I was born in the capital Funchal but my roots are in the west and east of the island, where my grandparents are from.
For 16 years I have worked in a store. Getting in contact with people, knowing their stories, was the best part of it and enriched and gave me social skills. In my free time, this island was my breakout.
6 years ago my breakout became a full-time occupation and I swapped a store for an outdoor office and started delivering tours. First with sidecar motorcycles, then minibus and jeeps, as a freelancer guide and since then, my passion about this island got bigger. The satisfaction and smiling faces of my guests were the cherry on top. Right away I felt this was what I was meant to be doing with my life. I feel blessed and very lucky to be able to do what I love for a living.
This year I have joined ToursByLocals private tours because they offer me the opportunity to deliver a tour more personal, tailor-made and flexible where I can show you the places that made me feel this way!
Taking a tour with me, I guarantee a memorable experience, where you will feel a local. I will go the extra mile to overcome your expectations and you will go back looking forward to return.
Looking forward to meeting you.
See you soon.
A Recent Review of this guide
Our day with Valdemar was a day to be remembered! Just amazing! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun! We asked for some last minute changes to the agenda and he was happily able to accommodate. He planned an active day. He went above and beyond what we asked for out of our trip, including ending our day with a recommendation and drop off for dinner!! I highly recommend spending time with Val if you are looking for a private guide and would seek him out again next time we return to magical Madeira
Certified Tourism Guide/Driver, Licenced by the Autonomous Region of Madeira, in accordance with the ordinance nr. 61/2017.
The car is registered according to the Portuguese tourism authority with license number RNAAT 375/2016 with the required by law liability insurance, accidents insurance and personal group insurance for activities outside the car.