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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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+351 291 763 701

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Good walking guides

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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!

Thank Doug42
Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Liz H
Jersey, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Madeira Explores seem to be the number 1 guides, they are reliable and friendly with good local knowledge . They also take good care of anyone who might find the walking too difficult as was the case when we walked with them.

Thank Gary-from-Jersey
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Although not the cheapest on offer ,this company gives an excellent service.Very professional with experienced lcoal guides. We did the Paradise Valley easy walk as an introduction and it was excellent not the least because of Alvero our top class guide.

Thank Ian M
Helsinki, Finland
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I went to their randonnee from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo - the most difficult walk there is? and then to levada walk from Queidamas to Caldeirao Verde and back. Pick-up and return from and to the hotel, 10-16 persons/group....Fantastics trips for those who love trekking. You have to be in good condition to participate Pico Ruivo trip -... More 

Thank RitaK990
Andover, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

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 

Thank Graham T
Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

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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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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.

1 Thank Anne P
Hendon, London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

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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