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Funchal: Full–Day 4x4 Eastern Tour

Product ID: 129045
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.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German, Portuguese

Pickup included

Your hotel in Funchal
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • 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
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From £54.61 £43.69 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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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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19 December 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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29 August 2019

The tour to the east of Madeira was also a great experience

We did the tour in northwest Madeira last year with Green Devil and Spencer as drivers and gave it 5 stars. The current east tour was again a great experience. Spencer showed us many beautiful places from Madeira and always told interesting things about it. The off-road route was again a real pleasure. Our kids definitely found it better than roller coaster. For lunch we were in a restaurant with very delicious specialties from Madeira. Of course, tasting the different types of rum in the rum distillery was also a tasty experience. Again a big thank you to Spencer for his incomparable tour. Not the last time for us.

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26 August 2019

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