Tour guide spoke good English and had good knowledge about the area as he was from Santana, his name was Gama. Thankyou Gama for a lovely tour in your homeland. Only gripe would be the 1 and half hour stop for lunch. 1 hour would have been plenty a little too long not a lot to see. The rest of the tour had some spectacular breathtaking views. Would definitely recommend as we have booked tours in other countries ourselves and we always choose Viator.
Marco is a driver/guide, 2-in-1. Nice tour around the eastern part of the island - São Lourenço, Pico Arieiro, Ribeiro Frio, Machico, etc. 90-min lunch might be too long and 20 minutes for São Lourenço is a way too short. Otherwise, all good.
Truly an exceptional tour guide though I can't remember his name. He was able to easily converse with all members of the tour in their native tongue-moving easily between English and Portuguese. We were allowed time at each location to explore on our own but he pointed out the highlights ahead of time so we wouldn't miss anything. I'm glad I went on this tour. You will be too.
Great tour! Went up the mountains and above the clouds! The basket factory was a great place to visit and all the various viewpoints we stopped at were amazing.
Stopped at a lovely restaurant in Santana which had chicken and beef BBQ'ed on skewers! Best meal we had during the holiday.
The tour guide was ok. The majority of time she forgot to translate it in English and just spoke German since the majority were German speakers. Also, in Pico Do Ariero she didn’t leave us much time to walk all the way to the peak. The Places we visited were amazing overall
excellent guide, the only small thing would be to confirm with people beforehand that, although lunch is not included in the price, the plan is to eat together at a pre-arranged venuerather than self-catering