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Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

We booked the FlowerEast tour for the 7th of December. We can honestly say it was one of the best tours we have been on. The tour guide was friendly and welcoming. We could tell he was passionate about madeira and wanted us to know everything about the island, he would stop and show & pick us wild fruits that grow naturally, my favourite was the banana passionfruit. I don't think you would have had all of this if you were to go with a big tour group and on a coach, so it was nice to see stuff not other people would see. If we visit madeira again we would 100% book with this company.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2019

I loved this outing...we got lucky with the weather and it was spectacular , had a nice small group , up mountain were v helpful in working to accommodate us as we were only two and squeezed us in with another group. Is still small and nice number to socialise with on the walk.Nico and David are lovely guys ,they are so happy and laid back and you can tell they love their work and their island and David the guide is very patient and knowledgeable and and he knows what he is doing up in the mountains and you feel you are in very safe hands, the views and scenery are outstanding and the little touches on the way back are also nice, the Trek itself did not feel too long although there is a fair amount of climbing (it’s on two proper mountains! So expect a fair amount of up ) , there is one section of ladders that is quite strenuous but David made sure everyone took their time and got up ok. and there are some very high spectacular drops although they are protected so my vertigo didn’t come out too much
,So I would say you need to be reasonably in shape to do this but it’s not OTT .would also recommend the Lorano walk between Machino and Port de la Cruz along the northern eastern sea cliffs also with Upmountain ,this Is less strenuous and also spectacular and very beautiful, These two walks have been the highlight for us for our holidays in Maderia so would really recommend them ,

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2019

Our tour from start to finish was very well designed by Nico who was quick to respond to emails and punctual with our pickup. David, our accredited mountain guide, kept us aware of what was coming next at each juncture of the walk and we felt safe throughout the hike, in spite of a few steep climbs and elevated views. We would totally recommend this tour AND Up Mountain to take you there!

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2019

We had reserved a sunrise hike on PR 1- from Pico do Areerio to Pico Ruivo with Up Mountain Madeira. From our first emailed query about the tour until we said "good-bye," Nico was extremely helpful, friendly, and informative. The morning of our hike he picked us up at our hotel and drove us up the mountain. We were the only guests on the early December hike.
Unfortunately, the weather at the trailhead was abysmal when we arrived. Rain, heavy fog, and high winds made the hike impossible. Nico offered us many options including a full refund, but we wanted to go hiking. He suggested the "Edge of Paradise" hike instead which turned out to be a fabulous recommendation. The hike was beautiful and of moderate intensity and it wasn't one we would have been able to navigate on our own. Our guide, David, was fantastic. He knew the area well, he was very informative about the land, the local plants (he gave us some tastings of exotic fruit along the way) and he was willing to take as much time as we wanted/needed to enjoy the hike.
Our hike ended at the Engenhos do Norte rum factory where we enjoyed a shot of rum & a poncha. After the hike, David texted me some photos he had taken of us on our hike which was a very nice surprise. When choosing a tour company for the hike we had contacted a big tour company and received a cold, impersonal reply to our inquiry. We selected Up Mountain Madeira because of the friendly personal responses from Nico. This turned out to be a great decision.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 15, 2019 via mobile

I had a really good time with Nico and David. Nico was very communicative and personally answered all my questions before the tour. He also went out of his way to make sure that my tour had enough people so it wouldn’t be canceled. The hike itself was amazing, we got to see awesome views.

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