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Private Service VIP Pico Areeiro - Pico Ruivo - Achadas Teixeira Walk provided by Pearl of the Atlantic Madeira

Private Service VIP Pico Areeiro - Pico Ruivo - Achadas Teixeira Walk

Private Service VIP Pico Areeiro - Pico Ruivo - Achadas Teixeira Walk
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Last updated: Jun 25, 2020
A note from Private Service VIP Pico Areeiro - Pico Ruivo - Achadas Teixeira Walk
Face masks required to use inside the vehicles.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
We will Walk along the highest mountains of Madeira Island. We will see amazing views and sometimes walk along the clouds. It is paradise and peaceful. Some parts might be physically demanding.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 70431P18
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Driver/Local guide • Live commentary on board • Hotel/Port/Apartment pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Transport by private vehicle • Insurance • Free WIFI onboard
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Clothing
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick you up everywhere in Madeira Island. All Hotels, Apartments, Inns, Local accommodation. Please choose the right option location when purchasing your booking.
Airports:
Madeira Airport, Funchal, Madeira Portugal
Ports:
Funchal
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Driver/Local guide • Live commentary on board • Hotel/Port/Apartment pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Transport by private vehicle • Insurance • Free WIFI onboard
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Clothing
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick you up everywhere in Madeira Island. All Hotels, Apartments, Inns, Local accommodation. Please choose the right option location when purchasing your booking.
Airports:
Madeira Airport, Funchal, Madeira Portugal
Ports:
Funchal
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Youth must be accompanied by an adult
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
You are responsible for your all your clothing for the activities.
Service animals allowed
Infant seats available
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
We have an optional Lunch available after the walk for a fee.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Tom D
1 contribution
The most interesting tour
Nov 2020 • Family
We had a pleasant trip with this company. We did 3 trips and they were great. I love specially pico areeiro, the views were amazing and the waterfall very beautiful. We asked a lot of things and we got answer of the daily life in Madeira and their history.
Written November 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bart van der Veer
Funchal, Portugal3 contributions
Save, fast and smooth
Feb 2020 • Friends
Duarte is an excellent and reliable driver. We used the private service for our peak to peak wal. The taxi was waiting for us at the agreed time and location. Clean taxi, smooth driving. Also, Duarte knows practically anything about Madeira so you can ask him whatever you like. Highly recommended!
Written June 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lissie Smith
1 contribution
Amazing Day Out in the Mountains
Nov 2019 • Couples
This walk is a must for the more advenenturous. The route snakes it's way through seemingly impossible terrain with paths and tunnels carved into the rock. The views are amazing and our guide Richard was very knowledgeable. We cannot wait to see the photos Richard kindly took during the day. Many thanks for a very memorable day out in the mountains.
Written November 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cedric A
1 contribution
Honeymoon
Jul 2019 • Couples
My wife and I booked a honeymoon trip to Madeira Island. We had never been there and thought that to really get to enjoy the island, we needed to stay off the beaten path.
With the help of Duarte and Richard, we were able to book a few things:

- Hike through the highest peaks of the island (Pico Ruivo and Pico Areeiro)
- Trip to Fajã dos Padres (Paradise on earth)
- Trip to Cabo Girão
- Transfer from the hotel to the airport

- On our way to the hike, Richard and Duarte took us to this chapel located in Funchal heights, overlooking the city.
We learned through them some very interesting facts about the origin of the island while enjoying the gorgeous viewpoint.
Duarte drove us all to Pico Areeiro to sent us on our hike but not before we got to taste his delicious home made honey cake.
Richard was our guide for the following couple of hours that took us to go from Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo. Along the way, we got to learn tons of things about the fauna and flora of the island. The terrain was steep at times but Richard was patient and provided valuable explanations on how to tackle certain areas.
We finally made it to Pico Ruivo where we appreciated the full beauty of the island. The views are unreal, we were culminating above the clouds and decided to rest for a minute prior to starting our descent. Duarte met us at the pickup point, located on the other side of Pico Ruivo, after a relaxing 30mn walk that completed our hike.

- Duarte picked us up from the hotel and dropped us off at the entrance of Fajã dos Padres. We weren’t sure what time we wanted to head back to the hotel and he offered his personal cell number so I could let him know 30mn in advance. We played it by ear as my wife and I really enjoyed ourselves down there. We took the cable car all the way to the bottom of the cliff, roamed around the gorgeous gardens full of fruit trees, papayas, mangoes, bananas, tomatoes, peppers, avocados, limes...the list gets longer as I think of it. We stopped at the restaurant by the ocean and had an amazing meal with phenomenal views. This place is truly paradise on earth.
Ready to go, we give him a call. He showed up 30mn later as promised.
On the way back to the hotel, he offered to take us to Cabo Girão. It is the highest most beautiful viewpoint in all Europe. Step onto the 500m up in the air glass platform and you’ll understand why.

Our trip came to an end and it was time for us to leave this wonderful place. We talked to Duarte about potentially needing a ride to the airport and realized that his services were not only cheaper than the competition but they came with another stop to a little town by the airport, to appreciate one more delicious Portuguese coffee. Thanks to him, we made it to our flight on time and completely free of stress.

-Duarte was our go to guy the whole time and also happens to be the owner of the company. Very pleasant man that didn’t hesitate to show us more than what was planned. He made sure we had a great time and would take us to hidden gems that you don’t get to see and appreciate when on a tour bus. The VIP service was really catered to our style of vacation and the activities my wife and I wanted to do. We were also able to purchase a couple of his homemade honey cakes so we can share them with people back at home and tell them about our wonderful honeymoon trip.

The island has so much to offer but it’s impossible to see it all in one week. It’s a great reason to go back to explore more of it.
We definitely recommend Pearl of the Atlantic’s services if you want to feel like a valued client with activities that are crafted around your needs and interests. It’s almost as if you were on a trip with family. Not only my wife and I had a great time but we also made two friends out of this experience.
Written July 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sasnauskaitem
Kaunas, Lithuania4 contributions
Vereda Pico Areeiro, Pico Ruivo
May 2019 • Friends
We had a tour with Richard at Vereda Pico Areeiro and Pico Ruivo. It was a really great experience, Richard was very helpful and friendly during climbing even it was not an easy one. The Driver Duarte was very pleasent, picked up us from our hotel, which was not in the capital, treted us with traditional local sugar cane pie. We found out some intereting facts, places and old roads of Madeira we did not know before. We also liked that they recommended us shorter trip which was a really good choice for our physical endurance even though we had ordered longer and more difficult one before.
I highly recommend Richard and Duarte for anyone who would like to experience the island of Madeira to the fullest!
Written May 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GuidoBrunetti
Worcestershire, UK33 contributions
Wonderful experience on Pico Areeiro/Pico Ruivo walk
Mar 2019 • Couples
We did two walks with Pearl of the Atlantic with Richard as our guide on both occasions: Levada Caldeira Verde and the Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo walk. Richard collected us promptly from our hotel on both occasions and proved a most informative and genial companion. We were fortunate to have fabulous weather for the Pico Ruivo walk and had the most wonderful views. It’s a pretty tough walk with some strenuous passages, both uphill and down. I’m not good with heights so I found parts of it pretty scary but the feeling of elation which my wife and both felt takes some beating. We are determined to return to Madeira and will certainly be using Pearl of the Atlantic again for other walks.
Written March 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christos Peristianis
London, UK1 contribution
Excellent hiking trip
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had a hiking trip between Pico Areeiro and Pico Ruivo with Richard and Duarte. They both were amazing and very friendly. They showed us much more locations than what was included in the hiking trip, driving us around the east of Madeira and some other amazing locations. Richard was very enjoyable and friendly, making us feel very welcome. Duarte was very knowledgeable and seemed to know a lot about the island and many people. He arranged a visit to a steam rum factory for us (the only one in the island) and a private tour guide of the factory as he knew the person working there. They also arranged an amazing lunch for us. Overall it was an amazing day and most definitely we will be coming back to Madeira to see the rest of the island with them.
Written February 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maija O
Riga, Latvia50 contributions
Highly recommended marvellous hiking experience
Dec 2018 • Solo
Personalized tour and hike was perfectly organized, on time, with very personal attitude, and very professional by my guide Richard. I was able to negotiate on all what I wanted from this trip experience. Thanks for the pics as well!
Written January 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Juha Putkonen
3 contributions
Awesome Hiking and Views
Nov 2018 • Couples
I had a wonderful hike with my wife to the summits of Madeira. We walked from Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo and back with our guide Marco. It was quite an excise and we were rather exhausted afterwards, but the tour was definitely worth it, views and experience were awesome.
The tour was well arranged, everything was as said and agreed. Our guide Marco took us safely to Pico Areeiro and back, and he was good company on the tour.
We got also plenty of great photos, thank you.
Written November 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kieran Y
7 contributions
pico ruivo
Jul 2018 • Solo
Pearl of the Atlantic was so amazing. richards and team were very helpful throughout the journey and gave alot information during the hike! highly recommend to anyone who is looking for an experienced guide for tours in maderia!
Written July 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi, Kieran, thank you very much for your comment. Our aim is to excel with our customers.
Written August 4, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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