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Azores

🇵🇹Portugal

An enchanting mid-Atlantic volcanic archipelago.

8 Days
Outdoor
Active
Relax
Nature
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Image from Adobe Stock
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The Azores, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is an archipelago of nine islands. Its geodiversity and biodiversity is simply incredible. With waterfalls, lava tubes, crater lakes, black sand beaches and dense forest, the islands are home to a dizzying array of natural wonders, each surrounded by ocean teeming with marine life. The waters are home, or a pit stop, to many cetaceans species, including sperm whales, orcas, bottlenose dolphins and blue whales.

This remote archipelago may have a completely relaxed atmosphere but it abounds with adventures. With world class whale watching, dolphin spotting, diving, hiking, surfing and canyoning, there are many adventures to be had within breathtaking landscapes. The Azores truly is an adventure traveller's paradise!

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Marvelling at the spectacular views from the Vista do Rei and Boca do Inferno viewpoints
  • Climbing majestic Mount Pico
  • World class whale and dolphin watching
  • Wandering through the UNESCO designated vineyards and over black volcanic earth in Pico
  • Trying cozido, food cooked in the hot springs of Furnas
  • Visiting Lagoa das Furnas, a hot spring with steam vents, mud pots and geysers

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • TRAVELHome to Ponta Delgada Airport
      João Paulo II Airport, Ponta Delgada, Portugal
    • OTHERPick up hire car
    • ACCOMMODATIONFurnas Boutique Hotel
      Furnas Boutique Hotel, São Miguel, Portugal
  • Day 2

    • ACTIVITYVista do Rei (viewpoint)
      Miradouro da Vista do Rei, 9-1, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYBoca do Inferno (viewpoint)
      Miradouro da Boca do Inferno, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYLagoa do Canário (lakeshore level)
      Lagoa do Canario, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYLagoa das Sete Cidades (lakeshore level)
      Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYVisit Ponta da Ferraria cove
      Ponta da Ferraria, Rua Padre Fernando Vieira Gomes, Ponta Delgada, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYMiradouro da Ponta do Escalvado (viewpoint)
      Miradouro da Ponta do Escalvado, Rua da Carreira, Varzea, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYWatch the sunset at Mosteiros
      Mosteiros, Portugal
    • ACCOMMODATIONFurnas Boutique Hotel
      Furnas Boutique Hotel, São Miguel, Portugal
  • Day 3

    • ACTIVITYLagoa do Fogo (lakeshore level)
      Lagoa do Fogo, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYPico da Barrosa (views of south and north coasts)
      Miradouro do Pico da Barrosa, EN5-2A, Ribeira Grande, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYHike: Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande - Salto do Cabrito (circular)
      Termas das Caldeiras, Ribeira Grande, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYExplore Ponta Delgada
      Ponta Delgada, Portugal
    • ACCOMMODATIONFurnas Boutique Hotel
      Furnas Boutique Hotel, São Miguel, Portugal
  • Day 4

    • ACTIVITYHike: Sanguinho (mostly circular)
      Faial Da Terra, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYTerra Nostra Park
      Terra-Nostra-Park, Largo Marquês da Praia e Monfort, Furnas, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYLagoa do Congro (lakeshore level)
      Lagoa do Congro, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYExplore Furnas (town)
      Furnas, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYFurnas Lake (lakeshore level)
      Furnas Lake, Portugal
    • ACCOMMODATIONFurnas Boutique Hotel
      Furnas Boutique Hotel, São Miguel, Portugal
  • Day 5

    • ACTIVITYMiradouro da Ponta do Sossego (viewpoint)
      Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego, EN1-1A, Nordeste, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYMiradouro da Ponta da Madrugada (viewpoint)
      Miradouro da Ponta da Madrugada, São Miguel, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYExplore Ribeira dos Caldeirões natural park
      Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeirões, Achada, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYVisit Gorreana tea factory and plantation
      Gorreana Tea Factory, Plantações de Chá Gorreana, Maia, Portugal
    • ACCOMMODATIONFurnas Boutique Hotel
      Furnas Boutique Hotel, São Miguel, Portugal
  • Day 6

    • OTHERReturn hire car
    • TRAVELFly from Ponta Delgada Airport to Pico Airport
      Pico Airport, Bandeiras, Portugal
    • OTHERPick up hire car
    • ACTIVITYLagoa do Capitão
      Lagoa do Capitão, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYDrive the road linking São Roque to Madalena for views of Mount Pico (stop at Pico Island Vineyard Culture)
      São Roque do Pico, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYLandscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
      Pico Island Vineyard, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYWine Museum
      Museu do Vinho do Pico, Canada do Caldeiro, Biscoitos, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYSunset at Cella Bar
      Cella Bar, Rua Da Barca, Madalena, Portugal
  • Day 7

    • ACTIVITYWhale Watching (see notes)
      Lajes Do Pico, Portugal
    • ACTIVITYGruta das Torres (lava tube)
      Gruta das Torres, Madalena, Portugal
  • Day 8

    • OTHERReturn hire car
    • TRAVELFly to Ponta Delgada Airport
      João Paulo II Airport, Ponta Delgada, Portugal
    • TRAVELFly from Ponta Delgada Airport to Home