Day trip

Madeira: Queimadas, Caldeirão Verde and Levada Walk

4.7 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: Lido Tours

Madeira: Queimadas, Caldeirão Verde and Levada Walk

Activity provider: Lido Tours

From US$ 38.55 per person

Experience one of the most popular and enchanting walks of eastern Madeira on a walking tour of the Levada da Serra de São Jorge from the Queimadas Guest House. Marvel at the cascades of the Caldeirão Verde waterfall, see typical houses and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Free pick-up is available from selected hotels in Funchal and the surrounding area.
Private group available


  • See the incredible waterfall of Caldeirão Verde
  • Hike along the Levada da Serra de São Jorge
  • Enjoy magnificent views of typical villages along the path
Full description
Depart from the Queimadas Guest House at the start of a hike along the Levada da Serra de São Jorge, one of the most popular scenic walks in eastern Madeira. Enjoy stunning views of an emerald green paradise, including magnificent vistas of the villages below you shortly after the start of your hike. Pass a waterfall and some small tunnels en route to the incredible cascades of the Caldeirão Verde waterfall. After a picnic lunch, continue towards Santana, famous for its traditional Madeirense houses. Hike through green pastures where cows graze, and discover some of the most remote sites of Madeira along the way.
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

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  • Please note that pick-ups from the harbor are subject to a €4 per person surcharge
  • Please bring your own food along with you, as food will not be available for purchase anywhere along the walk
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 27 reviews

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We were picked up on time from our hotel in Canico. We were a small group of 7 people. We booked the German tour, but got the English one. Our tour guide told us a lot and showed us around. The hike is very suitable for beginners, it is flat most of the time and there are very few stairs. However, you have to be free from giddiness, not afraid of heights and sure-footed because the ground is bumpy. Sometimes you walk directly along the abyss, which is only secured by two wire ropes. At the main time (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) there is a lot of oncoming traffic and you have to push past each other because the paths at the levadas are very narrow. We had a brisk pace, but we always waited for each other. After 2.5 hours you were rewarded with a beautiful waterfall. Unfortunately very crowded by tourists. After a 45-minute break, we went back the same way for 2.5 hours. We walked 14 km in total.

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September 14, 2022

Great hike on a leafy levada.

The pick-up very close to our hotel in the city center worked on time, a total of seven participants on this tour. Our hiking guide spoke German (and English) very well and told us a lot about the nature and landscape of Madeira. Overall, a wonderful tour that I can only recommend!

November 3, 2017

Worth every moment of the experience

June 18, 2022

Product ID: 70159