DAY 1 - SÃO MIGUEL
Arrival at Ponta Delgada, capital of the Azores
islands. Transfer to
the Hotel Vila Nova hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, overnight.
DAY 2 - SÃO MIGUEL
Departure on a half day
tour to the spectacular lakes of Sete Cidadas. Admire the landscape from the lookout overlooking the valley.
Stop at the Belvedere Vista do Rei, then visit a pineapple plantation
before transfering back to your hotel. Afternoon free.
DAY 3 - SÃO MIGUEL
Departure from Ponta Delgada
on a full day tour to Furnas by the south road. Stop at the village of Vila
Franca do Campo. Arrival in Furnas valley, passing by the lake. Visit to the
botanical garden (time for a swim in the natural hot water swimming pool)
and the hot springs. Lunch of traditional “cozido” included. Return to Ponta
Delgada by the north coast visiting a tea plantation and Santa Iria vantage
DAYS 4 - SÃO MIGUEL
Free day to
visit the town or whale watching, swimming with the dolphins, guided walk
tours. Please ask us.
DAYS 5 - SÃO MIGUEL
to visit the town. Suggestions for the free days: whale watching,
swimming with the dolphins, guided walk tours. Please ask us.
DAY 6 - SÃO MIGUEL/FLORES
Transfer to the airport. Flight to the island
of Flores. Transfer to Hotel das Flores.
DAY 7 - FLORES
from Santa Cruz on a full day tour of Flores. We will stop at Ribeira da Cruz
belvedere and visit several lakes including "Lomba", "Funda" and "Rasa". During
the trip from Fajãzinha to Ponta da Fajã Grande there are many beautiful
waterfalls. You have the possibility to walk to Poço da Alagoinha
(optional), where there is a small lake and you see all the waterfalls
from close by (800m walk from the road, around 45 minutes RT, walking
boots needed). Visit to "Rocha dos Bordões", a lava solidification that
created a very high vertical fluting. On the return to Santa Cruz, stop
at the Caveira belvedere.
DAY 8 - FLORES
to enjoy Flores on your own.
DAY 9 - FLORES/FAIAL
Transfer to the
airport. Flight to the island of Faial. Transfer to the Hotel Azoris
Faial Garden Resort.
DAY 10 - FAIAL
a full day tour of Faial. It begins by heading to the village of
Flamengos to visit the Botanical Garden of the Island. Next, the tour
heads up to the Natural Reserve of the Caldeira of Faial, surrounded by
the blue hydranges. It keeps going towards Ribeira das Cabras viewpoint,
along Serra of Feteira. Stop for lunch. Descent to the Fajã in Praia do
Norte. Visit to the Capelinhos Vocano Interpretation Centre. The Volcano
erupted from 1957-1958. On the way back to Horta, quick stop at
Varadouro to admire the Morro of Castelo Branco, ending the day in Monte
da Guia, already in Horta, to admire one of the best views of the city
and the Bay of Porto Pim. Return to the hotel.
DAY 11 - FAIAL/PICO/FAIAL
In the morning, transfer to the harbour.
Ferry to Pico Island (30 minutes). Full Day Pico: Departure from
Madalena through the north coast in direction of Cachorro and Lajido.
Continue to S. Roque to visit the Whale Factory and the natural swimming
pools. Continue by the mountain road towards the lake of Capitão, at
900m. Stop at Lajes to visit the Whalers Museum. Stop for lunch. Continue along the south coast, short stop at Mistérios
de São João, then continue to São Mateus to visit the church. Continue
in direction of Criação Velha where Pico's vinyards are UNESCO World
Patrimony since 2004. Return to Madalena. Ferry back to the island of
Faial. Transfer from the harbor to the hotel.
DAY 12 - FAIAL
Free day to visit the town.
DAY 13 -
Transfer to the airport. Flight to Terceira and
transfer to Hotel Azoris Angra Garden.
DAY 14 TERCEIRA
Full day tour of the best of Terceira Island. On this tour you will
visit the best of the island and other places off the beaten track not
so well known but with amazing landscapes, the center of the island,
Biscoitos, Vineyards, Natural swimming pools, Raminho, Serreta, Algar do
Carvão and Serra do Cume viewpoint. Discover the history and culture of
Terceira, connect with nature and enjoy a traditional lunch at a small
local restaurant (typical Alcatra lunch). This is a slow pace full day
tour and a very special experience. Return to the hotel.
DAY 15 - TERCEIRA
Transfer from the hotel to the airport.
Price per person in Euros:
varies depending the exchange)
Optional whale watching on S. Miguel, Faial &
Pico - Transfers to/from whale watching base not
14 nights standard rooms accommodation BB, 5
nights Hotel Vila Nova, 3 nights Hotel das Flores, 4 nights Hotel Azoris
Faial Garden Resort, 2 nights Hotel Azoris Angra Garden
Arrival & departure transfers between
airport or harbour & accommodations as mentioned on the program.
Half day tour to Sete Cidades with english
Full day tour to Furnas with english
speaking driver/guide. Includes entrance fee to the Terra Nostra
Botanical Garden, entrance fee to the Monitoring and Research Centre of
Furnas, lunch of cozido.
Full day tour Flores with english speaking
driver/guide. Includes lunch, entrance fee to the Museum of Santa Cruz
das Flores, entrance fee to the Interpretation Center of Boqueirão.
Full day tour Faial with english speaking
driver/guide. Includes lunch, entrance fee to the Interpretation Center
of Capelinhos Volcano (closed: on Mondays and bank holidays).
Full day tour Pico with english speaking
driver/guide. Includes lunch, entrance fee to two museums or one museum
and the volcanic cave of Gruta das Torres (the museums are: Whalers
Museum and Museum of the Whaling Industry).
Full day tour Terceira with english
speaking driver/guide. Includes lunch of "alcatra", (If the tour is on
Sunday it will be a different meal.), entrance fee at the volcanic cave
Algar do Carvão
Boat tickets HOR/PIX/HOR
Flight ticket PDL/FLW/HOR/TER.
Issued 15 days prior to departure. Cancellation
after departure date non-refundable. Rerouting after departure: no
refund Change name
after issuing ticket permitted with penalty.
Symbolic contribution to social &
environmental institutions: Rabo de Peixe Sabe Sonhar
than those mentioned on the program
upgrades to superior rooms
supplements to reservations in hotels
other than those mentioned
the half board price is not valid for
dinners on special dates or Gala dinners and may have restrictive