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Queimadas Natural Park 5-Hour Guided Hike

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37 reviews

Queimadas Natural Park 5-Hour Guided Hike

From US$ 42.47 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Queimadas Natural Park visit
  • Mountain guide
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Pregnant women
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: 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8/5
  • Transportation
    3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Beautiful hike it is not a loop only a round trip

Beautiful hike ... steep all the same .. it is marked hike of medium difficulty ... unbelievable the agency takes people with very reduced mobility in the group result of course they can not do it is obvious. ..they are going backwards ... waste of time for all ... but in the end everything went well thanks to our guide who managed It is unfortunate ..

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May 28, 2019

An enjoyable walk, spoilt by disorganised pick up and drop off.

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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September 18, 2018

Hiking shoes are a prerequisite for walking on the steep slope for the last 30 minutes, so nothing for fear of heights, our hiking guide was great received a lot of information, beautiful view, tour is recommended

August 12, 2019

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