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From Funchal: Full-Day Madeira Peaks Tour by Open 4x4

1. From Funchal: Full-Day Madeira Peaks Tour by Open 4x4

Begin this full-day 4x4 tour with a pick-up at your hotel in Funchal and travel deep into the southeast of Madeira. You’ll come to Machico town and the line that divides the north and south of the island. Take in breathtaking views of the Eagles Rock from Portela. Drive down, stopping in Porto da Cruz, which is the next must-see point. Visit a sugar cane factory, continue to the Faial coastline and then up to see the typical houses of Santana. These small straw-thatched triangular houses are emblematic of Madeira and intricate in their construction. Head down into the valley and through the forest to Riveiro Frio at an elevation of 1818 meters, the third-highest peak on the Island.

Funchal: Private Off-Road Buggy Tour with Guide & Transfers

2. Funchal: Private Off-Road Buggy Tour with Guide & Transfers

Explore the Mountains of Madeira island and experience driving this amazing 4x4 or just seat and enjoy the ride! This tour is On and Off-road starting in Funchal, stopping at Pico Alto viewpoint, Poiso, Pico do Suna, Lamaceiros lagoon and Portela viewpoint, where you can admire the beauty of the districts of Porto da Cruz and Faial, near the imposing rock of Penha d’Águia. The tour continues along the forest road of the Serra das Funduras, where we can observe the magnificent Laurissilva Forest. Along the trail through this forest you can admire the extraordinary beauty of the endemic flora and fauna of the island, the verdigris of the trees, the melodious singing of the birds and the whole environment is magical! Santo da Serra will be the end of this unique experience…time to return to Funchal.

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What people are saying about Viewpoint Portela

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4.8 / 5

based on 246 reviews

It was a very fun experience, especially during the off roads. Our guide also stopped us at a rum factory which was part of the tour, and we where given the opportunity to taste different rums. In addition, we also went high on a mountain where we could see everything below us and it was beautiful!

Excellent day, our driver, Hugo, makes us share the most beautiful points of view of the island while conversing in perfect French. The 4x4 (and the experienced driver) are a real plus and allow access to remote places. Optional, very nice restaurant for a low price. I recommend.

Definitely worth the trip! it was an awesome experience and Nelson was an excellent guide! I highly recommend everybody to book this trip! Really great value for money !

Absolutely amazing tour. Our tour guide Spencer made them unique. Really - there is absolutely nothing to improve. Highly recommended!!

We had the best trip ever and I can recommend for everyone who comes on the island.