Private tour

Madeira: Private Levada do Rei Walk and Laurissilva Forest

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Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic

Madeira: Private Levada do Rei Walk and Laurissilva Forest

Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic

From US$ 75.67 per person

Experience the unique beauty of Madeira on a spectacular nature trail leading you to the incredible Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a private guide, enjoy the unique landscape of one of the most magnificent levadas on the island.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Calheta, Ponta do Sol, Ribeira Brava.
Private group


  • Walk along the a beautiful natural green trail in the Laurissilva Forest
  • Take in the amazing views of the forest and surrounding landscape
  • See local birds, viewpoints, fauna, waterfalls, and tunnels
  • Enjoy the intimacy of a private tour
Full description
Following a convenient pickup from your accommodation or at Madeira Airport, depart on your private tour to Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, via the Levada do Rei for one of the most beautiful hiking trails of Madeira. Starting at São Jorge, a peaceful village located in the north of the island with spectacular views over the mountains and sea, the first part of the trail consists of a mixture of endemic and introduced vegetation after the discovery of the island. You’ll also get various perspectives on the villages in the distance as you walk along the man-made channels created to carry water for irrigation of agricultural fields around the island. In the second part, the trail penetrates into the interior of the island that stills remains the same since before its discovery more than five centuries ago. On this path you’ll find the natural flora and fauna of Madeira that includes laurel, heather, chaffinch, among many others. Just as you think you’ve reached the end of the levada, keep walking to explore the incredible forest and the exhilarating beauty this unique place has to offer.
  • Driver/local guide
  • Private pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Wi-Fi onboard
  • Flashlight (when applicable)
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Clothing
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 70 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

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
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

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
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • 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 538-578 meters
  • The tour begins and ends in São Jorge covering a distance of 10 kilometers
  • You are responsible for all your clothing for the activities
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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Très belle randonnée, apaisante, dans le calme, peu fréquentée et sans difficultés particulières. Vêtements de pluie et chaussures imperméables conseillées car l'endroit peut être pluvieux, le chemin parfois un peu glissant et passe sous une petite chute d'eau sur la fin. Très belles vues sur les montagnes et les forêts de Madere. Notre guide Richard a été très agréable et nous a donné beaucoup d'informations pendant la balade.

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June 14, 2022


Der Ausflug war grossartig (Levado do Rei, ca. 10 km, einfach zu gehen), mein Guide Marco hat mir alle Freiheiten gegeben, Fotos zu machen, mein Tempo zu bestimmen und dabei die Natur und den Walk zu geniessen. Ich habe mich rundum gut aufgehoben gefühlt. Die Abholung am Hotel hatte Richard im Vorfeld abgestimmt, die gesamte Terminabstimmung hat gut geklappt. Und auch die anschließende Einkehr zum Lunch war gut, kein Touristenlokal, bodenständige, gute Küche. Ich gebe 10 von 10 Punkten :-) für diesen Trip.

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April 8, 2022


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