Private drive Off Road Experience - Santana & São Jorge - Full-Day

Private & Custom Tours in Funchal

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Test your off-road driving skills behind the wheel of a cool & classic Fiat Panda 4x4 in our 8h Private Safari Tour. Off-Roading is really fun & easy with the help of our guide.With us you'll be able to not only drive off-road but also experience a lot of sightseeing in Santana & São Jorge (in between Laurel Forest, UNESCO World Heritage Centre). We'll teach you how to cook our typical Madeira Barbecue, Espetada.We'll end with a Poncha (local beverage) taste at the end for the full local experiencePrivate Tour up to 3 people with guide. • Visit Santana and it's typical houses. • Drive Off-Road in Laurel Forest, World Heritage Center from UNESCO. • We'll teach you the basics of off-road driving. You'll try it for yourself. (optional) • We'll teach you how to cook Espetada, our typical barbecue. • We'll stop for a Poncha tasting in a local bar. 
We'll pick-up you, and then we go straight to Faial, where the adventure will begin. On the old roads you'll see the untoutched Madeira, that remains the same.   We'll slowly climb to Cruzinhas, to enter the Laurissilva forest. It's classified as World Heritage Site by Unesco, because of its exclusiveness, most of the plants you will only find in Madeira. This is where you can fill your lungs with real, pure, unpolluted fresh air. At the same time we'll start our off-road adventure, after a small security briefing. We'll explain to you the basics of Off-Road Driving and then you'd jump to the driver's seat.We'll pass through Cova da Roda and go towards Santana on a path full of beauty and fun. During winter time, the road is really muddy, filled with water puddles, so fun is assured! Still off roading we'll be heading towards Queimadas, the birth of Levada do Caldeirão Verde. Here there's a nice garden a the beginning of the Levada that we can visit. After seeing Santana typical houses we'll go towards São Jorge where you will participate on the process of making your own Espetada, only if you want to of course. Here start's another off-road adventure. After this we will go to Ilha where we will taste a nice Poncha to help us digest our lunch and then back to Funchal trough some old paths, where you can taste the countryside while resting from the nice day.

What’s included

  • Poncha Tasting
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free between Santa Cruz And Funchal center)
  • Private tour
  • Private barbecue cooking (Espetada)
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Outside Funchal and Santa Cruz Center)