Pamper package on Sao Miguel

Regions

São Miguel

Starting Point

Ponta Delgada

Best time to travel

All year

Recommended Length

4 - 5 days

Minimum Age*

Adventure Getaway

Activity Level **

3/5

The Azores main island of São Miguel comes with stunning scenery, short distances and a diverse selection of outdoor activities. Thanks to it's beautiful scenery, steaming hot springs and wide Atlantic waters São Miguel is already a great spot to relax and pamper yourself for a few days. Our São Miguel adventure getaway lets you explore some of the amazing geological heritage and scenery in an active way and also allows to pamper and treat yourself in style!

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

✓ get pampered with a geothermal spa treatment and romantic picnic in lush green nature
✓ learn about authentic local cooking and food on a cooking class in the countryside
✓ Sete Cidades lakes and Furnas geothermal area
✓ unwind and relax on a sunset cruise outside Ponta Delgada

 

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Day 1 - arrival - wine sunset cruise - overnight in Ponta Delgada
Day 2 - cooking class in the countryside - overnight in Ponta Delgada
Day 3 - picnic in the Terra Nostra Gardens - exclusive SPA experience at Terra Nostra - overnight at Furnas
Day 4 - Gorreana Tea plantation - Sete Cidades - Ponta Delgada culinary walking tour - overnight in Ponta Delgada
Day 5 - Departure

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1 - WELCOME TO THE AZORES -SUNSET WINE CRUISE
Welcome to Sao Miguel. After arrival, you will have time to explore the lively streets of POnta Delgada with its colorful marina and historic colonial building. You will then board a yacht to sail into the sunset outside of Ponta Delgada while sipping on local Azorian wines and nibbling on some tasty bites.
Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

DAY 2 - COOKING CLASS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
You will have an early start today as you will head to the countryside to learn about authentic Azorian cooking at a stately quinta. After some routine farm activities, you will collect the vegetables and other ingredients from the farms ground before retreating to the kitchen to start preparing your meal. Listen to the local stories, nibble on local goodies and enjoy a lough with new friends over a glass of wine before enjoying sumptuous feast in the later afternoon.
Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

DAY 3 - PICNIC AND SPA DAY AT TERRA NOSTRA
The geothermal area around Furnas is known for it's natural hot springs rising from the ground, the geothermal baths and the beautiful lush gardens. You will have the day to enjoy the beauty of the area in full as you will be treated to a romantic picnic in the park before being pampered with a special experience, including a special wellness treatment and time to relax in the natural jacuzzi. To round up this perfect day, you will enjoy a romantic dinner with a signature menu in a private atmosphere.
Overnight in Furnas.

DAY 4 - GORREANA TEA PLANTATION - SETE CIDADES - CULINARY WALKING TOUR
Gorreana tea plantation on the Northern coast of Sao Miguel is one of the two original Azorian tea producers from the 1th century. This authentic experience will offer you a glimpse into the traditional process of tea production, from visiting the fields for picking, seeing the production site to learn about the fermentation and drying process to observing the packing process. Of course, you will be able to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed local tea!
After lunch, you will head to the Northwest of Sao Miguel to visit the beautiful Sete Cidades lakes and enjoy the fabulous views over Sao Miguel and the Atlantic ocean.
Back in Ponta Delgada, you will round up the day with a delicious guided Ponta Delgada walking tour taking you to several unique bars and restaurants to get real local taste of Ponta Delgada and to learn about the culinary history of Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel and the Azores.
Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

DAY 5 - DEPARTURE
You will say goodbye to beautiful Sao Miguel and make your way back home.

 

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SERVICES INCLUDED

 

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- accommodation in upper class hotels
- private care hire for the entire trip
- activities, visits and tours as outlined, with a certified, English speaking guide where desired/required
- all taxes and insurances for the activities
- expert travel planning, trip preparation and 24/7 on-tour support

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TRAVEL TIPS

When to travel
The Azores can be visited all year round. Even though the Azores High is often responsible for sunny weather across Europe, almost any day on the Azores has four seasons. You will experience short intervals of rain showers and sunshine or strong winds followed by completely calm periods. Especially the northern coasts are exposed and experience turbulent waters and strong winds. The southern sides, especially on the higher islands, generally enjoy calmer and milder conditions. Quite often, the mountain ranges are covered in fog.
The eastern island of Santa Maria is the warmest of the islands and the further you travel west, the rougher the conditions get.
Temperatures on the Azores are moderate throughout the year with fairly mild winters and average around 14 degrees C in February and 28 degrees in August. Temperatures only drop slightly over night. Humidity is quite high with the high summer months July and August being hot and muggy. Rain spreads evenly over the months, but you will find much stronger winds over the winter months. Either way, you should always prepare with a windproof rain coat or jacket and a warm jumper between October and May.
The most popular time to travel to the Azores for many is between June and September with July and August being busy with foreign visitors. Capacity is limited, so it is recommendable to plan ahead if you are planning to travel over the high summer months. April to June and September and October are perfect for exploring the islands and for getting active.

How to travel
The Azores can be reached by plane with Ponta Delgada on Sao Miguel being the point of arrival. SATA/Azores airlines offers direct flights from a number of places in Europe and North America and there are also connections from Europe with Ryanair, SWISS or TAP.
SATA/Azores Airlines offers regular flights between the islands for affordable rates, which is the fastest and easiest way to get around. There are also regular ferry connections between the islands, which are a good option for shorter rides, for example between Sao Jorge, Faial and Pico. Some of the ferry services do not operate daily and only in the high season.
The easiest way to get around on the islands is by rental car or chauffeur driven service. We also offer the possibility to offer day trips where the transport is automatically included.

Travelling with children
Portugal is very kids friendly in general, cots and high chairs are available in most hotels upon request. Smaller, kids-sized portions are available in almost any restaurant.
The scenery across the islands is green and lush, making it a fantastic outdoor destination to enjoy nature, volcanic heritage, culture and thermal hot springs. Hiking, cycling and guided walking and sight-seeing tours are suitable for any age, but usually a minimum age of eight years or older is required for some of the more physical activities like canyoning or coasteering. If you have any concerns, please talk to us and we will be happy to help you pick the right activities.
You will not find many beaches on the Azores, but older kids will love to explore the volcanic coastline and the crystal clear waters on snorkeling and swimming adventures. Whale watching tours are leaving from various locations across the islands and make for a wonderful trip to enjoy with the whole family.

What to bring
Temperatures climb well over 25 degrees over the day in the summer months, but the climate remains humid and you should prepare for rainy episodes, so a waterproof jacket should always be at hand. Light clothes are recommended if you are travelling in summer, but you should also pack for some lower temperatures and wind if you are planning on climbing Pico mountain or boarding a whale watching tour. If you are travelling outside the summer months, you should bring a few warm jumpers. Further, a sunhat, sunglasses and sun lotion will be useful.
A proper camera is indispensable to capture the beautiful landscape and the fantastic view. For hiking tours, bring a waterproof backpack to store your essentials and some proper (ideally waterproof) hiking shoes/boots.

 

For more practical travel advise and general information on visiting the Azores, please follow the link below.

 

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* The minimum age is based on the overall tour, some activities can require a higher minimum age, this will be advised at proposal stage. While not all activities are suitable for very small children, we are happy to tailor the tour to meet your specific wishes and needs.

**  The activity level is based on the amount of tours and activities included (1 - few tours and activities with a lot of free time, 5 - a lot of tours and activities with little free time). The activity level does not reflect the difficulty of the activities or tours included. Itineraries can be tailored to match the preferred level of activity.

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