Thanks for a brilliant day with your tour company on Wedenesday, 24th. November.
I asked for front seats for filming on the North tour which we were given. I enclose a record of the day.
Sorry it's a bit late to post my review.
Will contact you again when we are next in Madeira.
Best wishes to you and to Tino, our driver.
Madeira was great - stayed in a beautiful ocean front hotel so didn't get out and about too much. We did spend a day doing a happy tour and as promised, just a quick (somewhat belated) note to say how great it was. The tour was fantastic - covering so many great places. The driver was brilliant - a real character. Lunch was great.
Would recommend, for the personal touch, and also the bargain basement price (not sure if that's still the case but I'm sure you can haggle).
All the best
Marco, it was a pleasure meeting you.
We enjoyed Madeira island very much and had a fantastic time there. We enjoyed the 3 tours that we booked through you.
1. West Tour - it was a great way to see a lot of the island and the diversity within it such as the plain at the top of the mountains where we could see the start of the Rabacal levada walk. We enjoyed Porto Moniz as it was hot and sunny there and there was a special bathing area amongst the lava rocks.
On the way back we stopped at the start of a beautiful levada walk which we took the opportunity to walk along for a short distance.
2. Short levada walk to the Tea House - this was a great introduction to levada walking as we went through a wooded area and passed some houses and gardens before reaching the Tea House for some lovely homemade cake and scone and a pot of tea.
3. Long levada walk at Rabacal to Risco Waterfall and then 25 Fountains - this was a great walk and the one we had decided to do before we went to Madeira as we have been visiting waterfalls this year. It was a great adventure for us. The tunnel at the end was great, easy to walk through like you said.
We really saw why the levadas were made to take the water from the North to the South side of the island as it rained on the walk on the North side of the island but when we came out of the tunnel on the South side it was sunny and warm! The view of the mountain side was lovely and green.
May God bless you,
Mary and David
In December 2010, my son and I enjoyed a fabulous holiday in Madeira.
The highlight of our visit was the three tours we did with Madeira Happy Tours – West, East and Nuns Valley.
I write to recommend this company to anyone wanting to discover Madeira with a small group of like-minded people at an affordable price, with each guest getting personal attention from the friendly and knowledgeable tour guides.
In particular, I would like to thank Marco, the company owner, for delivering what he promised.
Sergio, one of the drivers for having spare coats to lend people at the tops of mountains when it was cold but most of all Patricia who as well as being great fun and very knowledgeable was easily the best and safest woman driver I have ever known!
Adrian & George Ward, United Kingdom
Good evening Marco.
Greetings from a very cold Ireland. I wish we were back in Madeira.
On behalf of my wife Mary, and myself, I would like to thank you for the efficiency of your service.
I also wish to thank you for the excellent tour we had on Thursday last.
Should we ever return to the island we will certainly contact you, and also give your contact details to anybody we know who would be going to Madeira.
We enjoyed our three trips with Happy Tours. We did North, West and Nuns Valley.
Each one was very good value and made our lovely holiday in Madeira island very interesting.
The whole holiday was excellent and we shall repeat it.
Jean and Dianne.
Just a short note to say how good it was to see you again when we visited Madeira recently, and to thank you for arranging our South West Tour which we did on Saturday 4 December. The driver/guide was excellent and we shall look forward to doing this tour again on a future visit when, hopefully, the weather will be kinder to us.
We will be back staying at our apartment in The Residence next year (28 November to 5 December) and shall look forward to seeing you again then.
With all best wishes to you and your family for a very Happy Christmas and a good New Year.
On Thursday 11th November 2010 we went on the morning Nun's Valley Tour. It was excellent. The driver was knowledgeable and kept us well informed throughout the tour. We were a small party of eight in a comfortable minibus.
A good time was had by all.
Friday, the 19th. of November 2010, we went on the tour to the West of the island which was very pleasant. The weather was good and our driver, Roger was excellent! He was very informative and we learnt a lot about the island, its culture and its vegetation.
We had a lovely three course meal which was very good value with a nice glass of Madeira wine.
I can well recommend the excursions to any holiday makers and to book with Madeira Happy Tours, which are very helpful and of excellent value.
We were very pleased with the tour we took on the 26th of Oct 2010. The guide was very informative and the island itself is very beautiful. The roads are a bit of an eyeopener...but were the best views I've ever seen. The highlight was....the lunch in a cave!! The food was excellent and couldn't beat the atmosphere!