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Hidden Corners: Levada Walk from Funchal provided by Lido Tours

Hidden Corners: Levada Walk from Funchal

Hidden Corners: Levada Walk from Funchal
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Walk along a Madeiran levada (irrigation canal) through the valleys of São Jorge on this 8-hour, 13Km guided walking tour from Funchal. In a small group of no more than 15 discover some of the lushest and most peaceful places on Madeira and learn about the traditional healing properties of the area's flora.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your hotel in Funchal for 9am departure, then travel to a trailhead for the São Jorge Valley. Come prepared with sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and bring a packed lunch for a meal on the trail, as you’ll be hiking through a remote area throughout the day. Set out on the trail into the São Jorge Valley, following a levada that stretches 8 miles (13 km) through the scenic valley. Designed to bring water into the driest parts of the island, Madeira’s oldest levadas date back to the 16th century. As you walk, you’ll see some of the herbs and medicinal plants that thrive in the lush valley—your guide can help point out the most important species. One highlight of the walk is a picture-perfect waterfall, where you can slip behind the falling water to find a peaceful spot. This 8-hour hiking tour concludes with return transfer to Funchal, and drop-off at your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your hotel in Funchal for 9am departure, then travel to a trailhead for the São Jorge Valley. Come prepared with sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and bring a packed lunch for a meal on the trail, as you’ll be hiking through a remote area throughout the day. Set out on the trail into the São Jorge Valley, following a levada that stretches 8 miles (13 km) through the scenic valley. Designed to bring water into the driest parts of the island, Madeira’s oldest levadas date back to the 16th century. As you walk, you’ll see some of the herbs and medicinal plants that thrive in the lush valley—your guide can help point out the most important species. One highlight of the walk is a picture-perfect waterfall, where you can slip behind the falling water to find a peaceful spot. This 8-hour hiking tour concludes with return transfer to Funchal, and drop-off at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23651P18
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Port of Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro 3, Funchal, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Sports shoes with a good grip or hiking boots
  • Clients must be prepared for all situations due to changing weather conditions.
  • If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • It's mandatory to arrange a small picnic to carry with you along the day (you won't find anywhere else to buy food during the walk)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Port of Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro 3, Funchal, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Sports shoes with a good grip or hiking boots
  • Clients must be prepared for all situations due to changing weather conditions.
  • If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • It's mandatory to arrange a small picnic to carry with you along the day (you won't find anywhere else to buy food during the walk)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 24, 2020
A note from Hidden Corners: Levada Walk from Funchal
We will keep 70% of the capacity of our vehicles and avoid mass tourism. Face masks are available for sale in our offices or please bring your own.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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466julie
Lichfield, UK5 contributions
Review if Ludo Tours, Hidden corners Levada walk
Sep 2019 • Couples
What an excellent day spent with Claudio our host. The walk was excellent and the fact that our guide was a biologist was amazing, we learnt all about the history of the island, the plants and trees and he even went above and beyond and took us to see the statue of Christ. The other couple were lovely and there was only the four of us. I would highly recommend this tour but ask for Claudio as he really made our day.
Written September 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jenny C
St. Albans, UK33 contributions
Grear guide
Dec 2018 • Couples
Rubina, our guide was excellent; she was knowledgeable and interesting and her cheery nature and good interaction with the group made the trip. Minibus picked us up promptly from our hotel and having then picked up the rest of the people around town we had interesting drive to the of North of the island. Café at start provided toilets. We were disappointed to discover that the walk was out and back along the same route. Scenery was good, but you did have to take care with your footing as there were some big drops from the path. They are putting up more fencing. Pace of walking was easy, but walking in a group does prevent you stopping and taking photos when you want.
Written January 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ccrab
London, UK53 contributions
Wonderful walk
Nov 2018 • Couples
We both very much enjoyed the Hidden Corners Levada Walk, perfect length and a beautiful drive up from Funchal. The trail is not difficult but around 10k total. You do go under a waterfall so rain gear is worth having. Also halfway you stop for a picnic so make sure you bring something to eat. The guide was very knowledgeable about the local plants.
Written December 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Lido Tours
Karen T
Karen T
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Fanal - Amazing walk; Sara - the best guide!
It was a beautiful day and a beautiful walk (but lots of steps (mostly down) so you need to be good on your feet!)
stella s
stella s
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Best travel agents in Funchal
Super agents, a pleasure to deal with. Friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, prepared to go the extra mile by col
575stephn
575stephn
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Enjoyable Experience
Convenient hotel pick up. Informative tour guide. Nice, quick and time saving way to see many landmarks. Did ask r
Carmengheoldus
Carmengheoldus
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Wonderful levada walk- Sara our tour guide was a star
This has been by far one of my most favourite levada walks. The waterfalls are really beautiful and the scenery is
SimonaCornelia
SimonaCornelia
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The Peaks Tour - Yes; The Fanal Forest - No
We had two hikings with Lido Tours. The "Enchanted Woodlands" of Fanal and the peaks of Madeira. Our guide on both
Szabin
Szabin
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Nice experience
Lovely 12 km walk in the pure nature. Tour guide Sara was very friendly and informative, driver José was cautious
Wendy B
Wendy B
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Amazing day and tour guide!
Well what can I say we had the best day of our 2 week holiday! Our guide Roberto was so professional and full of i
163markm1964
163markm1964
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Nice first impression of Madeira
I did this tour on my second day on the Island to get a first impression. Lido Tours seems a wel organized company.
163markm1964
163markm1964
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Very overcrowded and hard walk
Lido Tours seems a wel organized company. The booking proces is easy and they respond to your emails. All the guide
163markm1964
163markm1964
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Nice quiet walk
Lido tours is a well organized company. The booking proces works well and they respond to your emails. This walk I
alexfF9322BD
alexfF9322BD
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Breathtaking views from the top of Madeira
We can confidently say this tour offered some of the most breathtaking views we've seen on our holiday in Madeira!
Chris M
Chris M
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Beautiful 360 views from the top.
This is my third walk/tour with Lido tours and once again very pleased. Both the driver and the guide were knowledg
allanmacdonald1966
allanmacdonald1966
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Lazy Sunday morning wander
Great Sunday morning walk along about 5.5kms of this levada. Very flat easy walk with numerous stops to explain loc
UK2021-travel
UK2021-travel
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Amazing scenery with a great guide
Breathtaking scenery. On par with some of the best views in Europe and further afield. The tour is labelled as 'di
dohonyiz
dohonyiz
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Great day, fantastic tour!
What a great, exciting and beautiful day! Starting with pick up us at the hotel. We watching Cabo Girao, some beaut
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