Thank-you Marco for all your help and good advice on selecting our guided levada walks. Your approach is typical of the Madeiran people, who we found to be some of the most pleasant, and helpful we have encountered anywhere on our travels. We would recommend Marco and Happy Tours above all others if visitors want to see more of this beautiful island. We will be back to do the other walks one day, and with a pair of large torches this time !!!!!!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 trips with Happy Tours to the South, North and West and found the mini bus drivers very friendly. We were impressed that our driver with English, French and German passengers could speak all 3 foreign languages very well.
The tours were very good value and we were taken to lovely little places for meals - steak or fish'chips with vegetables and beer for $10 sitting on top of a moutain with fabulous views - just great.
Hope to see you on our return in 2012
The painting your wife has done in display in your shop is very special. Hope she does more.
We had an absolutely wonderful time on our full day tour of the East of Madeira. Our guide was informative, allowed sufficient time at each stop and made extra stops for photo opportunities. The minibus was in good condition and we had a truly memorable day driving around the steep and twisty mountain roads.
We will definitely be recommending your tour company and your beautiful island of Madeira to all our friends!
Take care and hope to visit again soon to do the West Island tour!!
Thanks again and wish you all the best!
Your Hong Kong friend from London,
Marco e Patrícia,
Queremos agradecer o vosso profissionalismo e dedicação. As duas excursões que fizemos Oeste e Este correram lindamente e vão ser sempre recordadas, principalmente a do Oeste, simplesmente adoramos, a Patrícia sempre cuidadosa com os turistas, sempre que passavamos por um local explicava-nos um pouco da história dessa região, o que para nós foi muito interessante.
Recomendamos, por isso, os serviços da Madeira Happy Tours, aliás, na nossa próxima viagem à vossa encantadora ilha, iremos fazer as excursões Norte e Sul para ficarmos a conhecer um pouco melhor a Madeira e gostariamos muito que fosse novamente a Patrícia a nossa guia.
Já com saudades da Madeira, esperamos voltar em breve.
Obrigada pela vossa simpatia e profissionalismo.
Cumprimentos das manas,
Inês e Joana, Porto, Portugal
We were impressed that you remembered us from our E-mail and the reception we recieved in the office was lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed our Full Day tour of the West the weather was beautiful the company on the bus was great and our driver Roger (i think that was his name) was brilliant and we had some laughs and he is very good with many camera's taking photo's for us all. We also did the Nun's valley on the Sunday which was also very good with an added bonus of a rainbow over the valley as i was taking photograph's. I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to use your services if they are travelling to this lovely island. Thankyou once again for making our trip that extra bit special.
Good experiance with Happy Tours, did 2 levada walks and a bus tour
1 Calheta levada walk (Sunday) easy walk, level route no slopes to start or finish, very good guide (Henri) excellent english, seemed to know all the locals along the route!
2 Peaks walk (Wednesday) difficult rating, lots of steps, fabulous views, final zigzag climb to lunch stop at mountain house a bit of a 'killer' Marco warned us but rest was OK. Cloudy/misty part of the way, sun and rain, go prepared walking boots and layers of clothing. Guide good excellent english and german very informative. After mountain house easy, all downhill to bus.
3 Southwest bus tour (Thursday), small bus with only 6+ driver/guide did many of the villages from Ponto do Sol to Ponta do Pargo then on to Ribeira da Vaca for lunch. Set lunch was good value but snack lunch, if you wanted a lighter meal nearly as expensive so poorer value. Driver/guide again good with good english (only english and dutch? on trip). Small group meant that we stopped often for views, worthwhile trip.
David Carroll-Gloucestershire, England
Dear Madeira Happy Tours,
We have fallen in love with Madeira and plan to return after the summer school break. We want to thank you for 3 marvellous island tours which really brought home what a paradise island you people are living on.
Most of all we enjoyed the west tour and we have literally hundreds of photographs. We learned so much, saw so much and enjoyed every minute. Thank you for your professional and informative services. We will be back!
Regards Jim and Janice
I want to thank you for your patience and assistance which was well beyond the call of duty. When we finally retrieved our lost luggage and decided to forget the two stressful days by taking an island tour, we were amazed at the care and dedication your staff showed.
We have visited Madeira on several occasions and done tours with other companies - but you excelled and we will tell all our friends about you.
Dear Marco and Danilo,
Thankyou both for your excellent and efficient service. We had a lovely time on the North part of Madeira, a good driver, with a knowledge of most subjects relating to the area that we covered.
We will definitely use your service again next year all being well.
The prices were very competitive and in most cases the cheapest.
Mike and Shirley Gough
Hello Marco, it's Linda and Phillip Brookes from England.
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your tours, and we are putting a recommendation for you on Trip Adviser on the Four Views Monumental Lido hotel review soon.
We hope you are keeping busy, but manage to enjoy some of the lovely Madeira sunshine.
We had a good journey back home. The weather has been quite good for September, mainly bright and sunny with temperatures around 18 deg, and no rain! We have enjoyed looking at your website, the pictures remind us of our holiday in Madeira.
Thank you for all your help with the tours and for lending us your bus cards, it was a pleasure to meet and talk with you.
Our best wishes and kind regards to you both
Linda and Phillip Brookes