From Funchal: East Tour Madeira 4x4 Jipe Tour Santana Houses

Activity provider: Adventureland Madeira

From Funchal: East Tour Madeira 4x4 Jipe Tour Santana Houses

Activity provider: Adventureland Madeira

From US$ 59.32 per person

Explore the eastern end of Madeira with this 4x4 tour from Funchal. See Laurissilva forest and go for a stroll in Ribeiro Frio village. Visit the Porto da Cruz sugar cane factory.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup optional
The guides will only wait 15 minutes after your scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Visit one of the highest peaks in Madeira at Pico do Arrieiro
  • See what traditional Madeiran houses look like in Santana
  • Admire the natural landscapes in São Lourenço natural reserve
  • Discover how rum is made at the Porto da Cruz sugarcane rum factory
  • Choose between a shared group or private tour
Full description

Discover more of Madeira with a 4x4 excursion to the eastern part of the island. Travel from Funchal to see sights like Pico do Areeiro peak and Ponta de São Lourenço natural reserve. See how rum is made with a visit to a sugar cane factory.

Be picked up from your hotel in Funchal and drive to the Pico do Areeiro to see the views from the third highest peak on the island. Continue to the charming Ribeiro Frio village.

Take a leisurely walk to Balcões viewpoint in the lush heart of the Laurissilva forest. Jump back in the jeep and drive through São Roque do Faial parish, Cruzinhas viewpoint, and the mountain village of Lombo Galego. Take the off-road trail Cova da Roda.

Pass through Pico das Pedras right in the middle of the Ponta de São Lourenço reserve. Head towards Santana, where you can go get lunch. Visit the Porto da Cruz sugarcane rum factory. Finish with panoramic views of the Atlantic at the reserve.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Funchal or Caniço
  • Travel insurance
  • Tour guide
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Our driver Antonio picked us up in Canico with a little delay. There were 4 of us in the Range Rover which was perfect. From there we went to the various viewpoints. At the beginning he still had to warm up to us, but that quickly subsided and we had a lot of fun. The off-road route in particular had it all. We were shaken up a lot and almost missed the abyss. In Santana we had a 1.5 hour stay to eat and explore. We hadn't taken any food with us and looked for something in town. Then we went to a rum factory, where we could try and buy rum. From there we went to our last stop, Ponta de São Lourenco and then back to the hotel. We were out and about from 10:00 a.m. to around 4:30 p.m.

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September 14, 2022

Great experience with a friendly guide who was very motivated to do this tour himself and always had a casual saying up his sleeve. Pickup and transfer back to Caniço went smoothly. The sections of the tour were real highlights (the time at the Pico de Arrieiro might have been a bit tight) and the off-road part was really fun! One should not be afraid of being shaken vigorously. In the sugar and rum factory we were able to taste different types of rum. And finally we enjoyed the breathtaking view over the northeast coast of Madeira from the Miradouro do Caniçal.

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August 17, 2022

The tour was a very nice experience! We saw a lot of traditional things of Madeira and all the time you had very beautiful views over the island and the sea. The Guide was very nice to us over trip and he also made sure that we are doing well all the time! The lunch we had was very good and we had the most beautiful view we have ever seen from our table. If you visit Madeira it's one of the best things you can do because you see nearly everything you have to see. I would definitely recommend it to everyone!

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July 8, 2022

Product ID: 391144