Madeira walking vacation

Levadas, the mountain-view Balcony Walk and flowering Funchal – this vacation spends a week walking around the greatest hits of Madeira.
Funchal Sao Lourenco Peninsula Queimadas Forest Park Caldeirao Verde waterfall Porto Moniz Levada do Moinho Ribeira da Cruz Paul do Mar Levada Calheta Balcony Walk hiking, whale watching and rum tasting
Price
US $1140ToUS $1470 excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
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Late availability on these dates: 16 Oct, 27 Dec
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Description of Madeira walking vacation

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Price information

US $1140ToUS $1470 excluding flights
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Make enquiry

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Vacation information

Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

Reviews

10 Reviews of Madeira walking vacation

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Reviewed on 01 Mar 2020 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was the balcony Walk and the first walk along the peninsula at the tip. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020 by

Well organised trip. Good balance of activity and relaxation. Excellent tour guide. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2019 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was the hiking trips in the mountains and along the Levadas. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2019 by

Excellent. Felipe is an amazing guide; his love of the island and knowledge of its flora really enhanced the walks Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2019 by

The whole vacation was amazing, our guide Filipe Gomes was brilliant, and probably the best guide I've had so far, loved and knew everything about his culture, history and plants of the island, and very enthusiastic... Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2018 by

The walks were excellent. The hike to the top of the mountain was especially memorable. The lead as we're so interesting. Our guide, Philippe, was absolutely wonderful - better than excellent. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Apr 2018 by

The highlight was getting to the top of Pico Ruivo (the highest peak in Madeira) above the cloud level. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Apr 2014 by

...lots of variety...Extremely enjoyable vacation. One that I would recommend. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2013 by

The walks, particularly when the weather allowed us to view the spectacular scenery and the group of people we walked with were the best parts of the trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2011 by

The most exciting part was sea kayaking and swimming with the turtle....Great. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

Madeira is a magical island, and the best way to see it is by foot! Our one-week trip aims to offer travelers the opportunity to get to know the lie of the land, without joining a bus-based package tour.

We use a local operator, family-run hotels and local restaurants that serve fine traditional cuisine (try the fantastic Madeira Wine and Madeira Cake!), which means that the money our groups bring remains within these small communities. Here, the rural island culture continues much as it has for centuries, and we spend as much time as possible out and about walking and learning more about this island's natural environment.

In addition to the above, we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage. As well as this, we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of UK travel industry bodies Tourism Concern and AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

As a company we support Cool Earth. Protecting rainforest is one of the most effective actions to tackle climate breakdown. Cool Earth work with indigenous communities empowering them to conserve their forest; keeping CO2 locked in.

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