Day trip

Madeira Walks - Rabaçal and the 25 Fountains

Activity provider: Nature Meetings

Madeira Walks - Rabaçal and the 25 Fountains

Activity provider: Nature Meetings
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 43.63 per person

Take an enchanting forest walk in the evergreen Rabaçal valley in the park of Madeira on this tour with van pickup. Discover the springs of the indigenous Laurisilva forest on a guided walk.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is available for free from most accommodations within Funchal.


  • Explore the magical Rabaçal nature reserve
  • Discover enchanting springs and beautiful lakes
  • Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of real nature
Full description

Discover the waterfalls of Rabaçal on this guided hike. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off in an airconditioned bus from several points on the island of Madeira. Immerse yourself in the unique flora and fauna of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and sit back and relax on the drive to the Rabaçal reserve. Follow your guide on a trail of intense natural beauty that is brimming with waterfalls.

Pass by 25 natural springs which fall into a small crystal clear lake that is surrounded by dense vegetation. Listen to the falling water and the chirping of birds. Return to your accommodation by bus at the end of your tour.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Certified mountain guide
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • 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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Food and drinks
  • Food
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The guide's decision is final - your safety is the priority.
  • Although the walks are offered in several languages, a guide with your language cannot always be guaranteed. An English-speaking guide is always guaranteed
  • Please bring your own hat, sunscreen, and water
  • Lunch is not included in the tour. Please bring cash for lunch.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 250 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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The experience was nice, the weather had lot of changes so if you willing to take the hike make sure you dressed up warm. I wasn’t delighted about our driver but our guide was excellent and funny. He took us up and down the valley safely but also giving a lot of information about the nature around us. Highly recommend this experience, the hike , the waterfalls and the tunnel as end.

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July 1, 2022

Very interesting and scenic hike, nobody can do anything for the fog. Lots of steps (partly very steep), at the end a tunnel (it would be good to have known beforehand that you should take a flashlight with you). Tour guide was very nice, always took care that nobody got lost.

May 31, 2022

From the organization point of view, everything worked out great and our guide Maria was also great and with motivation and a lot of friendliness in the matter. But the tour itself is actually overcrowded, next time we would probably book another hike that is a little more relaxed ;-) The group size was pleasant with 16 people.

May 20, 2022

Product ID: 15584