Welcome to The Azores

The Azores contain two of Portugal’s 15 Unesco World Heritage sites – the vineyards of Pico and the old town of Angra do Heroismo on Terceira – and three biospheres (Graciosa, Flores and Corvo). The regional government has bolstered this with an award-winning network of natural parks and marine reserves to safeguard the unspoiled environment.

With liberalisation of the airline industry making the islands more accessible than ever before, the Azores look well placed to finally capitalise on their vast potential as a world-leading example of sustainable tourism.

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São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Nossa Senhora da Paz, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel, AzoresSecluded chapel in the mountains behind Vila Franca do Campo, with a gorgeous view over the town and the islet in the sea ahead.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Lagoa das Furnas, Sao Miguel, AzoresExplore the geothermal area by Furnas Lake and learn how the famous "cozido" traditional stew is slow cooked using only the natural steam of the volcano.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Poca Da Dona Beija, Furnas, Povoacao, Sao Miguel, AzoresPossibility of enjoy a relaxing thermal bath in natural volcanic hotsprings.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Caldeira das Furnas, Furnas, Povoacao, Sao Miguel, AzoresSee the geothermal hot springs in Furnas town.Taste sparkling waters rich in iron.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Furnas, Sao Miguel, AzoresExplore a unique town, entirely built inside the caldera of a volcano.Have lunch here, the famous "cozido" stew.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, Furnas, Povoacao, Sao Miguel, AzoresEnjoy one of the best views of São Miguel Island, over Furnas town and lake.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes, Sao Miguel, AzoresCheck the most beautiful waterfall of São Miguel island.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana, Sao Miguel, AzoresLearn all about the tea production process in an old factory that is like a living museum.Duration: 45 minutes

$67.36 Day Trips & Excursions

São Miguel West from Ponta Delgada with Setes Cidades

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lagoa do Fogo, Sao Miguel, AzoresThe most untouched and well preserved of the large lakes of São Miguel IslandDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, AzoresGeothermal area, surrounded by lush vegetation, with a small, beautiful water fallDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Ponta da Cintrao, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, AzoresBreathtaking coastal view, with the most beautiful cliffs of São Miguel IslandDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Viewpoint of Black Stones, Fenais da Luz, Sao Miguel, AzoresBeautiful lookout of a large extension of the North Coast of São Miguel island, with nice lava rock formationsDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Miradouro da Ponta do Escalvado, Varzea, Sao Miguel, AzoresAmazing coastal lookout over the town and islets of Mosteiros, on the westernmost part of São Miguel island, Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Lagoa Azul, Sao Miguel Acores, Sao Miguel, AzoresThe blue side of Sete Cidades twin lakes. The town of Sete Cidades is set on shore of the blue lake.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Caldeira das Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel, Azores5km diameter volcanic caldera that contains Sete Cidades lake and town.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Vista do Rei Miradouro, Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel, AzoresThe eternal postcard view of the Sete Cidades twin lakes.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel, AzoresTake a short walk over the famous trail that will take you to the most beautiful lookout of the entire Azores islands!Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Pico Carvao, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, AzoresAmple view over the island's outline from the mountains.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Arruda Pineapple Plantation, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, AzoresLearn all about the Pineapple growth cycle and its unique production process in São Miguel island.Duration: 30 minutes

$68.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo Tour Including Lunch

After departure from Ponta Delgada, take the road to the amazing sight of Vista do Rei belvedere, where we can enjoy the beautiful view of the Sete Cidades crater, "Blue and Green Lake." We continue the tour going down to the lakes, making several stops in different viewpoints and going near the margins of the twin lakes. Continue to the Mata do Canário, a natural park with a belvedere offering a different view of this unique landscape, and then to the Pico do Carvão road, with numerous small lakes, including "Empadas Lakes." Enjoy multiple perspectives of the north and south shores of the island. Stop for lunch, served in a local restaurant where you can savor typical azorean food. We continue our visit by discovering the city of Ribeira Grande, with its unique historical center dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. We end the day by ascending to Pico da Barrosa to the Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake) and the beautiful natural park with thermal pools, waterfalls and many different types of endemic plants, protected and untouched by man. Return to Ponta Delgada for drop-off at your accommodations.

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Sete Cidades Half-Day Tour

9 am - Pick up in Hotel or in city center9:20 am - Carvao viewpoint - you can see both the north and south sides of the island 9:30 am - Empadadas Lake, located around the volcano of Sete Cidades and is considered of unique natural beauty10:00 am - Canario Lake; a small, beautiful lake surrounded by untouched vegetation10:30 am - Vista do Rei viewpoint, one of the most famous viewpoints of Sete Cidades, overlooking the crater and south coast of the island11:00 am - Salto das freiras viewpoint.11:15 am - Santiago Lake a small vulcano crater which is located inside of the huge vulcano crater of Sete Cidades, a beautiful lake surrounded by untouched vegetation.11:30 am - Sete Cidades Church (center of the village, time for a break or coffee, 30 minutes) located at the bottom of the crater of the vulcano. A peaceful village where time seems to stand still12:00 pm - Escalvado (Mosteiros) viewpoint overlooks Mosteiros is a fishing village, famous for its great summer houses, beach, and natural pools made of lava formations. A great village to visit12:30 pm - Ilha sabrina or Ferraria viewpoint01:00 pm - Drop off at Hotel or City Center

$68.50 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-day Terceira Island Highlights Tour

If you like nature, landscape, culture, tradition, gastronomy and adventure, on the company of a tour guide, who will drive you to the best sites of  Terceira island, this is the perfect experience for you. You will see craters, pass by the city center Angra do Heroísmo (UNESCO), visit an empty volcano (algar do carvão), taste local food (alcatra de carne. Beef stew), wine and cheese, visit churches, experience how is living in the azores, know more about Terceira island its history, and traditions. The pick-up time at the accomodation is at 9:15, and the tour is in a van max. 8 passengers. 

$54.80 Shore Excursions

Ponta Delgada to Sete Cidades or Lagoa do Fogo Shore Excursion

Shore excursion tour to Sete Cidades:After exploring several lakes around the area, hop on an all-terrain ride for travel along the craters of Sete Cidades. Visit the small local parish.Shore excursion tour to Furnas:Meet the most romantic town in Portugal. In Furnas, hot spring water is neighbor to the fresh spring water inside a volcano. See vegetation and fumaroles competing. Enjoy Furnas lake shore (a small trail hike can be included if wanted) and see how a traditional Portuguese plate is done in Furnas.Shore excursion tour to Lagoa do Fogo:Enjoy the natural blue hue of the natural reserve, Fogo Lake. Visit the Caldeira Velha with its hot waterfall and natural pool for swimming. Explore a 4WD trail to a fresh water waterfall (a small trail hike can be included if wanted). Witness evidence of volcano activity at Ribeira Grande, a small town in Caldeiras

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