Azores: Island Discovery
Sao Miguel, São Miguel, Faial, Pico
Welcome to the Azores! Prepare for an adventure that will captivate your senses as you explore the stunning landscapes of the Azores Islands, a land rich in tradition and cultural history only to be matched by its natural wonders.
Our prices start from2,399 LAND ONLY
7 Days • GUIDED • 9 MealsOperated Tour
- 6 nights accommodation
- Services of a local leader
- Services of a tour manager
- All on-tour transportation and related fees, including on-tour flight
- Airport transfers at specified times on arrival and departure days
- 6 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 2 dinners
Day 1 - São Miguel Island
Welcome to the Azores! The dramatic landscapes of this tropical, volcanic wonderland set the tone for your adventure. After your transfer to the hotel, settle in and enjoy a welcome meeting and dinner with your local leader and fellow travelers.
Day 2 - São Miguel
Our adventure begins today on São Miguel, the biggest of the islands. We start with tour led by a mountain guide of Sete Cidades, a massive volcanic crater three miles across, recognizable for the breathtaking views provided by the twin lakes located in the crater. Next we take in the views of the crater lake, Lagoa do Fogo. We follow this with a visit to a pineapple green house to see how the delicious fruit is grown. After, we enjoy a short hike to the waterfall and thermal baths at Caldeira Velha. The evening is yours to enjoy unscripted.
Day 3 - São Miguel
With our local leader, we set out to uncover the treasures of São Miguel on a full-day tour. We venture out to explore Furnas Lake where Azoreans cook the famous Cozido das Furnas - a stew cooked by volcanic steam. You'll get to enjoy this dish for today's lunch! We will also visit the Furnas botanical garden, with time to relax in the thermal waters on the property. We'll stop at a tea factory on our way back to our hotel.
Day 4 - São Miguel Island - Faial
We hop a short flight to the charming Island of Faial this morning — known as the "Blue Island" due to the countless hydrangea hedges dotting the landscape. Today, we spend time in the lively town of Horta and this afternoon is yours to relax with a group yoga lesson.
Day 5 - Faial Island to Pico Island and Faial Island
A short ferry ride brings us to Pico Island. Here, we connect with the history of the whaling industry and learn about the impact that it has made on the islands. Then, we dive into another regional treasure — wine. Wander through Santa Luzia Vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and later visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting and tour. We return to Faial tonight to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 6 - Faial Island
This morning we head to the Capelinhos Volcano for a nature walk. The volcanic crater is filled with lush vegetation and vibrant plants native to the Azores. Visit the Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre, which was built underground to avoid interference with the natural landscape. Here, we learn the fascinating history of the Caldeira and the formation of the Azores. The afternoon is yours to relax, or partake in an optional whale-watching cruise.
Day 7 - Faial Island
Our inspiring journey through the Azores islands ends today.
2021 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land, cruise and on-tour flights only, based on November 7, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $500. International airfare is additional.
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