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Nature Meetings

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Funchal, Portugal
About Nature Meetings
Walking in Madeira with Nature Meetings.Nature Meetings offers daily guided walking on the various "levadas" (water channels) and "veredas" (mountain paths) from easy short walks to the more challenging treks, some through UNESCO World Heritage Laurisilva forests.Madeira with Nature Meetings be it: walking, flowers, outstanding vistas, jeep excursions, dolphin and whale watching on boat trips in our warm Atlantic waters and consequent bird watching. For the more adventurous we can also organize canyoning.
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Explore the wonders along Madeira’s famed Levada do Caldeirão Verde on this leisurely guided walking tour. Your day begins with a convenient pickup from your central Funchal hotel, then set off on a short 45-minute ride to the starting point. As you stroll the path, your local guide will illuminate the surroundings with informative anecdotes. Admire a tranquil laurel forest, historical local paths, traditional irrigation channels, and sweeping vistas of the island’s north coast.
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$43.46 per adult
Madeira is home to mighty peaks and deep valleys, with winding hiking routes leading to soaring mountain summits—but knowing the best trails takes local knowledge. On this trekking adventure, leave the map behind and follow your guide along rugged routes to high peaks including Pico Ruivo and the Ninho da Manta. Enjoy panoramic views over the Fajã da Nogueira valley and spot native bird life in the skies—with round-trip travel from your Funchal hotel included.
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$43.46 per adult
15 reviews
Get acquainted with the verdant natural splendor of Madeira on a full-day tour of North West Madeira from Funchal. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, discover the secreted treasures of the Laurisilva Forest and enjoy the tranquility exuded by its abundance of flora and fauna. Continue to the spectral Rabacal Lake, home to 25 fountains and beautiful cascading waterfalls, and spend some relaxed free time enjoying the area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Funchal hotel on this enriching excursion.
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$43.46 per adult
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

I really cannot fault any part of this trip including communication before and during, pick-up times, comfort and well-being and guide knowledge. The driver was skilled and efficient and our guide (sounded like a Portuguese version of Edward?) was a warm-hearted, gregarious and confident man...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank E8008HKjennya
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This was an absolutely amazing experience but be prepared this is not an easy walk. Waterproof hiking boots highly recommended. Don't go if you experience vertigo or are afraid of heights. Be prepared for low caves you need to crouch through. I would say this...More

4  Thank Tim M
naturemeetings, Owner at Nature Meetings, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Many thanks fr the feedback and great that you enjoyed the walk and suggest it as "must do". We are updating the various walks´ descriptions, as walks are divided into "levada" (water channel) walks and "veredas" (mountain hike) ... some are easier than others. We...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

We had a great experience with Margarita, our guide, who helped us through the Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo walk. It was not always easy however she had always a smile on her face and very sweet! Thank you also to Francesco who drove...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

180 reviews and this is my first 1 star rating. Paid using online booking platform and money was taken. Heard no more from tour operator. No reply to e mails and no answer on phone number provided with booking. Needless to say they did not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kevla11
naturemeetings, Owner at Nature Meetings, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

We are sorry your reservation was not carried through - as you can see from our ratings this is certainly the exception. Our contact details should be on the booking confirmation - we will verify this situation again. Please can you contact us by email...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

A lovely scenic walk in a beautiful shady valley, with a delightful and knowledgeable guide Suzanna. She explained about all the flora and fauna as we went along and had lots of interesting facts about the island to share with us. My highlight of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank kathrhodes3
Reviewed January 17, 2018

Sherpa holidays did not in anyway highlight the danger of doing the walks along the Levadas. One of the walks had been closed for a long time as a permanent fence had been constructed across the path. As we were only walking for five days...More

Date of experience: October 2017
7  Thank mikehadley2017
Reviewed January 17, 2018

If your afraid of heights than stop reading this, this walk isnt for you!!! Dont think that you will cuff it and give it a go anyway trust me you will regret it and hate your life 'you have been warned!' I took my wife...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank danielalanmartin
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Booked with company before we went to Funchal took our money but didn't show up for the tour.i think they have gone out of business.lost our money.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank woodstuf
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

This agency/reseller really spoilt our holiday by taking well over 200 euros for a Whale Watching excursion and a guided canyoning tour without making any arrangements. We had written confirmation and tickets with barcodes but nonetheless we had to pay again to rearrange our activities....More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank HmannB
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Beware!!! This Co has likely gone out of business. We booked a walk with them before leaving England on 18/04/17 & payment was taken straight away & tickets were received. That is the last we heard from Nature Meetings. We attempted to contact them before...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank gillbrereton
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