Madeira Levada Walk - Rabacal Lakes and Fountains

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From $38.89

24 reviews   (4.17)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


The levada walk will allow hikers to enjoy the evergreen and luxuriant Rabacal valley situated within the natural park of Madeira, in the North West of the island and discover the concealed treasures of the indigenous Laurisilva forest with its abundance of mosses, lichens and ferns. As you stroll along the levada to Risco and the 25 fountains, the cascading waterfalls will seem to be singing fountains and the tiny translucent lakes will enchant you.

What's Included


Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco
Our certified mountain guide will guide you along the levada (water) channel through Madeira ancient Laurel forest to the twenty five fountains lake, sharing with you the plants and views in what is described as a dreamy landscape

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free


A great hike in Madeira's subtropical forest.
bwehbe, 18-08-2022
A great tour to kick off the vacation with. The landscape is amazing with a lot to see. The local flora is amazing.
Gonzalo was a great guide, a very knowledgeable and polite pesron. I would highly recommend!
What a beautiful trip
228emelineg, 30-06-2022
What a beautiful day !
The guide was just perfect, really nice, team gonzalo was perfect
Amazing walk!
olgaamara66, 02-09-2021
Walk was amazing! Beautiful forest over majestic mountains! Fantastic waterfalls! The guide was very competent and speak many languages.
We enjoyed every minute!
A must do levada walk
Carolzari, 08-06-2022
Our driver Elton took us safely to the beginning of the walk where our guide Claudia was waiting for us to show us the beauty of the nature in that area. It was an amazing walk with very beautiful views and the waterfalls where we had lunch were fantastic.
Y7160WEjohnr, 19-07-2022
Hi all unfortunately I was not able to go on this trip, partly my fault but also because of the behaviour of the Tour guide and the driver of the private van that collects you.
Me and my 15 year old daughter did not have a mask, the Tour guide thinking we were English said in Portuguese, “ look another bunch without masks, we need to charge them for ours”. Since being in Madeira I’ve not been asked to wear a mask, hence why I did not have one as the rules have also been relaxed. 14/July 2022. ( I now can confirm that it is law to wear a mask on public transport/private shuttles/ pharmacy’s and other events. Please make sure you carry a mask so that you don’t miss out on things like we did ).
The drive leaves the van removes his mask being very aggressive telling me no mask no trip ” you are in Madeira now you can’t do as you like”.
My daughter could see this was going to escalate and got in between me and the driver, she then went on to saying ok we don’t go then give us a refund then! The driver replied yes we will, we will bring it to the Hotel and leave it there for you at reception. ( they were also late by 50 mins and made me go look for a bus stop in an area I do not know, waiting with no confirmation of them being late wondering if anyone was going to come!
Strange thing is at my hotel everyone gets collected from reception and no one ever wears a mask ( again it’s a law requirement to wear one if the police stop the van you are subject to a fine as well as the company)” with other companies that do the same tours.
I have had a conversation with the company and spoke to Andrew who was amazing, we have both agreed we got off on the wrong foot and that it has been an unfortunate situation. I’ve since received a full refund for my trip, I totally believe In second chances and hope to revisit the island again soon. I will rebook the same tour again and this time not forgetting my mask, I will then add my input of the tour itself and experience. I hope this will help future customers who will book understand that a mask is a must and also how good the company’s Customer service is.

Kind regards


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