Madeira Island, Portugal Madeira Island
Tue, Dec 23 - Tue, Jan 6

Highlights

  • Guided walk through magnificent network of levada trails

  • Beautiful scenery in the remote heart of Madeira

  • Tour of Madeira's laurel forest—a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Expert guide to safely lead the enchanting laurisilva hike

  • Simple joy of identifying endemic plant & animal species

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Description

Discover Maderia's natural beauty and connect with nature on a 7.5-mile (12-km) walk in its levada (aqueduct) network trails. Allow your certified guide to show you the enchanting laurel forest as you embark on a moderately difficult trek to wonder at the diversity on show in this ecosystem.

Explore the levadas, a network of irrigation channels built to allow an easy way to transfer water around the island. Developed into walking trails, they are an effective method of discovering Madeira's dense forest and spectacular scenery. Your knowledgeable guide leads you through multiple tunnels as you meander through the dramatic north coast and inland valleys.

The laurisilva (laurel forest) that surrounds you is on UNESCO's World Heritage Site list. Keep your eyes peeled for endemic bird species such as the Madeira long-toed pigeon. Savor the smells and sounds of the forest, feel inspired by the captivating landscape, and delight in this time you have to spend in the remote heart of Madeira.


Inclusions

  • Guided levada walking tour

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Funchal hotel

  • Commentary in English and Portuguese


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • If you have back, joint or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs / walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you fear heights, you should not take part in this activity.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.


Cancellation Policy

This reservation is non-refundable and cannot be changed or cancelled after booking.

Location

Madeira, Portugal