Walking in the Azores

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5.0 Based on 8 Reviews
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  • Trekking
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
  • Nature and bush walks
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Ponta delgada, Portugal
  • Ends Ponta delgada, Portugal
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  • Visit and explore four unique islandsEnjoy vineyards, volcanoes and hot springsWalk around the tranquil waters of Lagoa do FogoOptional whale watching on the free day
The trip Walking In The Azores starts and ends in Ponta delgada. It is a wildlife tour that takes 8 days taking you through Praia Do Areal De Santa Bárbara, Ponta delgada, Horta and 3 other destinations in Portugal. Walking In The Azores is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport and others.

It is hard to believe that the Azores are part of Europe. Born from the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean, this lush green archipelago of volcanic islands is a far cry from continental Portugal. Each of the nine islands has its own characteristics, from steep craters to abundant wildlife to sites of historical interest. All, however, are best explored on foot. We visit four of the most interesting islands, walking through UNESCO vineyards, lava plateaux (or 'fajas') and sunken volcanoes to showcase the Azores at their best.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 21 2019
5 - Excellent
Truly Wonderful
“A really lovely trip to The Azores. A packed itinerary with whale and dolphin watching and exploring the island landscape, which is one of a kind! We saw tropical dolphins, playful bottle nosed and common dolphins and the small striped dolphins. Some played around the boat racing with us across the waves. We saw pilot whales and the magnificent sperm whales. It was a rigid inflatable boat so we were close to the water and it was both fun and exciting.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 02 2019
5 - Excellent
Lovely walks in varied and interesting locations
“This is a short but packed easy walking trip guided by the brilliant knowledgeable and fun Bruno. From the lush heights overlooking lakes and craters to swimming in natural thermal pools to whale watching this trip has it all. Brunos enthusiasm for his country and love of his job meant he was totally engaged with the group. He probably would have crammed more into the itinerary if time had allowed.The islands of the Azores are stunning and have to be walked to be fully appreciated .”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 15 2018
5 - Excellent
Wonderful week in the Azores
“I've been to Portugal before, and was looking forward to experiencing another aspect of this country. This was my first trip with Exodus, and it was very impressive, start to finish. The daily outings, meals together, hotel choices, etc. were A+. Each island was unique and physically beautiful. The walks took us to places off the beaten path, which was exactly why I selected this trip.”
Walking n the Azores
5 - Excellent
  • On Apr 16 2017
“Walking in the Azores was as good as expected - the islands are quite stunning and to see so many islands in one week and to do so much made it very special. It is a busy trip but we managed to see quite a lot. The walking was varied but not difficult, I used a walking stick on most days when going downhill. The views are amazing when the weather is clear, it was mostly hot and sunny and when it rains lightly (which it probably will even in August) it is never for long.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Ponta Delgada.
  • Day 2: Walk around Lake Furnas; afternoon visit to Terra Nostra Botanical Gardens and tea plantations.
  • Day 3: Morning flight to Faial; visit to Scrimshaw Museum and trek from Trupes do Capelo to the Capelinhos volcano.
  • Day 4: Day trip to Pico; walk through UNESCO heritage site of the Santa Luzia Vineyards or take an optional climb to the summit.
  • Day 5: Ferry to Sao Jorge; trek to explore the Faja dos Cubres; evening return to Faial.
  • Day 6: Free time for optional whale watching excursion; evening flight to Sao Miguel.
  • Day 7: Morning transfer to Praia; trek to Lagoa do Fogo; afternoon visit to Sete Cidades to the Vista do Rei.
  • Day 8: End Ponta Delgada.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights 4-star hotels, all rooms en suite5 days guided walking; 1 free dayGroup normally 4 to 16, plus local leader. Min age 16 yrsAltitude maximum 2351m (on optional ascent of Mt. Pico), average 500mTravel by internal flights, private minivan and boats ,All breakfasts and 5 lunchesAll accommodation All transport (incl. internal flights) and listed activitiesInternal flights (for all bookings, land only and flight inclusive)Arrival & departure transfers for group flights
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Ponta delgada 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.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in the Azores tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 30 September 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 September 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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