As posted on Trip Advisor web site - 13.03.2012
Nothing seems too much trouble for this Company, excellent service, brilliant guides and transport.
We booked with them before we travelled via the internet, well worth it. Great value for money!
This tour company is brilliant from ease of booking, to being picked up at your hotel and being dropped off back there. The guide I had was very friendly and informative, I would certainly use them again, the transport provided was of a high standard. Very very reasonable prices.....check them against other tour organisers.
In our visit during December to Madeira, we decided to take a Levada walk with this company - they pick you up at your hotel, and the walks are reasonably priced.
The Rabacal walk starts high up on the north-west of Madeira, and the last part of the route to get there is a steep, single-track track. The views at the top are of lush green jungle on steep slopes. At first you walk down a narrow road for 1 km, and then go along Levada tracks, with water rushing past. At least one of the trickles of water cascading into one of the Levadas is OK to drink. The best sights on the walk are a high waterfall and a smaller waterfall, still quite high, and the pool that it falls into. Most of the walk is under trees, so there are not many opportunities to get good views - that disappointed me a bit. The pick-up at the hotel was fine and the guide was excellent. I would go with this company again and recommend it.
Thank for providing us with the private island tour - the driver was brilliant and deserves a special mention.
As posted on Trip Advisor (5 star review!):
Our first trip to Madeira and it was amazing thanks to Marco of Madeira Happy Tours.
We arrived in Madeira on the 20th of December and the first thing we did was walk the streets of Lido and Funchal, scoping out the possibility of guided tours and/or walks.
We knew we wanted to participate in activities and "see, experience, and feel" Madeira, but with WHOM should we choose to arrange our activities with. As we had never been to Madeira before, we really didn't know who to go with. Big company, or small? it can very much be overwhelming with all the offers that are out there.
After much walking and pondering, we happened to come across "Madeira Happy Tours" in the Lido area (within a 5 to 10 minute walk of our Hotel, the Pestana Promenade).
On the store's window, there listed many bus tours, but one caught my eye. A half-day tour to Nun's Valley - 12 Euros each.
I said to my husband, a half day for 12 Euros?
Good opportunity to test this company out and if a wash, we are only out 24 Euros (12 Euros each). He whole-heartedily agreed. So, we entered the store and that's when we met Marco, the owner/proprietor of Madeira Happy Tours.
Marco was very enthusiastic and friendly and welcomed us into his store. He seemed genuine and honest, but of course - we were still skeptical, as there were so many offers and companies out there, you don't know who to trust. Again, the thought of booking a half day for 12 Euros was a good test for this company.
The next afternoon (21st December) we were picked up promptly (on time) at our hotel and taken to Nun's Valley.
The tour was excellent and satisfied beyond our expectations. We returned that evening to Happy Tours and began planning our next adventures.
I just want to say thank you agin for a wonderful time. The kids loved the trip and so did the adults. The lunch was amazing as well. Patricia was a great guide. If we ever get back to Madeira, we will definitively book with you guys again :)
Thank you so much for the two trips, we really enjoyed them.
We felt very safe with your really good driving.
We will certainly tell everyone about Happy Tours, because you really made ours happy.
Emma and Mark
Dear Alice & Marco,
I thought i needed to send you a mail to let you have some feed back about our trip to the Nun's valley on 12th December.
I am a coach driver and tour guide in Tenerife and thought the whole trip was excellent and very professional, the driver Miguel was five minutes early at the pick up point, which is always a good start, he was very friendly and knowledgeable and took us on a wonderful excursion, he is a great ambassador for the company.
We will be back to Madeira in the future and will definitely use your company again and will be recommending your tours to our friends and on cruise web sites.
Thank you for making our short stay in Madeira so enjoyable.
Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Thanks to Alice Scherlies, Bruno Telo and Patricia Freitas for their excellent service.
I went on the East tour with Bruno, October 14th and on the West tour with Patricia on October 15th, both very interesting excursions and a special thanks to Alice for her efforts!
I will be back in spring 2012 with my wife and some friends. Sure I will contact Madeira Happy Tours on beforehand to decide about new trips...
Curt Björkquist, Linköping, Sweden
Dear Madeira Happy Tours Team,
You gave us a wonderful day on your South Tour.
Bruno, our driver, was so well informed and gave clear commentaries in both English and German.
The visited scenery was spectacular and very interesting.
Thank you very much Happy Tours.
We´ll certainly travel with you again and recommend you to our friends.
Martina Elsner & Joachim Kockisch,