The remote Azores archipelago of the mid-Atlantic is synonymous with adventure; São Miguel Island alone offers caves, beaches, coves, volcanoes and mud pools just waiting to be explored, as well as countless opportunities for hiking, cycling and water sports.
Explore the beautiful blue and green twin lakes of Sete Cidades by kayak and swim in a crater lagoon. Abseil, swim and slide your way through the Dos Caldeiroes canyon and go on a whale watching adventure in the Atlantic Ocean.
Young volcano enthusiasts will love exploring the lava tubes and enjoying a traditional stew cooked by the volcanic vapours in the Valley of Furnas. There’s time for relaxing too, with visits to a volcanic sandy beach, botanical gardens and natural thermal pools.
Arrive in Ponta Delgada on São Miguel Island, capital of the Azores archipelago.
Explore the famous blue and green twin lakes of Sete Cidades on foot, as you walk on the dirt trail around the rim of the crater. Later, further explore the area by bike and kayak, before visiting a pineapple plantation.
Go on a whale watching adventure in the Atlantic Ocean, where it's possible to see whales and dolphins all year round. After lunch in a local restaurant, explore volcanic lava tubes to observe some very unusual geological phenomena.
Follow a hiking trail along a stream leading to a beautiful waterfall. In the afternoon, learn about one of Europe's most endangered birds - the Priolo - which is endemic to São Miguel.
Explore the Ribeira dos Caldeiroes canyon, with opportunities to abseil, jump and slide in a natural adventure playground. In the afternoon, visit a volcanic beach at Ribeira Quente.
Ascend the mountain for spectacular views of the 'Lake of Fire'. In the afternoon, visit a volcano located 600 metres from the shore, where you can swim and snorkel in the crater lagoon.
Visit the Valley of Furnas, known for its geothermal activity. Follow a short walking trail around the fumeroles, hot springs and mud pools, and have your lunch cooked by the underground vapours. This afternoon visit the serene botanical gardens, complete with thermal pools, geysers and a large collection of plants.
The tour ends after breakfast this morning, and you can depart at any time for your return flight to the UK.
You should note: Why not extend your stay with a few nights on the south coast of São Miguel Island, in the environmentally protected area of Caloura? Here you can enjoy natural swimming pools, walking trails, snorkelling and scuba diving. Please enquire for futher details.
- Prices from (exc. international flights): £1,699 per adult, £1,649 per child
- Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £2,149 per adult, £1,985 per child
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
- Duration: 8 days
- Ideal for ages: 8+
- Itinerary type: Small group
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