- Walking tour
- Natural landmarks sightseeing
- Art and architecture
- duration 14 days
- tour type Small group Request as private
- minimum participants 3
- age requirement 16- yrs
- max group size 16
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-17099
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Discover the best of five islands in two weeks
- Walk to thermal springs and around ancient calderas
- Take the opportunity to go whale watching
Discover the best of five Azores unspoilt islands; Sao Miguel, Terceira, Sao Jorge, Flores and Faial. This gentle walking holiday explores the beautiful and varied landscapes; crater lakes, extinct volcanoes, vineyards, thermal springs and craggy coastlines.
Sete Cidades - Crater walk with stunning views of the twin blue and green lakes
Whale watching - Opportunity to take a boat trip alongside whales and dolphins
Faja dos Cubres - Follow a hydrangea lined path down to this unique lagoon
Day 1 : Join trip in Ponta Delgada on the island of Sao Miguel
Day 2 : Enjoy lakeside walk, lunch among volcanic scenery and visit thermal pools
Day 3 : Walk around Sete Cidades, see the colourful crater lakes
Day 4 : Free day; optional boat trip to look for whales
Day 5 : Fly to Santa Cruz on Flores Island; option to visit Corvo Island by boat
Day 6 : Enjoy spectacular West Coast views on a hike to Faja Grande
Day 7 : Fly to Terceira Island where we stay in Praia da Vitoria
Day 8 : Walk to Baias de Agualva; disocver Biscoitos lava pools
Day 9 : Visit Angra do Heroismo town before flying to Sao Jorge Island
Day 10 : Walk through Caldeira de Cima gorge down to Faja dos Cubres
Day 11 : Free day with a choice of optional walks including ridge walk down to Faja Ouividor
Day 12 : Take the ferry to Faial Island; explore Horta
Day 13 : Full day excursion of the island. Walks at the Caldeira and Capelinhos volcano
Day 14 : Trip ends in Horta, Faial Island
- 13 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
- Hotel Neat Avenida (4 nights)
- Hotel Ocidental (2 nights)
- Hotel Teresinha (2 nights)
- Hotel Sao Jorge Garden (3 nights)
- Azoris Faial Garden (2 nights)
- Public Bus
- Explore Tour Leader
- Boat Crew
- Any international flights to Ponta delgada and from Horta are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Walking in the Azores tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
- Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in the Azores tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 25 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 November 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Walking in the Azores tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Walking in the Azores tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR) within 72 hours of departure.
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