From  £930
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Heavenly vistas at this sleek contemporary resort
  • Enjoy the freshest of sushi and sashimi with a side of amazing seaviews
  • Enjoy a dip in the outdoor infinity pool
  • Unwind in the tranquil setting of the Eco Beach Resort
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Romantic Retreat at Santa Barbara Eco-Beach

5 Day Tour, from £930 per person
Spend 5 days at the beautiful Santa Barbar Eco-Beach Resort and enjoy a tranquil setting facing the sea, on the north-west coast of Sao Miguel, the largest island in the Azores. Each of these contemporary Scandinavian-style villas features a double bedroom, living room, and kitchenette.  Relax in the pool or on the beach, or simply 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 will discover the heart of the Azores and understand the archipelago’s intriguing volcanic history and geology without island-hopping or travelling far from this amazing resort.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO SAO MIGUEL ISLAND
FLY TO SAO MIGUEL ISLAND

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.

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 driving through the spectacular scenery, rolling hills and picturesque villages. (B)

Accommodation
Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort
DAY 3
HALF-DAY WHALE WATCHING EXCURSION
HALF-DAY WHALE WATCHING EXCURSION

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)

 

 

Accommodation
Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort
DAY 4
FURNAS VALLEY
FURNAS VALLEY

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)

Accommodation
Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort
DAY 5
FLY TO THE UK

This morning, drive to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £930 per person

Price Includes

  • Round trip international flights between the UK and the Azores
  • All airport taxes 
  • 4 nights accommodation in a Blue and Green Villa at the Santa Barbara Eco-Beach Resort
  • Meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Car hire throughout in a Group B car (Punto size car or similar) with unlimited mileage & CDW insurance, and an additional driver 

Price Excludes

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Car PAI insurance at €3.61 per day
  • GPS at €11.80 per day, payable locally
  • Fuel
  • Optional whale watching excursion

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

  • International flights from the UK are based out of London Heathrow via Lisbon with TAP Air Portugal. Regional flights are available (supplement may apply)
  • All flights are in economy class

Tour Route Map


  1. Azores, Sao Miguel

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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, four-star Scandinavian-style villas offer the perfect place to relax and unwind. There......

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