Up Mountain Madeira
Up Mountain Madeira
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road ToursWalking ToursPrivate ToursNature & Wildlife Tours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
since 2009 offering you the best of Madeira island trough the eyes and the hearth of a Local! On our private or shared Hikes and Levada Walks, Jeep tours 4x4 Safaris, Excursions and Tours, Cultural Heritage and Food and drink tours etc! Still a small local company, with the same goal since 2009 working with very small groups all done in a very calm safe and relaxed way, private or shared with others(max 6 or 8 persons), we believe that's the best way to make you love our island as we do, and with a very small percentage of travellers travelling with us,(comparing to many other big tourist providers who were listed before us) we have been making every day new friends, who then spend time, writing back leaving feedback, that way keeping ourselfs on business, doing what we love the most! We are a certified tourism bureau certified company fully insured since 2009! Contact us, we would love to have you with us!
Funchal, Portugal

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2023

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gavin malavolta
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
this was our second trip to Madeira and our second 4x4 tour with UpMountainMadiera, and we LOVE this. UMM just give you more than other companies (and we have been with others). The drivers are more open and personal and the trip never feels like a practised tour with the same speech over and over again. Fun, educational and enriching, the tour, both times, was the highlight of our Madeira vist. This time around we took the "south surf" 4x4 full day tour. We saw amazing places that we otherwise wouldnt have seen. We even modified the tour dur to poor weather on the plateau and instead took a longer visti to Calhau das Achadas which was stunningly amazing. Won't forget a single minute!
Written March 9, 2020
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Hello my sweet friends thank you so much for your review so happy you had a great time despite the weather, and making the last minute changes were worth it :D its easier wen we are a small company to do it so!! Hope to see you back many more times!! one big huig
Written May 28, 2020
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Traveler49j
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
In early February, 2020, I made 3 day trips with Up Mountain Madeira: Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo, Land of Water and Ponta de São Lourenço. These hikes were the highlight of 2 weeks on Madeira. The Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo walk was a highlight of 50 years of hiking. By arriving very early in the morning, we saw the sun rise from above the clouds, and it just got better and better on this amazing walk across the top of Madeira. David and Nico were wonderful and all three trips ran perfectly. Starting with coffee in the dark and finishing with Poncha in the sunshine, nothing could have made these trips any better. I can't wait to return to Madeira and my next trip with Up Mountain Madeira. Thank you.
Written February 24, 2020
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We had a great time sharing our island with you, and thank you so much for sharing the 3 walks and we cant wait to do ally he other hikes we talked about on your return!!
Written May 28, 2020
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Jayne B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
We've had 2 previous trips in other years where we had full and half day tours of the island. Both times we thoroughly enjoyed and so when my husband said there's now an evening food tour, we just had to.
This felt totally bespoke to us, and being driven to locations we've never been before, trying food and drinks we've never had before was brilliant.
Door to door service, 4 brand new alcoholic drinks discovered (diesel was my favourite whereas Nikita won my husband's vote), snacks never tasted before with the drinks, an amazing meal and watching the sun set, this is a highly recommended experience.
Nico is really passionate about what he does and is great company. Felt like we'd known him for a long time.
Next time we're back in Madeira we'll do this again and, it's given us new places to go back.
Written September 20, 2021
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thnak you for keep returning!! Thank you so much for your words and you can bet we work exactly for people like you!! We know we are a small sustainable local company and we will keep on doing so ,working exclusively in small groups, showing you the real Madeira, trough the eyes of a local. Your Review and your your support makes us extremely proud, knowing that most of our customers are people who return or come recommended by past travelers, this is ho we keep on work along with the big companies – Making a difference and being original, in our hikes, jeep safaris, food tours etc So happy you had a good time for us it was a pleasure, we genuinely hope it doesn’t take long for you to be back in Madeira as we still have lot more to explore! Sending you a big hug and good vibes from your Madeira friends
Written January 16, 2022
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Roshni
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip and an incredible way to explore Madeira in this way! Diego was an great tour guide for us - he was good at reading the crowd, and made it a very personalised experience (we had a private tour). He was very good at keeping up the banter and still providing good information about the island in a fun way! He was also really attentive to our needs, especially being careful with our pregnant friend. The poncha stop and off road jeep driving were so much fun too!! We would definitely recommend this tour to everyone and wish we could have done more! Thank you to Diego and Up Mountain Madeira for making our trip even more special!
Written May 21, 2023
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MartynForshaw
Southampton, UK101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
These guys were awesome, we booked a Jeep tour and a levada walk on two separate days and both trips were amazing, We were a group of six for the Jeep tour and only eight for the Levada walk. Both were excellent value and exactly what we wanted. Thanks for being so easy to deal with and providing a great experience, David our guide was brilliant. They responded quickly to my emails and organised just what we wanted, we will be back to Madeira and will certainly use them again. Highly recommended!!
Written February 1, 2020
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Thank you so much for your words and your support, so happy you had a good time for us it was a pleasure we belive that’s one of the big advantages of walking exclusively in small groups.Hey come back soon ok? We still have lot more to explore!
Written May 28, 2020
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RickMacD
Warmington, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
I organised a private tour for some friends for a Christmas present and of course we joined them. Nico went over and above the bounds of duty to accommodate the trip for us and believe me it was well worth it. Our driver Ricardo was brilliant from start to finish and very knowledgeable and stopped at a fabulous local restaurant for lunch.
We all agreed it was a truly remarkable adventure and would strongly recommend it to anyone thinking of a Safari trip on the island.
Written February 7, 2023
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Abby G
Santiago, Chile2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We used Up Mountain Madeira for a private 4 person jeep tour while our ship was in port. The whole tour was excellent. Our guide (Edgar)0 was knowledgeable, and helpful. For example, when I asked about honey cakes, he took me to a minimart to buy his favorite brand. NIco, who I think is the owner was great to work with - always prompt to reply to requests, and changed the tour when we went from 6 to 4 people due to a covid cancellation. In addition, my husband left his phone in the jeep, and Nico (and Edgar made sure we got it back.

If I could give them Excellent ++ I would, and if I'm ever back, I'll call them first.
Written October 30, 2022
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Gavin M
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
this is our second visit to Madeira, and the second time we have toured with UMM. We have been with other companies, but these guys are by far the best in terms of genuine friendly touring and activities. Unlike many of the other impersonal comapnies or those that try too hard to pals with the tourists, these guys operate on a level where they make you feel a part of the island, not just a visitor. This time we took the south surf 4x4 full day tour and didn't regret it. We modified the tour because of poor weather on the plateau and spent more time at Cahau das Achadas which was the high-point of our week in Madeira. We will be back!
Written March 9, 2020
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Hello, my good friend thank you so much for your beautiful words. we love wen we have people that returns and we always aim for the best possible day!! so happy that you had a good time
Written May 28, 2020
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Nikita S
Groningen, The Netherlands4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Had one of the best experiences in a lifte time with this organisatoren. Me and my friend were picked up early in the morning.

We had a small group of 7 hikers. We were at the top op the pico Arieiro at 06:40 am. Had the most incredible sunrise, never seen something so beautiful. After that we did the PR1 hike to the Pico Ruivo. Al the beautiful views we saw on the way where breath taking!

The organisation was amazing! Nico and David were great! Nico was our driver. On the way to the mountain and on the way back hé told us all kind of things about the island and on the way back we Made certain stops to look around.

David was our guide at the mountain! He was so kind and i really liked his spirit! You can tell he really loves his job and does it with passion! He takes really good care of all the members of the group so everybody felt safe! Had the most amazing day with these guys! I really recommend this organisation! Next time in madeira i’ll go with them again!
Written July 12, 2022
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this is what makes us continue, thak you soo much for your words!!
Written April 29, 2023
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ptk58
Oregon Coast, OR7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
This was the third time I’ve gone with Up Mountain Madeira for a full-day shore excursion. Each time was with a different party— husband, friends, then husband plus more friends. Obviously I’ve been very happy with them. My friends havre been very happy too.
The first things to know is Up Mountain Madeira is responsive, reliable, efficient, and flexible. Regular communication for booking and confirmation. Waiting with a sign at the port, so we were quickly on our way. During our first visit the West was socked in, so we went East.
Add authentic. We visited an authentic Santana house, not a replica. (May not be available any longer due to death in family.) Nico/Vito made sure we had an opportunity for local foods for lunch and ordered ahead. We were able to enjoy a relaxed lunch without waiting. This is all to say they have the bases covered for an enjoyable, stress free excursion.
The best thing about Up Mountain Madeira is that Nico and Vito instantly felt like long-time friends.

A highlight of the excursions was the levada walks. Beautiful scenery, a break from the van, and very easy.

East or west? Both are beautiful. West has the more dramatic vistas. The levada walk for Flower East is wooded and peaceful. You can’t go wrong.
Written March 25, 2023
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