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Arieiro Peak & Santana Biosphere Reserve: Open-Roof 4X4 Tour

Arieiro Peak & Santana Biosphere Reserve: Open-Roof 4X4 Tour

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From US$ 55.73 US$ 50.15 per person

Get off road on a tour of some of the highlights of Madeira by open-top 4WD vehicle, including the Santana Madeira Biosphere. Explore the beauty and heritage of the island from a different perspective.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Explore the steep valley of the Ribeiro Frio
  • See the triangular houses of the Santana Madeira Biosphere
  • Take in stunning panoramic views from Pico do Arieiro
  • Visit a traditional run distillery in Porto da Cruz
Full description
From Funchal, head to the north side of the island, passing through Ribeiro Frio, surrounded by beautifully evergreen mountains. Drive uphill to Pico do Areeiro at 6,000 feet, where you can enjoy magnificent landscapes and great views over the whole island and even Porto Santo.  The jeep tour will continue to visit a traditional rum distillery in Porto da Cruz. Then, stop at Pico do Facho viewpoint, where you can take in amazing views over Ponta de São Lourenço. Afterwards, drive off road to one of the most emblematic areas of the island, Santana, known for its triangular shaped houses which have served locals for centuries as dwellings and stables. Head then downhill through Morena for astonishing views over the southeast of the island.
  • Jeep safari
  • Guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at accommodations in Funchal and Caniço
  • Insurance in accordance with Portuguese law
  • Safety Instructions and first aid
  • Local taxes
  • Wi-Fi
  • Meals and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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based on 6 reviews

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The driver was very friendly and the tour very interesting, exciting and beautiful. We can totally recommend it!

March 10, 2019

Super punctual, super guide, nice adventure, perfect all round!

I can only recommend it. We were two and had a wonderful trip. Again a big compliment to the guide :) Greetings Timo again

July 6, 2018

great fun guide seen and laughed a lot

September 27, 2017

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