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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$68 Tours & Sightseeing

São Miguel East Full Day Tour with Furnas Including Lunch

Be at ease with your 9:00am morning pick-up from your hotel to meet your guide and join a small-group (up to 8 people) for an amazing personalized day trip to the East half of São Miguel island.Enjoy a spectacular view from Nossa Senhora da Paz, a secluded church in the mountains, which overlooks the entire town and the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo in the sea ahead.Continue to Furnas, a magical town built inside a volcanic caldera and enjoy some of the volcanic delights that the volcano offers to the locals. Observe the boiling 'fumaroles' (smoking holes) in action at Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas and watch the famous 'cozido' stew being pulled off the volcanic soil before enjoying it in a local restaurant for your included lunch. Still before lunch, some free time is allowed that you can use to visit Parque Terra Nostra or relax in the thermal pools of Poca Da Dona Beija (entrance to these attractions is not included), or explore more geothermal sites in Furnas town.In the afternoon, get to the crater’s top to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view at Pico do Ferro Viewpoint. Continue to Nordeste, the east coast of the island, with some majestic cliffs and make a mandatory stop at Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall.Finish with an afternoon cup of Azorean tea (complimentary) and learn how tea is made in the famous Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana.

$68 Tours & Sightseeing

São Miguel West from Ponta Delgada with Setes Cidades

Be at ease with your 9:00am morning pick-up from your hotel to meet your guide and join a small-group (up to 8 people) for an amazing personalized day trip to the West half of São Miguel island.Start with a visit to the pineapple greenhouses, just outside the city and learn the unique techniques used to grow this amazing fruit in the Azores.Then head to Sete Cidades, enjoying amazing views of the island along the mountain road. Discover the incredible Boca do Inferno Viewpoint, to many the best in the whole island, a picture that you'll never forget. You'll also be surprised by the beauty of smaller little-known lakes that exist in the area. Then arrive at the famous King's view, a postcard view, mandatory stop to any Azores visitor, over the entire Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Enjoy a very complete lunch in Sete Cidades, with wine and dessert included in the price!In the afternoon, explore some of the best coastal features of the island, namely the rocks of Mosteiros, a cave with a peculiar shape and the most gorgeous cliffs of the island near Ribeira Grande. Then visit Caldeira Velha, a natural monument of lush vegetation and geothermal activity. End your complete day in beauty with a view of Lagoa do Fogo, the most untouched of the large lakes of the Azores, surrounded by native vegetation. This tour is the best possible introduction to the Azores, with a great mix of mountain views, lakes, coastal lookouts and culture of the Azores.

$69.15 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.

$28.81 Kid Friendly

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

$69.15 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. 

$55.32 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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