9 Days, 8 Nights. Sao Miguel is the largest island of the archipelago with many hidden beautiful places. This is a comprehensive package built with the intention of having our clients returning home with the highest knowledge possible of Fauna, Flora and History of the island.
Day 1- Arrival
Arrival and private transfer to the hotel. Free rest of the day
Day 2 - Full day City Tour and Fire Lake
Pick up at the hotel for a learning walk thru the city and its historical Monuments, churches and Fort, while experiencing a bit of the local city life. After lunch (not included), your guide will pick you up again for a half day tour to the Fire Lake. The Fire Lake is a crater lake located in the center of the island, with an unique vegetation for being the youngest volcano formed 15000 years ago. This lake has become a Natural reserve and habit for many birds and endemic plant species.
Day 3 - Full day Furnas
Your driver/guide will pick you up at your Hotel. Being one of the island's ex-libris famous for its geysers, fumaroles and different natural sources, this tour is a visit to a mystic Valley.
Outside of Ponta Delgada, the rural life dominates, along the road, the tour will go thru several villages and cities, like Vila Franca do Campo, Lagoa, Caloura and viewpoints. You'll notice when you're about to arrive to Furnas, the scenario changes into this green lush vegetation with traces of yellow ochre colors on the trees caused by the sulfur, and suddenly it opens up to a meadow and soon after, Furnas lake will be on your left.
Stop for a visit to the lake and springs, and see the holes in the ground where meals are cooked by underground steam. Pots full of various meats, sausages, potatoes, and vegetables are steamed for 7 hours to produce "Cozidos nas Caldeiras" (Caldeira Stew). From the lake to charming town, it's a few minutes drive. Time for lunch (not included) Visit the beautiful botanical gardens established in the 18th century (entry fee not included) with the opportunity to swim in the hot springs swimming pool. Cross the island to the north coast, stopping for a fine view of both the south and north coasts from an interior highland. On the way, you will visit a tea plantation, the only one in Europe. Return to your hotel about 5:30pm.
Day 4 -Free day
Take a break from being driven around and use this day to explore yourselves or request to book optional tours like: Half day whale watching, Half day swimming with dolphins, Half Day hiking tour etc. Please let us if you'd like optional tours, price will be an additional to the package.
Day 5 -Full day Sete Cidades
Meet your guide at the lobby. For this tour, we have prepared a brunch so you can fully enjoy the tour and eat by the lake. The Twin Lakes is one of the most famous lakes associated not just to the island but also to the Archipelago itself. From the belvedere "Vista do Rei" (King's View) high on the crater's rim with a view to the Lake and the pretty and unique village of Sete Cidades (Seven Cities, named for a mythical kingdom). Descending into to the caldeira, you'll be greeted by Hydrangeas (blooming season: June to September) and a bridge will welcome you into town. Before returning to Ponta Delgada, stop at a pineapple plantation. The Azores are not warm enough to grow pineapples in the open but they thrive in the greenhouses with careful cultivation methods. The pineapples are small but very sweet. Afternoon free in Ponta Delgada.
Day 6 - Full day Nordeste
Meet your guide at the lobby. This tour will take you to the North side of the island being the first stop at Miradouro de Santa Iria from where the volcano of Sete Cidades and the highest point of the island, Pico da Vara, can be seen. A few miles ahead, the volcano of Furnas and the village of Povoacao will be another beautiful scenario seen at Salto do Cavalo viewpoint. Next stop, it's an experience of what the first settlers back on 1432 had, with a touch of modernization in this village called Povoacao. Ponta do Sossego is beautiful well-tended garden surrounded by old mountains and ocean view. This time is a lighthouse from 1873 called "Farol do Arnel" that will welcome to the Village of Nordeste, village that is proud for its beautiful gardens, once winning the Gardens of Europe prize in 1994, now proudly displayed at the village's Town Hall. Lunch time ( lunch not included). To end this lovely day and before heading down back to the hotel, a walk thru the Natural Park of Ribeira dos Caldeiroes where again you'll feel immersed in gardens and waterfalls.
Day 8 - Free day
Take this last day on the island to rest before going home, last minute shopping or add any tour.
Day 9 - Departure
Check out in the morning. You may request the hotel to store your luggage, if necessary. Your guide will meet you at the lobby and take you to the airport.
8 Nights Accommodations;
Full day City Tour and Fire Lake
Full day tour to Furnas
Full day tour to Sete Cidades with Brunch
Fulll day Nordeste
Daily buffet breakfast
Airfare: For assistance with airfare, please inform the departure airport on the comment box when filling the request.
One complimentary small food crate with local products (Sao Miguel Island only)
International flights. Please contact us for additional price.
Entrance fees to museums and parks;
Meals other than breakfast.
Dates & Rates
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
1/1/2024 - 3/31/2024
4/1/2024 - 6/6/2024
6/7/2024 - 7/11/2024
7/12/2024 - 8/26/2024
8/27/2024 - 9/29/2024
9/30/2024 - 10/7/2024
10/8/2024 - 10/31/2024
11/1/2024 - 12/31/2024
Rates are per person in US dollars
Rates don't include city taxes when applicable and must be paid directly to the hotel.
Package can start any day of the week and all year round.
Private program, except if additional tours are booked
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
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
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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A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $350 per
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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
Cancellation Policy - Airfare
Airfare cancellation terms and conditions will be provided to you before ticket is booked
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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Ponta Delgada - Hotel Ponta Delgada
Hotel Ponta Delgada is 5 minutes by car from the airport and 5 minutes walking distance from the historical city center.
The hotel has 98 rooms with city view, bar, restaurant, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and an elevated indoor pool with a panoramic terrace.
All rooms open into a private balcony and are equipped with air-conditioned, double-glazed windows. Rooms also include cable TV, a private bathroom with amenities, a hairdryer, and a telephone.
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