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7 Nights S. Miguel Hiking, Tour and Canyoning


Description

If you are seeking adventure this is the package designed for you. You will have the opportunity to explore the island hiking along the rims of some of the most beautiful craters, canyoning, observe whales, swim with dolphins that make the Azores their home year-round as well let yourself be driven on a relax tour to Furnas. 

Summary

  • Day 1 | Arrival
  • Day 2 | Hike Pico da vara (FD) 
  • Day 3 | Whale watching  (HD)
  • Day 4 | Jeep Tour Sete Cidades and Fire Lake (FD)
  • Day 5 | Canyoning Ribeira dos Caldeiroes (HD) 
  • Day 6 | Jeep tour to Furnas (FD)
  • Day 7 | Free day to explore
  • Day 8 | Departure

Itinerary

Day 1- Arrival 

Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free day. 

Day 2 - Hike Pico da Vara (FD 7 hours)

Climbing to the rooftop of Sao Miguel, Pico da Vara is the highest elevation on the island. Surrounded by robust endemic flora and an absolut silence, we will reach the top and soak the magnitude of the island. 

Day 3 - Whale Watching ( HD 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 4 - Jeep Tour to Sete Cidades & Fire Lake (FD 7 Hours) 

No pick up, please plan to walk.Tour will start with a visit to the crater, stop at some points of intereste like Pico do Carvao, Pico da Cruz and Lomba do Vasco.  Visit to the village and finally the famous viewpoint Vista do Rei.  Lunch at a local Restaurant. In the faternoon, enjoy the surrounding nature by bike and kayak. Return to Ponta Delgada. 

Day 5-  Canyoning Ribeira dos Caldeiroes (HD 3 Hours)

Pick up at the hotel inclued. This tour will take place to one of the most seen photos of a waterfall called Ribeira dos Caldeiroes. Explore the stream to reach the highlight of the tour, where you'll feel the real adrenaline of canyoning. The guides will explain safety rulles and provide the adequate equiment (wetsuit,boots,harness,helmet and ropes.No other activity can be planned on this day, although this is a half day tour because of the transportation time to this location.

Day 6 - Van or Jeep  Tour to Furnas (FD 7 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 7 - Free 

Free day to rest and explore.

Day 8 - Departure 

Transfer from the hotel to the airport and departure.

What's Included

Included

  • 7 Nights Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Assistance
  • Round trip Transfers 
  • Pick up for activities on day: 2, 4,5 & 6
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch/ picnic on the full day activities
  • Complimentary Welcome crate 

Not included

  • International flight to Ponta Delgada
  • Dinners
  • Optional activities

 

Recommendations

Bring comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, swimming suit and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack and bottle of water to refill.

Note

The weather or sea conditions may restrict the activities therefore the order of the itinerary may be switched so that guests can take the most enjoyment of their trip.

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 ComfortDouble ComfortSingle ComfortTriple ComfortSolo SuperiorDouble SuperiorSingle SuperiorTriple Superior
4/19/2024 - 4/23/2024$1733$1257$1607$1278$2500$1647$2374$1529
4/24/2024 - 10/6/2024$2015$1422$1889$1411$2850$1822$2724$1646
10/7/2024 - 11/2/2024$2137$1499$2011$1440$2500$1647$2374$1529
11/3/2024 - 12/23/2024$1564$1159$1438$1213$2163$1479$2038$1417
12/24/2024 - 12/31/2024$2015$1422$1889$1411$2850$1822$2724$1646

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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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.

Premier 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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