Arrive at Ponta Delgada and collect your hire car. Drive to the Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort and check into a Blue & Green Villa for your 4 night stay.
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 driving through the spectacular scenery, rolling hills and picturesque villages. (B)
Today, why not opt for a really unique experience by joining a morning or afternoon whale watching excursion. Sail out to the open waters of the Atlantic in search of sperm whales and dolphins. The sperm whale, or cachalot, is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator, and is a native of the Azores. This magnificent creature puts its head out of the water for a full eight minutes between dives, giving a great opportunity for everyone aboard to take some fantastic photos. (B)
After breakfast, grab your 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)
This morning, drive to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)