From  £970
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy the tranquil setting of the Eco Beach Resort
  • Stay in a contemporary villa with a sea view
  • Enjoy the outdoor pool, restaurant and quiet beach bar
  • Opt for an excursion and swim with dolphins
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Romantic Retreat at Eco Beach

5 Day Tour, from £970 per person

Spend five days at the beautiful Eco Beach Resort that enjoys a tranquil setting facing the sea, on the north-west coast of Sao Miguel, the largest of the Azorean Islands. Each of these contemporary Scandinavian-style villas features a double bedroom, living room, kitchenette and WC. Relax in your private hot tub or in the pool, or simply unwind with a book or enjoy the sea view.

Car hire is included in this itinerary, making it easy to explore the island of Sao Miguel at your own pace. With its emerald crater lakes, dramatic lava fields and awe-inspiring scenery, you are able to discover the heart of the Azores and understand the archipelago’s intriguing volcanic history and geology without island-hopping or travelling far from the eco-resort. 

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive Sao Miguel
Arrive Sao Miguel
Arrive at Ponta Delgada and collect the hire car. Drive to the Santa Barbara Eco Beach resort and check into a Blue & Green Villa for 4 nights.
Accommodation
Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort
DAY 2
Sete Cidades
Sete Cidades
After breakfast, why not take a drive to Sete Cidades and discover the highlights of the western side of Sao Miguel. Set in the centre of a huge volcanic crater, Sete Cidades is the largest parish in Ponta Delgada with traditional houses overlooking a vast turquoise crater lake. Marvel at awe-inspiring views from viewpoints scattered across the west, and enjoy the thrill of a jeep ride through spectacular scenery, rolling hills and picturesque villages. (B)
Accommodation
Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort
DAY 3
Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins
This morning, drive to the marina at Ponta Delgada and opt for a unique excursion. Sail out to the open waters of the Atlantic and enjoy an unforgettable experience, swimming with a variety of dolphins in their natural habitat. Come up close to Atlantic spotted dolphins, Rissos dolphins and bottlenose dolphins, enjoying a lesson in these beautiful animals from the team onboard beforehand.

Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the town of Ponta Delgada with its Marina, cobbled streets and historical buildings. (B)
Accommodation
Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort
DAY 4
Furnas Valley
Furnas Valley

After breakfast, grab the camera and take a drive to the volcano-rich Furnas Valley. Two volcanic calderas dominate the landscape around Furnas, one of which now holds an emerald lake in the its crater. Arrive in Furnas valley and enjoy the view of the Azorean lake. Opt to take a swim in the hot natural water pool at the botanical gardens or a stop at the tea plantation at Santa Iria. (B)

Accommodation
Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort
DAY 5
Depart for UK
This morning, drive to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £970 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with TAP Air Portugal from London Heathrow via Lisbon
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • 4 nights accommodation at the Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort in a Villa Blue & Green including breakfast
  • Car hire throughout in a Group B car (Nissan Micra or similar) with unlimited mileage & CDW insurance

Price Excludes

  • Car PAI insurance at €3.61 per day
  • Fuel
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Optional swim with dolphins excursion

Tour Route Map


  1. Azores, Sao Miguel

Tour Accommodation

Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort
Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort
Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort Situated in a quiet area between the mountains and the sea, these contemporary Scandinavian-style villas offer the perfect place to relax and unwind. Each villa is......

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