Laurel forest and botany tour

On land

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Hiking & levada walks

About this activity

This tour takes place in an area of the Laurel Forest - a UNESCO “Natural World Heritage, where you can find traces of a primitive ecosystem that has resisted five centuries of human influence.
Forest is predominant with beautiful waterfalls and valleys. The different microhabitats in this course allows you to observe the biodiversity of plant of the island, finding examples of different trees of the Lauraceae family, but also a large number of unique plants and ferns of Madeira.
In this area, due to the rate of habitat preservation, it is possible to observe evolutionary evidence which determines specific characteristics of the vegetation on oceanic islands.

Tags

Hiking

Adventure

Forest

UNESCO

Laurel forest

Levada

Highlights

  • • A unique chance to walk on a UNESCO classified Natural World Heritage.
    • This amazing adventure takes you into the heart of Madeira Island's nature between stunning valleys and beautiful waterfalls hidden and untouched between a luxuriant green forest.

What's included

  • • Naturalist guided tour
    • Field guides and maps
    • Personal insurance
    • Torch
    • Taxes
    • Pick up and drop-off from Funchal and Caniço.

Out of curiosity

  • • About 20 million years ago, Laurissilva Forest covered large areas of the south of Europe and of the Mediterranean Basin. Nowadays, it is confined to the geographical area known as Macaronesia and is known for its high biological diversity composed by a great number of species exclusive to Madeira and Macaronesia.

What to bring

  • • Appropriate shoes
    • Warm/water proof jacket
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen

Duration

4h 30m

Wednesday At 08:00
Friday At 08:00
Sunday At 08:00
Adult (12+) € 40,00
Children (6 to 11yo) € 20,00
Infant (up to 5yo) Free
  • This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after making the reservation, given that there are more than 24 hours until the scheduled departure. After that period cancellation fees may apply.
  • You must be at the agreed location 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Check your digital ticket after the reservation is made for more information.
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€ 40,00 Adult