Balcoes Levada & Santana East: Open Roof 4x4 Jeep Tour

Balcoes Levada & Santana East: Open Roof 4x4 Jeep Tour

From $53.67 per person

A day tour to Santana the "Biosphere Reserve" by Unesco, where you can experience its traditional houses and learn about how it plays a role as a sustainable project in the area.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7.5 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese, French
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from accommodation in Funchal and Caniço. For other locations, pick-up is on arrangement and subject to an additional charge. Pick-up in Funchal is between 08:45 AM and 09:00 AM. Pick-up from Caniço is at 08:30 AM.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Experience Santana, the "Biosphere Reserve" by Unesco
  • Learn about Ribeira Primeira Park, a sustainable and unique project in the heart of the forest
  • Enjoy astonishing views from Balcões Viewpoint
  • Be surrounded by beautiful evergreen mountains
Full description
From Funchal heading to the north side of the island you will pass through Ribeiro Frio, where you will be surrounded by beautiful evergreen mountains. Here, you will start a short walk from Levada da Serra do Faial into Balcões. After 30 minutes of walking (flat terrain), you will arrive to the incredible viewpoint in the middle of the valley where you will be able to see native birds flying around the highest peaks. Following this, you will do an off-road drive and visit one of the most emblematic towns in the island, Santana, known for its triangular shaped houses which served locals for centuries as dwellings and stables. From here, you will go to Santo da Serra, and more specifically, Ribeira Primeira Park: a unique and sustainable project in the middle of the forest that provides a relaxing atmosphere. Here you will be provided with the opportunity to catch your own trout for lunch, before the tour concludes with a drive downhill through Morena which will provide 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

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

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

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  • Pick up in Funchal and Caniço areas. For other localities a meeting point must be arranged
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