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Madeira Peaks: Full-Day Tour by Open 4x4

Madeira Peaks: Full-Day Tour by Open 4x4

From $57.46 per person

Enjoy a open 4x4 tour to the highest peaks of Madeira. Marvel at the views during the drive. Admire the iconic straw-thatched houses in Santana.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, German
Pickup included
Pick-up is provided at your hotel in Funchal. Pick-up at hotels and guesthouses outside Funchal city will be charged additional fees: €5 per person from the cruise dock or harbor, São Vicente, Machico, Santa Cruz, Ponta do Sol, Calheta, Ribeira Brava and Campanário; and €10 per person at Caniçal, Porto Moniz, Santo da Serra and Ponta Delgada.


  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Laurisilva of Madeira forest
  • Admire the highest mountains of Madeira
  • Enjoy the tastes of traditional foods
Full description
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.
  • Local guide
  • Pick-up and drop off in Funchal city (other locations at additional cost)
  • Cost of lunch (€12)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 171 reviews

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A great day full of sightseeing. Some of the views you see on this trip are quite incredible. Our guide, Hugo was great. He had a wealth of knowledge on all the places we visited as well as the history of Madeira. Very engaging and approachable. The transport was good, too; an open-top 4x4, which was great for the off-roading we were taken on. Overall, great value for money and well recommended.

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September 8, 2021

Top score for our guide Jose who was very friendly and good humoured and had a lot of knowledge about the area and plants and wildlife. We were taken to good places for lunch and ponchas! We felt we had made a friend and he did his utmost to make the whole experience enjoyable.

August 22, 2021

The trip was incredible and guide is one of the nicest people in the whole world. Very interesting informations from someone who knows Madera better then any internet website. I recommand charging your phones and cameras before, so you can take lots of pictures because the views were breathtaking. Adventure one of the kind.

August 22, 2021

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