São Miguel Escorted Tour

Admire São Miguel’s natural wonders,  savor the Island’s traditional food, sample its liquors, teas and pineapples. Ride on a boat to do some whale watching and take a dip in its geothermal waters. We make sure that on this 7 day tour you get to experience the best of the Green Island.

 

Features:

  • Roundtrip Transfers from airport to hotel
  • Six nights stay at centrally located 4 star hotel with sea view
  • Full American Breakfast daily at your hotel
  • Three full day tours in deluxe motor coach
  • Two half day tours in deluxe motor coach
  • Entrances to Park Terra Nostra, Caldeira Velha, and Furnas Caldeiras

General Conditions:

  • Rates are per person, based on double occupancy (land package)

  • Single supplement is an additional $350.00
  • Rates are subject to hotel availability and are only guaranteed when paid in full.

Itinerary

Day 1

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Day 1

After arriving into João Paulo II Airport in Ponta Delgada, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening we all meet for a welcome folkloric dinner.


Day 2

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Day 2

In the morning we depart to the Northeastern part of the island, simply called Nordeste. Our first stop is at the nature park of Ribeira das Caldeirões, known for its water mill and several waterfalls. We then proceed to the village of Nordeste to see the town. Afterwards we head to the eastern most point of the island “Ponta do Arnel” observing the small fishing port and its lighthouse. We then proceed to the town of Povoação, but first making stops at the viewpoints of Ponta do Sossego and Ponta da Madrugada, with its views of the ocean and mountains. Once in Povoação, we stop to have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we make our way around the village, which was first settled in 14th century. We return to Ponta Delgada via the southern coast. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.


Day 3

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Day 3

Today we will be off on our half day tour of the “Seven Cities” or known locally as Sete Cidades. We begin by making a short visit to a pineapple plantation. There, we will see how the pineapple is grown and cultivated, followed by a sampling of the pineapple liquor. We then proceed to visit the Lagoa dos Canarios and Lagoa de Santiago. After that, we make a climb to the Vista do Rei or Kings View for a panoramic view of the two lakes of Sete Cidades, before heading into town to explore the village inside the crater. We have lunch before heading back to the city where the rest of the day is free, we then meet for dinner later in the evening.


Day 4

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Day 4

Today we will head to the city of Ponta Delgada for a city tour. There, we will get to see the major sites of Ponta Delgada, such as Mercado da Graça, Portas da Cidade (City Gates), and the Torre Sineira de Ponta Delgada (City Bell Tower). We meet for lunch at a local restaurant, before heading to the center of the island to Lagoa do Fogo (Lake of Fire). At the top of Lagoa do Fogo we can see both the north and south coasts of São Miguel. We then head to the small natural park of Caldeira Velha, inside the park, there is a natural pool that is heated geothermically. There are changing stations for those that wish to take a dip, we head to Ribeira Grande for a sampling of the liqueurs, before making our way back to your hotel. In the evening we will meet for dinner at a local restaurant. (Park Entrance included).


Day 5

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Day 5

Today we will be off on our full day tour of the eastern side of the island. We begin by traveling along the southern coast heading toward Vila Franca where we will stop at the Pottery Factory in Lagoa. We then head towards the Lagoa das Furnas, to view the geothermic ovens that cook the traditional cozido, afterwards we head towards the village of Furnas where lunch will be served. After lunch we will walk around the village to view “Caldeiras” as well as enter the Park Terra Nostra to see its beautiful gardens, before departing the village. On our return to Ponta Delgada, we will make a stop off at the Gorreana Tea Plantation, one of the oldest tea plantations in Europe, and we’ll be able to sample their teas, before returning to your hotel. (Park Entrance included).


Day 6

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Day 6

In the morning we meet at the marina, for our whale watching tour. We head to the sea in meeting the marine mammals, in their natural habitat. We return to your hotel in the early afternoon, where the rest of the day is at your leisure. In the evening we will meet for a farewell dinner.


Day 7

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Day 7

Today we say goodbye to the beautiful island of São Miguel. We hope that on the flight back you reminisce of the good times that you had on the trip.


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