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It’s not just about how you travel; it’s about why you travel. When you go somewhere new, we believe it’s essential to do it in a way that will leave a lasting impact—for you, the local community, and the environment.

Our guided walks will help you discover Madeira responsibly.  Here are 5 good reasons:

1️⃣ They’re friendlier to the environment. Our guides know how to navigate the trails to avoid damaging them, disturbing wildlife and plants, and leaving no trace behind. It means that when you go on a hike with us, you help us to protect our planet!

2️⃣ They can also be fun! Hiking through Madeira’s beautiful landscapes is an adventure by itself! In addition, our guides are experts in finding hidden gems along the pathways and sharing stories about Madeira’s history and culture. They make sure each tour has something unique about it – whether it’s an exceptional location or an activity like birdwatching! And there are lots of opportunities to take pictures along the way!

3️⃣ It benefits the local community. Our guides work closely with local farmers to ensure their crops are not damaged by hikers walking in fields or trampling on crops as they cross the villages.

4️⃣ You will get amazing views of Madeira’s beautiful landscapes. Our expert guides know all the best places, and there’s always something new to look forward to every time you join us. You’ll also find out what makes this island so unique!

5️⃣ You will see wildlife up close. You’ll learn about local wildlife from our knowledgeable guides and see rare birds, butterflies or wildflowers that only grow in Madeira.

Today more and more people are venturing out to hike and explore Madeira. Just enjoy it, you won’t regret it! 

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Food & Wine Tours

In Madeira, you will want to support the Island’s small businesses and get to know our island.  But how can you do that while still eating well?  Our Food & Wine Tours are the answer!

We’ll take you to some of the city’s finest restaurants that use local ingredients. We’ll also visit a farmers market, food stands, and other Madeirans-owned businesses. It helps support the locals and their economy (more jobs), allows you to learn more about the people who live on the island – and maybe even meet new friends!

In addition, choosing restaurants with locally sourced foods also reduces your carbon footprint (less transport fuel) compared to eating in a restaurant that has to import its ingredients from afar.

So what are you waiting for? Find the perfect Food & Wine Tour on our website and eat locally!


Boat Trips

You are looking for holidays that combine the best of Madeira’s natural beauty with wildlife watching, but you also want to make sure your holiday is responsible. We can help!

Madeira has a rich marine biodiversity, from corals and fish to monk seals – and our activities include scuba diving or snorkelling (on demand).

All our boat trips (catamaran, pirate boat, yacht charter, etc.) are designed to respect Madeira’s animals and their biodiversity. We’re partnering with companies committed to maintaining a safe distance from dolphins and whales and collecting whatever waste they find.

And if you want to see some of Madeira’s finest sights while supporting conservation efforts on the island, look no further than our journey to Desertas Island. This wildlife sanctuary and rehabilitation centre help protect endangered monk seals; this is just one example of how we ensure your holiday is enjoyable and responsible!


Traditions & Culture

Madeira is a wonderful island with a rich history and culture, and the locals welcome visitors. However, as a responsible and conscious traveller, you know the importance of respecting their customs and traditions.

For example, only take pictures of people or inside museums, asking permission first.

Also, be careful when visiting historical sites, such as museums and churches, so as not to damage any artefacts that are part of Madeira’s history.

It’s more likely to protect what we know! So, choose among our cultural guided tours. It will give you the opportunity to learn more about our heritage, create a feeling of belonging and contribute to its preservation!


Islands Combo: Madeira and Porto Santo

Are you looking to travel smarter, saving time and money?

If you want to visit Madeira and discover new places and experiences while keeping sustainability in mind, consider combining your trip with the island of Porto Santo.

Our offer will enable you to see two islands on the same journey while reducing air transport by half.

In addition, let’s say you are looking for cultural immersion activities such as experiencing local traditions, heritage and cuisine and learning something new about social causes such as conservation or environmental actions. In that case, this is where you should be!

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Respect the Environment

When we travel, we want to be respectful of the environment and ensure that the places we visit are preserved for future generations. But how can you do this? The answer is not to stop travelling but to try to travel smarter! Here are some tips:

  • Choose accommodation that adopts sustainable practices.
  • Pack light and smart items that help reduce plastic waste, such as refillable bottles and reusable cloth bags.
  • Help preserve energy: Once in your accommodation, remember to switch off the lights and your air-conditioning when you leave your room; hang your towel to dry and re-use instead of using new ones each time; turn off the water when brushing your teeth and use a moderate temperature when showering.
  • Share your responsible travel experiences with friends, family, colleagues, and social media so everyone can learn from what went right for you! It will emphasize the importance of sustainable practices while encouraging others who may not yet know a great deal about them;
  • Finally, you should showcase your amazing experience by writing great reviews to raise awareness of the importance of these practices. Help promote great sustainable companies around the globe!

Why choose Lux Madeira for your next holiday? 

When you choose to travel with us, you’re not just choosing a local tour operator – You are making a statement about what kind of impact you want to have on the world around you. We believe in sustainability and want to show you how much fun it can be! Here’s how:

First, we will show you the gems of Madeira that only the inhabitants know. 

Second, we’ll show what makes this island unique and help connect with its people and nature in a way that goes beyond just sightseeing.  Our tours are designed to give you an in-depth look at all aspects of Madeira, from its history and culture to its natural beauty. 

So go ahead and contact us today! 👉