- duration 8 days
- tour type Small group
- age requirement 16-95 yrs
- max group size 16
- guiding method Fully guided
- Tour Code BM-37192
- Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Starts/Ends Ponta delgada, Portugal
- Visit and explore four unique islands
- Enjoy vineyards, volcanoes and hot springs
- Walk around the tranquil waters of Lagoa do Fogo
- Optional whale watching on the free day
Step into otherworldly landscapes, ecological wonders and geological diversity unlike anywhere else on earth with this gentle walking tour led by Naturalist and renowned guide Madalena Patacho through the treasures of Portugal’s remote Azores islands. While Madalena has led tours across the globe, it’s truly sharing her passion for the treasures of her homeland and people that she looks forward to the most. She will immerse you in the history, culture, cuisine and biodiversity of this emerald green archipelago and this particular region is a world leading example of sustainable tourism by both land and sea. Enjoy volcanoes, hot springs, vineyards, beaches, whale watching, historic botanical gardens, tea plantations and – even opt to spend a day and pilgrimage to climb Portugal’s Mt. Pico if you dare. With food so incredible it’s worth the trip; enjoy wines from vineyards just down the way, mouth-watering seafood, mind-blowing local cheeses, farm fresh produce and sustainable seafood fresh from the sea – Madalena cannot wait to share with you all the jewels of the Azores. Madalena Patacho
Madalena grew up surrounded by Portugal’s maritime history in Belém, where she dreamed about exploring the oceans. Her love for the sea led her to study marine biology and receive a master’s degree in Natural Resources Management, specializing in Ecotourism. After graduating, Madalena moved to Príncipe Island, off the west coast of Africa, and worked with local communities on the implementation of a responsible tourism project.
Madalena’s biggest passion is traveling the world and connecting with different cultures, exploring the wilderness, and embracing local experiences. Since graduating, she has traveled to Central & South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Arctic. When she is not on an expedition exploring the world, she is a naturalist at the aquarium, Oceanário de Lisboa, raising awareness on ocean conservation and biodiversity.
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
Day 6: Free time for optional whale watching excursion; evening flight to Sao
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.
- All accommodation All transport (incl. internal flights) and listed activities
- All breakfasts and 5 lunches
- Internal flights
- Travel insurance
- Single accommodation (available on request)
- Visas or vaccinations
- International flights
- Earn US$ 124+ in travel credits.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in the Azores with Madalena Patacho tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 06 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 06 December 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Walking in the Azores with Madalena Patacho 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 with Madalena Patacho 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.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.
- Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
- Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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