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.
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/brunch
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.