Sense the beauty and discover the island of São Miguel. Let us show you the highlights of this island, as well as to some of the lesser knows gems that are at the heart of São Miguel.
Breathtaking scenery, adventure and tranquility experienced at a relaxed pace is what makes our tours 5* rated.
A four-hour direct flight from Boston or Madrid brings you to this string of volcanic islands, and transport you to an altogether other world.
Composed of nine volcanic islands situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, this Portuguese archipelago is one of the few unspoilt paradises on the planet. Often described as the tips of the lost continent of Atlantis, the islands maintain an Old World charm that is difficult to find almost anywhere else in Europe.
Here you have list about what it is included in the Azores Tour:
Sometimes changes to the itinerary are necessary due to the weather or special situations This can happen with little notice. If you’re flexible and have a sense of humour, you’re bound to have a fun and relaxing trip across this beautiful part of the world.
Sào Miguel, known as “the Green Island”, is the largest and most populated islands of the Azores. Is also known as the ancient Atlantida, since the Greeks and the Romans considered that the Azores were the summits of the mountains of the Atlantis.
Day of arrival to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Today the arrival is done individually and we meet at the HOTEL, to welcome you, a refreshment snack while we tell you everything we are going to explore this week.
Dinner at the hotel and activities to get to know a little more.
In the morning, we will enjoy a boat ride (approx 3 hours depending on the weather conditions). We will try to spot dolphins, whales, sea turtles and more …
Lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon we will visit the “Cave of Carvao” in Ponta Delgada and we will feel a little more explorers descending to the depths of the cave. Return to the hotel and get ready for a fun dinner.
Dinner and lodging in the Hotel.
After breakfast we will enter the lake of fire. During our route we will pass by Lake of Peace, we will stop in the look of Caloura, we will continue by Vila Franca Do Campo.
Arrival in Furnas, an essential stop. Furnas is located on the banks of the lake. We will enjoy its trails, lakes and streams through which the water flows to secret corners or hidden stone caves that our team of adventurers will help us to discover.
And why not? A place to enjoy a little ice cream by the lake. We will visit the lagoon and its cauldrons where the typical dish of the area “the cooked to the fumaroles” is realized. They cook it in the fumaroles that surround the lake and we will also visit.
Typical lunch in the restaurant of the Hotel Terra Nostra, where we can visit its spectacular botanical garden and bathe in a natural pool of hot water.
Return to Ponta Delgada along the North coast, visiting the tea plantation, where we will make a tasting and recover forces to climb the mountain of Santa Iria, where we will have a wonderful view of the island to the dazzling lagoon of fire, the only one of the island in pure state.
Arrival at the hotel.
In the afternoon the children will enjoy activities prepared exclusively for our team of adventurers.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast and then we will go to the village of Quinta das Raiadas, to enjoy a rural experience and customs of this island. We will milk cows, knead bread, ride horses …
Return to our hotel, we make a little break to freshen up before dinner.
Today we will have a day full of emotions.
Departure towards the city of Vila Franca do Campo. We will take a boat in the port and we will go towards the islet where we will enjoy with our friends of trip of a relaxing bath in its natural swimming pool.
Return to the village to enjoy a typical lunch.
Free afternoon at the beach of Vila Franca do Campo, if we are lucky we will enjoy its fun waves.
Special dinner outside the hotel with “surprise”
We leave for “Seven Cities” where we will enjoy a morning full of fun outdoor activities: kayak, bike ride, or on foot, archery …
Return to the hotel and I have free the afternoon. In the evening, a special farewell dinner at our hotel.
Breakfast and it was time to say to God or at least until our next adventure together.
Possibility of transfer to the airport for those who require it.
END OF OUR TRIP
Sense the beauty and discover the island of São Miguel .Let us show you the higlights of this island, as well as to some of the lesser knows gems that are at the heart of São Miguel. Breathtaking scenery, adventure and tranquility experienced at a relaxed pace is what makes our tours 5* rated.
Arrival day and we all meet at the lobby for intro talk and apperitive follow by dinner.
I choose this hotel because the history, the situation (rigth in the center) and very good reputation.
Depart by jeep or van (depending in the group size) for 30 minutes ride direction to SETE CIDADES, visit the majestic viewing point of Vista do Rei, overlooking the enchanting twin lakes of Sete Cidades and be overwhelmed by the magical sense of being right inside an ancient volcano.
Today we will walk around the lake from the top view and it will take around 5 hours, depending on the group it could be shorter.
Lunch in Sete cidades. In the afternoon we will finish it off with a offroad drive over the famous caldera ridge road. We can have a bath in FERRERIA TERMS, a unique experience of really hot water (35o C) in the Atlantic Ocean.
Back to the hotel, dinner and relax.
Today we are moving to a different environment, we will go to FURNAS, in a hotel located by the lake and in the middle of the forest, one of the most paradisiatic hotels you could ever been…
One of the owners: Helena Camara, she is a beautiful lady, really kind and they really make you feel special and at home, FANTASTIC.
After 40 minutes ride, we then start our easy 3 hours circular hike through a spectacular waterfall. Of course upon our return you might also try the world famous Azorean “cozido”, cooked in pots in the ground by volcanic heat.
In the afternoon we could visit and enjoy the therms : POCA DE DAON BEIJA, this thermal spring is part of the natural phenomenon that results from the volcanic activity in the valley of Furnas.
Back to our new hotel in the forest (2 minutes from the therms) and enjoy a wonderful dinner.
This morning we will go walking to Furnas and visit the TERRA NOSTRA BOTANICAL PARK, a bicentennial botanical park, dates back to 1775. Thomas Hickling, a Bostonian mercant residence (yankee Hall) builton this luxurious location.
A significant number of today’s impressive trees date back from that period (1872), some of which were shipped from as far as North America, Australia, New Zealand, China and South Africa. The present size of the garde its about 12.5Ha.
After the 2 hours walk and even a bit of time to enjoy the thermal pool over 35o, very nice for a quick bath…we can enjoy a great meal in this beautiful hotel.
In the afternoon we will go direction to PROVOCAO, for another 2 hours hike to the expectacular waterfalls “Faial da Terra”.
Back to the hotel for another amazing dinner.
We are moving to our last beautiful hotel: PESTANA BAHIA PRAIA IN Villa Franca do Campo
In my opinion is the best hotel to have a happy end after a beautiful tour. The flowers, the nature, the gardens, the amzing location plus all the small details in the hotel that makes you feel in a different dimension..
Today we will go by boat to visit Vila Franca islet, were if you wish you could have a unique sea bath, in a natural pool inside the island.
Depending of the group we could go for whale watching (another hour) or just around the islet. Luch in a very exclusive place in LAGOA “Quinta de Santa Barbara” The best food, presentation, even the chef come to the table and share his knowledge with you… very kind.
In the afternoon we can go for another 2 hours walk and visit the factory of te “CHA” (this is how they call tea), THE GORREANA TEA FACTORY, is the only tea plantation in Europe…
Back to the hotel and dinner .
After 20 minutes ride, the stunning “Lagoa do Fogo “is an ideal choice to do our last walk together (2-3 hours)
After lunch we can enjoy bathing and walking in the relaxing, naturaly-warmed waterfall of the lush “CALDEIRA VELHA” and discover the historic town of “Ribeira Grande”.
Back to the hotel and farewell dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast we can offer a transfer to airport.
Flying is by far the easiest way of traveling to the islands.
SATA Air Azores operate flights to the Azores from Bermuda, Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale,
Miami, New York, Oakland, Orlando, San Francisco, Montreal and Toronto.
From the UK
Flioght connections from the UK are excellent and there are lots of options to consider:
Gatwick direct flight
Manchester and Heathrow flights
There are daily flights from Lisbon with TAP Air Portugal and SATA Air Azores to the islands of Sao Miguel, Faial and Terceira with connections from many major cities around the world.
SATA Air Azores operate flights to the Azores from Amsterdam, Stockholm, Barcelona, Billund,
Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, Las Palmas, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Oslo, Zurich, Faro, Porto,
Funchal and Porto Santo.