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Tours Walking Azores

Azores Walk Tour

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from 1,585€
  • Difficulty
  • Duration
    7
    Days
  • Guided

“Untouched with beautiful landscapes, meet the Azores Islands through its pure nature”

The Experience

Find yourself in the most untouched places of Azores, with a unique ecosystem. You will discover nature through the green paths and views of this island and through the living beings that make this place their habitat.

You will visit São Miguel Island, resulting of different volcano eruptions. Walking through the trails you will find human trace elements that brought security to those who lived there. Discover the lakes and protected areas, be dazzled with the views that some viewpoints offer. Because there is such a big weight in this island made by nature, the people that live here tried to build their heritage too. Experience this mixture between Man and Nature and get to know the traditions and ways of living here.

Reasons To Love It
  • Discover the beautiful trails full of astonishing landscapes
  • Experience snorkeling and find the species that live under the Ocean
  • Discover the rich culture and heritage of this island

Experience Itinerary

Arrival to Ponta Delgada airport. Transfer to White Azores Hotel where you will sleep.

After breakfast, in a guided tour follow the Sete Cidades hiking trail where you will meet the beauty of São Miguel island resulting from many different volcano eruptions in the last centuries and millenniums. The small craters resulting from these eruptions with the human effort to change the landscape in order to bring security, shelter and food is the essence of the trail.

When approaching the trail you will stop in one of the most spectaculars views of the huge Caldeira das Sete-Cidades: the viewpoint of Gruta do Inferno. Then in the viewpoint of Vista do Rei you will start hiking through the south rim, experiencing beautiful views from the lakes and also from the Ocean. After 5 km walking at the rim you will start to descend to the main crater. At Sete-Cidades village you will enjoy your picnic and the quietness of the small village. For some moments you will walk side by side with the Green Lake and then start ascending towards Vista do Rei where you will experience again amazing views from the lakes.

Depending from conditions and tide, you can enjoy some hot baths and snorkeling.

Sleep at White Azores. (6km + 544m )

After a delicious breakfast, you will know one of the most untouched and beautiful lakes of the island. You will be guided through a walk toward the youngest stratovolcano of the island and through natural protected areas. 

The trail starts in the south part of the island in a beaten earth track. You will start ascending until reaching a water channel from which the trail runs for more or less 2 km. Find yourself in a more open area with big slopes and after passing through several springs we will reach the lake. After resting and enjoying the picnic lunch, enjoy the majestic views of the Ocean and the southern coast of São Miguel island.

You can visit Caloura or Água D’Alto beaches, dive in the Atlantic Ocean and do some snorkeling.

Sleep at White Azores. (12km + 581m )

After breakfast, say goodbye to White Azores and go to the east side of São Miguel island to a small village called Faial da Terra. It is a mixture of Nature and the Human Heritage of different generations and families trying to domesticate this dramatic landscape.

This day will start at Faial da Terra with a guided tour where you will walk side by side with a beautiful stream, passing in several orchards, wooden bridges and old paths used in ancient times. Walking inside the forest you will start to descend until the magic and unexpected waterfall of Salto do Prego. If you want you can refresh yourself with a dip in the crystalline waters. When returning you will pass through an old and once abandoned village of Sanguinho that is now starting to recover a new life. You can expect to be totally immersed in the past.

Stop by the viewpoint of Pico dos Bodes with an astonish view of the Ocean and the Mountains. During warm seasons you can enjoy the Atlantic Ocean in Povoação or Ribeira Quente where you can refresh yourself if you feel so. During other seasons you can enjoy some baths at the thermal springs in Furnas or a walk around.

Sleep at Furnas Boutique Hotel. (4,5km + 220m)

After breakfast at Furnas Boutique Hotel, feel free to discover the island with your own eyes and pace. Wonder through the true beauty of this island, discover the habits of this population, taste the local gastronomy and rest for the next day.

Enjoy the thermal springs of Terra Nostra or Poça da Dona Beija and try the famous “cozido”, a meat and vegetable stew that is cooked slowly in the “fumarolas”, an underground cooking hole in the steamy lakeside of “caldeira das Furnas”.

Sleep in Furnas Boutique Hotel.

After a breakfast full of details, be prepared for the guided trail on the North Coast of the island, always with the Ocean on sight. Pass by small beaches and small waterfalls that lead to the sea. After 6km walking, you can either end the day with some snorkelling at Baia da Maia or with a visit to tobacco museum or tea factory of Gorreana, with an incredible landscape.

Sleep in Furnas Boutique Hotel. (6km + 224m)

After the breakfast, a transfer will leave to the airport. It will be hard to say goodbye, but we hope to see you again soon. We’re certain that you’ll feel the same way too.

Itinerary Map

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Important Information

PRICE

The price of the program is from €1585 per person on a double room.

INCLUDES

- 6 nights’ accommodation with breakfast; 
- 4 full days of guided tours;
- Welcome reception at the hotel with information about the programme;
- Pic-nic to go on the activity days; 
- 1 dinner at first hotel (drinks not included); 
- Transfer of luggage between accommodations; 
- Travel insurance;
- Transfers from/to airport.

EXTRAS

Dinners; Extra Activities.

Couldn’t find what you were looking for? We would ♥ to reduce, increase, modify, change, and finally we can do the tour depending on your interests and availability. Contact us: info@welovesmallhotels.com.