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Madeira: Private Guided Levada do Rei Walk PR18

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Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic

Madeira: Private Guided Levada do Rei Walk PR18

Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic

From US$ 108.69 per person

Experience the unique beauty of Madeira on a spectacular nature trail leading you to the incredible Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a private guide, enjoy the unique landscape of one of the most magnificent levadas on the island.

About this activity

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Calheta, Ponta do Sol, Ribeira Brava.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk along the a beautiful natural green trail in the Laurissilva Forest
  • Take in the amazing views of the forest and surrounding landscape
  • See local birds, viewpoints, fauna, waterfalls, and tunnels
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a private tour
Full description
Following a convenient pickup from your accommodation or at Madeira Airport, depart on your private tour to Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, via the Levada do Rei for one of the most beautiful hiking trails of Madeira. Starting at São Jorge, a peaceful village located in the north of the island with spectacular views over the mountains and sea, the first part of the trail consists of a mixture of endemic and introduced vegetation after the discovery of the island. You’ll also get various perspectives on the villages in the distance as you walk along the man-made channels created to carry water for irrigation of agricultural fields around the island. In the second part, the trail penetrates into the interior of the island that stills remains the same since before its discovery more than five centuries ago. On this path you’ll find the natural flora and fauna of Madeira that includes laurel, heather, chaffinch, among many others. Just as you think you’ve reached the end of the levada, keep walking to explore the incredible forest and the exhilarating beauty this unique place has to offer.
Includes
  • Driver/local guide
  • Private pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Wi-Fi onboard
  • Flashlight (when applicable)
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Clothing
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 70 years

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Funchal Cruise Ship Port, Gare Marítima do Porto do Funchal, 9004-518 Funchal, Portugal. Your guides will pick you up outside on the pier next to your cruise ship.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Vaping
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Open-toed shoes
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level to partake in this tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The tour ranges in altitude from 538-578 meters
  • The tour begins and ends in São Jorge covering a distance of 10 kilometers
  • You are responsible for all your clothing for the activities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

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Very nice hike, soothing, calm, uncrowded and without particular difficulties. Rainwear and waterproof shoes recommended as the place can be rainy, the path sometimes a little slippery and passes under a small waterfall at the end. Very nice views of the mountains and forests of Madeira. Our guide Richard was very pleasant and gave us a lot of information during the ride.

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June 14, 2022

The excursion was great (Levado do Rei, approx. 10 km, easy to walk), my guide Marco gave me all the freedom to take photos, set my own pace and enjoy nature and the walk. I felt in good hands all round. Richard had coordinated the pick-up at the hotel in advance, the entire appointment coordination worked well. And the subsequent stop for lunch was good, no tourist restaurant, down-to-earth, good cuisine. I give 10 out of 10 points :-) for this trip.

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April 8, 2022

Product ID: 317422