Day trip

Madeira Island: Caldeirão Verde Levada Walk

4.7 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Adventure Kingdom

Madeira Island: Caldeirão Verde Levada Walk

Activity provider: Adventure Kingdom
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From US$ 40.27 per person

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If you enjoy walks surrounded by luxuriant vegetation, spend a half day alongside one of the most beautiful levadas on Madeira. You’ll pass through a series of natural tunnels, and have spectacular views of São Jorge and the waterfall of Caldeirão Verde.

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Duration 8 hours
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Spanish, English, German
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Take a walk in the World Heritage Laurisilva forest
  • Pass through 5 tunnels of natural basaltic rock
  • Enjoy the views of the Caldeirão Verde waterfall
Full description
Caldeirão Verde means green cauldron in Portuguese and well describes the environs of this 6.5-kilometer walk. This half-day levada walk takes you through the highest area of Santana. A levada is an aqueduct or irrigation channel that is unique to the island of Madeira. This is without doubt one of the most beautiful levadas on Madeira. Located in the Laurissilva forest the highlights of the trail include fantastic views of São Jorge and a series of tunnels of natural basaltic rock. Start out in the emerald green Queimadas rainforest and enjoy scenic views over villages as you follow alongside the winding levada and through 5 short natural tunnels. When you arrive at Caldeirão Verde you’ll marvel at the majestic waterfall.
  • Transportation
  • Official mountain guide
  • Insurance (required by Portuguese law)
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    • People with vertigo
    • People with pre-existing medical conditions
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Rain gear
    • Sports shoes

    Not allowed

    • Sandals or flip flops
    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 19 reviews

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    It was our first tour on Madeira and we were amazed by the incredibly green nature in some rugged rock formations. Crossing the tunnels was a bit adventurous. The route was a little busy, probably due to the holiday. Our guide did a good job, but unfortunately didn't pay attention to the cohesion of the group on the way back, because our goal wasn't to get back to the bus as quickly as possible, but to take a closer look at one or the other on the way back.

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    June 26, 2022

    This was an energetic walk with a very informative guide. Not for the faint hearted with some narrow sections and big drops plus the tunnels but well worth doing. Mix up re our pick up point was resolved but needs to be a bit clearer as to bus stop or bus station. There is a difference.

    April 13, 2022

    Fun walk and interesting info

    We did a group walk with 13 other people. It was a fun 4 hr ( 2 there 2 back) walk. The guide was friendly and told us some interesting Madeira facts. There are 4 tunnels to walk through on the walk which make it a bit more fun. Only issue is because its a group walk you can feel a bit frog marched, or you spend time waiting for the slow people at the back to catch up! The waterfall at the end is very pretty.

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    September 28, 2019

    Product ID: 31699