From  £1795
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Take in the main sights of São Miguel
  • Spend a week exploring and relaxing on beautiful Flores Island
  • Enjoy a boat trip to Corvo Island
  • Relax and take in the tranquillity at Aldeia da Cuada
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Flores Island Fly-Drive

12 Day Tour, from £1795 per person

The incredible island of Flores, in the Azores, is part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Visitors here get the unique experience of truly being one with nature.

Flores is a natural gem of rugged cliffs, sweeping valleys and dazzling lakes. Lookout points are scattered across the island that boast impressive panoramas of the verdant green landscape and craters.

Spend seven days taking in the wonders of your surroundings on this relaxing fly-drive which offers the perfect combination of active suggestions and time to relax and rejuvenate at your charming cottage at Aldeia da Cuada. Drive to the best viewpoints and hike through scenic landscapes, take in the culture in Santa Cruz and enjoy a boat trip to Corvo, the tiniest of all the Azorean islands.

Short breaks on São Miguel on either end of this holiday provide a delightful contrast to the remoteness of Flores.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO THE AZORES
Ponta Delgada Harbour

Fly from the UK to Ponta Delgada Airport on São Miguel Island and transfer to the hotel for a two-night stay.

Accommodation
Hotel Talisman
DAY 2
FREE DAY
Path to Sete Cidades

Enjoy a day in the capital of São Miguel or book an optional excursion to take in some of the famous sights of the area, such as the iconic Sete Cidades, the beautiful Lagoa do Fogo or the thermal town of Furnas. Speak to your Regent Azores specialist about enhancing your holiday with one of these excellent day tours. (B)

Accommodation
Hotel Talisman
DAY 3
SÃO MIGUEL TO FLORES
Flores' coastline

Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Flores Island. Upon arrival, collect the hire car drive to Aldeia Da Cuada Hotel for a 7-night stay in your very own stone cottage. The remainder of the day is free to explore. (B)

Accommodation
Aldeia da Cuada
DAY 4
WEST COAST WALK
Hiking between Fajã Grande & Ponta Delgada

Today, why not walk walk part of Flores' stunning West Coast Walk, easily the grandest walk on the island. The entire trail spans 47 km, but the most impressive part of the walk is the final section between Fajã Grande & Ponta Delgada.This linear walk boasts fantastic panoramic views of the coastal area. (B)

Accommodation
Aldeia da Cuada
DAY 5
FREE DAY IN FLORES
Wildflowers on Flores Island

Enjoy a day at leisure to take in the tranquillity of where you are staying. Perhaps opt to relax in your private, walled garden, or consider one of the short walks in the area to see a waterfall or wander down to the charming village of Fajãzinha. (B)

Accommodation
Aldeia da Cuada
DAY 6
EXPLORE FLORES
The open road on Flores Island

Enjoy a full day self-drive tour of Flores. Head south to the Miradouro do Fajãzinha viewpoint for spectacular views before passing the charming houses of Mosteiro. Explore the region near Lajes, where there is a beach that is ideal for a picnic. Pass the island's main city, Santa Cruz before cutting across the middle of the island back towards the hotel. There are plenty of excellent views and places to stop along this road. (B)

Accommodation
Aldeia da Cuada
DAY 7
EXPLORE SANTA CRUZ
View of Corvo Island from Flores

Spend the morning exploring Santa Cruz, visiting the museums in the area and exploring the harbour town before embarking on the short Alagoa walk down to the beach. In the afternoon, head north to the Ponta Delgada. This drive affords many spectacular views of Corvo to the East. After exploring Ponta Delgada, return the way you came. We recommned a detour to Farol do Albernaz which leads to a lighthouse from 1911 as well as exploring the narrow streets of Casa do Povo before heading back to your hotel. (B) 

Accommodation
Aldeia da Cuada
DAY 8
BOAT TRIP TO CORVO ISLAND
View across to Corvo Island

Enjoy a day at sea on a boat trip to Corvo, the smallest of all the Azorean islands. Afterwards, the remainder of your day is at leisure. (B)

Accommodation
Aldeia da Cuada
DAY 9
FREE DAY IN FLORES
Beautiful Poca do Ribeira do Ferreiro on Flores

Enjoy another day completely free to enjoy the beautiful area around your hotel. (B)

Accommodation
Aldeia da Cuada
DAY 10
FLORES TO SÃO MIGUEL
Ponta Delgada, São Miguel

Drop the hire-car off at the airport before catching the domestic flight to São Miguel Island for the last 2 nights of the holiday.

Accommodation
Hotel Talisman
DAY 11
FREE DAY IN SÃO MIGUEL
Scenic São Miguel Island

Enjoy a final day to explore the most popular island in the Azores. Why not book an optional excursion to make the most of your holiday to see Sete Cidades, Furnas, Nordeste or Lagoa do Fogo, or consider taking a guided walk. (B)

Accommodation
Hotel Talisman
DAY 12
FLY TO THE UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Pricing Information

12 day tour, from £1795 per person

Price Includes

  • Return international flights between the UK and the Azores
  • Return domestic flights between São Miguel and Flores
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • 11 nights accommodation as per the itinerary
  • 8 day car hire throughout in a Group B car (Hyundai I10 or similar) with unlimited mileage & CDW insurance, and an additional driver 
  • Meals as specified by BLD (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Return airport transfers in São Miguel
  • Excursion - Boat Trip to Corvo Island

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions
  • Car PAI insurance (€5.90 per day)
  • GPS (€11.80 per day)
  • Fuel

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

  • International flights from the UK are based out of London in economy class. Regional flights are available (supplements may apply)

Tour Route Map


  1. Azores, Sao Miguel
  2. Azores, Flores
  3. Azores, Sao Miguel

Tour Accommodation

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Hotel Talisman
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Aldeia da Cuada
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