I had only one and half day in Flores. I was thinking of renting a car at the beginning, but at the end I felt so lucky that I chose the service Tours of Flores. Silvio is very kind and very professional, he knows every thing of this island. He knows at what time which part of the island will be foggy, which part will be sunny, where is the best point of views……. so we always visited the correct places at the correct time. I am afraid if I arranged the schedule by myself, I would wast a lot of time since the weather was so unstable. We visited all the beautiful lakes, waterfalls, shores and villages, it was a really great experience. And now, Flores becomes my favorite destination, after visiting more than 30 countries!
-John and Veronica
We were given a wonderful tour by Silvio and although we were unable to view all the lakes because of low cloud, Silvio insisted on picking us up the following day to try again, prior to our hike which he arranged for us. We had a lovely two days and learnt much about this beautiful island. We thoroughly recommend Silvio as a guide and feel we have made a new friend.
– K. S., New York, USA
If you are visiting Flores for the first time, or a return visitor, I highly recommend Silvio’s tour of the Island. His tour highlights the most beautiful parts of the island including breathtaking coastal views, quaint and charming villages, historic churches, and even local cuisine. Even though we could not speak the Portuguese language, Silvio’s handle of the English language was wonderful, and he was even able to translate for us on several occasions. Since our group was small we were able to customize the island tour to our interests, and Silvio was happy to spend as much time as we needed in any location. Our trip to Flores was certainly memorable, and we cannot wait for our return visit.
-Maribeth B., Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA
“We have visited Flores twice so far and find it one of the most beautiful of the Azores Islands. We were lucky to have been recommended Silvio as our guide. Silvio has a very pleasant personality, his is friendly and polite, his English is very good, his knowledge of the island is perfect so that he could show us the most interesting aspects of the Island and even some hidden parts of it. Silvio is also a very good and careful driver and each time we took a tour with him we felt very secure and could enjoy our trips to the full. We definitely ask Silvio to be our guide on our next visit.”
-Gabriela and Alfred
In September we spent some days on Flores and Silvio was our guide. He showed us the most beautiful parts of Flores and had a lot of ideas, even when the weather wasn’t so good. We appreciated him very much and can recommend him in any case. Silvio knew, where the good restaurants are and he knows a lot more. If we would visit Flores again, Silvio has to be our guide!!
-Maria van de Vlekkert and Rolf Hefti, Lausen, Switzerland
We first toured Flores with Silvio when he was 18 years old, and were some of his very first clients. He was, and is, a great driver and a knowledgeable tour guide. He also speaks fluently in English. We have returned to this beautiful Island several times over the years, and always with Silvio as our guide and friend. His photos show you a little of the beauty, but being there and seeing it for yourself is an unforgettable experience.
Caro Sílvio, You were my tour guide — par excellence! — for two half-days on Flores in mid-June 2002. Although you showed me all of the island, we concentrated on Fajãzinha and Fajã Grande, where I suspected (and have since confirmed) my Flores ancestors were from. I’ve recommended you to friends who were planning visits to Flores.
– Guido Spohr