About Madeira Island
The name of the Island comes from the portuguese word for “wood” because all of its beautiful and ancient trees. It was discovered in 1419, is located in the Atlantic Ocean and is also known as the Pearl of the Atlantic because of its beauty. It’s 57Km long and 22Km wide with a population of 270,000 habitants. The highest mountain is the Pico Ruivo with na altitude of 1862m. Madeira Island is of volcanic origin, with very accentuated cliffs and mountains, full of breathtaking landscapes.
Just Go Tours
Outdoor Activities Tourism Agency
Jeep 4x4 (Safari) Tours Land Rover Defender Td5 110
Excursions in Mini Vans (Mini Bus) with Open Roof-Top
Hiking in the Levadas and Mountain
Tours for the sunrise and sunset
Just Go Tours it’s an outdoor activities company that was created for those who seek for adventure and getting to know the best places around Madeira Island. It was started by a local guide and the most passionated person about the Island, who loves its Island and its Job.
With more than 17 years of experience as a tour guide and driver, our tours are delivered in the most personalized way possible so you can feel confortable and enjoy all the hidden places that only a local knows
The tours are made in different languages:
Portuguese, English, French, Italian and Spanish
The explanations given during the tour are about the history of Madeira Island in general and specific talks about the places we visit. We share with you all the information about villages, the Laurissilva forest, plants, flowers and animals that inhabit the Island and also the Levadas, which are the channels of water that cross the mountains (which we can hike in one of our Jeep and Minivan tours).
The tours are more personalized and made in small groups from 2 to 6 people, in the case of being a family or a group of friends we accept reservations up to 8 people. We never go in a caravan with other cars, it’s only you guys, the Defender Td5 and the guide. We always try, whenever possible, to avoid places with too many people, avoiding large concentrations of tourists.
We stop for lunch in a typical restaurant where you can taste typical food,like the black scabbard fish (Espada Preta), limpets (Lapas), and our the typical garlic bread Bolo de Caco.
In summer time with the sun inviting you to jump in the water and take a swim, and since we do not want to waste time having lunch in the restaurant, we stop to buy some sandwiches and drinks and then go directly to the Natural Pools of the Village of Porto Moniz or the Natural Pools in the Village of Seixal, to make a picnic and go for a swim (on our Amazing West Tour)
All tours have a predefined itinerary of places to visit, but they can be changed due to the weather. We will always make the trip in a flexible way to go to places where the weather is better, where everyone can see and enjoy in the best way Madeira Island.
The 4x4 Tours are made only with the real machine, a Land Rover Defender 110 Td5, which is built to cross all the off-road hidden trails of the Island, perfectly made for all those who like adventure and go where the other’s can’t go, and also in a confortable and stylish way.
Excursions in the open-roof Minivan are diferente in a excelente way because we deliver the best tours around the Island in a more easy-going and relaxed way but still passing through the secret old roads without having to go off-road. On this Minivans we can see and feel nature and take photos without having to leave the Minivan, being able to stand up to take pictures.
Just Go Tours
The best way to explore and visit Madeira Island
09H00 - 17H00
*Children bewteen 0 & 12 years pay half price
In this Madeira Jeep tour we have a little bit of everything; Sea, Mountains, Waterfalls and Natural Pools.
We depart Funchal for Câmara de Lobos. After this we climb up to the cliff of Cabo Girão, 580m above of sea level, with an amazing glass platform, viewing some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Island.
We continue to Lugar de Baixo, where we begin our adventure from sea level to the mountains climbing through ancient paths where we can see how the local people live and how they work the terraces of banana trees, vineyards among other types of agriculture. We will pass through the forest, mountains and valleys until we reach the Loch of the Moor with its magnificent view to the valley of Encumeada and Serra de Água. We pass through Bica da Cana, Paul da Serra and Fanal always with beautiful views of the valleys and mountains.
When we reach the village of Ribeira da Janela we can see the amazing Northwest coast of the Island. We descend to sea level to visit the coast and enjoy the ocean view. Then we will go to Vila do Porto Moniz where we stop for lunch, and perhaps enjoy swimming in the Natural Pools.
In the second part of our Jeep tour we leave Porto Moniz for the Vilage of Seixal and visit the waterfall of the Véu da Noiva and then on to São Vicente.
On this tour we leave Funchal in the direction of the village da Camacha where we can visit the basketwork factory. We then continue through Vale Paraíso towards Poiso with an altitude of 1412m and then climb through the mountains to Pico do Arieiro at a height of 1818m.
This is one of the most beautiful places with breathtaking views of the island of Madeira. We stay here for a while and walk a little.
We then descend to Ribeiro Frio where we are in the Laurissilva Forest and we visit the trout nursery.
We continue our adventure along old paths passing Cedro Gordo and Cruzinhas until we reach the Village de Santana where we will visit the typical straw houses (Colmo).
After this stop we descend to the village of Faial with amazing views down to the sea and then continue towards Ponta de São Lourenço in the east of Madeira. This part of the Island is much drier and arid, but with a unique beauty due to its cliffs and colors.
We leave from Funchal to Ponta do Sol and begin our adventure at sea level ascending the mountains of the Island of Madeira, along old paths where we can see the terraces with banana trees and other types of agriculture.
We climb through the forest until we reach the plateau of Paul da Serra, passing Pico da Urze and Rabaçal where we can enjoy the magnificent view of the valleys.
When we arrive at Fonte do Bispo we descend to the village of Ponta do Pargo with its Lighthouse, cliffs and dazzling views.
We then go to the village of Fajã da Ovelha where we pass between cliffs and valleys down to the sea always with incredible landscapes. We park in the Village of Paul do Mar, where we can enjoy a walking tour by the sea and have lunch.
Later we head for the very special and beautiful village of Jardim do Mar and then on to Calheta with its golden sandy beach.
We start from Funchal towards Garajau where the statue of Christ the King stands high up on the cliff. The view of the beach below and across to the city of Funchal really is a sight that should not to be missed.
Then we continue to Santa Cruz and climb the Morena, with spectacular views of the mountains, the cliffs and the sea.
We then continue on towards Lamaceiros passing by the old Laurissilva forest where we can enjoy walking a little along a Levada (water channel).
Later we continue to the viewpoint of Portela where we can see the Village of Porto da Cruz. From Portela we descend down to the sea and towards Machico.
We depart from Funchal towards the São Vicente on the north coast of the island. Here we begin our adventure along the coast towards the village of Ponta Delgada. At the viewpont we can enjoy a unique view to the north coast and mountains.
We then continue along the old paths and pass through the village of Boaventura and Arco de Jorge. Our adventure takes us to the heart of the island through the forest with impressive views and we descend the mountain through the valleys towards the sea and the beach of São Jorge. We continue towards Santana visiting the historical thatched roof houses.
In the second part of the tour we head to the village of Porto da Cruz, where we visit the sugar cane mills to see the manufacture and distillation of white rum and sugar cane honey. We then head to the Portela viewpoint with its magnificent views and begin to descend towards the sea and the city of Machico.
A half-day tour, which begins in Funchal heading towards the famouse fishing village of Câmara de Lobos with colorful fishing boats docked in the harbor.
After this stop, we continue on to Estreito Câmara de Lobos passing by many paths with views of the vineyards until we reach Fajã das Galinhas. Here we take a break to admire the astonishing views of the mountains and valleys. Next place to visit is the viewpoint of Boca dos Namorados, which overlooks Curral das Freiras (Valley of the Nuns).
Through the mountains, we press on to Jardim da Serra for a coffee break or to taste the famous regional drink (Poncha). The tour finishes in Cabo Girão, the second highest cliff in Europe with a glass platform enriched by amazing views.