Time spent among nature...
... is never wasted time!
One of the best things to do on Porto Santo Island! A fantastic way to experience the island with a small group and stunning views. Off-road track sections included.
This all-terrain vehicle will take you to some otherwise inaccessible attractions. We’ll first stop at Pico das Flores viewpoint for a magnificent view over the “lhéu de Cima” Islet and its lighthouse and the highest peaks of Porto Santo. We’ll then visit the Ana Ferreira site, an important natural monument of rare beauty formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago. The prismatic disjunction resembles a pipe organ with vertical columns several meters in height. We will visit the Quinta das Palmeiras (30 min), a beautiful oasis with a lovely garden with local flora, exotic birds, and Koi fish ponds. Then we will reach the viewpoint of “Pico do Castelo” (Castle Peak), whose central location and altitude gave it its name, as it was there that the inhabitants sought refuge when pirates attacked the Island. After crossing some old farmlands whose traces are still visible, we will visit the Casa da Serra Rural House. Here, you will learn about the way of life of our ancestors and taste Porto Santo wine. Our last stop will be at Portela viewpoint, one of Porto Santo’s top attractions. The view down to the beautiful beach and over the Island is magnificent. Some traditional windmills will look great in any photo, and you won’t want to miss them. BOOK NOW!
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.
For arrivals on the Lobo Marinho ferry (10:30):
You can only make this tour in the afternoon. The meeting point is confirmed via e-mail and pick-up times are as follows::
If you return on the day you arrive, as a courtesy, we will take you back to the jetty.
Year-round, except on 25 December
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.
Those with limited mobility may find it challenging. There are some 4×4 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.
Passage and stopping places: Campo de Baixo, Ponta, Pico das Flores, Pedreira of Ana Ferreira, Lapeira, Campo de Cima, Quinta das Palmeiras, Lombas, Matas, Dragoal, Pico do Castelo, Camacha, Pedregal, Serra de Dentro, Casa da Serra Rural House (Wine tasting), Serra de Fora, Portela, Casinhas, Vila Baleira city.
... is never wasted time!
... you will find beauty everywhere.
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 in case the weather changes.
Make sure you take your sunglasses, GoPro, or Camera.
At the moment, we have two meeting points – at your hotel and at the Harbour (Porto De Abrigo).
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.
Porto Santo island holidays are the ideal getaway all year round. Porto Santo weather 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. Obviously, rainfall is higher in the winter, and you will probably need to pack a raincoat or umbrella. Porto Santo’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: email@example.com.
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 of each vehicle is 4 or 6 people (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.