Day trip

Levada Walk and Caldeirao Verde Waterfalls: Madeira

Activity provider: Madeira Seekers

Levada Walk and Caldeirao Verde Waterfalls: Madeira

Activity provider: Madeira Seekers

From US$ 35.37 per person

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.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • 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.
  • Pick-up from any hotel in Funchal, Canico and surrounding areas
  • Transfer to and from the walk
  • Picnic lunch

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  • 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.
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4.5 /5

based on 118 reviews

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Unfortunately due to bad weather our guide chose not to let us do the Caldeirão Verde walk, but the Levada do Rei. I enjoyed the excursion itself very much as did the guide, although I was a little disappointed because from the photos and online reviews Caldeirão looks much more varied and interesting than Levada do Rei. Pity!

August 26, 2022

The Levada walk Caldeirao Verde waterfalls was a beautiful 14km walk in every way. For aging ladies, who recognize that scenting needs to be done more often every day, it was a bit of a thing. One could say behind the tree... but there is probably none. Abyss on one side and a high rampart on the other. Things don't go so well when you know that you still have an hour and a half to go before you can empty your bladder. That was a bit of a shame .... would be nice if you could pee 1x on the way. The guide was fine and above all humorous. It was described in the book that this should be the most beautiful levada walk. However, we found after a few hours of walking that it became a bit monotonous. Further comments are only positive! Madeira is a beautiful island with undoubtedly more beautiful levada walks. Recommended! Choose the right footwear.

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July 3, 2022

The levada walk was fun and informative. Although it is more of a full-blown hike than a "walk" as described. A total of 4 hours there and back (13 km), pure walking time over roots and stones is not without, even if there was a 30-minute break at the destination, at the waterfall. Luckily I'm still in some physical condition at my age. Perhaps the data (time, distance) should be adjusted!?! In total, it took me 10 hours from picking me up at the hotel to getting back to the hotel. But I was also one of the first to be "picked up" by the minibus and one of the last to be dropped off again.

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June 27, 2022

Product ID: 15507