Meet your local connection in Madeira, Gustavo, Emilio, Andreia, Guida, and the team of Intertours Travel Agency! We are excited to be part of whl.travel and join such a dynamic team that is creative, responsible, is able to exchange experiences, and contribute to improve the social, economic, and environment development of various regions in the world.
We are aware that tourism, because of its versatility, is a sector of the market that can help the economic development and social sustainability of an area. Therefore, we want to contribute to a type of tourism that respects our environment. We use new ideas involving our natural resources, specifically places and characteristics unique in our island and our people, which will in turn help to distribute the wealth, energise our local economy and reinforce our social, cultural and environmental potential.
We believe that our services should be a natural result of our natural resources. We cannot have tourism that is contrary to the place where it is practised, nor an offer of services that are not based on its diversity.
As such, in our spare time we endeavour to discover new nook and crannies, places known to provide pleasure which we do not wish to keep only to ourselves, but to share this information with those who visit us. Above all, there is nothing like our natural resources to show our unique identity.
We create specific products to promote our local traditions and by doing so we usually use the expertise of local artisans and people involved in the maintenance of the island's tradition and culture.
Madeira is a celebration of life! A place where the joy of living is constantly celebrated: all year round there are feasts and festivities, cultural and sport events, things to do and see, museums and historical monuments, parades, and musical festivals which we also like to participate in.
Some of our greatest treasures are the Laurel Forest and the Levadas, which we try hard to promote either through specific programs i.e. walking tours, canyon, etc., or by participating in programs of nature preservation. We also promote the local typical gastronomy through specific programs and work closely with hotels already promoting sustainable tourism.
Feel free to ask us for any tips or recommendations as you plan your holiday. We can offer you any insider information about the best places to see, eat and stay! We are your local connection!
Meet the Team
Meet Emilio Rodrigues who considers himself to be a citizen of the world! He started out approximately 40 years ago in the tourism sector, in order to divulge to all and sundry what is good, unique, and typical in each corner of the World!
"It gives me pleasure to share the best moments and experiences that I have witnessed, giving others the opportunity to know the authentic natural beauty, gastronomy, traditions, feasts and events, cultural wealth, ethnography and architecture of this region. Experiences and most attractive, agreeable moments, that mark this locality which in turn makes me wake-up each day with the desire to find more of these small or big authentic pleasures to share with everyone!"
What we Do
At Intertours, we stretch our fantasy to its limits...
Set up in 1980 by Emilio Rodrigues (MD) as a family-based company, the agency has established itself as a leading travel agency on Madeira Island. Nowadays Emilio Rodrigues' son and daughter, Gustavo Rodrigues and Andreia Rodrigues, have also embraced this project and share the management of the company.
Our vast experience and professional position enabled us to see steady growth, making us the solid company we are today with an established tradition in our market. We are specialists in ground handling as well as a transmitter, being both Retail and Operator for some markets.
We provide personal assistance through an excellent professional team, who guarantee quality and speed in dealing with reservations for flights, hotel accommodation, packages both simple and thematic, and excursions (both regular or tailor-made). Culture and sightseeing excursions all over the island are easily incorporated into all types of programmes. The small size of the island, yet high concentration of historical sites, are valuable assets for tight schedules, transfers and Rent-a-car.
Madeira's countryside is ideal for team-building activities like jeep safaris, photo rallies, treasure hunts, mountain and Levada walks, tracking, canoeing, water sports, big game fishing, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, canyon, yachting, mountain biking, paragliding and helicopter rides. After all, adrenaline pumping activities are a favourite among incentive planners.
On the other hand, walking in Funchal, roaming through its typical streets and alleys to enjoy our delicious food, to visit a museum or simply sit on terraces overlooking the blue sea or the lush green mountains... any of these simple things will add that extra pleasure to your business trip.
For the organization of groups and incentives, we always look for inspiration on special moments in history, and culture and traditions (folklore, wine tasting, rural and popular festivals).
"It is a joy to have the capacity of providing moments of pleasure, by suggesting the best that we have on offer. To be able to show our best views, our traditions and culture. To have those who visit us dream and to fulfil unique experiences that will be agreeably registered in their minds forever."
Don't hesitate to contact us as you plan your trip to our beautiful island! We are your local connection!