Funchal: Full-Day 4x4 Eastern Tour


Funchal: Full-Day 4x4 Eastern Tour

From US$ 64.07 per person

Discover the eastern side of Madeira in a 4x4 vehicle with an open top roof. Visit the traditional houses in Santana, Madeira's 3rd highest peak, a rum factory, non-touristic villages, Madeira's UNESCO–listed native forest, and great landscapes.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Your hotel in Funchal


  • See the traditional thatched houses of Santana
  • Travel by 4x4 vehicle with an open top roof
  • Discover the Rum Factory
  • See Pico Areeiro, the 3rd highest mountain
Full description
On this tour, see the best views of the eastern side of Madeira, a unique experience passing by the non-touristic villages. Start with a visit to Machico, where Portuguese captains landed for the first time. Move on to Portela for an experience with the amazing countryside of Madeira, overlooking Eagle Rock (Penha D'Aguia), known as the human face. Enjoy the view over the rocks and the coast. Afterwards, continue to the sugar cane and rum factory in Porta da Cruz. Taste the local rums and learn about the local production of rum. Travel down the serpentine roads to the village of Santana to visit the traditional thatched houses, and enjoy a delicious lunch during your stay in Santana. In the afternoon, visit the 3rd highest peak of Madeira. At 1818 meters you will have a 360° view over the surroundings, passing by Ribeiro Frio Village.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Funchal
  • 4x4 tour
  • Optional lunch (€18.00 per person)
  • Pickup outside of Funchal and cruise dock (extra fee)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users

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  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 66 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
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  • Service
  • Organization

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This tour is a good way to see the populated parts and also the wilder nature side of the island. The guide also made many stops in different bars/cafes to get a coffee or poncha. You can get a 3-course lunch in a local restaurant and there was so much food we couldn't even finish everything. If I get the chance I'll get another tour from them.

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March 23, 2023

Best tour I’ve ever done!! We had a great time. Our guide Jose made the day unforgetable. He showed us great spots for photos and his driving skills are unique. We had a perfect group and had a lot of fun together. Totally recommend this tour to everyone who likes a little of adrenalin!!! We actually had a flat tire, just in the beginning of the day but it was fixed within 20minutes and the tour could continue.

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March 23, 2023

We had a fabulous day out in the 4x4 with Jose as our guide. We learnt loads about the flora and fauna of Madeira We went to spectacular viewing spots - great for photos. It was thrilling going off road, up very narrow lanes, very steep hills, lots of sharp bends and very very bumpy - definite bone rattler How Jose can drive and talk in two languages explaining things to us is beyond me. Such skill. Jose was very friendly, funny and above all good at his job. Excellent experience which I would thoroughly recommend to others. Thank you

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 129045