AZORES – SAO MIGUEL & TERCEIRA

Private Tour

Small Group

From: $1,670*

7 Days / 6 Nights

DAY 1: Ponta Delgada – São Miguel Island: Arrival at Ponta Delgada airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

DAY: Ponta Delgada – Furnas – Ponta Delgada: Breakfast at the hotel. This day will be dedicated to the area of Furnas where we can see most of the secondary volcanic activity. You will experience direct contact with the volcano. We start by heading to Nossa Senhora da Paz Chapel, located where once was the first capital of the island, which will provide you a high view over the old town of Vila Franca do Campo and its small crater island that lives close to the coast. Next, we will go by the lake of Furnas on our way to Terra Nostra Park where you will get the chance to bath in the hot thermal waters and explore one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Europe. After that, we will go the restaurant where we can try the traditional meal called Cozido (cooked underground in a fumarole for about 6 to 8 hours). The afternoon starts with a small walk in the center of Furnas where you can visit the most active part of the island. We will head up to the panoramic lookout of Pico do Ferro that stays above Furnas. To finish the day, we will visit one of the only tea plantations in Europe where you will have a chance to understand the process of producing tea and have a cup of local tea. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

DAY 3: Ponta Delgada – Sete Cidades – Ponta Delgada: Breakfast at the hotel. In this first tour we will discover the western side of the island, starting by the Wetland Lakes, which is an area of many secondary volcanoes that form beautiful smaller crater lakes. After that we´ll continue to Pico da Cruz that is the highest point of the caldera of Sete Cidades and where you can get one of the best views of the island by having an amazing panoramic view to the caldera and all of its lakes. Then, we´ll go for a drive along the rime side of the caldera which will lead us to the interior of the volcano where we will have a traditional lunch. In the afternoon there will be some time for paddling on the twin lakes. We end our tour in one of the most famous viewpoints of the island: Vista do Rei. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

DAY 4: Ponta Delgada – Lagoa Do Fogo – Ponta Delgada:

Breakfast at the hotel. Lagoa do Fogo is inside the youngest caldera of the island that is situated in the central part of the São Miguel. We will initially observe this lake and then go and visit Salto do Cabrito waterfall located on the north part of the mountain. We will take you through some exciting roads on the way to Ponta do Cintrão to enjoy the amazing view of the north coast. To finish the morning, you will have a yoga session at Santa Bárbara’s beach. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

DAY 5: Ponta Delgada – Angra Do Heroísmo – Terceira Island: Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Whale and dolphin watching in the morning. This activity takes you out along the coast of our island and with the help of the whale spotters on land. We will try to give you the best experience and seeing the most variety of sea creatures that we can. Sightings are guaranteed as there are great chances of seeing dolphins. As for the whales, it isn’t always guaranteed but it’s a worthy experience. The Azores are known to be one of the best places in the world for whale watching because it’s possible to see up to 28 different species throughout the year. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Angra do Heroísmo. Arrival at Terceira airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Angra do Heroísmo.

DAY 6: Angra Do Heroísmo: Breakfast at the hotel. Walking tour of Angra do Heroísmo. The title “Very Noble, Loyal and Always Present” assigned to city of Angra do Heroísmo emphasizes the importance of this metropolis had throughout the Portuguese History. The relevance of the Angra bay, especially in the 15th and 16th centuries, and the importance of the city in political economic and religious chess of the Azores are portrayed in the urban fabric of this city. The historical center is a laced picture of streets, alleys, churches, palaces, manor houses, monuments, squares and gardens, which selfless generations knew how to preserve and maintain up to today, even against the forces of the earthquakes. The historic center of Angra do Heroísmo is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

DAY 7: Angra Do Heroísmo – Departure: Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Transfer to Angra do Heroísmo airport.

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Package Includes:

  • 04 nights at 4* hotel in bed & breakfast basis – Ponta Delgada
  • 02 nights at 4* hotel in bed & breakfast basis – Angra do Heroísmo;
  • Private transfer in Ponta Delgada from the airport to the hotel
  • Private transfer in Ponta Delgada from the hotel to the airport
  • Private transfer in Angra do Heroísmo from the airport to the hotel
  • Private transfer in Angra do Heroísmo from the hotel to the airport
  • Full day tour to Furnas with traditional lunch
  • Full day tour to Sete Cidades with traditional lunch and paddle session
  • Half day tour to Lagoa do Fogo with a private yoga session
  • 3-hour whale and dolphin watching
  • Half day walking tour in Angra do Heroísmo
  • Flight tickets in economy class from Ponta Delgada to Terceira only (airport taxes and 1 piece of luggage up to 20 kg included)

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*Package descriptions and pricing are subject to change without notice.