Guided tour

Queimadas Natural Park 5-Hour Guided Hike

4.3 / 5

44 reviews

Activity provider: MBtours
Guided tour

Queimadas Natural Park 5-Hour Guided Hike

Activity provider: MBtours

From US$ 44.27 per person

Walk through one of Madeira's oldest levadas, Caldeirão Verde, during a 5-hour trek through Queimadas Natural Park. Depart from Funchal and explore the area with your mountain guide as you travel 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) through beautiful landscapes.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Clients will be picked up at their hotel located in Funchal, the Caniço area, and Calheta Village. Clients have to confirm the pick-up time.


  • Get in touch with nature and spend some time in Queimadas Natural Park
  • Get in touch with nature during a visit to Queimadas Natural Park
  • Explore one of Madeira's oldest levadas, Caldeirão Verde
  • Enjoy beautiful views of valleys, small craters, waterfalls, mountains, and the sea
Full description
Spend time in nature during a 5-hour guided walk in Queimadas Natural Park. Travel from Funchal to the park and follow your mountain guide on a moderate trek through the wild. This walk winds along the walkway of the levada (irrigation channel) of Caldeirão Verde at an elevation of 3,248 feet (990 meters). The levada is an impressive work of art built in the 18th century, beginning in the main stream bed of the Caldeirão Verde brook. Passing through steep cliffs and mountains, it carries the water that runs off the highest mountains of Madeira, which culminates in the irrigation of the farm lands of the parish of Faial.  This levada is used for agricultural purposes, but it is also an important means of reaching the interior of the deep valley of the São Jorge brook on foot. It also offers a spectacular view of the mountainous terrain of the interior of the island. On your route, you will also have the opportunity to walk through tunnels carved by hand out of the rock.
  • Queimadas Natural Park visit
  • Mountain guide
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Difficulty degree: easy to moderate
  • Distance: 7.5 miles (12 kilometers)
  • Walking time: approximately 5 hours
  • For your comfort and convenience:
  • Be sure to confirm the pick-up time with the supplier.
  • Wear suitable clothes and shoes.
  • Take 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.
  • - Please inform the name and address of the Hotel or the private house/apartement with the full address where you are staying in.
  • IMPORTANT: If you are staying in a private apartment/house, you must confirm with us the meeting point location and pick-up time
  • Please note that without this information we may not be able to accept your booking.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 44 reviews

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The guide in particular was very upbeat and friendly. When my partner realised she forgot her rain jacket he provided a poncho which was very kind. We had truly miserable weather on the way up but the guide was careful, funny and insightful. He remained upbeat and positive and that makes a real difference

March 27, 2023

An enjoyable walk but it took 2 half hrs to arrive at the walk/starting point and not enough emphasis on equipment (Torch) which is vital when walking though the dark low tunnels. Disappointed when we thought we had returned to the starting point (8 miles) but then had too walk a further mile and a quarter to catch the buse which had orginally dropped as at the starting point earlier in the day. Then to be taken to a village which we didn't know about when all we wished to do is go back to our hotel and shower/rest. This was an unnessary addition too a very long day. Not 5 hrs more like 9 and half hrs. This needs to be made clearer in the advert.

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March 27, 2023

Wir waren heute mit einer Gruppe von 14 Personen unterwegs. Die Wanderung selbst hat 4,5 Stunden gedauert. Die An- und Abfahrt nach Funchal etwa jeweils 40 Minuten. Unbedingt festes Schuhwerk anziehen. Die Wege sind teilweise Naß und schlammig. Eine Regenjacke und eine Taschenlampe/ Handylampe ist empfehlenswert. Verpflegung wäre auch nicht schlecht. Wenn man das beachtet, wird es sicher ein gelungener Tag. Die Erklärungen unterwegs waren auch sehr gut. Wir können die Tour nur empfehlen.

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 34304