The Heart of our Paradise


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Spanish (basic), Russian (basic), Portuguese (fluent), English (fluent)

Private Tour for Hikers

We start in Funchal and drive to the best hiking trail in the island, located in Madeira' center Mountain Massif. It's around 17 km long hike full of treasures, inside of Laurissilva Forest where you can enjoy the live ecosystem heart beating. We'll pass three Levadas, two tunnels of 10-15 min, a winter' lake and several waterfalls. If you are looking for a challenge - this is for you.

After the hike we have option to go for a beach and/or for a local restaurant.


Pick up at your hotel, cruise or meeting place agreed among us. 45 minutes drive to the place for hiking, with stops in panoramic viewpoints to admire the beauty of the island. 5-8 hours of hiking thru the true magic nature of Madeira and its unique ecosystem. After the hike we could go for a restaurant with local food and drinks and/or for a beach to refresh ourselves.
Return to Funchal or its surroundings.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your meeting point decided by You, drop off at the Cruise Terminal also possible.

End location: At your meeting point decided by You, pick up from the Cruise Terminal also possible.

Duration: 9 hours


In the Private Tour we are going to use a light gray Toyota Avensis Verso, with 7 seats, very comfortable, clean and air conditioned. If you want a better car, I'm able to get a larger passenger van for groups above four people with extra driver. Just contact me for details and a quote.

What’s Included

Other: Private Tour and Transfers, from and back, to your accommodation or place agreed among us before. Official outdoor insurance required by Portuguese Law.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

18 EUR - For a good local meal including drinks.

What’s Extra

Other: Snacks & Drinks

A Recent Review of this tour

This was our fourth tour with Carlos during our 10 day trip to Madeira. This was a lovely levada walk that Carlos chose for us which we really enjoyed. He brought us early to the trail so as to avoid the crowds. On the same tour we went to Santana, and visited gorgeous viewpoints in the north. He tailored our trip throughout the day....he's very good at figuring out what we like.
Jocelyn Ch

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