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Funchal: Full-Day 4x4 Eastern Tour

4.8 / 5

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Funchal: Full-Day 4x4 Eastern Tour

From US$ 54.25 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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Free cancellation
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Portuguese
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.
  • Pick-up in Funchal
  • Bottle of water
  • Local taxes
  • Photos from the tour
  • Optional lunch (€12.00 per person)
  • Pick–up outside Funchal city center (€5.00 per person)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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4.8 /5

based on 38 reviews

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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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September 20, 2021

Great tour and an absolutely great guide Valdemar! His goal is to go after the tour and not forget it so quickly and I have to say that he achieved it fully! He was always good for a surprise and we felt very safe throughout. Absolutely recommended if you want to book a different tour. Valdemar gave us enough time and scope for our own wishes during the tour.

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December 19, 2019

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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August 29, 2019

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