Safari Madeira Island
Safari Madeira Island
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road ToursSafarisPrivate Tours
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Enjoy the 4X4 Vehicle ride and take in the magnificent scenery of unfamiliar areas. You can visit the most outstanding and untouched areas of this wonderful island. Everyday, in an adventurous way, we will show you the true spirit of the island as you have never known it. Between half day tours, full day tours, or private tours, you will have a unique and outstanding experience.
Funchal, Portugal
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2023

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Jean Gibb M
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Fantastic trip, so enjoyable, great fun and also very interesting. A good mix of village and countryside and of course, off-roading. No hesitation in recommending this trip
Written 21 February 2024
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NorthAdventure
Oslo, Norway6 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
We went with Philip on a full-day trip to the North West. Having such an experienced guide made all the difference. We saw the locals at an interesting fishing village. Went to the top of Europe's highest cape for some amazing views. Afterward, the guide drove us on narrow roads with impressive precision and skill. We went to the northern part of the island at a nice sand beach while chasing waves, had a great lunch, and socialized with the group at Porto Moniz. The high point was going off-road along forest paths before heading higher up into the mountain and returning home. Philip is friendly and keeps it both informative and fun. All in all a great experience.
Written 19 February 2024
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Morley K
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Our German / English speaking guide was excellent full of interesting information and always kind enough to go out of his way to accommodate everybody in the group. Highly recommended.
Written 18 February 2024
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Natalie B
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Family
Absolutely loved this tour! 8 of us in total with an age range from 30-70. The tour guide was lovely and really informative. We had plenty of time at each stop off to explore the area and he made sure we were all OK throughout. We saw so much of the island and learnt so much and had an amazing day out! Gorgeous waterfalls, the sky walk, natural salt water pools and went off road which was the most fun bit. Highly recommend!
Written 16 February 2024
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Rachel
Thatcham, UK3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We were in Madeira (Funchal) for 4 nights so booked this trip to get a look at different parts of the island from where we were staying. Paolo our guide spoke very good english and was at our hotel to pick us at the time arranged. It was a bit wet in the morning so we probably didn't see the 1st and 2nd stops at their best and were also not able to go off-road due to the downpours of the day before. We did go up and down some very narrow and steep roads with cars parked on top of roofs and/or at incredible angles. The views were incredible lower down especially the waterfalls and the volcanic rock formations. The sun came out for our 3rd and 4th stops. We then went off road which was great before climbing up to the highest point on the tour but unfortunately the cloud was low so not able to enjoy the view. Our last stop for coffee was also a bit wet.
Written 14 February 2024
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Katarzyna B
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Friends
I strongly do not recommend using the service of the company. The driver (he cannot be called a 'guide' as using single sentences once in an hour is not really a travel guidance and I cannot use his name as he did not introduce himself) was extremely rude since he appeared at the hotel. Although the company had been informed about the group waiting in the lobby at a stated time (it was a windy and chilly day), the man started the 'conversation' with impolite claims and accusing us of being late. During the whole 'trip' he was rather quiet when it comes to describing the places and landscapes to us. The exceptions were the moments when he complained about the weather and the fact he had to work on such a day (which he continuously emphasized was not the good one and was not the proper one for any trips). What is more, the main attractions (Lava pools and offroad 4X4) were not available due to the weather conditions but the organizers failed to inform us about it (as tourists hiring a company to organize our trip we believed they take care of such things like checking availability) and we were left by the closed pools with 2 hours of free time. Offroad, despite the weather that got better, lasted no longer than 10 minutes. The stops we were making depended on what the driver wanted to do (he wanted to buy something - a stop, he wanted to drink - a stop). To be honest, because of his arrogant and bossy behaviour, we did not feel comfortable during the trip, even when we were asking questions he gave us short and curt answers.
Another problem is the disrespectful behaviour of the company itself - when we sent a complaint about the unavailable attractions they did not respond to our message (but they read it almost immediately).
There is a great choice of companies offering such service in Madeira, so you had better not choose this one.
Written 13 February 2024
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Andrew and Jill
3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was a great trip from the the heights of Pico do Areiro down to the north coast town of Santana (thatched houses) then on to the stunning coastline of Canical. Our guide, Thierry, was wonderful. His language skills helped balance a multilingial group. He was very knowledgeable as well as an expert driver, especially on the off road parts! We also took in a short Levada walk and a rum tasting. We had a great day.
Written 8 February 2024
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Barbara M
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
Miguel was the best! We toured the island and had the best time. We booked one full day and a half day. I am scared of heights and he always made sure I was comfortable. The local stops for beer, coffee, lunch were amazing. I highly recommend these tours.
Written 6 February 2024
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sarah s
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was by far our favourite trip - and day! - of our holiday. Our driver, Gabriele was incredibly informative, friendly, personable, and a great host. Also (and importantly) for someone terrified of heights, we all totally trusted him as a driver and guide.
It was a truly brilliant day and one we won't forget.
Thanks Gabriele. Hope to see you again next year!
Written 5 February 2024
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Yanick G
4 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Endless views and picturess scenes
Good company and driver was amazing
Had knowledge about every square foot of the island
Would recommend!
Written 4 February 2024
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