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Self-Drive São Miguel Island: 6 Nights with Hotel and Car Included

Tour Overview

6 Nights Hotel & 7 Days Car - This package allows you to stay in some of the best S. Miguel hotels while exploring the rich culture, fauna, and flora of this marvelous Island. Take an enjoyable drive through S. Miguel's main towns and villages. Enjoy the local culture and the great hospitality of the "Micaelenses" (S. Miguel natives). Days can be added or subtracted from itinerary. Please let us know during the process of submitting the reservation if you would like to customize this package, and we'll provide you with a quote.

Please Note

We created self-drive packages to provide our customers with pre-planned services that include accommodations, rental car, ferry and air tickets. We do not provide daily planning and itineraries. However we do recommend that you check information such as we have on our pages (click here) or purchase a guide book (click here). We also recommend you check our guided tours (click here) which are more descriptive of specific itineraries and places to visit.


Day 1

Arrival and pick up the airport. CCheck in at the hotel for the next 6 nights.

Day 2-6

Free days to explore the island. (Please use the links above for more recommendations) 

  • Convent and chapel of Our Lady of Hope, known as “Convento de Esperanca” or simply Saint Christ’s Church (Igreja do Senhor Santo Cristo), is home to the magnificent statue of “Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres” (Christ of Miracles), the patron of the largest religious festival in the Azores.
  • Sant’Ana Palace, a 19th century construction surrounded by beautiful gardens and currently the residence of the President of the Regional Government of the Azores (it is not open daily).
  • Museum Carlos Machado in Ponta Delgada, an excellent institution with permanent exhibitions.
  • Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake). The hiker may reach the lake along well travelled paths.
  • Ermida da Senhora da Paz (Our Lady of Peace Chapel), an authentic Marian sanctuary constructed on a hill provides an excellent view of the village and of the islet.
  • The Ilheu (Islet) of Vila Franca do Campo, protected as a Natural Reserve, is approximately 1 km from the coastline. The “Ilheu” is also a great swimming hole.
  • Furnas lake, surrounded by a beautiful flowered shore. The area of the Caldeiras (Hot Springs) at the Furnas lake, serve as a natural kitchen. Cooking by burying pots of food in the earth is a tradition that provides a fantastic meal of mixed meats and vegetables. In the town of Furnas the “Caldeiras” (hot springs) are even more spectacular. Many openings in the earth sprout geysers of boiling hot water.
  • Terra Nostra Park, behind the hotel of the same name, is one of the most beautiful parks in Portugal and well known throughout Europe. This 18th century park consists of small lakes and streams, colorful and exotic flowers, vegetation and trees, as well as century old trees of great botanical value. The park also features a lake that works like a pool of thermal iron water where you can relax in hot water. Be prepared to pay an admission fee of around 5 euros.
  • Nordeste (Northeast), is one of the most attractive municipalities in São Miguel. The look-out points of Ponta da Madrugada, Ponta do Sossego, Salto da Farinha, and the Ponta do Estorninho (among others) are worth stopping at to admire the flowers and the amazing landscape.
  • Pico da Vara, the highest point on the island, with an altitude of 1105m, is a challenging one and a half to two hour walk along a path which offers magnificent scenery of nature in the most primitive form. Pico da Vara is considered Natural Reserve, and a previous authorization by the Regional Forestry Ministry may be required.
  • Sete Cidades twin lakes, the biggest extinct volcano crater in the Azores with 12 km perimeter.
  • Several beaches all over the island where you can swim, including Melicias (just outside Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande (Areal de Santa Barbara a popular surfing spot), Agua D’Alto (Agua de Pau), Vinha d’Areia (Vila Franca do Campo), Moinhos (Porto Formoso), Mosteiros, and Ribeira Quente.

Day 7

Check out from the hotel and return the car at the airport.

What's Included


  • 6 Night Accommodations;
  • Breakfast
  • Automatic transmission vehicle
  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Airport Taxes
  • CDW and TP basic insurance
  • 24 Hour assistance
  • 1 Pic-nic (Sao Miguel Only)
  • Complimentary Welcome Crate (Sao Miguel Only)
  • Not Included

  • Airfare (please contact us for a quote)
  • City taxes
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Super CDW and other insurances
  • Liability fee
  • Gas

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*
    For some packages you may be given a choice of different package types.
    • 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 and standard rooms. 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
6/29/2024 - 7/4/2024$1962$2677$1477$2062$1076$1350$1079$1501
7/5/2024 - 9/14/2024$2065$2677$1581$2062$1139$1350$2065$1501
9/15/2024 - 10/6/2024$1962$2677$1477$2062$1076$1350$1079$1501
10/7/2024 - 10/12/2024$1962$2377$1477$1762$1076$1110$1079$1241
10/13/2024 - 11/2/2024$1571$2377$1161$1762$861$1110$855$1241
11/3/2024 - 12/23/2024$1400$1913$1003$1415$763$950$742$1038
12/24/2024 - 12/31/2024$1400$2677$1003$2062$763$1350$742$1501


Booking your vacation

  • While prices are shown in $U.S dollars, we can also charge in Euros at the prevailing currency conversion daily rate
  • 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 50 days before departure
  • Option to pay full price up front is available

Cancellation Policy - Land Portion

  • $350 per person if canceled up to 50 days prior departure.
  • 25% of total reservation if cancelled 49-39 days prior departure plus any other additional fee.
  • 50% of total reservation if canceled 38-31 days prior departure plus any other additional fee.
  • No refunds if canceled less than 30 days prior departure.

Cancellation Policy - Airfare

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

Refund Fees

  • A 3.9% credit card assessed fee will be subtracted from any refunded payment, including deposits refunded due to services requested not available for date of booking.

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  • No payment will be collected at this time
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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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