AZORES

THE MYSTIC AZORES

A DESTINATION BEYOND WORDS...

Three islands of charm and character flourish in the heart of the Atlantic. Faial, the island of hydrangeas spreads around a spectacular crater; and the charming city of Horta, a stopover for great sailors, radiates a cosmopolitan atmosphere. São Jorge, the island-mountain, wild with its secret villages, stretches like a ship. The island of Pico stands its silhouette of majestic volcano under fumaroles. On its flanks, large lava flows covered with endemic forests and vast pastures, run down to the coast.

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Arrival Faial Island

DAY 2 Caldeira walking Trail

DAY 3 Capelinhos and ferry to São Jorge Island

DAY 4 Fajã de Santo Cristo walking trail

DAY 5 Ferry to Pico Island and Vineyards walking trail 

DAY 6 Pico mountain 2 351 meters  (Portugal Highest peak) 

DAY 7 Lava tunnel and ferry to Faial

DAY 8 Departure

* Why not extend your visit São Miguel? Talk with us!

How does this trip benefit the destination?

This tour was designed by our local partners Josefina and Olivier. The itinerary was carefully designed respecting the protected areas regulations. The accommodations and restaurants that we use are a small scale and usually family-run businesses. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vulcanic Landscapes

  • 3 Islands (Pico, Faial and São Jorge)

  • World Heritage Site | Pico Vineyards

  • Pico mountain

  • Whale and dolphins 

  • Natural Ocean pool

  • Unique flora

  • Rural heritage

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Roadbook +GPS tracks

  • Pico Mountain guide and permit

  • Accommodation

  • 24/7 phone support

  • Transfers and boat tickets between islands

  • GPS and Roadbook

WALKS AND BIRDS 

BIRDWATCHING AT TERCEIRA ISLAND

Terceira island  has the most important concentration of birds of the Azores, between endemic, subspecies and migratory, more than 200 species nest and / or seek shelter on the Azorean archipleago.  It is also a passageway for American migratory birds due to its central position in the Atlantic Ocean. This trip will also allow you to visit the colorful city of Angra do Heroismo, listed in World Heritage, to discover the volcanism of "Misterios Negros", "Algar do Carvão" or solfatares de "Furnas do Enxofre ". The lush and endemic vegetation, along the hikes, which will also allow you to observe birds. And of course, relax on the beautiful sandy beaches.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Arrival to Terceira Island 

DAY 2 Angra do Heroísmo and Monte Brasil walking trail and birding

DAY 3 Birding day at the sea

DAY 4 Mistérios Negros walking trail and Algar do Carvão

DAY 5 Vitória Cape and São Brás walking trail and birding

DAY 6 Rocha do Chambre walking trail and birding at Paúl

DAY 7 Serra do cume walking trail and birding

DAY 8 Departure

* Why not extend your visit São Miguel? Talk with us!

How does this trip benefit the destination?

This tour was designed by our local partners Josefina and Olivier. The itinerary was carefully designed respecting the protected areas regulations. The accommodations and restaurants that we use are a small scale and usually family-run businesses. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vulcanic Landscapes

  • Whale and dolphins 

  • Natural Ocean pool

  • Unique flora

  • Rural heritage

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Roadbook +GPS tracks

  • Pico Mountain guide and permit

  • Accommodation

  • 24/7 phone support

  • Car rentals

  • GPS tracks and Roadbook

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