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Madeira: Rabaçal Valleys 3-Hour Guided Walk

4.6 / 5

25 reviews

Activity provider: MBtours

Madeira: Rabaçal Valleys 3-Hour Guided Walk

Activity provider: MBtours
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From US$ 43.99 per person

Discover the forest and waterfalls in the Rabaçal area on this 3-hour guided walk in Madeira. Explore the vegetation of the Laurisilva Forest of Madeira and admire spectacular waterfalls as you walk along the island’s levadas (aqueducts).

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up at hotels in Funchal City, the Caniço area, or Calheta

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy walking in the Laurisilva Forest of Madeira
  • Walk along the levadas, the island’s name given to the small aqueducts
  • Explore the laurisilva vegetation
  • Admire spectacular waterfalls
Full description
Enjoy a 3-hour levada (aqueduct) walk with fascinating landscapes incorporating tremendous valleys, spectacular waterfalls, infinite laurel, header forest, and beautiful springs. This and much more is what the Rabaçal area has to offer. At this height the landscape is dominated by moorland, which includes Erica arborea and Erica scoparia as well as Madeiran whortleberry. This vegetation alters with the altitude as it reduces other predominate species, including the rare mountain mocano (Pittosporum coriaceum). This area includes Madeira’s Laurisilva Forest, which has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.
Includes
  • Return transportation from the hotel
  • Mountain tour guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • 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
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Difficulty degree: Moderate
  • Distance: 10 kilometers
  • Please note:
  • Be sure to confirm the pick-up time with the tour operator.
  • Wear suitable clothes and shoes.
  • Bring some food and water with you.
  • Always follow the tour guide's instructions.
  • No refund can be given for cancellations made within 24 hours of departure of excursion.
  • - Please inform the name and address of the Hotel or the private house/apartement with the full address where you are staying in.
  • IMPORTANT: If you are staying in a private apartment/house, you must confirm with us the meeting point location and pick-up time
  • Please note that without this information we may not be able to accept your booking.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Worth every penny, one thing you need to be aware of - it is not 3h tour. I’m glad I checked the comments before we left and prepared for full day activity. We left hotel at 9.30 and came back after 4pm so pretty much most of the day. Spectacular views, great guide who shared lots of information about Madeira! Beautiful experience!

April 27, 2022

The guided hike with the guide was flawless, very beautiful, entertaining and informative. However, the agreement and the time mentioned, which was postponed by 2 hours and we were standing by the roadside, was very unpleasant. Only after a phone call with the agency did we get the information about the new pick-up time. We would like to express our thanks again to our guide.

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June 29, 2019

Guide and hike were great

What was not good, pickup was postponed by 1 hour and then again by 15 minutes without informing us. According to the announcement, the journey to the hike was short, but it was 1.5 hours and then back again. So our tour including arrival and departure with hike was 7 hours. We had only booked a short trip and therefore no more time in Funchal. Wrong announcement of the booked tour !!

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March 25, 2019

Product ID: 34323