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7 Nights Hiking in S. Miguel


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Hike some of the Azores most famous active volcanoes and try to discover our most famous crater lakes such as Sete Cidades and Fogo Lake. Be involved in a pure nature experience in which you can explore our fantastic trails and afterwards relax in one of Sao Miguel’s natural thermal pools such as in Furnas. This is a complete package for those who want to hike and simply enjoy nature!

Itinerary:

  • Day 1 | Arrival
  • Day 2 | Hiking Sete Cidades (FD)
  • Day 3 | Hiking Lagoa do Fogo (FD)
  • Day 4 | Hiking Faial da Terra (FD)
  • Day 5 | Free day 
  • Day 6 | Walking Tour Furnas (FD)
  • Day 7 | Hiking Rota da Agua (FD)
  • Day 8 | Departure

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free day.

Day 2

Sete Cidades Cumeeira Grande Hiking and Pineapple plantation - Full day. Extension:8km/4.97 miles | Level:Easy| Duration:4 hours

Pick up at the hotel, tour starts with a drive by the south road with a picturesque view until Vista do Rei, the most famous viewpoint of Sete Cidades, in which you can see the Green and Blue Lake. Beginning of the hike that goes through the rim of the Caldeira of Sete Cidades, on your right side there will be Caldeira Seca (Dry Caldera), Sete Cidades parish and on the left side, view to the southwest coast of São Miguel and its small villages along the coast. Picnic at the end of the hike by the lake.  To continue your pleasurable day, you will have the chance to kayak  in the lakes or relax for about an hour. On the way back, short tour and visit to the Pineapple plantation and return to the hotel.

Note: Kayaking not included, please contact us for price and additional reservation.

Day 3

Hiking Lagoa do Fogo – Full day  Extension: 12 Km/7.46 miles |Level: Medium |Duration:4h5 hours

Pick up at the hotel. This hike will show one of the most beautiful lakes in the island and all its surrounding area. This is a very complete hike that passes through a big variety of native and endemic vegetation. The lake occupies the bottom of a collapsed caldera, there will be a possibility for a quick swim before or after the picnic lunch. The beginning of the hike, on the way to the lake at 949 meters/ 3114 ft of altitude, goes mostly uphill for about 2hours. After lunch, the returning trail is mostly downhill and we must be more careful to avoid slipping. This hike is not recommended for people with knee or ankle problems. Return to the hotel.

Day 4

Hike Faial da Terra - Salto do Prego - Full Day Extension: 6 Km/3.72 miles|Level: Medium|Duration: 3h30 Hours

Pick up at the hotel for a 1h15 drive till Faial da Terra, a small village belonging to Povoacao, located in the South East of Sao Miguel Island. The hike will start with a steep trail to a small isolated community called Sanguinho. The hike continues across dense vegetation giving the impression of walking through a rain forest until a beautiful waterfall where there will be a pause for picnic/lunch time. On the way back, the trail will take a different direction after a certain point, which goes along side Ribeira Faial da Terra. Drive thourgh Furnas, possibility to bath and relax at Poca da Dona Beija Thermal pools perfect after a hike. Temperature: 39C/102F; entrance fee not included. 6EUR per person, may change without previous notice. Return to the hotel around 5pm.

Day 5

Take this day to rest and explore downtown. Optional: additional hike, whale watching, swimming with dolphins. Please contact us for prices and reservations. 

 

Day 6

Tour to Furnas - Full day  Duration: 7 Hours

Pick up at the hotel. This tour will be more of a walk than a hike to the unique parish called Furnas, place where the famous Cozido das Furnas ( meats and vegetables) is cooked underground also well known for its geysers and natural waters. Starting by the south coast towards Vila Franca do Campo, the first Capital of the island destroyed by an earthquake in 1522. Visit to the Chapel of our Lady of Peace, continuing to Furnas Lake where the cozido is made and what will be served as lunch (included) at a local restaurant later on. Visit to the Botanical Park Terra Nostra established in the 18th century, known for its thermal pool of natural hot spring water 40C/ 104F rich in iron, where you can have some time to swim. After lunch, walk around the geysers and Hot water springs. Start the return back to Ponta Delgada by stopping at Pico do Ferro that offers a magnificent view over Furnas Valley. Through this North coast of the island, visit to the Gorreana Tea Plantation. The last stop will at Miradouro Santa Iria offering a view over the North Coast, from where the Volcano of Sete Cidades and the highest point of the island Pico da Vara (1105 Meters/ 3625ft). Return to the hotel.  

Day 7

Rota da Agua - Janela do Inferno- Full day. Extension: 7.6 km |Level: Medium| Duration: 4 Hours

Pick up at the hotel. This is a circular trail, starting and ending near the Casa da Água - Trail Point, an old milk post transformed into a support facility for hikers. Taking the secondary road to Água de Pau, the hike will start by going an uphill road with views to Lagoa and Ponta Delgada. Crossed the water line, there's a first tunnel, walk along the Ribeira Seca stream to Janela do Inferno – a vertical wall, rich in water springs with a natural pond at its base where newts (Triturus cristatus) in different stages of their life cycle can be observed. Lunch/picnic will take place here.  Return through the same trail but on opposite side, crossing a series of majestic aqueducts that used to supply the ancient Alcohol Factory of Lagoa and presently supplies water for the municipality. The last tunnel is located at the end of a wooded area, once used as an aqueduct, with a 50 m/164 miles length. Trail continues to a dirt road, passing by farming fields to casa da Água, in the center village Remedios. Return back to Ponta Delgada, passing by Caloura and it's fishing harbor, possibility to take a swim and experience a bit of the local life. Back to the hotel.

Day 8

Transfer from the hotel to the airport and departure.

  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • Package can start any day of the week and all year round.
  • 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

Departure DateSolo ComfortSolo BoutiqueSolo SuperiorSingle ComfortSingle BoutiqueSingle SuperiorDouble ComfortDouble BoutiqueDouble SuperiorTriple ComfortTriple BoutiqueTriple Superior
10/27/2021 - 10/31/2021$2630$3032$3944$1430$1832$3000$1437$1568$2141$1139$1252$1754
11/1/2021 - 12/31/2021$2605$2630$3533$1405$1430$2589$1437$1405$1783$1139$1110$1516

Included

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

  • Airfare
  • Dinners
  • Optional activities

 

Notes

  • Activities are subject to weather conditions therefore the order of the itinerary may be altered.
  • 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
  • Private arrival and departure transfers.

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Comfort Hotels

Ponta Delgada - Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota

Located in the center of Ponta Delgada and next to Portas Do Mar, this hotel offers panoramic views of the marina right in the capital of the Azores Archipelago.

All rooms at Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota have hardwood floors and elegant furnishings. Each of the air conditioned rooms features a cable TV, and a minibar.

Guests can enjoy their breakfast in the privacy of their room, while using the free internet. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and cafés with terraces. Packed lunches are also available.

The ocean pools of Ponta Delgada and the city's public pools are less than 165 ft away. Ponta Delgada Airport is 2 miles away, and the hotel offers a car rental service on site.

Boutique Hotels

Ponta Delgada - Hotel Do Colegio

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Hotel Do Colegio offers accommodations in Ponta Delgada. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some units include a sitting area for your convenience. Each room comes with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.

The nearest airport is João Paulo II Airport, 1.2 miles from the property. 

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Premier Hotels

Ponta Delgada - Azor Hotel

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Featuring 123 rooms overlooking the Atlantic, the Azor Hotel is a lively and modern hotel with an outdoor swimming pool located in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel.

Each modern room is equipped with air conditioning, soundproofing, a minibar and a flat-screen cable TV. Private bathrooms come with a bath or shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Guest may enjoy a revitalizing breakfast every morning and the À Terra restaurant serves a varied à la carte menu with typical delicacies. In the evening guests may relax at the on-site bar.

Spa and Wellness facilities as well as a conference centre will be opening soon. Taking advantage of the natural surroundings of the São Miguel Island, a great variety of outdoor adventures and local experiences may be arranged.

Within a 15-minute walk, guests will find landmarks like São Brás Fort and São Sebastião Mother Church. Sete Cidades Lagoon is 15.5 miles away and Ponta Delgada Airport is 4.7 miles away. 

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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

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Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $200 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

  • $200 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

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  • 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. 
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