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Portugal Azores Road Trip and Whale Watching

  • Sport and adventure
Azores has been awarded several tourism awards during recent year, like a spot on the world top 10 sustainable destinations (ITB award) and awarded the most beautiful place in the world (by Belgian Dutch edition of National Geographic), which we are very happy about. Azores loads to offer! For example, it is one of the best destinations in the world for whale-watching. This tour offers t...

Azores has been awarded several tourism awards during recent year, like a spot on the world top 10 sustainable destinations (ITB award) and awarded the most beautiful place in the world (by Belgian Dutch edition of National Geographic), which we are very happy about. Azores loads to offer! For example, it is one of the best destinations in the world for whale-watching. This tour offers the opportunity to visit this beautiful archipelago, namely its two most important Islands, São Miguel and Terceira. And of course, other islands can be added upon request or if you desire a longer stay!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Island
    Island
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Volcano
    Volcano
  • Botanical observation
    Botanical observation

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Ponta Delgada

And one of the most beautiful islands in the world...

• Welcome to the Azores! Time to up your car at the airport.

• Depending on time of arrival, why not take a stroll in Ponta Delgada, the capital of this beautiful archipelago? 

Accommodation in Ponta Delgada, 3 star hotel or equivalent. 

Visited:
Ponta Delgada

Day 2: Explore the west side of São Miguel Island 

Lagoons, springs and natural pools

• Enjoy this day on the the island São Miguel

• The island is reached by car, and a drive alongside the coast and through the region of lagoons. 

• Explore the beautiful surrounding around Sete Cidades and neighboring lagoons.

• Why not go for a swim in Ponta de Ferraria, a hot spring in the middle of volcanic rocks.


Accommodation in Ponta Delgada, 3 star hotel or equivalent.

Visited:
Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Sete Cidades

Day 3: Discover the central area of Sao Miguel

Dramatic landscapes and volcanic scenery

• Time to hit the road and drive towards Furnas, your next stop.

• Discover the lagoons and the Furnas area, famous for its hot springs and fumaroles!

• In Furnas, don’t miss a plunge into the hot waters in one of the pools.

• Time for some local cuisine! Try the "Cozido das Furnas", a stew cooked through geothermal heat! 

Accommodation in Furnas, 3 star hotel or equivalent.

Visited:
Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Furnas

Day 4: Visiting the East side of Sao Miguel Island

 • Drive along the stunning coast to the eastern side of the island.

• Take a break at tea plantations in Gorreana or Porto Formoso, the only tea plantations in Europe.

• Before returning to Ponta Delgada, take a detour to Caldeira Velha: a geothermal phenomenon!

• Enjoy the view of Lagoa do Fogo at Caldeira Velha , the most beautiful lagoon in São Miguel

Accommodation in Ponta Delgada, 3 star hotel or equivalent.

Visited:
Furnas, Ponta Delgada, Caldeira velha , São Miguel Island

Day 5: Ponta Delgada to Terceira flight

• Head to Ponta Delgada’s airport and drop off your car, and pick up your new one at arrival in  Terceira Island.


• Depending on arrival, we suggest a visit to the center of Angra do Heroísmo: a UNESCO World Heritage 

• Or a walk in the beautiful Monte Brasil hill,  located on edge of the city encroaching into the Atlantic Ocean.

Accommodation in Angra do Heroísmo, 3 star hotel or equivalent.

Visited:
Ponta Delgada, Terceira, Angra do Heroísmo

Day 6: Terceira Island

Where volcanic scenery meets evergreen fields

• Take the day to explore both the inland and the coast of Terceira by car.

• Be sure to visit Algar do Carvão, an impressive volcanic chamber.

• Make a stop at the Serra do Cume viewpoint, for a beautiful view of the island and its impressive fields.

Accommodation in Angra do Heroísmo, 3 star hotel or equivalent.

Visited:
Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, Algar do Carvão

Day 7: Departure day

• Time to head to the airport of Terceira and drop of your car

We hope you have had a great stay, and wish to see you soon again! 

Visited:
Terceira, Angra do Heroísmo

Ponta Delgada São Miguel Island Sete Cidades Furnas Caldeira velha Terceira Angra do Heroísmo Algar do Carvão

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,410 / 7 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax4 pax6 pax
Price per person$1,520$1,390$1,190
Price per person for Whale watching tour (half-day)$120$120$120

Included in price:

  • Accommodation in 3 stars hotels or equivalent
  • Rented car for 7 days
  • Road book with suggested itinerary and suggestions of places to visit and restaurants to eat in
  • Transfer from the airport
  • Breakfast included
  • Entrance to local sites

Not included in price:

  • Flights
  • Flight between São Miguel and Terceira
  • Entrance fees to monuments/attractions
  • Meals and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Repatriation assistance / insurance
  • Activities not included in the program

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