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Madeira Explorers

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Address: Estrada Monumental, Funchal | Shop 5, 3rd Floor, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Two great walks

We have just returned from an excelent holiday - I booked two walks before we left with Madeira Explorers, both full days. The first was a Levada walk the guide was super the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Felixstowe
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have just returned from an excelent holiday - I booked two walks before we left with Madeira Explorers, both full days. The first was a Levada walk the guide was super the knowledge of all thing forna and flora was outstandning a guided walk with these is a must, The second walk was Pico do Ariero to Pico Ruivo... More 

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East Sussex
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364 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been on one enjoyable walk with Madeira Explorers earlier in the year (Serra D'Água Valley), on our return seven weeks later we opted to do another three half-day walks with this company. The three were Maroços – Mimosa Valley (Tuesday), Paradise Valley (Friday) and Referta - Castelejo (Sunday). All were advertised as being easy and were indeed very gentle... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled in a small party of eight on the west of Madeira mini-bus tour and were guided throughout by a really knowledgeable and very friendly guide, who knows just about everything there is to know about the Island, its history, geology, fauna and flora. The lunch, included in the price, was a choice of very good local dishes with... More 

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Thank Amanda N
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The lakes walk. Our guide Alvaro was excellent as was his driving. Beautiful walk along three different levadas all on the high plateau.

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Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the half day SERRA D'ÁGUA VALLEY walk yesterday morning (which we booked through our hotel). It was only a 5 or 6 km walk but included a great variety of landscape and plant life. Our guide, Emilke (spelling??) was extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. The group was quite big (I think there were 16 of... More 

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Thank EdChoirBoy
Inverness, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We booked the Pico de Arieiro to Pico Ruivo walk through our TUI rep at the hotel and paid the standard price for a full day walk - £37. We were picked up from our hotel by a mini bus just after 9am and went to pick up another 3 couples on the way out of Funchal, which actually took... More 

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Thank Andrea1426
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Have used Madeira Explorers for 3 walks. Today I did the 25 fountains (waterfalls) walk. Picked up from my timeshare. Good safe driver. Stopped for coffee and comfort break half an hour before walk started. Susanna (apologies if spelled incorrectly) spoke fluent English, French and German, handy as the minibuses are usually full of multiple nationalities. The 25 Fontes is... More 

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Thank RichardBlakey
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Enjoyed a couple of Madeira Explorers led walks with informative guides. Give the Pico Ruivo walk a try but be prepared for some steep steps!

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

What a difference a guide makes. We booked two easy levada walks on recommendation of tripadvisor. The first was outstanding. Prompt pick up, friendly driver and a guide, Alvero, who made every step enjoyable with his extensive knowledge and amusing stories. The second day walk was redirected because of rain. Unfortunately we were left with little option but to repeat... More 

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Suzanna was our guide picked up on time, she explained the route, also a comfort stop before we reached our starting point. Safety was her main concern, but always stopping and explaining the local plants etc. Good explanation of the lavadas we were walking. The picnic stop was not the best as three other groups had the same idea!! There... More 

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