ARIEIRO PEAK & SANTANA "Biosphere Reserve" Full Day In Open Roof 4x4 - Funchal

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    FREE pick up and drop-off at Funchal´s Port (8:40-8:50)
    FREE Pick ups and drop-off (Funchal central area 8:45-9:00-Caniço 8:20-8:30)
    Other areas apply extra fee.<.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


"Santana the "Biosphere Reserve" by Unesco, with its typical houses. Ribeira Primeira Park, a sustainable and unique project in the heart of the forest."
From Funchal heading to the north side of the island we will pass through Ribeiro Frio, where we will be surrounded by beautiful evergreen mountains. After 30 minutes of walking (flat terrain), we will arrive to Balces viewpoint in the middle of the valley where you will be able to see native birds flying around the highest peaks. Afterwards, we will do an off-road drive and visit one of the most emblematic towns in the island, Santana, known by its triangular shaped houses which served locals for centuries as dwellings and stables. From there, we will go to Santo da Serra, more specifically, Ribeira Primeira Park: a unique and sustainable project in the middle of the forest that provides a relaxing atmosphere. There you can also catch your own trout for lunch, (not included)


  • Family friendly
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Hotel pickup included

Know More about this tour

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio, Madeira, Madeira Islands

Balces Viewpoint + Off road (30 min aprox) until Santana.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Santana, Madeira, Madeira Islands

Private Triangular House with more than two houndred years old.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Miradouro da Portela, Machico, Madeira, Madeira Islands

Viewpoint to admire the Eagle Cliff, Faial and Porto Da Cruz Town.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Parque Ribeira Primeira

The Ecological Trout Farm, a sustainable project in the heart of the Forest.

Duration: 2 hours


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off (Funchal-Canio)

All insurances in accordance to the Portuguese Law

Safety Instructions + First Aids

Local Taxes


Entry/Admission - Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio

Entry/Admission - Santana

Entry/Admission - Miradouro da Portela

Entry/Admission - Parque Ribeira Primeira


Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off from locations outside of Funchal-Canio, occurs an additional fee

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Funchal / Canio is free. For any other locations, there's an extra fee

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Jul-2018

    Excellent jeep tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and transferred his enthusiasm to us. We were able to stand up in the jeep and this enhanced the experience. In the middle we got off the road and had a little nature walk in the woods which we enjoyed. We stopped at worthwhile spots. Highly recommended. I would do two of these next time instead of the bus tours.

  • 09-Apr-2018

    So we spent the day on a Jeep tour with our charismatic guide Rui. Rui is clearly passionate about the island that he lives on and is very knowledgeable. Rui was friendly and it made for a lovely day out visiting some stunning scenery around Madeira and he also made recommendations about which walks to do and where to eat.
    The tour included some fun off-roading where we could stand up in the back of the open top jeep. We went to the sugar cane factory, a trout reserve and too many amazing view points to list. With Ruis brilliant English he was able to act as an interpreter for us when speaking with some of the locals.
    He is a credit to TrueSpirit tours and the island of Madeira.

  • 17-Aug-2016

    We enjoyed this adventure it was good fun and we enjoyed an alternative view of the island. Our guide worked hard to show USA good time. We would recommend this activity.