Jeep Central Tour
Have a great morning exploring the magnificence of Madeira’s mountains. You will wonder how people can cope with such remoteness every day. Stunning.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Small Group
Departure from Funchal to Curral das Freiras, a deep valley carved over the years, giving the impression of a volcanic crater. You will see the entire village from the top of Boca dos Namorados (1100 m), a lovely place to relax and enjoy the extraordinary views before we dive into the fragrant eucalyptus forest. From here, we will begin the off-road journey to experience nature at its best until we stop for a drink: Poncha. The traditional cocktail of Madeira is prepared on the spot and if not the best, the strongest! We will drive along the regional road of Quinta Grande towards Cabo Girão, one of the world’s highest sea cliffs (580 m). It is possible to walk on the impressive glass viewing platform. The breath-taking views over the fajãs of Rancho and Cabo Girão are unique, and the panoramic view over the ocean, Câmara de Lobos and Funchal are magnificent. A fun tour where you will learn many of the interesting aspects of life in these places. Limited availability, so book now to avoid regret!
- Qualified staff
- Taxes, Fees and Handling Charges
- Hotel Pick-up & Drop-Off Included for Hotels in Funchal, Câmara de Lobos and Caniço.
For Hotels out of these locations, we can set the time and meeting point in the office in Funchal (sent by email
- Pick-ups and drop-offs if your accommodation is outside Funchal, Câmara de Lobos and Caniço
- Optional, payment is made on the spot:
- Food and drinks, unless specified
08:45 - 09:30
Hotel Pick-up (Departure time)
A member of our staff will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members.
Year-round, except on 25 December
Departure Point and Time
Confirmed by email
Câmara de Lobos: 8:45 – 09:00
Caniço: 8:45- 09:00
Orca Praia – Ponte dos Socorridos: 09:00- 09:15
Funchal Centre: 09:15 – 09:30
Distance, Altitude & Price
Distance: 80 km
Altitude max.: 1200 meters (Boca da Corrida)
Price: per person
The participants must wear the seat belt all-time inside the vehicle.
Before you start, check you have your seat belts fitted.
What do you need to bring?
- Comfortable shoes
- Camera or GoPro
- Coat or a jumper if it gets cooler
Good to know
Those with limited mobility may find it challenging. There are some 4 x 4 sections, but this is part of the fun.
Your guide will give you an introduction, and you will get a quick lesson with attention to detail on the safety aspects.
We pick you up from the place you are staying at and drop you off when finished. It is a fun and comfortable way to know the island. There are comfort breaks. It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified. We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore. Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of both our guests and personnel.
12:30 - 13:00
Hotel Drop-off (Return time)
The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/ or affected by local conditions.
Destinations: Boca dos Namorados, Cabo Girão, Curral das Freiras, Local bar – Poncha
First, you will have a brief lesson about how it works (safety). Next, we will take you to some places you won’t see on tourist circuits.
Yes, but only on request, for private services and at a different rate.
We want you to have a unique experience with us, so if there is anything you would like us to include, such as a specific place you wish to visit, a specific restaurant, a special route or a birthday arrangement, please let us know in advance.
We will try our best but remember some roads are not available for 4×4.
Yes. We reserve the right to refuse anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or any other substance and any psychophysical conditions that could disturb the tour’s normal running.
There is no maximum or minimum age for our tours.
An adult or guardian must accompany children under 18.
This activity is not accessible to wheelchair users.
No, we offer trips in Portuguese, English, and French. Other languages on request.
Our staff are the backbone of each successful service. We look for people who are not only experienced but who are also passionate and love what they do.
Yes, send us an email with your needs, and we will do our best to find the best solution for your company or group event.
Besides our tours for mainland travellers, we also offer great value options for people who travel by cruise ships. You can choose one of the existing tours or create your own customised itinerary. Get in touch to arrange your tour!
The maximum capacity is 6 persons (1-4 seats during the Pandemic).
We have as many vehicles as are needed.
One of the great things about us is that we have no minimum requirements for our tour to run, so we will still go ahead if just one person has booked (the price is per person).
The prices for the jeep tours are per person.
Yes, our prices include insurance, covering civil responsibility, driver and occupant’s insurance.
Yes, we can provide baby seats when requested free. Please let us know in advance, so we can make sure you have them available.
Please remind that we require that all passengers under 18 are accompanied by a guardian adult.
No, but do not forget to bring a coat or a jacket. Sometimes it is a colder climate up at the top, and you’ll be under the shade of trees.
Make sure you take your sunglasses, GoPro, or Camera.
At the moment, we have two meeting points – at your hotel (we can pick you up and then drop you off at the end when requested) and at our 4×4 jeep partner’s office in Funchal city (If you are driving your own car).
For hotels in Funchal, Câmara de Lobos and Caniço: We will collect you and drop you off at your hotel for all tours.
For other hotel locations: we can set the time and meeting point in the office in Funchal (sent by email).
If you have your own car: we can set the time and meeting point in the office in Funchal (sent by email).
Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map and emergency phone number.
Our driver/ guide will have a list of the passenger’s name.
Our vehicle will have a banner with the Lux Madeira company logo on the windscreen or the name of the group printed in case of being a group.
Opened on weekdays (year-round, except on holidays): 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00.
In case of emergency, we are available 24 hours. Call the emergency number we sent in your order.
If you are happy with the service you receive, it is customary to tip your driver and guide. This is at your discretion.
Madeira island holidays are the ideal getaway all year round. Madeira weather in coastal areas is mild with no great extremes – although the temperature can drop the higher you go on the island, whatever time of year you visit, be sure to bring warm clothes when visiting the mountains. Obviously, rainfall is higher in the winter, and you will probably need to pack a raincoat or umbrella. Madeira’s average temperatures range from 18C in winter to 25C in summer, with sea temperatures nearly the same because of a warm Gulf Stream that surrounds the Island all year round, 18C through 22C.
You may reserve online or by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can book until 20:00 of the day before the activity. Still, please book as soon as possible as the number of jeeps is limited in the high season and the capacity is 4 or 6 people at a time, during or after the pandemic.
Please arrive 5 minutes earlier than your scheduled Circuit time.
Should you need to re-schedule a booking you have already made, we will always do our best to help.
If you cancel the reservation until 20:00 of the day before, we will give a full refund, minus 5 euros transaction charges.
We will make no refunds a) after 20:00 of the day before, b) no-shows and c) groups.
We reserve the right to cancel a booking for reasons beyond our control, such as the weather. Furthermore, we will do our best to let you know as soon as possible and do everything we can to offer an alternative date or time. In the impossibility of re-schedule, we will refund the full amount paid.
- Temperature measurement of all customers
- All participants must disinfect their hands and must wear masks.
- We disinfect our vehicles daily after each service.