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“Excellent, super friendly, knowledgeable guide!”

Up Mountain Madeira
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$207.47*
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PRIVATE Ponta de Sao Lourenco Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 105 Tours in Funchal
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Owner description: we love our island and love to show and give you the real Madeira! The Up Mountain Madeira tours started in the beginning of 2012 , taking our visitors as friends that want to see and try Madeira, far away from the tourist crowds and boring, soulless tours and trafic tourist convoys. We are still a very very small company, with just 2 jeeps, and our tours are always done by a certified guide, by foot or in an open classic UMM jeep, all done in a very calm safe and relaxed way. we have our shared jeep regular tours, and also can tailor out your tour,for you and your party, focusing what you love the most, so if you think you got what it's needed, and brave enough to leave your cosy sofa, to really live Madeira, take a ride with us. discover the real traditional places, markets and people, not as catle! Madeira is famous for its exuberant nature and its fantastic climate, but also for its people hospitality..and we know that Madeira has so much to offer and best is hiking trails, paths and levadas by foot or by jeep.No Crowds, No Rush, small groups, great adventures! we are a certified and bounded tourism animation company by the Portuguese government under license 118/M/2011 and all our activities are covered and insured
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Excellent, super friendly, knowledgeable guide!”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

We had a wonderful time on the open Jeep West tour with Nicolau! It is obvious that he loves his home island and is so happy to share his knowledge with visitors. He did an incredible job translating between French and English to the 4 of us and made us feel like we were conversing with each other! We had a blast and would definitely recommend Nicolau's tours to anyone wanting an authentic tour from someone who loves his job!

Visited April 2013
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NicolauCamara, CFO - Chief of Fun Operations at Up Mountain Madeira, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Hllo my friend, lol that day was so funny, wen i take two diferent nationalities, allways end up speaking french to who speaks english and english to who speaks french heeheheh

Was so nice to know you and hope you come back soon

thank you

Nicolau
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“2 Fantastic days out”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Had a trip out to the east of the island that was brilliant. so good we immediately booked to go out 2 days later to the west of the island. Nicolau is very friendly and makes you feel like family. His knowledge and love for his home Island of Madeira is infectious. The days out were fun and the local restaurants he took us to for lunch provided great food and good wine and for only €10! At least one day off road seeing the real island with Nicolau is a must for anyone visiting Madeira.

Visited May 2013
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NicolauCamara, CFO - Chief of Fun Operations at Up Mountain Madeira, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Hellooooooo Thank you so much my friends, we had a great week together, hope you come back soon..and by the way, your cats are geourgeous!!

See you soon

Nicolau
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SE England
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic day out”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

What an experience this was. Definitely the best trip of our holiday in Madeira.
Nik is an independent operator who specialises in taking small groups into the mountains to experience the "real Madeira". He gives you the option of stopping at the usual watering holes etc used by the bigger companies but if you are more adventurous, just put yourselves in his hands and he will take you off the beaten track - literally - and to experience the true tastes of Madeira in local bars en route.
He responds to your individual needs too. We were a group of 8 one of which was nervous of heights but he kept her at her ease throughout the trip whilst enabling us all to enjoy the terrific views on offer.
Off-roading in the jeep is great fun, especially standing up.
So in summary, if you are a small group and prefer to do things a little differently in good company, this is definitely for you. Well done Nik.

Visited May 2013
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NicolauCamara, CFO - Chief of Fun Operations at Up Mountain Madeira, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Hello My good friends, was so nice to meet you, we had a great day, its amazing wen i have the oprotunity of giving a litle bit of my island to the people that really want to know it!!

Thank you sooo much!

Miss you all

Nicolau
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Budapest
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“Absolutely fantastic experience”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you'd like to discover this absolutely beautiful island, then you should call Nicolau from Up Mountain Madeira. He is a great guide who loves and knows his island, he is a great person and a fun companion for the long walks or for the rides around the island in his military jeep. There is no way to get the Madeira-feeling better. He explained a lot about the island, it's economy, celebrations, plants and people. We enjoyed every minute of the time spent with Nicolau and would recommand him warmly to anyone.

Visited May 2013
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NicolauCamara, CFO - Chief of Fun Operations at Up Mountain Madeira, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
thank you so muchhh Monica, hope to see you soon my friend :)

Thank you

Nicolau
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Perth, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Awesome Tour!!!”
Reviewed May 15, 2013 via mobile

This is the tour to go on if you want to do something different from the standard tour bus. Nicolau was a great guide. Very passionate and knowledgeable about the island and stopping at roadside bars for some local brew is a great way to go. Tour was pretty much a full day and we covered so much on and off road areas, seeing all different parts of the island, even a levada walk. If you are in Madeira you HAVE to do this tour!

Visited May 2013
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NicolauCamara, CFO - Chief of Fun Operations at Up Mountain Madeira, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Hello my good friend, stopping at the bars - TASCAS - its a must. i dont belive the amount of people that come to our island and doesnt taste the real stuff.. im so glad you enjoyed.

I wait for your visit soon

Nicolau
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