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Enchanting Atlantic Archipelago

Azores in 9 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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A nature-focused trip to the spectacular Azores archipelago! Uncover the unique cultures and volcanic landscapes of Sao Miguel Island as you explore its natural wonders and tropical scenery!

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

Discover the natural beauty of the Azores, an enchanting Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean! Admire the volcanic landscapes of Sao Miguel and immerse yourself in the enchanting culture of Ponta Delgada. Discover the natural beauty of the Sete Cidades crater, the geological wonders of the Furnas Valley, and the glistening waters of Lagoa do Fogo

1st Day: US - Night on Board

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Ready to discover the spectacular landscapes of the Azores? Arrive at your departure airport to board a flight to Sao Miguel, the largest island in the Azores archipelago.* Sao Miguel is known for its breathtaking volcanic scenery, beautiful flora and captivating marine life. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

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Arrive and transfer to the hotel* in Ponta Delgada. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, soaking up the striking Gothic architecture of the capital of the Azores. Take a stroll along the waterfront or pay a visit to the Carlos Machado Museum to learn more about the history of these volcanic islands. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada.

*You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ponta Delgada or similar
tripadvisor rating

475 Reviews

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3rd Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

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Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready for an action-packed day of sightseeing in the Furnas Valley, known for its volcanic activity and hot springs. Set off to Vila Franca do Campo, once the capital of the Azores, where you can sample the delicious traditional pastries known as 'Queijadas da Vila'. Next, descend into the Furnas Valley, starting with a visit to Terra Nostra Park, a shining example of the romantic 18th-century gardens of the Azores. Afterwards, head to the Caldeiras, situated next to the famous Furnas Lake, to watch a cooking demonstration where you'll learn how to cook using the natural heat of the caldeiras. Tuck into traditional cozido for lunch at a local restaurant before exploring more of the sights of the Furnas Valley as you learn about everyday life in this volcanic environment. On the way back to Ponta Delgada, stop at the Pico do Ferro Viewpoint for unforgettable views of this unique landscape. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ponta Delgada or similar
tripadvisor rating

475 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Full-Day Furnas Valley Excursion

Moderate

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4th Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off to Lagoa do Fogo, a fascinating volcanic crater lake in the center of the island. Journey down the south coast in the direction of Pico da Barrosa and admire the captivating views of the lake from the viewpoint. Descend to Caldeira Velha, before heading to historic Riberia to enjoy a walking tour of its old town. Admire the quaint architecture and stop to sample the traditional local liqueurs, famous to the area. Return after your tour to Ponta Delgada via the picturesque north coast of the island. The rest of the day will be free at leisure to keep discovering the island at your own peace. Why not head down to the harbor to wonder around and check out the striking 3-arched city gates before grabbing a bite to eat. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ponta Delgada or similar
tripadvisor rating

475 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Half-Day Lagoa do Fogo Excursion

Light

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5th Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off this morning for the epic natural wonder of Sete Cidades, a three-mile-long volcanic crater lake, home to all kinds of fascinating sights. Begin with a tour of a pineapple plantation to observe the fascinting growing phases of this delicious tropical fruit and to taste a local pineapple liqueur. Continue to the stunning Pico do Carvao, which boasts brilliant views across the central part of Sao Miguel island. At Vista do Rei viewpoint you can enjoy the incredible landscapes across Sete Cidades. Descend into the crater to admire Lagoa de Santiago before returning to Ponta Delgada. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to continue exploring the island. Maybe head down to one of the many lively cafes in the center along the charming cobblestone streets. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ponta Delgada or similar
tripadvisor rating

475 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Half-Day Sete Cidades Excursion

Light

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6th Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a day at your leisure. Take some time to relax after several jam-packed days of sightseeing, or try going for a hike on this mountainous island. Alternatively, we recommend an optional whale and dolphin watching excursion*. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada.

*Optional whale and dolphin watching excursion: Enjoy a fun 3-hour boat trip to observe the exciting marine life of the Azores. The huge sperm whales, sei whales and fin whales are the most common in the area, as are the graceful bottlenose dolphins.

Note: please be aware that dolphin and whale sightings are not always guaranteed.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ponta Delgada or similar
tripadvisor rating

475 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Dolphin & Whale Watching Excursion on Sao Miguel Island

Moderate

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7th Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

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Breakfast at the hotel. Take today at your leisure to explore the delights of the island.  Get to know the local culture, enjoy the unique climate of this Atlantic archipelago and take some time for sightseeing. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ponta Delgada or similar
tripadvisor rating

475 Reviews

See our full selection

8th Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today is your last day on the islands so make the most of it! Enjoy today at your leisure to continue discovering what this enchanting island has to offer. Why not take advantage of the many walking paths to explore the untouched natural landscapes or pay a visit to the tranquil António Borges Botanical Gardens? You can head downtown to the shopping area to pick up some souvenirs, and have a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants available. Overnight stay in Ponta Delgada. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ponta Delgada or similar
tripadvisor rating

475 Reviews

See our full selection

9th Day: Sao Miguel Island, Azores - US

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Breakfast at the hotel.* It's time to bid farewell to the spectacular Azores. At the indicated time, transfer to the Sao Miguel Azores airport for your return flight back to US.* Arrive in the US and end your trip.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

**You may arrive in the US on the following day.

Included activities

Included

Full-Day Furnas Valley Excursion

Included activity for day 3

Enjoy a full-day day of sightseeing in the Furnas Valley, known for its volcanic activity. Highlights include Vila Franca do Campo, Terra Nostra Park and Caldeiras where you can watch a volcanic cooking lesson!

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Half-Day Lagoa do Fogo Excursion

Included activity for day 4

Journey down the south coast in the direction of Pico da Barrosa and admire Lagoa do Fogo Crater Lake from the viewpoint. Explore the historic Riberia on a walking tour.

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Half-Day Sete Cidades Excursion

Included activity for day 5

Explore Sete Cidades, a three-mile-long volcanic crater lake. Begin with a tour of a pineapple plantation soak up the views from Pico do Carvao and Vista do Rei and descend into the crater to admire Lagoa de Santiago.

Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

more information

Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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Activity time is estimated and will be confirmed in-situ. Please note that dolphin and whale sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Dolphin & Whale Watching Excursion on Sao Miguel Island

Suggested activity for day 6 in Azores

Set off on a 3-hour dolphin and whale watching excursion to discover the most famous inhabitants of the Azores' wildlife-rich waters.

Duration 03:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information

The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Sao Miguel Island - US
  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.*
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  • 7 breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers included.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Tours to Furnas Valley, Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo.**
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  • Guide/s during the excursions.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Note: Due to scheduling factors, it may be necessary to combine the half-day tour of Sete Cidades with the half-day tour of Lagoa do Fogo into a single full-day activity.

*Hotel rooms in Portugal are usually equipped with one double bed. If you require twin beds, please let us know at the time of booking and we will try our best to accommodate your request, although it cannot always be guaranteed.

Check-in and check-out times are set as a matter of internal policy at each hotel. As a general rule, check-in begins at 3PM and the check-out time is at noon. Please note that these hours may vary per the rules of an individual hotel.

**All activities, especially boating trips, may be subject to change or cancellation based on weather or maritime conditions.

  • Entry requirements

    Portugal requires that all foreigners have a minimum term of validity left on their passport or visa, depending on their nationality. Please check your official state department/foreign office website for more information.

  • Visa

    No visa is required.

  • Currency

    Euro.

  • Language

    Portuguese.

  • Electricity

    230 V. No adapter required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 0

  • Other useful information

    Portugal is the oldest country in Europe.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.visitportugal.com

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

 

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.


Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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