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David Monteiro

David Monteiro was born in Mindelo, Cape Verde, an archipelago on the west coast of Africa, and moved to Portugal with his family when he was a child. After working as a CPA for more than 20 years, he felt the need for a change and began to lead hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing trips, all sports he had enjoyed since his childhood. When not guiding, David indulges in his passion for photography, literature, and history.

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Client Testimonials

David is in the very top echelon of all WT leaders I've had—and that is a high compliment. He is amazingly skilled at everything and beyond. He is courteous, responsive, and wonderful to talk with, due to his very broad life experience, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. Five stars and more.
— Joe N., Seattle, WA
Hiking in the Azores
A perfect combination of knowledge, skill, and organizational ability all delivered with wonderful ease and friendliness and informality.
— Judy L., Mt Kisco, NY
Hiker's Journey to Portugal
David is an extraordinary guide, and an expert on his beloved country. Though I had traveled to Portugal before, I feel like this time, through his eyes, words, enthusiasm, knowledge, energy, and joyful spirit, I was able to really get to know Portugal. His organizational skills and attentiveness to all participants made it one of the top trips of my life. David created an atmosphere where he blended the goals of the individuals with his goals for sharing his country, its beauty, wonder, and richness. Anyone—even those who are well traveled—who is lucky enough to travel with him will have wonderful memories filled with new experiences.
— Pam F., Hermosa Beach, CA
Hiker's Journey to Portugal
My first trip with David but hopefully not the last. His knowledge and love of Portugal and his professionalism were spot on. No problem too large or too small for him to handle with patience and good humor. Another exceptional Trip Leader.
— Anne J., Long Beach, CA
Hiker's Journey to Portugal
Such a pleasure to travel with David. He was very knowledgeable about the Azores and many other topics of conversation that spontaneously came up throughout the excursion.
— Sue C., Seattle, WA
Hiking in the Azores
David is an excellent trip leader. His ability to share his love of Portugal, the history, culture, and people made this trip exceptional.
— Karen H., Gold Canyon, AZ
Hiker's Journey to Portugal
David was absolutely outstanding—lovely, concerned manner, very knowledgeable.
— Lauren P., Santa Fe, NM
Hiker's Journey to Portugal
David is a delightful, thoughtful, and well informed guide. He provided a lot of depth to whatever the day’s experience was. His extensive depth of knowledge and local contacts were very evident. His hard work, concern, and attention to detail was most appreciated.
— Leslie S., Chicago, IL
Hiker's Journey to Portugal