the cliff – as well as magnificent panoramic views over the ocean and the municipalities of Câmara de Lobos and Funchal.
The viewpoint has been renovated, and a suspended glass platform, called a skywalk, was built.
It is an excellent spot to practice paragliding and base jumping. Recently, the Portuguese parachutist Mário Pardo performed a spectacular motorcycle leap here.
Nearby is the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Fátima (Our Lady of Fátima), built in 1951 and one of the main pilgrimage sites of the island." (visitmadeira.pt)
Duration: 20 minutes