I thought the tour was fantastic .It far exceeded my expectations. Each day the walk we undertook was suitably challenging and varied in its nature. Although there was no particular walk which was "the best " ,we did do a walk on day 4 in the centre of Maderia ,which replaced the scheduled walk up Pica du Arieiro.It was absolutely fabulous and when we emerged onto the top of the ridge ,the views were simply breathtaking. The accommodation offered in all hotels were great ,however a step above the rest was the Hotel Paul du Ma and the outside pool was fantastic.Two meals that Jenny organised were particularly good .The first was the meal in the bar outside the Hotel du Mar - the fire scorched Makeral was delicious .The second on at the Marine Biologist,s house was also amazing - it was just lovely to be in his house ,as well as great food The part of the holiday which most exceeded expectations was our guide Jenny. She was fabulous- from being highly organised to being emphathetic to everyone's needs she made sure that everything ran very smoothly .Most noticibly though was her in depth knowledge of many of the aspects of Maderia ,including culture,nature and history .Thanks Jenny we really enjoyed your company. We stayed an extra 2 days after the tour had finished and whilst we enjoyed it ,the Explore tour definetly gave us a less commercial and more authentic view of Madeira.We will rave about this holiday to our friends!
Published on: 23 October 2016