Arrive: Funchal, Portugal
Depart: Funchal, Portugal
After a spectacular coastal walk on the Ponta do Sao Lourenco trail, we hike our first levada, the peaceful Levada do Furado, through indigenous laurel forests alive with birdsong, then stop by the town of Santana, with its triangular houses. One evening, we'll sample Madeira's wines at a private tasting.
Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!
$600 due at time of reservation
90 days prior to departure: Balance
Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.
Days 1-3 (3 nights)
Port Moniz, Portugal
Days 4-5 (2 nights)
Days 6-7 (2 nights)
Century-old Reid's Palace, now a Belmond property, is set on clifftops and surrounded by acres of subtropical garden. Just a short walk from Funchal's shops and restaurants, Reid's is the Grand Dame of the city, with an “old school” décor that includes dozens of fresh flower displays. The terrace bar...
"Really a magical trip—and very well-organized!"
"Well-designed trip that combined some good hiking with getting a feel of the culture of the island."
Sioux Falls, SD
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With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.
Level 1 – Easiest
Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.
Level 3 – Moderate
Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.
Level 5 – Strenuous
Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.