Guided tour

Queimadas Natural Park 5-Hour Guided Hike

4.4 / 5

41 reviews

Queimadas Natural Park 5-Hour Guided Hike

Activity provider: MBtours

From US$ 39.13 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

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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
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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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

4.4 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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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

April 27, 2022

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

A very interesting tour, worthwhile and informative

Our guide was nice and provided us with a lot of information on the tour. We learned a lot. For example, that it usually rains there, so we were lucky that it was only a light drizzle that day :) Lots of greenery, some moisture and a nice start/finish point made the tour a real experience and on a smaller scale Group also to an overall successful levada tour. But you should have good walking shoes. A few were out in sneakers, which were pretty wet afterwards because you can't avoid puddles in the tunnels ;)

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January 30, 2019

Product ID: 34304