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Madeira: Rabaçal Valleys 3-Hour Guided Walk

Product ID: 34323
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
Duration: 3.15 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick-up at hotels in Funchal City, the Caniço area, or Calheta
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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.
  • Return transportation from the hotel
  • Mountain tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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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

A varied and very interesting walk!

What a fabulous walk! Pathways, beautiful plants and gushing levadas, not to mention the waterfalls. This walk has so much variety. It was certainly the narrowest walk we have ever done in parts and the tunnel at the end made it very memorable. Whatever the weather, this is a walk. It to missed. Thank you!

June 1, 2017

We had to hike at 8:30 am but in the end, following information from the agency, we started our hike only at 11:30 am. Despite this, we really enjoyed this hike. However the guide was fairly difficult minimalist. He guided us but gave us little indication because we had to be next to him to hear his explanations. The Levada continued at full speed with a frightening world! We mostly spent our time being careful not to slip without having the time to appreciate these magnificent landscapes. We arrived at our destination sweating but frustrated. But the excursion is beautiful and worth the journey !! You really have to leave early in the morning to avoid the rush.

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August 19, 2018

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Product ID: 34323