Experience the unique characteristics of Faial, Pico and São Miguel in one week, with a small private group of no more than 8 people.
Included in land package:
- Round trip transfers from airport to hotel
- Six nights stay at centrally located hotels on the island of Faial and São Miguel
- Full American breakfast daily at your hotel
- Full day tour of the eastern side of the island of São Miguel (Furnas) including traditional lunch and beverages
- Full day tour of the island of Pico and Faial including lunch and beverages
- Ferry tickets between Faial and Pico
The above rates are per person, based on double occupancy (land package)
- Please call for the single supplement price.
Rates are subject to hotel availability and are only guaranteed when paid in full.
Upon arrival on the island of Faial, a representative will meet you and bring you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore the city of Horta made famous for it's marina.
You begin your full day tour to discover the island of Faial by driving through the city of Horta. Horta is most famous for its cosmopolitan yacht harbor. You will stop next at the scenic point of “Espalamaca” to view the harbor and all its surroundings, followed by a visit to the “Caldeira”. The Caldeira is a large crater in the central part of the island, where you can admire the beautiful landscape and natural protected area. Your tour finishes at the “Capelinhos” volcano, where the volcano last erupted in 1958.
In the morning we take a short ferry ride over to the island of Pico. We begin the full day tour of Pico “Mountain Island” beginning at the famous wine vineyards (Criação Velha), recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004. We continue on to “Lajes do Pico” stopping at the beautiful Church in “São Mateus”. As we proceed we make several stops: at handicraft exhibition, wine museum, whaling museum (“Museu dos Baleeiros”), etc. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant as the tour proceeds around the island. We continue our tour towards “São Roque do Pico” stopping briefly at the “Arcos do Cachorro”, an impressive display of rock formations (one in the shape of a dog), coming out of the sea, as well as to taste the various liquors of the region.
Today you will say goodbye to Horta and hello to Ponta Delgada. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport from your hotel. Upon arrival in Ponta Delgada, a representative will be there to bring you to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is on your own to discover the biggest city in the Azores, Ponta Delgada. Or consider taking in a whale watching tour or a half day hike on one of the islands many trails.
Today you will be off on a full day tour, to the eastern side of São Miguel. We begin by heading north to the city of “Ribeira Grande”, where we will visit a city with rich history and culture. You continue to the viewpoint of “Santa Iria”, before visiting a tea plantation. At the tea plantation you will get to see the process of how the tea is cultivated, and prepared, as well as sampling the teas. We arrive in the Furnas Valley, but first stopping at “Pico de Vara” to get an overhead look of the lake and the town. We make a stop at the lake to see our lunch being pulled from the geothermic oven, before stopping for lunch. Lunch will be served in Furnas (Cozido). After lunch you will have time to visit the town. We return to Ponta Delgada via the southern road, stopping at view points in Vila Franca do Campo, before arriving back at the hotel.
Your last day in the Azores, is at your leisure. Consider taking a full day tour of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo, two beautiful caldera's on the island or going on adventure with hiking or canyoning, as the island has many nature playgrounds.
On your final morning in the Azores, you will have time to do any last minute shopping, or just relax. Before being transported back for your return flight home.
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