Green Island Explorer Tour
Enjoy 7 Days in São Miguel a nature lover’s paradise! Admire its lush vegetation, volcanic scenery, breathtaking scenic views, marvelous waterfalls and relax…
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Enjoy 7 Days in the Island of São Miguel, a nature lover’s paradise!
Admire its lush vegetation, volcanic scenery, breathtaking scenic views, marvelous waterfalls, explore its epic hiking trails and relax on its hot springs. You will also indulge tasting its traditional cuisine and locally produced tea and liquors to make the most of your experience in the Green Island.
- Private tour and guides.
- Explore Ponta Delgada, admire the city's picturesque architecture and taste local delicacies.
- Discover the mountains and emerald lakes of ‘Sete Cidades’.
- Admire the breathtaking views at Lagoa do Fogo, visit a pottery factory and indulge tasting the Island's best liqueurs.
- Visit the mystic Furnas lake, delight savoring the famous cozido das Furnas, relax in the geothermal pools in the otherworldly beautiful Terra Nostra gardens and visit the only tea plantation in Europe.
- Featuring expertly selected hotels.
Land portion only. DOES NOT include airfare. Prices vary depending on the season.
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Arrival to São Miguel Island
Welcome to the Island of São Miguel, the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Soothing natural thermal pools, scenic hikes, dramatic coastlines and volcanic landscapes await for you in this nature lovers dream.
After arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and you will have the rest of the day to rest and prepare for your future adventures.
Half Day Ponta Delgada Tour
Today you will explore the largest municipality and economic capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores in Portugal, Ponta Delgada.
Take a stroll at Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, the town's harbor front promenade where you can admire the 16th century Forte de São Brás. As you walk through the city you will sightsee and appreciate the buildings and architecture of the Island, including its 18th-century city gates standing resplendent on Praça Gonçalo Velho Cabral and captured countless times by cameras.
Meander into the cobblestone streets and stop by traditional markets and restaurants to taste the local delicacies, breads, cheeses, and charcuteries of the Island.
Full Day Sete Cidades Tour
Today you will explore the western part of the island.
Your first stop will be at a pineapple plantation, where you will immerse yourself in the magical life cycle of the Azorean pineapple! After your tour, indulge tasting the delicious pineapple liqueur.
Your next stop is Sete Cidades, the most iconic landscape of the Azores Islands! While driving through the roads covered with hydrangeas, prepare to hold your breath as you arrive at Vista do Rei (King’s View) to admire one of the “7 Wonders of Portugal”, the mystical blue and green lake.
Your last stop of the day will be at a local restaurant where you will enjoy traditional cuisine of the area.
In the afternoon we explore the central part of the island of São Miguel, mostly known for its volcano which harbors Lagoa do Fogo, one of the most beautiful lakes on the island.
Full Day Nordeste Tour
Today we explore the most eastern part of the island, Nordeste.
Known as the 10th Azorean island due to its remoteness it’s also the oldest geological part of the Island. You’ll have the chance to enjoy its mountains, peculiar villages and flowery viewpoints that rise over the sea.
Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
Full Day Furnas Tour
Today’s journey begins with the beautiful seaside town of Vila Franca do Campo, the island’s governmental town in the XV century. Enjoy a taste of the famous Queijadas da Vila, a traditional pastry developed by nuns during the XVI century, before making your way to Furnas Lake.
Upon arrival to Furnas lake you will be astonished with the contrast of the peacefulness scenario with the hectic pulsing of the volcanic fumaroles.
You will then head to a local restaurant where you will enjoy a traditional Cozido das Furnas (a meal cooked in sealed pots using the islands hot springs known as fumarolas) and have the chance to indulge in the famous cozido.
The day will end with a visit to the Gorreana Tea Factory, where you will learn about the island’s tea industry and the tea production, still operated by 19th century machinery. Enjoy a tasting of the famous green and black tea while admiring the lush plantations and dramatic coastlines.
The day is at your leisure. You have the option of taking a half-day hiking/walking tour or even a whale watching tour from your hotel. Check out our add on activities and tours for more information.
Our final morning in the Azores will be at leisure, before making your way to the airport for the return flight home. We bid adeus to the beautiful Island of São Miguel and hope that on the flight back you reminisce of the good times that you had on the trip.
- 6 nights in 4 Star centrally located Hotel with breakfast daily.
- 1 Half Day Tour
- 3 Full Day Tours with lunch
- Van with A/C in all tours and transfers (except walking city tour).
- English speaking guide in all tours and transfers.
- Food sampling in walking city tour, snack and wine tasting experience.
- Entrance to Terra Nostra Botanical Garden.
- DOES NOT include airfare. If you are interested in Airfare, please contact us.
- Single supplement not included.
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