Guided tour

Madeira: Rabaçal Valleys 3-Hour Guided Walk

4.6 / 5

23 reviews

Madeira: Rabaçal Valleys 3-Hour Guided Walk

From US$ 42.47 per person

Discover the forest and waterfalls in the Rabaçal area on this 3-hour guided walk in Madeira. Explore the vegetation of the Laurisilva Forest of Madeira and admire spectacular waterfalls as you walk along the island’s levadas (aqueducts).

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up at hotels in Funchal City, the Caniço area, or Calheta


  • Enjoy walking in the Laurisilva Forest of Madeira
  • Walk along the levadas, the island’s name given to the small aqueducts
  • Explore the laurisilva vegetation
  • Admire spectacular waterfalls
Full description
Enjoy a 3-hour levada (aqueduct) walk with fascinating landscapes incorporating tremendous valleys, spectacular waterfalls, infinite laurel, header forest, and beautiful springs. This and much more is what the Rabaçal area has to offer. At this height the landscape is dominated by moorland, which includes Erica arborea and Erica scoparia as well as Madeiran whortleberry. This vegetation alters with the altitude as it reduces other predominate species, including the rare mountain mocano (Pittosporum coriaceum). This area includes Madeira’s Laurisilva Forest, which has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.
  • Return transportation from the hotel
  • Mountain tour guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Difficulty degree: Moderate
  • Distance: 10 kilometers
  • Please note:
  • Be sure to confirm the pick-up time with the tour operator.
  • Wear suitable clothes and shoes.
  • Bring some food and water with you.
  • Always follow the tour guide's instructions.
  • No refund can be given for cancellations made within 24 hours of departure of excursion.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 23 reviews

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The guided hike with the guide was flawless, very beautiful, entertaining and informative. However, the agreement and the time mentioned, which was postponed by 2 hours and we were standing by the roadside, was very unpleasant. Only after a phone call with the agency did we get the information about the new pick-up time. We would like to express our thanks again to our guide.

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June 29, 2019

Guide and hike were great

What was not good, pickup was postponed by 1 hour and then again by 15 minutes without informing us. According to the announcement, the journey to the hike was short, but it was 1.5 hours and then back again. So our tour including arrival and departure with hike was 7 hours. We had only booked a short trip and therefore no more time in Funchal. Wrong announcement of the booked tour !!

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March 25, 2019

A varied and very interesting walk!

What a fabulous walk! Pathways, beautiful plants and gushing levadas, not to mention the waterfalls. This walk has so much variety. It was certainly the narrowest walk we have ever done in parts and the tunnel at the end made it very memorable. Whatever the weather, this is a walk. It to missed. Thank you!

June 1, 2017

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