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Top Hiking Trail Tour: 9 Nights in São Miguel - In Nature With Nature

Tour Overview

Hike some of the Azores most famous active volcanoes and try to discover our most famous crater lakes and waterfalls. Be involved in a pure nature experience in which you can explore our fantastic trails and afterwards relax in one of Sao Miguel’s natural thermal pools such as in Furnas. This is a complete package for those who want to hike and simply enjoy nature!


  • Day 1 | Arrival
  • Day 2 | Hiking Tour Moinho do Felix (FD)
  • Day 3 | Van Tour Furnas (FD)
  • Day 4 | Hiking Lagoa do Fogo (FD)
  • Day 5 | Hiking Salto do Cabrito (HD)
  • Day 6 | Hiking Tour Serra Devassa & Nascentes do Canario (FD)
  • Day 7 | Hiking Faial da Terra and Van Tour to Nordeste
  • Day 8 | Free day
  • Day 9 | Free day
  • Day 10| Departure


Day 1-Arrival 

Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free day.

Day 2-Hiking Tour Moinho do Felix (FD) Extension: 5.5 Km/3.42 miles |Level: Easy |Duration:5:30 hours

A lovely hike along waterfalls that meet the coastal line, passing thru watermills from where once flour fed the most of the island and iconic fountains that granted water to the communities.

Day 3-Van Tour Furnas (FD) Duration: 8 hours

This day is to rest your legs and just have a few walking during this tour to Furnas.  The valley of Furnas is one of the largest thermal hydropolis in the world, rich in iron, sulphur waters that sprout a bit everywhere to be tasted and have the experience of touch (always follow the guide recommendations, do not touch boiling water or mud). There's a trail of gold left behind from the rusty streams, a gothic chapel by the lake, a constant whisper from the fumeroles and geysers, and the most magnificent botanical Garden as part of this tour. The famous cozido das Furnas, a meal cooked underground by the heat of the volcano, is included. This meal consists in a variety of vegetables and meats.

Day 4-Hiking Lagoa do Fogo – Full day  Extension: 11 Km/6.84 miles |Level: Medium |Duration: 7 hours

A lake born from fire with astonishing sights of an untouchable nature. The endemic vegetation and the apparentely unused trails that will take you thru old plant's ruins, convents, natutal swimiming pools and the charming beaches.

Day 5- Hiking Salto do Cabrito (HD) Extension: 4 Km/2.49 miles |Level: Medium |Duration: 3.5 hours

A day around sulphurous waters, the intense smell from the fertile vegetation will make you feel part of the surrounding nature : flowers, vines, tubers and thick carpets of moss.  From the 1st electrical plant in the island, dating the 19th century, to the clear pits where you can bath in, from the bubbling waterfalls to leafy branches providing shade, from iron suspended bridges over streams and small rays of lights, will all be the highlights of this hike day.

Day 6-Hiking Tour Serra Devassa & Nascentes do canario (FD) Extension: 10.4 Km/6.46 miles |Level: Easy |Duration: 7hours

This is a beautiful hike to the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades will take you thru a path of serenity and beauty of the lakes, aqueducts and waterfalls.

Day 7- Hiking Tour Faial da Terra & Van tour to Nordeste (FD)  Extension: 4.5 km/2.79 miles | Level: Easy | Duration: 7:30hours

On this day, there's a hike and a van tour to relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape of this side of the island. Starting with a hike thru a hidden settlement in the mountain and the waterfall Salto do prego. A view over the  old whalers harbor and the colorful small boats and end at Ponta do Sossego. And return to the hotel.

Day 8-Free day 

Time to take off those hiking shoes and clothes, it's your free to visit the city.

Day 9-Free day 

Enjoy this last day to rest and last minute shoppings.

Day 10-Departure 

Transfer from the hotel to the airport and departure.

What's Included


  • 9 nights Accomodation Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Assistance
  • Transfers airport | hotel | airport;
  • Pick up and drop off at the hotel on Hike days;
  • English speaking guide;
  • Lunch/ picnic during the hiking days
  • Lake and Park entrance fees
  • Food crate with local producs (Sao Miguel island only)

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Dinners
  • Optional activities


  • Activities are subject to weather conditions therefore the order of the itinerary may be altered.
  • Two half days activities can be combined in on full day according to availabilities.
  • Bring comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, swimming suit and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack and bottle of water to refill.
  • This is not a private program during the activities
  • Please inform at the moment of the reservation of any food allergy or medical condition on which these activities may have an impact.
  • Private arrival and departure transfers.

Dates & Rates

Choose a Package Type

* Packages are being modified after October 11, 2023. Bookings and requests made before this date remains as per the previous program*
    Packages have two categories:
      • Superior/Premier – Includes first class 4-star lodging and Sea view rooms. Triples Room won't be possible with sea view at Hotel do Canal, when this island is on the package.
      • Comfort/Standard – Includes 4-star tourist class lodging. May include first class 3-star lodging.
      • Each package has a Hotel small description. For more information please visit the Hotel's webpage directly

      Room Type

      • Solo = Person traveling alone
      • Single = Person staying in a single room traveling with one or more persons. Single travelers share land services such as transfers and tours
      • Double = 2 Persons per room
      • Triple = 3 Persons per room
Departure DateSolo ComfortSolo SuperiorSingle ComfortSingle SuperiorDouble ComfortDouble SuperiorTriple ComfortTriple Superior
7/18/2024 - 9/14/2024$2425$3342$2299$3216$1641$2057$1555$1820
9/15/2024 - 10/6/2024$2269$3342$2143$3216$1542$2057$1517$1820
10/7/2024 - 10/12/2024$2269$2892$2143$2766$1542$1832$1517$1670
10/13/2024 - 11/2/2024$1906$2892$1780$2766$1204$1832$1347$1670
11/3/2024 - 12/23/2024$1906$2460$1780$2334$1204$1615$1347$1526
12/24/2024 - 12/31/2024$1906$3342$1780$3216$1204$2057$1347$1820


Booking your vacation

  • 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 space 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 departure
  • 25% of total reservation if canceled 15 to 45 days from day of departure
  • 50% of reservation if canceled 7 to 14 days from day of departure
  • No refunds if canceled less than 7 days or less from date of departure

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

Travel Insurance

  • We strongly recommend you purchase travel/cancellation insurance


Comfort Hotels

Ponta Delgada - Hotel Ponta Delgada

Hotel Ponta Delgada is centrally located and only a 10-minute drive from the airport. Hotel Ponta Delgada features a family ambiance and comfortable furnishings. It features an indoor pool.

Air-conditioned rooms all open out on to a private balcony and are fitted with double-glass windows. All rooms include a TV set with cable channels and private bathrooms with walk-in shower or bathtub. Free WiFi access is available in all areas of the hotel.

The Ponta Delgada’s Baco Restaurant offers authentic cuisine from the Azores. The hotel’s bar has an esplanade, where guests can enjoy a refreshing drink or cocktail.

Guests can stroll in the narrow streets of the city center. Alternatively, they can dip in the hot tub or relax in the on-site hammam and sauna.

Superior 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.

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