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7 Nights S. Miguel Hiking Tour


From $1340!
This program will take you to the wonders of Sao Miguel thru the green landscapes and amazing viewpoints.

Summary

  • Day 1 | Arrival
  • Day 2 | Hiking Faial da Terra (FD)
  • Day 3 | Hiking in Sete Cidades (FD)
  • Day 4 | Walking Thematic Tour Furnas (FD)
  • Day 5 | Hiking Lagoa do Fogo (HD)
  • Day 6 | Hiking Tour Nordeste (FD)
  • Day 7 | Free day
  • Day 8 | Departure

Itinerary

Day 1- Arrival

Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free day.

Day 2- Hike Faial da Terra (Full Day) 

Pick up at the hotel. Faial da Terra is a small village belonging to Povoacao, located in the South East of Sao Miguel Island. The hike starts on a steep narrow road that leads us to Sanguinho – a village that has been abandoned since the early 70’s and is now being restored. The rest of the trail is in the woods, with a lot of short up and down hill stretches between very dense and beautiful vegetation. Upon reaching Salto do Prego’s waterfall, we have the opportunity for a dip before our picnic lunch. On the way back we follow a different trail but with the same characteristics. When we finish the trail we have time for a snack in town and to mingle with the local people. This trail is not recommended for people with knee or ankle problems. Drop off at the hotel.  

Day 3- Hike Sete Cidades (Full Day)

Pick up at the hotel. This full day tour will start with a drive by the south road with a picturesque view till Vista do Rei, the most famous viewpoint of Sete Cidades, where you can see the green and the blue lake. This is where the hike 8 km/+-5miles starts. The hike will go through the rim of Caldeira das Sete Cidades, on the right there will be Caldeira Seca, the parish and on the left, a view to the southwest coast of the island and its small villages. Stop for lunch/picnic by the lake and time to rest and enjoy the view. Return to Ponta Delgada and short tour at the Pineapple Plantion with an explanation on how this fruit is cultivated in the island. Drop off at the Hotel

Day 4- Thematic walking Tour Furnas (Full Day)  

Pick up at the hotel. This day will be a little more relaxing, a mix between van and walking to fully enjoy the beauty of this Village, which wouldn't be seen on a hike. The tour starts by the south part of the island, there will be a passage thru inumerous villages like Lagoa and Vila Franca do campo ( former Capital), viewpoint at Caloura. The first stop in Furnas will be at the Lake and where the fanous "cozido das Furnas" ( several vegetables and meats) is cooked undergrounf by the heat of the volcano), brief explanation about how its processed and how long it takes as well observe hot springs and fumerolles. Continue to the charming and unique Village of Furnas and stop for lunch at a local restaurant, the cozido. Please advise if there's any allergies or food restrictions. After lunch, stroll thru the historic Botanical Park Terra Nostra, planted in the 18th century with breathtaking views, there will be an opportunity for a small swim at their natural warm water pool, which yellow/brown color is due to the high level of iron (we advise used swimwear that you won't mind having stained). The tour will continue taking the North side of the island, stop at viewpoints and visit Europe's only tea plantation at Gorreana. Brief explanation how the tea is processed and opportunity to have a cup of tea. More villages will be seen on your way to the Hotel in Ponta Delgada. Drop off at the hotel. 

Day 5 - Hike Lagoa do Fogo (Half Day) 

This hike will show different views and vegetation ending at a crater and highest Lake on the island, considered a Natural Reserve. Fire Lake is the youngest volcano of Sao Miguel. Stop for lunch/ picnic and continue the hike. drop off at the Hotel

Day 6- Hike Nordeste (FD)

Pick up at the hotel.  Located in the eastern-most part of the island, Nordeste is considered to be the most beautiful region in the island and it has already been considered to be the most flower-rich region in Europe. this hike will take you to the most bautiful landscapes, stop fot lunch/picnic. continue the hike and return to the hotel. 

Day 7

Free day.

Day 8

Transfer out and departure.
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 ComfortSolo SuperiorSingle ComfortSingle SuperiorDouble ComfortDouble SuperiorTriple ComfortTriple Superior
5/24/2022 - 9/30/2022$3555$3871$2170$2793$1930$2100$1502$1646
10/1/2022 - 10/31/2022$3008$3591$1624$2513$1687$1960$1340$1553

Included

  • 7 nights Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Assistance
  • Transfers airport | hotel | airport
  • Pick up and drop off at the hotel 
  • English speaking guide
  • Picnic during the hiking days
  • Lunch at a local Restaurant on Full day Furnas
  • Lake and Park entrance fees
  • Food crate with local products (Sao Miguel island only)

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Dinners
  • Optional activities

 

Notes

  • Activities are subject to weather conditions therefore the order of the itinerary may be altered.
  • 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
  • Private arrival and departure transfers.

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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.

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.

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)
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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

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