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Levada Walk and Caldeirao Verde Waterfalls: Madeira

Product ID: 15507
Hike along the spectacular levada in Madeira. Snap some photos of cascading waterfalls, lush scenery, and beautiful landscapes. Enjoy a picnic lunch near a waterfall before heading back.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese

Pickup included

We collect and drop off from any hotel in Funchal and Canico. Pick-up is available from the harbor for all guests coming via cruise ship. The ship must have arrived by 08:00 and must depart at 17:00 or later.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Spend a pleasant 4.5 hour walk exploring the levada of Madeira
  • Follow your guide along stone paths and through lush landscapes
  • Get incredible views over the landscape below
  • Stop for a picnic lunch in an idyllic setting near a waterfall
Full description
Madeira offers untold beauty, friendly locals, and incredible "Levada" or irrigation channels that lead directly to the Atlantic Ocean. Today, you will explore these levadas with your guide.

Starting from Queimadas Forestall Park, you will wander through lush vegetation and charming stone pathways deep into the forest. Along the way, you will pass by incredible views of Santana and São Jorge, and even have a chance to snap some pictures of the Verde lagoon and waterfall.

Your 4.5-hour walk takes you through a diverse landscape of flora and fauna, and your guide will help you make sense of the varieties of life around here. Your trip will be well guided, and we even have torches and walking sticks to make your trek more pleasant. Once we reach the Caldeirão Verde waterfall, we will have a 30 minute picnic in this idyllic landscape before returning back to the starting point.
Includes
  • Pick-up from any hotel in Funchal, Canico and surrounding areas
  • Transfer to and from the walk
What’s Not Included
  • Picnic lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
For your picnic lunch we suggest that you bring a 1.5 liter bottle of water, and anything you wish to eat. Walking shoes or boots are advisable for this walks. In the winter months something warm to wear as well as a waterproof. In the summer months a hat and sun protection is also needed. Do not forget to bring a camera.

Please note that this tour is day trip of about 7 hours with 4.5 hours walking, 2 hours transfer time and half an hour picnic.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 80 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Phenomenal

We had an amazing weather, and our tour guide was helpful and very informative. Even though we felt quite tired after the walk, we were able to see amazing views and waterfall in the end. Very worth trip and we were well takwn care by the agent. Loved every minute of it. Highly recommend to everyone.

December 9, 2018

The tour is awesome! The view is breathtaking, as you can see on the pictures. There aren't any hard (steep, I mean) parts, but there are 3 or 4 tunnels where the ceiling is ~1 m high. And also you walk a lot on a narrow path, one side there's the levada, the other nothing, only the cliffside. If you have a massive scare of heights, you might want to reconsider. Also, it's 19 km-s. The weather can change quite quickly among the mountains, I'd advise you to put on many layers, and bring a waterproof jacket because sometimes you are walking under "mini waterfalls". You arrive at the waterfall, have lunch then take the same path back, be prepared. In our group there was a lady who was really scared, walked slowly. I honestly didn't mind because I could take photos without having to hustle to keep up with everyone. But the guide was not the nicest with her. Also we almost left behind a couple at a cafe where we stopped for a bathroom break. I can recommend this tour!

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May 31, 2018

Great walk evem though the weather was not so much

Although the walk started in the rain and temperature aboit 10 degrees Celsius, it was fun. The weather cleared up so we could see some great views. The pace of the walk was fine for myself as i like brisk walking, not so sure for elder people though. Still they managed to do it! Overall: recommended

May 27, 2018

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Product ID: 15507