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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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I've been on a number of lavada walks on the half-dozen trips I've now taken to Madeira in the past couple of years and can honestly say that far and away the best guides have... read more

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Graham T
Andover, United Kingdom
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Andover, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I've been on a number of lavada walks on the half-dozen trips I've now taken to Madeira in the past couple of years and can honestly say that far and away the best guides have been those from Madeira Explorers. As I stay down in the city rather than up the hill towards The Lido, I tend to book at... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having read all sorts of warnings about the potential dangers of lavada walking we opted to go for a guided walk. We chose Madeira Explores, not the cheapest but we were impressed from the start. Adriano our guide arrived on time was friendly and drove extremely carefully. Up some hairraising roads to get toCaldeirao Verde. From the start of the... More 

Thank 661spt
Bungay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly amazing walk - about 10km. Great views and very humorous and knowledgeable guide in Alvro (not sure about spelling). It was described as a moderate walk which was probably fair. You may need a waterproof to negotiate a waterfall. Well worth the money.

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Hendon, London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I signed up for a hike to Pico do Arieiro, but when we got there the weather was so bad (visibility was about 50 metres) that the tour guides offered the option to do a different hike instead or to be taken back to our hotels with a full refund. I chose the alternative hike, which went from Machico to... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We did two half day Lavada walks with them, The one on the north coast was spectacular and not to strenuous, about 6km on flat paths, but you need a head for heights. Our guide for both days was Maria, she was great and very knowledgeable about all the plants we came across. The second day was on the south... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you like walking, choose one of the levada walks with Madeira Explorers. You need to be reasonably fit depending on distance, and warm clothing may be required. Wet weather gear also useful especially if you have to negotiate waterfalls.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

2 walks this week. Done all the walks before but still the magic continues. Couldn't do Pico Aruivo this week but the coastal alternative was great. Big thanks to Explorers. Guides always great company and very knowledgeable. keep up the good work guys and ladies x see you 2017

Thank mickww_13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Madeira Explorers provide expert and interesting half and full day walks along the levadas and in the hills of Madeira. Always carefully guided and with interesting commentary on the way covering the people, flora and fauna of the island. You are picked up at your hotel in a comfortable minibus and taken to start of walk and collected again, often... More 

Thank Ron S
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We did the Paradise Valley walk with Alvro. We were picked up promptly from the hotel. The guide was very funny and informative. The walk is not very strenuous at all and there is a coffee stop half way through. The walk was nice but was somewhat spoilt by the amount of dog excrement you had to avoid along the... More 

1 Thank Sharon N
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I arranged Pico do Arieiro>Pico Ruivo>Achada do Teixeira walk with this agency. Organization of the trip was great, our driver and also our guide Samuel very nice. We received many information about the place. Blue sky, amazing views, just unforgetable day! Thank you! I would definitely choose them again in the future!

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