Explore two of Madeira's most emblematic cities on this 4x4 Jeep tour of Machico, the island's first capital, and Santana, famous for its triangular houses.
Santana & Machico Day Trip
Having been picked up from your hotel by all-terrain vehicle, you'll set off towards the northeast, delving deep into the natural beauty of this area of Madeira. During the hour-long journey, you'll pass through the Ribeira Frio Natural Park and admire its peaks, waterfalls and spectacular viewpoints.
Your first stop will be in Santana. This picturesque northern town is famous for its traditional triangle-shaped houses with straw roofs, a colourful reminder of the local culture and history. The Jeep will then take you down country roads lined with corn and wheat fields to the laurel forests around Santana which have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Driving down little-used roads on the island, you'll next reach Santo da Serra, where you'll make a brief stop in the Ribeira Primeira park to eat lunch (not included). Continuing onwards, you'll visit the Pico do Facho viewpoint, where you'll be left in awe by the unparalleled views over the Machico Valley. It was in this area that the earliest settlers of Madeira created the first capital city.
After wandering around the pretty streets of the historic town and hearing all about its past, your tour of northeast Madeira will come to an end and the Jeep will drive you back to Funchal. You'll be dropped back off at your hotel at around 4 pm.
Pick up times and places
This excursion includes pick up from Câmara de Lobos at 8:30 am and from Funchal at 8:45 am.
This activity is not suitable for children under 3 years old.
|Jeep tour of Santana & Machico||
Jeep tour of Santana & Machico
Children 3-10US$ 34.10
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
4x4 Jeep tour.
Visit to Santana, Machico and Santo da Serra.
Food and drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (8:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.