book this trip
Tours

Azores: The Pearls of the Atlantic Ocean (São Miguel & Terceira)

Duration 8 Days
dates Fixed
Type Guided
Lodging Comfort

A journey through wild nature, volcanoes, caves and whales, in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean, to discover a natural paradise. 
The Azores Islands are still an unspoilt and authentic tourist destination, ideal for those who love nature, silence, the ocean, forests, landscapes and infinite spaces.  Views of green volcanic landscapes fade into the horizon; the wind ruffles your hair; dolphins leap into the ocean waves and rainbows glitter in the blue sky. It looks like a dream, a fairy-tale landscape. It really is.

A journey in close contact with nature, with low environmental impact, totally immersed in the local island reality.  We'll explore two of the archipelago's nine islands: Sao Miguel, the largest, and Terceira, the busiest.
An intense adventure trip, full of fun activities and interesting attractions: trekking; whale and dolphin watching; tea and pineapple plantations; fumaroles (furnas); natural springs and spas; waterfalls in the woods; botanical parks... and more: jeeps 4x4 off-road tour into the forest; walking descent on volcanoes and volcanic caves; diving in natural pools; thermal baths; snorkelling; walks through breathtaking landscapes and enchanting sunsets.
A trip designed for a small group of 8-12 people, to share experiences, energy and thoughts with like-minded people who share the same passions. 

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Flight to São Miguel
Arrival at the airport and private transfer to the accommodation in Ponta Delgada.
Free time to walk around in Ponta Delgada.
Briefing with the local guide in the hotel lobby, just before dinner. 
Free dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 02
Full day to discovering the first part of São Miguel. 
Trekking Sete Cidades; pineapple plantations; natural pools of Ferraria, whose waters are thermal. (lunch-box included)

The adventure begins with a trek that allows us to know the various lagoons of the western part, such as Lagoa das Éguas and Lagoa Rasa, as well as the magnificent landscape of the Blue and Green Lagoas of Sete Cidades.  At the end of the hiking, we’ll stop to the terrific view point “Miradouro da Vista do Rei”: the iconic image of the island. 
Packed lunch included. After lunch we’ll visit the pineapple plantations, tasting the delicious pineapple liqueur and we’ll continue to Ferraria, with the possibility of bathing in the warm sea water, due to the volcanic thermal waters: the Atlantic thalassotherapy in a unique natural environment!
Free dinner and overnight at the hotel in Ponta Delgada.
Day 03
Dolphin and whale watching in the ocean, followed by thermal baths in Poça da Dona Beija or Caldeira Velha. free lunch
Such a great day! During the morning we’ll make a private boat tour for dolphins and whales watching in the middle of the ocean. This is gonna be a nice adventure! Free time for lunch and in the afternoon just relax in the warm thermal waters, in an idyllic natural setting.
Free dinner and overnight at the hotel in Ponta Delgada.
Day 04
Full day tour. Visit to the geothermal park Furnas; Terra Nostra botanical park and tea plantations. (lunch at the restaurant included: the famous cozido, cooked thanks to the geothermal heat)  
A vulcanic day! We’ll start at the incredible Parque das Furnas: a geothermal place, where you will see the earth boiling under your feet, in a beautiful natural setting, surrounded by a green park and a volcanic lake. From here we’ll start our easy circular trek from, not before seeing how the traditional "Cozido à Portuguesa" is cooked in the volcanic pits, where the meat is slowly cooked with the simple heat and steam of the volcano. (This traditional meal is gonna be our lunch!)
In the afternoon we’ll visit the beautiful Terra Nostra Botanical Park: one of the most beautiful botanical gardens of the 18th century, where you can find species of flora from various countries around the world. After a short guided walking tour through the paths of the garden, time for a thermal bath in the pool with iron-rich water. After that relaxing moment, we’ll continue the tour to visit the Gorreana Tea Factory, with tea tasting and a walk through the adjacent plantations.
Return to Ponta Delgada, on the south coast of the island.
Free dinner and overnight at the hotel in Ponta Delgada.
Day 05
Arrival in Terceira and visit of Angra do Heroísmo
In the morning we’ll take a domestic flight to Terceira island. 
Private transfer from the airport to the hotel in Angra do Heroísmo. 
In the afternoon, we familiarise with the city of Angra do Heroísmo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and we’ll have a nice walk to Monte Brasil: the city's nature park, where we could see free-roaming fawns. At the top of Monte Brasil there is a beautiful view of the entire western part of the island. 
Free dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Angra do Heroismo.
Day 06
Full day tour to discover the western part of Terceira: trekking, caves, fumaroles, volcanoes and bathing in the natural pools of the Atlantic Ocean. 
A full day of exploring the island. We start to stretch our legs with a 2.30-hour trek that will allow us to know the dense endemic vegetation of the Azores. At the end, we’ll visit the Gruta do Natal (a 700m lava tunnel) and then we’ll go to the natural pools of Biscoitos, where we can stop for lunch and dive into the ocean. 
After lunch, we literally enter the interior of the volcano by exploring Algar do Carvão: an amazing experience! Finally, before return to Angra, we’ll stop to Furnas do Enxofre, the fumaroles. 
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Angra do Heroismo.
Day 07
Jeep Tour to discover the eastern part of the island: Serra do Cume, Praia da Vitoria, off-road in the forest and hidden caves.  Typical barbecue lunch in the forest included)
Today is gonna be an adventure with our jeeps! We’ll start to explore the other side of Terceira Island, which has totally different landscapes and coastlines. We will climb up to the highest viewpoint of the island, to enjoy the most spectacular views and, always in our 4x4 jeeps, we will go for an off-road experience in the dense forest, which enchants and surprises.  Lunch will be a rich bbq in the forest, like the Azores traditions want! 
In the afternoon, we’ll visit the town of Praia da Vittoria and the authentic fishing villages Porto Martins, with its natural pools. 
Free dinner and overnight at the hotel in Angra do Heroismo.
Day 08
Check-out, transfer to the airport and goodbye 
The Azores islands, with their unspoilt nature and pure beauty, leave an indelible mark on everybody.  You’ll return back to home with only one thought: to come back soon, for discovering the other islands!!!
see all days

Dates & Prices

DATES

16 - 23 april 2022
29 october - 5 november 2022

PRICES

12-15 pax: 861.00€/person
9-11 pax: 960.00€/person
8 pax: 999.00€/person
5-7 pax: 1161.00€/person
4 pax: 1291.00€/person

High Season Supplement: 
(From June 01 until September 30): 95€

Single Supplement:
Normal Season: 185€
High Season: 215€

*private departures available, on request. Contact us to find out about private departures, just for you and your group. You choose the date! 

More Information

Included

Accommodation in a 4-star hotel for 7 nights, B&B treatment
All private transfers from / to airports
Driver with private van for the whole week, as per the schedule indicated daily
Lunches not indicated in the program
All entrances to the places of interest included in the program (caves, parks, volcanoes ...)
Tour guide and 24 hours support line
Unpublished guide book of the Azores
Program and excursions as indicated in the daily detail (jeep tour, whale watching, trekking, spa etc)

 
Booking conditions and cancellation policy:

The offer is considered confirmed with the payment of 50% of the total amount.
The remaining payment must be made up to 15 days before the event.
There is no cost associated with cancellation up to 60 days. 
All equipment will be delivered in good condition and must be returned as such; in the event of damage, the client will be responsible for reimbursement. During the period of the activity, the client is responsible for the equipment.
Anything not expressly agreed herein shall be governed by the applicable laws and practices relating to tourist entertainment activities with any disputes between the parties to be settled at the court of the company's headquarters.

 
Not Included

Flights from/to Azores
Internal flight
Lunches on days 1, 3 and 5
Dinners
Personal expenses and tips
Entrance fees to places not included in the programme

For an upgrade of lodgings, please feel free to contact us!

 

book this trip

Please enter the necessary information to proceed with the booking of this trip.

After booking the trip you will be contacted by one of our team members to confirm your trip details and payment procedure.

It is important that the information submitted is as accurate as possible.

Please use the comment field for any special requirement.

* Required Fields
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form
We are specialized in customize walking and biking tours using our expertise about Portugal.
Ask us now to tailor made your tour and we will love to make it unique.
FAQ