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7 Nights S. Miguel Land and Sea Adventure


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A family friendly action-packed holiday. This is a package for the whole family to enjoy. You will have the opportunity to view the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades and enjoy views over the lakes where you will have the chance to canoe, paddle board and cycle. To add to this experience you will be able to enjoy a whale watching trip to discover some of the marine wildlife of the Azores Islands followed by the unique opportunity of snorkeling in the volcanic crater of Vila Franca Islet. Enjoy this package with your family!

Summary

  • Day 1 | Arrival
  • Day 2 | Walk Tour Furnas (FD)
  • Day 3 | Whale watching and Hike Sete cidades
  • Day 4 |  Rock climbing and Hiking Lagoa do Fogo (FD)*
  • Day 5 | Swimming with dolphins (HD)
  • Day 6 | Epic Canyoning Adventure (FD)
  • Day 7 | Free Day
  • Day 8 | Departure

* In case Rock climbing is not in your interest, this day can become a Full day Hiking Lagoa do Fogo or we can replace it with another half day tour activity. Please inform in the moment of your reservation.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free day.

Day 2

 Walk Tour Furnas - Full day  Duration: 7 Hours Pick up at the hotel. This tour will be more of a walk than a hike to the unique parish called Furnas, place where the famous Cozido das Furnas ( meats and vegetables) is cooked underground also well known for its geysers and natural waters. Starting by the south coast towards Vila Franca do Campo, the first Capital of the island destroyed by an earthquake in 1522. Visit to the Chapel of our Lady of Peace, continuing to Furnas Lake where the cozido is made and what will be served as lunch (included) at a local restaurant later on. Visit to the Botanical Park Terra Nostra established in the 18th century, known for its thermal pool of natural hot spring water 40C/ 104F rich in iron, where you can have some time to swim. After lunch, walk around the geysers and Hot water springs. Start the return back to Ponta Delgada by stopping at Pico do Ferro that offers a magnificent view over Furnas Valley. Through this North coast of the island, visit to the Gorreana Tea Plantation. The last stop will at Miradouro Santa Iria offering a view over the North Coast, from where the Volcano of Sete Cidades and the highest point of the island Pico da Vara (1105 Meters/ 3625ft). Return to the hotel.

Day 3

Whale and dolphin watching- Half Day. Duration: 3 Hours No transfers included. During this activity you will have the opportunity to watch some of more than 25 cetacean species that can be found in the Azores. Although nature offers no guarantees, whales and dolphins are regularly seen during our full day tours, along with turtles, seabirds and other marine life. Before the boat trip our biologists give you a briefing to explain which cetacean species can be observed, safety measures aboard, how we respect the animals and rules of observation at sea as well as some historical facts. During the tour each passenger is required to wear a life vest (except on our catamaran). Free afternoon.

Day 4

Rock climbing and Hiking Lagoa do Fogo - Full day. Extension:8km/4.97 miles | Level:Easy| Duration:4 hours

Day 5

Swimming with dolphins - Half day.  Duration:4 hours Imagine yourself floating in the deep blue ocean of the Atlantic, watching and hearing dolphins in their natural habitat. Learn more about the species, enjoy the ocean and find yourself on this invigorating trip! Before the trip we provide a general presentation about: the dolphin species, how to swim with dolphins responsibly in the wild, how to use a mask and snorkel, rules and how to behave around the dolphins and safety measures aboard.

Day 6

Epic Canyoning Adventure – Full day. Level: easy/Medium |Duration: 3 hours

 

Day 7

Take this day to rest and explore downtown or add any other activity, please contact us for prices and reservations.

Day 8

Transfer from the hotel to the airport

  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • Package can start any day of the week and all year round.
  • 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.

Included

  • 7 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

  • International flight to Ponta Delgada
  • Lunch on days 1, 5, 7 and 8
  • 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.

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.

Boutique Hotels

Ponta Delgada - Hotel Do Colegio

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Hotel Do Colegio offers accommodations in Ponta Delgada. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some units include a sitting area for your convenience. Each room comes with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.

The nearest airport is João Paulo II Airport, 1.2 miles from the property. 

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Premier Hotels

Ponta Delgada - Azor Hotel

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Featuring 123 rooms overlooking the Atlantic, the Azor Hotel is a lively and modern hotel with an outdoor swimming pool located in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel.

Each modern room is equipped with air conditioning, soundproofing, a minibar and a flat-screen cable TV. Private bathrooms come with a bath or shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Guest may enjoy a revitalizing breakfast every morning and the À Terra restaurant serves a varied à la carte menu with typical delicacies. In the evening guests may relax at the on-site bar.

Spa and Wellness facilities as well as a conference centre will be opening soon. Taking advantage of the natural surroundings of the São Miguel Island, a great variety of outdoor adventures and local experiences may be arranged.

Within a 15-minute walk, guests will find landmarks like São Brás Fort and São Sebastião Mother Church. Sete Cidades Lagoon is 15.5 miles away and Ponta Delgada Airport is 4.7 miles away. 

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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 $200 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

  • $200 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

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