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Madeira: Private Guided Levada Caldeirão Verde Walk

4.8 / 5

5 reviews

Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic

Madeira: Private Guided Levada Caldeirão Verde Walk

Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic

From US$ 76.37 per person

A green 12-kilometer round-trip walk through paradise in the greater Funchal region. Throughout your experience, you will encounter varying forms of local flora and fauna, before eventuating at a lush local waterfall.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German
Pickup optional
Pickup from São Vicente, Ponta Delgada, Seixal, and Porto Moniz
Private group


  • Walk along a natural green path
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a private tour
  • Take in the amazing views of the Madeira Laurissilva
  • See local birds, viewpoints, fauna, and tunnels
Full description
Queimadas’ House is a true fairy tale which sits in a green paradise. Walking until you reach a majestic waterfall, you will notice that your surroundings are remarkably green. Along the way you will be rewarded with magnificent views over the village of São Jorge, as well as the great neighboring mountains. The water is always present along the walk. You can see the water gushing from the walls, flowing on the "levada", and falling from the sky on raining days. It’s a fantastic trail, and is 100% safe all year long. You will find some tunnels along the way, so do not forget your flashlight and protect your head with a helmet. Arriving at Caldeirão Verde, you will be able to immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the huge waterfall cascading over the cold and crystalline lagoon.
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port/apartment pickup and drop off
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • WiFi onboard
  • Flashlight (when applicable)
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Clothing
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People afraid of heights
  • People over 95 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

At 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
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Hiking pants
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Waterproof shoes

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
  • Electric wheelchairs
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • Bare feet
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for expectant mothers
  • 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 887-925 meters
  • The tour begins and ends in Queimadas covering a distance of 12 kilometers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Wow, what an amazing adventure. Perfect tour. The guide and driver was so sweet and informative. He told lots of informations and had a story for everything thing all the time. It was service over the top from the start of the tour until the end. The walk was a good exercise in the middle of the most beautiful nature. Would not recommend this tour is you’re not fit for trekking. You’ll walk along a Levada just next to huge mountainsides, that was really nerve wrecking, but the greatest experience. A small observation is, bring your own food. Also be aware that the walk is not 12, but 13 kilometers. The tour took us 2 hours and 40 minutes on the way, and 2 hours back. The car ride was one hour each way. Therefore the tour lasted for almost 8 hours, and not 6. :-) GO on this Levada, you’ll not regret it, and you’re in good hands.

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June 20, 2021

Had a very nice and beautiful walk with Richard. During the walk we also learned the history of the origin of the Levada's. A must if you are in Madeira!

November 15, 2021

Lovely excursion

The excursion is very beautiful and easy to do, I would have liked our guide to know more Spanish, otherwise everything is correct.

September 30, 2019

Product ID: 258917