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It was so nice I will be next year .it is a good idea to do this tour. Take your time Do be in a... read more

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simply perfect

I booked 2 excursions with this company and both were great as far as organization,punctuality,van... read more

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Reviewed May 14, 2019

This was a trip to Sete Cidades Lakes on Sao Miguel on 29 April 2019. We were on a cruise to the island and wanted a decent tour, different to the restricted ones offered by P&O. Collection was from the port, on time, by Pedro in a very comfortable Volvo XC90.
The weather was appalling, with drizzly rain and mist - which didn't bode well for scenic views of the lakes. As we rose up into the hills, the weather deteriorated and we saw many ordinary coaches at viewpoints along the way. They were hardly able to see their hands in front of their faces, let alone the views over the lakes. Pedro assured us we would get to view the lakes because he intended taking us right down to their shores. He was true to his word and we were able to take a leisurely trip round the bottom of the craters where, despite the lack of sunshine, we got good views.
The flora and fauna were wonderful and Pedro stopped whenever we, and our 2 travelling companions from the USA, wanted to take pictures. We spent a good hour going round the 2 lakes and were able to see their blue and green colours.
On the way back to the city the rain had become worse, but that did not deter Pedro from continuing with the arrangements he had made for us. We stopped in a scenic picnic area where he took us up a track to a sort of Pagoda building with a stone table beneath it. The rain was unable to penetrate and he whisked out a large tablecloth, cups, flasks of coffee (home-grown and blended), a selection of teas and delightful Portuguese biscuits.. It was very enjoyable and a nice surprise.
We were back in the main town by the allotted time, having stopped on the return journey to look at some street art (which we had told Pedro we would like to see).
Nothing was too much trouble for Pedro. His English was good and his commentary informative.
I have no hesitation in recommending Bio&Bird Tours - well worth the money (and costing considerably less than the ship's tours).

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

We booked two vans with 4 couples to a van. The vans were clean, comfortable, and our driver guides Ricardo and Jose were outstanding. I highly recommend this company and would not hesitate to use them again. Their tours ere comprehensive, the guides very knowledgeable, and the scenery breathtaking. We had a fabulous day!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 29, 2019

Booked this tour as we were visiting from the ship Celebrity Reflection today. The weather didn't promise to be great but we decided that we wanted to see some of the island anyway. What a great day ! Our driver Jose was fantastic and went out of his way to make sure that we saw as much as possible, even though it was a little foggy at times. He took us to a local cafe which made the cakes in front of us when we said we wanted a coffee, and then at lunchtime he took us to another local cafe who made us the most fabulous cheese toastie from local cheese. We would never have found these places on our own . He showed us the volcano, the lake, the cooking of food underground, the tea plantation tour, a lot of coastal views and local churches, along with a few towns. He was a fantastic person to be with for the day and a wealth of knowledge. Just the 4 of us, in a very comfortable car/ small van. We could stop and start when we wanted. Great day - thank you so much Jose and Amazing Tours. Would highly recommend this company.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019

Paula was absolutely outstanding. We did one and a half days of touring. Saw all kinds of fascinating sites .... Tea plantation, pineapple plantation, hot springs, botanical gardens, churches .... you name it, we saw it!! Paula knows this island and her expertise made touring fun. We really enjoyed our time with her. My wife and I learned a lot about the Sao Miguel island. Book your private tour with Amazing Tours and ask for Paula!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mark K
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

Amazing Tours lives up to it's name & more. Our tour host Ricardo Amorin was a walking history and current events guide with a great sense of humor. Our group of 18 people could not have been in better hands. We also hired Amazing Tours for our shorter transportation & shuttles and was always an enjoyable experience. Ricardo went beyond the tour guide roll when he followed up at the hospital after my husband was admitted to the emergency room.
Anna Holmes
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Date of experience: April 2019
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