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Azores first encounter - São Miguel

Cost

from £1,220 pp

(ex international flights)

Duration

6 days

In the immense blue of the Atlantic, Mother Nature created a land full of natural beauty, ready to be explored: the archipelago of the Azores. São Miguel is one of the nine islands that form the Azores, an area bountiful in its beauty, composed of charming lagoons, islets, secluded bays of dark sand, cliffs, and mountainous landscapes (as in Pico da Vara). At the western tip of the island awaits the famous Sete Cidades Lagoon, one blue and one green, whose beauty is incomparable. The city Ponta Delgada is in the centre of the south coast of the island, with pedestrian streets, restaurants and several esplanades around the pleasant sea. The famous pineapples are cultivated in a greenhouse very close to the city. In the southeast, a visit to the Furnas hot springs is mandatory. The Furnas Valley has fumaroles (boilers), hot water, mud, medicinal waters and more than twenty hot springs, making it one of the largest hot springs in the world. Next to Lagoa das Furnas, there's the hermitage of Nossa Senhora das Vitórias and the area where the "cozido nas caldeiras" (stew in the boilers) is made, taking advantage of the heat of the earth. If you are in São Miguel, you can't miss going on an exciting marine wildlife expedition in the company of marine biologists and naturalist guides, to see whales, dolphins, and learn more about the secrets of marine life in the heart of the Atlantic Ocean.

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São Miguel

Day 1 - São Miguel

  • Private transfer from Ponta Delgada airport to your hotel
  • Free time for first impressions
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Day 2 - São Miguel

  • Furnas Valley
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Day 3 - São Miguel

  • Whale watching
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Day 4 - São Miguel

  • A day in nature: hiking, biking or canyoning
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Day 5 - São Miguel

  • Lagoa das sete cidades

Day 6

  • Private transfer from your hotel in Ponta Delgada to the airport