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This small getaway of 6 nights is a perfect way to get to know as much as you can from two islands in a short time not feeling rushed. The guides will take you to the right places and share information about history, fauna and Flora on each place.  

Itinerary:

 

Day 1 - Horta, Faial

Arrival transfer service from the airport to hotel. Spend 3 nights in Faial with breakfast included.
 

Day 2 - Full day City tour and Garden

Your driver/guide will meet you in the lobby to take you on a walk thru a city full of history and its Garden. Horta was once the strategic relay point for early trans-Atlantic cable communications between the U.S. and Europe. Modern technology now bypasses the old cable network. Since their discovery in the 14th century, the Azores Islands have played an important role as a staging and victualing point for ships crossing the Atlantic, an enviable location for nations with New World colonies. Today, Horta is famous for its yacht harbor, a haven for trans-Atlantic yachts and sailboats. Visiting crews paint the harbor walls with names and pictures of their vessels.

 

Day 3 - Half day Tour Faial 

Your driver/guide will meet you in the lobby for your half-day island tour. Depart the hotel on the mountain road overlooking the Valley of Flamengos, toward Caldeira, the highest point on the island. Continue north to Capelinhos, site of the last volcanic eruption in the Azores. This 1957-58 event added 2 square km to the island. Earthquakes and ash destroyed much of the west side of the island prompting many islanders to immigrate to North America. The elements are slowly eroding the ash. Continue the tour passing thru several villages and drop off at the hotel. Free afternoon to enjoy downtown. 

 

Day 4 - Flight Faial/Sao Miguel/ Half day Sete Cidades

Transfer service from your Horta hotel to the airport for the short flight to Sao Miguel, the largest and most geographically diverse of the islands. Upon arrival in Ponta Delgada your half day tour to the twin caldeira lakes of Sete Cidades starts. The view from "Vista do Rei" (King's View) high on the crater's rim is stunning. Far below, next to the lakes is the pretty village of Sete Cidades (Seven Cities, named for a mythical kingdom). Descend into the caldeira to visit the town. Before returning to the hotel, stop at a pineapple plantation. 

 

Day 5 - Full day Furnas

Your driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel for your full day trip to Furnas. Just outside of Ponta Delgada, the rural life of Sao Miguel dominates. Depart along the south road passing the village of Lagoa for a viewpoint at Caloura. Continue to Vila Franca for a coffee break (not included). Upon arrival in the Furnas area, visit the lake and hot springs, and see the holes in the ground where meals are cooked by underground steam. Pots full of various meats, sausages, potatoes, and vegetables are steamed for 7 hours to produce "Cozidos nas Caldeiras" (Caldeira Stew). Continue to the charming town of Furnas for a lunch stop (lunch not included). Visit the beautiful botanical gardens established in the 18th century (entry fee not included) with the opportunity to swim in the hot springs swimming pool. Cross the island to the north coast, stopping for a fine view of both the south and north coasts from an interior highland. On the way, you will visit a tea plantation, the only one in Europe. Return to your hotel about 5:30pm.
 

Day 6 - Half Fire Lake

After meeting your driver/guide in the hotel lobby, you'll be taken to the crater of the youngest volcano and highest lake in the island, Lagoa do Fogo ( Fire Lake). Located in the center area of the island, you'll notice that vegetation is a bit different, it's a protected area since 1974 as a Natural Reserve. Drop off at the hotel and free afternoon.
 

Day 7 - Departure

Check out and transfer to the airport. 
 

Note

It's possible on Day 6 to make a combo Full day Sete Cidades and Fire Lake, leaving Day 4 free after the flight from Faial. 

Note to our Visitors and Potential Customers: One of the most frequent questions is if we book other than customers in the USA, Canada and Portugal. Yes, we do. We have been booking online globally since 1996 including customers from the UK, EU, Australia, Brazil, UAE and many other lovely countries around the world. We accept 4 currencies; USA dollar, British Pound, Canadian dollar and Euro. Our pricing is based on USA dollars as it is the accepted international currency for trade. Happy Travels!

  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • Package can start any day of the week and all year round.
  • Although some activities may be done in private, this is not a private program
  • Dates shown are for tour land departure. If you are taking an overnight flight to reach the tour departure city plan to book your flight one day earlier than date shown on table
  • Rates do include inter island Airfare as per the program.

Departure DateSolo BoutiqueSolo SuperiorDouble BoutiqueDouble SuperiorSingle BoutiqueSingle SuperiorTriple BoutiqueTriple Superior
5/24/2022 - 9/30/2022$2658$2912$1451$1573$1987$2242$1185$1426
10/1/2022 - 10/31/2022$2220$2566$1256$1399$1550$1896$1025$1311

Included:

  • 6 Nights Accommodations;
  • Daily buffet breakfast and hotel taxes.
  • Half day tour Faial;
  • Full day city tour and Garden;
  • Half day tour Sete Cidades 
  • Full day tour Furnas
  • Half day Lagoa do Fogo 
  • Round trip transfers airport/Hotel/airport 
  • Airfare: Faial/Sao Miguel (please inform dates of birth and names as per the passport on the comment box when filling the request)

  • One small food crate with local products (Sao Miguel Island only)
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    Not included:

    • Entrance fees to museums and parks that are not part of the regular tours.
    • Meals other than breakfast.
Martiz and Portas da Cidade Ponta Delgada - Sao Miguel Azores Portugal
Sete Cidades and surroundings - Sao Miguel Azores Portugal
Sete Cidades Lake - S. Miguel - Azores
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Espalamaca windmill - Faial island Azores Portugal

Comfort Hotels

Ponta Delgada - Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota

Located in the center of Ponta Delgada and next to Portas Do Mar, this hotel offers panoramic views of the marina right in the capital of the Azores Archipelago.

All rooms at Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota have hardwood floors and elegant furnishings. Each of the air conditioned rooms features a cable TV, and a minibar.

Guests can enjoy their breakfast in the privacy of their room, while using the free internet. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and cafés with terraces. Packed lunches are also available.

The ocean pools of Ponta Delgada and the city's public pools are less than 165 ft away. Ponta Delgada Airport is 2 miles away, and the hotel offers a car rental service on site.

Horta - Hotel Horta

hotel horta front view

Located in Horta, 26 miles from Pontas Negras, Hotel Horta features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The hotel also provides bike rental. Horta Airport is 5 miles away.

hotel horta guestroomhotel horta lobbyhotel horta pico mountain

Superior Hotels

Horta - Hotel do Canal

The 4-star Hotel do Canal is situated in Horta on Faial Island. It is just 100 meters from the beach and offers panoramic views of Pico Mountain and the bay.

Soundproofed rooms are bright and have modern wood furnishings. They come equipped with cable TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Free fresh fruit and a bottle of mineral water are in the room upon arrival.

A well-equipped fitness center and massage treatments are available at the hotel. There is also a sauna and a Turkish steam bath. Staff at the 24-hour reception desk can arrange car rental.

Guests can enjoy a coffee and newspaper in the bar which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Clipper Restaurant offers all-day dining and local specialties.

Hotel do Canal is just 10 minutes’ walk from the Horta Marina and is a 10-minute drive from Horta Airport. Free private parking is possible on site.

Premier Hotels

Ponta Delgada - Hotel Marina Atlantico

Hotel Marina Atlantico is in the center of Ponta Delgada overlooking the marina and the harbor. There is an indoor pool and the rooms are modernly furnished with cable TV.

The spacious, contemporary guest rooms at Hotel Marina Atlantico are air conditioned and fitted with a minibar. The private bathrooms feature complimentary bathroom amenities.

The on-site fitness centre is well-equipped and features flat-screen TVs. Guests can relax in Marina Atlantico’s sauna, steam bath or with a massage.

With views of the marina, the hotel’s Escuna Restaurant serves traditional Portuguese meals. Palhabote Bar on the ground floor has refreshing drinks and light snacks.

Marina Atlantico also has a full-service business center, a 24-hour front desk and a car rental service.

Ponta Delgada Airport is just 3 km away.

Booking your vacation

  • While prices are shown in $USA, we can convert and charge in British Pound, Euro and Canadian dollar
  • Early booking is advised. Availability of accommodations and inter-island flight is limited especially in summer months
  • If hotels named in itinerary are not available at time of booking, alternate similar same rating properties will be confirmed, and subject to new quote.
  • Order of islands visited may need to be altered due to flight schedule changes
  • Unless otherwise indicated, sightseeing tours are by private car with English speaking driver. Other languages are available upon request
  • Quotations with different hotels have a non refundable deposit of $50. Deposit will be credited towards final booking price

Booking your Vacation with Air

  • International airfare for this package is additional to price shown on Rates table. Departure cities are limited to those serviced by SATA International (Azores Airlines)
  • If you want a quote for airfare to be included make sure to check yes when prompted during the booking/reservation request process

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $350 per person per vacation is required to book and hold both land and air for you.
  • Final payment is due 45 days before departure
  • Option to pay full price up front is available

Cancellation Policy - Land Portion

  • $350 per person if canceled up to 45 days from day of arrival plus any other additional fees
  • 25% of total reservation if canceled 15 to 45 days from day of arrival plus any other additional fees
  • 50% of reservation if canceled 7 to 14 days from day of arrival plus any other additional fees
  • No refunds if canceled less than 7 days from date of arrival

Cancellation Policy - Airfare

  • Airfare cancellation terms and conditions will be provided to you before ticket is booked

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Booking Changes

  • A fee of $35 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. 
  • If the change increases the value of the booking, the $35 per person fee will be waived

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