East of Madeira | Full Day 4x4 Tour

East of Madeira | Full Day 4x4 Tour

The East 4x4 tour has a little bit of everything and is suitable for everyone!

The First stop is Pico Do Areiro, the 3rd highest peak on the island, 1811m above sea level.

There are usually very dramatic views and we tend to spend a fair amount of time up there.

After that, we venture to the North side of the island, into the more rural areas such as Ribeiro Frio and Faial where you can find hints of Laurissilva forest.

Next is Santana.

This is where you will find the traditional, authentic "A-Frame" houses you might have seen online or in guide books.

We will see lots of agricultural terraces, we will meet locals and we will have lunch at possibly the best restaurant view on the island,

Quinta do Furao Hotel.
(optional extra, not included in price and highly recommended)

After lunch we usually like to include some wine or rum tasting depending on the time we have and what the group is like.

It´s a great "first tour" for everybody who likes big views, culture, food and fun!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Valley of the Nuns, Caminho da Padaria, Curral das Freiras, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9030-314 Portugal

The first stop of the tour is the not so famous but very beautiful Miradouro do Paradao. From this viewpoint you will see Funchal from above as well as the famous Nun´s Valley. It´s usually very quiet up here and very much "off the beaten path"

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pico do Arieiro, E 202, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900 Portugal

Madeira´s third highest peak.
We try to arrive here early, before the crowds so we can best enjoy the amazing views, above the clouds hopefully!
We don´t like giving set times but usually spend somewhere around 30 to 45 minutes up here which is usually enough to get to see the best sights.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Ribeiro Frio, Ribeiro Frio, Madeira, Madeira Islands

Ribeiro Frio is well known for the rainbow trout farm. We drive by the large crowds and escape the tourist traps.

Stop At: Santana, Madeira Portugal

We make our way off-road and off the beaten path to Santana, one of Madeira´s most famous villages. Here we will see the traditional A-frame houses and stop at an authentic house to see how people use to live in this shantytown of Madeira. Next is Lunch at the famous Quinta do Furao restaurant with the best lunch in Santana, with great value and an incredible view!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Miradouro do guindaste, Estrada do Guindaste, Madeira 9230-000 Portugal

After lunch we stop at one of our favourite viewpoints on the North East of the island to see privileged views of the North East coast.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Engenhos do Norte, Rua do Cais no 6, Porto da Cruz, Madeira 9225-050 Portugal

A stop is in order at the the small village of Porto Da Cruz, well known for it´s history in sugar and rum. We make a stop at the famous rum factory and of course try some of the best rum in the world!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira Portugal

Lastly we explore Ponta de Sao Lourenço, the most easterly peninsular on the island known for its magnificent volcanic rock formations and colours.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto, Off ER109 Saída da ER109, Canical, Madeira Portugal

The final stop on our east tour to see the peninsular in all it´s glory!

Duration: 10 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"Minimum age is 5 years"
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"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"

Hora de Inicio: 9:00 AM
Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up free of charge all hotels and holiday rentals in the Funchal area. 
Locations outside of Funchal may be subject to a pick up fee
We do not offer pick up services from the north side of the island.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Hotel Pick-up and drop off
  • Small group (6 passengers max)
  • Comfortable, closed top Land Rover Discovery perfect for all weather conditions
  • Qualified fun, friendly and informative guide and driver
  • Great introduction to the culture and history of the island
  • Short 45 minute levada walk (optional)
  • Relaxed, no "time schedule" attitude

No Incluye

  • Food and drinks
  • Pick up fees (outside of Funchal)


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