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Your first day of adventure starts at Furnas, which is located inside a volcano in the center of São Miguel Island. Walk around the Furnas Lake, where steaming and bubbling calderas can be observed. End the day with a swim in these warm waters. (You may also visit Terra Nostra Park, known for its two centuries old trees.)

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Discover the Green Island, the jewel of the Atlantic

Discover the largest island of the Azores archipelago, São Miguel Island. A small natural jewel to explore for the richness and diversity of the nature that covers it. To discover the so-called "Green Island" we will every day meet its glorious nature.

Hiking through lush Azorean vegetation, bubbling solfataras and crater lakes. The discovery of the only tea plantations in Europe and the unforgettable experience of an outing at sea to observe whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. All this topped off with swims in beautiful black sand beaches and relaxing moments in the warm natural waters of the Furnas Valley.

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PICO DA VARA Hike

After a short 15min transfer you depart for the ascent of Pico da Vara (the highest point of São Miguel Island at 1105m) and later go to the Pico do Carvalho (950m). These paths were used in the past by the "elders" to access the forest where they produced charcoal and kept livestock. This route crosses a regulated protection zone, where, if you are lucky, you will be able to see the Azores Bullfinch, an endangered species unique to this island.

 

A 40min transfer will take you to the hotel in Vila Franca.

FURNAS to PICO DO FERRO

THE ITINERARY

WHALE WATCHING

On this day you go out into the sea in the morning to watch whales and other species of cetaceans. This is an opportunity to see some of the 27 species of marine mammals found in the Azores and a great way to discover the impressive colony of dolphins and whales that live in these mid-Atlantic waters.

LAGOA DO FOGO Hike

LAGOA DAS SETE CIDADES Hike

It will take only 25min to get to the start of today's adventure. A hike in direction of Lagoa das Sete Cidades is the program for today. There we will discover one of the most beautiful calderas of the Azores. Two lakes (Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde) are nestled in the huge crater of this volcano, offering an impressing and surprising landscape to be enjoyed and appreciated.

 

Return to the Hotel will take 35min by car.

LAGOA DO CANÁRIO Hike

In the morning you have free time in Ponta Delgada to visit the market, the cathedral and the alleys of its old merchant port. Later you will be transferred (25min) to the starting point of this day's hike, from which you will climb up the Serra Devassa, an area with the largest number of lagoons of São Miguel Island. In addition to Lagoa do Canário you can discover Lagoa das Éguas, Lagoa Rasa and Lagoa do Carvão, among others. This fantastic walk around volcanic lakes along a ridge is sometimes accompanied by fog which gives it a special atmosphere.

 

25min transfer back to Ponta Delgada.

 

DEPARTURE

Prepare your luggage, photographs and best memories. Don’t forget anything behind! You will be transferred to the airport.

Today, after a short 10min transfer, start with a climb through a forest of eucalyptus, pittosporum and acacias and follow a stream before reaching the shore of Lagoa do Fogo. This hike offers us superb views of the southern coast of São Miguel, Vila Franca do Campo and its islet, and the Ribeira da Praia. Note that this course is carried out entirely in an area classified as Natural Reserve. It is everyone's responsibility to contribute to its protection and to guarantee its biodiversity by conserving this natural habitat.

A transfer 25min long  will take you to your next accommodation.

Azores - A Dream Hiking Holiday

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

8 - 13 km

Trip Duration

8 days & 7 nights

Daily Elevation

350 - 635m

FROM

999 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Comfort

 

DURATION

8 days | 7 nights

 

START | END

Furnas | Ponta Delgada

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

8 - 13 km per day

 

ROUTE

Hiking Trails

 

PROFILE

Hilly but soft climbs

  • Discovery of the largest island of the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores

  • Whale and dolphin watching with a specialist

  • Serra Devassa, the area with the largest number of lagoons of São Miguel Island

  • Mesmerizing lagoons across the island

  • Pico da Vara, São Miguel Island’s highest point

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TRIP PRICE

Guided

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

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TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

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NOTE

Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

INCLUDED

ARRIVAL

On arrival day our guide will welcome you at the airport of São Miguel and transfer you to your accommodation (45 min). Here have a rest or go for a walk around the city. Depending on arrival time, you may go to a “Casa do Chá", the only place in Europe where Camellia, a plant from which tea is produced, is cultivated and processed.

Furnas Boutique Hotel

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1

Day

2

Inland Hike Day

13km, +400m

Furnas Boutique Hotel Convento de São Francisco

Day

3

Day

4

Inland Hike Day

12km, +635m

Convento de São Francisco Casa Hintze Ribeiro

Day

5

Day

6

Inland Hike Day

11km, +450m

Inland Hike Day

12km, +600m

Casa Hintze Ribeiro Casa Hintze Ribeiro

Day

7

Day

8

Inland Hike Day

8km, +350m

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- 7 nights lodging on Comfort Accommodation.    

  Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport PDL to the Hotel,

   followed by Tour briefing

 

- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day          

  of the Tour

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport PDL

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- 5 days of guided Hiking Tour + Whale Watching

 

- 6 nourishing and energtic picnics

 

- Dinners to be organised by our guide.

   (Payment individually at location, not included in the price Tour)

 

- Daily fruit, energy bars and water

 

- Back-up Vehicle

 

- Whale Watching Ticket

- 7 nights lodging on Comfort Accommodation.  

  Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport PDL to the Hotel,

   followed by Tour briefing

 

- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day        

  of the Tour

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport PDL

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- Information Book (Includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps,        

   GPS Device Quick Manual - Delivered on arrival day)

 

- GPS Track and Device

 

- Mobile Telephone (free to call us 24h / day)

 

- Whale Watching Ticket

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(2 persons based on double room occupation)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

02.04. - 26.05.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 26.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (Easter)

27.06. - 29.08.

999 €

+ 319 €

1.199 €

+ 459 €

1.299 €

+ 549 €

1.499 €

+ 549 €

(Group of 6 or more people)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

02.04. - 26.05.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

27.05. - 26.06.

30.08. - 26.09.

 

SPECIAL SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (Easter)

27.06. - 29.08.

1.499 €

+ 319 €

1.599 €

+ 459 €

1.699 €

+ 549 €

1.999 €

+ 549 €

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