From  £1735
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore Sao Miguel and Santa Maria on this twin-centre holiday
  • Walk through the unique red desert of the Azores
  • Witness the blue and green lake as you walk through the valley of Sete Cidades
  • View Santa Maria from the highest point of the island
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Walk & Relax in the Azores

8 Day Tour, from £1735 per person

Explore two of the Azores' most picturesque islands on this 8-day walking holiday to São Miguel and Santa Maria.

Follow the trails that reach the highest points of the islands and marvel at magnificent views of lush green landscapes, mountains, crater lakes, hidden waterfalls and traditional whitewashed houses during this delightful program. 

Both islands are uniquely spectacular. São Miguel is home to some of the archipelago’s most iconic natural scenery and is the most popular of all nine islands. Lesser-know Santa Maria, in stark contract, is where visitors will find rural communities which remain virtually undisturbed by tourism.

Designed to introduce travellers to the natural surroundings, walking tours allow you to get under the skin of both the landscapes and communities that call these two islands home, without being too long or strenuous. An ideal option for an active travellers and nature seekers alike.

Tour Itinerary

Ponta Delgada

Arrive São Miguel and transfer from the airport to your hotel for a 2 night stay. Check in and the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Sao Miguel Park Hotel
Stunning Sete Cidades Lake - Sao Miguel

After breakfast enjoy a walk to Sete Cidades, one of São Miguel’s most famous natural wonders, to visit the large crater with its blue and emerald lake. The crater itself stretches over three miles, so the views around the region are immense. Today’s walking route takes in the beautiful views of the island, spanning the crater lakes and the coast, before walking down to the village of Sete Cidades. Afterwards, transfer back to the hotel. (B) 

Sao Miguel Park Hotel
 Gonçalo Velho lighthouse, Santa Maria Island

Begin today’s walk at the Santo Espírito Church and head down through Maia village to reach the old Whaling Factory in Ponta do Castelo. This route passes a traditional windmill, the Ribera do Aveiro waterfall and the Gonçalo Velho lighthouse, as well as skirting through some traditional vineyards. After the walk, transfer to the airport and take a short flight back to São Miguel. (B)

Sao Miguel Park Hotel
 Lagoa do Fogo, the Azores

After breakfast walk to Lagoa do Fogo - the 'Lake of Fire'. This stunning, deep blue lake is one of the most famous and iconic sights of São Miguel. The crater lake is situated  in the centre of the island and is surrounded by hydrangea bushes which bloom in bold blues and pinks during the spring. It’s a long hiking route today but it’s worth it as the day takes in the best of the local scenery, ranging from mountains and hilltop viewpoints to meandering valleys. The walk concludes at the shore of the lake where there is time to relax and enjoy a swim. (B)

Sao Miguel Park Hotel

Transfer to the airport for the flight to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1735 per person

Price Includes

  • Return international flights from the UK to the Azores
  • Return domestic flights between the islands of São Miguel and Santa Maria 
  • All airport taxes
  • 7 nights accommodation in hotels as specified
  • Meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Transfers between accommodation and each walking tour as per itinerary
  • Walking guidebook with trail descriptions and maps

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals other than specified
  • Local walking guide
  • Optional excursions

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Price Notes

  • Price based on two people sharing for departures from 26 Mar - 24 Apr & 29 Oct - 22 Dec 2024
  • International flights from the UK are based out of London via Lisbon in economy class. Regional flights are available (supplements may apply)

Tour Route Map

  1. Azores, Sao Miguel
  2. Azores, Santa Maria

Tour Accommodation

Sao Miguel Park Hotel
Sao Miguel Park Hotel
Sao Miguel Park Hotel Located in the centre of Ponta Delgada, around the corner from the city's botanical gardens, São Miguel Park Hotel offers a great base from which to explore the......

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