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Joao is one of the best tour guides we have met. His enthusiasm for Pico, his knowledge of all aspects of island life and culture made for an enjoyable day from start to finish. To be shown Joao’s own family vineyard was a bonus as...More
Joao X, General Manager at Caminhando, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
Thank you for your kind words.
Next time we summit Mt Pico ;-))
The day before I gave a call to João from the agency and soon I was all set!
Marco took me with the rest of our small group up to Mount Pico with great professionalism! I appreciated the fact that he kept adapting our tempo...More
Caminhando is the way to experience Mount Pico! My guides Marco & Joao was truly outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable about the mountain and its environment I felt like this was the best way to experience the mountain. Caminhando, made this strenuous activity safe and provided the...More
My family and I, which was a group of 9 that included my grandmother who hadn’t been back to the Azores in over 30 years, took a day trip from Faial to Pico to see the island with João and Cecelia as our guides. They...More
We were scheduled to have a 2/3 hour tour of the island followed by a self guided walk from the Frei Matias caves to Madalena. But the weather didn't really allow for the walk so Marco happily extended our tour. He is a Pico resident...More
We were due to walk up Pico but decided the day before that it wasn’t what we wanted so we phoned the company the day before to let them know.
As an alternative they arranged a 3 to 4 hour island tour followed by a...More
We climbed Mt Pico with this group on June 17, and were very pleased with our guide, and the experience. Pico is breathtaking. It is well worth the climb. Our guide, Marco, picked us up promptly at the agreed upon time and took us to...More
Limited time because of ferry strike from Horta but Joao (booked by text, with very fast responses) was waiting for us and drove us straight to Pico mountain on a wonderfully clear early evening, with great views of Faial and up the mountain. Then he...More
We were staying on another island, so we took the boat, which took about 30 minutes. But the time was limited to a few hours. We left the tour planning in the hands of our guide João, which was a good choice.
We started with...More
Mr.João Xavier was very easygoing. He replied to my email promptly and gave me flexible and useful advice on the half-day tour I'd like to do.
He picked me up at the airport and drove me to gruta das torres just in time to catch...More