Secret Madeira
Secret Madeira
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Cultural Tours • 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Taking you beyond the "normal". Offering visitors nothing but the best at highly affordable prices. It is important to us that our clients return with satisfaction. With more than 20 years of experience in tourism we want to share Madeira island’s Secrets with you. Join us on our many tours, shared tours,private tours and our very own exclusive tours. Our company offers our services in portuguese,spanish,italian on request,english,german and french. We pick guests in all hotels, cruiseliners. Our services are done in small groups, minibusses, small groups on our walking tours. We also organize weekly group programs for private groups. Making our guests feel at home is what our qualified team works for. All our tours and walks are guided by our company.
Funchal, Portugal

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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Sue S
Sheffield Green, UK22 contributions
Jul 2021
Their knowledge and enthusiasm is fantastic We were there for a month and wanted to see more of Madeira. We had done a couple of tours last October with another firm and were
disappointed with them as we felt rushed and didn’t get time to see any of the sites properly. We went into the friendly guide, Phillip, and he suggested secret Madeira as they are a family run company ,Tony & Lucy. The east tour didn’t start off well as our booking had gone to their spam box but when Lucy found it Tony came back for us ,leaving the other 6 passengers at the first view point and after that first glitch we had a fantastic day we weren’t rushed Tony knew the areas, what not to miss and even sent us on a short levada walk if we wanted. We got back to our hotel at 7pm feeling we had had a great day out. We went back to Philip the friendly guide to tell him what a wonderful time we had had and asked what other tours they did he told us of their agricultural tour which included a Madeiran meal We thought it sounded very good although expensive but it was well worth it we had Tony again and as we were the only two we had vip treatment. The farm in Funchal was amazing they grow loads of fruits and veg, the banana farm and consortium was an eye opener we stopped at lots of places to look at scenery and the rum factory the local car wash, a waterfall in the middle of the road finishing up at a dairy farm to see the cows being milked, a brilliant day after this we decided it would be nice to do the west coast that we had done the year before with another company. We couldn’t believe how different this tour was, we had Tony again although we did see Lucy as she was doing the same tour in another minibus, but we went a different way and had time in Port Moniz to swim in the volcanic rock pools. Tony drove on parts of the old roads and showed us sights we’d never have found on our own. We can’t praise this tour company enough if you want to see Madeira this is the company to go with. Thank you Tony we are boring the family with our new found knowledge x
Written August 15, 2021
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BulatB
15 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
I had short visit Madeira and wanted to see as more as possible.
And Secret Madeira tours gave me this.
At two day's trips I have watch a lot of picturesque sites and many interesting info about local nature and life.
Carlos and Lucy are very professional drivers (that sometimes very difficult on narrow and wriggling mountain roads), very good guides and very friendly companions.
And Lucy is very positive and merry lady especially.
Great thanks and highest recommendations!
Written October 29, 2022
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kreator1020
Mumbai, India10 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Dennis had given us a very good tour of the east. Made stops to show us views and information. It was worth while. To the people coming to the island it is better we give the tours a chance for them to show us their beautiful island and at the same time helping them sustain and grow.
Written March 14, 2020
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helendaz33
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK59 contributions
Dec 2020
We are so glad that we chose this company to show us the highlights of Madeira. We didn't choose Madeira as our original holiday destination so we didn't know what to expect. Due to Covid and cancelled holidays we came for a week to get away from the UK and wanted to fill our week with exploring the island. We chose 3 tours, Madeira East, Madeira West and Nuns Valley. Our guide for all 3 tours was Tony. He made the tours. He was knowledgable, he was funny, he was kind and patient, he drove very well (only the 2nd best Driver on the island according to him), he was never in any hurry to finish and his flora and fauna knowledge astounded us no end. We are so glad we were given this guide for 3 days of our week, we can honestly say that this made our holiday. We thank the company and Tony for his neverending stories of how the island came to be.
Written December 29, 2020
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Claire O
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Friends
Our experience with Secret Madeira was amazing. Both guides were incredibly friendly, helpful and entertaining, and were always available to help and negotiate the best prices for us.
We were very thankful to have such kind people take care of us and show us all the secrets of the island- an experience we will never forget!
Written June 7, 2021
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Kim T
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
We did the East Island full day tour with Tony from Secret Madeira and loved it! We saw so much incredible scenery and drove through many fascinating small villages in one day. We stopped regularly at viewpoints for photos in addition to the scheduled stops (which were around 30-45 minutes, except lunch break in Santana which was 1.5 hours). Pico de Arioiro was mostly clear they day we went with a gorgeous view! And Ponta de S. Lourenco was amazing! Along with everything in between! With tours like this I always wish there was more time to explore every stop, but there truly was not time and I wouldn't have left anything out!

Tony was a great guide, who could answer any question about Madeira and introduced much really interesting information. I particularly enjoyed him pointing out all the different flora and fauna along the drive, agricultural and wild. He knew the best places to stop for views, and took mostly scenic routes instead of highways.
Written July 12, 2021
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Damyana Raytcheva
5 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We did the Agricultural trip and it was fantastic. My son loved the banana story, the sugar cane juice, the cows 😊 The trip is very well organised, Lucy is the perfect guide with all local and detailed information, which you can’t get from books and leaflets.
The lunch is unique and very, very tasty.
It’s an experience that you can”t miss.
Written April 29, 2022
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Lisa v
Portugal5 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
My favourite part is that you get a real view of the agriculture in Madeira. Our guide is a local and can tell you also everything you would like to know about daylive in Madeira.
We had an exclusive lunch with only food from Madeira. Really great!
Written April 22, 2022
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Cumbrianlad86
Maryport, UK150 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Love little trip with some nice views and a go on the Tobago from Monte. Lucy was a good guide and very informative about the area and gave some great pointers.

The Nuns Valley museum isn't a great thing though.. needed a good clean and updated/extended as it didn't say anything about the Nuns escape to the Valley many years ago
Written October 10, 2020
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Hello Guests Thank you for the review. I spoke to the owner of the museum like i had promised you on the day of the tour. The owner of the museum explained that the nuns old museum house was an old stone house where all the windows and doors were open, since it was a rainy and windy day they had more dust coming into the museum than usual. Before our group arrived at the museum there had been another walking group that came in with their walking boots and had left the old wooden floor a little stained. The stop at the nuns valley is for you to see the landscape this is why i took you to Fajã Escuro to see the mountains and old roads and to visit the church. All the other attractions which normally are payed for like the museum of the nuns and chestnut house were free to guests due to Covid 19. Never the less i apologise for this although is not our responsibility to check if the museum is clean or not since our company does not own nor the restaurant nor the museum. When guest make their complaints we do a follow up to check why this had happened. The museum also has a complaint/comment book you could have left your opinion there as well. Thank you for your comment. Kind Regards Lucy de Afonseca
Written October 11, 2020
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NicoLeeds
Leeds26 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
We did two full-day tours with Lucy, the west and the east. We saw lots of this beautiful island we would never have seen on our own, and had lively and interesting commentary while we did it. Good value too, with pick-ups organised for us outside of Funchal.
Written March 28, 2022
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