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Visit São Miguel Island: 6 Nights Private Guided Tour


Tour Overview

Perfect for a short time vacation, this 6 nights/ 7 Days program in Sao Miguel will take you to three of the most beautiful lakes in the island and we have left one day free so you can chose a tour/activity on your own or just leave it free.

Itinerary:

Day 1 - Sao Miguel

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 Sete Cidades w/Picnic

Full-day tour of Sete Cidades with brunch. After meeting your driver/guide in the hotel lobby, head west to one of the most awesome natural sights in the world, the twin caldeira lakes of Sete Cidades. The view from "Vista do Rei" (King's View) high on the crater's rim is stunning. Far below, next to the lakes is the pretty village of Sete Cidades (Seven Cities, named for a mythical kingdom). Descend into the caldeira to visit the 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 4 - Free day to add a tour or activity of your choice

Take a break from being driven around and use this day to explore yourselves or request to book optional non-private tours like: Half day whale watching, Half day swimming with dolphins, Half Day hiking tour. Price will be an additional to the package.

 Day 5- Full day Furnas

Your driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel for your full day trip to Furnas. Just outside of Ponta Delgada, the rural life of Sao Miguel dominates. Depart along the south road passing the village of Lagoa for a viewpoint at Caloura. Continue to Vila Franca for a coffee break (not included). Upon arrival in the Furnas area, visit the lake and hot 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). Continue to the charming town of Furnas for a lunch stop (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 6- Free day

Enjot this day to rest and prepare for your return.

Day 7 - Sao Miguel

Check out late in the morning. The hotel will store your baggage for you.  Meet your driver at the lobby for your transfer to the airport.

What's Included

Included:

  • 6 Night Accommodations;
  • Full day City Tour and Fire Lake
  • Full day tour to Furnas
  • Full day tour to Sete Cidades with picnic
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Daily buffet breakfast and hotel taxes.
  • One complimentary small food crate with local products (Sao Miguel Island only)
  • Not included:

    • Entrance fees to museums, lakes and parks;
    • Meals other than breakfast.
    • City taxes
    • Airfare. If you need assistance, please inform airport name

Dates & Rates

Choose a Package Type

* Packages are being modified after October 11, 2023. Bookings and requests made before this date remains as per the previous program*
    For some packages you may be given a choice of different package types.
    • Superior/Premier – Includes first class 4-star lodging and Sea view rooms. Triples Room won't be possible with sea view at Hotel do Canal, when this island is on the package.
    • 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
6/29/2024 - 7/4/2024$2419$3135$1740$2456$1339$1683$1123$1325
7/5/2024 - 9/14/2024$2523$3135$1844$2456$1406$1683$1148$1325
9/15/2024 - 10/6/2024$2419$3135$1740$2456$1339$1683$1123$1325
10/7/2024 - 10/12/2024$2419$2835$1740$2156$1339$1533$1123$1225
10/13/2024 - 11/2/2024$2177$2835$1498$2156$1114$1533$1009$1225
11/3/2024 - 12/23/2024$2177$2546$1498$1867$1114$1388$1009$1129
12/24/2024 - 12/31/2024$2177$3135$1498$2456$1114$1683$1009$1325

General

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 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 both land and air for you.
  • Final payment is due 50 days before departure
  • Option to pay full price up front is available

Cancellation Policy - Land Portion

  • $350 per person if canceled up to 50 days prior departure.
  • 25% of total reservation if cancelled 49-39 days prior departure plus any other additional fee.
  • 50% of total reservation if canceled 38-31 days prior departure plus any other additional fee.
  • No refunds if canceled less than 30 days prior departure.

Cancellation Policy - Airfare

  • Airfare cancellation terms and conditions will be provided to you before ticket is booked

Refund Fees

  • 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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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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