From  £1209
per person
Tour Highlights
  • View Santa Maria from the highest point of the island
  • Marvel at the huge crater at Sete Cidades
  • Witness the blue and green lake as you walk through the valley of Sete Cidades
  • Marvel at magnificent landscapes
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Walk & Relax in the Azores

8 Day Tour, from £1209 per person

Explore two of the Azores' most picturesque islands - Santa Maria and Sao Miguel and follow the trails that reach the highest points of the islands and marvel at magnificent views of lush green landscapes, mountains, waterfalls and traditional white washed houses during this eight day walking tour.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
SANTA MARIA
SANTA MARIA
Arrive at Santa Maria and transfer to the Hotel Colombo. Check in for 3 nights. (B)
DAY 2
SANTA MARIA
SANTA MARIA
After breakfast, join the Pico Alto trail at the highest peak of Santa Maria island which offers fantastic views of neighbouring Sao Miguel on clear days. Follow the trail and pass a small water course which descends upon the bed of the Ribeira do Lemos stream. (B)
DAY 3
SANTA MARIA
SANTA MARIA
Today join the Entre a Serra e o Mar trail which begins at the parish church of Santa Barbara to Lugar do Arrebentao, where two windmills stand in ruin. See the stone quarry at Poco da Pedreira that provides the stone used to build the traditional local houses Santa Barbara, with their characteristic chimneys and rural-style architecture.

Marvel at the unique view over the Bay of Sao Lourenco, the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes and the magnificent 50 metre high waterfall. (B)
DAY 4
SANTA MARIA & SAO MIGUEL
SANTA MARIA & SAO MIGUEL
Today join the walk from Santo Espirito and see the beautiful church, walk through Maia and see the whaling factory at Ponta do Castelo. Pass windmills and waterfalls, lighthouses and vineyards as you walk through the astounding nature reserve. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Sao Miguel and check into the Hotel Vila Nova. (B)
Accommodation
Hotel Vila Nova
     
DAY 5
SAO MIGUEL
SAO MIGUEL
After breakfast enjoy a walk to Sete Cidades, visiting the crater with its emerald lake. Marvel at the beautiful view of the island, lakes and the sea before walking down to the village of Sete Cidades. (B)
Accommodation
Hotel Vila Nova
     
DAY 6
SAO MIGUEL
SAO MIGUEL
This morning walk to Lagoa do Fogo and see the turbulent lake. Marvel at mountains and valleys and hilltop views before walking down to the beach to enjoy a swim. (B)
Accommodation
Hotel Vila Nova
     
DAY 7
SAO MIGUEL
SAO MIGUEL
After breakfast begin a walk to the Lake of Furnas. During this walk, visit the Environmental Centre of Furnas and see how traditional meals are cooked underground using the vapours of the volcano. (B)
Accommodation
Hotel Vila Nova
     
DAY 8
SAO MIGUEL
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1209 per person

Price Includes


  • Return flights in economy class with Sata International from London Gatwick (from Saturday - Saturday)
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation in a double/twin room including breakfast throughout
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Inter-island transfers by internal flights
  • Sightseeing tours with English speaking guide
  • Guide book for walking trails with maps

Price Excludes


  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals other than specified
  • Local walking guide

Tour Route Map


  1. Azores, Sao Miguel

Tour Accommodation

Hotel Vila Nova
Hotel Vila Nova
Hotel Vila Nova This modern tourist hotel is set in a perfect central location and an ideal base for exploring Ponta Delgada. The Vila Nova's 102 rooms are spacious and decorated in a......

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