I can say that I live in one of the best and most beautiful places in the world. not only by its exuberant nature but also for our people and traditions.
I actually lived outside Madeira for a while, but couldn't stand living far away from my roots. . and since I came back 10 years ago, and took my official Guide and mountain guiding course, knew immediately that the thing that would make me happier and fulfilled was offering and showing you my home! It as been 10 years, but everyday feel that its our first day, and been working as an idependent local guide for more than 5 years now with ToursByLocals (yes looks like it was yesterday)
It was a perfect decision for me to join ToursByLocals, and the main reason to be able to do what I love, and reach travellers like you own that visit our island and want to see what was really important. . not just going to all the touristic places. . and doing the same boring stuff that every tourist do. . I wanted to be free to give you the taste of a local! In my life, I always try not to choose the "big man" and give the maximum back to small independent workers and business, like me, so I hope you don't get tricked and lured as well into a fake tasteless tour, of the big companies sharks "disguised" as a local experiences, that in the end its just one more tour! ;)
Let me take you with me and share the best of our island. I love my cars, one is a classic UMM jeep, convertible, completely restored and a great machine, other is my vw transporter, but can also get any type of transport, and my tours are designed for the people who really want to explore the island in a relaxed calm way, learn about our culture and history. . drink and eat in the real local places. . simple and humble. . some of the places are not restaurants of fancy places. . but they are always very good and special, for you as I believe in people, not numbers!
Hope to count on you, so I can keep fulfilling my purpose. . showing to you the real Madeira!!
A Recent Review of this guide
We had a great time with Nicolau. He showed us several beautiful corners of Madeira we wouldn't have seen by ourselves, leaving us the time to enjoy the landscapes and the natural beauty fo the island. He is also a very entertaining and pleasant company. The all family enjoyed the time with him.
Official Certified Mountain Guide