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Madeira: Full-Day Laurel Forest Guided Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Nature Meetings

Madeira: Full-Day Laurel Forest Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Nature Meetings
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From US$ 42.87 per person

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Hike one of Madeira's famous "levadas", from Queimadas Forestry Park to the Caldeirão Verde waterfall. Enjoy outstanding views, sensational colors, and fresh air on this trip guided by a local expert.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, French, German


  • Breathe in the fresh air of the Laurel forest
  • Experience one of the world-famous "levadas"
  • Hike through the gorgeous Queimadas Park
  • Explore the magical Caldeirão Verde waterfall
  • Discover unbelievable views of the villages below
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Experience the magic of Portuguese forests on an adventurous trail hike. Madeira is known for its "levadas", a system of aqueducts, popularly used as hiking trails. Drive to the quaint town of Santana and up to Queimadas Forestry Park to journey through one of the famous levada walks.

Deep in the Laurel forest, find a typical thatched house, which serves as a park landmark and creates a fairytale setting to begin your journey. This magical trail runs through the Serra de São Jorge and wanders through an emerald green paradise.

Take in outstanding views of the valleys and villages that lie below, until finally reaching the magnificent Caldeirão Verde waterfall. Make contact with the lush greenery as you walk along this historical levada in the company of your experienced guide.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Insured vehicle
  • Certified mountain guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips for the guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sun hat
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • This is a moderate-level trail, with a distance of 12 kilometers. Please ensure that you are properly equipped and in a reasonable state of health.
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The guide told us a lot of interesting things about the flora and fauna in three languages. We were going fast, with little incline on the way. You should already have a basic level of fitness and you should be free from giddiness.

July 29, 2022

Product ID: 394991