A few days after taking this tour, we went on a minibus trip. Both were excellent experiences but afterwards I appreciated why it was worth paying more for a jeep trip. It was much more personal in a smaller number and I got to sit up front with the driver, Nelson. I was able to ask him loads of questions, and as he was able to answer all of them it made a much more satisfying day. Nelson was able to simultaneously drive, do offroading, give a talk and translate into several languages, all without crashing the vehicle! I am totally in awe of these guides and think they must be the elite of the tourism trade in Madeira. I hope they get paid accordingly by their bosses.
Absolutely fabulous- our guide was Nelson- very personable, informative and passionate about his country- knew loads of information. He was very considerate and not once did we feel we were rushed or on a tight time frame. We had fun on the off-road part of the trip- my 13 year old absolutely loved it but you do need bouncy knees and strong arms if you want to stand up as it is a very bumpy ride. This is not a trip for the infirm but I believe that Green Dragon do other trips more suitable for people who want something a bit more sedate. Lovely morning- just the right length of time, stop for a drink half way- saw parts of the Eastern side of the Island we wouldn't have seen- loved it- would recommend whole heartedly and we would book with them again- thank you Nelson
This trip was absolutely fabulous. Hugo was an amazing guide and extremely knowledgeable and a very pleasant person. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he explained and enthused about the beautiful island of Madeira. We very highly recommend this company and this particular trip.