Arieiro Peak, Santana "Biosphere Reserve" & More..Full Day Tour In Open Roof 4x4 - Funchal

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    FREE pickup (Funchal´s central area 8:45-9:00 - Funchal´s Port 8:40-8:50)

    Funchal´s Port
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


From Funchal we go uphill to Pico do Arieiro at 1818 mts, enjoying amazing landscapes and great views over Ponta de So Loureno, Pal da Serra, Curral das Freiras and even Porto Santo, if there is good weather. Then, heading to the north side of the island, we will pass through Ribeiro Frio, surrounded by Laurissilva Forest (classified as World Heritage by UNESCO), other exotic species and beautiful evergreen mountains; involving us in a peaceful environment. Continuing, we will experience a nice off-road toward one of the most emblematic towns in the island, Santana the Biosphere Reserve, known by its triangular houses, which served locals for centuries as dwellings and stables. After a lunch stop (not included), we will visit a very traditional Rum Distillery in Porto da Cruz. Finally, we will stop at Pico do Facho viewpoint, to enjoy amazing views over Ponta de So Loureno and Machico Bay. Machico was the first Capital of Madeira, when the first explorers arrived to the island.


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

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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

Free pick up and drop off in Funchals central area and Funchals Port

All insurances in accordance to the Portuguese Law

Safety Instructions + First Aids


Local Taxes


Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Free pick up and drop off in Funchals central area and Funchals Port

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

During Covid-19, we will avoid mass tourism

The use of your own mask and showing the booking on the mobile phone will be mandatory

The temperature will be measured to all participants and alcohol-gel will be provided before-during the tour

The guide will wear a mask during the tour

Vehicles will be disinfected before and after each activity

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

We will avoid mass tourism The use of your own mask and showing the booking on the mobile phone will be mandatory

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Jan-2023

    Our Tour Guide Ruben was very informative and had a great time & a good laugh. A trip worth taking..

  • 02-Jan-2023

    everything was just great. Rubin was so knowledgeable. food was fantastic. the tour was very thought out and excellent. we had a most delightful day.

  • 08-Dec-2022

    My husband and I were totally blown away by the jawdropping views from the peak of Pico do Arieiro. This was followed by more jawdropping views from the deck of Quinta do Furão where we had our lunch. Our guide Diogo was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He also educated us on the various flora and fauna on Madeira Island.

  • 13-Nov-2022

    Fiz uma reserva por engano subsequente por engano, pedi reembolso e não tive até hj, ou nem uma resposta.

  • 24-Sep-2022

    Wonderfull (almost private) tour by Rui. Great energy, very knowledgeable about Madeira. Showed us the beauty of east Madeira. A must do tour in Madeira.

  • 23-Sep-2022

    Excellent trip. Ruben was a brilliant guide and very informative. Lunch provided was tasty and off-roading was a great experience. Really good way to see this part of this beautiful island.

  • 08-Sep-2022

    Whole the day was imazing! We have had good information, in the jeep and on lokation. The stops were perfect also the time we spent there .

  • 07-Sep-2022

    I especially found the beautiful nature with wild growth of the flowers impressive. Off road was the best, i felt like i was in Jurassic Park🦖🦖 The houses from the past were also nice to visit, cute. Ruben is an excellent guide. I recommended this trip to see the country and places where you would never come alone ... we had a nice day!

  • 05-Sep-2022

    We had a great day, Ruben is an excellent guide. Madeira is very beautiful with great views and great nature.

  • 04-Sep-2022

    We had a very fun and informative trip. Ruben is a good guide. He knows a lot about the nature of Madeira and he gives you enough time at the stops. Driving on very steep roads and partly off road is quite exciting! We had a very nice day and we took very beautiful pictures.

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