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Porto Moniz Tours

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Porto Moniz

Draped across the volcanic cliffs overlooking the sea, pretty Porto Moniz is most famous for its sapphire swimming pools, protected from the Atlantic by photogenic rock formations and a few artificial barriers. 

When you've finished working on your tan, however, there's much more to see and do in this appealing little city. The Aquário da Madeira, or Madeira Aquarium, offers a closer look at some 70 native species and 1730 São João Baptista Fort, built to protect Porto Moniz from pirates.

Next door, the Living Science Center has family-friendly exhibits that explore Madeira's unique ecosystems, while the Achadas da Cruz cable car offers access to less populated beaches. 

Porto Moniz is located at the northwestern-most point of the Madeira, almost diagonally opposite Madeira Island's Funchal (FNC) airport, a scenic 42km (26mi) drive through the laurel-forested highlands. If you hire a private car, the 16km (10mi), waterfall-streaked drive between Porto Moniz and São Vicente offers amazing ocean views. 

Taxis are widely available, while public buses 80 and 139 run make the 3-hour trip between Funchal and Porto Moniz twice daily, stopping in Ribeira Brava, Serra D'Água, Encumeada, Lameiros, and São Vicente. Car and passenger ferries also connect Funchal and Porto Moniz several times daily.

Address: Madeira Island, Vila de Porto Moniz, Madeira Islands, Portugal
Admission: Free
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Porto Moniz - Enchanted Terraces: Open 4x4 Tour

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Porto Moniz - Enchanted Terraces: Open 4x4 Tour

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Delve into the spectacular landscapes of Madeira’s northwest coast on an explorative full-day tour from Funchal. Accompanied by your guide, travel through scenery of outstanding natural beauty, gazing at landmarks like Paul da Serra and Porto Moniz. Head deep into the mysterious forest on a guided hike; gain an insightful glimpse into Portuguese culture; and, weather permitting, sink your toes into the silky sands of the black sandy beach of Seixal.
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  • 8 hours
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Skywalk, Porto Moniz Volcanic Pools and more...Full day Tour in Open Roof 4x4

Skywalk, Porto Moniz Volcanic Pools and more...Full day Tour in Open Roof 4x4

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Uncover the natural splendor surrounding Funchal on this full-day northern wonders Jeep trip. Stay from Funchal’s well-trodden paths in a fully-equipped Jeep to see the awe-inspiring plateaus at Paul da Serra. Admire the natural Porto Moniz pools, formed by volcanic activity long ago, as well as the renowned São Vicente vineyards and Cabo Girao.
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  • 8 hours
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Porto Moniz Volcanic Pools, Skywalk and more...Full day Tour in Open Roof 4x4

Porto Moniz Volcanic Pools, Skywalk and more...Full day Tour in Open Roof 4x4

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From Funchal we go to São Vicente in the North Coast, known by its vineyards, volcanic caves and Madeira table wine production. Then we visit Seixal´s lava pools, where we can see one of the most famous waterfall that by resembling a bride ́s veil got its name Véu da Noiva . Afterwards, we stop at the natural volcanic pools in Porto Moniz, one of the most visited places in Madeira, having the opportunity to swim in crystalline waters and enjoy the beautiful scenery. After, we go uphill to Fanal, a place of rare beauty in the middle of the Laurissilva Forest, which is one of the 7th Natural Wonders of Portugal, with centenary trees. Continuing to Paúl da Serra, the biggest plateau of the island at nearly 1500 mts high with stunning views, we will have a lunch break (not included) in a typical Madeiran restaurant. To finish our tour, we drive to Cabo Girão, the highest Sea Cliff in Europe and the second in the World with 589 mts., better known for its suspended glass floor Viewpoint.
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  • 8 hours
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Small Group West Tour Waterfalls and Peaks

Small Group West Tour Waterfalls and Peaks

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Madeira Island’s western shores are home to natural sea pools, traditional fishing villages, soaring cliffs, and dense forests, but reaching the top sites requires local knowledge. On this tour, travel from your Canico, Funchal, or Machico hotel via air-conditioned minibus, and reach the sites with ease. Hit sites of interest including Câmara de Lobos, Porto Moniz, and the Ribeira Brava, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
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  • 8 hours
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Porto Moniz 4WD Jeep Full Day Tour

Porto Moniz 4WD Jeep Full Day Tour

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This full-day 4WD Jeep adventure is ideal for travelers who want to get off the beaten track and see impressive natural beauty. By traveling in a 4WD, you’ll access hard-to-reach off-road sites that you wouldn’t be able to access alone. Cross the stunning Laurisilva forest, access ocean views, see waterfalls, volcanic beaches, and much more. Highlights include Serra d’Agua, Paul da Serra, Fanal, Porto Moniz, and Seixal.
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  • 8 hours
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$59.19
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Porto Moniz 4x4 West tour

Porto Moniz 4x4 West tour

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See a side of Madeira that many visitors miss, and enjoy an intimate way to explore: this small-group, 4x4 tour will introduce you to some of the island’s most spectacular scenery. In the morning, meet your guide at your Funchal hotel and hop aboard your open-top vehicle. You’ll discover the Serra de Água region, will wend your way through the mountains at Encumeada, and will swim in lava pools in Porto Moniz. After lunch (own expense) finish the tour at Seixal, where you can spy waterfalls and other highlights.
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  • 8 hours
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Exorbitant West Tour

Exorbitant West Tour

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Experience the west of the beautiful island of Madeira with friendly and professional tour guides. On this 8 hour tour we take you to simply fantastic and unique places in the world. This excursion is almost mandatory when you visit Madeira Island. It's really worth it.
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  • 8 hours
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4x4 tour Porto Moniz & Cabo Girão 6 hours

4x4 tour Porto Moniz & Cabo Girão 6 hours

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Enjoy a beautiful and pleasant tour alongside Madeira’s North West Coast, deep in to the forest, thru forgotten and enchanted old roads. Travel along narrow and forgotten stone plastered roads and soak up the scenery. Get a glimpse into the true lifeblood which drives us through life. If the weather allows it, you can swim neary 30 minutes at the vulcanic pools. This 4x4 excursion starts at 8h20 at the Cruise dock, Funchal center 8h30am, other areas you will receive a message or please contact us to know the correct pick up timming.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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1 day buggy ride

1 day buggy ride

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Take a full-day buggy tour of Madeira Island. There is something for every taste ! Whether you are with family or friends, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll or an extreme hike. Personalize your visit! We choose together what you want to do and see during your excursion. Stop at the request, your guide is listening to you. Far from the beaten track and tourist trap circuits, Cocorico Extrem Road makes you discover all-terrain hiking in the magnificent landscapes of Madeira. Including a traditional Madeiran barbecue skewers, Madeira sweet potato, traditional Madeira bread wine and dessert Up to 8 people
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  • 7 hours
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West Full Day: Skywalk, Porto Moniz Lava Pools, Paul da Serra Plateau and more.

West Full Day: Skywalk, Porto Moniz Lava Pools, Paul da Serra Plateau and more.

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From Funchal we go to São Vicente in the North Coast, known by its vineyards, volcanic caves and Madeira table wine production. Then we visit Seixal´s lava pools, where we can see one of the most famous waterfall that by resembling a bride ́s veil got its name Véu da Noiva . Afterwards, we stop at the natural volcanic pools in Porto Moniz, one of the most visited places in Madeira, having the opportunity to swim in crystalline waters and enjoy the beautiful scenery. After, we go uphill to Fanal, a place of rare beauty in the middle of the Laurissilva Forest, which is one of the 7th Natural Wonders of Portugal, with centenary trees. Continuing to Paúl da Serra, the biggest plateau of the island at nearly 1500 mts high with stunning views, we will have a lunch break (not included) in a typical Madeiran restaurant. To finish our tour, we drive to Cabo Girão, the highest Sea Cliff in Europe and the second in the World with 589 mts., better known for its suspended glass floor Viewpoint.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Porto Moniz - Private Full-Day - Safari 4x4 Tour - NorthWest

Porto Moniz - Private Full-Day - Safari 4x4 Tour - NorthWest

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The West tour takes you to the lush northwest, full of cliffs, valleys, forests, mountains, waterfalls and cows! Always far from the beaten track. So many experiences, in just one day. Levada walk, swimming, and incredible landscapes. Get ready to be amazed by panoramic views and explore the heart of nature, while learning all about Madeira's traditions and history. I have the BEST vehicle for that, an UMM (open classic ex-army Portuguese jeep - it has a cover also for all weather conditions) and creativity to take you to places that you just have to see! So, join me and let´s have fun together, exploring without stress, no Rush… as friends, fleeing the Tourist Traps and Crowds. We have time! If the weather permits, we will walk in a section of a levada for about 30/40 minutes (optional). We will stop 2 hours in Porto Moniz for lunch & swim (Lava Pools) I will do my best to provide you a unique experience that you will never forget!
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  • 8 hours
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Shore Excursion Porto Moniz - Enchanted Terraces 4x4 tour

Shore Excursion Porto Moniz - Enchanted Terraces 4x4 tour

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Enjoy a beautiful and pleasant tour alongside Madeira’s North West Coast, deep in to the forest, thru forgotten and enchanted old roads. Travel along narrow and forgotten stone plastered roads, off road and soak up the scenery. Get a glimpse into the true lifeblood which drives us through life. Enjoy a 15 minutes at a "levada", our water aqueducts that start building at the 15th century and stills using today, learn abour our native forest & flora and the natural reserve of UNESCO. When the weather allows it, you can swim at the volcanic lava pools in Porto Moniz or at Seixal.
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  • 8 hours
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Porto Moniz 4x4 Jeep Safari Tour - the

Porto Moniz 4x4 Jeep Safari Tour - the "Farowest" - Full Day Small Group

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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.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Full Day Tour in Porto Moniz with the Locals

Full Day Tour in Porto Moniz with the Locals

Northwest 4x4 excursion, forest, fauna & flora, waterfalls, & volcanic pools. Enjoy the countryside off the beaten track in a 4x4 vehicle with knowledgeable, experienced and fun guide. We will show you the Northwestern side of Madeira, you will meet the local traditions, culture, history, "levadas", forest, fauna & flora, waterfalls, swim at the volcanic lava pools, local food, traditional drinks including the "poncha". On this experience you will have a 15 minutes easy walk at a levada, you will see the Fanal forest with the native trees "Ocotea foetens" )some of these are over 500 years old). On this tour we will pass at , Serra d'Água, Ginjas, Estanquinhos, Paúl da Serra, Fanal, Ribeira da Janela, Porto Moniz, Seixal and São Vicente. If the weather alows, you have time to swim at the volcanic pools.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Full-Day Personalized 4x4 Safari Santana, Porto Moniz up to 8 Persons

Private Full-Day Personalized 4x4 Safari Santana, Porto Moniz up to 8 Persons

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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.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Wheelchair Full Day Tour Porto Moniz E Sao Vicente

Wheelchair Full Day Tour Porto Moniz E Sao Vicente

We are a company focus on providing services and equipments necessary for people with reduced mobility enjoy the nature and walks without conditioning. We provide a off road chair that enable the access to walks or levadas and trails on mountain as well local touristic zones in city. We also have a ramp that enable access on stairs. We do tours All Over island and specific trails on mountains. FORGET EVERYTHING WHAT YOU SAW ... FORGET ALL WHY HAPPENED ... DARE YOURSELF WITH NATURE ... CHEIRE THE FLOWERS ... HEAR THE NATURE ... BREATHE PURE AIR ... BREATHE NATURE ... LET'S GO TO INIMAGINABLE PLACES ... PLACES TO STAY WITHOUT WORDS ... PLACES ONLY FOOTPRINT ... HEAR ... FEEL ... RELAX ... DISCOVER ... MADEIRA IS NOW ACCESSIBLE
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.23
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Wheelchair Full Day Sao Vicente E Porto Moniz

Wheelchair Full Day Sao Vicente E Porto Moniz

We are a company focus on providing services and equipments necessary for people with reduced mobility enjoy the nature and walks without conditioning. We provide a off road chair that enable the access to walks or levadas and trails on mountain as well local touristic zones in city. We also have a ramp that enable access on stairs. We do tours All Over island and specific trails on mountains. FORGET EVERYTHING WHAT YOU SAW ... FORGET ALL WHY HAPPENED ... DARE YOURSELF WITH NATURE ... CHEIRE THE FLOWERS ... HEAR THE NATURE ... BREATHE PURE AIR ... BREATHE NATURE ... LET'S GO TO INIMAGINABLE PLACES ... PLACES TO STAY WITHOUT WORDS ... PLACES ONLY FOOTPRINT ... HEAR ... FEEL ... RELAX ... DISCOVER ... MADEIRA IS NOW ACCESSIBLE
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Tour in the West of Madeira

Tour in the West of Madeira

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Our Service quality, is professional and friendly giving all the information and heritage of the island. With our excursions we want you to learn, our history, our traditions, our culture. Our drivers are qualified to give you years of Madeiran history, never forgetting to stop in areas where they can take photos and even visit small towns. We also make a longer stop (90 minutes) for lunch (not included)
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Madeira package 2 full days + 1 half day excursions

Madeira package 2 full days + 1 half day excursions

This 2 day full east and west + 1 half day Curral das Freiras tours package gives you an overview of the island at an affordable price. This package starts at different days and different times. In advance you will be contacted to schedule the package with you. Pickups will be made at hotels located in Funchal and Caniço at no extra cost. It is possible that minor delays may occur due to traffic. During the excursions the driver gives historical and cultural information of the places to visit, making some short stops on the way for the visitor to be able to contemplate the beautiful sights and monuments taking some pictures. Meals are not included in the price, but we make a 90-minute midday stop for lunch. We're back at the hotel at 16:30 / 17:00 December 25th and January 1st we do not do excursions. We work with qualified and experienced people in tourism.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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West Tour - Natural Pools - Adventureland Madeira - 4x4 Tours

West Tour - Natural Pools - Adventureland Madeira - 4x4 Tours

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West Tour West Tour - Natural Pools This tour will go throught the following interest points: 1) Funchal 2) Ribeira Brava 3) Paúl da Serra 4) Porto Moniz 5) São Vicente 6) Encumeada 7) Return to Funchal Duration: Approximately 8 hours (09:00 – 17:00) Land Rover Discovery - 06 Pax Open Roof
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private tour until 4 persons

Private tour until 4 persons

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We want to make our tourist comfortable and make sure that it will be the tour of they lifes. We try our best and always with a big smile on the face.
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  • 8 hours
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Private tour until 8 persons

Private tour until 8 persons

We want to make our tourist confortable and make surethat ir will be the tour of they lifes. We try our best and always with a big smile on the face
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  • 8 hours
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Private Tour until 15 persons

Private Tour until 15 persons

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We want to make our tourist confortable and make sure that it will be the tour of they lifes. We tryour best and always with a big smile on the face
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  • 8 hours
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The amazing West

The amazing West

A full day jeep tour throughout the West coast of Madeira where you will experience breathtaking landscapes along the rugged northern coast of the island. Mountains, genuine little villages, pure fresh air and mysterious wilderness add up to a journey in the indigenous Laurel forest, classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO. - • Great moments for sightseeing and taking pictures of beautiful landscapes; • Visiting the biggest plateau of Madeira; • Visiting the famous natural swimming pools of Porto Moniz.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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