Green Devil Safari was created for the benefit of the traveller who wants to explore and mingle with locals, eager for unique and tailor-masde experiences.
For those seeking excitement and inspiration, this program is for you.
We, the drivers/guides want to take you to secret places which even local seldom know; we love to see your reaction, your overwhelming impressions because we want you to return to Madeira and maybe bringing friends. Our goal is to make yourselves honorary Madeirans and pass on the love we have for this island, and if we must, we will use poncha to reach our goal!
|Adult||Full Day Tour||40,- Euro|
|Children < 12||Full Day Tour||20,- Euro|
Description of Tours:
Friday morning & Wednesday afternoon: Central - Nun´s & Valleys
Pico dos Barcelos - Curral das Freiras - Pico Arieiro - Quatro Estradas Meia Serra - Camacha (Visit wicker factory)
Known for the being where the nuns from Santa Clara convent in Funchal found a place to hide from the French Corsair´s attacks in XV/XVI centuries, Pico dos Barcelos is where this tour originates, a sightseeing point with a superb view from the capitol´s bay. We carry on our journey leaving behind the urban centre and heading towards the mountains where we can find several points with astonishing views over the valleys where the village spreads far below.
Surrounded by mountains, with ocean´s blue supplanted by the celestial blue above and the picturesque massif background, here we can taste liquors, pastry and other products that can only be found in this region.
Monday afternoon & Wednesday morning: Southeast - Rising Sun
Garajau - Santa Cruz - Lamaceiros - Santo da Serra - Machico
This tour begins in Ponta da Garajau , the cliff that serves as base to Christ King Statue (Sacred Heart Statue) and provides an interesting perspective from Funchal´s bay. We continue our excursion until Santa Cruz, one of Madeira´s earliest centres of population. From where we start the vertiginous climb to the mountains, passing along farm tracks and glimpsing small settlements almost hidden by the rugged terrain. In this half day experience, we will have the opportunity to following native forest trails and the cobblestone royal path towards Machico city where we finish this wonderfully varied trip.
Monday morning & Friday afternoon: Central Southwest - Vineyards & Colours
Cabo Girão - Fontainhas - Jardim da Serra - Boca da Corrida - Câmara de Lobos (Madeira wine tasting)
Start your day at a place of stirring atmosphere, visiting one of the most emblematic sightseeing points before all the hustle and bustle of buses and visitors cars arrive at Cabo Girão. Continue your trip to the mountains from where you can contemplate Nuns Valley village, through pathways between farms in which cherry and chestnut trees share space with extensive vineyards, this route seems painted in green or bronze colours, sprinkled with the rooftop orange and multi-coloured walls downhill until at last reaching the blue sea spotted with the colourful typical Câmara de Lobos boats resting from fishing.
Afterwards, taste the nectar produced by one of the most antique wine cellars or the famous fisherman poncha, popular around this village. These are some of the surprises we have kept for you.
Sunday morning & afternoon: Southeast - Country Delights & Farmers Market
Garajau - Aguas Mansas - Santo da Serra (Market) - Machico
This adventure happens every Sundays, the only day we can visit Santo da Serra´s fair and market. Very popular amongst locals, in this market everything is local, where quality and flavour are trademarks and prices match the native´s pocket. This is a the day for the weekly purchases; it is not a touristic event. Mingle with the locals; let yourself be carried by your senses. Once again, the way to the market will be via hilly rural paths and beaten tracks, with a background of the native forest, filled with astonishing and memorable sights. Prepare your camera!