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ATLANTIC AZORES

Explore Portugal's volcanic archipelago by foot, bike, kayak and boat.
Starts AtPonta Delgada
Ends AtPonta Delgada
Duration6 days
Group SizeMaximum 11
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
Starts AtPonta Delgada
Ends AtPonta Delgada
Duration6 days
Group SizeMaximum 11
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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About Your Trip

Discover mythical landscapes, spectacular wildlife and delicious food and wine on this six-day adventure in the Azores – the remote Portuguese archipelago at the mid-Atlantic juncture between the Eurasian, African and North American tectonic plates. You’ll be based on São Miguel, the largest island, renowned for having fiery volcanic features and abundant marine life. After exploring the capital, Ponta Delgada, get ready for a series of exhilarating experiences, including kayaking around a crater lake, whale-watching and abseiling down waterfalls. Round off your trip by soaking in hot springs and making 'cozido', a hearty Azorean stew, slow-cooked underground using geothermal energy. All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it.

HWDWF0 Portugal, Azores archipelago, Sao Miguel island, north coast, Achada, Ribeira dos Caldeiroes Nature Park, canyoning
KKFA50 A Sperm Whale Tale near Sao Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal
EDYGJJ Caldeiras on lake Furnas, Furnas, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal
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DAY2XG Plazza in the city of Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel island, Azores, Portugal
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Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Cycle and kayak around the Sete Cidades crater lakes
  • 2
    Spot whales and dolphins on an optional marine safari
  • 3
    Abseil down waterfalls and swim in natural rock pools
  • 4
    Hike around Furnas Lake
  • 5
    Soak in mineral-rich hot springs
  • 6
    Cook a traditional cozido stew using geothermal energy
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Three nights premium hotel accommodation
  • Two nights botanical gardens hotel accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Five breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Ponta Delgada walking tour
  • Sete Cidades Jeep tour
  • Sete Cidades cycling
  • Sete Cidades kayaking
  • Salto do Cabrito waterfall hike
  • Canyoning
  • Cocktail making
  • Cozido stew making
  • Furnas Lake hike

What's Not Included

  • Visas
    • Travel insurance
      • Flights to and from the destination

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        Accommodation

        Hotel Marina Atlântico (or similar)

        This sleek waterfront hotel is just a short walk along the promenade from the Old Town of Ponta Delgada. Along with spacious, airy rooms with marble-tiled bathrooms, you’ll have access to a heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath – perfect for unwinding and recharging after an action-packed day exploring. 

        Terra Nostra Garden Hotel (or similar)

        Soothe aching limbs as you soak in steaming, mineral-rich hot springs surrounded by botanical gardens at this tranquil boutique hideaway in the Furnas area. Inside, expect elegant art-deco touches throughout, luxurious beds, a fabulously fresh buffet breakfast, plus innovative cocktails and Azorean fine wines at The Gardener bar. 

        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com