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Making our guests happy

SINCE 2009

Gerry K
25 February, 2024

This is an awesome tour company

"I can’t say enough good things about this Company and its guides. We first took the East tour with Luis and then took the West tour with Hugo. Both guides were thorough, informative , cautious and totally knowledgeable. We learned so much - hidden gems and items of interest that would be hard to find elsewhere. It was easy to tell that these men love their island and their jobs. You will learn and you will enjoy. It’s a great experience.
Beyond that is something equally important. Driving madeira is a challenge. Their transport vans are clean and in outstanding mechanical condition. And both men were patient and cautious. So important on this island.
Any question I had, they had an answer.
This is money well spent. Enjoy"

15 February, 2024

An excellent tour

Our guide Luis Snr was excellent. Very knowledgeable on the locations, history and general useful information.
He was a very safe driver, not easy to give running commentaries whilst negotiating mountain roads.
The minibus was modern and very comfortable.
Luis did everything he could to ensure our comfort and satisfaction.
Thanks again.

Stephen W
29 January, 2024

Great Tour

Excellent guide and tour. Very scenic and informative as well. We were travelling by cruise ship and were picked up near the port exit and taken back to the ship on our return.

20 January, 2024

Go North Tour Madeira (Happy Tours)

Have now done all Happy tours full day trips and would thoroughly recommend them. The office staff are always helpful and friendly.
Today was the Go North tour ....absolutely wonderful scenery, views and coastline. Regular stops to see the sites. Our guide Nicolao was informative and a pleasure to spend the day with.
Last time was Go Southwest with Louis and we thought that could not be beaten but today was even better.
I would like to thank them again for making our stays in Madeira even more enjoyable

17 January, 2024

Friendly commentary to Nuns Valley and viewpoints

Excellent email communication and response from outset.
Collected from cruise ship at arranged time … accommodated our mobility scooter as discussed.
Small group from several pick-ups and approx 4 hour round trip with time for photos, exploration, coffees etc.
Terrific value. Very much enjoyed. Beautiful vistas in spite of a very rainy overcast day. We would use again.

James W
12 January, 2024

Three trips

We went on the go west, south west and nuns valley tours. Excellent minibus guides giving fascinating information about Madeira. Office staff excellent and attentive. Good value and comfortable minibuses. AAA+++

tony a
8 January, 2024


This was my 3rd time in Madeira and by far the best tour company I have used.
I strongly recommend that you use them. The guide Luis was very knowledgeable and accommodating, I will use them again.

William H
29 December, 2023


Another great tour to the spectacular Nuns Valley unbelievable views down the valley make this trip a must, words can not describe the Vista prepare for a viewing wonderland I will say no more as you must see for yourself, the tour is not too long around five hours and well worth doing I fully recommend

Margi S
13 December, 2023

Exceptional experience

My sister and I booked two tours with Madeira Happy Tours
The booking process was easy, and their website very intuitive.
Laura sent us more information by e-mail.

We went on the West day tour and half-day tour in Nun's Valley.

For both tours our guide was Hugo. A special thanks goes to him.
Hugo was outstanding, a nice person, educated, intelligent, prepared , he showed us Madeira as we could never have seen it on our own. We are very grateful to him for sharing Madeira's history, traditions and culture with us.

We recommend Madeira Happy Tours to everyone because everything was perfect and well organised. 

Of course, we look forward to visiting Madeira again with them.

chris p
12 December, 2023

Day trip.

An amazing and unforgettable trip. I'd recommend the Go West tour to anyone that's considering it. A very enjoyable day out and the commentary was spot on. Thanks for an excellent day out.

Sandra H
2 December, 2023

An excellent guided tour from Hugo

When we booked the tour at the lido, Estrada monumental, the great service started there with the friendly and helpful staff who arranged it for us and advised us of everything from the pick up times to the description of the mini bus, which was very luxurious

We had a great experience with Hugo who took me and my sister in law, Annette, along with eight others on a comfortable mini bus tour on a day trip east of the island of Madeira
Hugo started with the important information about the island and our trip when we picked up the last party

Hugo chatted constantly on the way about all the history and advising us of all the interesting facts about the island and how Madeira functions along with all the stops we made and the places we were visiting, this was very unexpected as for some reason we really thought it was a drop off and help yourself to the views, we expected nothing more so an excellent service all round which we loved ❤️
Thank you so much for making our holiday such a memorable experience and being so helpful
We will definitely book you for our next tour in 2024 xx

michael r
28 November, 2023

Highly recommend

We had a great experience using Happy tours we decided to take a half day tour to the Nuns valley our guide was very knowledgeable with lots of information he also had a great sense of humour I would highly recommend this company.

John H
21 November, 2023

Excellent tour company…

Great value for money, with excellent views of the island from various locations.
We also did the Go West tour and the Nuns Valley half-day tour which were also very enjoyable.

7 November, 2023

Great tour! Highly recommended.

Hugo guided us not only in the north of Madeira but also gave us a lot of background information about the culture, the nature, the history etc. Hé did this in good English and with humor. Hé drives in a very safe manner. A top performance.

Simon W
23 October, 2023

Well worth doing!

Guide was lovely, patient and helpful. Activity was a a great way to see a different side to the island!

Marianna B
19 October, 2023

25 Fontes Levada

Perfect guided walk. I booked with Happy Tours. Their guide was great. Lots of information about Madeira. Were a little bit busy, but the view is amazing.

Christine T
19 August, 2023

Thoroughly Enjoyed

This was the last of 4 trips we did with Happy Tours and we enjoyed the whole day.
The driver/guide was excellent in every way. There was 10 of us on the tour, and he suggested we could book a 3 course meal at a restaurant in Santana via him if we wished. All 10 of us took him up on the offer, which turned out to be very good value for money. The 90 minute break gave us plenty of time to have the meal and a quick look around the village. It also gave us the opportunity to get to know our fellow travellers, who came from many parts of the world, but all spoke English.

9 August, 2023

Happy Tours, Happy Tourist

First time out of Funchal and it couldn't have gone any better. The bus was comfortable and we had a happy group. Luis was a fantastic guide and very informative. The fact he had German and English tourists didn't phase him. It was more than just look at that but gave a real understanding of the west of the island, a real feat, from it's industries through to excellent recommendations at the different stops. Thank you

carol a
31 July, 2023

Beautiful Nun's Valley tour

Excellent tour. Luis, our guide and driver was very knowledgeable and told us so much in the 3 hours. Overlooks Bica dos barelos and Eira do Serro were amazing, and then Nun's Valley! Such scenery- my phone camera did not do it justice. Luis showed us the old road where residents could be cut off for days if bad weather. Our stop on the way back at Camaro dos Lobos gave us a chance to walk around the harbor

Lisa G
20 July, 2023

West Tour - excellent way of seeing the island

Excellent way to see different parts of the island with a long stop at Porto Moniz for the volcanic pools. Hugo was an excellent driver guide imparting lots of knowledge about the island, its history and flora. He was interesting and informative. We took a picnic lunch to allow enough time at the pools for a good swim. There was enough time at each of the other stops too. The mini bus was also a good size. In all an excellent day and good way to see the island.

9 July, 2023


Jorge was an excellent tour guide whilst doing this walk, friendly funny and very knowledgable. The walk was tough but well worth the views and was an amazing experience. We used happy tours for a couple of trips when in Madeira and couldn’t recommend them enough!

Elayne p
6 July, 2023

Excellent day trip !

Luis "senior" was our host for this trip and from the moment he picked us up he was friendly and engaging making us feel really comfortable. The trip is real value for money ( this was the best price on the island so was a little unsure if that would be reflected in the quality of the service but absolutely NOT)when you think about where you are taken and how you would otherwise access the places this trip was excellent value. Luis lives locally and he gave us plenty of information and tips along the way. I wouldn't hesitate to book another tour with them !

Thom M
6 July, 2023

Brilliant and well organised.

Superb experience from start to finish. Easy to book and the chap in the shop was very helpful in recommending walks. The bus collected us from the hotel exactly on time and our guide (Elton) was excellent. The walk was simply stunning, beautiful scenery with well maintained paths and walkways to preserve the local wildlife and fauna.
Elton’s knowledge of local plants, animals and the island’s history was amazing and he really helped to make our day special. The final leg was a visit to a local cafe for Poncha or coffee before heading back. A fantastic day - thank you to Happy Tours.

John R
3 July, 2023


Stop searching don't look further.
We did the west and east tour and it was great !
Good minibus, excellent driver, good explanations.
All the stops at the right spots !
Great advise for lunch restaurant.
Our driver was Luis and he knows his job , with passion !
Do not hesitate !!

30 June, 2023

Beautiful views with a friendly guide

We booked this tour last minute at 2215 the night before as the shop was still open in town and we wanted to get out exploring, we were not disappointed!
Our guide picked us up promptly from our hotel before picking others up from the main office and other hotels.
Throughout the entire journey our driver/guide Hugo gave us lots of information on the history of the island and what it is famous for, he also talked alot about different plants and fruits throughout our journey. We made various stops throughout the day and had almost a full 2 hours in Porto Moniz (sadly was a little too cold/windy for me to dip my toe in the water). The island itself was great, some beautiful scenery!
We are definitely booking another tour with the company before we head home, the problem is choosing which one?!

Evi Petrecka
21 June, 2023

Very nice trip with very nice professional guide, everything went smooth as planned. Highly recommend

11 June, 2023

Fantastic Go East tour with Luis

We did the Go East tour last week, our guide and driver was Luis. He was excellent, really friendly, helpful and gave us lots of information.
The whole tour was perfect, we saw so many incredible sights, we loved the whole day, it was fantastic and Luis is a perfect guide.

We wish we had taken a photo of Luis to keep with our Madeira photo album!

Andrea P
29 May, 2023

Great excursion!

There are many reasons why we loved this tour. The guide was cheerful and shared interesting information about East Madeira as well as about the island in general. The locations where breathtaking, like Ponta de São Lourenço, Pico Do Arieiro, Vereda dos Balcões. The group we were part of was also nice. We took a second tour (Go West) few days after and the experience was equally great. Finally, good and responsive customer service. Thank You for this experience!

Les Lloyd
28 May, 2023

Great tour. Guide was excellent. Wonderful small group tour.

We are so glad we booked with Madeira Happy Tours ! We had such a great time and enjoyed the two tours. The team are very friendly and always willing to help. We look forward to visiting Madeira again! Thank you so much for making our holiday a happy and memorable one !

Ottima agenzia. Molte le escursioni offerte sia con minibus che 4x4. Ottime guide in particolare Severino!

Pedro Machado
19 May, 2023

Experiência muito boa! O Sr. Luís, guia e motorista, valorizou muito o tour com a sua boa disposição, simpatia e profissionalismo. 👏👏👏🙏🙏🙏

Grant Adam
Grant Adam
8 May, 2023

Fabulous tour!

We were a group of six on the West tour. Martha was fabulous, funny, attentive and knowledgeable. She clearly loves her island. We felt that she was the perfect host. Thank you Martha.

Sydney M
2 May, 2023

Go West Tour - AMAZING

Louis (Junior) was phenomenal!! We booked the west tour last minute as it was our first time to the island and we were only there for a short time. Louis picked us up, along w two other couples, and we drove around the west all day to different sights, stops, and viewpoints. Louis was an amazing guide who provided a lot of insight, background and cool info about the stops and islands in general that he knew of since he’s a local. Funny & easygoing guy that enhanced the overall trip, we had a great day:) If you can, try to request Louis Junior for your tour. Next time we’re back in Madeira, we’ll be booking happy tours to see other parts of the island.

Jayne W
2 May, 2023

'An experience not to be missed'

Yesterday we thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the Eastern part of the island with 'Happy Tours'.
We were collected from outside the booking office & returned to our hotel door (Louis kindly took a slight diversion) at 5 p.mish.
Louis gave us a detailed & insightful commentary as he gave us a tour of the East. He spoke in both English & French and regaled us with a wealth of information about the island. And he tailored his banter according to what he felt was most inspiring to his passengers! All very well executed as driving on mountainous Madeiran roads looks quite a feat in itself!!
The minibus was very cool onboard & comfortable and we enjoyed some stunning scenery. We had an ideal number of stops where we could briefly explore; all in all an experience with 'Happy Tours' not to be missed whilst in Madeira 😀

28 April, 2023

Very enjoyable walk

Tony the driver was very friendly and knowledgeable, being a local from Porto Moniz originally. Stopped for a coffee, 1 euro, just shows how Starbucks rip us off. Met up at Rabacal with the rest of the walkers, Jorge was our walk leader. Can't speak more highly of him. His knowledge of the flora and fauna ,as well as his guidance on the walk was exceptional. Would not hesitate to book with them again.

Lorna Ruth
21 April, 2023

Excellent response time to queries before the tour. Very good pick up and a very enjoyable half day tour to Valley of the Nums. Driver/guide was excellent.

Ivana Svobodová
18 April, 2023

We did the Go West tour with Hugo, great day with many interesting stops. I especially liked the mountain area and would be happy to spend a bit more time there. The long lunch stop was in Porto Moniz which gave us the opportunity to swim in local pools with ocean water. 👍 Hugo is very professional, knowledgable and funny. He gave us so much information about the tour stops but also about Madeira history, plants etc. We ordered the tour online the day before with no issues, the communication was swift and effective. Overall, great experience, would not hesitate to go on another tour with this company.

Ketil Grønneberg
18 April, 2023

Flott opplevelse, flik guide

graham bishell
17 April, 2023

The Pico Arriero to Pico Ruivo guided walk was absolutely brilliant. Everything ran to time and the guide (Jeronimo) was fantastic. He gave us plenty of interesting information and was good fun. It's quite a strenuous walk but we'll worth the effort - beautiful scenery.

jon leggett
13 April, 2023

We went on the west tour with Hugo yesterday it was a fantastic tour and Hugo was very knowledgeable and had a great day. When on the East tour with loui another great Guide and had another wonderful day. Also special thanks to the man who sold us both tickets in the office near the casino . He told us for the east tour we needed a jacket and the west our swimming costume. Which was very true. So we would recommend this company the minbus was very comfortable

Tony Fu
3 April, 2023

Went on the West and East tour with Nico and Hugo. Amazing experience with very knowledgeable and friendly guides. Would highly recommend!

Thomas Bülow
3 April, 2023

Einfach ein wunderbarer Ausflug. Preis und Leistung stimmen 🙂 Auch für Kreuzfahrer geeignet da diese direkt am CR-7 Hotel abgeholt werden können (kostenlos).

27 March, 2023

Go West with Happy Tours

Driver picked us up at our hotel on time. Mini Bus was comfortable and we made 8 stops at various sights and had plenty of time to take photographs and even got to see the sight of "Star Wars" location at Porto Moniz Driver was very knowledgeable and spoke fluently in English and was also a very entertaining character to boot.
We booked our trip through Madeira Happy Tours and were very impressed with the service and selection of trips available from this well run Company.

Hilary M
25 March, 2023

Amazing trip

This trip was a half day afternoon tour to Nuns Valley by minibus. Our driver Roger was amazing and gave us very interesting information of the area etc. Would thoroughly recommend this company and look forward to doing another trip

Helen O
25 March, 2023

Great tour

Despite happy tours mini bus breakibg down before it got to us, the staff were quick to sort things out and driver, Tinos came in on his day off and gave us a super morning tour. He gave us lots of info whilst driving around and went into detail about the area we stopped off in. Excellent service and value.

Nita Khanna
21 March, 2023

Excellent service and excellent tour. They went the extra mile and then some. Very knowledgeable driver lots of information about the tour polite and friendly would highly recommend the service. Memorable and happy day thank you for your help

Nita K
20 March, 2023

Fabulous tour with happy tour.

All of it, our driver was polite, attentive, knowledgeable and passionate about his beautiful island of Madeira. From the outset they went the extra mile and then some to look after us. We were given plenty of time to view take pictures ask questions about the tour places. We made extra stops. Vehicle clean and comfortable we would happily take more tours with them.

Opulent Sunset
18 March, 2023

We went on the West day tour in October and liked it so much we did all of 4 full day tours and one of the half-day tours with them. Luis was our guide three times, who really made it for us - he was knowledgeable, passionate and friendly. For the day tours, they suggest somewhere to eat for lunch - but it's entirely up to you if you want to go there, and they don't put any pressure on at all (unlike the bulldogs at the package holiday companies). We ate at the suggested restaurants a few times and liked all of them - reasonably priced and tasty. It's lovely being driven around all day, and you get to see a lot more than you'd be able to on the local buses. We definitely recommend them

Tímea Varga
18 March, 2023

We did 2 daily excursions with Happy Tours (10-11 days ago): Go West and Go East tours. Everything was perfect and well organised. The both was with Hugo who is a very sympathetic and professional driver-guide. He shared a large amount of interesting information about this beautiful island. Highly recommended.

Mark R.
16 March, 2023

Just got back from the Go West tour, picked up 8:30am from our apartment near the Cable Car stop in Funchal and dropped off 4:00pm. Our driver Nélio was knowledgeable and entertaining, a good driver too as we negotiated some twisty routes with amazing views. We stopped at several gorgeous locations and had a great time. In summary, don’t hesitate - just book up and enjoy.

Scott Fulford
14 March, 2023

We have done a few tours and the driver Hugo was great

Bernard Lazenbury
12 March, 2023

We booked 3 trips with this company. One half and two full days. All were extremely enjoyable. Niko was a great guide with a good sense of humour and very informative. Nelio was also an excellent and witty guide with a great commentary throughout the trip. It was great that owing to the changing cloud conditions he adapted the itinerary to make the best of everything. We saw and learnt a huge amount about the island and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend MHT’s for anyone planning on doing the same.

Rachael W
11 March, 2023

An excellent tour

This is our second time using happy tours and we have been very pleased with the company. Today our tour guide was Luis (the son) who gave us an excellent tour. He was very knowledgeable, his English was excellent and he showed a true love for his country. The North of the island is truly beautiful and we went to many of the small towns and villages along the coast. Luis entertained us all day with stories and legends of the island and the stops were well planned. I would really recommend this tour if you want to see the beauty of the island away from the main tourist areas.

John Gittins
9 March, 2023

Three of us had a brilliant tour of the West of the Island with Hugo from Happy Tours. He stopped at many places to admire the views; using his local knowledge to avoid the clouds where possible! He kept us informed throughout with a very informative commentary and his driving was excellent. We all enjoyed our swim in the rock pools of Porto Moniz so take your swimming gear if you like that sort of thing! A wonderful full day tour, highly recommended.

Nicki Johnstone
5 March, 2023

Great tour, friendly, easy to book on website

5 March, 2023

Great way to see more of Madeira

Great experience. Driver gave lots of valuable information. Everything went as expected. Cheaper than other companies. Would highly recommend

Moshe K
2 March, 2023

Half day tour

We, a group of 34 friends, traveled with a cruise ship to Madeira Island during February 2023.
We contacted Mr. Marco Ferreira with Madeira Happy Tours agency asked him to organize a private tour, bus+ guide, for our group. Mr. Ferreira was very responsive and helped us to form a wonderful tour.
Mrs. Cristina Passos guided us for half day through the island attractions. Cristina did a very good job in the tour.
We highly recommend Madeira Happy Tours as The travel agency for Madeira tours and attractions.

Susan Rogers
1 March, 2023

Go West Tour. Wonderful tour. Such stunning scenery. Luis is such a knowledgeable tour guide & brilliant driver. Also went on North Tour. Amazing scenery. Hugo was our tour guide today. Extremely knowledgeable & excellent driver

Hilary B
27 February, 2023

Enjoyed Go East

We went on the Go East tour recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. Hugo was our driver/guide and he was great - so much knowledge of the area and such a nice guy. The landscapes and scenery are stunning. I am glad we dressed for all weathers as at the high point of the tour it was snowing! At that point there was a very attractive restaurant for a warming drink. Lots of interesting stops on the way round and lovely warm sunshine as we got nearer Funchal. A great day out!

Franzi Katz
22 February, 2023

Beide Touren die wir buchten waren Klasse. Luis unser Fahrer und Guide hat mit Ruhe alles erklärt und uns einen tollen Tag erleben lassen. Danke an Andreano das er uns noch kurzfristig in einer deutschen Gruppe untergebracht hat. Und an Anna L. für die kurzweilige Wanderung.

20 February, 2023

Excellent day trip 🙂

Rui in the office was super welcoming, helpful and supportive. He recommended us the East Tour and it was an awesome trip.
We really enjoyed each stop along the way. Breathtaking views.
Thank you Rui and Marco 🙂

Riitta Niikko
11 February, 2023

Puolipäiväretki Nunnien laaksoon oli huippu. Oppaamme ja kuljettajamme Hugo oli ystävällinen ja kertoi asiantuntevasti ja hauskasti kohteista ja elämästä Madeiralla. Suosittelen retkeä lämpimästi.

Chris B
25 January, 2023

Excellent tours, excellent tour guide.

The full-day Go West tour is one of several offered by Happy Tours. We have booked two of them on-line in the last week ( the half-day Nun’s Valley tour was the second) . The booking process was straightforward , as were the pick-up instructions. The buses arrived on time and on both occasions our driver/tour guide was Hugo, a Funchal local. Hugo was excellent on both trips - informative and amusing throughout the tours. There were 12/13 people on both of the trips on a 15/16 seater bus. We felt we saw lots of the highlights on the island, with just the right amount of time at each stop. We would certainly recommend Happy Tours and will use them again on future visits.

Julie Drew
Julie Drew
24 January, 2023

Our first tour

We were a bit overwhelmed by the number of tours on offer and called into the office. We booked the half day Nuns Valley tour.
We were collected on time from our hotel and our driver/guide Tino could not have been more helpful.
He was genuinely happy to be escorting us through his beautiful country, and his enthusiasm and love for Madeira was clear.
The views were stunning and we were lucky enough to have perfect weather. Do remember that it’s much cooler in the mountains though.
This trip is so well run and the itinerary perfect. Thank you

24 January, 2023

Excellent tour

We were collected on time from our hotel by Tino who was our driver/guide. The pace and itinerary was just right, we never felt rushed or bored. Tino was so enthusiastic and clearly loves Madeira and his job.
The scenery was stunning and we were lucky enough to have perfect weather. Remember that it is considerably cooler up in the mountains.
I definitely recommend booking with this company. No hard sell and great tips and advice offered. Oh and the wine tasting at the end was a great added bonus. Thank you

Wendy Reynolds
21 January, 2023

Well organised. Louis was very knowledgeable and entertaining Highly recommended

Birgit Vogt
16 January, 2023

Perfekt, außer die Empfehlung fürs Mittagessen, das war nix

Andrea Ruhland
16 January, 2023

Toller Sympathischer Guide, Luis du bist spitze und hast auf jede Frage eine Antwort- danke für den tollen Tag, das Nonnental war wunderschön.

Andreas Langner
6 January, 2023

Die gebuchte süd-west Tour war super....freundlicher Fahrer...viele Informationen...

2 January, 2023

Great day out.

Happy Tours is my Go To excursion provider in Madeira. This time I was a little disappointed that, being the week before Christmas, there were far fewer tours available and, to be honest, the salesman in their shop wasn't particularly helpful but I managed to book the south west tour which I'd done before but a while ago.
This one did, I think a slightly different and better route. The guide, Tino, was exceptionally good - very knowledgeable, obviously devoted to his island and its history, culture and natural beauty. The stops were well-timed and Tino was informative and interesting at each one.
We were lucky with the weather and it was another excellent day out with Happy Tours.

Jean & Phil Boddy
Jean & Phil Boddy
28 December, 2022

Nuns Valley Tour

Just back from a very enjoyable tour. Our driver was superb, didn’t rush us and we had a really pleasant afternoon. We will most certainly be using Happy Tours again in the future

Marina P.
25 December, 2022

Very good!

Lisa D
22 December, 2022

Happy Tours made by Madeira trip the happiest

I spent 5 lovely days in Madeira during Christmas time and half of the time were days spent with Happy Tours because they are the best. My first experience was the West Tour, where I met a friendly and funny tour guide, Luis. He was very informative, shared enough information about local history and customs while also giving the visitors room to define how the tour should go. For example, majority of the guests were interested in trying Madeira wine, and Luis quickly pivoted and took us to a local shop near a magical waterfall on the West coast! We enjoyed 4 wine tastings free of charge! We saw a lot of what Madeira had to offer, while safely being guided and driven by Luis. I continued to book the Valley of the Nuns tour the following day (hoping I would get Luis as a guide again)! I was surprised to have another local tour guide that was equally funny and shared lots of local history.

Andrea R.
20 December, 2022

Haben alle Touren gemacht und sind sehr zufrieden.

Jane Brooks
Jane Brooks
17 December, 2022

Full day go East tour 17/12/2022

I can highly recommend this tour! Our driver/guide Louis was extremely knowledge about all things Madeiran, from It’s flora and fauna to local customs and events. He was friendly and professional. The stopping places did not disappoint. Spectacular views! Would not hesitate in booking another tour with this company.

Jen Addington
17 December, 2022

Went on a great West Island tour with Hugo from Happy Tours today. Highly recommend this tour to see many spots on the island. Completely worthwhile and Hugo was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of interesting facts!

Elaine P
15 December, 2022

So many lovely places on this tour

Ugo was a fantastic guide. So knowledgeable about Madeira and so interesting to listen to, as well as being a great driver.

This tour is excellent value with the right amount of stops and different locations to other operators I've done previously, ie Santa Cruz.

I took the opportunity to see the surrounding area at lunch time, with no pressure to have lunch at suggested restaurant and again some great pictures taken whilst others did the rum factory tasting and short tour.

2 great couples so a small group, all in all a wonderful way to spend my last day in Madeira for a few months.

Eniko csetri
30 November, 2022

Professional guide, nice tour

30 November, 2022

Go North trip was excellent

The whole trip was well organised, the bus really modern and comfortable and our driver/guide Hugo was fantastic. He even knew all about the plants on the island and has personally walked the trails and paths.
Our lunch stop was very good too - and views were mind blowing.
The company were really helpful when our cruise ship docked a few mins late too

29 November, 2022

Happy tours were so good! We went as a group of 4 for the East Tour of the island. Can’t say you’ll be disappointed. We also got 30% off! Luis the tour guide was so passionate, full of energy and love. Providing an excellent history of the island. He would talk about the smallest things e.g trees and it made you want to be there. He would also translate after speaking English to Portuguese for locals. On the east tour, there’s an option to have a 3 course meal for €16 (which is the cheapest on the island), you must try the Espada (their local/native fish). But you must tell Luis the driver to call in and reserve for you. Make sure you meet at the check point early for the best seats on the mini bus! If you’re afraid of heights, this might not be for you but know you are in very safe hands. Enjoy!

Marissa K.
28 November, 2022

Good service, friendly agent, excellent drivers/guides. I really recommend booking a tour at Madeira Happy Tours. We booked a full day West Tour and a half day Levada Walk. Both tours were great!

Marissa K
28 November, 2022


The agent at the shop was really nice and gave us good information. We first booked the West Tour,. The guide gave a lot of information, it was a nice tour.
A few days later we also booked the Levada Marocos walk. That was a nice and easy walk. The guide was a nice man and had a lot to tell. We were so pleased with HappyTours that we also booked the airport transfer there. I would definitely recommend this company!

klaus linke
22 November, 2022

Sind sehr freundlich, bei der Abholung sehr pünktlich. Gerne immer wieder Haben wieder einen schönen Ausflug im Dezember 2022 mit Happy Tours gemacht und es war wieder alles super.

Paula Cuffe
Paula Cuffe
20 November, 2022

Sunday Best

We booked a West Island tour. To be picked up at 9.05am on Sunday morning. Luis was prompt and very welcoming. The mini bus was quite busy but comfortable. Air con was an added bonus. From start to finish we had an amazing time. Me, My Mother in Law and Partner, knew about Caba Girao and Camera de lobos but not the rest of our visits today. We'll timed, informative and really enjoyable without ANY hard sell. Happy tours and Luis thank you. We will be back next year. Wish we'd found you at the start of our holidays

20 November, 2022

Fantastic Sunday

Friendly, informative, great price, done at a good pace. Luis was amazing. We will be back. The scenery is breath taking and our guide was fantastic

Kerry Liddle
18 November, 2022

Used them in Madeira for the go West tour after being recommended through family, had an amazing day, will definitely be using again if me and my boyfriend come back!

Mark Chipchase
17 November, 2022

Booked a 'Go East' tour in the office by the monumental experience shopping centre, staff were friendly and efficient. We were picked for the tour on time by Nuno our guide and driver for the day. The tour was really enjoyable stopping at Camacha, Pico do Areeiro,Ribeiro Frio,Santana,Portela,Ponta de São Lourenço and Machico along with various viewpoints with stunning vistas and even a stop at a rum distillery. Nuno was fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable and kept us interested in where we were and what we were seeing. All in all a really nice, enjoyable day. Thanks Nuno.

Mark C
17 November, 2022

An enjoyable 'Go East' tour

Booked a 'Go East' tour in the office by the monumental experience shopping centre, staff were friendly and efficient.
We were picked for the tour on time by Nuna our guide and driver for the day. The tour was really enjoyable stopping at Camacha, Pico do Areeiro,Ribeiro Frio,Santana,Portela,Ponta de São Lourenço and Machico along with various viewpoints with stunning vistas and even a stop at a rum distillery.
Nuna was fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable and kept us interested in where we were and what we were seeing. All in all a really nice, enjoyable day. Thanks Nuna.

17 November, 2022

A great day out.

We had a great day with our driver Lewis. We used Happy Tours back in 2015 for the West tour and Nuns Valley trips and were happy to use them again this year. We had enough time at each stop and particularly enjoyed Santana where we stopped for lunch. Lewis explained everything as we went along - the audio volume in the van was a bit low at the back though, but we managed to hear. He spoke in English and German on the day - luckily I was able to understand as he repeated in German. Happy Tours do seem to have better prices and more stops than some other providers. Definitely recommended.

Brian Cross
11 November, 2022

Went on the Nuns Valley tour, Luis was our guide...he was excellent, very knowledgeable and very entertaining. Great value, highly recommend.

9 November, 2022

Excellent Happy Tours

Excellent company to deal with from beginning to end. Lady in shop very helpful, driver Tony very pleasant and informative, Emilka our guide was excellent, very interesting and made us feel looked after and safe on our Lavada walk. We have used them before and would definitely use again.

We would not recommend the walk but this was not down to Happy Tours but our bad choice . We did the 25 fountains walk. we were in a wood most of the day and the waterfalls and fountains to us were not that impressive and like a day out at Blackpool. There are many much more beautiful lavadas in our opinion.

19 October, 2022

We did the levada da referta last week with a knowledgeable and friendly guide in beautiful surroundings. The walk was easy and almost flat.

19 October, 2022

Beautiful and easy walk

We did the levada da referta last week with a knowledgeable and friendly guide in beautiful surroundings. The walk was easy and almost flat.

Fernando Camacho
17 October, 2022

Do melhor parabéns

Meir Ohana
14 October, 2022

חברה מספר אחד , מאד מומלץ להזמין דרכם , שירות מצויין , נהג/מדריך אדיבים מאד , הדרכה מעולה , עומדים בזמנים , פתרון נהדר לסיורים במדיירה , קבלתי המלצה היכן לטייל חוויה נהדרת , תודה רבה . לנונו ולואיז המקצוענים . ממליץ לכל מי שמגיע לקחת דרכם טיולים רואים הכל ויש זמן בכל נקודת עצירה , איסוף ליד המלון , רכבים חדשים , ציון 100 על הכל .

Vitor Cardoso
Vitor Cardoso
10 October, 2022


Excelente profissional recomendo 👌

Israel Arieli
8 October, 2022

Best tour dealer in Funchal, most honest!!

7 October, 2022

Outstanding customer service

What a fantastic trip we had
Everything was perfect and our guide-Tino was the best tour guided we ever had
His deep knowledge about Madeira and his passion were outstanding
Made so much interesting and we couldn’t wait to book another trip
Highly recommend
Beautiful views and we definitely will
Be back

Steve Rouse
2 October, 2022

Great tour at a great price

The Happy Tours shop was located just outside our hotel. We wanted a short tour, so booked on the half-day Nuns' Valley tour for €15.

It was great. The minibus was comfortable and air-conditioned, and our driver/guide Hugo was excellent. He really knew his stuff and kept up a running commentary on everything we passed. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the island, and even arranged extra stop-offs, eg to look at a banana plantation - where he explained fascinating details of how the fruit was cultivated.

We had short stop-offs at various locations, including viewing points with spectacular views, as well as the town in Nuns' Valley and a fishing village close to Funchal.

Highly recommended.

Zoe N
25 September, 2022

Absolutely fantastic couple of trips

What a fantastic tour company!!
I booked the West Island tour before we arrived in Madeira after some research and it was absolutely fantastic. We had Luis as our driver who was informative and super friendly.
We enjoyed our trip so much so we booked the half day Nuns valley trip, this was also fantastic and driver Hugo was also great.
What I loved about both trips is how they are planned time-wise, we always seemed to be one of the first busses at the stops so beat the crowds.
Cannot wait to return to Madeira we fell in love with the island and will certainly be booking some of the other tours.

12 September, 2022

Ich habe 4 Wanderungen mit Happy Tours gemacht und alle haben mir gut gefallen. Die Guides sprechen verschiedene Sprachen und waren alle sehr nett und kompetent. Alles war super organisiert. Die Peaks Wanderung ist sehr empfehlenswert und bei meinem nächsten Besuch werde ich hier wieder die Wanderungen buchen.

1 September, 2022

Excellent service and value

We booked 2 tours in the shop, lovely friendly staff. Both times were picked up from our hotel on time. A great way to see lots of different parts of the island. We found it much better being on a mini bus than a bigger coach. We will definitely look at doing some more tours with this company if we visit Madeira again.

Silvio S
30 August, 2022

Abbiamo passato una bellissima settimana a Madeira grazie a loro ed alle loro più hanno accettato il nostro cagnolino da 3kg in tutte le escursioni in bus e ci siamo trovati benissimo! Rapporto qualità prezzo eccellente!!

29 August, 2022

First visit to Madeira

We have just returned from 2 weeks in Madeira and had booked our tours in advance on the Happy Tours website. We did South, North, East and West tours, Nuns Valley tour, Vale Paraiso Levada walk and Serra Vale Agua Levada walk. This review covers them all. We really enjoyed all the tours we went on, very informative and a great way to see the island on our first visit.

For 3 of our tours (South, North and East) our driver and guide was Luis Mateus and he was fantastic. You can tell he loves his job and he is very passionate about the island. He was such good company and made our holiday so enjoyable. He is a credit to the company.

We had no problems, we were picked up on time outside our hotel and felt we definitely got our money's worth

ghiglane taleb
21 August, 2022

Nous avons pris les services de cette agence pour le transfert d'aéroport ! Je recommande! Le tarif est très compétitif et le chauffeur était très ponctuel et serieux

Richard Gertsen
26 July, 2022

We had the levada walk 25 fountains. The driver was friendly and on time. The guide made some jokes and cared for the group. The guide spoke English and Portuguese at a good level. The walk was at a good pace. During the walk he checked in with everybody in the group and told lots of things about the nature and culture. The walk itself was moderate difficult, but can be a bit hard on the knees.

11 July, 2022

Good value

All of the tour operators offer this tour and I assume follow the same route however nowhere was too crowded on arrival.
Good stops at picturesque places.

Jeff Macklin
3 July, 2022

Great guides on both our trips

Silvia Antunes
Silvia Antunes
30 June, 2022

Excelente experiências

Fizemos uma caminhada e um passeio de catamarã.
Foram duas experiências muito bem organizadas, super pontuais, super bem organizadas.
Adoramos. Recomendamos.

Karina B
29 June, 2022

Best Tour

We really liked to tour. The driver, who was also the tour guide was really nice and helpful. At the end we made a really great team with the other members of the group. We had enough time for everything and we really enjoyed the whole trip.

Tamara Gheorghiu
Tamara Gheorghiu
23 June, 2022

They are the best

They are the best

23 June, 2022

We went on the Nuns Valley trip and it was so stunning. Hugo was an excellent driver and very funny and certainly fit a lot in to the afternoon! Would highly recommend this trip.

18 June, 2022

Our best day in Madeira

Perfect, we had an amazing native guide who knew a lot about Madeira. Great driving skills and very friendly.

sue lander
14 June, 2022

Excellent tours, comfortable mini buses and very knowledgeable tour guides.

zaza zouzou
7 June, 2022

Nous avons pris le go west tour et c'était super. Notre guide était super et parlait français. Nous avons parcouru l'île à bord d'un mini bus agréable avec la climatisation. On recommande.

3 May, 2022

Lovely trip to the East Island. Beautiful views.

20 April, 2022

So from booking in the office, to meeting our guide, the quality of the bus, the banta from the driver, to the places we stopped we were just pleasantly surprised at how good it all was. The price was great and the local knowledge was plenty. Each stop offered something

Roxána Szabó
8 April, 2022

Lovely tours with expert drivers and guides, wonderful places and atmosphere. Accurate at meetings and helpful in all ways. We had 2 tours with them, different guides, both we loved. (Especially Luis :)))) Thank you for the experience! We highly recommend this tour to everyone

Jenni *
7 April, 2022

Wir haben verschiedene Touren unternommen und alle waren sehr schön. Die Fahrzeuge sind sehr modern. Die verschiedenen Guides waren auch alle top und die Preise sind trotzdem sehr günstig. Man bekommt auf jedenfall viel geboten. Ich kann die Wanderungen empfehlen.

Alison Boler
6 April, 2022

Excellent tours and an absolute bargain

Razvan G Robu
28 March, 2022

Booked the 25 fontes /Risco tour, 5* from the beginning to the end.

100% 👍

Ricardo Borges
10 March, 2022

Amazing company! Great value for money. Lovely guides and tours

Ann R
9 March, 2022

Best trip & Marta our guide was amazing

We went on this amazing East tour and had 6 stops, which included Santana fab village with traditional thatched roofs.

Our driver and guide was Marta and her English was exceptional.

We travelled on a small 15 seater minibus with German travellers.

Every stop was unique and photos at top above the clouds was awesome. We had 40 minutes here to appreciate it. But take a fleece as can get chilly if sun isn't out.

We were not rushed at all. We were given plenty of time to mood & admire wonderful Madeira.

Please see our photos

Chris Cashman
7 March, 2022

Had a lovely trip to Sunday Market with Hugo who was a really good tour guide.I have been coming to the Island for a few years and still learned more from him!. We are intending to book more tours with them in the next couple of weeks.

João Mesquita
5 March, 2022

Escolhi o percurso Oeste da Madeira e valeu a pena. A condutora/guia Marta foi bastante informativa, simpática e com bom sentido de humor. Destaco a paragem de 90 minutos em Porto Moniz com fantástica paisagem de piscinas naturais! Irei certamente no futuro fazer a parte Este!

1 March, 2022

A really great day out. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel and both the driver and guide gave excellent service all day. The pace was good with some nice short, steep sections; some lovely shaded walks along the levadas; and some breaks for photos or where the guide

Pam S
1 March, 2022

Just done 2 tours and 2 levada walks booked through Marco at Madeira Happy Tours. All of them were excellent - pick up times were prompt, the drivers were extremely good and very knowledgeable. I booked the tours from UK before we arrived in Madeira and Marco responded quickly

1 March, 2022

Excellent tour, our guide was skilled and very nice. Marco is always helpful and caring. A trip to repeat, strongly recommended.

Paul Bouvet
18 February, 2022

We took a full day hike at Rabacal and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Out guide Gonçalo was always keen to share his deep knowledge of the island's culture, fauna, and flora... And in quite a few languages as well!!!

bev m
9 February, 2022

Always wonderful. Small groups, lots of sights to see and informative guides !! Have done a few tours around the island and always satisfied.

Biscuit Time
9 February, 2022

Always wonderful. Small groups, lots of sights to see and informative guides !! Have done a few tours around the island and always satisfied.

Jo Mooney
1 February, 2022

We went on the North tour od Madeira with Hugo yesterday. He was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the island and the culture, history, etc. Highly recommended.

29 January, 2022

Touring with The Special One

Luis Mateus was even more special than Jose Mourinho. He made the Go North Tour into a fun day with friends old and new.

Luis was knowlegable, flexible, considerate and most of all fun!

I would suggest you just ask for him and ensure a great tour experience in Madeira.

John Farrell
18 December, 2021

Drivers were excellent, polite, and informative. Booking was very easy. I would give 6 stars if possible!

1 December, 2021

Great day trip, relaxing, interesting, nice guide, great communication throughout booking and we'll organised. Would have done more tours with them if had the time. Driver was also a very good driver!

Sara Menichelli
25 November, 2021

We went on a tour to the west of Madeira. The day trip was very enjoyable and we had lots of stops in villages and beauty spots. Our driver Hugo was super knowledge, friendly and chilled. Highly recommended, I would definitely use their services again!

Viviana Buffa
25 November, 2021

Great experience with a west Island tour this week. Everything was really well planned and our driver, Ugo, was very nice , knowledgeable and spoke a great English. He really showed us the isle with passion and enthusiasm. Definitely recommend!

Dimitar Dimov
20 November, 2021

We absolutely loved our trip to South West coast. Our driver Hugo is a legend-the best in Madeira.We highly recommend this tour.

Andrea Beyaoju
18 November, 2021

My mother and I had a wonderful experience with Nuno. He was funny, informative and understanding. With Nuno we were able to skip many of the lines and see all the sites on our Checklist. He knew all the beautiful spots to take photos. We both loved his enthusiasm and passion. Would definitely recommend his tour.

Roxellane Bremond
18 October, 2021

Au top

Amber Kanu
12 October, 2021

They did not tell us it would be so much fun! They laid on good minibuses.The guides were super knowledgeable and easy-breezy friendly.The views were spectacular both from the minibus and the walking tour.I would go on another tour with this expert, professional, efficient tour company.

Bartosz Wilczyński
10 October, 2021

Very good agency. Tours organized quickly and without problems. Staff helpful, well-organized and open to customer needs. I recommend without a doubt.

2 October, 2021

Aardige mensen, nuttige informatie!

lorraine b
1 October, 2021

We went for 3 trips with Happy tours 2 full day tours to the east and west and the island. The scenery is magnificent the tour guides had lots of knowledge and were very friendly but 1 driver stood out above the others for us .He was called Hugo and we went to the nuns valley

Martyn J
1 October, 2021

We have been on several trips with This company and they have always been fantastic. We did the West tour this time and it is great value. We like the fact you are in a small group with a local driver who knows everything about the island. We will be back next year.

12 September, 2021

Absolutely amazing tour !

Very professional Hugo, our guide, was a excellent guide with a lot of information about the Island. History , flower, fruit ... I've made The North Coast.... it was marvelous, unexpected experience with locals roads lunch unforgettable And the point of view 👌 all during this day I feel safely with the recommandations from Hugo, I can say that Madeira is a beautiful Island to discover !
Book your trip with them ✅❣
Obrigada ! Sabrina

sab bel
11 September, 2021

Superbe tour de la côte Nord avec Hugo, un guide exceptionnel ! Vivement le prochain tour ! Professionels et super sympa 🤙

11 September, 2021

Superbe tour de la côte Nord avec Hugo, un guide exceptionnel ! Vivement le prochain tour ! Professionels et super sympa 🤙

11 September, 2021

Superbe tour de la côte Nord avec Hugo, un guide exceptionnel ! Vivement le prochain tour ! Professionels et super sympa 🤙

Krzysztof Szczepanski
5 September, 2021

Punktualność .Dobry przweodnik.Miła obsługa.