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Sea and Land Adventures Tour: 7 Nights in São Miguel


Tour Overview

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 | Whale Watching (HD)
  • Day 3 | Van Tour Lagoa do Fogo (HD)
  • Day 4 | Jeep Tour Sete Cidades & Lakes (FD)
  • Day 5 | Van Tour Furnas (FD)
  • Day 6 | Swimming with dolphins (HD)
  • Day 7 | Free Day
  • Day 8 | Departure

Itinerary

Day 1- Arrival

Arrival and transfer to the hotel where you'll stay for the next 6 nights. Balance of the day free.

Day 2 - Whale and dolphin watching  (HD) Duration: 3 hours

 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 3- Van Tour Fire Lake (HD) Duration: 3.30 hours

Meet the guide at the hotel. In this tour, you'll be visiting the highest lake located in the center of this island, going up the road surrounded by centennial trees till reaching the top where vegetaion becomes a bit sparse till you meet the Lake at the bottom of the crater. Return to the hotel.

Day 4-Jeep Tour Sete Cidades & Lakes  (FD) Duration: 7 hours

Meet the guide at the hotel. This jeep tour will bring mesmerizing scenarios, fun and energy to your day. A combination of dirt and country roads will meet at a small village by the peninsula looking at the lake and in within a few minutes drives more lakes will appear with all its beauty surrounded by all the green colors so caracteristic of the island. Return to the hotel.

Day 5- 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 6 - Swimming with dolphins - (HD) Duration: 2:30 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 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

What's Included

Included

  • 7 nights Accomodation Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Assistance
  • Transfers airport | hotel | airport;
  • Pick up and drop off at the hotel on Van tours;
  • 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

  • Pick up for the Whale watching or Swimming with dolphins.
  • Flights
  • Lunches during half day Tours
  • Dinners

Notes

  • 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

    For some packages you may be given a choice of different package types. They should be listed on the "Dates & Rates" tab:
    • Superior/Premier – Includes first class 4-star lodging and Sea view rooms, EXCEPT Triples Room at Hotel do Canal
    • 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
7/18/2024 - 9/14/2024$2177$2890$2051$2764$1539$1863$1472$1679
9/15/2024 - 10/6/2024$2056$2890$1930$2764$1462$1863$1443$1679
10/7/2024 - 10/12/2024$2056$2540$1930$2414$1462$1688$1443$1562
10/13/2024 - 11/2/2024$1773$2540$1647$2414$1200$1688$1311$1562
11/3/2024 - 12/23/2024$1773$2204$1647$2078$1200$1519$1311$1450
12/24/2024 - 12/31/2024$1773$2890$1647$2764$1200$1863$1311$1679

General

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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  • 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

Hotels

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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