Day trip

Madeira Island: Caldeirão Verde Levada Walk

4.5 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: Adventure Kingdom
Day trip

Madeira Island: Caldeirão Verde Levada Walk

Activity provider: Adventure Kingdom
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From US$ 42.83 per person

Likely to sell out

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

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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
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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 36 reviews

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    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.

    March 30, 2023

    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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    March 30, 2023

    Wir haben einen Tag mit optimalem Wetter erwischt, was die Eindrücke dieser Wanderung natürlich noch schöner gemacht hat. Aber Achtung: die angegebenen Kilometer in der Beschreibung sind nur der Hinweg bis zum Wasserfall, den gleichen Weg muss man auch wieder zurück, also insgesamt 13 km zum Laufen. Auf dem Hinweg wurde zwischendurch Einiges erklärt. Auf dem Rückweg wurde man zum Parkplatz zurückgehetzt, obwohl eigentlich genug Zeit gewesen wäre. Wir waren viel früher als beschrieben zurück im Hotel, daher für mich unverständlich. War man zu langsam, wurde darauf hingewiesen, dass wir zurück doch etwas schneller gehen sollte. Unser Guide war immer ganz vorne bei der Gruppe, auf die die hinten gingen wurde nicht sehr viel geachtet. Schade, wir kennen es eigentlich nur so, dass der Guide schon alleine aus Sicherheitsgründen auch ein Auge auf die etwas Langsameren haben sollte. Alles in Allem ein schöner Ausflug, allerdings sollte man sich auf einen zügigen Spaziergang einstellen.

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    March 30, 2023

    Product ID: 31699