Day 1 SÃO MIGUEL
Arrival at Ponta
Delgada airport on your own from where you will be transferred to the
hotel Vila Nova
or similar. Rest of the day at leisure to recover from jet lag.
Sete Cidades Lakes
that fill up two of the craters of former volcanoes with spectacular
vistas.. We will drive along the mountain road, where you get
a very nice view of the flat part of the island. Stop at the "Vista do Rei" belvedere and the village of Sete Cidades with its fantastic
emerald lake views. On the way back,
visit a pineapple plantations. Afternoon free for own activities.
Day 3: SÃO MIGUEL
Departure from P. Delgada to Furnas
by the south road. Stop at the
village of Vila Franca do Campo. Arrival in Furnas valley famous for its
hot geysers, mud pools and spring, passing by
the scenic lake. Visit to the lush botanical garden with its fern forest
and swan lakes where you will have time to swim in the natural
hot water swimming pool. (Lunch included). Return by
the north coast visiting a tea plantation and Santa Iria view point.
Day 4: SÃO MIGUEL
Free day to visit the
lovely town on your own with its promenades and impressive buildings.
Also the best place to shop for souveniers.
Day 5: SÃO MIGUEL - FAIAL
Transfer to the airport. Flight to
Faial Island (1 hour), transfer to Hotel Faial
or similar. Free Day to explore the city a former whaling center with its
lively harbor, an
international meeting place for Transatlantic yachting with a lovely old historic town
dating back to the 17th century.
Day 6: FAIAL - PICO - FAIAL
Transfer to the
Boat trip to Pico Island (30 minutes). Full Day
excursion to the island of 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 (lunch not included). Continue along the south coast, short stop
at Mistérios de São João, then to São Mateus to visit the
church. Continue in direction of Criação Velha where Pico's vineyards are,
UNESCO's World Patrimony sites since 2004. Return to Madalena. Return trip by
boat back to the island of Faial.
Transfer to the hotel. -
lunch on your own.
Day 7: FAIAL
on a full day tour of the island of Faial in
direction to Espalamaca, taking the mountain road overlooking the
of Flamengos, towards Caldeira, the highest point on the island its
craters covered by lush vegetation.
Continue north to Capelinhos (the remains of the last volcanic eruption
in the Azores, 1957) and visit to the excellent Vulcan Interpretation Center that shows the evolution
and history of the eruption. Return to the hotel. -
lunch not included.
Transfer to the airport. our can be modified to
accommodate international flights.
2018 Prices per person in Euros
varies depending on the exchange rate)
- Airfare Ponta Delgada - Horta
7 nights standard rooms accommodation with daily breakfasts ((4 nights
Hotel Vila Nova + 3 nights Hotel Faial)
- Arrival & departure transfers between
airports or harbors & accommodation as mentioned on the program
- Half day tour to Sete Cidades with
Portuguese/English speaking guide
- Full day tour to Furnas with
Portuguese/English speaking guide
- Entrance fee to the Terra Nostra Botanical
Garden during the full day tour to Furnas
- Entrance fee at the Monitoring and Research
Centre of Furnas
- Lunch of
at Furmas a typical stew of vegetables and meats cooked underground in
day tour Pico with English speaking driver (no guide)
- Full day jeep tour Faial
with English speaking driver guide
- Lunch during the Faial tour
- Entrance fees to 2 museums (Whalers
Museum or Museum of the Whaling Industry or 1 museum and the volcanic
cave of Gruta das Torres during the full day excursion
to the island of Pico.
- Entrance fee to the Volcanic Interpretation
Centre/Museum (closed on Mondays)
- Boat tickets Horta Pico Horta return
ticket Punta Delgada Horta. If booking class is not available for air pass fare,
there will be a supplement to the normal airfare.
- meals other than those mentioned on the
guide on the islands of Faial & Pico
- supplement to regular fare (if applicable)
- supplements to reservations in hotels other
than those mentioned on the program
- The days of the tours may be changed
The Tours may have to be in a taxi with English speaking driver guide
If it is not possible to apply air pass fare there will be a supplement.
(air pass is only applicable for passengers holding an international
ticket and residing outside of Portugal) - no cancellation / rerouting or
changes are subject to a fee
Possibility to do whale watching on the islands of S. Miguel, Faial &
Pico - Transfers to/from whale watching base not